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NFL Week 3 fantasy football rankings, waiver targets & drop candidates

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Sony Michel (25) runs the ball in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Another wild week of fantasy football is nearly in the books. With injuries mounting, the Week 3 waiver wire offers a crucial opportunity to replace struggling players with guys seeing more playing time and opportunities.  

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Let’s take a look at my fantasy football rankings by position for Week 3, as well as which players to drop and to target on the waiver wire.

Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings

These rankings are based on full PPR scoring. The strength of schedule ranking is based on PFF's SoS metric (No. 1 is the easiest matchup and No. 32 the hardest.)

Week 3 Quarterback Rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent SoS
1 Lamar Jackson BLT DET 1st
2 Kyler Murray ARZ JAX 5th
3 Patrick Mahomes KC LAC 10th
4 Josh Allen BUF WAS 6th
5 Dak Prescott DAL PHI 20th
6 Jalen Hurts PHI DAL 13th
7 Justin Herbert LAC KC 18th
8 Tom Brady TB LA 30th
9 Aaron Rodgers GB SF 26th
10 Matthew Stafford LA TB 29th
11 Kirk Cousins MIN SEA 17th
12 Derek Carr LV MIA 2nd
13 Teddy Bridgewater DEN NYJ 12th
14 Matt Ryan ATL NYG 11th
15 Daniel Jones NYG ATL 14th
16 Trevor Lawrence JAX ARZ 22nd
17 Sam Darnold CAR HST 3rd
18 Ryan Tannehill TEN IND 19th
19 Tyrod Taylor HST CAR 16th
20 Joe Burrow CIN PIT 27th

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

Through two games, Hurts has totaled 50.5 fantasy points and ranks fifth among all quarterbacks in scoring. Passing for only 454 yards hasn’t held him back, as Hurts has the second-most rushing yards at the position. Expect a strong performance in Week 3 against a suspect Dallas Cowboys secondary.

Week 3 Running Back Rankings

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