Fantasy football rankings for Week 3: Vikings' Dalvin Cook unlikely to play vs. Seahawks

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With the consensus No. 1 running back in fantasy football, Christian McCaffrey, suffering a hamstring injury Thursday night that will keep him out multiple weeks, the consensus No. 2 running back will likely miss Sunday's game. Dalvin Cook didn't practice all week due to an ankle injury. He's one of several players whose status is in question as kickoff approaches.

Fantasy football rankings for Week 3 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One point is awarded for every 10 rushing and receiving yards and one point for every 20 passing yards. Six points are awarded for touchdowns scored, four points for passing TDs, and one point for receptions.

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(*- Be sure to check injury/status before kickoff)


1 Lamar Jackson Bal. at Det.

2 Kyler Murray Ari. at Jac.

3 Patrick Mahomes K.C. vs. L.A.-C

4 Ryan Tannehill Ten. vs. Ind.

5 Justin Herbert L.A.-C at K.C.

6 Josh Allen Buf. vs. Was.

7 Russell Wilson Sea. at Min.

8 Dak Prescott Dal. vs. Phi.

9 Jalen Hurts Phi. at Dal.

10 Aaron Rodgers G.B. at S.F.

11 *Derek Carr L.V. vs. Mia.

12 Tom Brady T.B. at L.A.-R

13 Teddy Bridgewater Den. vs. N.Y.-J

14 Sam Darnold Car. at Hou.

15 Mac Jones N.E. vs. N.O.

16 Daniel Jones N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

17 Matthew Stafford L.A.-R vs. T.B.

18 *Carson Wentz Ind. at Ten.

19 Baker Mayfield Cle. vs. Chi.

20 Jameis Winston N.O. at N.E.

21 Jared Goff Det. vs. Bal.

22 Kirk Cousins Min. vs. Sea.

23 Matt Ryan Atl. at N.Y.-G

24 Joe Burrow Cin. at Pit.

25 Davis Mills Hou. vs. Car.

26 Jimmy Garoppolo S.F. vs. G.B.

27 Trevor Lawrence Jac. vs. Ari.

28 *Ben Roethlisberger Pit. vs. Cin.

29 Taylor Heinicke Was. at Buf.

30 Zach Wilson N.Y.-J at Den.

31 Justin Fields Chi. at Cle.

32 Jacoby Brissett Mia. at L.V.

The Vikings' Dalvin Cook rushed for 131 yards in Week 2 against the Cardinals, but sprained his ankle late in the game.
The Vikings' Dalvin Cook rushed for 131 yards in Week 2 against the Cardinals, but sprained his ankle late in the game.


1 Christian McCaffrey Car. at Hou.

2 Alvin Kamara N.O. at N.E.

3 Derrick Henry Ten. vs. Ind.

4 *Dalvin Cook Min. vs. Sea.

5 Austin Ekeler L.A.-C at K.C.

6 Aaron Jones G.B. at S.F.

7 Chris Carson Sea. at Min.

8 Jonathan Taylor Ind. at Ten.

9 Clyde Edwards-Helaire K.C. vs. L.A.-C

10 Ezekiel Elliott Dal. vs. Phi.

11 Myles Gaskin Mia. at L.V.

12 Chase Edmonds Ari. at Jac.

13 James Robinson Jac. vs. Ari.

14 Nick Chubb Cle. vs. Chi.

15 Najee Harris Pit. vs. Cin.

16 Joe Mixon Cin. at Pit.

17 Sony Michel L.A.-R vs. T.B.

18 Ty'Son Williams Bal. at Det.

19 Saquon Barkley N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

20 Kareem Hunt Cle. vs. Chi.

21 Antonio Gibson Was. at Buf.

22 Miles Sanders Phi. at Dal.

23 D'Andre Swift Det. vs. Bal.

24 David Montgomery Chi. at Cle.

25 Damien Harris N.E. vs. N.O.

26 Devin Singletary Buf. vs. Was.

27 Tony Pollard Dal. vs. Phi.

28 Mike Davis Atl. at N.Y.-G

29 Melvin Gordon Den. vs. N.Y.-J

30 Jamaal Williams Det. vs. Bal.

31 J.D. McKissic Was. at Buf.

32 James White N.E. vs. N.O.

33 David Johnson Hou. vs. Car.

34 Leonard Fournette T.B. at L.A.-R

35 Javonte Williams Den. vs. N.Y.-J

36 *Darrell Henderson L.A.-R vs. T.B.

