One of the interesting aspects of fantasy flex rankings is that it presents you with a snapshot of how the elite running backs compare to the stud wide receivers. For example, Le’Veon Bell is baaaack and crushing it week to week, while Julio Jones has returned to planet earth, and may remain grounded for at least one more week facing Seattle.
Speaking of the Seahawks, Christine Michael has been tearing it up much to his owners’ delight. A sleeper favorite for many for several years running, he’s finally breaking out. But where does he rank for Week 6 coming off of a bye and facing an Atlanta defense that appears vulnerable but played pretty well in Denver last week?
Some other running back questions that need to be answered include, is this the week Lamar Miller finally has a big game? If Jamaal Charles is healthy and says the “training wheels will be off” where does he fit in these rankings? Can you trust him?
These questions and so many more are answered in the rankings below. The flex position can be the most difficult one to determine which player is your best option in a given week. Hopefully these rankings will help you make up your mind, but when in doubt you can always throw a dart or flip a coin. No matter the outcome, have fun!
Teams on bye: Minnesota, Tampa Bay
— Rankings by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA. Meyers' work appears on many other sites, including socalledfantasyexperts.com. Follow him on Twitter @FantsyChillpony.