PRO Trashman’s 2018 Week 13 Flex Rankings: RB, WR, TE

Trashman HeaderOften 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 12 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 weekend’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 the Week 12 slate shaking out – as his inputs to our formula are a key (albeit disgusting) component.

(Based on .5 PPR scoring).

Click here to go to the spreadsheet (PRO membership required)


  1. Must win this week to get into playoffs for my squads! Appreciate the help as always!!

    (1) Start 2 in PPR: Kirk, Trequan, or DMartin?
    (2) Start Engram or Uzomah in PPR?
    (3) Start 3 in 0.5 PPR: MWilliams, Amiller, Doctson, Watkins?

    1. Tough call good options-

      I view Martin as safe and would play him- then id prob go kirk. Wouldn’t have a problem w/ you starting both wr if u arnt feeling martin

      Engram isn’t practicing yet- also hate Uzomah of AJG is back. Suppose the situation will sort itself out. Check the WWCS TEs

      Prob sit AMiller if it’s Daniel at QB again. Keep an eye on Watson’s status

      1. Also check the TE rankings vs ur waiver wire

  2. Post By

    Have reached playoffs the 2 years with Roster Watch. But never the Championship. Maybe this year with your help.
    Standard league -need 3 of of

  3. Post By

    Need 3 of the following
    White J
    Ty Hilton
    Robert woods

    1. Thanks Gina- keep grinding and you’ll bust that bubble! As the Trashman always says- making the playoffs is the skillfull part- once you get there it’s a bit of a crapshoot. Capturing the BYE is huge.

      Standard league I prob start all 3 RBs. Don’t trust Hilton in a must win. Woods deserves a lot of consideration- but in standard gun2head I prob roll all 3 rbs. If you love Woods over one of those guys based on your gut or the other tools on the site- we have no problem getting him in

  4. Byron I know it is 3 weeks away but If you had to pick a def for week 16 which of these would you pick?
    NE vs Buf
    Dal vs TB
    Tenn vs Was
    GB @ NYJ
    Den @ Oak
    Mia vs Jax
    Jax @ Mia
    Thanks for all your help

    1. Maniacal- for me it’s between Den, Dal, NE

      I’d prob grab Den. they were also at top of WWCS

  5. have to drop one outta: tate, trequan, lockette, j. Richard, fitz, gus E, james Adams…. trequan was in ir spot last week but now I gotta choose.

    1. Think you mean Josh adams- I would drop jRichard

  6. 12 team PPR league (7-5):
    2 RB, 2 WR, 1 FLEX

    QB: Luck
    WRs: AB, K. Allen, Gordon, MVS, A. Miller
    RBs: Michel, G. Edwards, Kerryon, D. Martin, Collins,
    TE: Brate, McDonald
    DEF: Bears

    1) Winston was just dropped. Based on rankings he’s a better play than Luck this week? If so, who would you drop to claim him and then start him over Luck?
    2) Drop anyone for guys like Kirk, Doctson, Westbrook, Gore, and/or R. Freeman?

    1. Renourka! Your team is alive and in it!!!! Way to grind this thing out- I can tell by your roster you put some work into this one- but made it happen!

      Please go by the rankings-

      Think it has to be AB + KA, Michel + Edwards or Martin (I think Martin is sneaky this wk, but if Edwards is good to go and Collins sits- he prob gets edge check the rankings)

      Prob Brate

      Id prob drop MvS

      I like Doctson and Kirk this wk- Kirk shld be owned

      Suppose miller and collins can be considered to drop

  7. Post By

    Thanks Trashman! There are 4 RBS mentioned and i forgot one. Need 3 please: Conner, Dalton Cook, James white, Michel.

    1. Above I meant Conner + Chubb + Michel

  8. Post By

    Guys first year with you guys and you’ve all have been great keeping in the playoff hunt after drafting myself into a hole with Bell and D. Freeman.
    So must win to get in

    WRs are Woods, Emanuel Sanders, TY Hilton, Tyler Boyd
    Plan on starting Woods and Sanders.

