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If you’ve read Why the Flex Position Wins Championships, you know I treat it as the most important position on my roster. I would prefer to construct my team so that I’m sometimes forced to have a bad player in my RB2 or WR3 slot rather than in my Flex.

I also think it’s an area the RotoViz Game Level Similarity Projections are especially equipped to handle. As a result, I’m creating weekly Flex rankings using this unique RotoViz tool. If you’re playing a lot of weekly/daily games, these rankings can also help give you a sense of players who might be undervalued and available on the cheap. (Of course, the daily games apps are truly awesome at creating optimal lineups.)

For a fuller discussion of how the GLSP works and the flexibility it provides, please check the Week 3 Standard Rankings.

Player notes:

The Rankings

 Player Points
Eric Decker 15.8
Knowshon Moreno 15.2
Julian Edelman 15.2
DeMarco Murray 14.6
Darren Sproles 14.5
Anquan Boldin 14.4
Brian Hartline 12.7
Mike Wallace 12.6
Michael Floyd 12.4
Steve Johnson 12.4
Stevan Ridley 12.3
Miles Austin 12.3
Frank Gore 12.1
Kendall Wright 11.9
Mike Williams 11.7
James Jones 11.6
James Starks 11.5
Lance Moore 11.2
DeAngelo Williams 11.1
Nate Burleson 11.1
Steve Smith 11
T.Y. Hilton 10.9
Torrey Smith 10.9
Josh Gordon 10.8
Brandon Myers 10.6
Chris Givens 10.5
Owen Daniels 10.4
Joique Bell 10.3
Mohamed Sanu 10.2
BenJarvus Green-Ellis 10
Ryan Mathews 9.8
Jermaine Gresham 9.7
Bilal Powell 9.4
Nate Washington 9.4
Scott Chandler 9.4
Cecil Shorts 9.3
Emmanuel Sanders 9.3
Danny Woodhead 9.2
Golden Tate 9.1
Jason Snelling 9.1
Pierre Thomas 9
Jared Cook 9
Kenny Britt 9
Greg Jennings 8.9
Jacquizz Rodgers 8.5
Andre Roberts 8.3
Denarius Moore 8.2
Giovani Bernard 8.2
Lamar Miller 8.1
Fred Jackson 8
Chris Ivory 7.8
Alshon Jeffery 7.8
Daryl Richardson 7.7
Stephen Hill 7.6
Kyle Rudolph 7.5
Bernard Pierce 7.2
Rashard Mendenhall 7.2
Brandon Pettigrew 6.9
Coby Fleener 6.8
Rod Streater 6.7
Martellus Bennett 6.7
Rueben Randle 6.5
Dallas Clark 6.4
Ben Tate 6.2
Eddie Royal 6.2
Doug Baldwin 6
Daniel Thomas 5.6
Jerome Simpson 5.5
Leonard Hankerson 5.4
Isaac Redman 4.7
Harry Douglas 3.2

Also be sure to check out Jacob Myers with Flex Suspects: Week 3.


Shawn Siegele
 is the creator of the contrarian sports website Money in the Banana Stand and Lead Writer for Pro Football Focus Fantasy
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3 comments
PutOnSwole
PutOnSwole

Surprised Nuk Hopkins didn't make the list. Any reason he was left off?

Shawn Siegele
Shawn Siegele

@PutOnSwole 

I've been avoiding the rookies because the algorithm uses the last 16 games of a player and then matches similar players and similar defenses when making the projection. I'm not comfortable using it with the players who only have two games (although I think I did let Bernard slip into the standard rankings).

Personally, I'd put Hopkins in right around Lance Moore, so pretty high in the rankings.