Four teams are on bye in Week 6, and fantasy football owners may need to rely on players from their bench to fill the flex spot. Some lesser-known players are making their way onto fantasy rosters as a result of bye weeks and injuries. Byron Pringle stepped in when Sammy Watkins left injured. If Watkins and Tyreek Hill are both out in Week 6, Pringle will have fantasy value. He's currently ranked as one of the lowest wide receivers, but his value could rise.
Sometimes backup running backs hold fantasy value as well. David Johnson is ranked No. 3, but Chase Edmonds is RB43 and may be on the flex radar. Johnson was having back issues, and if he's even questionable heading into Week 6, Edmonds may be considered as a deeper league flex. In Week 5, Edmonds had 68 rushing yards, a rushing touchdown and three receptions for 18 yards.
Teams on bye: Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oakland
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 6
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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