Week 3 Analysis

Rule of Thumb: Always start your fantasy studs. That being said, below are our positional rankings for Week 3.

Quarterbacks
Running Backs (Standard) | Running Backs (PPR)
Wide Receivers (Standard)Wide Receivers (PPR)
Tight Ends (Standard)Tight Ends (PPR)
Team Defenses |KickersKey Suspensions

Key Injuries from Week 2

Jordan Howard (RB-CHI) – right arm in sling, possible shoulder injury. Expected to play Week 3.
Rob Kelley (RB-WAS) 
– rib cartilage injury. Expected to play Week 3.
Rex Burkhead (RB-NE) – rib injury. Out for Week 3.
Corey Coleman (WR-CLE) – broken right hand. Out indefinitely due to surgery and likely to be placed on I.R.
Greg Olsen (TE-CAR) – broken right foot. Out six to eight weeks.
Rob Gronkowski (TE-NE)
– groin injury. Expected to play Week 3.
Jimmy Graham (TE-SEA) – ankle injury. Expected to play Week 3.
Gerald Everett (TE-LAR) – thigh injury. Game-time decision for Week 3 Thursday night game.

Week 3 Rankings – Quarterbacks

Updated September 20

  1. Tom Brady (NE) v. HOU
  2. Aaron Rodgers (GB) v. CIN
  3. Matt Ryan (ATL) at DET
  4. Derek Carr (OAK) at WAS
  5. Cam Newton (CAR) v. NO
  6. Drew Brees (NO) at CAR
  7. Ben Roethlisberger (PIT) at CHI
  8. Matthew Stafford (DET) v. ATL
  9. Kirk Cousins (WAS) v. OAK
  10. Russell Wilson (SEA) at TEN
  11. Philip Rivers (LAC) v. KC
  12. Jameis Winston (TB) at MIN
  13. Carson Wentz (PHI) v. NYG
  14. Jay Cutler (MIA) at NYJ
  15. Carson Palmer (ARZ) v. DAL
  16. Trevor Siemian (DEN) at BUF
  17. Marcus Mariota (TEN) v. SEA
  18. Dak Prescott (DAL) at ARZ
  19. Andy Dalton (CIN) at GB
  20. Alex Smith (KC) at LAC

Week 3 Rankings – Running Backs

Updated September 20

  1. Jay Ajayi (MIA) at NYJ
  2. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at CHI
  3. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) at ARZ
  4. Kareem Hunt (KC) at LAC
  5. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at DET
  6. Ty Montgomery (GB) v. CIN
  7. Todd Gurley (LAR) at SF
  8. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at BUF
  9. Melvin Gordon (LAC) v. KC
  10. Carlos Hyde (SF) v. LAR
  11. Dalvin Cook (MIN) v. TB
  12. LeSean McCoy (BUF) v. DEN
  13. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at WAS
  14. Mike Gillislee (NE) v. HOU
  15. Derrick Henry (TEN) v. SEA
  16. Buck Allen (BAL) at JAX
  17. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) v. NO
  18. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) at IND
  19. Leonard Fournette (JAX) v. BAL
  20. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) v. NO
  21. Chris Carson (SEA) at TEN
  22. Tarik Cohen (CHI) v. PIT
  23. Lamar Miller (HOU) at NE
  24. Ameer Abdullah (DET) v. ATL
  25. Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) at MIN
  26. Joe Mixon (CIN) at GB
  27. Frank Gore (IND) v. CLE
  28. Tevin Coleman (ATL) at DET
  29. Mark Ingram (NO) at CAR
  30. Chris Johnson (ARZ) v. DAL
  31. Chris Thompson (WAS) v. OAK
  32. James White (NE) v. HOU
  33. Theo Riddick (DET) v. ATL
  34. Darren Sproles (PHI)  v. NYG
  35. Duke Johnson (CLE) at IND
  36. Samaje Perine (WAS) v. OAK
  37. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. MIA
  38. Shane Vereen (NYG) at PHI
  39. Giovani Bernard (CIN) at GB
  40. Jamaal Charles (DEN) at BUF

