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Week 2 flex rankings: Look at Bradshaw, Taylor

Updated: September 17, 2009, 10:48 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
The thing that struck me about this week's flex options was how deep the running back position is. Of course, these are the same running backs from last week, but they just feel like they have better matchups than the wide receivers.

That might not be the case in future weeks. I'm not a big fan of Ronnie Brown, for example, but for him to land at No. 49 on this list, I admit, seems a tad low. Ahmad Bradshaw and Jamal Lewis also seem to have slipped a bit, but hey, there are so many running backs, and I obviously want to keep the order of each position intact, so when I combine the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends, this is how it shook out.

I've been asked a few times recently if I still believe running backs should get preferential treatment for a flex spot. No, I don't think that. I don't think I ever really felt that way, but it was always so easy to just assume your third running back was better than your third -- or fourth -- wide receiver, and thus you'd use him at the flex spot. I don't think that's the case anymore, but regardless, the goal is always to play your best option in that extra active roster spot. And don't forget, make the moves for your teams that you want to make. Rankings are just a guide, and one man's opinion at that.

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