If you want an example of why you shouldn't overreact to Week 1, the Packers and Lions both gave us a great one Monday night. The Packers offense, the source of much consternation last week, exploded for 35 points in the easy win, including four touchdowns for Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Jones -- two of Week 1's biggest disappointments. DaVante Adams didn't find the end zone himself, but his eight-catch, 121-yard performance was vintage otherwise.

On the Lions side ... well, T.J. Hockenson was good in both games, so they've got that going for them. The RB duo of Jamaal Williams and D'Andre Swift combined for just 115 yards on 22 touches between them Monday -- Swift and Williams each had at least 104 yards on their own in Week 1. It was especially troubling for Williams, who played just 35% of the snaps in Week 1 and then followed it up 37 total yards and 6.7 Fantasy points. Woof. 

With Week 2 in the books, officially, it's time to turn our attention to Week 3, starting with the rankings and the waiver wire. You can find Jamey Eisenberg's top priorities on the wire as well as the first look at my rankings for Week 3 in today's newsletter, but first, here's a very quick rundown on the news you need to know from Monday:

For more on what is sure to be an incredibly busy week for injury news, make sure you tune in to Fantasy Football Today on CBS Sports HQ at noon ET, and for help locking in your waiver-wire claims join Jamey Eisenberg, Adam Aizer, and I on the FFT YouTube stream tonight at 8 p.m., where we'll be taking your questions live for an hour. If you've got any questions before then, as always, you can email me at with the subject line "#AskFFT" to be included this week -- including in tomorrow's trade mailbag. 

And here's what we've got on tap in today's newsletter: 

  • ➕Top Week 2 Waiver Wire Targets
  • 📈Week 2 Rankings📉

➕Top Week 2 Waiver Wire Targets

Rondale Moore scores in Week 2.  Douglas DeFelice / USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 may not have that obvious must-add running back, but it might have even more potential difference makers on the waiver-wire than last week. So, you need to know how to best allocate your resources tonight. Jamey Eisenberg's Waiver Wire column is up and ready for you to get all the help you need. Here are the top targets for this week's run: 

Jamey Eisenberg's top targets

  1. Sterling Shepard (55% rostered) -- Shepard isn't just playing Julian Edelman dink-and-dunk role since moving to the slot for the Giants -- his average depth of target is actually up from 2020 while he's seeing a ton more targets. And it might be sustainable: Kenny Golladay might be the best wide receiver in this offense, but he's never going to be a huge target hot because he does so much of his work down the field. Shepard could remain a start-able option moving forward -- he's a top-24 WR for me in Week 3. 
  2. Rondale Moore (65%) -- I don't have Moore ranked as high as Shepard in Week 3, but if I could only add one, I would go with Moore, because I love his upside. He's been the No. 4 WR in terms of routes and snaps for the Cardinals so far, but he actually leads the team in targets -- ahead of DeAndre Hopkins, yep -- and is making it awfully hard to keep him off the field. Everything the Cardinals have done since the preseason tells us they love what he brings to the table, and Moore could emerge as the star of this rookie class for Fantasy.
  3. J.D. McKissic (58%) -- Washington was in their two-minute offense a bunch in Week 2, and McKissic had a good game as a result. That's how this thing is probably going to work; they'll scheme up ways to get Antonio Gibson involved during their normal game plan, but when push comes to shove and they have to move the ball downfield in a hurry, McKissic is going to eat. As nine-point underdogs in Week 3 against the Bills, we could see plenty of McKissic.
  4. Cordarrelle Patterson (9%) -- Mike Davis is clearly the lead back for the Falcons, but Patterson is clearly an important part of what they want to do as well. Patterson has 21 touches through two games to Davis' 34, and if they keep using him that way, he could be Fantasy relevant moving forward.
  5. Tim Patrick (60%) -- Patrick is by far the least hyped member of the Broncos offense, but all he does when called on is produce, scoring a touchdown in each of the first two games this season. He'll need to do better than four targets per game moving forward, but you have to like what you've seen so far.

One (more) target for each position

  • QB: Justin Fields (77%) -- Fields isn't all that widely available in CBS Fantasy leagues -- and there are a handful of streamers I prefer for Week 3 -- but if he gets the chance to start, you'll want to make sure he's on your bench if you have a spot for him. Just in case. 
  • RB: Ty Johnson (8%) --  Johnson is going to get overlooked, but he led the Jets in snaps at RB in Week 1 and matched Michael Carter for the lead in Week 2. It hasn't led to much production, and Carter seems like the future of the position, but Johnson could help you out in a pinch in the coming weeks. 
  • WR: Michael Pittman (66%) -- If not for Wentz's injuries, Pittman might be near the top of the list after his eight-catch, 123-yard performance in Week 2 against the Rams -- the Rams! He should be close to universally rostered after that kind of performance.
  • TE: David Njoku (15%) -- There aren't a ton of options at tight end who matter, and maybe Njoku doesn't. But he has a 16% target share through two games and some big-play ability, so with the Browns WR injury issues, don't overlook him if you want to take a shot on a streamer. 

