Fantasy Football Week 3 WR Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Players Include Puka Nacua, A.J. Brown, and Others

Week 3 is underway and fantasy managers have some tough lineup decisions to make! Who should you be looking to start at the WR position?

Week 3 is underway, which means that fantasy managers have a lot to figure out as we get close to lineups locking! With the injury report piling up names here in recent days, 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 out there. With that in mind, here are my latest Week 3 WR rankings.

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

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Which WRs Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

1) Justin Jefferson | MIN | (vs. LAC)
2) Tyreek Hill | MIA | (vs. DEN)
3) A.J. Brown | PHI | (@ TB)
4) CeeDee Lamb | DAL | (@ ARI)
5) Stefon Diggs | BUF | (@ WAS)
6) Davante Adams | LV | (vs. PIT)
7) Amon-Ra St. Brown | DET | (vs. ATL)
8) Keenan Allen | LAC | (@ MIN)
9) Calvin Ridley | JAX | (vs. HOU)
10) DeVonta Smith | PHI | (@ TB)
11) Chris Olave | NO | (@ GB)
12) Puka Nacua | LAR | (@ CIN)
13) Ja’Marr Chase | CIN | (vs. LAR)
14) Deebo Samuel | SF | (vs. NYG)
15) Mike Williams | LAC | (@ MIN)
16) Mike Evans | TB | (vs. PHI)
17) DK Metcalf | SEA | (vs. CAR)
18) Amari Cooper | CLE | (vs. TEN)
19) George Pickens | PIT | (@ LV)
20) Tee Higgins | CIN | (vs. LAR)
21) Tyler Lockett | SEA | (vs. CAR)
22) Zay Flowers | BAL | (vs. IND)
23) DJ Moore | CHI | (@ KC)
24) Chris Godwin | TB | (vs. PHI)
25) Nico Collins | HOU | (@ JAX)

26) Christian Kirk | JAX | (vs. HOU)
27) Garrett Wilson | NYJ | (vs. NE)
28) Michael Pittman Jr. | IND | (@ BAL)
29) Terry McLaurin | WAS | (vs. BUF)
30) Jerry Jeudy | DEN | (@ MIA)
31) Jordan Addison | MIN | (vs. LAC)
32) DeAndre Hopkins | TEN | (@ CLE)
33) Drake London | ATL | (@ DET)
34) Jahan Dotson | WAS | (vs. BUF)
35) Gabe Davis | BUF | (@ WAS)
36) Elijah Moore | CLE | (vs. TEN)
37) Tutu Atwell | LAR | (@ CIN)
38) Jakobi Meyers | LV | (vs. PIT)
39) Michael Thomas | NO | (@ GB)
40) Marquise Brown | ARI | (vs. DAL)
41) Courtland Sutton | DEN | (@ MIA)
42) Rashid Shaheed | NO | (@ GB)
43) Josh Reynolds | DET | (vs. ATL)
44) Romeo Doubs | GB | (vs. NO)
45) Adam Thielen | CAR | (@ SEA)
46) Jayden Reed | GB | (vs. NO)
47) Treylon Burks | TEN | (@ CLE)
48) Jaxon Smith-Njigba | SEA | (vs. CAR)
49) Tank Dell | HOU | (@ JAX)
50) Skyy Moore | KC | (vs. CHI)

