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Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 3 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR wide receivers going in Week 3 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

 DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with teammates after defeating the New England Patriots 35-30 at CenturyLink Field on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The reign of Calvin Ridley has been fun, if you drafted him, and Julio Jones isn’t 100 percent healthy. Will see if he can keep up his torrid pace against the Bears this week. DeAndre Hopkins is set up for another strong outing against a weak Lions defense. D.K. Metcalf could keep up his great play against Dallas, who gave up a big game to the Falcons “No. 2” receiver Ridley. Kenny Golladay appears close to returning for his 2020 debut, which my fantasy teams are quite ready for!

Injury News

Injuries have been a problem for receivers this season, but not quite as devastating as they’ve been for running backs. We’ll take you through some of the more impactful inured receivers.

Michael Thomas has a high-ankle sprain and despite not being put on IR, is iffy to go in Week 3. Tre’Quan Smith and Alvin Kamara got the most work through the air with him out last week and looked the best of the group.

Courtland Sutton is out for the season while the Broncos quarterback, Drew Lock, is out for a few weeks. That leaves their new No. 1 receiver, Jerry Jeudy, with Jeff Driskel or possibly Blake Bortles at some point, throwing him the ball.

Davante Adams didn’t practice on Wednesday with a hamstring injury. It’s tough to tell where he is in his recovery, but it’s something to keep an eye on. If he can’t go Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantlingbecome stronger plays against the Saints.

Kenny Golladay returned to practice on Wednesday and could be back this week against the Cardinals. If he plays, he should be worth a start.

Jalen Reagor is out until around Week 10 with a thumb injury. DeSean Jackson, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert all could see an increase in work, but Jackson is my favorite of the receivers against a weak Bengals defense.

Julio Jones was hampered by his hamstring in Week 2 and will likely miss most of this week’s practices. If he can get a full practice in on Friday, he’s worth a start against the Bears, but I’d like to see that practice first.

Parris Campbell, who got off to a good start and looked poised for a big year, is out indefinitely with PCL and MCL injuries. He’s a drop in all redraft leagues. T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman, Mo Alie-Cox, Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor all are in play to see an uptick in targets.

Sterling Shepard is on I.R. with turf toe and will miss at least three weeks. Darius Slayton and Golden Tate should see an uptick in work against a diminished 49ers defense.

D.J. Chark is questionable for Thursday night, but did get in limited practices and will probably go. This is a great matchup for him, especially with Byron Jones out.

A.J. Brown didn’t practice Wednesday with a bone bruise. If he can’t go again, Jonnu Smith and Corey Davis get strong bumps in this offense.

Streaming WRs

CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys

Seattle has allowed a whopping 50 receptions to wide receivers in TWO games and a NFL high 412 yards to slot receivers. If you have Lamb, do not hesitate to start him as a WR2 this week.

DeSean Jackson, Eagles

Without Reagor and against the Bengals secondary, I expect Jackson to finally get things going. He has 18 targets on the season, but has only caught eight for 110 yards and no touchdowns. This looks like it could be a get-right game for Carson Wentz, who has been lackluster so far.

Corey Davis, Titans

Davis didn’t put up the yardage we would have liked last week with A.J. Brown out, but he did score a touchdown. If Brown is out again, Davis gets another good matchup, this time with the Vikings, who have allowed the most touchdowns and the second best catch rate to wide receivers this season.

