Our Week three fantasy quarterback rankings began with two big query marks: Drew Brees and Ben Roethlisberger. Each questions have already been answered, and we’ll see neither of them in Week three. We have already obtained Teddy Bridgewater and Mason Rudolph in right here by Monday at midday. Perhaps, although, you could have one of many preseason “sleepers” who is popping into a fantasy soccer star: Lamar Jackson and, to a lesser extent, Josh Allen. Each of them are firmly in our prime 10 for this week and may reside there continuously because the season strikes ahead.
We have additionally found the opponent that apparently will make each QB right into a beginning possibility: Miami. This week, Dak Prescott and the Cowboys host the Dolphins, making them one of many favorites to guide the NFL in whole factors in Week three. Prescott threw for greater than 400 yards in Week 1 whereas the Cowboys obtained Ezekiel Elliott again on top of things. Now, it appears to be like like 300 yards may very well be extra of his ceiling, however in opposition to the Dolphins, that very properly may include at the least three landing passes.
WEEK three NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Operating again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
There’s an attention-grabbing duel between two fantasy starters in Cleveland this week, with Baker Mayfield going through off in opposition to Jared Goff. After a gradual begin, Goff and the Rams offense seemed nice within the second half in opposition to the Saints and may be capable of deal with a powerful Browns go rush. Aaron Rodgers (vs. Broncos) seemed extra like himself in a win over the Vikings and needs to be a fantasy starter in Week three.
WEEK three PPR RANKINGS: Operating again | Large receiver | Tight finish
We discovered that Kirk Cousins and Cam Newton are in peril of underwhelming fantasy homeowners all season. Newton’s obvious incapability to run round has severely capped his fantasy potential. Cousins might merely not be ok to shine in an offense designed to lean on the run.
Final however not least earlier than we get into the rankings, Kyler Murray threw for greater than 300 yards for a second-straight week. It won’t at all times be fairly for the rookie, however in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, it is wanting just like the numbers on the stat sheet on the finish of the sport may work out for fantasy homeowners counting on the No. 1 general decide Murray.
Reminder: These rankings will probably be adjusted all through week, so test again usually for the most recent updates and evaluation!
Week three Fantasy QB Rankings
These rankings are for traditional leagues with Four-point passing TDs.
|1||Patrick Mahomes II, KC vs. BAL. This man is superb.|
|2||Deshaun Watson, HOU @ LAC. The Texans cannot cease permitting sacks on Watson. He is already been sacked 10 occasions by way of two video games after being sacked a league-high 62 occasions in 2018. An unpleasant Week 2 sport in opposition to the Jaguars does not cease Watson from being a top-tier QB possibility, and he ought to proper the ship in opposition to a Chargers’ D that is allowed two passing TDs in every of the primary two weeks.|
|three||Lamar Jackson, BAL @ KC. Jackson confronted two weak defenses within the season’s first two weeks, however he appears to be like improved as a passer and will get what’s at the least a impartial matchup in Week three. You’ll be able to’t sit him till he cools off — if he ever does.|
|Four||Dak Prescott, DAL vs. MIA. The Dolphins are fantasy soccer gold for opposing QBs. Lamar Jackson put up 33.6 fantasy factors on Miami in Week 1, and Tom Brady adopted that up with 24.7 fantasy factors in Week 2 that might’ve been increased if not for 2 defensive scores by New England. The Dolphins’ protection is so susceptible potential damage to Michael Gallup does not fear us one bit. So long as Prescott is throwing on this sport earlier than it turns into a mega blowout, he ought to have large numbers.|
|5||Russell Wilson, SEA vs. NO. Wilson rediscovered his reference to Tyler Lockett in Week 2, continued to have success throwing to DK Metcalf, and even discovered Will Dissly 5 occasions for 50 yards and two scores. This offense ought to preserve cruising in Week three in opposition to a smooth Saints go protection.|
