Chet Gresham's Week 7 Fantasy Football FLEX Rankings -Traditional

by Chet Gresham - on Twitter

To differentiate between all the "Start 'Ems" on Walt's Fantasy Football Start Em, Sit Em page, you can check out the Weekly Fantasy Football Rankings, so you can figure out whom to start between Player X and Player Y.

Below are my fantasy FLEX rankings and a set of links for my positional Weekly NFL Fantasy Football Rankings. Keep in mind that this list is for this week only; not the entire rest of the season. If you don't like my rankings, check out Walter's fantasy football rankings.

The rankings are based on a Traditional scoring system. Each player has's projected stats and standard scoring points.

Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | DEF | FLEX

Fantasy Football Weekly Rankings - PPR: RB | WR | TE | FLEX

But who do I start...

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  1. Todd Gurley, RB, Rams (at 49ers)
    The 49ers run defense is good but Todd Gurley is better.

  2. Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants (at Falcons)
    Barkley is the premier play this week for upside, as this Falcons run defense has collapsed.

  3. Adam Thielen, WR, Vikings (at Jets)
    The Jets weakness is defending wide receivers and the Vikings strengths are their wide receivers.

  4. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Giants (at Falcons)
    Beckham Jr. gets a great matchup, as the Falcons rank 29th in pass defense DVOA and have allowed the fourth most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.

  5. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals (at Chiefs)
    Kansas City's pass defense isn't as bad as they started the season but they're still bad and A.J. Green is a stud. Add in the fact that Kansas City will put up points to push the Bengals to throw more than usual and Green is set up for a big game.

  6. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys (at Redskins)
    Elliott just ran all over the Jaguars and has shown well despite the Cowboys passing game being subpar this year. Washington is a middling run defense that Elliott can beat.

  7. Kareem Hunt, RB, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)
    This is a strong matchup for Hunt, as Cincinnati has allowed 102.5 rushing yards at 4.85 yards per carry and 6.3 receptions for 50.8 yards per game to running backs.

  8. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons (vs. Giants)
    I think Jones does fine against Janoris Jenkins and puts up good reception and yardage numbers at home. If I felt at all confident that he'd find the end zone, I'd have him Top-2.

  9. Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints (at Ravens)
    The Ravens defense is good enough that the Saints will likely need some Kamar magic in this one. I expect a big target afternoon for him and you know what he can do with those targets.

  10. Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals (at Chiefs)
    KC allows the third most total yards and second most fantasy points to running backs and Mixon is used as the every down back with a strong 4.7 yards per carry so far.

  11. Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)
    Hill's not exactly boom or bust but he does fluctuate enough to not call him consistent but with patrick Mahomes at the helm, Hill is going to put up huge games like he did last week and his down games will still have some juice to them.

  12. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans (at Jaguars)
    Jalen Ramsey is a tough matchup but Hopkins finds ways to win enough to be a top play most weeks.

  13. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers (at Eagles)
    This is not a great matchup for McCaffrey but he remains a must start due to his usage and ability as a receiver.

  14. Stefon Diggs, WR, Vikings (at Jets)
    I really like this matchup for Diggs, as the Jets have allowed five 100 yard games to receivers this season along with the most targets per game.

  15. Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears (vs. Patriots)

  16. Robert Woods, WR, Rams (at 49ers)
    With Cooper Kupp out, Woods should be the lead target in a strong matchup.

  17. Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns (at Buccaneers)

  18. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints (at Ravens)
    This isn't a great matchup by any means and Thomas has seen his target numbers go way down over the last two games, but I believe they'll look to get him jumpstarted again and they'll need his ability against good DBs.

  19. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)
    Denzel Ward has been shadowing No. 1 receivers and doing a great job so far, so we probably need to lower our expectations, but Evans is still a must start.

  20. Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams (at 49ers)

  21. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)
    The Steelers tight ends just caught 14-of-17 targets for 129 yards against the Bengals and now Kelce gets to do his thing.

  22. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals (at Chiefs)

  23. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles (vs. Panthers)
    Ertz will continue to be a Top-3 play as long as he's getting the targets he has so far.

  24. Golden Tate, WR, Lions (at Dolphins)

  25. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers (vs. Titans)
    The Titans have allowed opposing No. 1 receivers to beat them regularly this season, with big games from Kenny Stills, DeAndre Hopkins, Alshon Jeffery and Michael Crabtree so far.

  26. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots (at Bears)

  27. Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions (at Dolphins)

  28. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  29. David Johnson, RB, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)
    Denver has allowed back-to-back 200 yard rushers for the first time in recorded history and this week the'll head to Arizona to take on David Johnson, who has been just okay compared to his elite fantasy standing in the past, but he's played well enough to be excited to start him against what is currently the worst run defense in the league statistically.

