Make Your Week 3 Fantasy Start/Sit Decisions Based On These Updated Rankings & Tiers

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The path to fantasy football championship glory is long, but it also requires diligent in-season management — that means making smart start/sit decisions each week based on matchups and other variables that can change week-to-week.

That’s why I make a point to outline my weekly fantasy rankings into tiers. And to release an early- and late-week version of those tiers, so you can make sharp lineup decisions.

You’ll find the final version of my Week 3 tiers, but reminder to check my updated rankings on Sunday morning before making final lineup decisions.

Week 3 Fantasy Rankings & Tiers

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QUARTERBACKS

Tier 1

Kyler Murray (@ JAX)
Lamar Jackson (@ DET)
Patrick Mahomes (vs. LAC)

Tier 2

Josh Allen (vs. WAS)

Tier 3

Russell Wilson (@ MIN)
Jalen Hurts (@ DAL)

Tier 4

Dak Prescott (vs. PHI)
Tom Brady (@ LAR)
Justin Herbert (@ KC)
Matthew Stafford (vs. TB)
Aaron Rodgers (@ SF)

Tier 5

Ryan Tannehill (vs. IND)
Daniel Jones (vs. ATL)
Justin Fields (@ CLE)
Kirk Cousins (vs. SEA)
Teddy Bridgewater (vs. NYJ)
Derek Carr (vs. MIA)

Tier 6

Sam Darnold (@ HOU)
Matt Ryan (@ NYG)

Tier 7

Jared Goff (vs. BAL)
Trevor Lawrence (vs. ARI)
Baker Mayfield (vs. CHI)
Ben Roethlisberger (vs. CIN)

Tier 8

Jimmy Garoppolo (vs. GB)
Taylor Heinicke (@ BUF)
Jacoby Brissett (@ LV)
Mac Jones (vs. NO)
Joe Burrow (@ PIT)

Tier 9

Jameis Winston (@ NE)
Carson Wentz (@ TEN)

Tier 10

Zach Wilson (@ DEN)
Davis Mills (vs. CAR)

Tier 11

Taysom Hill (@ NE)
Trey Lance (vs. GB)

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RUNNING BACKS

Tier 1

Christian McCaffrey (@ HOU)

Tier 2

Derrick Henry (vs. IND)

Tier 3

Dalvin Cook (vs. SEA)
Alvin Kamara (@ NE)

Tier 4

Austin Ekeler (@ KC)
Najee Harris (vs. CIN)
Saquon Barkley (vs. ATL)
Aaron Jones (@ SF)
Nick Chubb (vs. CHI)
Joe Mixon (@ PIT)

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Tier 5

Jonathan Taylor (@ TEN)

Tier 6

Ezekiel Elliott (vs. PHI)
Chris Carson (@ MIN)
D’Andre Swift (vs. BAL)
Antonio Gibson (@ BUF)
Trey Sermon (vs. GB)

Tier 7

James Robinson (vs. ARI)
David Montgomery (@ CLE)
Miles Sanders (@ DAL)
Chase Edmonds (@ JAX)
Ty’Son Williams (@ DET)
Damien Harris (vs. NO)
Darrell Henderson (vs. TB)
Mike Davis (@ NYG)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (vs. LAC)
Melvin Gordon (vs. NYJ)

Tier 8

Kenyan Drake (vs. MIA)
Leonard Fournette (@ LAR)
Myles Gaskin (@ LV)
Javonte Williams (vs. NYJ)
Jamaal Williams (vs. BAL)
Devin Singletary (vs. WAS)
Kareem Hunt (vs. CHI)
James White (vs. NO)

Tier 9

Cordarrelle Patterson (@ NYG)
James Conner (@ JAX)

Tier 10

Tony Pollard (vs. PHI)
Nyheim Hines (@ TEN)
Michael Carter (@ DEN)
Latavius Murray (@ DET)
Ty Johnson (@ DEN)
Ronald Jones II (@ LAR)

