Fantasy Football: Week 3 PPR Scoring Rankings


Welcome everyone to Week 3 of our PPR rankings! I will be filling in for Clint this week, so you may see some similarities between these and our standard rankings this week. You also won’t get to see all the fancy colors that Clint does, so sorry for that. Let’s jump in!

Wk 3 PPR Rankings



Obviously going from standard to PPR doesn’t effect the quarterbacks, so these rankings and notes are taken from my standard scoring article.


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.


Targets, Targets, Targets: I love Montgomery in standard scoring leagues, and I love him even more in PPR. Last week he had over 100 total yards, 2 touchdowns, and 6 receptions. I expect him to have similar production this week against a bad Bengals team, and with Green Bay’s wide receivers hobbling, I expect Montgomery to be the main attraction for the Packers. Tarik Cohen makes my top 10 this week as we should see a similar game for the Bears as last week. Cohen is averaging just over 10 targets per game, and is catching over 75% of those targets. Last week, we didn’t get to see all the yards or the touchdown as we did in week 1, but he is a threat to bust out on any play. I expect the Steelers to bring pressure this week to Glennon, forcing him to check down to Cohen more often.


Prepare for Scoring: As I mentioned in the quarterback section, I expect a lot of high scoring games this week. I think most of the scoring will come from the wide receivers, as there are a good amount of bad matchups for cornerbacks. Guys like Keenan Allen, and Golden Tate are a couple of players I’m really looking forward to watching this weekend.


Sneaking in: Having not eclipsed the 100 yard mark this season, I struggled to put DeAndre Hopkins into this top 15. Hopkins however, has almost 30 targets in the first 2 games and part of me expects him to get just about 20 targets against the Patriots.


I’m going to man up and tell you that I cheated here as well and stole my notes from the tight end section of my standard scoring rankings. I looked over my rankings multiple times to try and figure out who gets a boost going to PPR and I am just not finding the answer. With most tight ends getting very limited targets, I don’t think it will factor in too much in a week I believe will be owned by the RBs and WRs.

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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