|6||Josh Allen, BUF vs. CIN. Allen has run for a landing in every of the primary two video games, averted the turnover bug in Week 2, and will get to face a Cincinnati protection that simply allowed 41 factors to the 49ers on Sunday. An improved receiving corps for 2019 has Allen wanting like a begin most weeks as a result of his legs have been by no means in query.|
|7||Aaron Rodgers, GB vs. DEN|
|eight||Carson Wentz, PHI vs. DET|
|9||Baker Mayfield, CLE vs. LAR|
|10||Jared Goff, LAR @ CLE|
|11||Tom Brady, NE vs. NYJ. Even when we classify New England as a staff that prefers to run, Brady is tough to take a seat with all of the weapons round him. The Antonio Brown connection seemed dynamite early Sunday, and there is nonetheless Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon and Phillip Dorsett for defenses to take care of, too. In Week 2, the Pats went four-wide on a variety of events to make themselves as powerful a canopy as doable.|
|12||Matt Ryan, ATL @ IND|
|13||Philip Rivers, LAC vs. HOU|
|14||Kyler Murray, ARZ vs. CAR. Murray has thrown for greater than 300 yards within the first two video games of his NFL profession. He is nonetheless displaying moments of being a rookie, however in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, it is wanting like Murray will produce most of the time. Whereas the Bucs did not air it out in opposition to Carolina in Week 2, Jameis Winston accomplished greater than 60 p.c of his passes and did not need to take care of an excessive amount of stress, making this a good matchup for Murray to provide once more.|
|15||Kirk Cousins, MIN vs. OAK|
|16||Matthew Stafford, DET @ PHI. The Eagles allowed Case Keenum to throw for 380 yards in Week 1, then gave up 320 yards to Matt Ryan on Sunday Night time Soccer. Stafford is a superb candidate as a fill-in in the event you personal Drew Brees.|
|17||Derek Carr, OAK @ MIN|
|18||Jameis Winston, TB vs. NYG. Winston offered us with a little bit of hope on Thursday Night time Soccer in Week 2, finishing greater than 60 p.c of his passes and never turning the ball over. The Giants are an amazing matchup for a quarterback, so in the event you’re in a little bit of a pinch, Winston might have certainly one of his larger video games of the season in Week three.|
|19||Jimmy Garoppolo, SF vs. PIT|
|20||Jacoby Brissett, IND vs. ATL|
|21||Cam Newton, CAR @ ARZ. Lots of you will have drafted Newton as a fantasy starter. In Week 2, he went 25-for-51 in opposition to a subpar Buccaneers’ protection, and extra regarding, he solely tried to run on two events (choosing up no yards). If Newton goes to stay a pocket passer, his fantasy upside could be very capped, regardless of a very good matchup with Arizona in Week three. (Replace: Newton may miss Week three due to a foot damage. Kyle Allen would begin in his place.)|
|22||Daniel Jones, NYG @ TB|
|23||Mason Rudolph, PIT @ SF. With Ben Roethlisberger out for the season in Pittsburgh, Rudolph is the brand new beginning QB.|
|24||Marcus Mariota, TEN @ JAX|
|25||Mitchell Trubisky, CHI @ WAS. Trubisky seemed like a enjoyable fantasy possibility together with his skill to run, however after two horrible weeks, he appears to be like like he must at most sit in your bench (or waiver wire) till additional discover.|
|26||Andy Dalton, CIN @ BUF|
|27||Gardner Minshew, JAX vs. TEN. Minshew ran for 56 yards on Sunday along with main what would’ve been a game-tying/profitable drive if not for a failed two-point conversion. The Titans protection needs to be extra forgiving than the Texans, so in a two-QB league, Minshew made his case as a doable begin.|
|28||Teddy Bridgewater, NO @ SEA. If you happen to’re a Brees proprietor on the lookout for a savior, we do not assume it will be Bridgewater in entrance of the 12th Man in Week three. Perhaps per week of preparation will assist Bridgewater discover a rhythm that was missing in L.A., however not sufficient to make him price beginning in fantasy.|
|29||Joe Flacco, DEN @ GB|
|30||Ryan Fitzpatrick, MIA @ DAL|
|31||Luke Falk, NYJ @ NE|
|32||Case Keenum, WAS vs. CHI|