Flex rankings: Let the games begin!

Updated: September 5, 2012, 4:39 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
Welcome to the first fantasy flex rankings of the 2012 NFL season! If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know what this list is all about. If you're new, welcome, and here's the deal: We combine the top running backs, wide receiver and tight ends -- they are eligible for your flex position in ESPN standard leagues this season! -- into one tidy list to help you compare players across positions. By no means should this decide your actual lineups, but like all the information available to you on ESPN.com, use it as a guide.

In general, the staff rankings, of which you can sort individually by expert, and these rankings should answer most of the questions you're wondering about, and you also can ask us in chats or on Twitter (I am @karabellespn). So take a look, and hopefully we save you time! By the way, I'm scheduled to chat every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. Here is today's link.