Fantasy Football QB Rankings: Week 3

It's a deep quarterback crop this year, which means there are plenty of QBs you can rely on each week. To figure out which one to play, follow my rankings. You should feel safe playing any of the top 14 QBs this week. I'll update my rankings throughout the week.

Byes: None

Last Update: Sept. 18

Other Rankings: QB, RB, WR, TE, DEF

Rank & Player Opponent Notes
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB @DET Rodgers is going against the Lions' poor pass defense.
2. Drew Brees, NO MIN Brees is almost always a top-three fantasy play.
3. Andrew Luck, IND @JAC Luck makes a big jump this week because he's playing the Jaguars.
4. Peyton Manning, DEN @SEA Manning has a tough draw against Seattle, but you can't sit him any week he's healthy.
5. Matt Stafford, DET GB Lions-Packers could be a shootout, which favors both team's quarterbacks.
6. Matt Ryan, ATL TB I'm expecting a bounce-back week from Ryan.
7. Jay Cutler, CHI @NYJ Cutler has a great matchup against the Jets this week. He gets a huge bump as a result.
8. Phillip Rivers, SD @BUF Rivers looked great last week and now faces a lesser defense.
9. Nick Foles, PHI WAS Another solid matchup for Foles.
10. Russell Wilson, SEA DEN I expect the Seahawks to have to throw it more than they usual do.
11. Cam Newton, CAR PIT I'm still hesitant with Newton right now, but he's still worth starting.
12. Tom Brady, NE  OAK Brady's been fairly mediocre so far, but playing against Oakland should help him out.
13. Tony Romo, DAL @STL  Don't panic if you own Romo. He's still worth starting.
14. Colin Kaepernick, SF @ARI The Cardinals defense has looked pretty good this season. You can still start Kaep this week and he's the last of the QBs you should feel comfortable with starting.
15. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT @CAR If you're truly desperate, you could do worse than Big Ben.
16. Andy Dalton, CIN TEN Dalton isn't a terrible fantasy QB, but if you're starting him, something has gone wrong for your team.
17. Kirk Cousins, WAS @PHI Cousins isn't as good as RGIII, but he can be a backup.
18. Ryan Tannehilll, MIA KC Tannehill has long-term potential, but is a backup for now.
19. Alex Smith, KC MIA Smith is a backup. I'm not sure if his value is increased or decreased with Jamaal Charles' injury.
20. Joe Flacco, BAL  CLE  If you have to play Flacco for more than one week at any point in the season, you're in big trouble.

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