Fantasy Football Rankings, Week 3

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Week 3 kicks off tonight as the Cleveland Browns will host divisional rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football, exclusively on Amazon Prime. We will bring you new rankings based on matchups and injuries each week.

Let’s start with Week 3 Quarterback rankings:

  1. Josh Allen at Miami Dolphins
  2. Lamar Jackson at New England Patriots
  3. Patrick Mahomes at Indianapolis Colts
  4. Justin Herbert vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Jalen Hurts at Washington Commanders
  6. Kyler Murray vs. Los Angeles Rams
  7. Joe Burrow at New York Jets
  8. Kirk Cousins vs. Detroit Lions
  9. Carson Wentz vs. Philadelphia Eagles
  10. Matthew Stafford at Arizona Cardinals

Josh Allen will continue to deliver in Week 3 against the Dolphins. Lamar Jackson sees a bump from last week due to his dominating performance against the Patriots. Justin Herbert (rib cartilage) is questionable against the Jaguars; if he plays, he will be a top-five quarterback in Week 3. Kirk Cousins has a favorable matchup against the Lions, and he will be a top-10 quarterback. Carson Wentz has been on a tear to start the season, and he will look to continue that streak. Lions quarterback Jared Goff and Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa could be streaming options in Week 3.

Week 3 Running Back rankings:

  1. Jonathan Taylor vs. Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Austin Ekeler vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  3. Christian McCaffrey vs. New Orleans Saints
  4. Saquon Barkley vs. Dallas Cowboys
  5. Dalvin Cook vs. Detroit Lions
  6. Joe Mixon at New York Jets
  7. D’Andre Swift at Minnesota Vikings
  8. Nick Chubb vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  9. Derrick Henry vs. Las Vegas Raiders
  10. Leonard Fournette vs. Green Bay Packers

Jonathan Taylor should bounce back against the Chiefs after a forgettable performance against the Jaguars. Ekeler’s production could see an uptick if Herbert is ruled out because backup quarterback Chase Daniel will rely on Ekeler, but either way, he will be a top-three running back.

Week 3 Wide Receiver rankings:

  1. Cooper Kupp at Arizona Cardinals
  2. Justin Jefferson vs. Detroit Lions
  3. Davante Adams at Tennessee Titans
  4. Stefon Diggs at Miami Dolphins
  5. Tyreek Hill vs. Buffalo Bills
  6. Amon-Ra St. Brown at Minnesota Vikings
  7. Ja’Maar Chase at New York Jets
  8. Keenan Allen vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Deebo Samuel at Denver Broncos
  10. A.J. Brown at Washington Commanders

Amon-Ra St. Brown had a big game in Week 2; he will likely continue that success in Week 3 against the Vikings. Keenan Allen is questionable, but he is trending in the right direction. If he’s healthy, he will be a top-10 wide receiver in Week 3; if he is ruled out, Mike Williams will have to step up, similarly to last week.

Week 3 Tight End rankings:

  1. Travis Kelce at Indianapolis Colts
  2. Mark Andrews at New England Patriots
  3. Darren Waller at Tennessee Titans
  4. George Kittle at Denver Broncos
  5. Gerald Everett vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  6. Pat Freiermuth at Cleveland Browns
  7. Dallas Goedert at Washington Commanders
  8. Kyle Pitts at Seattle Seahawks
  9. T.J. Hockenson at Minnesota Vikings
  10. Logan Thomas vs. Philadelphia Eagles

George Kittle is questionable for Week 3, but with Jimmy Garoppolo at the helm, he will perform at a higher level than with Trey Lance as the quarterback if the tight end plays against the Broncos. Freiermuth, Everett, and Thomas have moved their way up to the five, six, and ten spots, as they have been producing at a high level this season. Currently, Everett is ranked fourth, Freiermuth is ranked sixth, and Thomas is ranked ninth in their position.

Week 3 Defense and Special Teams rankings:

  1. Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers
  3. Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
  4. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
  5. Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
  6. Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
  7. Cincinnati Bengals at New York Jets
  8. Chicago Bears vs. Houston Texans
  9. New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys
  10. Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay Packers

Week 3 Kicker rankings:

  1. Justin Tucker at New England Patriots
  2. Greg Joseph vs. Detroit Lions
  3. Matt Gay at Arizona Cardinals
  4. Brandon McManus vs. San Francisco 49ers
  5. Evan McPherson at New York Jets
  6. Daniel Carlson at Tennessee Titans
  7. Nick Folk vs. Baltimore Ravens
  8. Tyler Bass at Miami Dolphins
  9. Matt Prater vs. Los Angeles Rams
  10. Dustin Hopkins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Good luck in Week 3!