📈Week 3 Rankings📉

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sep 13, 2020; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson (30) is grabbed on the ankle by Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) as defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) and defensive end Justin Houston (50) and Jaguars center Brandon Linder (65) look on during the first quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Reinhold Matay / USA TODAY Sports

Well, now we've got two weeks to overreact to. Some players moved back up after a brief tumble in Week 1; some moved in the opposite direction. Here's where things stand for me in my first run through of the Week 3 rankings for PPR leagues. You can find Jamey, Dave, and Heath's rankings right here:


So, there's some movement here, for sure. Jalen Hurts' rushing ability has helped him continue to climb, while Kirk Cousins' hot start has him in the top 10 for a matchup against the Seahawks. But it gets real interesting once you get outside of the top 12: Teddy Bridgewater, Daniel Jones, Derek Carr, and Sam Darnold have all moved into the top 17 for this week. There's some matchup-based stuff there, for sure, but it's also a testament to how shockingly well that group is playing right now. You can see my full thoughts on the position here

  1. Patrick Mahomes
  2. Lamar Jackson
  3. Kyler Murray
  4. Russell Wilson
  5. Josh Allen
  6. Tom Brady
  7. Jalen Hurts
  8. Justin Herbert
  9. Dak Prescott
  10. Kirk Cousins
  11. Matthew Stafford
  12. Aaron Rodgers
  13. Teddy Bridgewater
  14. Ryan Tannehill
  15. Daniel Jones
  16. Derek Carr
  17. Sam Darnold
  18. Justin Fields
  19. Joe Burrow
  20. Jimmy Garoppolo
  21. Ben Roethlisberger
  22. Matt Ryan
  23. Taylor Heinicke
  24. Mac Jones
  25. Jacoby Brissett
  26. Trevor Lawrence
  27. Baker Mayfield
  28. Jameis Winston
  29. Jared Goff
  30. Zach Wilson
  31. Jacob Eason
  32. Davis Mills

Running backs

Najee Harris at No. 7 may be the first surprise in my RB rankings, but I doubt he'll be the last. At least for now, I suspect I'll be higher than the consensus this week on Harris, David Montgomery, and Saquon Barkley, at least. But the thing that really stands out for me at running back is how steep of a drop-off there is mid-way through the RB2 range -- RB18 through 29 or so look pretty interchangeable to me right now. That is, also, the range that started the RB Dead Zone in drafts, coincidentally. You can read my full thoughts on the position here

  1. Christian McCaffrey
  2. Alvin Kamara
  3. Dalvin Cook
  4. Derrick Henry
  5. Joe Mixon
  6. Austin Ekeler
  7. Najee Harris
  8. Aaron Jones
  9. David Montgomery
  10. Chris Carson
  11. Nick Chubb
  12. Saquon Barkley
  13. Jonathan Taylor
  14. D'Andre Swift
  15. Antonio Gibson
  16. Ezekiel Elliott
  17. Miles Sanders
  18. Mike Davis
  19. Kareem Hunt
  20. Chase Edmonds
  21. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  22. James Robinson
  23. Myles Gaskin
  24. Kenyan Drake
  25. Melvin Gordon
  26. Javonte Williams
  27. Devin Singletary
  28. Damien Harris
  29. Ty'Son Williams
  30. Jamaal Williams
  31. Leonard Fournette
  32. James White
  33. Sony Michel
  34. Elijah Mitchell
  35. Tony Pollard
  36. Nyheim Hines
  37. David Johnson
  38. Mark Ingram
  39. Peyton Barber
  40. J.D. McKissic
  41. Michael Carter
  42. Cordarrelle Patterson
  43. Latavius Murray
  44. Ronald Jones
  45. Kenneth Gainwell
  46. Ty Johnson
  47. James Conner
  48. Trey Sermon
  49. Salvon Ahmed
  50. Giovani Bernard
  51. Phillip Lindsay
  52. Carlos Hyde
  53. AJ Dillon
  54. Tony Jones
  55. Jeremy McNichols
  56. Larry Rountree
  57. Jake Funk
  58. Zack Moss
  59. Darrel Williams
  60. Damien Williams

Wide receivers

I'm keeping the faith in A.J. Brown. In fact, I'm doubling down, moving him all the way up to No. 4 at the position this week. I think he and Julio Jones are going to have their first big game together. You can read my full thoughts on the WR position here

