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Thanks for checking out our Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction! Every Tuesday at SCFE, we put up our “So-Called Fantasy” staff’s Week 3 Rankings, compiling the individual rankings of several of our Fantasy Football writers, including the Fantasy maestro, David Gonos, SCFE Content Manager, Joe Bond and Senior Fantasy Football Writers Michael Tomlin and myself. 

We make sure we’re ranking the top players at each position for our SCFE readers. At the wide receiver position we’ll give you our Top 75 Fantasy for Week 3.

Once our rankings have been posted, we give our readers a “Rankings Reaction” article, taking a closer look at the more notable rankings at each position for that specific week.

You’ll find good advice for season long Fantasy leagues and the DFS Fantasy life.

Let’s get down to business!

Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings Reaction

In this section, I explain why I like or dislike a couple wide receivers compared to our staff’s Fantasy rankings.

Who I like More

Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints

Week 2 was supposed to be an epic offensive battle between the Giants and Saints. Unfortunately, it was the opposite. It the most disappointing game of this short NFL season thus far. I’m completely ignoring last week’s dud for two reasons:

  1. Eli Manning was involved, negating all logic and science humans have worked so hard to discover
  2. The game was not in New Orleans

The Saints are a different beast at home and this week they match up with an overrated defensive squad. Desmond Trufant can’t cover both Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks. Since the game is on turf, I’ll give the speedster the edge.

Stefon Diggs, Minnesotta Vikings

If you believe Diggs’ Week 2 performance was a fluke you didn’t watch enough of this dude last season. Diggs is extremely talented and looks even better in his second season. If Sam Bradford can get time in the pocket (I know, I know!), put Diggs on the list of Fantasy Football breakout stars for 2016. Carolina is a tough matchup but the skill-set Diggs offers will be in play regardless of game script.

Carolina should build a lead, forcing the Vikings to throw in order to stay competitive. Advantage Diggs. The Vikings defense and running game is solid so playing the Panthers tight is realistic. Diggs can run short to intermediate routes with the best of them and will continue to see passes come his way even in a close contest.

Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions

Golden Tate has officially been supplanted as the number one WR in Detroit. Marvin Jones, like Diggs, will not be ranked this low for the remainder of the season. The expected point total for this matchup with Green Bay is near 50. Eric Ebron is banged up. Ameer Abdullah is out. This should be a big target week for Jones. I’m buying.

Who I like Less

Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers

I’m optimistic we’ll see a high scoring contest but I don’t have faith in Jordy. Jordy is 31 years old and coming off back to back seasons of hip then knee surgery. The offense has featured Davante Adams more than expected, which is telling. Nelson looks like someone who is still working his way back into form. The Packers offense is lucky Brangelina called it quits this week or else they’d be getting a ton of bad press.

Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

I believe in Jameis Winston. I even believe in Charles Sims and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Vincent Jackson will no doubt have 3-5 decent games this season but no one is going to be able to predict when they’ll be. I’m not going to predict one of them comes against an above average defense (Rams).

Terrelle Pryor, Cleveland Browns

Cody Kessler is the starting quarterback for the Browns. That’s the guy you’re going to trust to accurately hit Pryor on deep routes? If the answer is yes, you’re probably also about to land this sweet deal with the king of (insert name of country you’ve never heard of).

Julian Edelman & Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

I love my Patriots, I do. One of these two may have a fine game. Jacoby Brissett has been put in a position to manage Thursday’s game, which doesn’t bode well for the offense as a whole. Thursday Night Football is not a night for offensive juggernauts. Now combine that with a rookie QB who averaged nearly 0 yards on his depth of targets last week and tell me if you’re excited.

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