    But the others are in the running for my flex along with Josh Adams and Peyton Barber.

    Thoughts on the WRs and what are your thoughts on the Flex.

    1. Post By

      Oh 1 point PPR

    2. Thanks Joseph, impressive work brother.

      Woods and Sanders for sure

      Not sure if this is ppr? I’d wait for the Vegas props on thr flex to decide

  9. It seems like no one knows what to do with Chris Thompson?

    I need one from this chasm (because Leonard Fournette and Kerryon Johnson are out):
    1 pt PPR
    LeGarrette Blount (11.6), Doug Martin (11.4), Chris Thompson (10), Derrick Henry (8.9), & Nyheim Hines (7.8).
    The numbers are ESPN’s pt projections. Most PPR rankings have Doug Martin highest.

    1. I would hold on thompson until we see how colt uses him. with trey quinn coming on, he’s not necessarily the first option underneath. Martin has the highest upside imo, as the best combo of runner and pass-catcher here. his usefulness in the passing game should keep him involved even when the raiders fall behind.

      1. Trashman, I appreciate your help. Thank you very much. I will stick with Doug Martin.

  10. Just wanted to send you guys a thank you. I’ve been playing fantasy football for 6 years and been a member of RosterWatch Nation for 5. I’ve made the playoffs every year, except for last year when I got hit hard by the injury bug, and even then I could have been in if I had won my last game. Finished in 1st place this year and now headed into the playoffs. Thanks for all of you guys’ hard work and commitment to the members of the Nation!

    1. Thanks xray! stories like yours are why we keep this up. We’d love to use you as one of our on site testimonials!

      1. Please do! It would be an honor and a privilege. I can’t show any of my league mates though…..have to keep those guys in the dark, lol.

  11. Full point PPR

    Need 2 RB’s and flex out of D .Johnson, A. Jones, Chubb Ekeler and E. Sanders

    Already starting Davante Adams

    1. would go with the first three, although I feel like it’s a toss up between the last three. If there is one of those you like best, it’s fine, but DJ and Jones are for sure in.

  12. 0.5pt PPR: AJ Green or Josh Reynolds?

  13. Trashman,

    These rankings push Matt Breida and Antonio Brown. How confident do you feel in those guys? If you were in the semifinal of a tournament….1QB 2RB 2WR/TE 6 teams total, would you have any reservations about taking Brown in round 3 or 4 and taking Brieda in the last round? We are in the final 36 players out of over 7000 and your rankings have been what I’ve used to set my pre-draft rankings so thanks either way.

  14. With the Saints losing last night, do you think Malcolm Brown is a more valuable stash? Or would you rather stash a defense for week 15/16? (Clinched a playoff BYE week)

    1. YES we’ve been saying for weeks that he and Ware need to be owned, look how it’s turned out for the Ware owners.

  15. Standard Scoring League
    Sony Michel or Chubb
    Watson or Luck – usually I dont care but my opponents best players are Mack and Ebron which makes me want to lean Luck.

    Thank Gents!

    1. Chubb, you are fine to play Luck if you’d like, but in a vaccuum, we play Watson – GL Doc.

  16. Can i get a quick recap of how to use the weekly rankings, trashman’s rankings, and the matchup tool together. Maybe in terms of which carry more weight.
    I want to make sure im using them right haha.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. use the rankings first, then matchup tool for and trashman for tough decisions. Also please listen to the PRO podcasts as they explain a lot of the nuance behind our line of thought. Also, feel free to ask questions here as Trashman usually is good about answering them on the weekends – I’m usually too tied up doing all the shows. Best of luck.

      1. Much appreciated!!! I’m a pro member for life haha. Cheers and thanks for all that you guys do!

  17. use the rankings first, then matchup tool for and trashman for tough decisions. Also please listen to the PRO podcasts as they explain a lot of the nuance behind our line of thought. Also, feel free to ask questions here as Trashman usually is good about answering them on the weekends – I’m usually too tied up doing all the shows. Best of luck.

  18. Post By

    Need 3 of these 4 PPR Chubb, David Johnson, Ware, D Cook


    1. sit ware. it’s not known how much or how little damien williams will be used.