Tier 11

Mark Ingram (vs. CAR)
Alexander Mattison (vs. SEA)
David Johnson (vs. CAR)
Kenneth Gainwell (@ DAL)
Peyton Barber (vs. MIA)
Sony Michel (vs. TB)
J.D. McKissic (@ BUF)
Zack Moss (vs. WAS)
Jacques Patrick (vs. GB)
A.J. Dillon (@ SF)

Tier 12

Carlos Hyde (vs. ARI)
Tony Jones Jr. (@ NE)
Salvon Ahmed (@ LV)
Malcolm Brown (@ LV)
Damien Williams (@ CLE)
Demetric Felton (vs. CHI)


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WIDE RECEIVERS

Tier 1

Tyreek Hill (vs. LAC)
Davante Adams (@ SF)
Cooper Kupp (vs. TB)

Tier 2

D.K. Metcalf (@ MIN)
Tyler Lockett (@ MIN)

Tier 3

CeeDee Lamb (vs. PHI)
Stefon Diggs (vs. WAS)
Calvin Ridley (@ NYG)
Amari Cooper (vs. PHI)
DeAndre Hopkins (@ JAX)
Keenan Allen (@ KC)
Justin Jefferson (vs. SEA)
Robert Woods (vs. TB)
Chris Godwin (@ LAR)

Tier 4

Deebo Samuel (vs. GB)
Adam Thielen (vs. SEA)
A.J. Brown (vs. IND)
D.J. Moore (@ HOU)

Tier 5

Terry McLaurin (@ BUF)
Chase Claypool (vs. CIN)
Mike Williams (@ KC)
Courtland Sutton (vs. NYJ)
Allen Robinson (@ CLE)
Mike Evans (@ LAR)
Ja’Marr Chase (@ PIT)
Julio Jones (vs. IND)

Tier 6

Sterling Shepard (vs. ATL)
Juju Smith-Schuster (vs. CIN)
Marvin Jones (vs. ARI)
Brandin Cooks (vs. CAR)
Marquise Brown (@ DET)

Tier 7

Tyler Boyd (@ PIT)
Devonta Smith (@ DAL)
Kenny Golladay (vs. ATL)
Laviska Shenault (vs. ARI)
Rondale Moore (@ JAX)
Jakobi Meyers (vs. NO)
Sammy Watkins (@ DET)
D.J. Chark (vs. ARI)
Cole Beasley (vs. WAS)

Tier 8

Darnell Mooney (@ CLE)
Robby Anderson (@ HOU)
Michael Pittman Jr. (@ TEN)
Mecole Hardman (vs. LAC)
Quintez Cephus (vs. BAL)
Corey Davis (@ DEN)
Jalen Reagor (@ DAL)
James Washington (vs. CIN)
Nelson Agholor (vs. NO)
Odell Beckham Jr. (vs. CHI)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling (@ SF)
Henry Ruggs (vs. MIA)
K.J. Osborn (vs. SEA)

Tier 9

Jaylen Waddle (@ LV)
A.J. Green (@ JAX)
Christian Kirk (@ JAX)
Tim Patrick (vs. NYJ)
Van Jefferson (vs. TB)
Marquez Callaway (@ NE)
Hunter Renfrow (vs. MIA)
DeVante Parker (@ LV)
Emmanuel Sanders (vs. WAS)
Bryan Edwards (vs. MIA)
Will Fuller (@ LV)

Tier 10

Elijah Moore (@ DEN)
Zach Pascal (@ TEN)
K.J. Hamler (vs. NYJ)
Brandon Aiyuk (vs. GB)
Terrace Marshall (@ HOU)
Darius Slayton (vs. ATL)
Freddie Swain (@ MIN)
Dyami Brown (@ BUF)
Deonte Harris (@ NE)
Adam Humphries (@ BUF)
Braxton Berrios (@ DEN)


