In Week 1 of the fantasy football season, most positions are locked and loaded with it being the first game, but if there any cases of second-guessing those tend to fall on the flex position(s). And even once injuries and bye weeks come into play, flex is typically the lineup spot that involves the most handwringing and headaches for fantasy owners.
The more options the better right? Well not always in fantasy football, but at least you have a helping hand in AthlonSports.com’s weekly positional rankings to help you determine who gets those coveted and hard-earned starting jobs in your fake teams from week to week.
Just remember there’s a slight wrinkle for Week 1 with the postponement of Tampa Bay-Miami to Week 11 because of the threat of Hurricane Irma. This means Jay Ajayi, Mike Evans, DeVante Parker, Jacquizz Rodgers, DeSean Jackson and Kenny Stills aren’t available for your flex spot(s).
— 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.