Fantasy football rankings, Week 3: Wide receivers for standard leagues

Check out our Week 3 rankings for the top wide receivers in standard fantasy leagues.

With two weeks in the books, we’re beginning to see some new wide receivers emerge in the fantasy football landscape.

One of the biggest risers has been Jermaine Kearse. The New York Jets may be a mess, but in an offense devoid of playmakers, Kearse is already emerging as the top pass-catcher. In Week 2 vs. the Oakland Raiders, Kearse caught two touchdowns to go with four catches for 64 yards. He did well in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills while catching seven passes for 59 yards.

Another receiver on the rise is Rashard Higgins, who was elevated to the active roster for the Cleveland Browns’ matchup with the Baltimore Ravens. He responded with seven catches for 95 yards. The Browns will rely heavily on Higgins now that Corey Coleman is on injured reserve with a hand injury.

Now, it’s time for a ranking of the top 50 receivers entering Week 3.

Wide receiver (standard) rankings, Week 3

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

WR standard rankings, Week 3

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Antonio Brown PIT @ CHI 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Julio Jones ATL @ DET 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 A.J. Green CIN @ GB 3 3 3 3 5 3
4 Mike Evans TB @ MIN 4 4 4 4 4 4
5 Dez Bryant DAL @ ARI 11 5 5 5 3 5
6 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG @ PHI 5 6 6 6 6 6
7 Amari Cooper OAK @ WAS 10 7 12 7 8 7
8 Keenan Allen LAC vs. KC 7 9 9 8 9 11
9 Michael Thomas NO @ CAR 6 13 11 10 7 8
10 Brandin Cooks NE vs. HOU 9 10 10 9 10 10
11 Demaryius Thomas DEN @ BUF 17 11 8 11 11 9
12 Doug Baldwin SEA @ TEN 16 8 7 12 13 12
13 Tyreek Hill KC @ LAC 12 12 15 13 12 14
14 Martavis Bryant PIT @ CHI 23 14 13 14 14 13
15 Terrelle Pryor Sr. WAS vs. OAK 21 15 14 15 15 15
16 Golden Tate DET vs. ATL 18 17 19 17 17 18
17 Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. NO 15 18 17 19 19 19
18 Davante Adams GB vs. CIN 14 16 21 16 16 25
19 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs. DAL 22 19 16 18 18 16
20 Jordy Nelson GB vs. CIN 25 20 20 20 20 20
21 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ NE 13 21 23 24 21 23
22 Michael Crabtree OAK @ WAS 8 25 26 22 26 26
23 DeVante Parker MIA @ NYJ 20 22 24 21 29 21
24 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @ BUF 24 28 18 23 28 17
25 T.Y. Hilton IND @ CLE 29 23 22 25 23 22
26 Stefon Diggs MIN vs. TB 26 24 25 26 24 24
27 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs. NYG 19 26 27 27 25 27
28 Jarvis Landry MIA @ NYJ 27 29 37 30 22 28
29 Pierre Garcon SF vs. LAR 33 30 28 28 30 29
30 Sammy Watkins LAR @ SF 31 27 31 31 27 36
31 DeSean Jackson TB @ MIN 34 31 29 29 31 34
32 Randall Cobb GB vs. CIN 35 33 33 33 32 30
33 Jeremy Maclin BAL @ JAC 37 34 30 32 35 33
34 Tyrell Williams LAC vs. KC 38 32 36 34 33 31
35 J.J. Nelson ARI vs. DAL 30 35 40 37 34 40
36 Adam Thielen MIN vs. TB 32 36 38 38 37 39
37 Rishard Matthews TEN vs. SEA 44 39 32 35 40 32
38 Jamison Crowder WAS vs. OAK 36 40 34 36 39 37
39 Chris Hogan NE vs. HOU 28 37 48 39 36 43
40 Paul Richardson SEA @ TEN 38 39 40 41 38
41 Mohamed Sanu ATL @ DET 49 48 35 41 47 35
42 Marvin Jones DET vs. ATL 41 46 44 42 46 41
43 Cooper Kupp LAR @ SF 40 42 43 45 42 49
44 Marqise Lee JAC vs. BAL 43 43 45 43 44 45
45 Jermaine Kearse NYJ vs. MIA 39 41 50 48 38 48
46 Kenny Golladay DET vs. ATL 47 45 47 44 45 42
47 Allen Hurns JAC vs. BAL 46 44 46 46 43 46
48 Devin Funchess CAR vs. NO 47 41 49 48 47
49 Ted Ginn Jr. NO @ CAR 45 49 49 47 49 50
50 Brandon LaFell CIN @ GB 42 44
Rashard Higgins CLE @IND 42 50 50 50
Eric Decker TEN vs. SEA 48
Kendall Wright CHI vs. PIT 50