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!

  1. RICE says:
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    Hey Zach,

    I can’t see the rankings list on this page or on MB’s page. Is there a known issue at Razzball? Or is it just me that is having problems?

    I tried on Chrome, Explorer, and my phone.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @RICE: Hey Rice! Yeah, we are trying to fix it now on WordPress as we speak. Thank you for being patient, it should be up in a little bit!

      • RICE says:
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        @Zach: Appreciate it. I don’t know how to Fantasy without you guys!

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @RICE: Fixed now! Should be showing all of my rankings

    • MB

      MB says:
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      It’s a fantasy pros issue, should be worked out soon, sorry about this

  2. Justin says:
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    Hey Zach, made a trade for allen robinson yesterday and gave up my marshawn lynch. its half PPR.

    My RB: CMC, lamar miller, chris thompson, dion lewis, james white, kerryon

    WR: AB, allen robinson, kenny stills, lockett, corey davis.

    Thoughts?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Justin: Really like the trade, you’ve increased your WR depth quite substantially with the trade. Good work!

  3. Johnny Be Good says:
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    Hey Zach!

    1. In full PPR, starting Enunwa or ARob this week?

    2. In 1/2 pt PPR Flex, starting Hyde, Clement or K Cole?

    3. For rest of season in PPR, stashing C Ridley or B Marshall?

    Thanks dude

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Johnny Be Good: Robinson, Cole, and Marshall.

  4. Mike says:
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    Flex decision (1/2 point PPR). I have Larry Fitzgerald. If he ends up out or limited, who would you choose from:

    – Josh Gordon
    – Penny
    – Wilkins
    – Kerryon Johnson
    – Aaron Jones

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Mike: Josh Gordon

  5. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Zach

    16 team std : 2 flex spots

    Thinking Calloway and Ito Smith or Hines over Pettis….Ito looked good last week…what are your thoughts?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Nightpandas: I’d go with Hines and Calloway from this group

  6. Belichick Yourself says:
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    Hey Zach, Standard league, would you trade McCoy for Collins? My Backs are Kamara, Mixon, McCoy and Ingram. Woud I be more wise to wait on McCoy and try to sell high as opposed to low? Or.. is there never going to be a high.

    Thanks!

  7. fudgemybudge says:
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    12t half ppr (1 starting rb, 2 starting wr, 2 flex):
    give d. johnson
    get d cook & funchess?

    current lineup inc:
    rb: d. johnson, crowell, yeldon, j allen
    wr: odb, thielen, tate, watkins, garcon

    thx

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @fudgemybudge: You’re already set on your team. It’s a good squad, so I wouldn’t make that trade.

  8. Gizmo says:
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    Hey man!

    .5 ppr league if you were me would you package Amari Cooper (or Emmanuel Sanders) + kupp or Royce Freeman to acquire an upgraded WR in a 2 for 1 swap?
    Or just stand pat? It seenms outside of ty Hilton my team is full of WR2/WR’3

    Or package both sanders + cooper? Now that’s a bold idea, if I do that who are some examples of WRs to aim for? If I did that I would have Hilton , player X, kupp making up my starting 3 WRs but then I lose the depth which sucks

    My RBs DJ, Melvin Gordon, Royce Freeman, Kerryon Johnson, Jamaal Williams, brieda, ekeler, Corey Clement
    My WRs Hilton, Emmanuel Sanders, Amari Cooper, Sterling Shepard, kupp, Geronimo Allison.

    Also,
    Would you look to acquire Josh Gordon? I want to – didn’t know if you’d deal my Amari Cooper straight up for Gordon which I kinda wanna use Amari Cooper in a bigger deal if he strings across more good games . For Josh Gordon besides a Amari cooper swap I was thinking offering kupp straight up, or kupp + Allison, or kupp + either Jamaal Williams or Kerryon Johnson.

    Now this other owner in my league has not a whole lot of depth he’s 0-2 & I was considering making a play for his mark Ingram as he needs players now.

    His RBs James white , buck Allen, Theo Riddick, burkhead, mark Ingram
    His WRs are Juju, Hogan, John brown, Edelman, Corey Davis, Snead, ginn,
    – his problem is he’s rostering 3 friggin TEs; kelce , kittle & Jesse James.
    & two QBs: brees & Rodgers

    For him would you do Royce Freeman + Sterling Shepard to receive Ingram? What about kupp for Ingram? I want to make a play for juju but that’s his best WR so that won’t happen

    I have no issues standing pat just looking at always improving my team

    Thanks!!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Gizmo: Hey Gizmo! Honestly, I think I’d stay pat. It’s only been two weeks, so I don’t want to make any drastic changes in your roster. I really like your WR depth actually, so I don’t think it’s a necessity to upgrade anywhere.

      • Gizmo says:
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        @Zach:

        Howdy! I know you said to stand pat however I just dealt Emmanuel Sanders & Corey Clement & got Keenan Allen

        Now my WRs will be Hilton, Keenan, Amari Cooper, kupp, Geronimo Allison, Sterling Shepard.

        Doug Baldwin was dropped in my league I’m considering adding him as a stash

        Then thinking of adding Antonio Callaway for now

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Gizmo: Baldwin and Callaway aren’t bad options, but you’ve got a bunch of solid wideouts anyway.

  9. Ineedrbs says:
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    2 qb league and Light on RB: here is what I have–>
    Qb: Watson/mariota/rivers/Keenum
    Rb: Coleman/ Mack/ ekeler/ burkhead
    Wr: A brown/ s diggs/ enunwa/ Jeffery/ Baldwin

    Thinking of 2 trades:
    1) send Keenum/ ekeler/ Baldwin for freeman/barber/Michel

    Or

    2) send Keenum/ ekeler/ burkhead/ Baldwin for Freeman/ Lynch/ Richard

    Both to the same opponent, who has only 1 qb and Winston and Melvin Gordon/freeman as their top backs.also would swapping A Jeffery for D Baldwin influence any of your decisions on the trade? I want to unload one of the 2, I don’t really care who

    * technically my league is a “superflex”, but for me it’s a 2 qb league. Thanks.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Ineedrbs: I’m not too excited about either Jeffery or Baldwin, as both are hurt. Coleman and Burkhead should get better moving forward, however if you do want to upgrade at your RB spots, I would send Keenum for Freeman, if you could pull that off.

  10. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    How goes it?! Could you help me figure out which defense to play this week?

    NYJ, NE, or Dallas?

    I appreciate it!

    WTCS

  11. Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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    12 team PPR. have jonnu and ris matt (TEN ugly as shit, mariota wasn’t good then hurt in game 1) to possibly drop, order of options: callaway (obv), pryor, boyd, z.jones, mart bryant, j.allen, grant, beasley. possible keeping ris matt over some of those might be smart for when he finishes his in season training camp. as far as z.jones i do already have k.benjamin as well.

    already have doyle and ris matt is my WR 5 or 6. do have 6 RB already too.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Mantis Toboggan MD: I’d drop Martavis Bryant or Zay Jones. I don’t see any ROS appeal there for either receiver..

  12. Mak says:
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    Houston, Cleveland or Baltimore defense. I have Baltimore currently.

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @Mak: BAL this week, probably not HOU if you are attempting to hold all year. CLE has been awesome and probably has a good schedule (if NFL makes commensurate schedules who else would have a better one)

      • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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        @Mantis Toboggan MD: above he has HOU/BAL/CLE but all 3 are ranked VERY closely this week by FP top 30 DEF rankers.

        if we look for ROS DEF rankings and leave it up to only those who either did well ranking DEF’s last year OR this year it’s
        BAL (8)
        HOU (9)
        CLE (12)
        but CLE’s been moving up and could more.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Mak: I’d stick with Baltimore

  13. Igor Grinman says:
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    Hey Zach –

    Keeper 0.5 ppr league. I’m short RB, plenty of WR

    Hopkins (can’t keep after this yr) + Golladay (can keep in 8th round next yr) for Ingram and Thielen (7th round keep).

    Think it’s worth it? Thanks man

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Igor Grinman: That’s a tough one, but because you can’t keep Hopkins after this year, I’d go for the trade.

  14. Igor says:
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    Hey Zach –

    Keeper 0.5 ppr league. I’m short RB, plenty of WR

    Hopkins (can’t keep after this yr) + Golladay (can keep in 8th round next yr) for Ingram and Thielen (7th round keep).

    Think it’s worth it? Thanks man

  15. donaldson says:
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    who would you stash Alshon jeffery or Corey davis?

    • Mantis Toboggan MD says:
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      @donaldson: corey davis not hurt, but is clearly TEN’s #1 receiver, esp with walker out.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @donaldson: Davis. Jefferey isn’t fully healthy yet and Davis is TEN’s #1 weapon

  16. waffles says:
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    i see you have Lockett slightly ahead of Corey Davis but who would you say has a higher ceiling this week in 1/2 point per rec scoring? thanks.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @waffles: Definitely Lockett due to the matchup, as Davis will have to face off against the Jaguars secondary.

  17. Jumponit says:
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    Thanks Zach – how would you rank these RBs his week?

    Cook, Drake, Lewis, Jones?

    Also would you start DJax in my Flex? I would start the 3rd RB option above otherwise.

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jumponit: Cook, Drake, Lewis and then Jones, and DJax over Lewis

  18. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    dynasty super flex 14 teamer. have allen/goff/peterman (during draft allen was best QB left in middle 1st round that might start, rather than grab fitzmagic i locked up peterman to ensure i had BUF’s QB situation locked up). somebody beat me to mason rudolph. grab any of these over peterman now? c.kelly (some rumblings keenum might not play), any other backup you can think of (not the obvious ones). also scoring in these league is even more weighted towards QB’s over rushing/receiving yards.

    • Zach

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      @Eli Man Penguin Boy: Honestly I think I’d go with Kelly over Peterman for now, but literally any QB on the waiver wire for you is better than Peterman. Anyone. Hell, you could pick up MB or Jay and start them and they’d probably finish higher than Peterman.

      • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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        @Zach: yeah that was where i’m leaning. i had said peterman when starting a great prop is his TO’s vs BUF’s kickers attempts per game when he plays.

  19. Afro_the says:
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    I have Chris Carson and Jamaal Williams on my bench and considering putting them on the chopping block. Both Keenan Cole and Antonio Callaway are available as FAs. Do I drop either or both for the two on the wire? Who is the better drop and/or add?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Afro_the: In terms of ROS rankings, I’d go with Cole over Jamaal Williams

  20. Nick says:
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    Hi Zach,

    Top players on my team , but BAD week1 and a LOSS mainly cause of DeShaun at QB
    Average week 2 and a WIN thanks to Gurley’s 3TDs

    now week3 : ?
    QB Fitz over A.Smith?
    WR: Callaway / J.Brown over Geronimo?
    DEF: CLE vs Jets over ATL vs Kamara?

    thanks Nick

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Nick: Hey Nick! Fitz over Smith, John Brown over Geronimo, and yeah, go with Cleveland over ATL.

  21. Chris says:
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    Would you rather start Landry (NYJ) or E.Sanders (BAL) this week in PPR leagues?

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Chris: Sanders

  22. prey879 says:
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    I have Landry and have received two offers for him in a 12 tm PPR league with no flex (Start 2 WRs and 2 RBs). Which do you prefer:

    Trade A:
    I get: Kenyan Drake and Crabtree
    I give: Landry and Buck Allen

    Trade B:
    I get: Phillip Lindsey and Josh Gordon
    I give: Jarvis Landry

    Really looking to help my RB group out since I drafted Mixon and Mckinnon.

    Rest of my RBs and WRs just for reference:

    RBs: James White, Jamaal Williams, Kerryon Johnson, Rex Burkhead, and Mixon (injured)
    WRs: Diggs, Theilen, and Cobb

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @prey879: I would go with trade B out of those two.

  23. Jake says:
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    Would you trade Kupp and Dion Lewis for Delvin Cook ?

    Thanks

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @Jake: What’s the rest of your team looking like?

      • Jake says:
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        @Zach:
        Wentz/Fitz
        Melvin Gordon
        CMAC
        Tyreek Hill
        Cooper
        Agolar
        Godwin
        Doyle
        Keryon J
        Eddlemen
        Barber
        Eckler

        • Zach

          Zach says:
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          @Jake: Honestly you’ve already got some great RB depth so I don’t think that trade is absolutely necessary

  24. RICE says:
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    IF… dalvin cook were to sit out on Sunday… would you rather start Latavious Murray or Clement?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @RICE: Clement

  25. William Trill Cauley-Stein says:
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    What up?! I hope you are doing well. I am in a ten team .5 PPR league. We do have big play bonuses in my league. Can you help me figure out who to start? I would really appreciate it.

    QB- Malhomes OR Goff

    RB- Fournette

    RB2- L. Miller

    WR1- M. Thomas

    WR2- Diggs

    Flex-B. Cooks? S. Watkins? T. Coleman? L. Murray? J.James (Really torn between Cooks and Watkins)

    TE-Rudolph or J. James

    K- Butker

    D- Dallas

    • Zach

      Zach says:
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      @William Trill Cauley-Stein: Whaddup Willie?! Mahomes, Cooks and Rudolph for me. Hope you’re doing well too brotha

  26. michael jones says:
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    WR D.Jackson or WR K. Cole
    .5 ppr
    Who should I go with?

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