51) Kendrick Bourne | NE | (@ NYJ)
52) K.J. Osborn | MIN | (vs. LAC)
53) Rashod Bateman | BAL | (vs. IND)
54) Marquez Valdes-Scantling | KC | (vs. CHI)
55) Van Jefferson | LAR | (@ CIN)
56) Tyler Boyd | CIN | (vs. LAR)
57) Robert Woods | HOU | (@ JAX)
58) Kadarius Toney | KC | (vs. CHI)
59) DeVante Parker | NE | (@ NYJ)
60) Donovan Peoples-Jones | CLE | (vs. TEN)
61) Allen Robinson II | PIT | (@ LV)
62) Darnell Mooney | CHI | (@ KC)
63) Michael Gallup | DAL | (@ ARI)
64) Brandin Cooks | DAL | (@ ARI)
65) Curtis Samuel | WAS | (vs. BUF)
66) Darius Slayton | NYG | (@ SF)
67) Jauan Jennings | SF | (vs. NYG)
68) Jonathan Mingo | CAR | (@ SEA)
69) Josh Downs | IND | (@ BAL)
70) JuJu Smith-Schuster | NE | (@ NYJ)
71) Mack Hollins | ATL | (@ DET)
72) Christian Watson | GB | (vs. NO) (OUT)
73) Marvin Mims Jr. | DEN | (@ MIA)
74) Joshua Palmer | LAC | (@ MIN)
75) Allen Lazard | NYJ | (vs. NE)

76) DJ Chark Jr. | CAR | (@ SEA)
77) Rondale Moore | ARI | (vs. DAL)
78) Nick Westbrook-Ikhine | TEN | (@ CLE)
79) Isaiah Hodgins | NYG | (@ SF)
80) Braxton Berrios | MIA | (vs. DEN)
81) Rashee Rice | KC | (vs. CHI)
82) Calvin Austin III | PIT | (@ LV)
83) Quentin Johnston | LAC | (@ MIN)
84) Alec Pierce | IND | (@ BAL)
85) Nelson Agholor | BAL | (vs. IND)
86) Michael Wilson | ARI | (vs. DAL)
87) Jalin Hyatt | NYG | (@ SF)
88) Chase Claypool | CHI | (@ KC)
89) Justin Watson | KC | (vs. CHI)
90) Parris Campbell | NYG | (@ SF)
91) Terrace Marshall Jr. | CAR | (@ SEA)
92) Hunter Renfrow | LV | (vs. PIT)
93) Kalif Raymond | DET | (vs. ATL)
94) Marvin Jones Jr. | DET | (vs. ATL)
95) Trey Palmer | TB | (vs. PHI)
96) River Cracraft | MIA | (vs. DEN)
97) Laviska Shenault Jr. | CAR | (@ SEA)
98) Brandon Johnson | DEN | (@ MIA)
99) Sterling Shepard | NYG | (@ SF)
100) Demario Douglas | NE | (@ NYJ)

101) Justyn Ross | KC | (vs. CHI)
102) Deonte Harty | BUF | (@ WAS)
103) Dontayvion Wicks | GB | (vs. NO)
104) Jalen Tolbert | DAL | (@ ARI)
105) Cedric Tillman | CLE | (vs. TEN)
106) Jamal Agnew | JAX | (vs. HOU)
107) Randall Cobb | NYJ | (vs. NE)
108) Mecole Hardman Jr. | NYJ | (vs. NE)
109) John Metchie III | HOU | (@ JAX)
110) Devin Duvernay | BAL | (vs. IND)
111) Trent Sherfield | BUF | (@ WAS)
112) Olamide Zaccheaus | PHI | (@ TB)
113) Lil’Jordan Humphrey | DEN | (@ MIA)
114) Deven Thompkins | TB | (vs. PHI)
115) Khalil Shakir | BUF | (@ WAS)
116) Samori Toure | GB | (vs. NO)
117) Chris Moore | TEN | (@ CLE)
118) Erik Ezukanma | MIA | (vs. DEN)
119) Dyami Brown | WAS | (vs. BUF)
120) Robbie Chosen | MIA | (vs. DEN)
121) Ben Skowronek | LAR | (@ CIN)
122) KaVontae Turpin | DAL | (@ ARI)
123) Kristian Wilkerson | LV | (vs. PIT)
124) Kayshon Boutte | NE | (@ NYJ)
125) Zach Pascal | ARI | (vs. DAL)

