Fantasy Football Rankings For Week 3: Set Your Lineups, You Filthy Animals

  • Scott Engel

We’ve enlisted the help of a man who knows his fantasy,’s managing director Scott Engel, to bring you weekly rankings for QBs, WRs, RBs, TEs, and team defenses. In addition to being an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s Hall of Fame, Scott has literally been locked away in a basement somewhere in the northeastern United States crunching numbers and checking matchups for the past six months, so consider his rankings your go-to fantasy cheat sheet.

Here are the top half of Scott’s rankings for QBs, WRs, and RBs — for the rest, head on over to RotoExperts. Note: Engel’s rankings lean towards PPR formats.


1 Drew Brees vs. KC
2 Matthew Stafford at TEN
3 Tony Romo vs. TB
4 Aaron Rodgers at SEA
5 Tom Brady at BAL
6 Cam Newton vs. NYG
7 Robert Griffin III vs. CIN
8 Matt Ryan at SD
9 Eli Manning at CAR
10 Michael Vick at ARI
11 Philip Rivers vs. ATL
12 Ben Roethlisberger at OAK
13 Alex Smith at MIN
14 Jay Cutler vs. STL
15 Joe Flacco vs. NE

Running Backs

1 Ray Rice vs. NE
2 Arian Foster at DEN
3 LeSean McCoy at ARI
4 Marshawn Lynch vs. GB
5 DeMarco Murray vs. TB
6 C.J. Spiller at CLE
7 Trent Richardson vs. BUF
8 Frank Gore at MIN
9 Darren Sproles vs. KC
10 Maurice Jones-Drew at IND
11 Reggie Bush vs. NYJ
12 Ryan Mathews vs. ATL
13 Adrian Peterson vs. SF
14 BenJarvus Green-Ellis at WAS
15 Doug Martin at DAL
16 Stevan Ridley at BAL
17 Darren McFadden vs. PIT
18 Alfred Morris vs. CIN
19 Michael Bush vs. STL
20 Willis McGahee vs. HOU
21 Chris Johnson vs. DET
22 Jamaal Charles at NO
23 Shonn Greene at MIA
24 Michael Turner at SD
25 DeAngelo Williams vs. NYG

Wide Receivers

1 Calvin Johnson at TEN
2 A.J. Green at WAS
3 Mike Wallace at OAK
4 Andre Johnson at DEN
5 Victor Cruz at CAR
6 Steve Johnson at CLE
7 Steve Smith (CAR) vs. NYG
8 Julio Jones at SD
9 Roddy White at SD
10 Antonio Brown at OAK
11 Brandon Marshall vs. STL
12 Greg Jennings at SEA
13 Miles Austin vs. TB
14 Vincent Jackson at DAL
15 Reggie Wayne vs. JAC
16 Dwayne Bowe at NO
17 Percy Harvin vs. SF
18 Jordy Nelson at SEA
19 Malcom Floyd vs. ATL
20 Demaryius Thomas vs. HOU
21 Larry Fitzgerald vs. PHI
22 Marques Colston vs. KC
23 Brandon LaFell vs. NYG
24 Dez Bryant vs. TB
25 Brandon Lloyd at BAL
26 Wes Welker at BAL
27 Lance Moore vs. KC
28 DeSean Jackson at ARI
29 Sidney Rice vs. GB
30 Danny Amendola at CHI

Tight Ends

1 Jimmy Graham vs. KC
2 Rob Gronkowski at BAL
3 Vernon Davis at MIN
4 Tony Gonzalez at SD
5 Brent Celek at ARI
6 Antonio Gates vs. ATL
7 Jason Witten vs. TB
8 Jermichael Finley at SEA
9 Martellus Bennett at CAR
10 Dennis Pitta vs. NE
11 Brandon Pettigrew at TEN
12 Scott Chandler at CLE
13 Heath Miller at OAK
14 Kyle Rudolph vs. SF
15 Coby Fleener vs. JAC

Team Defenses

1 San Francisco at MIN
2 Chicago vs. STL
3 Houston at DEN
4 Detroit at TEN
5 Pittsburgh at OAK
6 New York Jets at MIA
7 Philadelphia at ARI
8 Jacksonville at IND
9 Baltimore vs. NE
10 Buffalo at CLE
11 Miami vs. NYJ
12 St. Louis at CHI
13 Arizona vs. PHI
14 Seattle vs. GB
15 Dallas vs. TB


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