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Fantasy Football rankings 2018: Your “Magnificent 7” for each position in week 3

Here are your fantasy rankings for each position in week 3

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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 3:

Quarterbacks

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Aaron Rodgers Redskins Away 22.69
2 Pat Mahomes 49ers Home 22.62
3 Tom Brady Lions Away 22.12
4 Matthew Stafford Patriots Home 20.83
5 Russell Wilson Cowboys Home 20.38
6 Cam Newton Bengals Home 20.19
7 Deshaun Watson Giants Home 20.1

Ryan Fitzpatrick! If you’re in need of a signal caller, how can you not go with Fitzy? He just put up 400 passing yards and four touchdowns on the Eagles, who were Top-10 in stopping quarterbacks. Now, Fitzy gets the Steelers, who give up the sixth-most points to quarterbacks.

Wide Receivers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Antonio Brown Buccaneers Away 18.09
2 DeAndre Hopkins Giants Home 17.1
3 Michael Thomas Falcons Away 16.95
4 Tyreek Hill 49ers Home 15.34
5 Odell Beckham Jr. Texans Away 14.93
6 Julio Jones Saints Home 14.36
7 Mike Evans Steelers Home 13.88

Mohamed Sanu is a great play against the Saints this week, nobody is giving up more points to receivers than New Orleans.

Running Backs

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Alvin Kamara Falcons Away 22.35
2 Todd Gurley II Chargers Home 22.3
3 David Johnson Bears Home 18.94
4 Kareem Hunt 49ers Home 17.81
5 Ezekiel Elliott Seahawks Away 17.16
6 Christian McCaffrey Bengals Home 16.49
7 Saquon Barkley Texans Away 16.42

Latavius Murray is a solid play this week as he’s up against a Bills defense that surrenders the seventh-most points to backs this season.

Tight Ends

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Rob Gronkowski Lions Away 12.74
2 Travis Kelce 49ers Home 12.74
3 Zach Ertz Colts Home 11.32
4 Jimmy Graham Cowboys Home 9.06
5 Jordan Reed Packers Home 8.39
6 Evan Engram Texans Away 8.28
7 George Kittle Chiefs Away 8.26

Ian Thomas is a risky play worth the reward as he’s going to be the guy for the near future in Carolina. This week Thomas gets a Bengals defense that allows the second-most points to tight ends.

Kickers

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Justin Tucker Broncos Home 11.45
2 Stephen Gostkowski Lions Away 11.45
3 Harrison Butker 49ers Home 11.28
4 Matt Bryant Saints Home 10.51
5 Robbie Gould Chiefs Away 10.25
6 Chris Boswell Buccaneers Away 10.12
7 Jake Elliott Colts Home 10.1

Go with Panthers kicker Graham Gano this week as well because the Bengals are giving up the sixth-most points to kickers. This could be a defensive slugfest and the edge goes to Gano.

Defense

Rank Player Opp. Home/Away Proj. Pts. (Yahoo)
1 Vikings Bills Home 13.54
2 Texans Giants Home 9.43
3 Jaguars Titans Home 8.76
4 Ravens Broncos Home 8.64
5 Eagles Colts Home 8.01
6 Browns Jets Home 7.97
7 Panthers Bengals Home 7.26

The Chiefs defense is my play of the week here because they get the 49ers, at home, with San Francisco giving up the second-most points to defenses.

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