- Mar 6, 2018
Fantasy football flex and superflex rankings for Week 1ESPN PLUS ($ MATERIAL)
Welcome to the 2021 fantasy football season and the newest version of our weekly flex rankings, the debut of the Superflex 150! This season, we decided to add quarterbacks to these PPR rankings and extend the list deeper than ever. Why? Well, we know many of you now compete in Superflex formats that invite/covet second quarterbacks in starting lineups, thus the adjustment. It may look odd to see the lowest-ranked fantasy passers ranked ahead of typical RB2 and WR2 options, but the potential point impact demands it. If your league is of the standard flex variety, just ignore the presence of quarterbacks. Regardless, good luck in Week 1 and beyond!
1. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers: We all await him averaging 30 PPR points again, but over 17 weeks!
2. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Chiefs: First-round pick, if not first overall, in Superflex formats, for obvious reasons.
3. Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals: Will be interesting to see how his fantasy performance is affected if he really does run less.
4. Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens: He should run even more. Just. Stay. Healthy.
5. Tom Brady, QB, Buccaneers: We should all be so productive when we hit 40. Guess I will find out soon! LOL!
6. Josh Allen, QB, Bills: Give him credit for amazing strides in throwing accuracy last season. Should be awesome for a long time.
7. Dalvin Cook, RB, Vikings: Only concern is health, but he is surely healthy this week.
8. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints: Few doubt the skills, but there is a new QB leading the way.
9. Davante Adams, WR, Packers: He got his old quarterback back, and could not be happier.
10. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs: Rare to find a tight end ranked so well, but every season the numbers are there.
11. Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs
12. Dak Prescott, QB, Cowboys: Certainly one to watch early on for the shoulder injury. Team says, of course, that all is well.
13. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers
14. Russell Wilson, QB, Seahawks
15. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals
16. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans: Rare to find a running back with so little impact in the passing game still awesome in PPR formats.
17. DK Metcalf, WR, Seahawks: Would not be surprising to see him end up as fantasy's top wide receiver.
18. Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills
19. Jalen Hurts, QB, Eagles: Intriguing situation, because his running ability makes him a hot commodity. The Eagles may not be all-in here.
20. Justin Herbert, QB, Chargers
21. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Titans
22. Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons: Will not miss his former teammate and future Hall of Famer. Ridley was awesome last season no matter what.
23. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings
24. A.J. Brown, WR, Titans: He gets to play with Ridley's former teammate and again, it should not greatly change the statistical dynamic or fantasy value.
25. Jonathan Taylor, RB, Colts
26. Antonio Gibson, RB, Washington: Could be an underrated offense in Washington, with Gibson ready to emerge as a star.
27. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns
28. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers: Why not another 92-catch season? It starts this week.
29. CeeDee Lamb, WR, Cowboys: The best of Prescott's options.
30. Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington
31. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers
32. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Washington: There will be some turnovers, but the veteran surely shows confidence throwing the football downfield.
33. Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams
34. Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars: Top-notch skills, intriguing players and coaching around him. Stardom must be pending.
35. Baker Mayfield, QB, Browns
36. Matt Ryan, QB, Falcons
37. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers: Pick a Brady receiver, one cannot go wrong. Evans is the touchdown maker.
38. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers
39. James Robinson, RB, Jaguars: With Travis Etienne Jr. out, expectations for Robinson suddenly returned to 2020 levels, at least.
40. Aaron Jones, RB, Packers
41. Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings
42. Allen Robinson II, WR, Bears: Rough Week 1 matchup, and rough Week 1 quarterback.
43. Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals
44. David Montgomery, RB, Bears
45. Najee Harris, RB, Steelers: Seems guaranteed for high volume as a rookie, and should factor into passing game as well.
46. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys
47. Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles: Eagles have options if he cannot hold on to the football, or cannot stay healthy.
48. George Kittle, TE, 49ers
49. Darren Waller, TE, Raiders
50. Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Chiefs: Ankle injury may keep volume down a bit early on, but he remains a trusted option.
51. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants: You may think you know about his volume, but the Giants may not even know. Certainly some risk here.
52. Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals
53. Kirk Cousins, QB, Vikings
54. Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers
55. Tyrod Taylor, QB, Texans: Keeping company with reliable veterans in these rankings, because he can be a surprise fantasy asset.
56. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Dolphins: Possesses the skills to be great, and Miami surrounded him with better receivers this season.
