The Week 11 fantasy flex rankings are here and it’s a good thing since last week did not go as planned for many of the big names. Players who had huge Week 9 performances, such as T.Y. Hilton, disappeared while some continued their strong play, including New Orleans’ backfield tandem of Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. Also has Robert Woods established himself as a legitimate WR1 with the Rams?
For Week 11, Pittsburgh’s dynamic duo of Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown remain top-five flex options, while studs such as Mike Evans and Julio Jones remain must-starts despite an extended stretch of disappointing performances.
There are a few fantasy-relevant players that are ready to come off of injured reserve or after being out for an extended period of time. So how should you value guys like Danny Woodhead or Dede Westbrook when they return, possibly this week? Playing them right away seems awfully risky with no concrete evidence of how involved they will be in the game plan.
Four teams are on bye and there are always injuries and other developments to monitor, including a potential quarterback change for Minnesota. This is something worth keeping an eye on as the switch from Case Keenum to Teddy Bridgewater could impact Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen moving forward. Both have been top-25 fantasy WRs this season (Thielen top five in some leagues) and that’s with Keenum getting the majority of the playing time after Sam Bradford got hurt.
And what about players like JuJu Smith-Schuster, Joe Mixon and Kenyan Drake? Are they flex-worthy must-starts? They have been playing like it, but there’s risk with each as well. These rankings will change leading up to kickoff on Sunday, so be sure to check back before setting your lineup.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Indianapolis, New York Jets, San Francisco
— 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.