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Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings & Matchups Analysis

Below you will find our Week 3 wide receivers rankings, to help determine your WR starts/sits for this week, brought to you by Edward Gorelik (@EdwardGorelik) and Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades).

Featured fantasy football writer Zach Wilkens also highlights some WR rankings and matchups analysis for Week 3, and draws some matchup conclusions. He tells you who he likes, who he doesn't, and most importantly who he thinks you should be starting in Week 3.

You can also check out our 2015 fantasy football ranking dashboard, for more in depth rankings analysis on all positions including rookies and dynasty leagues.


Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers

Staff Ranks
Player Name
(Team - Position)
Zach Wilkens
Ed Gorelik
1 Julio Jones ATL at DAL 1 1
2 Antonio Brown PIT at STL 3 2
3 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG vs. WAS 2 3
4 DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. TB 6 4
5 Randall Cobb GB vs. KC 7 5
6 Demaryius Thomas DEN at DET 4 10
7 Julian Edelman NE vs. JAC 11 7
8 Calvin Johnson DET vs. DEN 10 8
9 A.J. Green CIN at BAL 5 14
10 T.Y. Hilton IND at TEN 8 11
11 Jarvis Landry MIA vs. BUF 14 6
12 Emmanuel Sanders DEN at DET 9 15
13 Allen Robinson JAC at NE 16 9
14 Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. PHI 13 12
15 Keenan Allen SD at MIN 17 13
16 Mike Evans TB at HOU 12 19
17 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. SF 15 20
18 Amari Cooper OAK at CLE 21 16
19 Jordan Matthews PHI at NYJ 23 17
20 Brandin Cooks NO at CAR 22 21
21 Steve Smith BAL vs. CIN 28 18
22 Sammy Watkins BUF at MIA 20 26
23 Vincent Jackson TB at HOU 25 23
24 Jeremy Maclin KC at GB 24 24
25 Kendall Wright TEN vs. IND 19 31
26 Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG 18 34
27 Golden Tate DET vs. DEN 26 27
28 Donte Moncrief IND at TEN 29 25
29 Anquan Boldin SF at ARI 27 30
30 Davante Adams GB vs. KC 31 28
31 John Brown ARI vs. SF 39 22
32 Roddy White ATL at DAL 32 29
33 Mike Wallace MIN vs. SD 30 36
34 Michael Crabtree OAK at CLE 36 32
35 Steve Johnson SD at MIN 37 33
36 Terrance Williams DAL vs. ATL 33 41
37 Alshon Jeffery CHI at SEA 42 37
38 James Jones GB vs. KC 45 35
39 Torrey Smith SF at ARI 35 45
40 Andre Johnson IND at TEN 34 50
41 Percy Harvin BUF at MIA 44 40
42 Cole Beasley DAL vs. ATL 40 48
43 Nelson Agholor PHI at NYJ 43 46
44 Charles Johnson MIN vs. SD 41 49
45 Doug Baldwin SEA vs. CHI 47 43
46 Rishard Matthews MIA vs. BUF 38 53
47 Eddie Royal CHI at SEA 56 38
48 Kenny Britt STL vs. PIT 48 47
49 Allen Hurns JAC at NE 57 42
50 Marques Colston NO at CAR 55 44
51 Eric Decker NYJ vs. PHI 39
52 Marvin Jones CIN at BAL 46 54
53 Rueben Randle NYG vs. WAS 50 51
54 Leonard Hankerson ATL at DAL 52 52
55 Stedman Bailey STL vs. PIT 49 72
56 Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. OAK 51 66
57 Cecil Shorts HOU vs. TB 53 61
58 Michael Floyd ARI vs. SF 54 63
59 Tyler Lockett SEA vs. CHI 74 55
60 Kamar Aiken BAL vs. CIN 65 56
61 Brandon Coleman NO at CAR 59 58
62 Danny Amendola NE vs. JAC 73 57
63 Philly Brown CAR vs. NO 58 85
64 Aaron Dobson NE vs. JAC 64 59
65 Travis Benjamin CLE vs. OAK 60 60
66 Chris Owusu NYJ vs. PHI 61
67 Robert Woods BUF at MIA 62 79
68 Markus Wheaton PIT at STL 70 62
69 Kenny Stills MIA vs. BUF 63 86
70 Marquess Wilson CHI at SEA 64
71 Nate Washington HOU vs. TB 66 65
72 Tavon Austin STL vs. PIT 76 67
73 Ted Ginn CAR vs. NO 67 70
74 Brian Hartline CLE vs. OAK 68
75 Ty Montgomery GB vs. KC 68
76 Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at STL 69
77 Devin Street DAL vs. ATL 69
78 Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. CHI 71 83
79 Malcom Floyd SD at MIN 77 71
80 Ryan Grant WAS at NYG 72 73
81 Jerricho Cotchery CAR vs. NO 74
82 Harry Douglas TEN vs. IND 75
83 Marqise Lee JAC at NE 75
84 Devin Funchess CAR vs. NO 80 76
85 Mohamed Sanu CIN at BAL 79 77
86 Devante Parker MIA vs. BUF 78 81
87 Dorial Green-Beckham TEN vs. IND 78
88 Dwayne Bowe CLE vs. OAK 80
89 Greg Jennings MIA vs. BUF 82
90 Quincy Enunwa NYJ vs. PHI 84
91 Jaelen Strong HOU vs. TB 87
92 Phillip Dorsett IND at TEN 88


