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Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 3 Fantasy Football

Tyler Lockett is the king, so watch the king conquer. Full wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 3 .5PPR fantasy football.

Week 3 fantasy football is here and so it’s time to take a look at wide receiver rankings for the weekend.

I’d like to take the moment to thank Mike Williams for living up to the massive amounts of hype I was putting out into the universe last week. He’s a locked-in WR2 until we see otherwise. Also, my apologies to Terry McLaurin for treating him as anything other than the WR1 that he is. It’s a tough matchup this week against the Buffalo Bills but I trust Scary Terry will get it done.

Here are my .5PPR wide receiver rankings for 2021 Week 3. I’ve highlighted four standouts who I’m particularly high on this week, plus my top streaming option.

Make sure to check back here throughout the week as I will be making sure to update them as quickly as possible with any new information. As always, if you have specific rankings or starts & sits questions, drop them in the comments or hit me up @petemrogers.

Week 2 Standouts

Tyler Lockett (WR1) — Lockett is the WR1 in fantasy football. The Minnesota Vikings are giving up the third-most points to wide receivers to start the year. I know Lockett has had games in which he entirely disappears in the past—and given that I’ve ranked him so highly this week he’s bound to do that to me—but so far his usage in Seattle has been elite. You’re not not starting Lockett everywhere with staggering expectations.

Sterling Shepard (WR21) — Shepard has emerged as the No. 1 WR in the New York Giants’ offense, leading the team in targets, catches, yards, and tied for the lead in touchdowns. Shepard hasn’t seen under nine targets to start the year and against a vulnerable Atlanta Falcons’ secondary—giving up the second-most fantasy points to receivers—he’s sure to have yet another WR2 outing.

Marquise Brown (WR22) — I’m officially trusting Brown with all my heart. I gave him props on Monday’s NerdBall Show and he more than deserves it. It’s been back-to-back weeks for Brown with at least 6 targets, 69 yards, and a touchdown. The second-year receiver has been Lamar Jackson’s go-to target and will surely do damage this week against the Detroit Lions.

Rondale Moore (WR29) — Time to go all in on the Arizona Cardinals’ rookie receiver. Moore is coming off a huge game in which he caught 7-of-8 targets for 114 yards and a score. He now faces against a Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary ranked 28th against the pass (per NEFF). That’s a matchup to take advantage of.

Top Streamer

K.J. Osborn (WR43, 38% rostered) — Osborn has bene unstoppable to start the year, seeing at least 6 targets, 5 catches, and 76 yards each game this season. I didn’t know the Vikings passing attack could support THREE fantasy viable receivers but here we are. Kirk Cousins is going to have to sling the ball around if Minnesota hopes to stay in this game and Osborn could be in-line for yet another long touchdown this week.

Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings
RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Tyler LockettSEA@ MIN
2Davante AdamsGB@ SF
3Stefon DiggsBUFvs WAS
4Tyreek HillKCvs LAC
5Cooper KuppLARvs TB
6D.K. MetcalfSEA@ MIN
7Keenan AllenLAC@ KC
8Calvin RidleyATL@ NYG
9Justin JeffersonMINvs SEA
10CeeDee LambDALvs PHI
11A.J. BrownTENvs IND
12D.J. MooreCAR@ HOU
13Terry McLaurinWAS@ BUF
14Deebo SamuelSFvs GB
15Mike WilliamsLAC@ KC
16Allen Robinson IICHI@ CLE
17DeAndre HopkinsARI@ JAC
18Chris GodwinTB@ LAR
19Adam ThielenMINvs SEA
20Julio JonesTENvs IND
21Sterling ShepardNYGvs ATL
22Marquise BrownBAL@ DET
23Ja'Marr ChaseCIN@ PIT
24Courtland SuttonDENvs NYJ
25Amari CooperDALvs PHI
26Chase ClaypoolPITvs CIN
27Mike EvansTB@ LAR
28DeVonta SmithPHI@ DAL
29Rondale MooreARI@ JAC
30Brandin CooksHOUvs CAR
31Robert WoodsLARvs TB
32Michael Pittman Jr.IND@ TEN
33Odell Beckham Jr.CLEvs CHI
34Marvin Jones Jr.JACvs ARI
35JuJu Smith-SchusterPITvs CIN
36Corey DavisNYJ@ DEN
37Robby AndersonCAR@ HOU
38Cole BeasleyBUFvs WAS
39Tyler BoydCIN@ PIT
40Kenny GolladayNYGvs ATL
41Darnell MooneyCHI@ CLE
42Zach PascalIND@ TEN
43K.J. OsbornMINvs SEA
44D.J. Chark Jr.JACvs ARI
45Will Fuller VMIA@ LV
46Jaylen WaddleMIA@ LV
47Tim PatrickDENvs NYJ
48Cordarrelle PattersonATL@ NYG
49Jakobi MeyersNEvs NO
50Henry Ruggs IIILVvs MIA
51Christian KirkARI@ JAC
52Nelson AgholorNEvs NO
53Quintez CephusDETvs BAL
54Laviska Shenault Jr.JACvs ARI
55DeVante ParkerMIA@ LV
56Marquez CallawayNO@ NE
57Bryan EdwardsLVvs MIA
58Terrace Marshall Jr.CAR@ HOU
59Sammy WatkinsBAL@ DET
60Darius SlaytonNYGvs ATL