Fantasy Football Week 3 RB Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Players Include Kyren Williams, Alexander Mattison, and Others

Week 3 is underway and fantasy managers have some tough decisions to make for the starting lineups! Who is worth looking at at the RB position?

Week 3 is underway, and fantasy managers have a lot to figure out as we get close to lineups locking! With the injury report piling up names here, what does the rankings landscape look like now for fantasy football?

We do the research here at Pro Football Network so you can feel confident that you’re putting the best possible lineup together. With that in mind, here are my latest Week 3 QB rankings.

Be sure to check out Yates’ other positional rankings: QB | WR | TE

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Which RBs Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

1) Christian McCaffrey | SF | (vs. NYG)
2) Tony Pollard | DAL | (@ ARI)
3) Bijan Robinson | ATL | (@ DET)
4) Derrick Henry | TEN | (@ CLE)
5) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX | (vs. HOU)
6) Kenneth Walker III | SEA | (vs. CAR)
7) Josh Jacobs | LV | (vs. PIT)
8) Joe Mixon | CIN | (vs. LAR)
9) Kyren Williams | LAR | (@ CIN)
10) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET | (vs. ATL)
11) Raheem Mostert | MIA | (vs. DEN)
12) James Cook | BUF | (@ WAS)
13) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE | (@ NYJ)
14) Alexander Mattison | MIN | (vs. LAC)
15) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS | (vs. BUF)
16) Miles Sanders | CAR | (@ SEA)
17) Joshua Kelley | LAC | (@ MIN)
18) Isiah Pacheco | KC | (vs. CHI)
19) AJ Dillon | GB | (vs. NO)
20) Najee Harris | PIT | (@ LV)
21) Zack Moss | IND | (@ BAL)
22) Gus Edwards | BAL | (vs. IND)
23) D’Andre Swift | PHI | (@ TB)
24) Javonte Williams | DEN | (@ MIA)
25) James Conner | ARI | (vs. DAL)

26) Jerome Ford | CLE | (vs. TEN)
27) Rachaad White | TB | (vs. PHI)
28) Dameon Pierce | HOU | (@ JAX)
29) Breece Hall | NYJ | (vs. NE)
30) Tyler Allgeier | ATL | (@ DET)
31) Jaylen Warren | PIT | (@ LV)
32) Khalil Herbert | CHI | (@ KC)
33) Roschon Johnson | CHI | (@ KC)
34) Dalvin Cook | NYJ | (vs. NE)
35) Matt Breida | NYG | (@ SF)
36) Samaje Perine | DEN | (@ MIA)
37) Craig Reynolds | DET | (vs. ATL)
38) Chuba Hubbard | CAR | (@ SEA)
39) Kendre Miller | NO | (@ GB)
40) Tyjae Spears | TEN | (@ CLE)
41) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI | (@ TB)
42) Ezekiel Elliott | NE | (@ NYJ)
43) Antonio Gibson | WAS | (vs. BUF)
44) Zach Charbonnet | SEA | (vs. CAR)
45) Tony Jones Jr. | NO | (@ GB)
46) Jerick McKinnon | KC | (vs. CHI)
47) Elijah Mitchell | SF | (vs. NYG)
48) Tank Bigsby | JAX | (vs. HOU)
49) Latavius Murray | BUF | (@ WAS)
50) Damien Harris | BUF | (@ WAS)

51) Clyde Edwards-Helaire | KC | (vs. CHI)
52) De’Von Achane | MIA | (vs. DEN)
53) Devin Singletary | HOU | (@ JAX)
54) Rico Dowdle | DAL | (@ ARI)
55) Sean Tucker | TB | (vs. PHI)
56) Deuce Vaughn | DAL | (@ ARI)
57) Ty Chandler | MIN | (vs. LAC)
58) Zamir White | LV | (vs. PIT)
59) Michael Carter | NYJ | (vs. NE)
60) Rashaad Penny | PHI | (@ TB)
61) Melvin Gordon III | BAL | (vs. IND)
62) Trayveon Williams | CIN | (vs. LAR)
63) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE | (vs. TEN)
64) Kareem Hunt | CLE | (vs. TEN)
65) Elijah Dotson | LAC | (@ MIN)
66) Gary Brightwell | NYG | (@ SF)
67) Keaontay Ingram | ARI | (vs. DAL)
68) DeeJay Dallas | SEA | (vs. CAR)
69) Zonovan Knight | DET | (vs. ATL)
70) Ronnie Rivers | LAR | (@ CIN)
71) D’Ernest Johnson | JAX | (vs. HOU)
72) Isaiah Spiller | LAC | (@ MIN)
73) Jaleel McLaughlin | DEN | (@ MIA)
74) Eric Gray | NYG | (@ SF)
75) Zach Evans | LAR | (@ CIN)