37 Ronald Jones T.B. at L.A.-R

38 Nyheim Hines Ind. at Ten.

39 Kenyan Drake L.V. vs. Mia.

40 Latavius Murray Bal. at Det.

41 *Trey Sermon S.F. vs. G.B.

42 Mark Ingram Hou. vs. Car.

43 Lamical Perine N.Y.-J at Den.

44 James Conner Ari. at Jac.

45 Jordan Wilkins Ind. at Ten.

46 Zack Moss Buf. vs. Was.

47 Justin Jackson L.A.-C at K.C.

48 Boston Scott Phi. at Dal.

49 Alexander Mattison Min. vs. Sea.

50 Trenton Cannon S.F. vs. G.B.

51 Malcolm Brown Mia. at L.V.

52 Kyle Juszczyk S.F. vs. G.B.

53 Tony Jones Jr. N.O. at N.E.

54 Alex Collins Sea. at Min.

55 Benny Snell Jr. Pit. vs. Cin.

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1 Davante Adams G.B. at S.F.

2 Tyler Lockett Sea. at Min.

3 Stefon Diggs Buf. vs. Was.

4 Calvin Ridley Atl. at N.Y.-G

5 Adam Thielen Min. vs. Sea.

6 Cooper Kupp L.A.-R vs. T.B.

7 Tyreek Hill K.C. vs. L.A.-C

8 DK Metcalf Sea. at Min.

9 CeeDee Lamb Dal. vs. Phi.

10 *DeAndre Hopkins Ari. at Jac.

11 Brandin Cooks Hou. vs. Car.

12 *Amari Cooper Dal. vs. Phi.

13 Allen Robinson Chi. at Cle.

14 Courtland Sutton Den. vs. N.Y.-J

15 Mike Evans T.B. at L.A.-R

16 Chris Godwin T.B. at L.A.-R

17 Terry McLaurin Was. at Buf.

18 Marquise Brown Bal. at Det.

19 Julio Jones Ten. vs. Ind.

20 D.J. Moore Car. at Hou.

21 Mike Williams L.A.-C at K.C.

22 Sterling Shepard N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

23 Justin Jefferson Min. vs. Sea.

24 Michael Pittman Jr. Ind. at Ten.

25 Deebo Samuel S.F. vs. G.B.

26 A.J. Brown Ten. vs. Ind.

27 Keenan Allen L.A.-C at K.C.

28 Kenny Golladay N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

29 Chase Claypool Pit. vs. Cin.

30 DeVante Parker Mia. at L.V.

31 Ja'Marr Chase Cin. at Pit.

32 Odell Beckham Cle. vs. Chi.

33 Robby Anderson Car. at Hou.

34 Rondale Moore Ari. at Jac.

35 D.J. Chark Jac. vs. Ari.

36 Corey Davis N.Y.-J at Den.

37 Robert Woods L.A.-R vs. T.B.

38 Henry Ruggs L.V. vs. Mia.

39 Cole Beasley Buf. vs. Was.

40 JuJu Smith-Schuster Pit. vs. Cin.

41 Tyler Boyd Cin. at Pit.

42 Will Fuller Mia. at L.V.

43 Zach Pascal Ind. at Ten.

44 Marvin Jones Jac. vs. Ari.

45 Nelson Agholor N.E. vs. N.O.

46 Christian Kirk Ari. at Jac.

47 Jalen Reagor Phi. at Dal.

48 Marquez Callaway N.O. at N.E.

49 Brandon Aiyuk S.F. vs. G.B.

50 DeVonta Smith Phi. at Dal.

51 Darius Slayton N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

52 Cordarrelle Patterson Atl. at N.Y.-G

53 Mecole Hardman K.C. vs. L.A.-C

54 Hunter Renfrow L.V. vs. Mia.

55 Sammy Watkins Bal. at Det.

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1 Travis Kelce K.C. vs. L.A.-C

