Fantasy Football Week 3 rankings: See the top RBs, WRs, QBs and TEs

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles under pressure from Washington Commanders linebacker Cody Barton (57) during an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Each week I evaluate the schedule to see which players are in a position for fantasy football success, as well as the injury report to see which injured players are trending toward playing.

Below I’ve ranked the top 36 running backs, top 48 receivers, top 24 quarterbacks and top 24 tight ends for Week 3 with their opponents and injury designations listed.

Rankings based on PPR and four-point passing touchdown settings

Running Backs

RBs Player/Team/Injury Status Matchup
 1  Christian McCaffrey, 49ers  NYG (TNF)
 2  Bijan Robinson, Falcons  at DET
 3  Austin Ekeler, Chargers (?)  at MIN
 4  Tony Pollard, Cowboys  at ARI
 5  Travis Etienne, Jaguars  HOU
 6  Derrick Henry, Titans (?)  at CLE
 7  Josh Jacobs, Raiders  PIT
 8  Jahmyr Gibbs, Lions  ATL
 9  Kyren Williams, Rams  at CIN (MNF)
 10  Kenneth Walker, Seahawks  CAR
 11  James Cook, Bills  at WAS
 12  Aaron Jones, Packers (?)  NO
 13  Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots  at NYJ
 14  Brian Robinson, Commanders  BUF
 15  Joe Mixon, Bengals  LAR (MNF)
 16  Rachaad White, Buccaneers  PHI (MNF)
 17  Miles Sanders, Panthers (?)  at SEA
 18  Isiah Pacheco, Chiefs (?)  CHI
 19  Raheem Mostert, Dolphins  DEN
 20  Zack Moss, Colts  at BAL
 21  Alexander Mattison, Vikings  LAC
 22  Jerome Ford, Browns  TEN
 23  Najee Harris, Steelers  at LV
 24  James Conner, Cardinals  DAL
 25  Breece Hall, Jets (?)  NE
 26  Tyler Allgeier, Falcons  at DET
 27  Dameon Pierce, Texans  at JAX
 28  Javonte Williams, Broncos  at MIA
 29  D’Andre Swift, Eagles  at TB (MNF)
 30  Gus Edwards, Ravens  IND
 31  Jaylen Warren, Steelers  at LV
 32  Joshua Kelley, Chargers  at MIN
 33  Kendre Miller, Saints  at GB
 34  AJ Dillon, Packers  NO
 35  Khalil Herbert, Bears  at KC
 36  Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles (?)  at TB (MNF)

Wide Receivers

WR Player/Team/Injury Status Matchup
 1  Justin Jefferson, Vikings  LAC
 2  Tyreek Hill, Dolphins  DEN
 3  Stefon Diggs, Bills  at WAS
 4  Keenan Allen, Chargers  at MIN
 5  Puka Nacua, Rams  at CIN (MNF)
 6  CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys  at ARI
 7  DeVonta Smith, Eagles  at TB (MNF)
 8  Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals  LAR (MNF)
 9  Chris Olave, Saints  at GB
 10  Davante Adams, Raiders  PIT
 11  A.J. Brown, Eagles  at TB (MNF)
 12  Calvin Ridley, Jaguars  HOU
 13  Tee Higgins, Bengals  LAR (MNF)
 14  Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions (?)  ATL
 15  DK Metcalf, Seahawks (?)  CAR
 16  Mike Evans, Buccaneers  at PHI (MNF)
 17  Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins (?)  DEN
 18  Deebo Samuel, 49ers  NYG (TNF)
 19  Mike Williams, Chargers  at MIN
 20  Garrett Wilson, Jets  NE
 21  Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers (?)  NYG (TNF)
 22  Michael Pittman, Colts  at BAL
 23  Amari Cooper, Browns (?)  TEN
 24  Zay Flowers, Ravens  IND
 25  Tyler Lockett, Seahawks  CAR
 26  Nico Collins, Texans  at JAX
 27  Drake London, Falcons  at DET
 28  Terry McLaurin, Commanders  BUF
 29  DJ Moore, Bears  at KC
 30  DeAndre Hopkins, Titans  at CLE
 31  Jordan Addison, Vikings  LAC
 32  Christian Kirk, Jaguars  HOU
 33  Christian Watson, Packers (?)  NO
 34  Jerry Jeudy, Broncos  at MIA
 35  George Pickens, Steelers  at LV
 36  Jakobi Meyers, Raiders (?)  PIT
 37  Skyy Moore, Chiefs  CHI
 38  Chris Godwin, Buccaneers  PHI (MNF)
 39  Josh Reynolds, Lions (?)  ATL
 40  Marquise Brown, Cardinals  DAL
 41  Michael Thomas, Saints  at GB
 42  Gabe Davis, Bills  at WAS
 43  Courtland Sutton, Broncos  at MIA
 44  Tutu Atwell, Rams  at CIN (MNF)
 45  Jahan Dotson, Commanders  BUF
 46  Adam Thielen, Panthers  at SEA
 47  Brandin Cooks, Cowboys (?)  at ARI
 48  Rashid Shaheed, Saints  at GB

