Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Players

Jason Schandl
Dallas Cowboys v Washington Redskins
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With plenty of quarterbacks going down with injuries already, the NFL season continues to throw us curveballs, and the fantasy football landscape has really been shaken up.

With that in mind, here are the top 30 fantasy football players heading into Week 3. For more in-depth rankings, be sure to check out our full standard league rankings and our PPR fantasy football rankings for Week 3.

1. Todd Gurley, RB Los Angeles Rams (@ CLE)

2. George Kittle, TE, San Francisco 49ers (vs. PIT)

3. Austin Ekeler, RB, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. HOU)

4. Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns (vs. LAR)

5. Marlon Mack, RB, Indianapolis Colts (vs. ATL)

6. Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles (vs. DET)

With injuries to Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson, Zach Ertz could find himself as the Philadelphia Eagles' top pass catcher this week. We saw how valuable that role can be with an absurd 16 targets going his way in Week 2. He certainly gets a boost in PPR leagues, but a good shot at double-digit targets against a fairly soft Detroit Lions defense gives him huge value in any format.

7. Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks (vs. NO)

8. Mark Ingram, RB, Baltimore Ravens (at KC)

9. Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. BAL)

10. David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (vs. CAR)

11. Derrick Henry, RB, Tennessee Titans (at JAX)

12. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings (vs. OAK)

Through two weeks of the 2019 season, no team has allowed more passing yards than the Oakland Raiders (682). They're also one of only six teams giving up double-digit adjusted yards per pass attempt (10.8) and have allowed touchdowns on 6.7 percent of their opponents' attempts. Stefon Diggs' three receptions through two games may look concerning on the surface, but he racked up seven targets in Week 2, and while he only saw two in Week 1, Kirk Cousins also threw only 10 passes in that game. Volume doesn't look like it will be a concern moving forward, and Diggs' efficiency should give him a bump in this matchup.

13. Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings (vs. OAK)

14. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (at SEA)

15. Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens (at KC)

Easy matchups or not, it's hard to ignore the fact that Lamar Jackson's 64.5 fantasy points are the most for any player so far this year. The Kansas City Chiefs' defense doesn't look quite as bad against the pass in 2019 as it was last year, but they have also only had to play the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders. This game has serious shootout potential, with a 55.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, and Jackson should keep rolling in Week 3.

16. Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. BAL)

17. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (vs. DEN)

18. Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints (at SEA)

19. Le'Veon Bell, RB, New York Jets (at NE)

20. Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. BAL)

21. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Cleveland Browns (vs. LAR)

In another potential shootout, the Cleveland Browns are only 3-point underdogs at home against the Los Angeles Rams in a game with a 50.5-point over/under. Quickly establishing himself as Baker Mayfield's favorite target, Odell Beckham Jr. has seen double-digit targets in each of his first two games in Cleveland. He's fourth in the NFL in receiving yards, and he should get plenty of opportunities to do more damage with the Browns' offense likely being forced into a pass-heavy game flow this week.

22. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. HOU)

23. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons (at IND)

24. Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (vs. DEN)

25. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans (at LAC)

26. Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys (vs. MIA)

27. Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings (vs. OAK)

28. Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants (at TB)

29. Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers (at ARI)

30. Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Dallas Cowboys (vs. MIA)

The Dallas Cowboys are 21.5-point favorites against the hapless Miami Dolphins, and that puts Ezekiel Elliott in as good a spot as you could ask for. Since entering the NFL in 2016, Elliott has averaged 21.7 fantasy points per game in the 10 regular season contests that the Cowboys have won by at least 14 points, compared to 16.9 per game otherwise. Expect a huge dose of the running game as they will likely blow out a Dolphins team that has allowed the league's most yards rushing yards (391).

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.