Week 3 Rankings – Running Backs (1-point PPR)

Updated September 20

  1. Le’Veon Bell (PIT) at CHI
  2. Jay Ajayi (MIA) at NYJ
  3. Ty Montgomery (GB) v. CIN
  4. Kareem Hunt (KC) at LAC
  5. Ezekiel Elliott (DAL) at ARZ
  6. Devonta Freeman (ATL) at DET
  7. Todd Gurley (LAR) at SF
  8. Melvin Gordon (LAC) v. KC
  9. C.J. Anderson (DEN) at BUF
  10. Carlos Hyde (SF) v. LAR
  11. LeSean McCoy (BUF) v. DEN
  12. Dalvin Cook (MIN) v. TB
  13. Tarik Cohen (CHI) v. PIT
  14. Buck Allen (BAL) at JAX
  15. Christian McCaffrey (CAR) v. NO
  16. Marshawn Lynch (OAK) at WAS
  17. Lamar Miller (HOU) at NE
  18. Mike Gillislee (NE) v. HOU
  19. Derrick Henry (TEN) v. SEA
  20. Leonard Fournette (JAX) v. BAL
  21. Isaiah Crowell (CLE) at IND
  22. Jonathan Stewart (CAR) v. NO
  23. James White (NE) v. HOU
  24. Ameer Abdullah (DET) v. ATL
  25. Chris Carson (SEA) at TEN
  26. Theo Riddick (DET) v. ATL
  27. Chris Thompson (WAS) v. OAK
  28. Mark Ingram (NO) at CAR
  29. Tevin Coleman (ATL) at DET
  30. Joe Mixon (CIN) at GB
  31. Jacquizz Rodgers (TB) at MIN
  32. Duke Johnson (CLE) at IND
  33. Frank Gore (IND) v. CLE
  34. Shane Vereen (NYG) at PHI
  35. Darren Sproles (PHI)  v. NYG
  36. Alvin Kamara (NO) at CAR
  37. Giovani Bernard (CIN) at GB
  38. Matt Forte (NYJ) v. MIA
  39. Chris Johnson (ARZ) v. DAL
  40. Bilal Powell (NYJ) v. MIA

Week 3 Rankings – Wide Receivers

Updated September 20

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at CHI
  2. Julio Jones (ATL) at DET
  3. A.J. Green (CIN) at GB
  4. Mike Evans (TB) at MIN
  5. Michael Thomas (NO) at CAR
  6. Davante Adams (GB) v. CIN
  7. Odell Beckham (NYG) at PHI
  8. Keenan Allen (LAC) v. KC
  9. Doug Baldwin (SEA) at TEN
  10. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) v. NO
  11. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at WAS
  12. Tyreek Hill (KC) at LAC
  13. Amari Cooper (OAK) at WAS
  14. Dez Bryant (DAL) at ARZ
  15. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) at NE
  16. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. HOU
  17. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at BUF
  18. DeVante Parker (MIA) at NYJ
  19. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) v. OAK
  20. Golden Tate (DET) v. ATL
  21. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. CIN
  22. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. DAL
  23. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at CHI
  24. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. NYG
  25. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at BUF
  26. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at NYJ
  27. Chris Hogan (NE) v. HOU
  28. J.J. Nelson (ARZ) v. DAL
  29. Stefon Diggs (MIN) v. TB
  30. T.Y. Hilton (IND) v. CLE
  31. Randall Cobb (GB) v. CIN
  32. DeSean Jackson (TB) at MIN
  33. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. OAK
  34. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) at JAX
  35. Pierre Garcon (SF) v. LAR
  36. Adam Thielen (MIN) v. TB
  37. Marqise Lee (JAX) v. BAL
  38. Sammy Watkins (LAR) at SF
  39. Marvin Jones (DET) v. ATL
  40. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. MIA
  41. Tyrell Williams (LAC) v. KC
  42. Devin Funchess (CAR) v. NO
  43. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at SF
  44. Kenny Golladay (DET) v. ATL
  45. Allen Hurns (JAX) v. BAL
  46. Kendall Wright (CHI) v. PIT
  47. Rashard Higgins (CLE) at IND
  48. Ted Ginn (NO) at CAR
  49. Rishard Matthews (TEN) v. SEA
  50. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at DET
  51. Eric Decker (TEN) v. SEA
  52. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. NYG
  53. Tyler Lockett (SEA) at TEN
  54. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at PHI
  55. Paul Richardson (SEA) at TEN
  56. Geronimo Allison (GB) v. CIN
  57. Danny Amendola (NE) v. HOU
  58. Brandon Marshall (NYG) at PHI
  59. Donte Moncrief (IND) v. CLE
  60. Brandon Coleman (NO) at CAR

