Week 3 PPR Rankings: WR

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Fantasy football owners who were high on Chris Godwin and Tyler Lockett heading into the season were rewarded in Week 2 when both had big games. Heading into a Week 3 that could be overshadowed with the storylines of Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees' absences, our PPR WR rankings try to put those games into context while also unearthing which wide receiver might be next to turn into more than a high-target sleeper.

One promising candidate is 49ers' rookie Deebo Samuel, who led San Francisco in Week 1 snaps but didn't produce. In Week 2, though, he led in catches, receiving yards and targets, showing he'll have a promising role in the offense right away. The same is true for new Bills WR John Brown, who's known more as a deep-ball threat. As the top receiver for an offense that wants to throw the ball a lot, Brown has had two productive weeks, including a steady seven-catch, 73-yard day in Week 2 on eight targets -- the lone misfire being a Josh Allen overthrow on what would've been a touchdown.

WEEK 3 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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There were two breakout receivers in Kansas City on Sunday in DeMarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman. We expected someone to step up in Tyreek Hill's absence, although maybe not two separate guys. Sammy Watkins dominated the targets with 13 and is still easily the best WR to play from KC this week, but Robinson and Hardman were targeted six times apiece and deserve lineup consideration, too.

WEEK 3 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Tight end

As usual, deep-league PPR owners might find value out of players like Trey Quinn, Cole Beasley, Bennie Fowler and Damiere Byrd, options that standard-league players with smaller rosters might have no need to consider. Byrd, Quinn and Beasley have all proven to be effective possession receivers for their teams, while Fowler could play a huge-volume role for the Giants in Week 3 due to injuries to Sterling Shepard and Cody Latimer.

Two players who, for now, take notable hits in the PPR rankings this week are Alshon Jeffery and Josh Gordon. Jeffery is battling a calf injury rand Gordon is battling a crowded receiving corps. They're big plays and touchdowns waiting to happen, though, so just because they might be less consistent doesn't mean you should ignore them this week. And if Jeffery is given a clean bill of health and Antonio Brown isn't allowed to play, the outlooks for both could change in a hurry. (Update: Jeffery is expected to be out and has been removed from the rankings.)

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week, and check out our standard wide receiver rankings for player analysis.

Week 3 DFS Lineups:
FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPP

Week 3 PPR Rankings: WRs

10 Cooper Kupp, LAR @ CLE

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

1

DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ LAC

2

Julio Jones, ATL @ IND

3

Amari Cooper, DAL vs. MIA

4

Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs. LAR

5

Antonio Brown, NE vs. NYJ

6

Davante Adams, GB vs. DEN

7

Keenan Allen, LAC vs. HOU

8

Sammy Watkins, KC vs. BAL

9

Adam Thielen, MIN vs. OAK

10

Cooper Kupp, LAR @ CLE

11

JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ SF

12

Stefon Diggs, MIN vs. OAK

13

Chris Godwin, TB vs. NYG

14

Kenny Golladay, DET @ PHI

15

Michael Thomas, NO @ SEA

16

Mike Evans, TB vs. NYG

17

Tyler Lockett, SEA vs. NO

18

T.Y. Hilton, IND vs. ATL

19

John Brown, BUF vs. CIN

20

Robert Woods, LAR @ CLE

21

Julian Edelman, NE vs. NYJ

22

Brandin Cooks, LAR @ CLE

23

Tyler Boyd, CIN @ BUF

24

Marquise Brown, BAL @ KC

25

Calvin Ridley, ATL @ IND

26

D.J. Moore, CAR @ ARZ

27

Tyrell Williams, OAK @ MIN

28

Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ vs. CAR

29

Nelson Agholor, PHI vs. DET

30

Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ NE

31

Allen Robinson, CHI @ WAS

32

Josh Gordon, NE vs. NYJ

33

Jarvis Landry, CLE vs. LAR

34

DK Metcalf, SEA vs. NO

35

Emmanuel Sanders, DEN @ GB

36

John Ross, CIN @ BUF

37

Demarcus Robinson, KC vs. BAL

38

Curtis Samuel, CAR @ ARZ

39

Mike Williams, LAC vs. HOU

40

Mecole Hardman, KC vs. BAL

41

Deebo Samuel, SF vs. PIT

42

Will Fuller V, HOU @ LAC

43

Randall Cobb, DAL vs. MIA

44

Courtland Sutton, DEN @ GB

45

Christian Kirk, ARZ vs. CAR

46

Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. TEN

47

Corey Davis, TEN @ JAX

48

Sterling Shepard, NYG @ TB

49

Robby Anderson, NYJ @ NE

50

Danny Amendola, DET @ PHI

51

Mack Hollins, PHI vs. DET

52

JJ Arcega-Whiteside, PHI vs. DET

53

Marvin Jones, DET @ PHI

54

Preston Williams, MIA @ DAL

55

DJ Chark, JAX vs. TEN

56

Trey Quinn, WAS vs. CHI

57

James Washington, PIT @ SF

58

Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. CHI

59

Cole Beasley, BUF vs. CIN

60

Willie Snead, BAL @ KC

61

Bennie Fowler, NYG @ TB

62

Chris Conley, JAX vs. TEN

63

Geronimo Allison, GB vs. DEN

64

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB vs. DEN

65

Paul Richardson, WAS vs. CHI

66

Marquise Goodwin, SF vs. PIT

67

DeVante Parker, MIA @ DAL

68

Damiere Byrd, ARZ vs. CAR

69

Donte Moncrief, PIT @ SF

70

Tre'Quan Smith, NO @ SEA

71

A.J. Brown, TEN @ JAX

72

DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ GB

73

Taylor Gabriel, CHI @ WAS

74

Ryan Switzer, PIT @ SF

75

Devin Smith, DAL vs. MIA

76

Ted Ginn Jr., NO @ SEA

77

Anthony Miller, CHI @ WAS

78

Rashard Higgins, CLE vs. LAR

79

Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ IND

80

Keke Coutee, HOU @ LAC

81

KeeSean Johnson, ARZ vs. CAR

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