Filling the flex spot on a fantasy football team is difficult to begin with, but it gets even harder when four teams are on a bye and players are getting injured each week. Chicago Bears No. 1 wide receiver Allen Robinson falls into the flex range this week. He was drafted as a WR1 in most leagues, and he has not lived up to that this season. He hasn't had more than six receptions since Week 1. He has one touchdown on the season and has only topped 50 receiving yards twice. He's a risky flex; he's certainly not a WR1.
Jamal Agnew is another receiver who is a flex option, only his upside is greater than Robinson's. He has three games with five or more receptions (all three of the last three) and he has a touchdown in that span. Agnew's upside is greater than Robinson's, if fantasy managers are looking for someone to use in the flex spot.
NFL Flex Rankings: Week 9
Teams on bye: Detroit, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Washington
— 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.