Thursday, September 18, 2014

Week 3 fantasy football rankings

Below are Week 3 fantasy football rankings based on potential performance in this week's games for quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kicker and team defense.


1 Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay at Detroit 
2 Drew Brees, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
3 Matthew Stafford, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
4 Russell Wilson, Seattle vs. Denver 
5 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis at Jacksonville ... Luck is the #1 fantasy quarterback through two weeks
6 Nick Foles, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
7 Cam Newton, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
8 Matt Ryan, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
9 Peyton Manning, Denver at Seattle ... Manning and company get their first road game, at unfriendly CenturyLink Field for this Super Bowl matchup
10 Tom Brady, New England vs. Oakland 
11 Tony Romo, Dallas at St. Louis 
12 Ryan Tannehill, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Andy Dalton, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
14 Jay Cutler, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
15 Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco at Arizona 
16 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
17 Kirk Cousins, Washington at Philadelphia ... RG3 is out for up to two months, Kirk Cousins is your new Washington starter
18 Philip Rivers, San Diego at Buffalo 
19 Geno Smith, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
20 Jake Locker, Tennessee at Cincinnati  

Running Back

1 LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
2 Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
3 DeMarco Murray, Dallas at St. Louis 
4 Arian Foster, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
5 Marshawn Lynch, Seattle vs. Denver ... He should be good to go but Lynch missed part of last week with back issues
6 Alfred Morris, Washington at Philadelphia 
7 Rashad Jennings, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
8 Matt Forte, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
9 Darren Sproles, Philadelphia vs. Washington ... Sproles is the surprise #1 running back in points per reception scoring after two weeks
10 Eddie Lacy, Green Bay at Detroit ... Lacy should get going strong at some point but Detroit is #2 against the run after two weeks
11 Knile Davis, Kansas City at Miami ... This ranking assumes that Jamaal Charles (ankle sprain) will be out this week
12 Pierre Thomas, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
13 Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
14 Zac Stacy, St. Louis vs. Dallas ... Stacy received 19 carries to 6 for Benny Cunningham last week 
15 C.J. Spiller, Buffalo vs. San Diego 
16 Reggie Bush, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
17 Joique Bell, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
18 Shane Vereen, New England vs. Oakland 
19 Terrance West, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 
20 Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis at Jacksonville ... Bradshaw is the #6 running back in points per reception scoring after two weeks
21 Lamar Miller, Miami vs. Kansas City ... With Knowshon Moreno out, Miller becomes the lead back in Miami
22 Donald Brown, San Diego at Buffalo ... Ryan Mathews (sprained MCL) is out, Donald Brown will start
23 Bobby Rainey, Tampa Bay at Atlanta ... Doug Martin is now expected to be OUT
24 Stevan Ridley, New England vs. Oakland 
25 Khiry Robinson, New Orleans vs. Minnesota ... With Mark Ingram (broken hand) out, Robinson should get the start
26 Andre Ellington, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
27 Chris Johnson, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
28 Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
29 Frank Gore, San Francisco at Arizona 
30 Trent Richardson, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 

Wide Receivers

1 Calvin Johnson, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
2 Jordy Nelson, Green Bay at Detroit ... Nelson is the #1 wide receiver in points per reception scoring after two weeks
3 Julio Jones, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
4 Dez Bryant, Dallas at St. Louis 
5 Brandon Marshall, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
6 Demaryius Thomas, Denver at Seattle ... Thomas had 13 receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown against Seattle in the Super Bowl
7 Randall Cobb, Green Bay at Detroit 
8 Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
9 Percy Harvin, Seattle vs. Denver 
10 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
11 Julian Edelman, New England vs. Oakland 
12 Mike Wallace, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Andre Johnson, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
14 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota at New Orleans 
15 Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
16 Brandin Cooks, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
17 Keenan Allen, San Diego at Buffalo 
18 Sammy Watkins, Buffalo vs. San Diego 
19 Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay at Atlanta 
20 Michael Floyd, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
21 DeAndre Hopkins, Houston at N.Y. Giants ... Hopkins carries a 2-game scoring streak into Week 3
22 Victor Cruz, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
23 Golden Tate, Detroit vs. Green Bay 
24 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
25 Pierre Garcon, Washington at Philadelphia 
26 Emmanuel Sanders, Denver at Seattle ... Sanders has 75 more yards than teammate Demaryius Thomas thus far
27 Michael Crabtree, San Francisco at Arizona 
28 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee ... A.J. Green is likely out making Sanu the team's #1 wide receiver for Week 3
29 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
30 Kendall Wright, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
31 Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
32 Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
33 Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
34 Roddy White, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay ... White (hamstring) needs to be monitored but White is supposed to be able to go
35 Wes Welker, Denver at Seattle ... Welker will likely make his 2014 debut this week
36 Kenny Stills, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
37 Anquan Boldin, San Francisco at Arizona 
38 Steve Smith, Baltimore at Cleveland 
39 DeSean Jackson, Washington at Philadelphia ... Jackson left Week 2 with a sprained shoulder but should be able to play this week, returning to Philadelphia
40 Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 
41 Eric Decker, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago ... Decker left Week 2 with a hamstring injury and will need to be monitored (but you won't know for sure until Monday night)
42 Torrey Smith, Baltimore at Cleveland 
43 Marques Colston, New Orleans vs. Minnesota ... Colston saw his 86-game streak with a catch snapped last week
44 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay at Atlanta 
45 Brian Quick, St. Louis vs. Dallas 
46 Justin Hunter, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
47 Terrance Williams, Dallas at St. Louis 
48 James Jones, Oakland at New England ... Jones is the surprise #9 fantasy wide receiver after two weeks
49 Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City at Miami 
50 Rueben Randle, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 

