Quarterback Rankings Week 3

Brees-1024x638 Quarterback Rankings Week 3

RB | WR | TE | DST | K

DraftKings Start of the Week
Carson Palmer – ARI @ BUF ($7,200)

Buffalo has only allowed 2 passing TDs – mostly due to Matt Forte’s 3 TD game last Thursday – but, they’ve allowed the 8th most passing yards per game (298), and a 69% completion percentage to opposing QBs. Due to the lack of TDs, they appear to be decent against QBs from a fantasy perspective, but don’t be fooled; Carson Palmer will light them up. His passing attempts have dropped – due to the emergence of David Johnson – but he’s still top 10 in passing yards (575), and has the 2nd most passing TDs (5). He’ll be worth the price this week.

Sit of the Week
Derek Carr – OAK @ TEN

The Raiders have thrown on 68.2% of their plays, and Carr has several weapons at his disposal, but I’m hesitant to start him with confidence. The Raiders are giving up the 5th most yards per carry at 4.5, and I can see a run focused attack where Murray/Henry control the clock (12th in time of possession), in an effort to keep Carr and co. on the sidelines. I will admit, this is mostly a gut call, but there is some data to back it up. The Titans have allowed the 9th fewest fantasy points to QBs, 12.9, and have given up only one passing TD. Now, I know that’s not saying much this early in the season – it’s a small sample size, and matchup driven – but, I think the Titans will hold up well at home here in an early game, vs. a West Coast opponent.

  1. Drew Brees – NO
  2. Carson Palmer – ARI
  3. Matt Ryan – ATl
  4. Aaron Rodgers – GB
  5. Philip Rivers – SD
  6. Ben Roethlisberger – PIT
  7. Andrew Luck – IND
  8. Eli Manning – NYG
  9. Cam Newton – CAR
  10. Ryan Tannehill – MIA
  11. Matthew Stafford – DET
  12. Alex Smith – KC
  13. Joe Flacco – BAL
  14. Blake Bortles – JAC
  15. Russell Wilson – SEA
  16. Ryan Fitzpatrick – NYJ
  17. Derek Carr – OAK
  18. Marcus Mariota – TEN
  19. Dak Prescott – DAL
  20. Brock Osweiler – HOU
  21. Carson Wentz – PHI
  22. Sam Bradford – MIN
  23. Andy Dalton – CIN
  24. Jameis Winston – TB
  25. Kirk Cousins – WAS

RB | WR | TE | DST | K