Fantasy Football 2014, Preseason Week 3 Player Rankings


Aug 16, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson (22) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) defends during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 of the preseason is where coaches and fantasy football players alike are hoping their starters can escape one more week without injury. It is widely known that for most teams, this week represents the point in the preseason where starters could play an entire half or beyond. From a fantasy football perspective, owners who have already had their drafts will be holding their collective breaths. For owners who have yet to draft, it will provide one final (most likely) and extensive look into how projected early round picks perform before the start of the regular season.  If injuries occur, owners who have yet to draft will be able to move players down, or completely off, their boards heading into next week. Below are my player rankings heading into preseason week 3. In this edition, I have added a composite average ranking that takes into account the average player rank from each of my three releases thus far. The “Variance” will show you how the player’s current rank is trending versus the three-week average. A positive variance indicates the player is trending upward, whereas a negative obviously indicates the downward trend. In addition, don’t forget to check back next week when I release my final preseason top 200 player rankings. Good luck to all of those fantasy football owners drafting this weekend!

Current Rank3 Week Avg. RankVariancePlayer NamePos.TeamBye
11.0LeSean McCoyRBPHI7
22.0Jamaal CharlesRBKC6
33.0Adrian PetersonRBMIN10
44.0Matt ForteRBCHI9
55.3+0.3Calvin JohnsonWRDET9
65.7-0.3Eddie LacyRBGB9
77.7+0.6Demaryius ThomasWRDEN4
87.3-0.7Jimmy GrahamTENO6
99.3+0.3Dez BryantWRDAL11
1010.7+0.6Marshawn LynchRBSEA4
1110.0-1.0Peyton ManningQBDEN4
1212.0A.J. GreenWRCIN4
1314.3+1.3Brandon MarshallWRCHI9
1414.7+0.6Julio JonesWRATL9
1514.7-0.3DeMarco MurrayRBDAL11
1615.0-1.0Montee BallRBDEN4
1719.3+2.3Antonio BrownWRPIT12
1821.3+3.3Jordy NelsonWRGB9
1918.7-0.3Giovani BernardRBCIN4
2020.0Drew BreesQBNO6
2121.0Aaron RodgersQBGB9
2222.7+0.6Alshon JefferyWRCHI9
2321.3-1.7Le’Veon BellRBPIT12
2425.3+1.3Randall CobbWRGB9
2519.3-5.7Arian FosterRBHOU10
2628.7+2.6Andre EllingtonRBARI4
2726.3-0.7Doug MartinRBTB7
2828.0Zac StacyRBSTL4
2929.7+0.6Julius ThomasTEDEN4
3028.3-1.7Rob GronkowskiTENE10
3132.0+1Keenan AllenWRSD10
3231.3-0.7Alfred MorrisRBWAS10
3331.7-1.3Reggie BushRBDET9
3434.7+0.6Pierre GarconWRWAS10
3536.0+1Vincent JacksonWRTB7
3634.0-2.0C.J. SpillerRBBUF9
3736.7-0.3Victor CruzWRNYG8
3839.0+1Shane VereenRBNE10
3938.3-0.7Toby GerhartRBJAC11
4040.7+0.6Andre JohnsonWRHOU10
4142.7+1.6Roddy WhiteWRATL9
4241.3-0.7Larry FitzgeraldWRARI4
4344.0+1Cordarrelle PattersonWRMIN10
4444.0Ryan MathewsRBSD10
4547.7+2.6Rashad JenningsRBNYG8
4648.0+2Michael CrabtreeWRSF8
4747.0Matthew StaffordQBDET9
4844.3-3.7Wes WelkerWRDEN4
4953.0+4Michael FloydWRARI4
5049.3-0.7Percy HarvinWRSEA4
5151.0DeSean JacksonWRWAS10
5253.3+1.3Andrew LuckQBIND10
5352.3-0.7Frank GoreRBSF8
5458.7+4.6Ben TateRBCLE4
5547.7-7.3Bishop SankeyRBTEN9
5657.0+1Vernon DavisTESF8
5758.3+1.3Ray RiceRBBAL11
5856.0-2.0Chris JohnsonRBNYJ11
5958.0-1.0Jordan CameronTECLE4
6060.0T.Y. HiltonWRIND10
6165.7+4.6Kendall WrightWRTEN9
6265.3+3.3Torrey SmithWRBAL11
6363.0Joique BellRBDET9
6460.3-3.7Trent RichardsonRBIND10
6567.3+2.3Mike WallaceWRMIA5
6664.3-1.7Julian EdelmanWRNE10
6765.0-2.0Jeremy MaclinWRPHI7
6868.7+0.6Jason WittenTEDAL11
6965.0-4.0Pierre ThomasRBNO6
7071.7+1.6Tom BradyQBNE10
7170.7-0.3Robert Griffin IIIQBWAS10
7274.0+2Lamar MillerRBMIA5
7373.7+0.6Steven JacksonRBATL9
7472.3-1.7Stevan RidleyRBNE10
7575.3+0.3Marques ColstonWRNO6
7684.0+8Eric DeckerWRNYJ11
7779.3+2.3Maurice Jones-DrewRBOAK5
7878.0Jordan ReedTEWAS10
7979.7+0.6Matt RyanQBATL9
8076.3-3.7Nick FolesQBPHI7
8183.0+2Reggie WayneWRIND10
8282.3+0.3Terrance WilliamsWRDAL11
8384.7+1.6Golden TateWRDET9
8486.0+2Greg OlsenTECAR12
8587.0+2Cam NewtonQBCAR12
8686.0Danny WoodheadRBSD10
8790.3+3.3Tony RomoQBDAL11
8891.7+3.6Brandin CooksWRNO6
8983.0-6.0Sammy WatkinsWRBUF9
9090.0Dennis PittaTEBAL11
9196.0+5Fred JacksonRBBUF9
9284.3-7.7Darren SprolesRBPHI7
9393.0Colin KaepernickQBSF8
9494.0Kyle RudolphTEMIN10
9596.7+1.6Jay CutlerQBCHI9
9697.3+1.3Bernard PierceRBBAL11
9797.0Seattle DefenseDEFSEA4
9880.0-18.0Emmanuel SandersWRDEN4
9998.7-0.3Carlos HydeRBSF8
100101.3+1.3Dwayne BoweWRKC6

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