Flex rankings are back for our Week 3 of the fantasy football season. And while many of the same names appear near the top, there also are some fast risers thanks to strong starts.
On the running back front, Kareem Hunt and Jay Ajayi have each skyrocketed up the rankings. Both have favorable matchups this week and should continue to see heavy volume.
Pittsburgh’s duo of Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell remain at the top and this week gets a vulnerable Bears secondary. Injuries are already leaving their mark as well. For example, Sam Bradford’s knee injury seems to negatively impact Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen, while it may somewhat boost the value of Dalvin Cook and Kyle Rudolph.
Also guys, like DeMarco Murray, Jordan Howard, A.J. Green and Mark Ingram, to name a few, that were initially considered relatively safe fantasy options have become early-season question marks and find themselves trending in the wrong direction as it relates to these rankings.
As always, this is a fluid situation so expect these and our other positional rankings to change all the way up to kick off.
— 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.
(Kareem Hunt photo courtesy of www.kcchiefs.com)