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Fantasy Football: Week 3 rankings

Nick Falato releases his 32 best QBs, RBs, WRs, & TEs, along with 5 kickers and defenses to acquire ahead of your Week 3 fantasy contest.

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We at Big Blue View are going to do something a bit different with our Fantasy Football article going forward. I’ll be rolling out rankings for the week instead of highlighting a few players to pay attention to. I will give my top 32 QBs, RBs, WRs, TEs, while also providing 5 defenses and kickers who are lesser owned in most fantasy leagues.

Throughout the week, I analyze the relevant fantasy statistics to conclude these rankings based on matchup, opportunity, X’s & O’s, and a lot more about the upcoming week’s fantasy contests. With that said, there are tons of injuries to monitor throughout the week. All of these injuries must be taken into context when debating these rankings.

An injury to a defensive tackle could lead to more rushing attempts for a specific team, and that can have an effect on every fantasy position for the opponent, so pay attention to all injuries up and through the kick off. Here’s my week 3 fantasy rankings.

(Rankings are done for half point PPR formats)

Top 5 highest over/unders on the week…(My Bookie)

  1. Cowboys @ Seahawks 56
  2. Lions @ Cardinals 55
  3. Chiefs @ Ravens 53.5 (MNF)
  4. Packers @ Saints 52.5 (SNF)
  5. Titans @ Vikings 49

Vegas is telling us it may be a high-scoring week.

Top 5 lowest scoring over/unders on the week…(My Bookie)

  1. 49ers @ Giants 41.5
  2. Buccaneers @ Broncos 43.5
  3. Jets @ Colts 44
  4. Texans @ Steelers 45
  5. Football Team @ Browns 45

Quarterbacks

  1. Lamar Jackson vs KC
  2. Russell Wilson vs DAL
  3. Kyler Murray vs DET
  4. Dak Prescott @ SEA
  5. Cam Newton vs LV
  6. Josh Allen vs LAR
  7. Patrick Mahomes @ BAL
  8. Aaron Rodgers @ NO
  9. Matt Ryan vs CHI
  10. Ben Rothelisberger vs HOU
  11. Gardner Minshew II vs MIA
  12. Matthew Stafford @ ARI
  13. DeShaun Watson @ PIT
  14. Carson Wentz vs CIN
  15. Ryan Tannehill @ MIN
  16. Joe Burrow @ PHI
  17. Philip Rivers vs NYJ
  18. Mitchell Trubisky @ ATL
  19. Tom Brady @ DEN
  20. Drew Brees vs GB
  21. Daniel Jones vs SF
  22. Ryan Fitzpatrick @ JAX
  23. Justin Herbert vs CAR
  24. Baker Mayfield vs WAS
  25. Derek Carr @ NE
  26. Kirk Cousins vs TEN
  27. Jared Goff @ BUF
  28. Teddy Brigdewater @ LAC
  29. Jeff Driskel vs TB
  30. Sam Darnold @ IND
  31. Nick Mullins @ NYG
  32. Dwayne Haskins @ CLE

Running Backs

  1. Alvin Kamara vs GB
  2. Derrick Henry @ MIN
  3. Ezekiel Elliott @ SEA
  4. Miles Sanders vs CIN
  5. Jonathan Taylor vs NYJ
  6. Dalvin Cook vs TEN
  7. Austin Ekeler vs CAR
  8. James Conner vs HOU
  9. Chris Carson vs DAL
  10. Aaron Jones @ NO
  11. Kenyan Drake vs DET
  12. Josh Jacobs @ NE
  13. Nick Chubb vs WAS
  14. Clyde Edwards-Helaire @ BAL
  15. Joe Mixon @ PHI
  16. James Robinson vs MIA
  17. Kareem Hunt vs WAS
  18. Todd Gurley II vs CHI
  19. Melvin Gordon III vs TB
  20. David Montgomery @ ATL
  21. Mike Davis @ LAC
  22. Joshua Kelley vs LAC
  23. Leonard Fournette @ DEN
  24. David Johnson @ PIT
  25. Antonio Gibson @ CLE
  26. Mark Ingram II vs KC
  27. Devin Singletary vs LAR
  28. Jerick McKinnon @ NYG
  29. Zach Moss vs LAR
  30. Myles Gaskin @ JAX
  31. J.K Dobbins vs KC
  32. DeAndre Swift @ ARI

Wide Receivers

  1. DeAndre Hopkins vs DET
  2. Calvin Ridley vs CHI
  3. Devante Adams @ NO
  4. Allen Robinson II @ ATL
  5. Chris Godwin @DEN
  6. Tyreek Hill @ BAL
  7. Julio Jones vs CHI
  8. Mike Evans @ DEN
  9. Adam Thielen vs TEN
  10. Amari Cooper @ SEA
  11. JuJu Smith-Schuster vs HOU
  12. D.K. Metcalf vs DAL
  13. Tyler Lockett vs DAL
  14. Kenny Golladay @ ARI
  15. Terry McLaurin @ CLE
  16. Marquise Brown vs KC
  17. D.J. Moore @ LAC
  18. Julian Edelman vs LV
  19. Odell Beckham Jr. vs WAS
  20. Keenan Allen vs CAR
  21. Cooper Kupp @ BUF
  22. Dionte Johnson vs HOU
  23. D.J. Chark vs MIA
  24. Robert Woods @ BUF
  25. N’Keal Harry vs LV
  26. DeSean Jackson vs CIN
  27. Tyler Boyd @ PHI
  28. T.Y. Hilton vs NYJ
  29. CeeDee Lamb @ SEA
  30. Darius Slayton vs SF
  31. DeVante Parker @ JAX
  32. Michael Gallup @ SEA

Tight Ends

  1. Travis Kelce @ BAL
  2. Mark Andrews vs KC
  3. Darren Waller vs NE
  4. Hunter Henry vs CAR
  5. Jonnu Smith @ MIN
  6. Tyler Higbee @ BUF
  7. Zach Ertz vs CIN
  8. Noah Fant vs TB
  9. Mike Gesicki @ JAX
  10. Evan Engram vs SF
  11. Logan Thomas @ CLE
  12. Jared Cook vs GB
  13. Hayden Hurst vs CHI
  14. Drew Sample @ PHI
  15. Dalton Schultz @ SEA
  16. Dallas Goedert vs CIN
  17. T.J. Hockinson @ ARI
  18. Mo-Alie Cox vs NYJ
  19. Chris Herndon @ IND
  20. Jimmy Graham @ ATL
  21. Austin Hooper vs WAS
  22. Eric Ebron vs HOU
  23. Jordan Reed vs NYG
  24. Greg Olsen vs DAL
  25. O.J. Howard @ DEN
  26. Rob Gronkowski @ DEN
  27. Tyler Eeifert vs MIA
  28. Jordan Aikens @ PIT
  29. Dawson Knox vs LAR
  30. Dan Arnold vs DET
  31. Irv Smith Jr. vs TEN
  32. Kaden Smith vs SF

Top 5 Streaming DEF

  1. Colts vs NYJ
  2. Buccaneers @ DEN
  3. Chargers vs CAR
  4. Cardinals vs DET
  5. Browns vs WAS

Top 5 Streaming Kickers

  1. Rodrigo Blankenship vs NYJ
  2. Zane Gonzalez vs DET
  3. Younghoe Koo vs CHI
  4. Michael Badgley vs CAR
  5. Jake Elliot vs CIN

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