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That Sports Guy’s Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings

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Kyler Murray has been playing like an All-Pro. In just his second year the game has slowed down to him. You can see that adding DeAndre Hopkins was huge. Check out where Murray ranks in our Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings.

By Craig Forrestal

What a Week 2! A few key fantasy players suffered injuries and now teams are studying their lineups to make sure they can rebound after the injuries. How will the replacements stack up? Is there someone still laying around on the waiver wire? So many questions and only time will tell the answer. But of course what would a fantasy week be without a The Draft Diamonds Weekly Fantasy Report. Check out our Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings!

Here is how this year will play out:

  • Players will be listed as First Last/Team. For example, Gardner Minshew/Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Rankings will consist of:
    • 12 QBs
    • 25 RBs
    • 35 WRs
    • 10 TEs
    • 10 D/ST
    • 3 Weekly Sleepers
    • 3 Weekly Fades
      • Sleepers and Fades will be listed as First Last/ Position/ Team. For example, Tom Brady/ QB/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Top 12 QBs

  1. Kyler Murray/ Arizona Cardinals
  2. Russ Wilson/ Seattle Seahawks
  3. Dak Prescott/ Dallas Cowboys
  4. Lamar Jackson/ Baltimore Ravens
  5. Cam Newton/ New England Patriots
  6. Patrick Mahomes/ Kansas City Chiefs
  7. Matt Ryan/ Atlanta Falcons
  8. Gardner Minshew/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  9. Aaron Rodgers/ Green Bay Packers
  10. Ben Roethlisberger/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  11. Deshaun Watson/ Houston Texans
  12. Josh Allen/ Buffalo Bills

Top 25 RBs

  1. Ezekiel Elliott/ Dallas Cowboys
  2. Josh Jacobs/ Las Vegas Raiders
  3. Derrick Henry/ Tennessee Titans
  4. Jonathan Taylor/ Indianapolis Colts
  5. Alvin Kamara/ New Orleans Saints
  6. Dalvin Cook/ Minnesota Vikings
  7. Aaron Jones/ Green Bay Packers
  8. Nick Chubb/ Cleveland Browns
  9. Chris Carson/ Seattle Seahawks
  10. Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Kansas City Chiefs
  11. Joe Mixon/ Cincinnati Bengals
  12. Miles Sanders/ Philadelphia Eagles
  13. Kenyan Drake/ Arizona Cardinals
  14. Austin Ekeler/ LA Chargers
  15. David Montgomery/ Chicago Bears
  16. James Conner/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  17. James Robinson/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  18. Mark Ingram/ Baltimore Ravens
  19. Jerick McKinnon/ San Francisco 49ers
  20. Zack Moss/ Buffalo BIlls
  21. Devin Singletary/ Buffalo Bills
  22. Leonard Fournette/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  23. Antonio Gibson/ Washington Football Team
  24. JK Dobbins/ Baltimore Ravens
  25. Joshua Kelley/ LA Chargers

Top 35 WRs

  1. DeAndre Hopkins/ Arizona Cardinals
  2. Davante Adams/ Green Bay Packers
  3. Julio Jones/ Atlanta Falcons
  4. Tyreek Hill/ Kansas City Chiefs
  5. Allen Robinson/ Chicago Bears
  6. Calvin Ridley/ Atlanta Falcons
  7. Adam Thielen/ Minnesota Vikings
  8. Amari Cooper/ Dallas Cowboys
  9. Terry McLaurin/ Washington Football Team
  10. DK Metcalf/ Seattle Seahawks
  11. JuJu Smith-Schuster/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  12. Tyler Lockett/ Seattle Seahawks
  13. DJ Moore/ Carolina Panthers
  14. Mike Evans/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. DJ Chark/ Jacksonville Jaguars
  16. Odell Beckham/ Cleveland Browns
  17. Robert Woods/ LA Rams
  18. Cooper Kupp/ LA Rams
  19. Hollywood Brown/ Baltimore Ravens
  20. Keenan Allen/ LA Chargers
  21. Stefon Diggs/ Buffalo Bills
  22. T.Y. Hilton/ Indianapolis Colts
  23. Julian Edelman/ New England Patriots
  24. Diontae Johnson/ Pittsburgh Steelers
  25. Michael Gallup/ Dallas Cowboys
  26. CeeDee Lamb/ Dallas Cowboys
  27. AJ Green/ Cincinnati Bengals
  28. Tyler Boyd/ Cincinnati Bengals
  29. Marvin Jones/ Detroit Lions
  30. DeVante Parker/ Miami Dolphins
  31. Kenny Golladay/ Detorit Lions
  32. Robby Anderson/ Carolina Panthers
  33. Jarvis Landry/ Cleveland Browns
  34. Mike Williams/ LA Chargers
  35. Allen Lazard/ Green Bay Packers