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TIGHT ENDS

Tier 1

Travis Kelce (vs. LAC)

Tier 2

Darren Waller (vs. MIA)

Tier 3

George Kittle (vs. GB)
T.J. Hockenson (vs. BAL)

Tier 4

Kyle Pitts (@ NYG)
Mark Andrews (@ DET)
Tyler Higbee (vs. TB)
Rob Gronkowski (@ LAR)
Noah Fant (vs. NYJ)

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Tier 5

Logan Thomas (@ BUF)

Tier 6

Robert Tonyan Jr. (@ SF)
Jared Cook (@ KC)
Jonnu Smith (vs. NO)
Dallas Goedert (@ DAL)
Jack Doyle (@ TEN)

Tier 7

Hunter Henry (vs. NO)
Dawson Knox (vs. WAS)
Austin Hooper (vs. CHI)
Gerald Everett (@ MIN)
Juwan Johnson (@ NE)
Mike Gesicki (@ LV)

Tier 8

Evan Engram (vs. ATL)
Tyler Conklin (vs. SEA)
David Njoku (vs. CHI)
Maxx Williams (@ JAX)
Cole Kmet (@ CLE)
Dalton Schultz (vs. PHI)
Blake Jarwin (vs. PHI)
Albert Okwuegbunam (vs. NYJ)

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KICKERS

Tier 1

Justin Tucker (@ DET)
Harrison Butker (vs. LAC)

Tier 2

Matt Prater (@ JAX)
Jason Myers (@ MIN)
Matt Gay (vs. TB)
Ryan Succop (@ LAR)
Brandon McManus (vs. NYJ)
Greg Zuerlein (vs. PHI)
Graham Gano (vs. ATL)

Tier 3

Robbie Gould (vs. GB)
Zane Gonzalez (@ HOU)
Tyler Bass (vs. WAS)
Younghoe Koo (@ NYG)
Greg Joseph (vs. SEA)
Daniel Carlson (vs. MIA)
Randy Bullock (vs. IND)
Austin Seibert (vs. BAL)

Tier 4

Nick Folk (vs. NO)
Josh Lambo (vs. ARI)
Tristan Vizcaino (@ KC)
Jake Elliott (@ DAL)
Chase McLaughlin (vs. CHI)
Jason Sanders (@ LV)
Mason Crosby (@ SF)
Chris Boswell (vs. CIN)

Tier 5

Evan McPherson (@ PIT)
Rodrigo Blankenship (@ TEN)
Cairo Santos (@ CLE)
Dustin Hopkins (@ BUF)
Aldrick Rosas (@ NE)
Joey Slye (vs. CAR)
Matt Ammendola (@ DEN)


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DEFENSES

Tier 1

Denver Broncos (vs. NYJ)

Tier 2

Carolina Panthers (@ HOU)
Buffalo Bills (vs. WAS)

Tier 3

Arizona Cardinals (@ JAX)
Cleveland Browns (vs. CHI)
New England Patriots (vs. NO)
Baltimore Ravens (@ DET)
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. CIN)

Tier 4

Las Vegas Raiders (vs. MIA)
Tennessee Titans (vs. IND)
New York Giants (vs. ATL)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs. LAC)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. PHI)

Tier 5

New Orleans Saints (@ NE)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ LAR)
Washington Football Team (@ BUF)
Atlanta Falcons (@ NYG)
San Francisco 49ers (vs. GB)
Cincinnati Bengals (@ PIT)
Houston Texans (vs. CAR)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. TB)
Chicago Bears (@ CLE)
Miami Dolphins (@ LV)
Green Bay Packers (@ SF)
Seattle Seahawks (@ MIN)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ DAL)

Tier 6

Minnesota Vikings (vs. SEA)
New York Jets (@ DEN)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. ARI)
Indianapolis Colts (@ TEN)
Detroit Lions (vs. BAL)
Los Angeles Chargers (@ KC)

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