DeAndre Hopkins once again tops my fantasy flex rankings for Week 6. I featured Hopkins in this space last week and I can't help but go back to him again. But Hopkins is on pace for another huge season with 45 catches and 528 receiving yards in the books already. And he's going up against the Cowboys this weekend. They say everything is bigger in Texas and I guess that includes the holes in the Dallas secondary too!
But if Hopkins is an actual flex option for you instead of your WR1 I will ask -- how is your four-team league going this year? So let's talk about someone much further down my rankings whom might actually be a flex option for you -- Darnell Mooney
Mooney has slowly and quietly pushed Anthony Miller out of Bears' WR2 spot. He has seen 19 targets the last three weeks. He should have scored easily this past week after juking the DB out of his cleats, but the Nick Foles pass was... how should we put this? Well, the baseball playoffs are still going, so to quote Harry Doyle, as played by the legendary Bob Uecker, was just a bit outside. If Foles can be just a little more accurate, I would not be surprised to see Mooney catch six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown this weekend. That would be the rookie's best professional game yet but my guess is that this is only the beginning.
Teams on bye: Las Vegas, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans, Seattle
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 6
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.
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