Fantasy Football

2019 Fantasy Football: Week 3 PPR Rankings

Frank Ammirante | September 18th, 2019 

The story of the second week of the NFL season was the continued re-shuffling of the elite fantasy quarterbacks, with upstarts like Lamar Jackson and Dak Prescott establishing themselves within the top tier. Let’s see what they have in store for week three!

Quarterbacks

RankNameOpponent
   
1Patrick Mahomesvs. Chiefs
2Lamar Jacksonat Ravens
3Dak Prescottvs. Dolphins
4Deshaun Watsonat Chargers
5Tom Bradyvs. Jets
6Josh Allenvs. Bengals
7Matt Ryanat Colts
8Russell Wilsonvs. Saints
9Carson Wentzvs. Lions
10Kyler Murrayvs. Panthers
11Baker Mayfieldvs. Rams
12Jameis Winstonvs. Giants
13Jimmy Garoppolovs. Steelers
14Aaron Rodgersvs. Broncos
15Philip Riversvs. Texans
16Mitchell Trubiskyat Redskins
17Kirk Cousinsvs. Raiders
18Matthew Staffordat Eagles
19Jared Goffat Browns
20Jacoby Brissettvs. Falcons
21Daniel Jonesat Buccaneers
22Derek Carrat Vikings
23Mason Rudolphat 49ers
24Teddy Bridgewaterat Seahawks

The Ravens have not been as stout against the pass so far this season, as they are ranked 18th in the NFL in yards allowed, so Mahomes maintains the QB1 spot in a projected shootout with a 55 point total. The dark horse for QB1 is Allen, who has an easy matchup at home against a Bengals defense that just got shredded by the San Francisco 49ers. Allen’s running ability gives him a massive upside as well.

NOTE: Cam Newton is not ranked because of the uncertainty surrounding his injury.

Running Backs

RankNameOpponent
   
1Ezekiel Elliottvs. Dolphins
2Saquon Barkleyat Buccaneers
3Christian McCaffreyat Cardinals
4Dalvin Cookvs. Raiders
5Alvin Kamaraat Seahawks
6Aaron Jonesvs. Broncos
7David Johnsonvs. Panthers
8Austin Ekelervs. Texans
9Leonard Fournettevs. Titans
10Nick Chubbvs. Rams
11Derrick Henryvs. Jaguars
12Sony Michelvs. Jets
13Chris Carsonvs. Saints
14Todd Gurleyat Browns
15Marlon Mackvs. Falcons
16James Connerat 49ers
17David Montgomeryat Redskins
18Kerryon Johnsonat Eagles
19Le’Veon Bellat Patriots
20Miles Sandersvs. Lions
21Matt Breidavs. Steelers
22Joe Mixonat Bills
23Mark Ingramat Chiefs
24Damien Williamsvs. Ravens
25Josh Jacobsat Vikings
26Devonta Freemanat Colts
27Tarik Cohenat Redskins
28LeSean McCoyat Raiders
29Duke Johnson Jr.at Chargers
30Royce Freemanat Packers
31Phillip Lindsayat Packers
32Carlos Hydeat Chargers
33Devin Singletaryvs. Bengals
34James Whitevs. Jets
35Peyton Barbervs. Giants
36Rashaad Pennyvs. Saints

Zeke has a dream matchup at home against a Dolphins team that looks like it could challenge for the worst team in NFL history. He should be able to rack up touches in a likely blowout. The dark horse for RB1 this week is Jones, who will see a positive game script and heavy usage against a Broncos team that has not been great against the run. Jones saw 27 touches last week, which puts him on the RB1 radar.

