Baltimore running back Ty'Son Williams was an afterthought during the summer, but he emerged as the starter once the Ravens lost three running backs to season-ending injuries. Williams has taken advantage of the opportunity, rushing for 142 yards and a touchdown through his first two games. His 6.5 yards per carry could make him one of the top Week 3 Fantasy football picks. Williams is facing a Detroit defense that has been gauged by the run this year, sending him up the Fantasy football rankings.

Are there any other Baltimore skill players who should factor into your Week 3 Fantasy football strategy? The only way to know for sure is to check out quality Week 3 Fantasy football advice. Before you lock in your lineups, be sure to check out the Week 3 Fantasy football rankings from the proven computer model at SportsLine. It can help you make those tough decisions on which players to start and which players to leave on the bench.

When it comes to ranking players, SportsLine's model beat human experts in Fantasy football for the past several seasons especially when there were big differences in ranking. Over the course of a season, that could literally be the difference between winning your league or going home empty-handed.

Last week, the model was extremely high on Packers running back Aaron Jones, saying he'd finish as a top-five player at his position. The result: Jones recorded 115 all-purpose yards and scored four total touchdowns against the Lions. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on their way to a huge week.

Now, the model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, has revealed its Fantasy football rankings for Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season. Head to SportsLine now to see them.

Top Week 3 Fantasy football picks 

One player the model is extremely high on this week: Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb. Volume is an important factor for wide receivers, and Lamb ranks second in the NFL in targets (24) through two games. Michael Gallup is on the injured list, while fellow receiver Amari Cooper has been limited in practice this week. Lamb was targeted 15 times in the season-opener, and he could see a similar output on Monday Night Football against Philadelphia.

The Eagles struggled to contain Deebo Samuel in the open field last week and will be without pass rusher Brandon Graham moving forward. As a result, quarterback Dak Prescott should have plenty of time to find Lamb over the middle. SportsLine's model is expecting Lamb to go for 86 receiving yards and find the end zone on Monday. 

And a massive shocker: Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, who threw for 276 yards and five touchdowns last week, stumbles big-time and doesn't even crack the top 12 at his position. Brady torched Atlanta's secondary to the tune of 276 passing yards with five touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Buccaneers' 48-25 win. 

The future Hall of Famer has now thrown for 655 yards, nine touchdowns and just two interceptions this season, but he'll now face one of the NFL's stingiest defenses. The Buccaneers travel to Los Angeles to face the Rams this week, a defense that's given up just one touchdown pass all season. With such a tough matchup on Sunday, Brady is a player to consider putting on the bench in Week 3.

How to set your Week 3 Fantasy football rankings

The model is also calling for a surprising quarterback you aren't even thinking about to finish in the top 10 of its Fantasy football rankings. This pick could be the difference between winning big and going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.

So who should you start and sit this week? And which surprising quarterback could lead you to victory? Visit SportsLine now to get Week 3 Fantasy football rankings for every position, plus see which QB is going to come out of nowhere to crack the top 10, all from the model that has out-performed experts big-time.