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Pat Fitzmaurice’s Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings & Start/Sit Advice (2022)

Sep 24, 2022
Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings & Start/Sit Advice (2022)

Here are my fantasy football rankings for Week 3. You can find our expert consensus fantasy football rankings for the week here. And you can also sync your fantasy football league for free using our My Playbook tool for custom advice, rankings, and analysis.

Fantasy Football Week 3 Rankings


Daniel Jones has thrown for under 200 yards in each of his first start and hasn’t provided much as a runner. It seems unlikely he’ll have his first big game of the season against Micah Parsons and the tough Dallas defense.

The Ravens’ pass defense is exploitable, but Mac Jones and Patriots play caller Matt Patricia might not be able to exploit it.

Marcus Mariota has weekly rushing upside, and after starting the season with tough matchups against the Saints and Rams, he gets a softer matchup against the Seahawks.

Joe Flacco has a league-high 103 pass attempts, and while it’s unreasonable to expect Flacco to keep hoisting it up at this rate, he’ll continue to throw often and gets to leverage a high-quality collection of pass catchers. He’s not a bad starting option in superflex leagues.

Running Backs

Clyde Edwards has looked terrific, averaging 7.7 yards per carry and 10.9 yards per catch, but he’s logged just 15 carries in two games and has played only 41% of Kansas City’s offensive snaps — a smaller snap share than Jerick McKinnon.

Packers RB A.J. Dillon has a tough matchup against the Buccaneers tis week but is a great bet for double-digit carries and a handful of targets.

Ezekiel Elliott currently ranks RB47 in half-PPR fantasy scoring. Vintage Zeke is gone, but things will get better.

After difficult matchup against the Saints and Rams, Cordarrelle Patterson gets an easier draw against the Seahawks.

With Elijah Mitchell on the shelf, the 49ers’ Jeff Wilson had 18 carries and two receptions last week, totaling 103 yards from scrimmage against the Seahawks. He figures to have a beefy role again this week now that Tyrion Davis-Price is out with a sprained MCL.

Wide Receivers

Adam Thielen‘s efficiency has really slipped the last couple of seasons, but a matchup against the Lions’ defensive backfield could perk up the 32-year-old.

The Bears have attempted only 28 passes in their first two games, hence a slow start for Mooney. If the Bears elect to dabble in the forward pass a little bit more this weekend, Mooney could put up nice numbers against Houston.

JuJu Smith-Schuster was largely invisible against the Chargers in Week 2, but he gets a favorable matchup against the Colts and struggling slot corner Kenny Moore.

Treylon Burks is going to be the Titans’ No. 1 receiver before long, if he isn’t already. The concern is that the Titans are going under like the Titanic, and it’s possible they turn to rookie QB Malik Willis, which probably wouldn’t be a good thing for any Tennessee pass catcher. But that’s more of a long-term concern than a Week 3 concern. Burks is playable this week vs. the Raiders.

Tight Ends

Dawson Knox isn’t going to be a high-volume TE. His value is largely dependent on touchdowns, and the TDs haven’t started coming yet.

Hayden Hurst already has 10 catches, though they’ve netted only 70 yards. Hurst figures to get big snap shares in the weeks to come with the Bengals’ primary blocking tight end, Drew Sample, out indefinitely with a knee injury.

As productive as the Washington wide receivers have been, Commanders TE Logan Thomas has been getting involved, too. He’s played 68% of Washington’s snaps and has 6-82-1 on 11 targets.

Perennial tease Evan Engram is finally putting his athletic talents to good use in Jacksonville, where he has 11 catches on 12 targets. He gets a matchup with a Chargers defense that often struggles to defend TEs.


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