Wide Receivers

RankNameOpponent
   
1Julio Jonesat Colts
2DeAndre Hopkinsat Chargers
3Odell Beckham Jr.at Rams
4Mike Evansvs. Giants
5Michael Thomasat Seahawks
6Amari Coopervs. Dolphins
7Keenan Allenvs. Texans
8Davante Adamsvs. Broncos
9JuJu Smith-Schusterat 49ers
10Chris Godwinvs. Giants
11Stefon Diggsvs. Raiders
12Sammy Watkinsvs. Ravens
13Antonio Brownvs. Jets
14Adam Thielenvs. Raiders
15Cooper Kuppvs. Browns
16Allen Robinsonat Redskins
17Kenny Golladayat Eagles
18Tyler Lockettvs. Saints
19D.J. Mooreat Cardinals
20Larry Fitzgeraldvs. Panthers
21Robert Woodsvs. Browns
22Calvin Ridleyat Colts
23T.Y. Hiltonvs. Falcons
24Josh Gordonvs. Jets
25Marquise Brownat Chiefs
26Deebo Samuelvs. Steelers
27Christian Kirkvs. Panthers
28Julian Edelmanvs. Jets
29Brandin Cooksvs. Browns
30Curtis Samuelvs. Panthers
31Mike Williamsvs. Texans
32John Brownvs. Bengals
33Jamison Crowderat Patriots
34Emmanuel Sandersat Packers
35Terry McLaurinvs. Bears
36Will Fuller Vat Chargers
37Demarcus Robinsonvs. Ravens
38Tyler Boydat Bills
39D.K. Metcalfvs. Saints
40John Rossat Bills
41Marquez Valdes-Scantlingvs. Broncos
42Nelson Agholorvs. Lions
43Tyrell Williamsat Vikings
44DJ Charkvs. Titans
45Courtland Suttonat Packers
46Robby Andersonat Patriots
47James Washingtonat 49ers
48A.J. Brownat Jaguars

Julio is the favorite for WR1 because he has the best matchup out of the alpha wide receivers like Hopkins and OBJ. The dark horse for WR1 is Diggs, who faces a Raiders defense that was just shredded by Mahomes. Diggs is the best deep-threat on the team and should be able to have his way with this weak secondary.

Tight Ends

RankNameOpponent
   
1Travis Kelcevs. Ravens
2George Kittlevs. Steelers
3Zach Ertzvs. Lions
4Evan Engramvs. Buccaneers
5Mark Andrewsat Chiefs
6Vance McDonaldat Saints
7Delanie Walkerat Jaguars
8Greg Olsenat Cardinals
9Darren Wallerat Vikings
10O.J. Howardvs. Giants
11Austin Hooperat Colts
12T.J. Hockensonat Eagles
13Eric Ebronvs. Falcons
14Jimmy Grahamvs. Broncos
15Jared Cookat Seahawks
16Tyler Eifertat Bills
17Will Disslyvs. Saints
18Noah Fantat Packers
19Jason Wittenvs. Dolphins
20Jack Doylevs. Falcons
21Kyle Rudolphvs. Raiders
22Trey Burtonat Redskins
23Tyler Higbeeat Browns
24Vernon Davisvs. Bears

Kelce remains the top option at tight end in another likely shootout against the Ravens. The dark horse for TE1 is Olsen, who turned back the clock against the Buccaneers last week, posting six catches and 110 Yards. He takes on a Cardinals team that has allowed six catches, 131 yards, and a touchdown to Hockenson in week one and eight catches, 112 yards, and a touchdown to Andrews last week. Olsen should go off in this matchup.

D/STs

RankTeamOpponent
   
1New England Patriotsvs. Jets
2Dallas Cowboysvs. Dolphins
3Buffalo Billsvs. Bengals
4Minnesota Vikingsvs. Raiders
5Chicago Bearsat Redskins
6Green Bay Packersvs. Broncos
7Seattle Seahawksvs. Saints
8San Francisco 49ersvs. Steelers
9Jacksonville Jaguarsvs. Titans
10Tennessee Titansat Jaguars
11Philadelphia Eaglesvs. Lions
12Tampa Bay Buccaneersvs. Giants

The Patriots put up an insane 37 fantasy points in their 43-0 win over the Dolphins. They remain the D/ST1 this week against a Jets team that will be starting their third-string quarterback. The dark horse for D/ST1 is the Seahawks, who are home against Bridgewater and the Saints. Bridgewater played poorly against the Rams, so the Seahawks could rack up some fantasy points here.

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