  30. James White, RB, Patriots (at Bears)

  31. David Njoku, TE, Browns (at Buccaneers)
    This game is set up well for Njoku, who has come on of late with Baker Mayfield looking his way and the Browns receivers getting injured. The Buccaneers have allowed the most yards and fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game so far and Njoku is poised to take advantage.

  32. Sony Michel, RB, Patriots (at Bears)
    This Bears/Patriots game is a tough one to map out but the ageless wonder Frank Gore just went for 100 yards on the ground against the Bears and Michel can as well if given the chance.

  33. Michael Crabtree, WR, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  34. Latavius Murray, RB, Vikings (at Jets)

  35. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Colts (vs. Bills)

  36. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants (at Falcons)

  37. Allen Robinson, WR, Bears (vs. Patriots)

  38. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  39. Josh Gordon, WR, NE ()

  40. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  41. Kerryon Johnson, RB, Lions (at Dolphins)

  42. John Brown, WR, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  43. LeSean McCoy, RB, Bills (at Colts)

  44. Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  45. Matt Breida, RB, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  46. Mark Ingram, RB, Saints (at Ravens)

  47. T.J. Yeldon, RB, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  48. Marvin Jones, WR, Lions (at Dolphins)

  49. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns (at Buccaneers)

  50. Austin Ekeler, RB, Chargers (vs. Titans)

  51. Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  52. Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  53. Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  54. George Kittle, TE, 49ers (vs. Rams)
    The Rams are vulnerable to tight ends and Kittle could be the best one they've faced all season.

  55. Eric Ebron, TE, Colts (vs. Bills)
    Kyle Rudolph and Jimmy Graham have both scored touchdowns against the Bills but no tight end has topped 55 yards against them. Ebron has been on a torrid touchdown pace this season and if Jack Doyle is out again, he remains a must start.

  56. Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  57. Keke Coutee, WR, Texans (at Jaguars)

  58. Jordan Howard, RB, Bears (vs. Patriots)

  59. Marquise Goodwin, WR, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  60. Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers (at Eagles)

  61. DeSean Jackson, WR, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  62. O.J. Howard, TE, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)
    Jared Cook is the only top end tight end the Browns have faced this year and he caught 8-of-13 targets for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Howard came back last week from his knee injury and looked no worse for the wear, scoring a touchdown and catching all four of his targets for 62 yards. Jameis Winston loves throwing to his tigh ends and Howard is the clear No. 1 now.

  63. Corey Clement, RB, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  64. Corey Davis, WR, Titans (at Chargers)

  65. Wendell Smallwood, RB, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  66. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  67. Marlon Mack, RB, Colts (vs. Bills)

  68. Sammy Watkins, WR, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  69. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers (at Eagles)
    Olsen got through his first game off his foot injury and played well enough to get him in your lineup, even in a tough matchup against the Eagles.

  70. Christian Kirk, WR, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)

  71. Alex Collins, RB, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  72. Taylor Gabriel, WR, Bears (vs. Patriots)

  73. Kenyan Drake, RB, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  74. Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  75. Chris Thompson, RB, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  76. Trey Burton, TE, Bears (vs. Patriots)
    New England did pretty well in holding down Travis Kelce last week on five receptions for 61 yards, but the week before gave up 100 yards and two touchdowns to Eric Ebron. The Bears will need to throw the ball to keep up with the Patriots and Burton should be a good part of that.

  77. Isaiah Crowell, RB, Jets (vs. Vikings)

  78. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Jets (vs. Vikings)

  79. Duke Johnson, RB, Browns (at Buccaneers)

  80. Ito Smith, RB, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  81. Will Fuller, WR, Texans (at Jaguars)

  82. Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  83. Damion Ratley, WR, Browns (at Buccaneers)

  84. Kyle Juszczyk, RB, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  85. Chester Rogers, WR, Colts (vs. Bills)

  86. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  87. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  88. Bilal Powell, RB, Jets (vs. Vikings)

  89. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)

  90. C.J. Uzomah, TE, Bengals (at Chiefs)

  91. Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams (at 49ers)

  92. Keelan Cole, WR, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  93. Willie Snead, WR, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  94. Antonio Callaway, WR, Browns (at Buccaneers)

  95. Kenny Stills, WR, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  96. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers (vs. Titans)

  97. Robby Anderson, WR, Jets (vs. Vikings)

  98. Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  99. Albert Wilson, WR, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  100. Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts (vs. Bills)

  101. Cole Beasley, WR, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  102. Tyrell Williams, WR, Chargers (vs. Titans)

  103. Donte Moncrief, WR, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  104. Austin Hooper, TE, Falcons (vs. Giants)
    Hooper has now put up back to back big games and both Calvin Ridley and Mohamed Sanu are injured. If one of them can't go I really like Hooper in this game, but even if they do, he's earned a Top-10 ranking.

