Week 3 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Putting together fantasy wide receiver rankings for Week 3 feels like a fool’s errand in many ways. There are so many injuries up and down the ranks, starting at the top with Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Davante Adams, and A.J. Brown. As we move down, we encounter guys like Kenny Golladay, Courtland Sutton, Jamison Crowder, and Parris Campbell — all of whom matter who matter in some form. Hopefully you have healthy wideouts or a good position in your league’s waiver order because you’ll need it — just like we’ll need an eraser for the frequent updates we’ll be making to this list throughout the week.

We won’t have a good read on all the injuries until later in the week, so our time right now is better spent analyzing what we should and shouldn’t believe in so far. One team that has us believing in all of its key receivers is the Falcons. They seem intent on throwing the football all over the place, mostly to Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage. Jones and Ridley are unquestioned every-week starts at this point, while Gage is worth adding and considering in PPR formats and some deeper standard leagues, too.

WEEK 3 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

There are now two weeks to make us believers in Marquez Valdes-Scantling, too. Aaron Rodgers hit him deep again in Week 2 and only an ankle tackle prevented a touchdown. He’s the type of boom-or-bust WR3 that DeSean Jackson, Mike Williams, Brandin Cookks, and Breshad Perriman are supposed to be, but perhaps MVS is ushering in a new era. At least we can count on John Brown in that role. On the flip side, we were let down last week by Scotty Miller with Chris Godwin out — not every future Hall-of-Fame quarterback can make magic happen for our sleepers, apparently, but a Week 3 matchup with Denver could get him back on track, as Tennessee and Pittsburgh both had success through the air against the Broncos.

WEEK 3 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Other players who impressed us in Week 2 and appear to be on the rise: CeeDee Lamb, the Cowboys rookie who had 106 receiving yards; Diontae Johnson, who found the end zone receiving and almost returned a punt for a TD, too; Laviska Shenault, who not only caught three more passes but also ran the football five times; and KJ Hamler, who showed his explosiveness all over the Denver offense but might be a few weeks away from making a real impact now that Jeff Driskel figures to be in for Drew Lock (shoulder).

Again, these rankings are just a rough draft, as injuries figure to once again wreak havoc with this position. Fortunately, there are always new options, so we’ll stay on top of all the changes.

Note: Check back all week leading up to kickoff, as we’ll continue to update our WR rankings based on the latest news and injuries.

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

Cardinals vs. Lions

Saints vs. Packers

Packers @ Saints

Buccaneers @ Broncos

Cowboys @ Seahawks

Titans @ Vikings

Bears @ Falcons

Falcons vs. Bears

Browns vs. Washington

Steelers vs. Texans

Chiefs @ Ravens

Falcons vs. Bears

Chargers vs. Panthers

Lions @ Cardinals

Jaguars vs. Dolphins

Buccaneers @ Broncos

Seahawks vs. Cowboys

Vikings vs. Titans

Dolphins @ Jaguars

Washington @ Browns

Rams @ Bills

Seahawks vs. Cowboys

Ravens vs. Chiefs

Rams @ Bills

Bills vs. Rams

Colts vs. Jets

Steelers vs. Texans

Panthers @ Chargers

Broncos vs. Buccaneers

Patriots vs. Raiders

Saints vs. Packers

Bills vs. Rams

Texans @ Steelers

Browns vs. Washington

Bengals @ Eagles

Bengals @ Eagles

37 Marvin Jones, DET @ ARZ
38 CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ SEA
39 Corey Davis, TEN @ MIN
40 DeSean Jackson, PHI vs. CIN
41 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. SF
42 Brandin Cooks, HOU @ PIT
43 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ IND
44 Russell Gage, ATL vs. CHI
45 Preston Williams, MIA @ JAX
46 Henry Ruggs III, LV @ NE
47 Michael Gallup, DAL @ SEA
48 Parris Campbell, IND vs. NYJ
49 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. MIA
50 Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. DET
51 Mike Williams, LAC vs. CAR
52 Anthony Miller, CHI @ ATL
53 Sammy Watkins, KC @ BAL
54 Allen Lazard, GB @ NO
55 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ NO
56 Robby Anderson, CAR @ LAC
57 Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. DET
58 N’Keal Harry, NE vs. LV
59 Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. GB
60 Golden Tate, NYG vs. SF
61 Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. TB
62 Kendrick Bourne, SF @ NYG
63 Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. SF
64 Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ IND
65 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. LAR
66 Jalen Reagor PHI vs. CIN
67 Isaiah Ford, MIA @ JAX
68 Scotty Miller, TB @ DEN
69 Danny Amendola, DET @ ARZ
70 Chase Claypool, PIT vs. HOU
71 Mecole Hardman, KC @ BAL
72 James Washington, PIT vs. HOU
73 Van Jefferson, LAR @ BUF
74 Curtis Samuel, CAR @ LAC
75 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. TB
76 Quintez Cephus, DET @ ARZ
77 Damaire Byrd, NE vs. LV
78 Michael Pittman Jr., IND vs. NYJ
79 Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. TEN
80 Demarcus Robinson, KC @ BAL
81 Bryan Edwards, LV @ NE
82 Adam Humphries, TEN @ MIN
83 Hunter Renfrow, LV @ NE
84 Randall Cobb, HOU @ PIT
85 Brandon Aiyuk, SF @ NYG
86 John Ross III, CIN @ PHI
87 Josh Reynolds, LAR @ BUF
88 Jalen Guyton, LAC vs. CAR
89 Steven Sims, WAS @ CLE
90 Kenny Stills, HOU @ PIT
91 Miles Boykin, BAL vs. KC

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