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Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks for Week 3

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Ranking the best quarterbacks by matchup and opportunity for Week 3 of the 2018 NFL Season.  

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We’re onto Week 3! Here are my quarterback rankings for Week 3.

QB rankings - Week 3

Rank QB Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
Rank QB Team Opponent High Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
1 Patrick Mahomes KC SF Mahomes is lighting the league on fire and he's got another shootout on deck against the 49ers at home.
2 Tom Brady NE at DET Detroit's defense can't stop anything and New England just added Flash Gordon.
3 Deshaun Watson HOU NYG The hapless Giants have no shot at stopping the Hopkins/Fuller duo.
4 Aaron Rodgers GB at WAS A-Rod drops all the way to No. 4 with his bad MCL.
5 Ryan Fitzpatrick TB PIT Fitzpatrick is the QB1 through 2 weeks and gets the defense allowing the 2nd most fantasy points to QBs.
6 Cam Newton CAR CIN Cam's getting it done on the ground and through the air. He's a locked-in Top 10 option every week.
7 Kirk Cousins MIN BUF Cousins is firmly in command of his new offense and gets the bottom-dwelling Buffalo D this week.
8 Drew Brees NO at ATL ATL defense hasn't (and won't) recover from the losses of Keanu Neal and Deion Jones. They simply cannot stop pass-catching RBs…
9 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at TB Both PIT and TB have awful pass defenses. This is a surefire shootout that could easily surpass 60+ combined points.
10 Jimmy Garoppolo SF at KC KC has the worst defense in the league. SF and KC will trade offensive punches all day long.
Low Floor/High Ceiling QB1s
11 Russell Wilson SEA DAL Seattle's play calling is abysmal. RW is still getting it done because he's just that good.
12 Carson Wentz PHI IND A great matchup for Wentz's return.
High Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
13 Alex Smith WAS GB This smells like a shootout.
14 Matt Ryan ATL NO NO D has reverted to its porous ways. A shootout is on tap.
15 Matthew Stafford DET NE Stafford will be forced to throw to keep DET somewhat in the game.
Low Floor/High Ceiling QB2s
16 Blake Bortles JAX TEN Bortles' sneaky rushing floor combined with a middling TEN defense should result in fantasy goodness.
17 Andrew Luck IND at PHI Expecting Luck to survive on volume here.
18 Philip Rivers LAC at LAR Possibly the lowest you'll see Rivers all year. LAR D is just that good.
19 Andy Dalton CIN at CAR Big time shootout potential here.
20 Jared Goff LAR LAC Goff has an incredible cast of offensive weapons. He stays somewhat viable, even in a tough matchup.
21 Mitchell Trubisky CHI at ARI Trubisky gets the hapless Cards this week. His ground game upside is underrated.
22 Ryan Tannehill MIA OAK Start QBs who are facing the Oakland Raiders.
23 Dak Prescott DAL at SEA Dak's receiving corps leaves a lot to be desired but this Seattle D is a shell of its former self.
24 Derek Carr OAK at MIA Carr should continue last week's high efficienty performance against a subpar defense.
QB3s
25 Case Keenum DEN at BAL Despite last week's game against Cincy, BAL still has a top-flight defense.
26 Tyrod Taylor CLE NYJ NYJ D is forreal and they just lost their best player in Josh Gordon.
27 Joe Flacco BAL DEN This is a tough matchup for Flacco.
28 Eli Manning NYG at HOU Eli's only hope is for Saquon and Beckham to house a couple short passes.
29 Sam Darnold NYJ CLE Darnold looks good but he's still a green rookie.
30 Sam Bradford ARI CHI CHI defense is going to eat Bradford alive.
31 Josh Allen BUF at MIN MIN held Rodgers in check…
32 TEN QB TEN JAX Whoever starts for Tennessee is in for a long day.