Week 3 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings & Projections (Updated: Sunday & Monday Only)

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We’ve seen the Minshew show on Thursday Night Football and now it’s time to focus on Sunday & Monday Night Football. The following rankings are updated.

If you are having some decision making trouble for Week 3, we can certainly help out with our fantasy football positional rankings. If you are looking for some permanent adds for Week 3 and moving forward, check out the waiver wire breakdowns. With most of the industry now in a standard full-point PPR format, we break down the top ranked players at each position for Week 3.

Week 3 Quarterback Rankings

1Patrick MahomesBAL30.2
2Lamar Jackson@KC28.1
3Dak PrescottMIA27.4
4Deshaun Watson@LAC26.2
5Russell WilsonNO24.2
6Aaron RodgersDEN23.5
7Carson WentzDET23.1
8Jared Goff@CLE22.5
9Tom BradyNYJ22.1
10Josh AllenCIN21.7
11Matt Ryan@IND21.3
12Kyler MurrayCAR20.5
13Philip RiversHOU20.2
14Matthew Stafford@PHI19.9
15Jameis WinstonNYG19.6
16Jimmy GaroppoloPIT19.4
17Cam Newton@ARI19.0
18Kirk CousinsOAK18.6
19Mason Rudolph@SF18.3
20Jacoby BrissettATL18.1
21Mitchell Trubisky@WAS17.7
22Derek Carr@MIN15.8
23Andy Dalton@BUF15.5

The Ravens-Chiefs games features two of the top three quarterbacks for fantasy through two weeks. Lamar Jackson hasn’t even had a rushing touchdown yet, but is one of three quarterbacks with seven passing touchdowns. He gets a Chiefs defense that still isn’t on par with what we expected this year, and more of last week was about facing the Raiders. Jackson is in a great spot in a potential shootout game. Patrick Mahomes is just stapled into the number one spot each week, as he has thrown for 821 yards already, and has seven touchdowns. Even against a Baltimore offense, he is easily the top quarterback going.

Through two weeks, Miami has allowed eight passing touchdowns and 643 passing yards. Dak Prescott gets them this week, and has been lighting it up through the air. He has 70 fantasy points through the first two games, and offers up that rushing upside as well. We have more familiar faces within the top ten, but none are in eye popping matchups. This is more about their volume or consistency to produce fantasy points. The one name joining the top ten is Josh Allen. He projects for over 20 fantasy points against a hapless Bengals defense. Allen is currently QB8 on the season.

With names like Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger out, we have some names on the rise. Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford both crack inside the top 15, and are around some names in good spots. Philly’s secondary continues to be one to target, but Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers passing game is one I like this week. However they are a tough group to trust, even in good spots. The Giants have allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks already.

Week 3 Running Backs Rankings

1Ezekiel ElliotMIA23.7
2Christian McCaffrey@ARI22.9
3Saquon Barkley@TB21.8
4Dalvin CookOAK20.5
5Alvin Kamara@SEA20.3
6Austin EkelerHOU19.9
7Todd Gurley@CLE19.4
8Le’Veon Bell@NE19.0
9Aaron JonesDEN18.6
10David JohnsonCAR18.3
11Kerryon Johnson@PHI17.6
12Nick ChubbLAR17.1
13James Conner@SF16.5
14Mark Ingram@KC16.3
15Devonta Freeman@IND15.8
16Josh Jacobs@MIN15.5
17Marlon MackATL15.2
18Chris CarsonNO14.9
19David Montgomery@WAS14.3
20Sony MichelNYJ14.1
21James WhiteNYJ13.7
22Frank GoreCIN13.5
23Damien WilliamsBAL13.2
24Joe Mixon@BUF13.1
25Matt BreidaPIT12.5
26Phillip Lindsay@GB12.2
27Tarik Cohen@WAS11.9
28Raheem MostertPIT11.7
29Duke Johnson@LAC11.4
30Peyton BarberNYG11.2
31Carlos Hyde@LAC10.7
32Rashaad PennyNO10.5
33Chris ThompsonCHI10.4
34Jaylen Samuels@SF10.2
35Royce Freeman@GB9.7
36Miles SandersDET9.4
37Adrian PetersonCHI9.1
38Rex BurkheadNYJ8.7
39Latavius Murray@SEA8.5
40LeSean McCoyBAL8.2
41Jamaal WilliamsDEN7.7
42Justin JacksonHOU6.7
43Ito Smith@IND5.6
44Jordan HowardDET5.1
45Darren SprolesDET4.9
46Kenyan Drake@DAL4.6
47Malcolm Brown@CLE4.5

