Fantasy Football Week 3 RB Rankings: Kyle Soppe’s Top Players Include Joe Mixon, Jahmyr Gibbs, and Others

Week 3 is here and fantasy managers have some tough decisions on the RB rankings -- who should you look to start at the RB position this week?

Week 3 is here and we have some fantasy football lineups to set. A slew of injuries have hit fantasy managers hard, so it’s time to regroup and take a look at the upcoming slate of games to find out who the best starts are.

We do the research at Pro Football Network so that you can feel confident you’re setting the best possible lineup each and every week. With that in mind, here are my top RBs to start heading into Week 3.

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1) Christian McCaffrey | SF | (vs. NYG)
2) Tony Pollard | DAL | (@ ARI)
3) Bijan Robinson | ATL | (@ DET)
4) Derrick Henry | TEN | (@ CLE)
5) Kenneth Walker III | SEA | (vs. CAR)
6) Joe Mixon | CIN | (vs. LAR)
7) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX | (vs. HOU)
8) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET | (vs. ATL)
9) Josh Jacobs | LV | (vs. PIT)
10) James Cook | BUF | (@ WAS)
11) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS | (vs. BUF)
12) Najee Harris | PIT | (@ LV)
13) Raheem Mostert | MIA | (vs. DEN)
14) Javonte Williams | DEN | (@ MIA)
15) Kyren Williams | LAR | (@ CIN)

16) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE | (@ NYJ)
17) Aaron Jones | GB | (vs. NO)
18) Miles Sanders | CAR | (@ SEA)
19) Alexander Mattison | MIN | (vs. LAC)
20) Breece Hall | NYJ | (vs. NE)
21) Zack Moss | IND | (@ BAL)
22) Isiah Pacheco | KC | (vs. CHI)
23) Joshua Kelley | LAC | (@ MIN)
24) Rachaad White | TB | (vs. PHI)
25) D’Andre Swift | PHI | (@ TB)
26) AJ Dillon | GB | (vs. NO)
27) Dameon Pierce | HOU | (@ JAX)
28) Jerome Ford | CLE | (vs. TEN)
29) James Conner | ARI | (vs. DAL)
30) Gus Edwards | BAL | (vs. IND)

31) Tyler Allgeier | ATL | (@ DET)
32) Khalil Herbert | CHI | (@ KC)
33) Jaylen Warren | PIT | (@ LV)
34) Roschon Johnson | CHI | (@ KC)
35) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI | (@ TB)
36) Matt Breida | NYG | (@ SF)
37) Tony Jones Jr. | NO | (@ GB)
38) Dalvin Cook | NYJ | (vs. NE)
39) Tank Bigsby | JAX | (vs. HOU)
40) Justice Hill | BAL | (vs. IND)
41) Craig Reynolds | DET | (vs. ATL)
42) Samaje Perine | DEN | (@ MIA)
43) Cam Akers | MIN | (vs. LAC)
44) Ezekiel Elliott | NE | (@ NYJ)
45) Isaiah Spiller | LAC | (@ MIN)

46) Tyjae Spears | TEN | (@ CLE)
47) Antonio Gibson | WAS | (vs. BUF)
48) Kareem Hunt | CLE | (vs. TEN)
49) Damien Harris | BUF | (@ WAS)
50) Zach Charbonnet | SEA | (vs. CAR)
51) Zonovan Knight | DET | (vs. ATL)
52) Deon Jackson | IND | (@ BAL)
53) Jerick McKinnon | KC | (vs. CHI)
54) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC | (vs. CHI)
55) Kendre Miller | NO | (@ GB)
56) Latavius Murray | BUF | (@ WAS)
57) Ty Chandler | MIN | (vs. LAC)
58) Rashaad Penny | PHI | (@ TB)
59) Elijah Mitchell | SF | (vs. NYG)
60) Rico Dowdle | DAL | (@ ARI)

61) Chuba Hubbard | CAR | (@ SEA)
62) Salvon Ahmed | MIA | (vs. DEN)
63) Sean Tucker | TB | (vs. PHI)
64) Michael Carter | NYJ | (vs. NE)
65) Boston Scott | PHI | (@ TB)
66) Zamir White | LV | (vs. PIT)
67) DeeJay Dallas | SEA | (vs. CAR)
68) Deuce Vaughn | DAL | (@ ARI)
69) De’Von Achane | MIA | (vs. DEN)
70) Devin Singletary | HOU | (@ JAX)
71) Melvin Gordon III | BAL | (vs. IND)
72) Emanuel Wilson | GB | (vs. NO)
73) Elijah Dotson | LAC | (@ MIN)
74) Zach Evans | LAR | (@ CIN)
75) Jaleel McLaughlin | DEN | (@ MIA)

The Top RBs To Start in Week 3

Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

This offense getting on track would go a long ways toward helping Mixon produce top-10 numbers that I thought he was capable of this preseason and top-10 production that I have him penciled in for this week.

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Even with Cincinnati’s struggles, the veteran back has seen five targets in both games, a role that gives him elite upside. He has a 10-yard rush and a 10-yard catch in both games this season, something he didn’t do a single time in the prior 15 games he’s played in. He’s a great buy-low candidate right now and should be started with confidence in all formats.

Jahmyr Gibbs, RB, Detroit Lions

We’re getting close to a Gibbs breakout, but an underwhelming seven carries (17 yards) gives you one more week to potentially buy low. All signs point to the Lions wanting to explore what the rookie can do, and with Montgomery now sidelined, the door is wide open.

Yes, Montgomery was the featured guy prior to his injury — but look a little closer. Gibbs had a pair of touches on Detroit’s first five offensive plays and led the team in targets (nine). Detroit seems to be handling him with kid gloves, and I get it, but that luxury is one they no longer have.

Gibbs is a top-15 back for me this week. The Lions average 32.9 ppg at home since the beginning of last season, and he should be a big part of the fun this weekend!

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