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NFL Week 3 positional fantasy football rankings

2RW8H7M Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams, right, fends off San Francisco 49ers cornerback Isaiah Oliver during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

New top-20 running backs: Both Kyren Williams and Zack Moss played over 95% of their team's offensive snaps this past week and are slated for huge roles again this week.

• Most accurate rankings: Nathan Jahnke’s fantasy rankings have been the most accurate in season rankings over the last 70 regular season weeks, per FantasyPros‘ rankings accuracy competition.

• Other ranking formats available: Our weekly rankings landing page includes rankings in other league formats, flex rankings and IDP rankings.

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WR:CB Matchup Chart

These are my fantasy football rankings for Week 3 for PPR leagues, including some notes about players to help you make your weekly decisions.

According to FantasyPros, my rankings were fifth-most accurate in 2021, second-most in 2020 and third-most in 2019. My rankings are the only ones to finish in the top five in three of the last four seasons.

Last Updated: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 24

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Rank Name Team Opp Notes
1 Patrick Mahomes KC CHI
2 Jalen Hurts PHI @TB
3 Lamar Jackson BLT IND GM
4 Josh Allen BUF @WAS
5 Justin Herbert LAC @MIN
6 Kirk Cousins MIN LAC
7 Tua Tagovailoa MIA DEN
8 Trevor Lawrence JAX HST
9 Justin Fields CHI @KC
10 Dak Prescott DAL @ARZ
11 Jared Goff DET ATL
12 Deshaun Watson CLV TEN
13 Geno Smith SEA CAR GM
14 Brock Purdy SF NYG
15 Daniel Jones NYG @SF BM
16 Russell Wilson DEN @MIA
17 Jordan Love GB NO BM
18 Matthew Stafford LA @CIN
19 Baker Mayfield TB PHI FA
20 Kenny Pickett PIT @LV GM
21 Derek Carr NO @GB
22 Sam Howell WAS BUF FA
23 C.J. Stroud HST @JAX FA
24 Jimmy Garoppolo LV PIT FA
25 Gardner Minshew IND @BLT FA
26 Desmond Ridder ATL @DET GM, FA
27 Jake Browning CIN LA GM, FA
28 Mac Jones NE @NYJ BM, FA
29 Andy Dalton CAR @SEA FA
30 Ryan Tannehill TEN @CLV BM, FA
31 Zach Wilson NYJ NE FA
32 Joshua Dobbs ARZ DAL BM, FA

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