Flex ranks: Law Firm, Fitz keep high ranks
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2. Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings: I won't go so far as to say he's better off with a rookie quarterback well, actually, in this case I will.
3. Fred Jackson, RB, Bills
4. Ray Rice, RB, Ravens: Eight carries last week? Really? He averaged 24 the prior two games. He'll get that many this week. Trade for him.
5. Frank Gore, RB, 49ers: In his worst rushing game over the past three weeks, he still had 125 yards.
6. LeSean McCoy, RB, Eagles: We know the Eagles can be run on, but McCoy is still the top running back in this matchup versus the Cowboys.
7. Calvin Johnson, WR, Lions: Honestly, even if Matthew Stafford doesn't play -- I think he will play -- I'd still rank Calvin this well.
8. Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, Giants
9. Mike Wallace, WR, Steelers
10. Wes Welker, WR, Patriots: He's matchup-proof. And the Steelers aren't exactly impenetrable defensively.
11. Steve Smith, WR, Panthers
12. Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jaguars: Was actually productive against the Ravens. I just can't understand why Blaine Gabbert doesn't throw to him more.
13. Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Steelers
14. Andre Johnson, WR, Texans: Make sure he plays, of course. It's looking iffy, though.
15. Ryan Mathews, RB, Chargers: I'm clearly a believer. The only thing that worries me with Mathews is his health.
16. Hakeem Nicks, WR, Giants
17. Dwayne Bowe, WR, Chiefs
18. DeMarco Murray, RB, Cowboys: I could see him finishing with roughly half of last week's rushing total which is still well over 100 yards, and makes him worth using.
19. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals: So what if Kevin Kolb locks in on him? Fitz is nearly a top-10 wide receiver, and his best matchups are still to come. This week is not one of them, however.
20. Marques Colston, WR, Saints
21. Chris Johnson, RB, Titans: If he can't run on the Colts, I guess we're just about outta hope.
22. BenJarvus Green-Ellis, RB, Patriots: Surprisingly, the Steelers can be run on, especially up the middle, right where the Law Firm likes to do his damage.
23. Jimmy Graham, TE, Saints
24. Vincent Jackson, WR, Chargers: There's some concern here, but a nationally televised ("Monday Night Football") game should motivate him.
25. Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys: Bryant will be open at times it's up to Tony Romo to find him.
26. Steven Jackson, RB, Rams: Kind of a shame that he must deal with the mess around him.
27. Miles Austin, WR, Cowboys
28. Darren Sproles, RB, Saints: Hey, a screen pass can be just as effective, if not more so, than a run up the middle. He's busy, and that's what matters.
29. Daniel Thomas, RB, Dolphins: Please tell me his durability won't be a long-term issue.
30. Brandon Marshall, WR, Dolphins
31. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals
32. Ryan Torain, RB, Redskins: We'd all like to think he's safe now that Tim Hightower is done for the season. That's what Coach Shanny wants you to think. But I don't think it.
33. Anquan Boldin, WR, Ravens: If only he was 10 feet tall, all those Joe Flacco overthrows Monday night would have looked like perfect spirals in the box score and the Ravens would have scored 30.
34. DeSean Jackson, WR, Eagles
35. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints: Might have to sit this one out, and it could make Chris Ivory relevant quickly.
36. Steve Johnson, WR, Bills
37. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Eagles
38. Knowshon Moreno, RB, Broncos: I ranked him far better than I thought I would. I actually thought Moreno would be decent this season. He hasn't been, but he's getting a chance now with Willis McGahee out.
39. Brandon Lloyd, WR, Rams: Looking good so far, and it might not matter who the quarterback is.
40. Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers: Many fantasy teams are depending on his health. He should be fine for this week, though.
41. Pierre Garcon, WR, Colts: Kind of an all-or-nothing type, eh?
42. Montario Hardesty, RB, Browns: The "other guy" is slated to get more touches, but I don't think the other guy will be as effective.
43. Jackie Battle, RB, Chiefs: It appears he's not in line for the goal-line touches, which could be a problem.
44. Mario Manningham, WR, Giants
45. Jonathan Stewart, RB, Panthers: The Carolina running back you want, but you still don't want him too much.
46. Pierre Thomas, RB, Saints
47. Aaron Hernandez, TE, Patriots: To me, he's clearly the Patriots tight end you want when both are healthy and active.
48. Sidney Rice, WR, Seahawks: Man, that was an ugly loss to Cleveland. Here's the question: Will he score a touchdown this week?
