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Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings - Standard Leagues

Robert is back to give you his week 3 WR rankings for standard leagues.

Kansas City Chiefs v Houston Texans Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Well that was an interesting week. The game we all expected to be a shootout saw both teams held under 20 points. I know that burned many owners who were counting on big games from the likes of Brandin Cooks and Odell Beckham Jr. That is the nature of this game though, it is unpredictable sometimes, so the best we can do is try and make the best educated guesses we can on a week to week basis. This week we will see more of the same, as there will be guys projected to do great that don’t live up to the expectations we put on them, while also guys who are ranked lower who have a big game. Just remember to not overreact when it happens though. Just because A.J. Green scored less than Mike Wallace doesn’t mean you all of a sudden bench Green for Wallace. Put yourself in the best position each week to succeed and the results will be there for you.

It's time though to move on whether you won or loss and get ready for week 3. With that let's take a look at my WR rankings for week 3 to try and keep you undefeated or get that first win of the year.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Antonio Brown Steelers Eagles
2 Julio Jones Falcons Saints
3 Odell Beckham Jr. Giants Redskins
4 DeAndre Hopkins Texans Patriots
5 Brandin Cooks Saints Falcons
6 Amari Cooper Raiders Titans
7 Mike Evans Buccaneers Rams
8 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals Bills
9 A.J. Green Bengals Broncos
10 Kelvin Benjamin Panthers Vikings
11 Allen Robinson Jaguars Ravens
12 Jordy Nelson Packers Lions
13 T.Y. Hilton Colts Chargers
14 Brandon Marshall Jets Chiefs
15 Marvin Jones Lions Packers
16 Dez Bryant Cowboys Bears
17 Alshon Jeffrey Bears Cowboys
18 Jarvis Landry Dolphins Browns
19 Willie Snead Saints Falcons
20 Eric Decker Jets Chiefs
21 Travis Benjamin Chargers Colts
22 Stefon Diggs Vikings Panthers
23 Doug Baldwin Seahawks 49ers
24 Demaryius Thomas Broncos Bengals
25 Jordan Matthews Eagles Steelers
26 Jeremy Maclin Chiefs Jets
27 Michael Floyd Cardinals Bills
28 Mike Wallace Ravens Jaguars
29 DeSean Jackson Redskins Giants
30 Will Fuller Texans Patriots
31 Michael Crabtree Raiders Titans
32 Sterling Shepard Giants Redskins
33 Golden Tate Lions Packers
34 Sammy Watkins Bills Cardinals
35 Randall Cobb Packers Lions
36 Julian Edelman Patriots Texans
37 Tyler Lockett Seahawks 49ers
38 Tyrell Williams Chargers Colts
39 DeVante Parker Dolphins Browns
40 Tajae Sharpe Titans Raiders
41 Mohamed Sanu Falcons Saints
42 Phillip Dorsett Colts Chargers
43 Victor Cruz Giants Redskins
44 Allen Hurns Jaguars Ravens
45 Emmanuel Sanders Broncos Bengals
46 Corey Coleman Browns Dolphins
47 Qunicy Enunwa Jets Chiefs
48 Kenny Stills Dolphins Browns
49 John Brown Cardinals Bills
50 Michael Thomas Saints Falcons

Doug Baldwin - On paper this is looking like a great matchup for Baldwin and the Seahawks. Under normal circumstances this would make Baldwin a top 15 guy, but injuries are holding this one back. Clearly Russell Wilson is currently effected by that ankle injury, and that isn't even to mention the knee discomfort Baldwin himself is having. Baldwin is expected to be limited all week with that injury, but all signs are pointing to him playing. Given the upside he has, that balances out his rank with the injuries to a spot as a low-end WR2 in 12 team leagues.

Sammy Watkins - He is clearly hurt, and it isn't looking like it is going to be getting better soon. This is a big disappointed for Watkins owners, but he has now put himself in the territory where he needs to show us he is fully healthy before he can be trusted. It truly is a shame as he had the skills to be a top 10 receiver this year.

Julian Edelman - Jacoby Brissett is now slated to be the starting QB on Thursday night. If it wasn't already bad enough that they were going to be on a short week with a backup in Garoppolo, now they go to the third string guy. In PPR leagues Edelman may be okay, but in standard leagues there are far more safer guys above him that are better plays until Tom Brady gets back.

Emmanuel Sanders - I wasn't a big fan of his coming into the season, but I did not expect this much of a lack of production out of him. He has been targeted 16 times in the first 2 games, which is more than Demaryius Thomas, but he has been stuck with far shorter routes. With a tough matchup against the Bengals, I don't see Sanders turning his season around quite yet.

Corey Coleman - I was ready to have Coleman ranked higher than 46 this week, but for the third straight week we are going to be seeing a different starting QB with the Cleveland Browns. If Josh McCown was under center I would feel great as a Coleman owner about using him as a WR3 or FLEX option. With Cody Kessler now the QB though, I can't trust Coleman until we see what Kessler can do in that offense, and who his throws will go to.