Wide Receiver Rankings: Who Will Lead WRs In Fantasy Football Week 3?

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The wide receiver position in the NFL is king when it comes to fantasy football points per reception (PPR) leagues. Since wideouts are targeted most, it only makes sense to want the best at that position on your teams. It also helps to get an edge on which wide receivers have the best chance to finish with the most fantasy points for daily fantasy sports (DFS) and sports wagering picks. 

With Minnesota sports betting on the horizon, MinnesotaBets.com has decided to track the wide receiver position and give you hypothetical odds as to which WRs have the best odds to lead the league in fantasy football points each week.

2023 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 5 Wide Receivers NFL Week 3

Below you will find MinnesotaBets.com's top wide receivers who have the best odds of leading the position in fantasy football points. You'll likely see the same names often, but there will certainly be changes every week. These are the type of fun odds you won't find on Minnesota betting apps.

Player Opponent Odds % Chance
Justin Jefferson vs. Chargers +375 21.1%
Stefon Diggs at Commanders +550 15.4%
Mike Evans vs. Eagles +600 14.3%
Tyreek Hill vs. Broncos +710 12.3%
Puka Nacua at Bengals +800 11.1%

NFL Week 3 Best Bets: Fantasy Football Wide Receivers

At the end of each fantasy football week, we will break down the top five wide receiver candidates we expect to finish as the top WR in fantasy points. Below you'll find this week's candidates.

Justin Jefferson vs. Chargers

It should be no surprise that Justin Jefferson tops the list of wideouts that could finish as the WR1 in fantasy football this week. He already has 20 receptions on 25 targets for 309 yards in his first two weeks. The only thing missing from his dominant performances is touchdowns. 

The odds are with him to score this week given his volume. The Los Angeles Chargers have given up the most fantasy points to wide receivers through the first two weeks. Kirk Cousins and company will look to take advantage of that favorable matchup as the Vikings playoff chances desperately need a bump after their 0-2 start. We expect Justin Jefferson to see plenty of volume in this contest and to score his first touchdown of the season to push him ahead of all WRs this week.

Stefon Diggs at Commanders

Next up, Stefon Diggs who had 10 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 saw 6 fewer targets in Week 2. Still, he was able to convert all seven of his targets into 66 receiving yards. Unfortunately, Diggs didn't find the end zone against the Raiders. His Week 2 target numbers were likely a result of a blowout win (38-10) combined with Josh Allen spreading the ball around on the Raiders secondary. 

This week, Diggs will see the Washington Commanders defense who have given up the seventh-most fantasy points to WRs. The Commanders are coming off a game in which they struggled against the position, giving up a combined 179 receiving yards and three touchdowns between Broncos' wideouts Brandon Johnson and Marvin Mimms Jr. Stefon Diggs should have no issue taking advantage of this matchup.

Mike Evans vs. Eagles

Mike Evans blew up last week with a league-best 171 receiving yards and added a touchdown to top off his performance. Surprisingly, that stat line wasn't enough for a WR1 rank in Week 2, instead Evans finished as fantasy football's WR3 behind Keenan Allen and rookie sensation, Puka Nacua. Buccaneers' QB, Baker Mayfield has clear chemistry with Evans and has targeted him a team-high 18 times through two weeks. In Week 3, Mike Evans will face an Eagles defense who have allowed a fantasy WR5 performance in Week 1 followed by a WR8 performance last week. They have given up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers through two weeks. 

Tyreek Hill vs. Broncos

Tyreek Hill is one of those players you'll find most weeks in this weekly article with potential fantasy football WR1 numbers. His production drastically fell last week from his WR1 numbers in Week 1. That was due to a tough divisional matchup against a stingy New England Patriots defense. Hill was able to salvage his 40-yard performance with a touchdown to help his fantasy managers. Looking ahead to Week 3, Tyreek Hill will look to bounce back against the Broncos' defense who allowed Jakobi Meyers of the Las Vegas Raiders to finish Week 1 as the third-best fantasy wideout (9 receptions, 81 yards, 2 TDs). Hill currently leads the wide receiver position in touchdowns (3), has the third-most receiving yards (255), and fourth-most receptions. 

Puka Nacua at Bengals

As previously mentioned, rookie wide receiver Puka Nucua is taking the league by storm with back-to-back top 10 fantasy performances. He just missed out on topping all WRs in fantasy points in Week 2 as the second-best fantasy option at the position. The impressive rookie leads all wideouts with 25 receptions on the season and is second (behind Justin Jefferson) with 266 receiving yards. Nacua will look to continue proving doubters wrong in Week 3. Although his matchup against the Bengals defense appears to be a challenge, his volume through two weeks in the Rams' offense is just too good to leave him out of this conversation.


Nate Hamilton
Football Betting Analyst and Fact Checker

Nate Hamilton is a senior football betting analyst for MinnesotaBets.com. He spends his time immersed in analytics, stats, and betting lines. Nate has been a notable voice in the world of the NFL, and football in general, for over a decade producing valuable content for several leading sports media outlets around the country.

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