Week 3 Rankings – Wide Receivers (1-point PPR)

Updated September 20

  1. Antonio Brown (PIT) at CHI
  2. Julio Jones (ATL) at DET
  3. A.J. Green (CIN) at GB
  4. Mike Evans (TB) at MIN
  5. Odell Beckham (NYG) at PHI
  6. Michael Thomas (NO) at CAR
  7. Davante Adams (GB) v. CIN
  8. Keenan Allen (LAC) v. KC
  9. Doug Baldwin (SEA) at TEN
  10. DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) at NE
  11. Michael Crabtree (OAK) at WAS
  12. Golden Tate (DET) v. ATL
  13. Kelvin Benjamin (CAR) v. NO
  14. Demaryius Thomas (DEN) at BUF
  15. Jarvis Landry (MIA) at NYJ
  16. Amari Cooper (OAK) at WAS
  17. Dez Bryant (DAL) at ARZ
  18. Tyreek Hill (KC) at LAC
  19. Brandin Cooks (NE) v. HOU
  20. DeVante Parker (MIA) at NYJ
  21. Larry Fitzgerald (ARZ) v. DAL
  22. Terrelle Pryor (WAS) v. OAK
  23. Jordy Nelson (GB) v. CIN
  24. Martavis Bryant (PIT) at CHI
  25. Emmanuel Sanders (DEN) at BUF
  26. Alshon Jeffery (PHI) v. NYG
  27. Stefon Diggs (MIN) v. TB
  28. T.Y. Hilton (IND) v. CLE
  29. Chris Hogan (NE) v. HOU
  30. Pierre Garcon (SF) v. LAR
  31. Jamison Crowder (WAS) v. OAK
  32. Adam Thielen (MIN) v. TB
  33. Randall Cobb (GB) v. CIN
  34. DeSean Jackson (TB) at MIN
  35. Jermaine Kearse (NYJ) v. MIA
  36. Jeremy Maclin (BAL) at JAX
  37. J.J. Nelson (ARZ) v. DAL
  38. Marqise Lee (JAX) v. BAL
  39. Sammy Watkins (LAR) at SF
  40. Marvin Jones (DET) v. ATL
  41. Kendall Wright (CHI) v. PIT
  42. Ted Ginn (NO) at CAR
  43. Allen Hurns (JAX) v. BAL
  44. Cooper Kupp (LAR) at SF
  45. Kenny Golladay (DET) v. ATL
  46. Rashard Higgins (CLE) at IND
  47. Tyrell Williams (LAC) v. KC
  48. Devin Funchess (CAR) v. NO
  49. Rishard Matthews (TEN) v. SEA
  50. Mohamed Sanu (ATL) at DET
  51. Eric Decker (TEN) v. SEA
  52. Sterling Shepard (NYG) at PHI
  53. Nelson Agholor (PHI) v. NYG
  54. Paul Richardson (SEA) at TEN
  55. Geronimo Allison (GB) v. CIN
  56. Danny Amendola (NE) v. HOU
  57. Tyler Lockett (SEA) at TEN
  58. Brandon Marshall (NYG) at PHI
  59. Cole Beasley (DAL) at ARZ
  60. Corey Davis (TEN) v. SEA

