Fantasy Football: Week 3 Standard Scoring Rankings

Welcome everyone to week 3 of my standard scoring rankings. We should start getting a better idea on what the teams will look like for the rest of the season. There are lots of good matchups for fantasy production this week, so let’s get into it!

Week 3 Rankings

 

QB:

Wild Wild West: 7 games have totals over 45 points this week. I expect lots of games to end up being shootouts between good quarterbacks. Big Ben is inching towards the top this week as well, as I fully expect the Steelers to get their offense clicking this week and throttle the Bears.

Matchup Matchup Matchup: It’s time for Russell Wilson and Cam Newton to get going. Both quarterbacks seem to be struggling this season but this week they are matched up against teams with decently poor pass defenses. Greg Olsen is a huge loss for Cam, so he will need to step it up and take charge on his own to get the offense going.

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RB:

Conceding Defeat: If you told me that in week 3, Kareem Hunt and Ty Montgomery would crack my top 5 running backs, I would have told you that there is zero percent chance of that. But, here we are and both players have nice matchups this week. With Cobb and Jordy shaken up with injuries, I fully expect the Packers to lean on Montgomery and ride out a victory against this terrible Bengals defense. Kareem Hunt needs no explanation, he’s the top running back this year until someone else steps up.

Bouncing Back: I was tempted to put Zeke at the top this week. If he is not on a mission to eat this week than I have no idea what to think of him. Dallas should have the lead throughout the whole game against this Cardinals team so I expect the second half of the game to be full of handing the ball to Zeke. I would be surprised if he doesn’t eclipse 100 yards and possibly multiple touchdowns.

WR:

I Can’t Stop: A.J. Green doesn’t deserve to be in the top 5. I will admit that but I will not concede here. The Bengals offensive line is hurting Green’s production drastically but the targets are still there. With Eifert injured (shocker), Dalton will need to rely on Green to be able to have a chance. Maybe I’m chasing the targets here, but Green is a top wide receiver who should be able to convert the targets into production.

And We’re Back!: Here I am again throwing Kelvin Benjamin back into the top 10. With Greg Olsen out, we should see an increase of targets for Benjamin. He has been a favorite of Cam’s since he was drafted, especially in the red zone, and I expect Cam to look his way plenty of times against this bad Saints defense.

TE:

Flip A Coin: Every week I have the same debate, does Gronk or Kelce go first this week? This week I am going Gronk strictly because I think the Patriots are in a better position to destroy their opponent. But, I also didn’t go Kelce second this week. The coin must have had a third side because Zach Ertz slipped right in between the leaders. Through 2 weeks, Ertz is averaging 95 yards per game. He also gets matched up against the Giants, who are terrible at stopping tight ends (see Eric Ebron week 2). I expect Wentz to continue to look Ertz’s way, and possibly get his first touchdown of the season to go with the yards.

The Old Guys: I’m giving a boost to Bennett and Witten this week for different reasons. Bennett is going to have to show up this week with the previously mentioned injuries to the wide receivers. As I mentioned, I expect them to rely on Montgomery, but they are going to have to pass sometime as well. Witten has been looking good this season, scoring a touchdown in both games. For standard scoring, where touchdowns are so important, I am sticking with the guy who continues to get looks in the end zone.

 

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