  19. Post By

    Team Name: DaPoohbears
    Wassup? First year Pro Team Roster Watch member and u guys have helped TREMENDOUSLY!!! Keep up the awesome insight. I need an RB and a flex out of these dudes: Gus Edwards, Spencer Ware, Emmanuel Sanders, Josh Gordon, Joe Nixon, and Ric Flair. I am thinking Edwards and Ware, but I require ur guidance…thank you

    1. nice work! i’d go ware and mixon

  20. Post By

    Needing to swing for the fences to survive the first round! I’m projected to lose by 20. I rostered Ware last week as a handcuff! I have used all the tools and mulled over the matchups and I am having paralysis from over analysis! 1pt PPR.
    Starting Gurley, need one more Michele (respect the defense?), Ware(start), Mixon( game flow with back up QB?), Edwards (worried about game flow if ATL gets up big). Starting K. Allen and Lockett..other options are J. Gordon, J. Reynolds, and C. Conely. Needing some expert help! TY Rosterwatch!

  21. Have Gordon and Hunt . Starting now Gus Edwards and one of these. E McGuire – J Jackson or R Penny ??? I am so going to lose … aren’t I…..???

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I like Jackson as a sneaky play.

  22. Post By

    Standard league Lindsay, Ware or Boyd in Flex? Starting Barkley and Mahomes at QB.

  23. Post By

    thanks guys for all you do – great info

    standard league

    mixon in a tough matchup with driskel

    or the new shinny toy ware

    i dont need super upside to win

    ill be listening to the podcast and tonights show for more in depth thoughts on ware


    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Mixon is the conservative play.

  24. Post By

    Standard league need one: Michel, Edwards or Edelman. Law of Flexology says go with one of the RBs

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Edwards for me. Make sure he’s actually playing (he should be playing).

  25. Post By

    Pick 2 in a 12 team PPR. Gonna need a lot of points to win

    L Miller

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Miller and Ebron.

  26. full ppr, michel or dion lewis? they aren’t seperated by much in the rankings w michel tad higher, matchup tool says lewis has much better matchup as 10th best versus 27th worst fo rmichel, player props has michel as -110 to score with more rush yrds/less rec yds and lewis -`125 to score less rush yds/more rec yds. and trashman has michel ranked higher than lewis.

    It would seem better play is michel, but I just don’t like matchup and something keeps telling me to play lewis instead.

    Also on sirius it was said Gordon will break out. I have him benched in favor of manny sanders and kennan allen. Is that still the way to go? I really would rather not play michel and gordon if I don’t have to.

  27. similiar to above, full ppr: mixon or chubb?

    mixon much better matchup, but chubb bit more prop to score and tad higher in yardage. Jones and ware are my other rbs, with juju, manny sanders and kelce with currently starting rivers over luck.

    I am torn on rivers and luck though as well. AGain rivers ranked 2 higher than luck, but luck with better matchup according to tool.

  28. Do you think Reed will play vs eagles Monday? I have to make a decision. I could pick up VD just in case and sub him in, but matchup vs eagles for te’s is bad. I can pick up Herndon, uzomah, jonnu smith, everett, etc…

    full pt ppr. I will be in playoffs regardless of win or lose, but wanna win in hopes that 1st and 2nd place lose and I can get enough pts to jump to first for a bye and win reg season $.

  29. also same team as above, Diggs or DJ Moore? full ppr, I don’t like the matchup and injury thing for Diggs. Don’t want him to be a decoy either. Plus DJ Moore matchup looks much better.

    Diggs however better props in rec, yds, and chance of scoring too I think. Diggs is 14th ranked, and Moore 20.

  30. .5 pp, josh adams or manny sanders in flex? we play 2rb, 3wr, n flex. Already starting dion lewis/chubb (don’t have choice bc fournette suspended, and kerryon out, adams only rb left. At wr starting julio, thielen, and juju.

    may also need to replace reed at TE depending on what you say from above ? lacosse, herndon, uzomah, jonnu are avbl here

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