Tight End

1 Jimmy Graham, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
2 Julius Thomas, Denver at Seattle 
3 Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Oakland 
4 Greg Olsen, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
5 Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota at New Orleans 
6 Antonio Gates, San Diego at Buffalo 
7 Martellus Bennett, Chicago at N.Y. Jets 
8 Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Washington ... Ertz already has six catches of 20+ yards through two weeks
9 Delanie Walker, Tennessee at Cincinnati  
10 Niles Paul, Washington at Philadelphia ... This ranking assumes Jordan Reed (hamstring) will miss Week 3
11 Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Miami 
12 Larry Donnell, N.Y. Giants vs. Houston 
13 Jason Witten, Dallas at St. Louis 
14 Jordan Cameron, Cleveland vs. Baltimore ... Cameron (shoulder) should return but needs to be monitored
15 Dennis Pitta, Baltimore at Cleveland 
16 Heath Miller, Pittsburgh at Carolina 
17 Charles Clay, Miami vs. Kansas City 
18 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
19 Vernon Davis, San Francisco at Arizona ... Davis left Week 2 on crutches (ankle) and will be questionable for Week 2
20 Eric Ebron, Detroit vs. Green Bay 


1 Stephen Gostkowski, New England vs. Oakland 
2 Justin Tucker, Baltimore at Cleveland 
3 Steven Hauschka, Seattle vs. Denver 
4 Cody Parkey, Philadelphia vs. Washington 
5 Matt Bryant, Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay 
6 Shayne Graham, New Orleans vs. Minnesota 
7 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis at Jacksonville 
8 Mason Crosby, Green Bay at Detroit 
9 Dan Carpenter, Buffalo vs. San Diego ... Carpenter is the #1 kicker after two weeks
10 Phil Dawson, San Francisco at Arizona 
11 Dan Bailey, Dallas at St. Louis 
12 Caleb Sturgis, Miami vs. Kansas City 
13 Graham Gano, Carolina vs. Pittsburgh 
14 Mike Nugent, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee 
15 Nick Novak, San Diego at Buffalo 
16 Nick Folk, N.Y. Jets vs. Chicago 
17 Randy Bullock, Houston at N.Y. Giants 
18 Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona vs. San Francisco 
19 Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis vs. Dallas 
20 Billy Cundiff, Cleveland vs. Baltimore 


1 New England DT, vs. Oakland 
2 Carolina DT, vs. Pittsburgh ... Carolina DT is the #1 fantasy defense after two weeks
3 Houston DT, at N.Y. Giants 
4 Cleveland DT, vs. Baltimore 
5 Miami DT, vs. Kansas City 
6 San Francisco DT, at Arizona 
7 Baltimore DT, at Cleveland 
8 Cincinnati DT, vs. Tennessee 
9 Arizona DT, vs. San Francisco 
10 New Orleans DT, vs. Minnesota 
11 Seattle DT, vs. Denver 
12 Buffalo DT, vs. San Diego 
13 New York Jets DT, vs. Chicago 
14 Kansas City DT, at Miami 
15 Philadelphia DT, vs. Washington 
16 St. Louis DT, vs. Dallas 
17 San Diego DT, at Buffalo 
18 Indianapolis DT, at Jacksonville 
19 Denver DT, at Seattle 
20 Dallas DT, at St. Louis 

For full Week 3 rankings, click here to access at Fantasy Football Warehouse...