PRO Trashman’s 2020 Week 1 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 refer to the Rankings tab for our staff positional rankings.

(Based on .5 PPR scoring).

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  1. Awesome. Love this feature.

    When will staff flex rankings be out each week? Defense/Kicker?

    1. We don’t have flex rankings from the staff as a consensus – only Trashman’s, but we answer all the questions that we can here so feel free to ask, and also we encourage you to use the Vegas tool to help with tough cross-positional decisions.

  2. Post By

    PPR, Fuller tonight or DJ Chark on Sunday?

    1. As much as I hate to say it I think I go Chark but I’d try to find a way to start both. They are both good plays. I have them back to back at WR14 and WR15 – if you feel strongly to want to play Fuller- go ahead.

      1. I plan on playing DJ Chark Jr. over Odell Beckham Jr. this weekend–as my WR2.
        Davante Adams is my WR1.
        Todd Gurley is my flex.

      2. Post By

        I also have ridley as my other WR. my rbs are Henry, Jacobs and Conner in my flex. only start 2 WR. I will ride with Ridley and Chark.

        1. I like your RBs!

  3. Who’s gonna get the most points this weekend. Derek Carr, tyrod Taylor or teddy Bridgewater.

    Also ppr devante Parker, Henry ruggs, or Antonio Gibson in flex?

    1. prefer Teddy over those options. Think I would lean Gibson in the flex.

  4. PPR Flex- AJ Green Henry Ruggs Akers or Gibson

    1. a lot of us have the Gibson/Ruggs decision lmao. I could be waaaay off but I’m leaning Gibson in PPR, maybe in Standard I would go with Ruggs and hope for the big play. Think Gibson is going to bring a good PPR floor, we’ll find out soon enough.

      1. Over AJ Green ?

  5. Who would you start between Burrow or Baker. Tyrod Taylor and Daniel Jones are available too.
    Any changes to the lineup. Evans being our kills me. Any concerns about M Sanders?
    QB – Baker or Burrow
    RB – Joe Mixon and M Sanders
    WR – DJ Moore and M Brown
    TE – J. Smith
    Flex – J Taylor
    Bench – M Mack, Z Moss, D Parker, M Evans, D Jackson, D Williams (KC)

    1. I do have concerns about Sanders but lets see if we get more news before making any rash decisions there. I would play Tyrod over Baker or Burrow this week. If you drop Baker no one will pick him up after what sshould be a tough matchup vs. BAL – wouldn’t want to risk dropping Burrow

      1. If for some reason Sanders doesn’t go would it make sense to start Mack and Taylor or go with one of the others. I can also risk starting D Williams tonight?

        1. cross that bridge when we get there, there is no indication that Sanders won’t go.

          1. Alex,
            It looks like we are at that bridge. Maximum lineup suggestion given that Sanders will likely be limited and Evans out. Help another Texan out!

            QB – Baker or Burrow
            RB – Joe Mixon and M Sanders
            WR – DJ Moore and M Brown
            TE – J. Smith
            Flex – J Taylor
            Bench – M Mack, Z Moss, D Parker, M Evans, D Jackson, D Williams (KC)

  6. Post By

    RB: Gibson
    WR: Sutton (fml)
    Flex: Ruggs
    K: None

    Bench: Dobbins, Fournette, RoJo, McKissic, E. Sanders

    Let’s say Sutton doesn’t go this week, should I start anyone on my bench (if yes, who?), or should I pick up Shenault (if yes, who do I drop?).

    I included the fact that I don’t have a kicker because I will have to drop someone either way.

    1. If Sutton can’t go I’d move Ruggs into the flex and get Ronald Jones (yuck) in. I think Arians will give him every shot to lose the job before moving onto Fournette.

  7. PPR TE- nasty options. Hockenson, Ebron or Jonu

  8. Post By

    PPR pick 2:
    Cam Akers, Ronald Jones, Christian Kirk, CeeDee Lamb

      1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

        Trashman . Can u plz post an avatar ?!


        1. I’ve been asking for years Baron 🙂

  9. I feel like this will be a tough decision early in the year but later might be able to do a consolidation 2 for 1 trade for a monster.
    .5 PPR
    JT, Akers or Moss?
    Saquan and Sanders are my starting RBs.
    Thank you RW!

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      Colts should be up in this game from the 1st qrtr on. So the rbs should get good play. I gamble on JT.
      Should get 70 yards min and with any luck scores and catches 2 or 3 balls

      1. Thank you very much. I have him in and going to keep him there.

  10. I need 3 flex please

    DeSean Jackson
    Jonathon Taylor
    Antonio Gibson
    Anthony Miller

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      And jt or gibson (Alex seems to like gibson for a safe floor)

  11. Post By

    Who should I start in Flex Cooper Kupp or David Johnson?

  12. Sutton may be injured should i start Fuller instead?
    My bench also includes Akers, Dionte Johnson, Jordan Howard, John Brown, Slayton and Chris Thompson.

  13. Now that raegor has come back to practice do you think he’s worth the pickup and drop djax?

    1. Ron, I think Reagor ROS is a better person to have then DJax. But for week 1 I would rather play DJax.

  14. RW nation!

    Rest of season, who do you guys like between Reagor or Shenault?

    1. Post By Chad Westgerdes


  15. Post By Chad Westgerdes

    I feel like I just got a steal with my trade. (.5 ppr 8 team Superflex Dynasty.)

