Ok, so there is a lot to unwrap from a jam-packed Week 1, but ultimately, there’s just not enough time for everyone’s reactions and opinions. Why, you ask? Because it’s already time for NFL Week 2! With that in mind, I’m sure many of you are contemplating who to start in fantasy football this week. More importantly, which player is going to fill that pesky flex spot in your lineup? Have no fear, because Betsology is here to break down the top flex rankings featuring guys like Sammy Watkins and DeSean Jackson to help you take down your opponent and take one more step toward hoisting the championship trophy at the end of the season.
No. 10: WR Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs. CLE
Jamison Crowder would probably be higher on this list if Sam Darnold wasn’t ruled out of Monday’s game against the Browns. Last week, the veteran slot receiver absolutely tore it up in PPR. He hauled in 14 receptions for 99 yards. FOURTEEN! Clearly, Adam Gase likes to utilize the underneath receiver in his offenses, because this is the exact same role Jarvis Landry played in Miami, when he caught more than 100 passes and became a PPR animal a couple years ago. In addition, Cleveland allowed smaller rookie wideout A.J. Brown explode for 100 yards in Week 1, while also giving up a 75-yard touchdown on a screen to Derrick Henry. Expect Crowder to get the ball in similar situations and take advantage of them this week.
No. 9: WR Marquise ‘Hollywood’ Brown, BAL vs. ARI
As mentioned in my start ‘em, sit ‘em segment earlier this week, Marquise Brown doesn’t need a ton of touches to make a big splash. It wasn’t just the case in Week 1, when he only played 12 offensive snaps and registered 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the Dolphins, but the man appropriately nicknamed ‘Hollywood’ has been making big plays since his days at Oklahoma. His Week 2 matchup will be advantageous, as Arizona will be without their top-2 cornerbacks yet again. The Cardinals secondary gave up a big game against Matthew Stafford and the Lions last week. Expect more of the same from Lamar Jackson and company.