Quarterback and Tight Ends

QBs Player/Team/Injury Status  Matchup
 1  Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs  CHI
 2  Josh Allen, Bills  at WAS
 3  Justin Herbert, Chargers  at MIN
 4  Lamar Jackson, Ravens  IND
 5  Jalen Hurts, Eagles  at TB (MNF)
 6  Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins  DEN
 7  Kirk Cousins, Vikings  LAC
 8  Trevor Lawrence, Jaguars  HOU
 9  Justin Fields, Bears  at KC
 10  Jared Goff, Lions  ATL
 11  Anthony Richardson, Colts (?)  at BAL
 12  Joe Burrow, Bengals (?)  LAR (MNF)
 13  Matthew Stafford, Rams  at CIN (MNF)
 14  Russell Wilson, Broncos  at MIA
 15  Deshaun Watson, Browns  TEN
 16  Dak Prescott, Cowboys  at ARI
 17  Geno Smith, Panthers  CAR
 18  Jordan Love, Packers  NO
 19  Daniel Jones, Giants  at SF (TNF)
 20  Brock Purdy, 49ers  NYG (TNF)
 21  Kenny Pickett, Steelers  at LV
 22  C.J. Stroud, Texans  at JAX
 23  Desmond Ridder, Falcons  at DET
 24  Baker Mayfield, Buccaneers  PHI (MNF)
 TEs  Player/Team/Injury Status  Matchup
 1  Travis Kelce, Chiefs  CHI
 2  Mark Andrews, Ravens  IND
 3  T.J. Hockenson, Vikings  LAC
 4  Evan Engram, Jaguars  HOU
 5  Darren Waller, Giants  at SF (TNF)
 6  George Kittle, 49ers  NYG (TNF)
 7  Sam LaPorta, Lions  ATL
 8  Kyle Pitts, Falcons  at DET
 9  Dallas Goedert, Eagles  at TB (MNF)
 10  Cole Kmet, Bears  at KC
 11  Hunter Henry, Patriots  at NYJ
 12  David Njoku, Browns  TEN
 13  Pat Freiermuth, Steelers  at LV
 14  Dalton Kincaid, Bills  at WAS
 15  Zach Ertz, Cardinals  DAL
 16  Hayden Hurst, Panthers  at SEA
 17  Dalton Schultz, Texans  at JAX
 18  Chig Okonkwo, Titans  at CLE
 19  Gerald Everett, Chargers  at MIN
 20  Tyler Higbee, Rams  at CIN (MNF)
 21  Jake Ferguson, Cowboys  at ARI
 22  Tyler Conklin, Jets  NE
 23  Juwan Johnson, Saints  at GB
 24  Dawson Knox, Bills (?)  at WAS

(?)- Questionable to play

(TNF)- Played on Thursday night

(MNF)- Play on Monday night

NOTE: These rankings are subject to change throughout the week due to injuries and other factors. Make sure to check the latest player updates before you set your lineup


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