49. Nate Washington, WR, Titans: He and Matt Hasselbeck will bounce back nicely this week.
50. Maurice Morris, RB, Lions: Don't expect Jahvid Best to play for a few more weeks.
51. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys
52. Reggie Wayne, WR, Colts
53. Mike Tolbert, RB, Chargers
54. Ben Tate, RB, Texans: Perhaps too high of a rank, but he's clearly productive and doesn't need starter's touches.
55. Eric Decker, WR, Broncos: Giving this another week or two before pronouncing his hot start merely a mirage.
57. Delone Carter, RB, Colts: Nice stats in the 62-7 loss, but it still was a 62-7 loss. Hard to put much meaning behind those numbers.
58. Roy Helu, RB, Redskins: One of the fellows I'm buying low on, before it's too late.
59. Deion Branch, WR, Patriots
60. Jabar Gaffney, WR, Redskins: The Santana Moss injury opens the door for him.
61. Bernard Scott, RB, Bengals: I'm predicting a disappointing performance, actually. So many people have been waiting for the Cedric Benson suspension, but Scott couldn't even average three yards per carry against the Colts a few weeks ago.
62. Greg Little, WR, Browns
63. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos: Got the Tim Tebow targets, but I wouldn't compare Thomas to Carolina's Steve Smith yet, using the theory of the running quarterbacks zeroing in on one option.
64. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers: Well, at least he's a rich man.
65. Percy Harvin, WR, Vikings: Not giving up on him yet, but obviously there's a question he will play this week.
66. Peyton Hillis, RB, Browns: Must remain owned, and he could surprise this week, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
67. David Nelson, WR, Bills
68. Steve Breaston, WR, Chiefs
69. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots
70. Leon Washington, RB, Seahawks: Not much to like in the Seattle running attack.
71. Michael Jenkins, WR, Vikings: Had a nice Week 7, but he has been around long enough that we shouldn't expect a Brandon Lloyd-type emergence here.
72. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers: This guy is emerging, however.
73. Alfonso Smith, RB, Cardinals: He's Beanie Wells' replacement. I could see maybe 50 yards, albeit with a chance of a touchdown.
74. Victor Cruz, WR, Giants
75. Lance Ball, RB, Broncos: Could take some touches from Moreno.
76. Lance Moore, WR, Saints
77. Owen Daniels, TE, Texans
78. Michael Crabtree, WR, 49ers
79. Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Lions
80. Reggie Bush, RB, Dolphins
81. Mike Thomas, WR, Jaguars: It certainly seemed like Mike Sims-Walker was on the field twice as much as Thomas on Monday. This might be the last time Thomas is ranked here for awhile unless he picks it up this week.
82. Nate Burleson, WR, Lions
83. Keiland Williams, RB, Lions
84. Vernon Davis, TE, 49ers
85. Robert Meachem, WR, Saints
86. Braylon Edwards, WR, 49ers: He's back! And he's No. 86!
87. Brandon Jacobs, RB, Giants
88. Torrey Smith, WR, Ravens: I understand why he's interesting, but take away the one big game and what do you have?
89. Jason Hill, WR, Jaguars: Has been putting up decent numbers recently.
90. Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers
91. Davone Bess, WR, Dolphins: Love him in the points per reception formats.
92. Brian Leonard, RB, Bengals: One reason I'm not going gaga over Bernard Scott.
93. Early Doucet, WR, Cardinals
94. Ricky Williams, RB, Ravens
95. Jerome Simpson, WR, Bengals
96. Javon Ringer, RB, Titans: Don't look at his yards per carry and presume he'd be better than Chris Johnson. It doesn't really work that way.
97. Stevan Ridley, RB, Patriots
98. Anthony Armstrong, WR, Redskins: He's a sleeper choice who can get deep.
99. LaRod Stephens-Howling, RB, Cardinals: Sleeper choice in PPR formats.
100. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Steelers
Just missed: Justin Forsett, RB, Seahawks; Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers; Donald Brown, RB, Colts; Doug Baldwin, WR, Seahawks; Isaac Redman, RB, Steelers; Kendall Hunter, RB, 49ers; Danny Woodhead, RB, Patriots; Thomas Jones, RB, Chiefs.
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