Week 3 Rankings – Tight Ends

Updated September 20

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. HOU
  2. Travis Kelce (KC) at LAC
  3. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. NYG
  4. Jordan Reed (WAS) v. OAK
  5. Martellus Bennett (GB) v. CIN
  6. Delanie Walker (TEN) v. SEA
  7. Jack Doyle (IND) v. CLE
  8. Eric Ebron (DET) v. ATL
  9. Jimmy Graham (SEA) at TEN
  10. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) v. TB
  11. Hunter Henry (LAC) v. KC
  12. Jason Witten (DAL) at ARZ
  13. Coby Fleener (NO) at CAR
  14. Ben Watson (BAL) at JAX
  15. Evan Engram (NYG) at PHI
  16. Jared Cook (OAK) at WAS
  17. Austin Hooper (ATL) at MIN
  18. Charles Clay (BUF) v. DEN
  19. Julius Thomas (MIA) at NYJ
  20. Zach Miller (CHI) v. PIT

Week 3 Rankings – Tight Ends (1-point PPR)

Updated September 20

  1. Rob Gronkowski (NE) v. HOU
  2. Zach Ertz (PHI) v. NYG
  3. Travis Kelce (KC) at LAC
  4. Jordan Reed (WAS) v. OAK
  5. Martellus Bennett (GB) v. CIN
  6. Jack Doyle (IND) v. CLE
  7. Delanie Walker (TEN) v. SEA
  8. Jimmy Graham (SEA) at TEN
  9. Kyle Rudolph (MIN) v. TB
  10. Eric Ebron (DET) v. ATL
  11. Hunter Henry (LAC) v. KC
  12. Jason Witten (DAL) at ARZ
  13. Coby Fleener (NO) at CAR
  14. Ben Watson (BAL) at JAX
  15. Evan Engram (NYG) at PHI
  16. Jared Cook (OAK) at WAS
  17. Austin Hooper (ATL) at MIN
  18. Charles Clay (BUF) v. DEN
  19. Julius Thomas (MIA) at NYJ
  20. Zach Miller (CHI) v. PIT

Week 3 Rankings – Team Defenses

Updated September 20

  1. Ravens (BAL) at JAX
  2. Broncos (DEN) at BUF
  3. Rams (LAR) at SF
  4. Steelers (PIT) at CHI
  5. Dolphins (MIA) at NYJ
  6. Patriots (NE) v. HOU
  7. Seahawks (SEA) at TEN
  8. Eagles (PHI) v. NYG
  9. Packers (GB) v. CIN
  10. Vikings (MIN) v. TB
  11. Chiefs (KC) at LAC
  12. Jaguars (JAX) v. BAL
  13. Cardinals (ARZ) v. DAL
  14. Panthers (CAR) v. NO
  15. Giants (NYG) at PHI
  16. Buccaneers (TB) at MIN
  17. Browns (CLE) at IND
  18. Titans (TEN) v. SEA
  19. Colts (IND) v. CLE
  20. Texans (HOU) at NE

Week 3 Rankings – Kickers

Updated September 20

  1. Stephen Gostkowski (NE) v. HOU
  2. Matt Bryant (ATL) at DET
  3. Justin Tucker (BAL) at JAX
  4. Graham Gano (CAR) v. NO
  5. Giorgio Tavecchio (OAK) at WAS
  6. Mason Crosby (GB) v. CIN
  7. Matt Prater (DET) v. ARZ
  8. Chris Boswell (PIT) v. CHI
  9. Dan Bailey (DAL) at ARZ
  10. Dustin Hopkins (WAS) v. OAK
  11. Cody Parkey (MIA) at NYJ
  12. Cairo Santos (KC) at LAC
  13. Phil Dawson (ARZ) v. DAL
  14. Greg Zuerlein (LAR) at SF
  15. Wil Lutz (NO) at CAR
  16. Ryan Succop (TEN) v. SEA
  17. Brandon McManus (DEN) at BUF
  18. Adam Vinatieri (IND) v. CLE
  19. Nick Folk (TB) at MIN
  20. Jake Elliott (PHI) v. NYG

Key Suspensions – Week 3

  • Doug Martin (TB-RB) – second of three games
  • Willie Snead (NO-WR) – third of three games

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