Injuries in fantasy football are inevitable and successful all season owners must adapt quickly when adjustments are needed to their fantasy football rankings. Cardinals Running Back James Conner is dealing with an ankle injury that could keep him out of a Week 3 game against the Rams and leave a gap in many Week 3 Fantasy football lineups. , Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin, or looking for other attractive Fantasy football matchups? George Kittle could be back in action this week, but Dalton Schultz (leg) could run out of time, so Everett remains high value in the Week 3 Fantasy Football TE rankings. Before committing to your lineups, check out the Week 3 Fantasy football rankings from the tried and true computer model at SportsLine. It can help you make tough decisions about which players to start and which players to leave on the bench.
When it comes to player rankings, SportsLine’s model has beaten human experts in fantasy football in recent seasons, especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that can literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.Read:Kansas City Chiefs release updated depth chart for Week 3
Last week, the model was extremely high on Packers running back Aaron Jones, saying he would finish as a top-10 player in his position. The result: Jones rushed 15 times for 132 yards and a touchdown, while also catching all three goals for 38 yards and an extra score in Green Bay’s win over the Bears. Everyone who had him in the lineup was well on their way to a great week.
Now the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has released its Fantasy Football rankings for Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season. Go to SportsLine now to see them.
Week 3 Fantasy Football Top Picks
A player the model is highly regarded this week: Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman. The first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft caught 46 passes for 515 yards and a touchdown in his rookie season, but after Baltimore traded Marquise Brown to Arizona during the off-season, it paved the way for Bateman to take on a bigger role in his own right. to take in the The Offense of Raven.
While many may still consider the Ravens a run-first team after having nearly 300 more carries than pass attempts in 2019 and 2020, the Ravens threw the ball nearly 55 percent of the time in 2021, throwing it at a 56-clip clip. percent in 2022. Bateman has the second most goals (12) on the team behind tight end Mark Andrews for two weeks and has produced touchdown receptions of 55 and 75 yards. That great playing ability is part of the reason the model likes to see Bateman as a top-20 receiver for Week 3 against the Patriots.Read:Boise State QB Hank Bachmeier to transfer in wake of Broncos firing offensive coordinator
And a huge shock: Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who has eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards in three of his last four seasons, stumbles massively and doesn’t even make the top 20 in his position. Elliott led the Cowboys with 53 rushing yards in last week’s win over the Bengals, but was less effective than Tony Pollard, who had 98 scrimmage yards and a TD on 13 touches.
Elliott has yet to find the end zone this season and now he will face a New York Giants defense that has yet to concede a hasty touchdown in 2022. Elliott averaged just 3.5 yards per carry against the Bengals and he is a non-factor in Dallas’ passing game. With such a tough match-up this week, Elliott is a player to bench in Week 3.
How To Set Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings
The model also calls for a surprise quarterback you won’t even think about to finish in the top 10 of the Week 3 Fantasy football rankings. This choice can be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. Only here you can see who it is.
So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback can lead you to victory? Head over to SportsLine now to check out Week 3 Fantasy Football’s rankings for each position, plus see which QB will come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has vastly surpassed the pundits.Read:17-year-old Raul Rosas Jr. ‘is ready to fight in the UFC’