NFL: St Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

As winless fantasy owners start reassessing everything from their Sunday morning diet to their infatuation with Matthew Berry’s player rankings, this is a perfect time to panic. An 0-3 start, even in those ridiculous 8-team playoff leagues, would be disastrous and require a nearly flawless execution of the regular season’s remaining matchups to simply qualify for the postseason.

For those untouchables, many of which are likely carrying stud RB DeMarco Murray, on the other end of the spectrum, a 3-0 record would be an enormous step to finding the mythical pot of fantasy football cash. As owners across the country scramble for injury replacements for the likes of Jamaal Charles, Doug Martin, Ryan Mathews and a heap of others, take a responsible gander at our Week 3 player rankings in hopes of finding a win during fantasy football’s version of moving day.


Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Drew Brees NO vs MIN
2 Aaron Rodgers GB at DET
3 Matthew Stafford DET vs GB
4 Matt Ryan ATL vs TB
5 Nick Foles PHI vs WAS
6 Andrew Luck IND at JAC
7 Peyton Manning DEN at SEA
8 Tom Brady NE vs OAK
9 Cam Newton CAR vs PIT
10 Russell Wilson SEA vs DEN
11 Philip Rivers SD at BUF
12 Andy Dalton CIN vs TEN
13 Tony Romo DAL at STL
14 Jay Cutler CHI at NYJ
15 Colin Kaepernick SF at ARI
16 Ryan Tannehill MIA vs KC
17 Josh McCown TB at ATL
18 Kirk Cousins WAS at PHI
19 Joe Flacco BAL at CLE
20 Ben Roethlisberger PIT at CAR
21 Jake Locker TEN at CIN
22 Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU at NYG
23 Geno Smith NYJ vs CHI
24 E.J. Manuel BUF vs SD
25 Alex Smith KC at MIA