Fantasy Football Week 1 Rankings: Reviewing Fringe Flex Players and Advice

September 13, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Thursday night, Dion Lewis displayed the value of a sneaky fantasy football flex play.
Riding the New England Patriots' revolving running back carousel, the 24-year-old amassed 120 total yards (69 rushing, 51 receiving) during a 28-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. With LeGarrette Blount serving a suspension and Jonas Gray surprisingly cut before the season began, Lewis seized the opportunity in his first game since 2012.
He's the first but far from last player to exceed expectations this season. Several benched and unowned guys will tear the house down while established commodities deliver duds. Nothing ever fully follows the script, but that shouldn't stop anyone from forming logical estimations for Week 1.
Here's a look at flex rankings, tailored for standard scoring, for the opening weekend. After that, let's dive deeper at players on the cusp of starting status.
RB Alfred Blue, Houston Texans (vs. Kansas City Chiefs)
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