MORE: PFN Consensus Rankings

126) Wan’Dale Robinson | NYG | (@ SF)
127) Isaiah McKenzie | IND | (@ BAL)
128) DeAndre Carter | LV | (vs. PIT)
129) Ronnie Bell | SF | (vs. NYG)
130) Xavier Hutchinson | HOU | (@ JAX)
131) Trenton Irwin | CIN | (vs. LAR)
132) David Bell | CLE | (vs. TEN)
133) Tim Jones | JAX | (vs. HOU)
134) Miles Boykin | PIT | (@ LV)
135) KhaDarel Hodge | ATL | (@ DET)
136) Rakim Jarrett | TB | (vs. PHI)
137) Tyler Scott | CHI | (@ KC)
138) Scott Miller | ATL | (@ DET)
139) Marquise Goodwin | CLE | (vs. TEN)
140) Trent Taylor | CHI | (@ KC)
141) Greg Dortch | ARI | (vs. DAL)
142) Malik Heath | GB | (vs. NO)
143) Keith Kirkwood | NO | (@ GB)
144) Ray-Ray McCloud III | SF | (vs. NYG)
145) Jake Bobo | SEA | (vs. CAR)
146) Derius Davis | LAC | (@ MIN)
147) Byron Pringle | WAS | (vs. BUF)
148) Juwann Winfree | IND | (@ BAL)
149) Tre Tucker | LV | (vs. PIT)
150) Britain Covey | PHI | (@ TB)

151) Marquez Callaway | LV | (vs. PIT)
152) Cedrick Wilson Jr. | MIA | (vs. DEN)
153) Jalen Brooks | DAL | (@ ARI)
154) Demarcus Robinson | LAR | (@ CIN)
155) Kirk Merritt | NO | (@ GB)
156) Antoine Green | DET | (vs. ATL)
157) Andrei Iosivas | CIN | (vs. LAR)
158) Lawrence Cager | NYG | (@ SF)
159) Velus Jones Jr. | CHI | (@ KC)
160) Tylan Wallace | BAL | (vs. IND)
161) Charlie Jones | CIN | (vs. LAR)
162) A.T. Perry | NO | (@ GB)
163) Brandon Powell | MIN | (vs. LAC)
164) Trishton Jackson | MIN | (vs. LAC)
165) Lynn Bowden Jr. | NO | (@ GB)
166) Parker Washington | JAX | (vs. HOU)
167) Xavier Gipson | NYJ | (vs. NE)
168) Jamison Crowder | WAS | (vs. BUF)
169) Cody Thompson | SEA | (vs. CAR)
170) Elijah Cooks | JAX | (vs. HOU)
171) Phillip Dorsett II | DEN | (@ MIA)
172) Mitchell Tinsley | WAS | (vs. BUF)
173) Ihmir Smith-Marsette | CAR | (@ SEA)
174) Colton Dowell | TEN | (@ CLE)
175) Matthew Slater | NE | (@ NYJ)

Top WRs To Start in Week 3

Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams

In Week 1, Nacua performed like an absolute fantasy football star on everyone’s waiver wires. While we talked about him as a dynasty rookie sleeper here at PFN this offseason, he wasn’t on anyone’s rosters in redraft leagues to begin the year.

Now, everyone knows his name, and he’s in starting lineups as a top-tier option for Week 3. Nacua has dominated the target share in Los Angeles with Cooper Kupp sidelined, and he’s seeing more opportunity than other WR out there in the NFL right now.

He’s a locked-and-loaded option for fantasy football lineups until we see the drop-off happen.

Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars

Kirk was an afterthought in the offense for Jacksonville in Week 1, but he rebounded insanely well in Week 2 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The veteran WR saw 14 targets, and he reeled in 11 of them for 110 yards after having just nine receiving yards the week prior.

Now for Week 3, he gets a matchup against the Houston Texans defense that just lost Derek Stingley Jr., and his teammate Zay Jones has already been declared out. Where I have Kirk may honestly be too low.

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