Week 3 Quick Hit Wide Receiver (WR) Rankings Analysis

By Zach Wilkens (@LopsidedTrades)

I was pretty surprised that I was so high on T.Y. Hilton (WR7 vs WR16 consensus rank) this week. I know he may not be 100% but man, is it a good matchup. The Browns just got totally burned by an undersized speedster in Travis Benjamin and that is exactly what Hilton is, except 10 times better. Andrew Luck and the Colts are going to look to quiet the doubters, and I bet Hilton is a huge part of that.

Another WR I’m not worried about? Mike Evans who I have as WR11. Well...okay there is a little concern and doubt creeping in, but right now I am more convinced he wasn’t close to 100% last week and better days are ahead. Specifically, it’s been reported he won’t have any sort of snap count this week. I remain totally convinced that Evans is just too talented to not have several big games ahead. Put him in your lineups (or trade him to me if you are a non-believer).

I’m predicting a bounce-back game for Kendall Wright. This is especially true if Colts top corner Vontae Davis remains out with a concussion. Even if Davis does return, Wright spends a majority of his snaps in the slot which means he will probably avoid Davis most of the day. That makes him a good start, especially for PPR leagues.

On the negative side, I am down on Jordan Matthews this week at WR25. I am one of Matthews’ biggest fans but he has a tough matchup versus Darrelle Revis and company. Given how lost the Eagles offense looks so far I have a very hard time trusting Matthews. So far he has racked up points in garbage time both weeks to save his fantasy day, but this should be his toughest matchup yet, which may prevent that from happening.

I’m also down on Davante Adams. He just doesn’t seem to have a clear role in this offense right now. Randall Cobb is the go-to possession receiver and James Jones is clearly the preferred target in the end zone. Richard Rodgers might even be ahead of Adams near the goal line. I don’t have a lot of confidence in him right now and I have him as a low-end flex play, nothing more.

With me being pretty high on Nick Foles this week it stands to reason that I like Kenny Britt more than most as well. He seems to be forgotten by experts with a consensus rank of WR57. I only have him at WR41 so it’s not like I am crazy high on him, but I’m betting a Rams WR scores this week and Kenny Britt leads the Rams WRs in snaps and receiving yards. He’s also the only WR on the team to have a receiving TD, so Britt definitely has the best chance to score.


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