What’s going on everyone, and welcome to the third week of the 2018 NFL season! I hope you guys all had a great Week 2 thanks to some awesome performances from Stefon Diggs, Matt Ryan, Todd Gurley, Matt Breida, Michael Thomas, and everyone in the Pittsburgh-Kansas City game!

Below are my rankings for Week 3, for all scoring systems, so enjoy!

And like always, be sure to check out Rudy’s fantastic premium tools here, and follow myselfMB, and Jay on Twitter.

In the meantime, I’ll be back on Saturday for the third edition of my 2018 Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em series!

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Oh man, it’s already Week 3? This is going to be over before we know it. I would request that time slow down, but I’m too anxious to see Ryan Fitzpatrick hoist the Super Bowl MVP trophy. So ever since I got promoted to Staff Editor around these parts, I’ve been writing about football for 12 months a year. Starting in August, there have been football games going on in my dreams (no, I don’t fall asleep with SportsCenter on in the background). I remember one of them specifically had to do with Randall Cobb in the preseason. It was like my subconscious telling me he’s going to have a huge week one and I should draft him (I didn’t). Nope, I drafted eleven million shares of Larry Fitzgerald, Royce Freeman, and Peyton Barber.

Anyways, last night’s was very time specific. I knew last night’s dream was about week 3. My dream was about Sony Michel and he had a hell of a week. Big runs, a touchdown, mucho fantasy pointos. Realistically, I’ve been thinking about Sony Michel’s role with the Patriots a lot lately. Most of the thoughts are positive, I think as the season goes on, his role will grow and he will have success. That is beside the point. If Sony Michel has a big week, I want all of the credit and I want a statue of me build in Canton, Ohio. My readers (you) will have to refer to me as the Oracle and also follow me on twitter. While we’re at it, my readers will have to subscribe to Rudy’s tools and listen to our new podcast that we have together (new episode Thursday or Friday). And if I was wrong in my dream, you ask? It’s simple, dreams aren’t real. At least that’s what my father told me. Here are my week 3 rankings!

Note: My current rankings reflect my belief that Jay Ajayi and Devonta Freeman won’t play. I also believe that if LeSean McCoy plays, his role will be drastically reduced. 

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Tired of clicking multiple links just to look up where one of our writers ranked Gerald Everett? Wondering who Gerald Everett is? Good, because I’m with you on both counts! With myself, Zach, and Jay providing the Razzball readers with their own rankings, we’re going to provide our 2018 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings for the second time ever, a place where you can find all of our rankings in one spot! The players will be sorted by our average ranking, providing you a great way to see how the Razzball Staff feels on the whole, while also providing our specific rankings so you know how each of us feels about a player singularily. So many feels and terrible word usage. Follow us after the jump for your Official 2018 Razzball Staff Rankings for Week 2!

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Accuracy Overall QB RB WR TE K DST
Week 1 #12 #6 #50 #47 #30 #78 #78

What are my rankings bona fidas? Well, there’s finishing in the FantasyPros Top-10 Draft Accuracy (7th Place) in 2017, Top-25 Weekly Accuracy (23rd Place) in 2017, Top-5 Draft Accuracy (3rd place) in 2016, Top-10 Weekly Accuracy (10th Place) in 2016, Top-25 Weekly Accuracy in 2015 (21st Place) and on average we’ve finished in the Top-10 Draft Accuracy (9th Overall) and the Top-20 Weekly Accuracy (18th Overall) for the past three years. I’d like to think we’re pretty good at this stuff…

What does the word bona fidas mean? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, bo·na fi·des \ ˌbō-nə-ˈfī-ˌdēz , ÷ˈbō-nə-ˌfīdz \ means 1 : good faith : sincerity, 2 : the fact of being genuine —often plural in construction, 3 : evidence of one’s good faith or genuineness —often plural in construction, 4 : evidence of one’s qualifications or achievements —often plural in construction. On a separate note, I think it would make a great name for a cat.

What’s my ranking process? I’ve actually written about this in the past, and instead of working hard for new and enlightening content, I have chosen the more efficient (lazy, ahem) method and dropping in a link to that post here. Honestly, my process hasn’t changed much at all (the ole “don’t fix what ain’t broke” proverb comes to mind) and so my “A Day in the Life of a Fantasy Football Ranker” story still remains relevant to this day. (The TL;DR is: I’m ghetto as fudge. Well, I mean the other “f” word, but I’m hungry.)

How should I use your rankings? The same way your mother does. Which actually makes no sense. (Unless your mother is in the running to always finish top-3 in your Fantasy Football league. And if that’s the case, say hello to her for me.)

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What’s going on everyone, and welcome to the second week of the 2018 NFL season! I hope you guys all had a great Week 1 thanks to some awesome performances from Philip Rivers, Alvin Kamara, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, and Eric Ebron!

Below are my rankings for Week 2, for all scoring systems, so enjoy!

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Week 1 was packed full of surprises, just like usual. I’ve been saying that weird things happen in September and it’s no cause for overreaction. At the same time, certain things become more clear and so do the roles of the players that we drafted. We find out which wide receivers young quarterbacks tend to target more. We also get an idea of what the work load is going to be for certain backfields when it was unclear before. Everything changes from week to week but we put in the work and research to make sure that we are as accurate as possible here at Razzball. Let’s get to a few highlighted players for week to before you view the rankings in full.

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Week 1 is almost here! And while I’ve obviously taken a back seat this year (self-imposed, just life maaaaan), I’ll still stop by weekly and provide my rankings. I’ll try to get to questions as best I can, but time, or the lack thereof, is becoming an increasing issue for me. All I can promise is that I’ll try my best, but you can always count on MB, Zach, and the rest of the wonderful Razzball crew to help you this entire season. While I’ve found great success with my rankings, all of our contributors have been offering the content and analysis that complements all of our rankings. I’d hope that you come to rely on them as I have so often the past year-and-a-half. Regardless, as I spoiled earlier, Week 1 is incoming, along with another NFL season, so let’s get Razzasty. I’m actually not sure how to pronounce that…

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Week 1 rankings are tough. You are predicting outcomes against defenses that you haven’t seen yet. It all seems to be based on last year’s performance and off season moves. We don’t have a good gauge of what is going on in the locker room yet and how the new players will mesh with the old. Was the coach of the team A showing his hand in the preseason with RB snaps? Who knows. Beat writers are hit or miss. A running back can be named a starter but might not see a second series until the second quarter. We’ve seen it all before. All we can do is try. That doesn’t stop me from trying to read into every little thing to predict the closest outcome that I possibly can. Here are some players that I like and don’t like before you view my rankings in full.

*Rankings will be updated periodically throughout the rest of the week.

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