NFL Preview: Fantasy football week three WR rankings

Posted Sep 20, 2016 by Larry Seely
One of the newest strategies in fantasy football is drafting a solid group of wide receivers before looking at other positions. For owners who used this style of drafting, it's paying off in a big way after two weeks of NFL action.
NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals
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Heading into this weeks action, several players are vying for the top spot in the latest player rankings, including Julio Jones of Atlanta. With the Falcons set to play New Orleans, look for Jones to get plenty of targets and a 20+ point performance is likely, making the star wide receiver a must-start for those who have him on their roster.
Antonio Brown had an off week against Cincinnati, but look for the Steelers All Pro to get back on track this week against Philadelphia. Brown is the most explosive player at his position in the game and should rebound with a strong outing against the Eagles.
Kelvin Benjamin has burst back onto the scene with three touchdowns in the first two games of the 2016 season. Carolina will likely use the passing game a big more with Jonathan Stewart on the shelf with an injury and that only makes the young wide receiver a bigger threat, especially in the red zone. Look for the Panthers to keep targeting Benjamin as his combination of size and speed is tough to defend and another big game on Sunday is highly probable.
For those fantasy football owners looking for help, due to injury or a lack of early season production, the waiver wire has some interesting options in week three.
Phillip Dorsett of Indianapolis is a likely starter this week due to an injury to Donte Moncrief and with the Colts struggling to run the football, look for the youngster to see plenty of balls thrown in his direction, making him a good short-term solution for those needing help.
Owners looking for long-term help at wide receiver, Corey Coleman of Cleveland is the man. The rookie has done a remarkable job through two weeks of action and should only get better, especially when Josh Gordon returns from suspension and leaves the speedster in man coverage for the rest of the 2016 NFL season.