Top 10 TEs

  1. Travis Kelce/ Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Mark Andrews/ Baltimore Ravens
  3. Darren Waller/ Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Zach Ertz/ Philadelphia Eagles
  5. Jared Cook/ New Orleans Saints
  6. George Kittle/ San Francisco 49ers
  7. Tyler Higbee/ LA Rams
  8. Hunter Henry/ LA Chargers
  9. Mike Gesicki/ Miami Dolphins
  10. Jonnu Smith/ Tennessee Titans

Top 10 D/ST

  1. Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  3. Indianapolis Colts
  4. San Francisco 49ers
  5. Buffalo Bills
  6. LA Chargers
  7. LA Rams
  8. New England Patriots
  9. Tennessee Titans
  10. Arizona Cardinals

3 Weekly Sleepers

  1. Jeff Wilson Jr/ RB/ San Francisco 49ers: Yes, Jerick McKinnon. I like Jerick McKinnon. I told you to add him in Week 1. Now, in Week 3 he finds himself in an expanded role, but not so fast. Wilson scored 5 TDs on 30 touches last season. Also, in the 4th quarter once both Coleman and Mostert were out it was Wilson functioning as the early-down back. McKinnon has missed 2 seasons with complications from an ACL injury and most likely can’t give a team workhorse usage/volume. Wilson is a sneaky play in daily and deep leagues.
  2. Joshua Kelley/ RB/ LA Chargers: Panthers run defense has allowed 255 rushing yards in 2 games. Kelley is carving out a nice role in this offense as the partner in crime to Austin Ekeler. Kelley had 23 carries last week and has 35 carries on the season. Kelley offers a little bit of passing game involvement as he has 2 catches on 3 targets. If Kelley is able to get a healthy amount of touches, then he could have himself a day. Kelley is a strong FLEX play this week.
  3. Russell Gage/ WR/ Atlanta Falcons: Gage has 21 targets and 15 catches in 2 games this season and looks like he is here to stay for the Atlanta offense. The Bears secondary isn’t as dynamic as usual and Atlanta has a terrible defense with a nonexistent run game so they will be throwing. With Atlanta trying to slow down Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, Gage is looking at a big Week 3.

3 Weekly Fades

  1. Melvin Gordon/ RB/ Denver Broncos: Jeff Driskel did his thing last week in relief of Drew Lock. Driskel kept the Broncos in the game and even put points on the board against an intimidating Pittsburgh defense. However, the fun stops there. Tampa Bay shut down Christian McCaffrey down on the ground and I would expect that to happen again this week.
  2. NY Giants RBs: If Saquon Barkley couldn’t run behind that line, then why all of a sudden are people rushing to get Devonta Freeman and/or Dion Lewis? Giants offense struggled with Saquon and these next guys up aren’t saving the season.
  3. Daniel Jones/ QB/ NY Giants: Same as above. He struggled with Barkley and now doesn’t have him. His passing game options are average on their best day and his offensive line is shaky at best. I feel for the second-year QB and we can only hope this bombshell doesn’t destroy his development.


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