  105. Frank Gore, RB, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  106. Dion Lewis, RB, Titans (at Chargers)

  107. Pierre Garcon, WR, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  108. Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  109. Javorius Allen, RB, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  110. Trent Taylor, WR, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  111. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings (at Jets)

  112. Evan Engram, TE, Giants (at Falcons)

  113. Paul Richardson, WR, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  114. Lamar Miller, RB, Texans (at Jaguars)

  115. D.J. Moore, WR, Panthers (at Eagles)

  116. Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots (at Bears)

  117. Taywan Taylor, WR, Titans (at Chargers)

  118. Benjamin Watson, TE, Saints (at Ravens)

  119. Ronald Jones II, RB, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  120. Danny Amendola, WR, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  121. Cameron Brate, TE, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  122. Charles Clay, TE, Bills (at Colts)

  123. Kapri Bibbs, RB, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  124. Ricky Seals-Jones, TE, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)

  125. Tre'Quan Smith, WR, Saints (at Ravens)

  126. Anthony Miller, WR, Bears (vs. Patriots)

  127. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Bills (at Colts)

  128. Cameron Meredith, WR, Saints (at Ravens)

  129. Geoff Swaim, TE, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  130. Adam Humphries, WR, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  131. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  132. Derrick Henry, RB, Titans (at Chargers)

  133. Spencer Ware, RB, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  134. Vernon Davis, TE, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  135. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Vikings (at Jets)

  136. Zay Jones, WR, Bills (at Colts)

  137. Alfred Blue, RB, Texans (at Jaguars)

  138. Allen Hurns, WR, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  139. Hayden Hurst, TE, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  140. Antonio Gates, TE, Chargers (vs. Titans)

  141. Carlos Hyde, RB, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  142. Chris Conley, WR, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  143. Mike Gesicki, TE, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  144. Justin Jackson, RB, Chargers (vs. Titans)

  145. Josh Doctson, WR, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  146. Dallas Goedert, TE, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  147. Jakeem Grant, WR, Dolphins (vs. Lions)

  148. Wayne Gallman, RB, Giants (at Falcons)

  149. Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots (at Bears)

  150. John Ross, WR, Bengals (at Chiefs)

  151. Devante Parker, WR, MIA ()

  152. Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles (vs. Panthers)

  153. Alex Erickson, WR, Bengals (at Chiefs)

  154. LeGarrette Blount, RB, Lions (at Dolphins)

  155. Zach Pascal, WR, Colts (vs. Bills)

  156. Ian Thomas, TE, Panthers (at Eagles)

  157. Deonte Thompson, WR, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  158. Gerald Everett, TE, Rams (at 49ers)

  159. Alfred Morris, RB, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  160. Jeff Heuerman, TE, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  161. Luke Willson, TE, Lions (at Dolphins)

  162. Torrey Smith, WR, Panthers (at Eagles)

  163. Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers (at Eagles)

  164. Aldrick Robinson, WR, Vikings (at Jets)

  165. Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Patriots (at Bears)

  166. Maurice Harris, WR, Redskins (vs. Cowboys)

  167. Tajae Sharpe, WR, Titans (at Chargers)

  168. Dwayne Allen, TE, Patriots (at Bears)

  169. Jordan Akins, TE, Texans (at Jaguars)

  170. Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  171. Chris Ivory, RB, Bills (at Colts)

  172. Chad Williams, WR, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)

  173. Mark Walton, RB, Bengals (at Chiefs)

  174. Tyler Higbee, TE, Rams (at 49ers)

  175. Devontae Booker, RB, Broncos (at Cardinals)

  176. Malcolm Brown, RB, Rams (at 49ers)

  177. Jarius Wright, WR, Panthers (at Eagles)

  178. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  179. Chase Edmonds, RB, Cardinals (vs. Broncos)

  180. Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Buccaneers (vs. Browns)

  181. D.J. Chark, WR, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  182. Andre Holmes, WR, Bills (at Colts)

  183. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  184. Jordan Wilkins, RB, Colts (vs. Bills)

  185. TJ Jones, WR, Lions (at Dolphins)

  186. Justin Hardy, WR, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  187. Chris Moore, WR, Ravens (vs. Saints)

  188. Marvin Hall, WR, Falcons (vs. Giants)

  189. Jamaal Charles, RB, Jaguars (vs. Texans)

  190. Kendrick Bourne, WR, 49ers (vs. Rams)

  191. Anthony Sherman, RB, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  192. Rod Smith, RB, Cowboys (at Redskins)

  193. Damien Williams, RB, Chiefs (vs. Bengals)

  194. Kenjon Barner, RB, NE ()

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