Week 3 Fantasy WR PPR Rankings

PPR leagues can be a little more predictable than standard leagues, though with wide receivers, touchdowns can still make a huge difference. Our Week 3 fantasy WR PPR rankings aren’t all that different from our standard set, that’s partly because we’re still learning which receivers will be consistent targets and which defenses will continue having problems stopping the pass. We still can’t fully commit to relying on stats from previous games, especially with so many QBs getting hurt last week, but we’re at least getting a better feel for how teams will divvy up looks, which is probably the most important thing when figuring out who to start at WR.

As always, there are several receivers who shine more in PPR leagues. JuJu Smith Schuster and Diontae Johnson had seven and 12 targets, respectively, in Week 2 and will remain solid PPR options vs. the Bengals. However, Johnson injured his knee on the final play of Week 2, so we’ll have to watch that moving forward. If he’s out, James Washington would become an interesting flex option in PPR. Sterling Shepard (vs. Atlanta) has emerged big time for Daniel Jones, as he’s drawn 19 targets in the Giants’ first two games. Shepard might start to draw most of the defensive attention, so Kenny Golladay could sneak up on a weak Falcons’ pass defense and produce a respectable fantasy performance. Both are in play given the matchup. Jalen Reagor (@ Dallas) and Tim Patrick (vs. Jets) look like fine PPR plays in Week 3, as well. Both have good matchups and are getting more targets than expected. Patrick is a hot waiver wire add once again with Jerry Jeudy (ankle) sidelined for at least a month.

It’s tough to say who Jalen Ramsey will be in charge of shutting down for Tampa Bay, but Chris Godwin feels like the safest option to play in PPR leagues. If Ramsey does shadow him, that’s tough luck, but we have no way of knowing exactly who he will be assigned to. If there’s any week to avoid Mike Evans, it might be this one. He’s already a scary play in PPR, and just the threat of being guarded by Ramsey makes him a bust candidate. Of course, Michael Pittman and Zach Pascal both had decent games against the Rams last week, so anything is possible. Both of those receivers would be play this week against Tennessee, but if Jacob Eason starts, it would put a serious damper on their outlooks.

Bengals’ WRs have a tall task in Pittsburgh, and it looks like Cincinnati’s talented trio will play musical chairs each week as to who will be the top option. It was Ja’Marr Chase in Week 1 as the top dog, but Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd both outproduced him in Week 2 in terms of catches and yards, but Chase did get into the end zone. At least one of them will be productive, but we can’t tell who that will be at this point. Either way, Boyd moves up in PPR, but he might have the lowest ceiling.

The Dolphins have two good cornerbacks, so Bryan Edwards and Henry Ruggs III look like guys who should be benched, despite some flashes that they might be on the brink of emerging in fantasy football. Hunter Renfrow probably has the highest PPR floor for the Raiders, though he’s just a borderline flex, at best. Julio Jones (vs Colts) isn’t the hottest name in PPR leagues, and although the Colts defense has looked mortal, they’ve played two great offenses and shut down DK Metcalf until late in the game in Week 1 and shut down Robert Woods in Week 2. Jones is merely on the start-sit bubble, but he’s tough to sit. The same goes for Odell Beckham Jr. if he plays, though he would get a bump if Jarvis Landry (knee) is out against the Bears.

Rondale Moore and Christian Kirk (@ Jaguars) both get matchup bumps, but that’s also true for the receivers on the other side of that game (DJ Chark, Marvin Jones, Laviska Shenault). Shenault is dealing with a shoulder injury, though, so tread lightly with him. Jakobi Meyers (vs. Saints), Darnell Mooney (@ Browns), and K.J. Osborn (vs. Seahawks) get their customary bumps in PPR leagues, putting all in the flex range.

Ultimately, we’re largely still looking at matchups and talent, and it will take at least another week to really feel comfortable about matchup and target numbers. Obviously, we’re can spot some obvious risers and fallers, but Week 3 is always a bit of a guessing game — and QB injuries are only make things worse. Because of that, our rankings will likely get a few face lifts before the end of the week.

We’ll be updating these WR PPR rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest changes and analysis.

​Fantasy WR PPR Rankings Week 3: Who to start at wide receiver

Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring

Cardinals @ Jaguars

Chiefs vs. Chargers

Packers @ 49ers

Bills vs. Washington

Seahawks @ Vikings

Chargers @ Chiefs

Falcons @ Giants

Rams vs. Buccaneers

Seahawks @ Vikings

Cowboys vs. Eagles

Vikings vs. Seahawks

Bears @ Browns

Vikings vs. Seahawks

Buccaneers @ Rams

Broncos vs. Jets

Panthers @ Texans

Texans vs. Panthers

Washington @ Bills

Cowboys vs. Eagles

Ravens @ Lions

Titans vs. Colts

49ers vs. Packers

Steelers vs. Bengals

Buccaneers @ Rams

Eagles @ Cowboys

Giants vs. Browns

Buccaneers @ Rams

Titans vs. Colts

Bengals @ Steelers

Cardinals @ Jaguars

Bengals @ Steelers

Steelers vs. Bengals

Steelers vs. Bengals

Panthers @ Texans

Jaguars vs. Cardinals

Chargers @ Chiefs

37 Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ TEN
38 Marvin Jones, JAX vs. ARI
39 Robert Woods, LAR vs. TB
40 Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. CHI
41 Tyler Boyd, CIN @ PIT
42 Christian Kirk, ARI @ JAX
43 Kenny Golladay, NYG vs. ATL
44 Corey Davis, NYJ @ DEN
45 Jakobi Meyers, NE vs. NO
46 Darnell Mooney, CHI @ CLE
47 Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. ARI
48 Zach Pascal, IND @ TEN
49 Tim Patrick, DEN vs. NYJ
50 Jaylen Waddle, MIA @ LV
51 Sammy Watkins, BAL @ DET
52 Cole Beasley, BUF vs. WAS
53 Will Fuller V, MIA @ LV
54 Jalen Reagor, PHI @ DAL
55 Nelson Agholor, NE vs. NO
56 DeVante Parker, MIA @ LV
57 K.J. Osborn, MIN vs. SEA
58 Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. CHI
59 Darius Slayton, NYG vs. ATL
60 A.J. Green, ARI @ JAX
61 Russell Gage, ATL @ NYG
62 Quez Watkins, PHI @ DAL
63 Hunter Renfrow, LV vs. MIA
64 Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ SF
65 Henry Ruggs III, LV vs. MIA
66 Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. GB
67 Marquez Callaway, NO @ NE
68 Emmanuel Sanders, BUF vs. WAS
69 Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ DEN
70 Bryan Edwards, LV vs. MIA
71 Mecole Hardman, KC vs. LAC
72 Tyrell Williams, DET vs. BAL
73 Quintez Cephus, DET vs. BAL
74 KJ Hamler, DEN vs. NYJ
75 Randall Cobb, GB @ SF
76 Deonte Harris, NO @ NE
77 Braxton Berrios, NYJ @ DEN
78 Allen Lazard, GB @ SF
79 Gabriel Davis, BUF vs. WAS
80 Van Jefferson, LAR vs. TB
81 Terrace Marshall Jr., CAR @ HOU
82 Marquise Goodwin, CHI @ CLE
83 Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. LAC
84 Jalen Guyton, LAC @ KC
85 Dyami Brown, WAS @ BUF
86 Byron Pringle, KC vs. LAC
87 DeSean Jackson, LAR vs. TB
88 D’Wayne Eskridge, SEA @ MIN
89 Anthony Schwartz, CLE vs. CHI
90 Kadarius Toney, NYG vs. ATL

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