2021 Fantasy Football: Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings
Now that we have two weeks of football in the books, I have so many takeaways from the wide receiver position. You’ll notice some surprises in my top 50 Week 3 wide receiver rankings list. But, trust me this list will be perfect for any fantasy owner setting their lineup this week.
Some quick takeaways from the rankings list I have provided are, Tyler Lockett and Cooper Kupp are jumping up the list. While Robert Woods and D.K. Metcalf have dropped in the rankings. Lots of injuries happened this week and Brandon Cooks is starting to look like one of the most underrated fantasy receivers to start the season.
Below are my top 50 wide receivers for Week 3 along with some notes. Again these rankings are based on a half PPR format.
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Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings Notes:
The biggest surprise you’ll notice for my Week 3 wide receiver rankings list is I have DeAndre Hopkins at two. Jacksonville has been mediocre at defending the passing game this season, and I see Hopkins having his breakout game of the season this week. The Cardinals have been spreading the ball around, but I see Hopkins having a field day against the Jaguars secondary. Last week Courtland Sutton had nine catches for 159 yards on the Jaguars and in Week 1, Brandin Cooks had five receptions for 132 yards.
As mentioned above I have Cooper Kupp at 10 and Tyler Lockett at eight for my Week 3 wide receiver rankings. While I have Metcalf dropping to 11 and Woods dropping to 24. Both Woods and Metcalf have a great opportunity this week to go off, but It has been Kupp and Lockett getting all the looks. Kupp looks to be Matthew Stafford’s favorite target and the Seahawks look like they don’t know how to use Metcalf like they do with Lockett. Kupp is playing a banged-up Tampa Bay defense, and the game should be a shootout. While Lockett is going against a weak secondary in the Vikings.
Another big jump this week is Mike Williams. I have Williams at 23 for my Week 3 wide receiver rankings list. Williams has had back-to-back games with double-digit targets. Along with a touchdown in back-to-back games. Williams has a great matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Expect Keenan Allen to get double-teamed, leaving Williams open.
Lastly, I have Cooks at 21 for my Week 3 wide receiver rankings list against the Carolina Panthers. This could be a little high since Tyrod Taylor is out and Davis Mills will be the starter. But, Nico Collins is out for a few weeks and Danny Amendola is not expected to play Thursday night. This leaves Cooks as the whole offense for the passing game. In back-to-back weeks Cooks put up 15 plus fantasy points. I expect Cooks to get a lot of targets this week.
Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings
|1||Davante Adams||GB||at SF|
|2||DeAndre Hopkins||ARI||at JAC|
|3||Tyreek Hill||KC||vs. LAC|
|4||Stefon Diggs||BUF||vs. WAS|
|5||Calvin Ridley||ATL||at NYG|
|6||Keenan Allen||LAC||at KC|
|7||Justin Jefferson||MIN||vs. SEA|
|8||Tyler Lockett||SEA||at MIN|
|9||A.J. Brown||TEN||vs. IND|
|10||Cooper Kupp||LAR||vs. TB|
|11||D.K. Metcalf||SEA||at MIN|
|12||CeeDee Lamb||DAL||vs. PHI|
|13||Amari Cooper||DAL||vs. PHI|
|14||D.J. Moore||CAR||at HOU|
|15||Terry McLaurin||WAS||at BUF|
|16||Adam Thielen||MIN||vs. SEA|
|17||Chris Godwin||TB||at LAR|
|18||Mike Evans||TB||at LAR|
|19||Allen Robinson II||CHI||at CLE|
|20||Deebo Samuel||SF||vs. GB|
|21||Brandin Cooks||HOU||vs. CAR|
|22||Julio Jones||TEN||vs. IND|
|23||Mike Williams||LAC||at KC|
|24||Robert Woods||LAR||vs. TB|
|25||Courtland Sutton||DEN||vs. NYJ|
|26||Tee Higgins||CIN||at PIT|
|27||Diontae Johnson||PIT||vs. CIN|
|28||Antonio Brown||TB||at LAR|
|29||Ja'Marr Chase||CIN||at PIT|
|30||Sterling Shepard||NYG||vs. ATL|
|31||DeVonta Smith||PHI||at DAL|
|32||Chase Claypool||PIT||vs. CIN|
|33||Marquise Brown||BAL||at DET|
|34||JuJu Smith-Schuster||PIT||vs. CIN|
|35||Robby Anderson||CAR||at HOU|
|36||Tyler Boyd||CIN||at PIT|
|37||Marvin Jones Jr.||JAC||vs. ARI|
|38||Rondale Moore||ARI||at JAC|
|39||Corey Davis||NYJ||at DEN|
|40||Michael Pittman Jr.||IND||at TEN|
|41||Kenny Golladay||NYG||vs. ATL|
|42||D.J. Chark Jr.||JAC||vs. ARI|
|43||Cole Beasley||BUF||vs. WAS|
|44||Jakobi Meyers||NE||vs. NO|
|45||Jaylen Waddle||MIA||at LV|
|46||Darnell Mooney||CHI||at CLE|
|47||Tim Patrick||DEN||vs. NYJ|
|48||Henry Ruggs III||LV||vs. MIA|
|49||Nelson Agholor||NE||vs. NO|
|50||Christian Kirk||ARI||at JAC|
If you liked Michael’s Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings, be sure to check out the rest of our Week 3 Rankings and Analysis!
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