There is a bit of a ripple effect with the Brees and Roethlisberger injuries. Alvin Kamara is still somewhat safe, but he does take a knock with Brees being out the next six weeks. James Conner is a bit more of a worry, already on a bum knee, but he expects to play. The Steelers offense was already in rough shape through two weeks, the absence of Roethlisberger the rest of the year is going to be a toss up for the skill position players around them. The other big running backs are in great spots this week. Ezekiel Elliott received a normal workload in Washington, and now gets Miami at home. Christian McCaffrey is in a rebound spot against Arizona, while Saquon Barkley just continues to produce regardless of matchup.

Austin Ekeler and Dalvin Cook are both borderline top backs, and are currently 1-2 in PPR scoring to start the year. We have also seen Mark Ingram, Josh Jacobs, and Marlon Mack creep up into top ten in scoring. The Falcons have struggled against the run a bit already, and have also struggled against pass-catching backs. Mack isn’t a big time pass-catcher, but he is in a good spot. Derrick Henry has a tough matchup, but the workload is there. He is RB3 currently in scoring, and the Titans will continue to run the ground and point offense.

Week 3 Wide Receivers

Week 3 RankingPlayerWeek 3 OpponentProjected Week 3 Fantasy Points
1Julio Jones@IND21.2
2DeAndre Hopkins@LAC20.8
3Keenan AllenHOU20.2
4Odell Beckham JrLAR19.6
5Amari CooperDAL19.4
6Davante AdamsDEN19.1
7Sammy WatkinsBAL18.5
8Michael Thomas@SEA18.2
9Antonio BrownNYJ17.7
10Chris GodwinNYG17.6
11Kenny Golladay@PHI16.8
12Adam ThielenOAK16.2
13Tyler LockettNO15.7
14JuJu Smith-Schuster@SF15.2
15John BrownCIN14.9
16Robert Woods@CLE14.7
17Stefon DiggsOAK14.6
18Mike EvansNYG14.2
19Brandin Cooks@CLE14.1
20Julian EdelmanNYJ13.9
21Cooper Kupp@CLE13.6
22Allen Robinson@WAS13.6
23Marquise Brown@KC13.5
24T.Y. HiltonATL13.3
25D.J. Moore@ARI13.1
26Larry FitzgeraldCAR12.9
27Calvin Ridley@IND12.5
28Tyler Boyd@BUF12.4
29D.K. MetcalfNO12.1
30Emmanuel Sanders@GB11.9
31Tyrell Williams@MIN11.7
32John Ross@BUF11.6
33Curtis Samuel@ARI11.4
34Demarcus RobinsonBAL11.2
35Josh GordonNYJ11.1
36Mike WilliamsHOU10.8
37Will Fuller@LAC10.6
38Christian KirkCAR10.4
39Mecole HardmanBAL10.1
40Deebo SamuelPIT9.8
41Nelson AgholorDET9.5
42Jarvis LandryLAR9.3
43Courtland Sutton@GB8.9
44Randall CobbMIA8.6
45Sterling Shepard@TB8.4
46Marvin Jones@PHI8.1
47Terry McLaurinCHI7.9
48Marquise GoodwinPIT7.7
49Preston Williams@DAL7.6

Like the running backs, there is a slight drop in Michael Thomas and JuJu Smith-Schuster for this week. Smith-Schuster finds himself outside of the top ten, while Michael Thomas is usually a top three option, and now sits at number 8. Not bad, but a tough road matchup with Teddy Bridgewater under center is not ideal. While the Vikings want to be a run heavy team, Oakland has allowed the third most fantasy points to WRs and have a bottom five secondary. Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs live on this week as top 20 options.

Chris Godwin takes a big jump after two weeks, but this is more about a Giants secondary struggling to defend the pass. Mike Evans is due for a big week, and the Giants provide him with that upside. However, he continues to fall down the rankings. Tyler Lockett had major volume in Week 2, and gets a Saints offense allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game. While they have faced two solid passing teams, their secondary struggled greatly last season. The Arizona-Carolina game is a prime spot for the wideouts. An area that I will look the other way is Cincinnati taking a trip to Buffalo. The Bills have a strong secondary that I tend to shy away from targeting.