    Received: DJ Moore and 2nd round ’21

    Gave: Fournette and 1st round ’21

    RB’s- Sanders, Gordon, Singletary, Akers, Gibson, Michel, Henderson, Scott, Harris, Evans.
    WR’s- Hopkins, Allen, Kupp, Lockett, Boyd, Slayton, Preston, Edwards. (Now DJ too)

    I have won the past 2 years so chances are my pick will be toward end of first, other guy is an average team.
    I also already own one of the worse teams in our leagues ’21 first rounders and did not have a 2nd but now do.

    I think it was a steal, thoughts?

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      Chad Yessir u won
      Anytime u get an ascending wr in his early twenties
      For a brittle rb u usually win.

      Iam a lil jelly right now

      1. Post By Chad Westgerdes

        Good to hear! Hopefully it helps me on the way to that 3 peat 😉

        GL this year.

  16. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    Lets address the elephant in the room.
    What are your thoughts on Clyde edward hellaire yesterday?

    Its worrisome to me who went balls out on him and saw how useless he was when the opposing d was expecting a run. Namely goal line and short yardage plays.

    1 yard to go, negative 3 yards on 3 consecutive rushes.
    Is it he isnt acclamated to the pro style stacked boxes?
    Also alarming he didnt catch a ball (or many)

    1. Post By

      Yep noticed that as well. Odds are he will not be the goaline back moving forward. It was like 12 plays over 3 drives inside the 3…. he will be the 20 to 20 back

    2. Quite observant Baron– will certainly be in interesting narrative to watch. Nobody ever said CEH wasn’t a bit shrimpy! Def a bad dude, though!

  17. Post By

    Late draft question if im drafting evans in a holdem league in the 3rd what round do i back him up with scottie miller in a 20rd draft. Miller didn’t make the cheat sheet but imagine he would now

    1. That’s fine, Miller looked pretty good as the WR3 when I was at Bucs camp-

  18. Post By

    Am I crazy for keeping Daniel Jones in this week against Pitt because I like his season long upside rather than dropping him for Matt Ryan?

    1. Yes, I would play Ryan and would not mind picking him up

      1. Post By

        Thanks, Byron

  19. Post By

    Hey full point ppr need a rb 2 wr2 and a flex between
    TY Hilton
    Mark Ingram
    Also have Chris Carson not sure if it’s right but he’s my rb1

    1. SRogers if I am reading this correctly you need to pick 3 off this list?

      I’d go with Gurley, Mark Ingram, and Diggs.

      Use TG and MI while they are healthy and the main RB, my thought with Diggs, si the team paid a first rounder for him, may want to get him going quick vs the puny J-E-T-S

  20. Good Morning Byron, From enjoying several of the pics you 3 post, you are surrounded by a lot of talent on your scouting expeditions.

    1. Oh man, getting all these awesome photos on the road for RWNation has been one of the best parts for me!!

  21. So James Robinson is last this week?
    Trashmans Lazy Ass List is what this should be called.

    1. We’re going to have to fix that!!!! Get James Robinson up a least a little bit Trashman!!!!

  22. Post By

    Do I play Lockett or pick up D. Jackson and play him with the Eagles WRs so depleted?

    1. Lockett!! Don’t overthink it!

    2. I’m going with D. Jackson and Metcalf

  23. Post By Longhornfireman

    Standard format right now I lean toward Ruggs over A. Cooper for WR two this week. I know Cooper is higher rated, but I still question his health a little. What do you guys think?

    1. Agree- and HATE his matchup vs an alpha CB

  24. Post By

    Hey guys. 0.5 ppr.
    Need 2 of the 3
    OBJ, Hollywood Brown, Keenan Allen.
    Also need a QB, Rivers or Baker?

  25. golladay a go or game time decision options are j landry or aj green .5 ppr

  26. Doubtful for Golladay and also have Sutton.

    Started Fuller yesterday and need two more WRs. Currently have Ruggs and Reagor only. Should I drop Reagor for likes of N’Keal Harry, Shanault, Ross III to name a few?

  27. Post By John Hunsberger

    With Evans and KG going down I need upside in my lineup .. should I roll with hurst or gronk ? .5 ppr

  28. Golladay is likely a no go. Who of the three is my strongest option.
    J Brown,
    Diontae Johnson
    D Slayton
    Thank you

  29. How does this sheet work?

  30. I’m going with D. Jackson and Metcalf

  31. Love Trashman’s Flex Rankings, trying not to bastardize it . . . my 2nd favorite Wisconsin Badger over Marlon Mack?

  32. In a big auction draft tomorrow, with all the data over last 48 hours any advice? Pay up for Helaire?

  33. Sorry, hopefully too late. Stuck on WR3 decision… start AJ Green vs LAC or Jerry Jeudy vs TEN?

  34. Hey Trashman & RW Nation, need one for my FLEX (1PPR):
    *Hollywood Brown
    *DeSean Jackson
    *Jonathan Taylor
    *Zach Moss
    *James Robinson

  35. Post By

    Who should I start in a super flex league Trubisky or Tannehill?

  36. Got 19.8 from CEH but facing a CMC led squad.
    Dimes or Burrow for 2nd QB spot? Or drop 1 of them to add Tyrod Tayler but it is a keeper league so really don’t want to do that since one of those two will be my QB keeper next year.
    Pick 1 WR and 1 flex: Woods, Djax, White, or Gibson in ppr?

    Ok in another league Edelmam, Djax, Akers, or Gibson pick 2 in .5ppr?

    Finally, in a 3rd league Boston scott or dionte Johnson in ppr?

  37. Hey Rosterwatch!
    Having trouble deciding between the following TE’s. Start one, no PPR:
    Jonnu Smith
    Ian Thomas
    OJ Howard
    Greg Olsen

  38. I need 3 RB’s out of these: Mixon, Jacobs, Ingram, White, or Mack.

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