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76) Ameer Abdullah | LV | (vs. PIT)
77) Patrick Taylor Jr. | GB | (vs. NO)
78) Emanuel Wilson | GB | (vs. NO)
79) Chase Brown | CIN | (vs. LAR)
80) Alec Ingold | MIA | (vs. DEN)
81) Chris Rodriguez Jr. | WAS | (vs. BUF)
82) Ty Montgomery II | NE | (@ NYJ)
83) Emari Demercado | ARI | (vs. DAL)
84) Kyle Juszczyk | SF | (vs. NYG)
85) Kenyan Drake | BAL | (vs. IND)
86) Myles Gaskin | MIN | (vs. LAC)
87) Adam Prentice | NO | (@ GB)
88) C.J. Ham | MIN | (vs. LAC)
89) Jake Funk | IND | (@ BAL)
90) Trey Sermon | IND | (@ BAL)
91) D’Onta Foreman | CHI | (@ KC)
92) Raheem Blackshear | CAR | (@ SEA)
93) Chris Evans | CIN | (vs. LAR)
94) Patrick Ricard | BAL | (vs. IND)
95) Ke’Shawn Vaughn | TB | (vs. PHI)
96) Jordan Mason | SF | (vs. NYG)
97) Chris Brooks | MIA | (vs. DEN)
98) Reggie Gilliam | BUF | (@ WAS)
99) Malik Davis | DAL | (@ ARI)
100) DeWayne McBride | MIN | (vs. LAC)

101) Julius Chestnut | TEN | (@ CLE)
102) Brandon Bolden | LV | (vs. PIT)
103) Mike Boone | HOU | (@ JAX)
104) Deneric Prince | KC | (vs. CHI)
105) Jakob Johnson | LV | (vs. PIT)
106) Michael Burton | DEN | (@ MIA)
107) Royce Freeman | LAR | (@ CIN)
108) Dwayne Washington | DEN | (@ MIA)
109) Keith Smith | ATL | (@ DET)
110) Hunter Luepke | DAL | (@ ARI)
111) Alex Armah Jr. | WAS | (vs. BUF)
112) Travis Homer | CHI | (@ KC)
113) Nick Bawden | NYJ | (vs. NE)
114) Qadree Ollison | PIT | (@ LV)
115) Khari Blasingame | CHI | (@ KC)
116) Godwin Igwebuike | PIT | (@ LV)
117) Tarik Cohen | CAR | (@ SEA)
118) Devine Ozigbo | DET | (vs. ATL)
119) Jaret Patterson | LAC | (@ MIN)
120) Zander Horvath | PIT | (@ LV)
121) Ben Mason | BAL | (vs. IND)
122) Hassan Hall | CLE | (vs. TEN)
123) Owen Wright | BAL | (vs. IND)
124) Tyler Badie | DEN | (@ MIA)
125) Jashaun Corbin | CAR | (@ SEA)

126) Patrick Laird | TB | (vs. PHI)
127) Derrick Gore | WAS | (vs. BUF)
128) Jacques Patrick | TEN | (@ CLE)
129) Greg Bell | PIT | (@ LV)
130) Corey Clement | ARI | (vs. DAL)
131) Sincere McCormick | LV | (vs. PIT)
132) Kevin Harris | NE | (@ NYJ)
133) Bryant Koback | PHI | (@ TB)
134) Taiwan Jones | NYG | (@ SF)
135) Darrynton Evans | MIA | (vs. DEN)
136) Robert Burns | CHI | (@ KC)
137) Snoop Conner | JAX | (vs. HOU)
138) Ty Johnson | BUF | (@ WAS)
139) Tyler Goodson | IND | (@ BAL)
140) Gerrid Doaks | HOU | (@ JAX)

The Top RBs To Start in Week 3

Kyren Williams, RB, Los Angeles Rams

Williams came out of nowhere in Week 1 to take over this backfield from Cam Akers. However, a lot of fantasy managers weren’t ready to completely buy in. He sat on a lot of benches in Week 2 after being the hot waiver wire add.

We’re not making this mistake again. Williams has touchdowns on the season through two games. He’s now the RB2 overall in half-PPR scoring formats behind only Christian McCaffrey!

In a matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals, which isn’t as fearsome of a defense here in 2023 so far, Williams is in my starting lineup as a top-10 option for Week 3.

Isiah Pacheco, RB, Kansas City Chiefs

Here’s hoping that Kyle Soppe doesn’t read this article. Pacheco wasn’t someone that I was high on coming into the year, but he’s in an absolute smash spot here in Week 3 up against the Chicago Bears defense.

The Bears are in shambles right now with an offense incapable of moving the ball and a defense that cannot stop anyone. Kansas City is a 13-point favorite in this matchup, which means that we could see the Chiefs leaning on the run game a ton at the end of this game to close things out.

There’s a solid chance that Pacheco – who was on the injury report early this week but is all clear now – will find the end zone multiple times this week.

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