Week Three WR rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Pro Football Weekly
Week Three WR rankings

Updated Sunday, Sept. 23 at 12:03 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week Three WR rankings:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Lions at Titans
  2. Victor Cruz, Giants at Panthers
  3. A.J. Green, Bengals at Redskins
  4. Julio Jones, Falcons at Chargers
  5. Andre Johnson, Texans at Broncos
  6. Brandon Marshall, Bears vs. Rams
  7. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Giants
  8. Roddy White, Falcons at Chargers
  9. Reggie Wayne, Colts vs. Jaguars
  10. Jordy Nelson, Packers at Seahawks
  11. Percy Harvin, Vikings vs. 49ers
  12. Dez Bryant, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
  13. Miles Austin, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
  14. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs at Saints
  15. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos vs. Texans
  16. Antonio Brown, Steelers at Raiders
  17. Mike Wallace, Steelers at Raiders
  18. Marques Colston, Saints vs. Chiefs — (UP)  INJ
  19. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Eagles
  20. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers at Cowboys
  21. Stevie Johnson, Bills at Browns
  22. Brandon Lloyd, Patriots at Ravens — INJ
  23. Greg Jennings, Packers at Seahawks — INJ
  24. Wes Welker, Patriots at Ravens
  25. Danny Amendola, Rams at Bears
  26. Lance Moore, Saints vs. Chiefs
  27. Torrey Smith, Ravens vs. Patriots
  28. Michael Crabtree, 49ers at Vikings
  29. DeSean Jackson, Eagles at Cardinals — (UP)
  30. Eric Decker, Broncos vs. Texans
  31. Malcom Floyd, Chargers vs. Falcons
  32. Denarius Moore, Raiders vs. Steelers
  33. Santonio Holmes, Jets at Dolphins
  34. Anquan Boldin, Ravens vs. Patriots
  35. Brandon LaFell, Panthers vs. Giants
  36. Sidney Rice, Seahawks vs. Packers
  37. Greg Little, Browns vs. Bills
  38. Mike Williams, Buccaneers at Cowboys
  39. Nate Washington, Titans vs. Lions
  40. Kenny Britt, Titans vs. Lions
  41. Randall Cobb, Packers at Seahawks
  42. Randy Moss, 49ers at Vikings
  43. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Raiders vs. Steelers
  44. Justin Blackmon, Jaguars at Colts
  45. Mario Manningham, 49ers at Vikings
  46. Brian Hartline, Dolphins vs. Jets
  47. Davone Bess, Dolphins vs. Jets
  48. Alshon Jeffery, Bears vs. Rams
  49. Kendall Wright, Titans vs. Lions
  50. Nate Burleson, Lions at Titans
  51. Titus Young, Lions at Titans
  52. Laurent Robinson, Jaguars at Colts
  53. James Jones, Packers at Seahawks
  54. Robert Meachem, Chargers vs. Falcons
  55. Aldrick Robinson, Redskins vs. Bengals
  56. Austin Collie, Colts vs. Jaguars  — (UP)
  57. Donnie Avery, Colts vs. Jaguars — (DOWN)
  58. Jacoby Jones, Ravens vs. Patriots
  59. Kevin Ogletree, Cowboys vs. Buccaneers
  60. Santana Moss, Redskins at Bengals
  61. Stephen Hill, Jets at Dolphins
  62. Earl Bennett, Bears vs. Rams
  63. Jeremy Kerley, Jets at Dolphins
  64. Golden Tate, Seahawks vs. Packers
  65. Steve Smith, Rams at Bears
  66. Jon Baldwin, Chiefs at Saints
  67. Andrew Hawkins, Bengals at Redskins
  68. Leonard Hankerson, Redskins vs. Bengals
  69. Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Bengals
  70. Kevin Walter, Texans at Broncos
  71. Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers at Raiders
  72. Julian Edelman, Patriots at Ravens
  73. Brandon Stokley, Broncos vs. Texans
  74. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs at Saints — INJ
  75. T.J. Graham, Bills at Browns
  76. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns vs. Bills
  77. Armon Binns, Bengals at Redskins
  78. Ramses Barden, Giants at Panthers
  79. Rueben Randle, Giants at Panthers
  80. Devery Henderson, Saints vs. Chiefs
  81. Eddie Royal, Chargers vs. Falcons
  82. Jason Avant, Eagles at Cardinals
  83. Rod Streater, Raiders vs. Steelers
  84. Braylon Edwards, Seahawks vs. Packers
  85. Brandon Gibson, Rams at Bears
  86. Brandon Tate, Bengals at Redskins
  87. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks vs. Packers
  88. Harry Douglas, Falcons at Chargers
  89. Donald Driver, Packers at Seahawks
  90. Josh Gordon, Browns vs. Bills
  91. Louis Murphy, Panthers at Giants
  92. Donald Jones, Bills at Browns
  93. Damien Williams, Titans vs. Lions
  94. Michael Jenkins, Vikings vs. 49ers
  95. Andre Roberts, Cardinals vs. Eagles
  96. Steve Breaston, Chiefs at Saints
  97. Early Doucet, Cardinals vs. Eagles
  98. Pierre Garcon, Redskins vs. Bengals — (DOWN)  INJ

Not listed: Vincent Brown, Chargers; Riley Cooper, Eagles; Jeremy Maclin, Eagles; Domenik Hixon, Giants; David Nelson, Bills; Hakeem Nicks, Giants; Jerome Simpson, Vikings

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.