Wide receiver PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Cooper Kupp LAR vs SF
2 Deebo Samuel SF @ LAR
3 Tyreek Hill KC @ DEN
4 Justin Jefferson MIN vs CHI
5 Stefon Diggs BUF vs NYJ
6 Ja'Marr Chase CIN @ CLE
7 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
8 Diontae Johnson PIT @ BAL
9 Mike Evans TB vs CAR
10 Tee Higgins CIN @ CLE
11 Keenan Allen LAC @ LV
12 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ PHI
13 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs GB
14 Hunter Renfrow LV vs LAC
15 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ ARI
16 Jaylen Waddle MIA vs NE
17 Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ JAC
18 Tyler Lockett SEA @ ARI
19 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
20 Odell Beckham Jr. LAR vs SF
21 Christian Kirk ARI vs SEA
22 Van Jefferson LAR vs SF
23 Amari Cooper DAL @ PHI
24 DJ Moore CAR @ TB
25 Marquise Brown BAL vs PIT
26 Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN
27 Terry McLaurin WAS @ NYG
28 Brandon Aiyuk SF @ LAR
29 Mike Williams LAC @ LV
30 Russell Gage ATL vs NO
31 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
32 Elijah Moore NYJ @ BUF
33 Tyler Boyd CIN @ CLE
34 Chase Claypool PIT @ BAL
35 DeVante Parker MIA vs NE
36 Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA
37 Cyril Grayson Jr. TB vs CAR
38 A.J. Green ARI vs SEA
39 K.J. Osborn MIN vs CHI
40 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ BUF
41 Kendrick Bourne NE @ MIA
42 Jarvis Landry CLE vs CIN
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs KC
44 Josh Reynolds DET vs GB
45 Cole Beasley BUF vs NYJ
46 Rashod Bateman BAL vs PIT
47 Courtland Sutton DEN vs KC
48 Gabriel Davis BUF vs NYJ
49 Marquez Callaway NO @ ATL
50 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC vs IND
51 Julio Jones TEN @ HOU
52 Joshua Palmer LAC @ LV
53 DeVonta Smith PHI vs DAL
54 Zay Jones LV vs LAC
55 Breshad Perriman TB vs CAR
56 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs CIN
57 Cedrick Wilson Jr. DAL @ PHI
58 Kenny Golladay NYG vs WAS
59 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs NYJ
60 Allen Robinson II CHI @ MIN
61 Kadarius Toney NYG vs WAS
62 Davante Adams GB @ DET
63 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ BUF
64 Tim Patrick DEN vs KC
65 Robby Anderson CAR @ TB
66 Allen Lazard GB @ DET
67 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ DET
68 T.Y. Hilton IND @ JAC
69 Laquon Treadwell JAC vs IND
70 Mecole Hardman KC @ DEN
71 Tyler Johnson TB vs CAR
72 Emmanuel Sanders BUF vs NYJ
73 Byron Pringle KC @ DEN
74 Jalen Guyton LAC @ LV
75 Antoine Wesley ARI vs SEA
76 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC vs IND
77 Quez Watkins PHI vs DAL
78 Nelson Agholor NE @ MIA
79 Rondale Moore ARI vs SEA
80 Nico Collins HOU vs TEN
81 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN @ HOU
82 Jauan Jennings SF @ LAR
83 DeSean Jackson LV vs LAC
84 Demarcus Robinson KC @ DEN
85 Tre'Quan Smith NO @ ATL
86 Scotty Miller TB vs CAR
87 DeAndre Carter WAS @ NYG
88 Damiere Byrd CHI @ MIN
89 Bryan Edwards LV vs LAC
90 Malik Taylor GB @ DET
91 Olamide Zaccheaus ATL vs NO
92 Jalen Reagor PHI vs DAL
93 Darius Slayton NYG vs WAS
94 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ @ BUF
95 Kalif Raymond DET vs GB
96 Adam Humphries WAS @ NYG
97 Tavon Austin JAC vs IND
98 Kristian Wilkerson NE @ MIA
99 Ray-Ray McCloud PIT @ BAL
100 Noah Brown DAL @ PHI
101 Zach Pascal IND @ JAC
102 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ ATL
103 Rashard Higgins CLE vs CIN
104 Chris Conley HOU vs TEN
105 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA @ ARI
106 James Washington PIT @ BAL
107 Ashton Dulin IND @ JAC
108 Malik Turner DAL @ PHI
109 Pharoh Cooper NYG vs WAS
110 Curtis Samuel WAS @ NYG
111 Cam Sims WAS @ NYG
112 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN