Each week, PFF's fantasy football analysts post their rankings in PPR, non- PPR and 0.5 PPR formats for the league's offensive skill positions. Jon Macri and I then add our IDP rankings, making the PFF rankings pages the go-to resource for all your fantasy football decisions.
According to FantasyPros, my rankings were the third-most accurate among 129 experts in 2019, and they were also the most accurate for running backs. After one week of 2020, they were fifth-best among 166 fantasy experts.
Of course, our rankings are in a constant state of flux, with changes being made due to injury reports and personnel/usage updates, among other factors. But regardless of any changes that may occur between now and Sunday, here are 10 borderline fantasy starters whose rankings I feel confident about heading into the third week of the fantasy football season. Their rankings are based on PPR scoring settings based within their positions as of Wednesday morning.
Roethlisberger has gotten off to a strong start to 2020 after missing nearly all of the 2019 season. His 81.2% adjusted completion percentage is the seventh-best for quarterbacks, and he has been a borderline QB1 in all major statistical categories except for rushing. He is the only quarterback in the top 15 of fantasy points without double-digit rushing yards.
PFF's strength of schedule tool pegs Big Ben's Week 3 matchup against the Houston Texans as the second-best QB matchup of the week — which is also Roethlisberger's best matchup for the rest of the season — while the WR/CB matchup chart gives the Steelers two top-20 matchups this week.
While the Texans defense fared well against elite fantasy quarterbacks in Week 1 and Week 2, the Steelers have more depth at wide receiver to take advantage of the Texans' lackluster cornerback group. Roethlisberger is all but set for a top-10 finish in fantasy scoring this week.