Flex ranks: Reggie Bush jumps into top 20 

November, 17, 2011
Editor's note: Eric Karabell is off this week. Tristan H. Cockcroft wrote the Four Downs (Sunday night) and this flex rankings (Thursday) KaraBlog, KC Joyner wrote the year-to-end ranks KaraBlog (Tuesday) and AJ Mass will write the "sneaky pickups" KaraBlog (Friday). Eric will return Sunday night (Nov. 20) with his Four Downs blog from Week 11.

The bye weeks return in Week 11, for only one more week, forcing fantasy owners to dig deeper to plug our flex lineup spots. This week in particular is a toughie, because when you think of the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers, you think several flex-play candidates: Players such as Ben Tate, Pierre Garcon, Lance Moore and Antonio Brown are usually at or above that class in ESPN standard leagues.

Sure enough, those four teams combined have 17 players who rank among the top 100 for the season between running back, wide receiver and tight end. The Saints alone have four who rank between No. 62 and No. 100: Pierre Thomas (62), Moore (78), Robert Meachem (83) and Mark Ingram (100). Talk about an offense that likes to spread things around!