Week 8 flex ranks: Very depth-challenged

Between injuries and bye weeks, sometimes it just feels like fantasy football isn't fair. Many fantasy owners are being tested this week by an extreme lack of depth, and you'll find some interesting names in the lineups of your opponents. Hopefully we can advise which interesting names to look at for your lineups with our weekly flex rankings, combining the best of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends into one handy list. After all, we're all in this together, except this week that means no Matt Forte, Torrey Smith and Antonio Gates.

Feel free to read everything provided by the ESPN Fantasy team -- it might take a while! -- and use that information to augment your decisions, not make them for you. If you still have questions or a unique scoring system, try us on Twitter or in one of our many chats. As for my Wednesday chat session, here is the link. And here are the Week 8 staff rankings.