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D/ST Rankings & Streamers for Week 3 Fantasy Football

Add and start the Carolina Panthers' defense Thursday night. Full D/ST rankings and top streaming options for 2021 Week 3 fantasy football.

It was a good week for my fantasy football D/ST rankings in Week 2. Accuracy-wise I was ahead of the Fantasy Pros expert average and both my recommended start of the week (New England Patriots) and top DFS pick (Carolina Panthers) finished as top-5 fantasy defenses last week. I hold my hands up that my top streaming option of the Cardinals did not go so well as they only got you 1 point in their shoot out with the Vikings. With more data at hand I go again in Week 3, and will continue to post my rankings each week  and give you a team you can look to stream, plus my favorite DFS plays for the week ahead.

These rankings are subject to change throughout the week, so check back as any quarterback news drops to see how it’s reflected in my rankings. If you have any specific quarterback rankings or starts and sits questions, drop them in the comments or you can get me @PaddiCooper on Twitter.

Top Streamer of the Week

Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans (19% rostered) — Get in there quick to get those waiver requests for the Panthers as they play on Thursday Night Football and face a Texans team rolling out rookie Davis Mills in his first NFL start after Tyrod Taylor went on IR this week. The Panthers have been a my No. 2 rated defense through the first two weeks per my NEFF rating and lead the league in sacks with 10, and have conceded the fewest points over the first two weeks with just 21 points allowed. Get on that waiver wire now and get your Week 3 off to a great start.

Alternative streamer – Las Vegas Raiders vs Miami Dolphins (1% rostered)

DFS Value Play of the Week

Washington Football Team @ Buffalo Bills ($2,600) — If you are looking to roster a cheap defense to be able to full the rest of your team with studs, then the Washington Football team could be the one to fill that slot this week. It feels like a little bit of a boom or bust play as the Bills offense has the potential to be so potent, but the Football Team have some top tier talent that have the ability to be able to cause some serious problems for any offense in the league.

Alternative DFS play – Arizona Cardinals @ Jacksonville Jaguars ($3,000)

Week 3 D/ST Rankings

(% Rostered via Sleeper)

RankTeamOpp% Rostered
1Carolina Panthers@ HOU19%
2Denver Broncosvs NYJ69%
3New England Patriotsvs NO66%
4Pittsburgh Steelersvs CIN77%
5Baltimore Ravens@ DET61%
6Buffalo Billsvs WAS65%
7Arizona Cardinals@ JAC37%
8Cleveland Brownsvs CHI70%
9Tampa Bay Buccaneers@ LAR80%
10Washington Football Team@ BUF78%
11New Orleans Saints@ NE43%
12Las Vegas Raidersvs MIA1%
13Los Angeles Ramsvs TB80%
14Green Bay Packers@ SF33%
15New York Giantsvs ATL7%
16San Francisco 49ersvs GB69%
17Kansas City Chiefsvs LAC20%
18Chicago Bears@ CLE14%
19Seattle Seahawks@ MIN7%
20New York Jets@ DEN1%
21Miami Dolphins@ LV16%
22Los Angeles Chargers@ KC7%
23Cincinnati Bengals@ PIT2%
24Tennessee Titansvs IND4%
25Philadelphia Eagles@ DAL2%
26Indianapolis Colts@ TEN28%
27Minnesota Vikingsvs SEA13%
28Atlanta Falcons@ NYG0%
29Dallas Cowboysvs PHI2%
30Houston Texansvs CAR0%
31Jacksonville Jaguarsvs ARI3%
32Detroit Lionsvs BAL0%