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Fantasy Football rankings 2017: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week three

Here are your fantasy football rankings for each position in week three.

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[Welcome Fantasy Football owners to your weekly rankings! We’re here to bring forth the Top-7 players for each position. Think of this as your “Magnificent 7” if you will to get you geared up for the week!]

Here are the projected top performers for week three:

Quarterbacks

Rank Player Opp. Home/ Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Tom Brady Texans Home 23.19
2 Aaron Rodgers Bengals Home 22.97
3 Matt Ryan Lions Away 20.61
4 Drew Brees Panthers Away 20.42
5 Cam Newton Saints Home 20.18
6 Matthew Stafford Falcons Home 19.08
7 Derek Carr Redskins Away 18.65

Kirk Cousins is a good play this week against the Raiders, who give up the eighth-most points to quarterbacks.

Wide Receivers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Antonio Brown Bears Away 14.62
2 Julio Jones Lions Away 14.24
3 Odell Beckham Jr. Eagles Away 12.99
4 A.J. Green Packers Away 12.75
5 Tyreek Hill Chargers Away 11.59
6 Dez Bryant Cardinals Away 11.09
7 Amari Cooper Redskins Away 11.08

If you have Kelvin Benjamin, play him. He’s going up against the Saints’ awful secondary.

Running Backs

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Kareem Hunt Chargers Away 15.33
2 Le'Veon Bell Bears Away 15.15
3 Devonta Freeman Lions Away 14.74
4 Ezekiel Elliott Cardinals Away 13.83
5 Jay Ajayi Jets Away 13.5
6 Todd Gurley 49ers Away 12.84
7 LeSean McCoy Broncos Home 12.62

Ty Montgomery has a good match up this week with the Bengals, giving the seventh-most points to running backs.

Tight Ends

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Rob Gronkowski Texans Home 11.1
2 Travis Kelce Chargers Away 10.62
3 Jordan Reed Raiders Home 10.05
4 Zach Ertz Giants Away 9.52
5 Delanie Walker Seahawks Home 8.76
6 Jimmy Graham Titans Away 8.07
7 Martellus Bennett Bengals Home 7.88

If you got the G.O.A.T. Jason Witten, he’s quietly leading the league in receptions. He’s also outperformed his projections in two straight weeks against good defenses.

Defenses

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Patriots Texans Home 9.95
2 Broncos Bills Away 9.71
3 Eagles Giants Away 9.66
4 Ravens Jaguars Away 9.18
5 Dolphins Jets Away 8.91
6 Packers Bengals Home 8.59
7 Vikings Buccaneers Home 8.39

While you’re at it...go ahead and start the Cowboys defense, too. They play the Cardinals, who give up the ninth-most points to defenses.

Kickers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts (Yahoo)
1 Justin Tucker Jaguars Away 10.52
2 Matt Bryant Lions Away 10.33
3 Stephen Gostkowski Texans Home 10.12
4 Dan Bailey Cardinals Away 9.75
5 Adam Vinatieri Browns Home 9.34
6 Mason Crosby Bengals Home 9.02
7 Graham Gano Saints Home 8.88

Chris Boswell is a smart play as he takes on the Bears, who give up the third-most points to kickers!

We wish you nothing but the best of luck, Fantasy Football owners!!!