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NFL fantasy football rankings for Week 3

Patrick Mahomes is on fire with 10 TDs already. Photo via Kansas City Chiefs/Facebook

With Week 2 already in the history books, let's take a look at the positional rankings for Week 3:


  1. Tom Brady @ DET
  2. Patrick Mahomes vs. SF
  3. Drew Brees @ ATL
  4. Ben Roethlisberger @ TB
  5. Aaron Rodgers @ WAS
  6. Kirk Cousins vs. BUF
  7. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. PIT
  8. Jimmy Garoppolo @ KC
  9. Cam Newton vs. CIN
  10. Matthew Stafford vs. NE
  11. Matt Ryan vs. NO
  12. Deshaun Watson vs. NYG
  13. Russell Wilson vs. DAL
  14. Carson Wentz vs. IND
  15. Jared Goff vs. LAC
  16. Andrew Luck @ PHI
  17. Alex Smith vs. GB
  18. Philip Rivers @ LAR
  19. Tyrod Taylor vs. NYJ
  20. Derek Carr @ MIA

RB (standard scoring)

  1. Todd Gurley vs. LAC
  2. Ezekiel Elliott @ SEA
  3. Alvin Kamara @ ATL
  4. Saquon Barkley @ HOU
  5. Dalvin Cook vs. BUF
  6. James Conner @ TB
  7. Kareem Hunt vs. SF
  8. Melvin Gordon @ LAR
  9. Tevin Coleman vs. NO
  10. David Johnson vs. CHI
  11. Jordan Howard @ ARI
  12. Christian McCaffrey vs. CIN
  13. Leonard Fournette vs. TEN
  14. Kenyan Drake vs. OAK
  15. Jay Ajayi vs. IND
  16. Lamar Miller vs. NYG
  17. Giovani Bernard @ CAR
  18. Carlos Hyde vs. NYJ
  19. Matt Breida @ KC
  20. Alex Collins vs. DEN
  21. Marshawn Lynch @ MIA
  22. Phillip Lindsay @ BAL
  23. Dion Lewis @ JAX
  24. Adrian Peterson vs. GB
  25. Sony Michel @ DET
  26. Chris Thompson vs. GB
  27. Isaiah Crowell @ CLE
  28. Derrick Henry @ JAX
  29. James White @ DET
  30. Royce Freeman @ BAL
  31. Chris Carson vs. DAL
  32. Peyton Barber vs. PIT
  33. Kerryon Johnson vs. NE
  34. Bilal Powell @ CLE
  35. Corey Clement vs. IND
  36. LeSean McCoy @ MIN

WR (standard scoring)

  1. Antonio Brown @ TB
  2. Michael Thomas @ ATL
  3. Julio Jones vs. NO
  4. DeAndre Hopkins vs. NYG
  5. Odell Beckham, Jr. @ HOU
  6. Tyreek Hill vs. SF
  7. AJ Green @ CAR
  8. Stefon Diggs vs. BUF
  9. Davante Adams @ WAS
  10. Mike Evans vs. PIT
  11. Adam Thielen vs. BUF
  12. JuJu Smith-Schuster @ TB
  13. TY Hilton @ PHI
  14. Brandin Cooks vs. LAC
  15. Nelson Agholor vs. IND
  16. Keenan Allen @ LAR
  17. Chris Hogan @ DET
  18. Jarvis Landry vs. NYJ
  19. Allen Robinson @ ARI
  20. Kenny Golladay vs. NE
  21. Amari Cooper @ MIA
  22. Emmanuel Sanders @ BAL
  23. Golden Tate vs. NE
  24. Will Fuller vs. NYG
  25. DeSean Jackson vs. PIT
  26. Cooper Kupp vs. LAC
  27. Keelan Cole vs. TEN
  28. Kenny Stills vs. OAK
  29. Quincy Enunwa @ CLE
  30. Sammy Watkins vs. SF
  31. John Brown vs. DEN
  32. Marvin Jones vs. NE
  33. Robert Woods vs. LAC
  34. Devin Funchess vs. CIN
  35. Larry Fitzgerald vs. CHI
  36. Michael Crabtree vs. DEN
  37. Demaryius Thomas @ BAL
  38. Chris Godwin vs. PIT
  39. Tyler Lockett vs. DAL
  40. Corey Davis @ JAX

