Fantasy Football Early Week 3 RB Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Players To Start Include Travis Etienne, Kyren Williams, and Others

Week 2 isn't in the books yet, but that doesn't stop us from looking ahead! Who should you be looking to start at the RB position in Week 3?

Week 2 isn’t even over yet, but that won’t stop us from looking ahead to the next week of NFL action and what it means for fantasy football.

We do the research here at Pro Football Network so you can dominate your league this season! With that in mind, here are my early Week 3 RB rankings.

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Which RBs Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

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1) Christian McCaffrey | SF, vs. NYG
2) Austin Ekeler | LAC, @ MIN
3) Tony Pollard | DAL, @ ARI
4) Saquon Barkley | NYG, @ SF
5) Bijan Robinson | ATL, @ DET
6) Derrick Henry | TEN, @ CLE
7) Kenneth Walker III | SEA, vs. CAR
8) Aaron Jones | GB, vs. NO
9) Travis Etienne Jr. | JAX, vs. HOU
10) Joe Mixon | CIN, vs. LAR
11) Josh Jacobs | LV, vs. PIT
12) Rhamondre Stevenson | NE, @ NYJ
13) Jahmyr Gibbs | DET, vs. ATL
14) Najee Harris | PIT, @ LV
15) James Cook | BUF, @ WAS
16) D’Andre Swift | PHI, @ TB
17) Miles Sanders | CAR, @ SEA
18) Kyren Williams | LAR, @ CIN
19) Breece Hall | NYJ, vs. NE
20) Raheem Mostert | MIA, vs. DEN

21) Brian Robinson Jr. | WAS, vs. BUF
22) AJ Dillon | GB, vs. NO
23) Isiah Pacheco | KC, vs. CHI
24) Jerome Ford | CLE, vs. TEN
25) Javonte Williams | DEN, @ MIA
26) Tyler Allgeier | ATL, @ DET
27) Dameon Pierce | HOU, @ JAX
28) Rachaad White | TB, vs. PHI
29) David Montgomery | DET, vs. ATL
30) Jamaal Williams | NO, @ GB
31) Alexander Mattison | MIN, vs. LAC
32) James Conner | ARI, vs. DAL
33) Gus Edwards | BAL, vs. IND
34) Zack Moss | IND, @ BAL
35) Dalvin Cook | NYJ, vs. NE
36) Khalil Herbert | CHI, @ KC
37) Samaje Perine | DEN, @ MIA
38) Roschon Johnson | CHI, @ KC
39) Tank Bigsby | JAX, vs. HOU
40) Ezekiel Elliott | NE, @ NYJ

41) Justice Hill | BAL, vs. IND
42) Joshua Kelley | LAC, @ MIN
43) Antonio Gibson | WAS, vs. BUF
44) Pierre Strong Jr. | CLE, vs. TEN
45) Tyjae Spears | TEN, @ CLE
46) Damien Harris | BUF, @ WAS
47) Jaylen Warren | PIT, @ LV
48) Deon Jackson | IND, @ BAL
49) Jerick McKinnon | KC, vs. CHI
50) Zach Charbonnet | SEA, vs. CAR
51) Elijah Mitchell | SF, vs. NYG
52) Latavius Murray | BUF, @ WAS
53) Rico Dowdle | DAL, @ ARI
54) Chuba Hubbard | CAR, @ SEA
55) Kendre Miller | NO, @ GB
56) Ty Chandler | MIN, vs. LAC
57) Michael Carter | NYJ, vs. NE
58) Kenneth Gainwell | PHI, @ TB
59) Salvon Ahmed | MIA, vs. DEN
60) Zamir White | LV, vs. PIT

61) Sean Tucker | TB, vs. PHI
62) Rashaad Penny | PHI, @ TB
63) Devin Singletary | HOU, @ JAX
64) Chase Edmonds | TB, vs. PHI
65) DeeJay Dallas | SEA, vs. CAR
66) Matt Breida | NYG, @ SF
67) Melvin Gordon III | BAL, vs. IND
68) Emanuel Wilson | GB, vs. NO
69) Deuce Vaughn | DAL, @ ARI
70) Boston Scott | PHI, @ TB
71) Elijah Dotson | LAC, @ MIN
72) De’Von Achane | MIA, vs. DEN
73) Zach Evans | LAR, @ CIN
74) Jaleel McLaughlin | DEN, @ MIA
75) Isaiah Spiller | LAC, @ MIN

The Top RBs To Start in Week 2

Travis Etienne, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

In a matchup that was supposed to see the scoreboard rolling up like that scene from Space Jam, expectations were not met in Week 2 due to a defensive struggle. Travis Etienne managed just a measly five fantasy points after a solid showing in Week 1. Now, fantasy managers will question whether or not they can confidently start him.

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The answer is yes. The Houston Texans’ defense has allowed 118 rushing yards through two weeks, and Zack Moss was able to run all over them this past week. The Jaguars should have no problem moving the ball up and down the field, and Etienne will be back at the center of that. He’s a solid bet to score in Week 3.

Kyren Williams, RB, Los Angeles Rams

At this point, we have to start Kyren Williams, right? Wow! After being rostered virtually nowhere to begin the season, Williams has now scored 42 fantasy points through the first two games and has finished as a top-10 option at the position in both weeks!

It’s a tough matchup on paper against the Cincinnati Bengals’ defense. But at this point, there’s no way you can bench Williams unless you have a rock-solid option ahead of him on your roster.

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