PRO Trashman’s Week 5 Flex Rankings: RB, WR, TE

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Often times, there is nothing tougher (or more important) than deciding who your weekly flex-plays are. It can be a mind-numbing experience having to make cross-positional projections.

This season, our RosterWatch PRO community will have personal and exclusive access to our very own disgusting Trashman, who has carefully curated his personal weekly flex rankings in order to help you in gaining input about your roster decisions.

PLEASE Keep in mind, these are not our official RosterWatch Week 5 rankings, but we’ve learned over time to pay extra-special attention to what the Trashman might have up his filthy sleeve – and where he stacks up players against one another for the coming week’s slate cross-positionally.

Our OFFICIAL rankings page here on the site will continue to be updated through the day Saturday and Sunday morning as more information comes in and we become more comfortable with player slotting. In the meantime, have a look at how the Trashman sees Week 5’s Sunday and Monday slate shaking out – as his inputs to our formula are a key (albeit smelly and gross) component.

Click Here to view his shared spreadsheet. (PRO MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED)


  1. Thanks Trashman for the flex advice last week…it really paid off! I got another flex question for this week…1pt ppr league…who should i start?
    Deandre Washington,
    Devante Parker,
    Robert Woods

    1. glad to help. Washington

  2. Is it advisable to drop Ryan Matthews for D. Henry, Smallwood or Ajai?

    1. Henry only if you’re a murray owner. still waiting to see what smallwood does over several games.

  3. Post By Silver Fang Big Wolf

    trashy rankings, just trashy…smh. Then again, I am a measly 4-0 using this garbage. Thanks as always!

  4. Cockamamie to sit Freeman @Den and Start Washington vs SD?

    1. probably so. at least we know freeman will get goal line action. no telling if washington or richard gets the score.

  5. Having a tough time with this one-standard scoring-need 1 WR & a flex out of DeWash, Enunwa, Parker.

    1. washington, enunwa

  6. 1 pt PPR start 3 of these. Inman, Rainey, Hogan, Barnidge, Smallwood, Fozzy, Royal. Stinks so good! Thanks Trashman!

    1. Inman, Barnidge, Royal in a ppr

  7. Ah knew you were a night owl Trashman. Thank you!

  8. Hunter Henry over Barnidge if Gates sits I assume?

  9. Start Anderson, Flacco, Winston, or Stafford?

    1. Flip a coin between Flacco and Jamies

      1. My heart said Winston, the coin landed on Flacco……went with Flacco.

  10. Pryor or TWilliams in .5PPR?

    1. Not the trashman or sober but but Pryor

      1. Thanks :I

  11. Good morning — wondering if you do rest of season rankings? It would be helpful in deciding who to drop.
    many thanks for your sage advice.

  12. Trade Crowell to get Brees? I have Bortles and Wentz currently. My RB depth is nothing special, though (Freeman, Coleman, McCoy, Crowell, Rawls). BPowell, Smallwood, Perkins, and DeAngelo best options on the wire.

    1. You don’t need to do it so no

  13. Couple of questions:

    Stafford is my QB but Hoyer and Flacco on the waiver wire – best start?
    Need a RB2 and a Flex – PPR: Gio bernard, eddie royal, tevin coleman, devante parker

    side note – i am already playing Howard and Jeffrey, so not sure about starting 3 bears

    Thinking Gio as RB2 and Parker in the flex as i have it now and debating about Hoyer over Stafford

    1. dalton is on the wire too

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        Please see our QB rankings for that decisions. When it’s close in your opinion – split hairs based on matchups, over/under

        Royal for sure- see Trashman’s PRO flex rankings for the other. IMO go with best matchup, keep an eye on TC’s status, and take a second look at targets / touches / snap % over last couple weeks for the guys in question.

  14. Start Derek Anderson or Jameis Winston?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Expect Jameis to go Famous this week.

  15. Pick 2: DWash, Freeman, Cowell. Standard league.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Freeman + Crow

  16. So, in a league with 2 flex positions. This week with Byes I have Sammie Coates in one and Dontrelle Inman in another. Hearing how Simms and Martin are both No goes being listed doubtful. Is it worth streaming Jacquizz Rodgers in one over either of those 2? You’re help is much appreciated, it’s a 0.5 PPR.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      That could be a sneaky move. We would closely examine the matchup, and the over / under in that contest. We tend to consider ourselves pretty risk tolerant- but this is an aggressive move- we like TWilll and TBenj- so don’t necessarily buy the Inman garb yet. If it’s down to JR- we’d prob pull the trigger. We like Coates.

  17. Who do you like better in a .5 PPR coming off their injury…Donte Moncrief or Corey Coleman?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert


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    Listening to the Friday show on demand… From now on the Trashman will be known in my mind as the Jazzman!

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      A real jazz swindler, and music super-snob. He loves a cacophony of percussion, and has complete disregard for the melodies, harmonies, and hip grooves that speak to most respectable human beings.

  19. Need help with a trade! .5 PPR he’s offering me M Ryan for J Howard or Rudolph. It could go through today if I approve. Here’s my team:
    QB: Wentz
    WR: Cooper, Cobb
    RB: J Howard, Freeman
    TE: D Walker
    Flex: K Rudolph, C Beasly
    BN: Bortles, Asiata, Maclin, T Coleman

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      and Matt Ryans at DEN?!?! lay off the angel dust homie

  20. Post By Byron Lambert

    No way- we don’t give up studs for QBs- we’d rather stream. And fuck, you have BB- relax bro……

    1. Thanks for the assurance! Those were my exact thoughts, I’ve loved BB so far.

  21. Trade question, Im moving cj anderson snd woods/beasley for blountand cooper 12 tm ppr league and I have Landry Pryor woods beasley and rbs r l bell anderson d will Perkins ivory and washington. Is this a good trade? And do u give woods or beasley. Also if I had to throw in Ivory is that ok? I no its long sorry

    1. No, i wouldn’t go through with that trade.

      1. Thanks trashman much appreciated

  22. ppr need outa these guys


    guy had fitz so i need upside

    1. Powell is the intriguing play if you need upside

  23. Hoyer or Stafford , I have Marvin Jones also. Thanks

    Also, Deandre WASHINGTON OR McKinnon in .5 PPR


  24. Would go Hoyer and JM

  25. INJURED Players — There are several injured players with potential that are on waivers in a few of my leagues. Can you rank them and give us an idea of what % of FAAB we might use tomorrow night for the best of these. C COLEMAN, D LEWIS, MONTCRIEF, LANGFORD, EIFERT, J THOMAS, J STEWART
    Many thanks

  26. Would you use first waiver pick on Michael Thomas or Meredith? Also, would you play Hoyer or Tyrod over Dalton this week?

  27. do I start rivers or wentz ?

  28. need help guys I have eifert and reed as my te and there both not going to play need to pick up a te on the wire maybe asj?

    1. he’s a possibility, as are James in Pitt and even Davis in Wash

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