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Week 3 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: September 22, 2019, 11:52 am ET

Week 3 Tight Ends

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

KC

BAL

2

George Kittle

SF

PIT

3

Zach Ertz

PHI

DET

4

Evan Engram

NYG

@TB

5

Mark Andrews

BAL

@KC

6

Darren Waller

OAK

@MIN

7

Delanie Walker

TEN

@JAC

8

Greg Olsen

CAR

@ARI

9

Austin Hooper

ATL

@IND

10

Vance McDonald

PIT

@SF

11

O.J. Howard

TB

NYG

12

Jared Cook

NO

@SEA

13

T.J. Hockenson

DET

@PHI

14

Eric Ebron

IND

ATL

15

Jimmy Graham

GB

DEN

16

Will Dissly

SEA

NO

17

Vernon Davis

WAS

CHI

18

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

OAK

19

Tyler Eifert

CIN

@BUF

20

Trey Burton

CHI

@WAS

21

Jason Witten

DAL

MIA

22

Dallas Goedert

PHI

DET

23

Jack Doyle

IND

ATL

24

Noah Fant

DEN

@GB

25

Demetrius Harris

CLE

LA

26

Gerald Everett

LA

@CLE

27

Geoff Swaim

JAC

TEN

28

Mike Gesicki

MIA

@DAL

 

TE Notes: Travis Kelce predictably went bonkers in Week 2. The Ravens have been stout up the seam but have only had to contend with Mike Gesicki and Maxx Williams. … George Kittle has frustratingly been held to 54 yards in back-to-back games. His Week 2 dud was thanks for the 49ers dialing up 42 rushes compared to 25 passes. The blowup is coming. … We knew Zach Ertz was going to regress this season because the Eagles’ skill corps was deeper and healthier. Sunday night in Atlanta took care of that. Ertz saw 16 targets with DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery and Dallas Goedert all sidelined. All three players are expected to miss Week 3. … Mark Andrews is seventh in the NFL in receiving (220). Headed into a likely shootout with the Chiefs, he gets a defense that has permitted 145 yards up the seam through two games. 

Evan Engram’s Week 2 would have been a lost cause without garbage time. He has a nice setup for a Week 5 bounce back. Eli Manning has been benched, and the Bucs have been getting thrashed up the seam. George Kittle had two Week 1 touchdowns called back, and Bruce Arians’ defense straight up didn’t cover Greg Olsen in Week 2. … Rarely does offseason hype deliver as thoroughly as Darren Waller’s. Oakland’s most targeted player through two weeks, Waller has gone at least 6/60 each time out. … As mentioned earlier, the Bucs neglected to cover Greg Olsen on Thursday Night Football. His 110 yards were second only to Andrews in Week 2. Unfortunately, Cam Newton (foot) is looking doubtful. This might not be Olsen’s final rank. … If you want some Austin Hooper perspective, he has as many targets as Darren Waller. He should stick in the TE10-12 range. … Ben Roethlisberger’s loss hurts Vance McDonald, though Mason Rudolph looked his way for a pair of red zone touchdowns vs. the Seahawks. That’s far from nothing.

“The balls will come,” Bucs coach Bruce Arians said of O.J. Howard on Tuesday. Arians then blamed Howard’s slow start on defensive coverage. Reading between the lines of Arians’ tough-love public comments over the past week, there is an undercurrent of the squeaky wheel being about to get some grease. … Jared Cook was more heavily targeted by Teddy Bridgewater than Drew Brees. It is certainly plausible that a backup quarterback will look for a seam safety valve more often than Hall-of-Famer Brees. … T.J. Hockenson has quickly demonstrated both his upside and downside. The Eagles got torched by Vernon Davis in Week 1. … Tyler Eifert is 14th in tight end targets (nine) through two weeks. … Vernon Davis is tied for 11th (10). Jordan Reed’s (concussion) status remains unclear. … Things can change quickly, but tight end zone is already looking like a fall-out zone beyond the TE12-14 range. The Seahawks seem intent on re-establishing Will Dissly as a thing. Noah Fant has been targeted four times in each of his first two games. Gerald Everett could see increased run in Tyler Higbee’s (chest) absence.   

         

Week 3 Kickers

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Justin Tucker

BAL

@KC

2

Harrison Butker

KC

BAL

3

Greg Zuerlein

LA

@CLE

4

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

NYJ

5

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

@LAC

6

Brett Maher

DAL

MIA

7

Jason Myers

SEA

NO

8

Robbie Gould

SF

PIT

9

Jake Elliott

PHI

DET

10

Zane Gonzalez

ARI

CAR

11

Mason Crosby

GB

DEN

12

Joey Slye

CAR

@ARI

13

Matt Prater

DET

@PHI

14

Wil Lutz

NO

@SEA

15

Cairo Santos

TEN

@JAC

16

Stephen Hauschka

BUF

CIN

17

Austin Seibert

CLE

LA

18

Matt Gay

TB

NYG

19

Matt Bryant

ATL

@IND

20

Chris Boswell

PIT

@SF

21

Dan Bailey

MIN

OAK

22

Eddy Pineiro

CHI

@WAS

23

Daniel Carlson

OAK

@MIN

24

Randy Bullock

CIN

@BUF

25

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

CHI

26

Brandon McManus

DEN

@GB

27

Aldrick Rosas

NYG

@TB

28

Josh Lambo

JAC

TEN

29

Adam Vinatieri

IND

ATL

30

Jason Sanders

MIA

@DAL

31

Sam Ficken

NYJ

@NE

32

Ty Long

LAC

HOU

 

Week 3 Defense/Special Teams

 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

New England Patriots

NE

NYJ

2

Dallas Cowboys

DAL

MIA

3

Chicago Bears

CHI

@WAS

4

Tennessee Titans

TEN

@JAC

5

Green Bay Packers

GB

DEN

6

Buffalo Bills

BUF

CIN

7

Minnesota Vikings

MIN

OAK

8

San Francisco 49ers

SF

PIT

9

Jacksonville Jaguars

JAC

TEN

10

Seattle Seahawks

SEA

NO

11

Philadelphia Eagles

PHI

DET

12

Los Angeles Rams

LA

@CLE

13

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TB

NYG

14

Denver Broncos

DEN

@GB

15

New York Giants

NYG

@TB

16

Cleveland Browns

CLE

LA

17

Houston Texans

HOU

@LAC

18

Carolina Panthers

CAR

@ARI

19

Los Angeles Chargers

LAC

HOU

20

Detroit Lions

DET

@PHI

21

Washington Redskins

WAS

CHI

22

Atlanta Falcons

ATL

@IND

23

Indianapolis Colts

IND

ATL

24

New Orleans Saints

NO

@SEA

25

Cincinnati Bengals

CIN

@BUF

26

Pittsburgh Steelers

PIT

@SF

27

Oakland Raiders

OAK

@MIN

28

Arizona Cardinals

ARI

CAR

29

Baltimore Ravens

BAL

@KC

30

Kansas City Chiefs

KC

BAL

31

New York Jets

NYJ

@NE

32

Miami Dolphins

MIA

@DAL

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .