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Week 1 fantasy football flex rankings: Matchups matter

LeSean McCoy was a top-10 flex player last season despite missed time. If he's healthy, he's someone to start in all leagues, every week. Timothy T. Ludwig/USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the 2017 fantasy football season and the return of the top-100 (plus) flex rankings! I’m Eric, and I’ll be your host in this forum yet again, as we combine the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends into one tidy, reasonable package to aid those of you with some tough flex decisions -- and even easy ones.

Scoring is point-per-reception, and day of publication is every Thursday (a day earlier Thanksgiving week), so make sure you pay attention to the news every Friday, because injury updates could absolutely adjust things. And, hey, have fun! This is a game. Enjoy it. And no matter how the players are ranked below, trust your gut and make your own decisions.

1. Le'Veon Bell, RB, Steelers: I flipped the order for the top guys in season rankings, but this isn’t about the season. It’s about Sunday. Bell gets the slight nod.