57. Mac Jones, QB, Patriots
58. Zach Wilson, QB, Jets: Well, it is the Jets, but perhaps Wilson can overcome it.
59. Sam Darnold, QB, Panthers: Be willing to give him a chance.
60. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Broncos
61. Jameis Winston, QB, Saints: There will be interceptions, unless the Saints really play it safe, which they may.
62. Carson Wentz, QB, Colts
63. Derek Carr, QB, Raiders
64. Jared Goff, QB, Lions: Not a good offense, but he is a competent quarterback.
65. Daniel Jones, QB, Giants
66. Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, 49ers
67. Andy Dalton, QB, Bears: Week to week, much like all of us.
68. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks
69. Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys
70. Robert Woods, WR, Rams
71. Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams
72. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers: Would have surpassed 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie, if healthy. Ah, always the "if healthy" part.
73. Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens: It is his backfield, and he can do what he wants with it. Invest.
74. Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks
75. Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers: One of several Steelers receivers that may reach 1,000 receiving yards. Or all of them may do it.
76. DJ Moore, WR, Panthers
77. Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers
78. Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals: Burrow has plenty of receivers as well. Higgins should be the best of them.
79. Julio Jones, WR, Titans: Name gets him overrated a bit, but he remains a productive player when on the field. Make sure he is on the field.
80. Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders: Odd situation here in that Jacobs better produce, or he may end up sitting.
81. Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers
82. Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals
83. D'Andre Swift, RB, Lions: Groin injury remains an issue, and it should compromise his Week 1 volume. We just do not know how much.
84. Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans
85. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers
86. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Broncos: Obvious breakout possibilities, but difficult Week 1 matchup.
87. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals
88. Mike Davis, RB, Falcons
89. Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, Rams: Health is the only thing worrying us, but he looks to be healthy today.
90. Damien Harris, RB, Patriots: Not a pass catcher, but should score more touchdown runs now that Cam Newton is gone.
91. Myles Gaskin, RB, Dolphins: Preseason scare about his place on the depth chart is over now.
92. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys
93. Chase Claypool, WR, Steelers
94. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens
95. Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers
96. Kenny Golladay, WR, Giants
97. Antonio Brown, WR, Buccaneers
98. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns: Overrated for fantasy.
99. Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns: Underrated for fantasy.
100. Jamaal Williams, RB, Lions: Rated pretty well for fantasy, especially this week with Swift not as swift as usual.
101. Sony Michel, RB, Rams: Make sure he is rostered in your league, because Henderson is not the most durable fellow.
102. Kenyan Drake, RB, Raiders
103. DeVonta Smith, WR, Eagles: Heisman-winning rookie has mad skills, but can his quarterback find him enough?
104. Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens: Because his quarterback does not find him enough.
105. DJ Chark Jr., WR, Jaguars
106. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jaguars
107. Leonard Fournette, RB, Buccaneers: Get ready for another frustrating season of relying on Tampa Bay running backs.
108. Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers
109. Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos
110. Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns
111. Marquez Callaway, WR, Saints: Figures to get enough targets to matter, and Michael Thomas is not playing this month.
112. Kyle Pitts, TE, Falcons: Exciting rookie should make his mark right away.
113. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Lions
114. James Conner, RB, Cardinals
115. Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos: Perhaps Broncos will be patient, but this rookie is ready to take over the backfield. Expect a higher ranking in future weeks.
116. Melvin Gordon III, RB, Broncos
117. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Texans: Former Bronco is better than most think. Appealing flex option this week.
118. David Johnson, RB, Texans
119. Marvin Jones Jr., WR, Jaguars
120. DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins
121. Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington
122. Michael Carter, RB, Jets: Give it time.
123. J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington: Now we come to the pass-catching, running back section. Hey, McKissic outscored all but 16 running backs in PPR last season. Not bad.
124. James White, RB, Patriots
125. Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts
126. Michael Pittman Jr., WR, Colts
127. Corey Davis, WR, Jets
128. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers
129. Logan Thomas, TE, Washington
130. Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots
131. Zack Moss, RB, Bills: Potential for 1,000 rushing yards, but needs to find the end zone, too.
132. AJ Dillon, RB, Packers
133. Trey Sermon, RB, 49ers
134. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Bengals
135. Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles
136. Henry Ruggs III, WR, Raiders: Tough matchup vs. Ravens, and we should still expect future breakout.
137. Devin Singletary, RB, Bills
138. Giovani Bernard, RB, Buccaneers
139. Damien Williams, RB, Bears
140. Tony Pollard, RB, Cowboys
141. Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears
142. Mecole Hardman, WR, Chiefs
143. Parris Campbell, WR, Colts
144. Alexander Mattison, RB, Vikings: One of the top backup situations in the league.
145. Malcolm Brown, RB, Dolphins
146. Noah Fant, TE, Broncos
147. Jonnu Smith, TE, Patriots
148. Carlos Hyde, RB, Jaguars: A bit underrated, and in a decent position should Robinson struggle.
149. Jaylen Waddle, WR, Dolphins
150. Tyrell Williams, WR, Lions: And our first No. 150 of the young season, the pride of Western Oregon!