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JetNation Week 3 Fantasy Rankings

Week 2 saw many changes at the quarterback position, including two from the 2004 Draft, Eli Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Although their absences don’t entirely shake up the rankings, it opens the door for newer, younger faces to emerge as the games top fantasy quarterbacks. With only a two game sample size, offenses are starting to take shape and defenses are starting to learn their tendencies. This makes for more intriguing matchups across the board, and new players enter the fantasy picture. All rankings are made for standard, non-PPR formats.

Quarterback

  1. Patrick Mahomes (vs BAL)
  2. Lamar Jackson (@ KC)
  3. Dak Prescott (vs MIA)
  4. Aaron Rodgers (vs DEN)
  5. Deshaun Watson (vs LAC)
  6. Josh Allen (vs CIN)
  7. Carson Wentz (vs DET)
  8. Russell Wilson (vs NO)
  9. Kyler Murray (vs CAR)
  10. Matt Ryan (@ IND)
  11. Jameis Winston (vs NYG)
  12. Philip Rivers (vs HOU)
  13. Jared Goff (@ CLE)
  14. Baker Mayfield (vs LAR)
  15. Jimmy Garoppolo (vs PIT)
  16. Jacoby Brissett (vs ATL)
  17. Matthew Stafford (@ PHI)
  18. Mitch Trubisky (@ WSH)
  19. Kirk Cousin (vs OAK)
  20. Teddy Bridgewater (@ SEA)
  • Cam Newton not expected to play with a foot injury. If he is OUT, Kyle Allen will be the starter.
  • Taysom Hill and Teddy Bridgewater will both split reps as QB this week vs Seahawks.
  • Daniel Jones is making his first NFL start.

Running Back

  1. Ezekiel Elliott (vs MIA)
  2. Christian McCaffrey (@ ARI)
  3. Saquon Barkley (@ TB)
  4. Dalvin Cook (vs OAK)
  5. Alvin Kamara (@ SEA)
  6. David Johnson (vs CAR)
  7. Nick Chubb (vs LAR)
  8. Austin Ekeler (@ CLE)
  9. Aaron Jones (vs DEN)
  10. Chris Carson (vs NO)
  11. Todd Gurley (@ CLE)
  12. Le’Veon Bell (@ NE)
  13. Sony Michel (vs NYJ)
  14. Josh Jacobs (@ MIN) *Questionable*
  15. Derrick Henry (@ JAX)
  16. Joe Mixon (@ BUF)
  17. Leonard Fournette (vs TEN)
  18. Marlon Mack (vs ATL) *Questionable*
  19. Kerryon Johnson (@ PHI)
  20. James Conner (@ SF) *Questionable*
  21. Damien Willams (vs BAL) *Questionable*
  22. David Montgomery (@ WSH)
  23. Mark Ingram (@ KC)
  24. Devonta Freeman (@ IND)
  25. Matt Breida (vs PIT)
  26. James White (vs NYJ)
  27. Phillip Lindsay (@ GB)
  28. Devin Singletary (vs CIN) *Questionable*
  29. Peyton Barber (vs NYG)
  30. Duke Johnson Jr. (@ LAC)
  31. Frank Gore (vs CIN)
  32. Royce Freeman (@ GB)
  33. Miles Sanders (vs DET)
  34. Lesean McCoy (vs BAL) *Questionable*
  35. Adrian Peterson (vs CHI)
  36. Chris Thompson (vs CHI)
  37. Tarik Cohen (@ WSH)
  38. Justin Jackson (vs HOU)
  39. Kenyan Drake (@ DAL)
  40. Carlos Hyde (@ LAC)
  • James Conner may not play Sunday, so Jaylen Samuels could be in line for a start. If he is, rookie Benny Snell Jr. will also be involved.
  • With Damien Williams and Lesean McCoy both on the injury report, rookie Darwin Thompson could see more snaps on Sunday. Another name to watch in that backfield is Darryl Williams.

