Flex ranks: Victor Cruz jumps into top 10

Updated: October 4, 2012, 1:19 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
With four teams having a bye this week (Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), things get a bit tougher for fantasy football owners lacking strong flex options. That's why we're here to help. Here we are in Week 5, and the depth on this list doesn't match what it was a few weeks ago. Still, we fight on, combining the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends (especially the tight ends, one might say!), to form a tidy top 100 for those looking for advice when comparing options.

Of course, your teams are yours and should be managed with that in mind, but use these ranks and ESPN Fantasy in general as a guide, not a rule. Check out the Week 5 staff rankings, which you can sort individually by expert, and perhaps your question was answered either in my Wednesday chat wrap or will be by my colleagues today or tomorrow. You can also find me on Twitter (I am @karabellespn).