TE (standard scoring)

  1. Rob Gronkowski @ DET
  2. Travis Kelce vs. SF
  3. Zach Ertz vs. IND
  4. Jimmy Graham @ WAS
  5. George Kittle @ KC
  6. Jordan Reed vs. GB
  7. Kyle Rudolph vs. BUF
  8. Trey Burton @ ARI
  9. Evan Engram @ HOU
  10. OJ Howard vs. PIT
  11. Jared Cook @ MIA
  12. Eric Ebron @ PHI
  13. David Njoku vs. NYJ
  14. Ricky Seals-Jones vs. CHI
  15. Jack Doyle @ PHI


  1. Vikings vs. BUF
  2. Jaguars vs. TEN
  3. Bears @ ARI
  4. Rams vs. LAC
  5. Ravens vs. DEN
  6. Browns vs. NYJ
  7. Broncos @ BAL
  8. Eagles vs. IND
  9. Patriots @ DET
  10. Texans vs. NYG
  11. Cowboys @ SEA
  12. Jets @ CLE
  13. Dolphins vs. OAK
  14. Seahawks vs. DAL
  15. Bengals @ CAR

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Houston drops the game to Arizona

D-backs outslug Greinke and Astros to take series opener

Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

With the series win over the Rangers by taking two of three games in the middle of the week, the Astros welcomed the Diamondbacks to Minute Maid Park for a three-game weekend series, Houston's final three regular-season home games. Here is how the opener unfolded:

Final Score: Diamondbacks 6, Astros 3.

Record: 25-26, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Zac Gallen (2-2, 3.00 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Luis Garcia (0-1, 2.53 ERA).

Houston scores first, but Arizona grabs a lead against Greinke

Houston would get on the board first on Friday night, with George Springer reaching base in the bottom of the first on an error, moving to second on a walk, then to third on a single, as the Astros loaded the bases with no out to threaten a big inning. Instead, they would come away with just one run, with Springer taking home on a wild pitch, grabbing the 1-0 lead, but leaving runs on the table.

They doubled their lead in the bottom of the third, getting a two-out RBI-double by Kyle Tucker to make it a 2-0 Houston lead. The D-backs responded in the top of the fourth, getting back-to-back singles to lead off the inning before a three-run homer by Kole Calhoun off of Zack Greinke would put Arizona in front, 3-2. Greinke would finish one more inning before Houston would move to their bullpen, striking out the side to bring his total to nine on the night, making the bad fourth inning the one blemish on his night. His final line: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 9 K, 1 HR, 89 P.

Astros tie it, but D-backs take the opener

George Springer would get Greinke off the hook in the bottom of the fifth, leading off the half-inning with a solo bomb to tie the game at 3-3. Luis Garcia was first out of Houston's bullpen and retired Arizona in order for a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the sixth. He returned for the top of the seventh but would allow a leadoff single, RBI-triple, and wild pitch to bring in two runs. He would face two more batters, allowing a double and getting a strikeout, before Dusty Baker would come out to get him, now down 5-3.

Blake Taylor would make his return from the IL after Garcia, getting back-to-back outs to finish the inning. He continued on in the 5-3 game in the top of the eighth, but allowed a one-out solo homer to Calhoun, his second of the night and fourth RBI. That made it a 6-3 D-backs lead, which would go final as Houston would go scoreless after Springer's home run back in the fifth.

Up Next: The middle game of this three-game set will start Saturday at 6:10 PM Central. The pitching matchup will be Luke Weaver (1-7, 6.70 ERA) for Arizona and Cristian Javier (4-2, 3.22 ERA) for Houston.

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