Wide Receiver

  1. Julio Jones (@ IND)
  2. O’dell Beckham Jr. (vs LAR)
  3. DeAndre Hopkins (@ LAC)
  4. Davante Adams (vs DEN)
  5. Keenan Allen (vs HOU) *Questionable*
  6. Antonio Brown (vs NYJ)
  7. Michael Thomas (@ SEA)
  8. Amari Cooper (vs MIA)
  9. JuJu Smith-Schuster (@ SF)
  10. Sammy Watkins (vs BAL)
  11. Kenny Golladay (@ PHI)
  12. Adam Thielen (vs OAK)
  13. Chris Godwin (vs NYG)
  14. Cooper Kupp (@ CLE)
  15. Mikes Evans (vs NYG)
  16. T.Y. Hilton (vs ATL) *Questionable*
  17. Brandin Cooks (@ CLE)
  18. Tyrell Williams (@ MIN) *Questionable*
  19. DJ Moore (@ ARI)
  20. Tyler Lockett (vs NO)
  21. Larry Fitzgerald (vs CAR)
  22. Allen Robinson (@ WSH)
  23. Robert Woods (@ CLE)
  24. Marquise Brown (@ KC)
  25. Stefon Diggs (vs OAK)
  26. Tyler Boyd (@ BUF)
  27. Christian Kirk (vs CAR)
  28. Mike Williams (vs HOU)
  29. Calvin Ridley (@ IND)
  30. Julian Edelman (vs NYJ)
  31. Emmanuel Sanders (@ GB)
  32. John Ross (@ BUF)
  33. Courtland Sutton (@ GB)
  34. Alshon Jeffery (vs DET) *Questionable*
  35. Terry McLaurin (vs CHI)
  36. Demarcus Robinson (vs BAL)
  37. Jarvis Landry (vs LAR)
  38. Josh Gordon (vs NYJ)
  39. Mecole Hardman (vs BAL)
  40. John Brown (vs CIN)
  41. DK Metcalf (vs NO)
  42. Josh Gordon (vs NYJ)
  43. Sterling Shepard (@ TB) *Questionable*
  44. Jamison Crowder (@ NE)
  45. Curtis Samuel (@ ARI)
  46. Randall Cobb (vs MIA)
  47. Marvin Jones Jr (@ PHI)
  48. Nelson Agholor (vs DET)
  49. Will Fuller IV (@ LAC)
  50. Deebo Samuel (vs PIT)
  • If either Alshon Jeffery or Desean Jackson is inactive Sunday, rookie JJ Arcega-Whiteside will be the receiver you will want to keep you eyes on. He played 75 snaps last week and may have to do it again if the Eagles are without their top pass catchers.
  • With Sterling Shepard still dealing with a concussion, TJ Jones and Cody Latimer are the next men up in New York.

Tight End

  1. Zach Ertz (vs DET)
  2. Travis Kelce (vs BAL)
  3. George Kittle (vs PIT)
  4. Mark Andrews (@ KC)
  5. Evan Engram (@ TB)
  6. Darren Waller (@ MIN)
  7. Greg Olsen (@ ARI)
  8. Delanie Walker (@ JAX)
  9. Vance McDonald (@ SF)
  10. Jared Cook (@ SEA)
  11. TJ Hockenson (@ PHI)
  12. Austin Hooper (@ IND)
  13. O.J. Howard (vs NYG)
  14. Jason Witten (vs MIA)
  15. Will Dissly (vs NO)

Favorable Matchups

  • Dak Prescott vs Dolphins
  • Jameis Winston vs Giants
  • Tom Brady vs Jets
  • David Johnson vs Panthers
  • Aaron Jones vs Denver
  • Sony Michel vs Jets
  • Miles Sanders vs Lions
  • Amari Cooper vs Dolphins
  • Calvin Ridley @ Colts
  • John Brown vs Bengals
  • DK Metcalf vs Saints
  • Jason Witten vs Dolphins
  • TJ Hockenson @ Eagles
  • O.J. Howard vs Giants

Unfavorable Matchups

  • Kyler Murray vs Panthers
  • Philip Rivers vs Texans
  • Baker Mayfield vs Rams
  • Le’Veon Bell @ Patriots
  • Phillip Lindsay @ Packers
  • Damien Williams vs Ravens
  • Devonta Freeman @ Colts
  • Adrian Peterson vs Bears
  • Tyrell Williams @ Vikings
  • Tyler Boyd @ Bills
  • Emmanuel Sanders @ Packers
  • Demarcus Robinson vs Ravens
  • Jared Cook @ Seahawks
  • Austin Hooper @ Colts
  • Darren Waller @ Vikings

Sleeper Pick of the Week

Miles Boykin @ Chiefs

In a game that looks to have the highest score of the week, there will be plenty of players that will get a chance to have fantasy relevance. The Ravens offense is facing it’s toughest test of the season, but the Chiefs secondary is vulnerable to surrendering big fantasy games to receivers. They are currently ranked 20th in Pass YPG allowed, so Lamar should be able to air it out and keep scoring with the Chiefs explosive offense. This means that the 6’4” rookie from Notre Dame could be primed for a big day. He has been relatively quiet in his first two career games, but he was already able to find the end zone. As Boykin’s chemistry grows with Jackson, his production in this new look offense will continue to grow as well. Sunday could be the breakout game he needed.

This Article Was Written By Dylan Tereman

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I was born and raised in New Jersey, just recently moving to Spartanburg, SC. I am 23 and have been a Jets fan since I was 6. Through all the peaks and valleys, I am proud to be a fan of the Green & White and I’m excited to contribute to JetNation in anyway I can.