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Wide receiver non-PPR rankings for Week 3 fantasy football

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

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals runs with the football after a reception in the game against the Washington Football Team at State Farm Stadium on September 20, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Washington Football Team 30-15. Photo by Christian Petersen/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 non-PPR rankings for Week 17

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Davante Adams GB @ CHI
2 Calvin Ridley ATL @ TB
3 A.J. Brown TEN @ HOU
4 Mike Evans TB vs ATL
5 Adam Thielen MIN @ DET
6 Justin Jefferson MIN @ DET
7 D.K. Metcalf SEA @ SF
8 Allen Robinson II CHI vs GB
9 Corey Davis TEN @ HOU
10 DeAndre Hopkins ARI @ LAR
11 Chris Godwin TB vs ATL
12 Emmanuel Sanders NO @ CAR
13 Amari Cooper DAL @ NYG
14 Brandin Cooks HOU vs TEN
15 Stefon Diggs BUF vs MIA
16 D.J. Moore CAR vs NO
17 Curtis Samuel CAR vs NO
18 T.Y. Hilton IND vs JAC
19 Robby Anderson CAR vs NO
20 Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs MIN
21 Marquise Brown BAL @ CIN
22 Robert Woods LAR vs ARI
23 Tyron Johnson LAC @ KC
24 Jarvis Landry CLE vs PIT
25 Nelson Agholor LV @ DEN
26 Cam Sims WAS @ PHI
27 Jamison Crowder NYJ @ NE
28 Tee Higgins CIN vs BAL
29 Tyler Lockett SEA @ SF
30 Russell Gage ATL @ TB
31 Diontae Johnson PIT @ CLE
32 Keke Coutee HOU vs TEN
33 Michael Gallup DAL @ NYG
34 CeeDee Lamb DAL @ NYG
35 Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL
36 Antonio Brown TB vs ATL
37 Mike Williams LAC @ KC
38 Darius Slayton NYG vs DAL
39 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC @ IND
40 Tim Patrick DEN vs LV
41 Cooper Kupp LAR vs ARI
42 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ CLE
43 Jerry Jeudy DEN vs LV
44 DeVante Parker MIA @ BUF
45 Rashard Higgins CLE vs PIT
46 Zach Pascal IND vs JAC
47 Chad Hansen HOU vs TEN
48 Christian Kirk ARI @ LAR
49 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ IND
50 Darnell Mooney CHI vs GB
51 Chase Claypool PIT @ CLE
52 Tyreek Hill KC vs LAC
53 Allen Lazard GB @ CHI
54 Danny Amendola DET vs MIN
55 Gabriel Davis BUF vs MIA
56 A.J. Green CIN vs BAL
57 Jakobi Meyers NE vs NYJ
58 Jalen Guyton LAC @ KC
59 DaeSean Hamilton DEN vs LV
60 Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs JAC
61 Mecole Hardman KC vs LAC
62 Denzel Mims NYJ @ NE
63 Mohamed Sanu DET vs MIN
64 Marquez Callaway NO @ CAR
65 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB @ CHI
66 Jalen Reagor PHI vs WAS
67 Breshad Perriman NYJ @ NE
68 Byron Pringle KC vs LAC
69 Alex Erickson CIN vs BAL
70 Kendrick Bourne SF vs SEA
71 Richie James Jr. SF vs SEA
72 Demarcus Robinson KC vs LAC
73 Steven Sims WAS @ PHI
74 Josh Reynolds LAR vs ARI
75 Hunter Renfrow LV @ DEN
76 Keelan Cole Sr. JAC @ IND
77 Damiere Byrd NE vs NYJ
78 David Moore SEA @ SF
79 Willie Snead IV BAL @ CIN
80 Greg Ward PHI vs WAS
81 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs PIT
82 Anthony Miller CHI vs GB
83 Braxton Berrios NYJ @ NE
84 River Cracraft SF vs SEA
85 James Washington PIT @ CLE
86 Dante Pettis NYG vs DAL
87 N'Keal Harry NE vs NYJ
88 Larry Fitzgerald ARI @ LAR
89 Miles Boykin BAL @ CIN
90 Mack Hollins MIA @ BUF
91 Chris Conley JAC @ IND
92 DeSean Jackson PHI vs WAS
93 Quintez Cephus DET vs MIN
94 Dez Bryant BAL @ CIN
95 Cam Batson TEN @ HOU
96 Isaiah Ford MIA @ BUF
97 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs WAS
98 Isaiah Wright WAS @ PHI
99 K.J. Hill LAC @ KC
100 Brandon Powell ATL @ TB
101 Robert Foster WAS @ PHI
102 Zay Jones LV @ DEN
103 KeeSean Johnson ARI @ LAR
104 Devin Duvernay BAL @ CIN
105 Travis Fulgham PHI vs WAS
106 Bryan Edwards LV @ DEN
107 Quez Watkins PHI vs WAS
108 Christian Blake ATL @ TB
109 Isaiah McKenzie BUF vs MIA
110 Chad Beebe MIN @ DET
111 Austin Mack NYG vs DAL
112 Cordarrelle Patterson CHI vs GB
113 Gehrig Dieter KC vs LAC
114 Mike Thomas CIN vs BAL
115 Laquon Treadwell ATL @ TB
116 Juwan Johnson NO @ CAR
117 C.J. Board NYG vs DAL
118 Lil'Jordan Humphrey NO @ CAR
119 Freddie Swain SEA @ SF
120 Equanimeous St. Brown GB @ CHI
121 Van Jefferson LAR vs ARI
122 Scotty Miller TB vs ATL
123 Gunner Olszewski NE vs NYJ
124 Jamal Agnew DET vs MIN
125 Olabisi Johnson MIN @ DET
126 Diontae Spencer DEN vs LV
127 Steven Mitchell Jr. HOU vs TEN
128 Malcolm Perry MIA @ BUF
129 Ja'Marcus Bradley CLE vs PIT
130 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS @ PHI
131 Keenan Allen LAC @ KC
132 Terry McLaurin WAS @ PHI
133 John Brown BUF vs MIA
134 Sammy Watkins KC vs LAC
135 Henry Ruggs III LV @ DEN
136 KJ Hamler DEN vs LV
137 Julio Jones ATL @ TB
138 Cole Beasley BUF vs MIA