2 Darren Waller L.V. vs. Mia.

3 Mark Andrews Bal. at Det.

4 George Kittle S.F. vs. G.B.

5 T.J. Hockenson Det. vs. Bal.

6 Logan Thomas Was. at Buf.

7 Kyle Pitts Atl. at N.Y.-G

8 Rob Gronkowski T.B. at L.A.-R

9 Noah Fant Den. vs. N.Y.-J

10 Dallas Goedert Phi. at Dal.

11 Jared Cook L.A.-C at K.C.

12 Austin Hooper Cle. vs. Chi.

13 Mike Gesicki Mia. at L.V.

14 Jonnu Smith N.E. vs. N.O.

15 Evan Engram N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

16 Tyler Higbee L.A.-R vs. T.B.

17 Robert Tonyan G.B. at S.F.

18 Hunter Henry N.E. vs. N.O.

19 Geoff Swaim Ten. vs. Ind.

20 Cole Kmet Chi. at Cle.

21 Blake Jarwin Dal. vs. Phi.

22 Tyler Conklin Min. vs. Sea.

23 Jack Doyle Ind. at Ten.

24 Eric Ebron Pit. vs. Cin.

25 Albert Okwuegbunam Den. vs. N.Y.-J

26 Adam Trautman N.O. at N.E.

27 Dalton Schultz Dal. vs. Phi.

28 Dawson Knox Buf. vs. Was.

29 C.J. Uzomah Cin. at Pit.

30 Hayden Hurst Atl. at N.Y.-G


1 Rodrigo Blankenship Ind. at Ten.

2 Younghoe Koo Atl. at N.Y.-G

3 Jason Myers Sea. at Min.

4 Zane Gonzalez Car. at Hou.

5 Dustin Hopkins Was. at Buf.

6 Chris Boswell Pit. vs. Cin.

7 Brandon McManus Den. vs. N.Y.-J

8 Nick Folk N.E. vs. N.O.

9 Daniel Carlson L.V. vs. Mia.

10 Greg Joseph Min. vs. Sea.

11 Justin Tucker Bal. at Det.

12 Ryan Succop T.B. at L.A.-R

13 Robbie Gould S.F. vs. G.B.

14 Randy Bullock Ten. vs. Ind.

15 Tyler Bass Buf. vs. Was.

16 Jason Sanders Mia. at L.V.

17 Greg Zuerlein Dal. vs. Phi.

18 Harrison Butker K.C. vs. L.A.-C

19 Matt Gay L.A.-R vs. T.B.

20 Joey Slye Hou. vs. Car.

21 Tristan Vizcaino L.A.-C at K.C.

22 Evan McPherson Cin. at Pit.

23 Cairo Santos Chi. at Cle.

24 Matt Ammendola N.Y.-J at Den.

25 Graham Gano N.Y.-G vs. Atl.

26 Chase McLaughlin Cle. vs. Chi.

27 Aldrick Rosas N.O. at N.E.

28 Mason Crosby G.B. at S.F.

29 Matt Prater Ari. at Jac.

30 Jake Elliott Phi. at Dal.

31 Josh Lambo Jac. vs. Ari.


1 Arizona Cardinals at Jac.

2 Buffalo Bills vs. Was.

3 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cin.

4 Denver Broncos vs. N.Y.-J

5 Carolina Panthers at Hou.

6 Baltimore Ravens at Det.

7 New Orleans Saints at N.E.

8 Green Bay Packers at S.F.

9 Miami Dolphins at L.V.

10 Los Angeles Rams vs. T.B.

11 New England Patriots vs. N.O.

12 Cincinnati Bengals at Pit.

13 Las Vegas Raiders vs. Mia.

14 Atlanta Falcons at N.Y.-G

15 San Francisco 49ers vs. G.B.

16 New York Giants vs. Atl.

17 Dallas Cowboys vs. Phi.

18 Cleveland Browns vs. Chi.

19 New York Jets at Den.

20 Houston Texans vs. Car.

21 Indianapolis Colts at Ten.

22 Seattle Seahawks at Min.

23 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at L.A.-R

24 Kansas City Chiefs vs. L.A.-C

25 Philadelphia Eagles at Dal.

26 Washington Football Team at Buf.

27 Chicago Bears at Cle.

28 Minnesota Vikings vs. Sea.

29 Los Angeles Chargers at K.C.

30 Tennessee Titans vs. Ind.

31 Detroit Lions vs. Bal.

32 Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ari.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Fantasy football position rankings: Week 3

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