Week 3 Tight Ends Rankings

Week 3 RankingPlayerWeek 3 OpponentProjected Week 3 Fantasy Points
1Travis KelceBAL17.4
2Zach ErtzDET16.9
3Evan Engram@TB15.4
4Mark Andrews@KC15.2
5George KittlePIT14.9
6Greg Olsen@ARI14.6
7O.J. HowardNYG12.6
8Eric EbronATL12.5
9Austin Hooper@IND12.0
10T.J. Hockenson@PHI11.7
11Vance McDonald@SF11.3
12Darren Waller@MIN11.1
13David NjokuLAR10.2
14Trey Burton@WAS9.9
15Jimmy GrahamDEN9.3
16Jared Cook@SEA8.7
17Jason WittenMIA8.4
18Kyle RudolphOAK7.9
19Vernon DavisCHI7.3
20Tyler Eifert@BUF6.8
21Noah Fant@GB6.5
22Jack DoyleATL6.0
23Will DisslyNO5.8
24Gerald Everett@CLE5.5

If the Eagles injury situation leaves absent names out there for Week 3, we can bank on Zach Ertz getting plenty of targets. We already saw him get fed against the Falcons, with most of the names leaving early. You were already starting Ertz anyway, but his target potential would get a big bump. Evan Engram had an extremely tough matchup against the Bills last week, but gets the Buccaneers this week who have struggled against tight ends dating back to last season. Despite a poorly run offense, Engram will continue to be a factor given the volume.

Greg Olsen produced on TNF last week, and is in a great spot against Arizona. The Cardinals have been shredded by tight ends to start the season, allowing a 17-273-3 line. Olsen is an excellent option this week. O.J. Howard has been dreadful to start the year. Didn’t have a single target against Carolina, and posted a 4-32-0 line against San Francisco. The Giants have been a middling defense against tight ends the last few seasons, but Howard’s volume is the bigger concern here.

Week 3 Kicker Rankings

Week 3 RankingPlayerWeek 3 OpponentProjected Week 3 Fantasy Points
1Greg Zuerlein@CLE13.1
2Harrison ButkerBAL12.5
3Justin Tucker@KC11.5
4Dan BaileyOAK10.8
5Stephen GostkowskiNYJ10.3
6Brett MaherMIA9.8
7Matt Bryant@IND9.8
8Ka'imi Fairbairn@LAC9.6
9Robbie GouldPIT9.5
10Wil Lutz@SEA9.3
11Steve HauschkaCIN9.1
12Joey Slye@ARI9.0
13Michael BadgleyHOU8.8
14Matt Prater@PHI8.5
15Aldrick Rosas@TB8.4
16Jake ElliottDET8.4
17Randy Bullock@BUF8.2
18Chris Boswell@SF8.1
19Brandon McManus@GB8.0
20Adam VinatieriATL7.9
21Sam Ficken@NE7.9
22Mason CrosbyDEN7.8
23Daniel Carlson@MIN7.4
24Jason MyersNO8.1

Greg Zuerlein, Harrison Butker, and Justin Tucker are the top kicking options and all are in enticing spots. Stephen Gostkowski gets a prime matchup against the Jets, as they allowed the second most fantasy points to kickers last season. Dan Bailey is back at home this week against an Oakland team that allowed the 7th most fantasy points to opposing kickers. One of the lesser known names is Joey Slye for Carolina, and this is a good indoors spot for him this week. Arizona allowed the 8th most fantasy points per game to kickers.

Week 3 Defense Rankings

RankTeamWeek 3 OpponentWeek 3 Fantasy Projection
1New EnglandNYJ11.9
8LA Chargers@HOU8.0
9LA Rams@CLE8.0
14Green BayDEN7.7
15Tampa BayNYG7.7
17Kansas CityBAL7.6
19NY Giants@TB7.5
23San FranciscoPIT7.2

The Patriots are coming off of a monster fantasy performance, and get to face a banged up Jets team missing their starting quarterback. Chicago goes on the road to face another weak offense, and Buffalo welcomes Cincinnati at home. If you are looking for streamers, both Tennessee and Dallas project well and are not highly owned around the sites. Seattle projects better this week given the New Orleans news with Drew Brees out as well. Baltimore and Denver are two defenses that fell off due to the opponents.

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