  1. Davante Adams
  2. Tyreek Hill
  3. Stefon Diggs
  4. A.J. Brown
  5. Tyler Lockett
  6. DeAndre Hopkins
  7. Justin Jefferson
  8. Amari Cooper
  9. CeeDee Lamb
  10. Keenan Allen
  11. D.K. Metcalf
  12. Cooper Kupp
  13. D.J. Moore
  14. Calvin Ridley
  15. Julio Jones
  16. Allen Robinson
  17. Courtland Sutton
  18. Mike Williams
  19. Deebo Samuel
  20. Chris Godwin
  21. Robert Woods
  22. Mike Evans
  23. Terry McLaurin
  24. Sterling Shepard
  25. Adam Thielen
  26. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  27. Chase Claypool
  28. Tee Higgins
  29. DeVonta Smith
  30. Ja'Marr Chase
  31. Brandin Cooks
  32. Tyler Boyd
  33. Kenny Golladay
  34. Rondale Moore
  35. Marquise Brown
  36. Robby Anderson
  37. Michael Pittman
  38. Marvin Jones
  39. Cole Beasley
  40. Mecole Hardman
  41. Corey Davis
  42. Antonio Brown
  43. Jakobi Meyers
  44. Tim Patrick
  45. Emmanuel Sanders
  46. Sammy Watkins
  47. AJ Green
  48. DJ Chark
  49. Jaylen Waddle
  50. Laviska Shenault
  51. Jalen Reagor
  52. Will Fuller
  53. K.J. Osborn
  54. Darnell Mooney
  55. Henry Ruggs
  56. Darius Slayton
  57. Terrace Marshall
  58. Devante Parker
  59. Bryan Edwards
  60. Brandon Aiyuk

Tight ends

Last week, I said the biggest question here was whether T.J Hockenson was ready to join the top tier at the position. I think he is -- sort of. Travis Kelce and Darren Waller have separated themselves from the pack, again, but Hockenson is right there with George Kittle, in my eyes. There are actually 10 tight ends I feel pretty good about starting this week. You can read my full thoughts here

  1. Travis Kelce
  2. Darren Waller
  3. George Kittle
  4. T.J. Hockenson
  5. Mark Andrews
  6. Kyle Pitts
  7. Noah Fant
  8. Tyler Higbee
  9. Rob Gronkowski
  10. Logan Thomas
  11. Jonnu Smith
  12. Austin Hooper
  13. Dallas Goedert
  14. David Njoku
  15. Jared Cook
  16. Hunter Henry
  17. Robert Tonyan
  18. Blake Jarwin
  19. Dalton Schultz
  20. Kyle Rudolph
  21. Juwan Johnson
  22. Adam Trautman
  23. Tyler Conklin
  24. Zach Ertz
  25. Jack Doyle
  26. Mike Gesicki
  27. Dan Arnold
  28. Cole Kmet
  29. Tyler Kroft
  30. Eric Ebron

Top-150 Flex RankingsChristian McCaffrey

  1. Alvin Kamara
  2. Dalvin Cook
  3. Davante Adams
  4. Derrick Henry
  5. Tyreek Hill
  6. Joe Mixon
  7. Stefon Diggs
  8. Austin Ekeler
  9. Travis Kelce
  10. Najee Harris
  11. Aaron Jones
  12. A.J. Brown
  13. Tyler Lockett
  14. DeAndre Hopkins
  15. David Montgomery
  16. Chris Carson
  17. Justin Jefferson
  18. Nick Chubb
  19. Amari Cooper
  20. CeeDee Lamb
  21. Keenan Allen
  22. Saquon Barkley
  23. Jonathan Taylor
  24. D.K. Metcalf
  25. D.J. Moore
  26. Darren Waller
  27. D'Andre Swift
  28. Cooper Kupp
  29. Antonio Gibson
  30. Julio Jones
  31. Allen Robinson
  32. Calvin Ridley
  33. Courtland Sutton
  34. Deebo Samuel
  35. George Kittle
  36. Mike Williams
  37. Ezekiel Elliott
  38. Chris Godwin
  39. Sterling Shepard
  40. Mike Davis
  41. Robert Woods
  42. Kareem Hunt
  43. James Robinson
  44. Myles Gaskin
  45. Mike Evans
  46. T.J. Hockenson
  47. Kenyan Drake
  48. Brandin Cooks
  49. Terry McLaurin
  50. Adam Thielen
  51. JuJu Smith-Schuster
  52. Chase Claypool
  53. Clyde Edwards-Helaire
  54. Tee Higgins
  55. Miles Sanders
  56. DeVonta Smith
  57. Ja'Marr Chase
  58. Tyler Boyd
  59. Kenny Golladay
  60. Devin Singletary
  61. Rondale Moore
  62. Chase Edmonds
  63. Melvin Gordon
  64. Mark Andrews
  65. Jamaal Williams
  66. Marquise Brown
  67. Robby Anderson
  68. Damien Harris
  69. Noah Fant
  70. Michael Pittman
  71. Marvin Jones
  72. Cole Beasley
  73. Leonard Fournette
  74. Mecole Hardman
  75. Corey Davis
  76. Antonio Brown
  77. Jakobi Meyers
  78. Kyle Pitts
  79. Tim Patrick
  80. James White
  81. Ty'Son Williams
  82. Sony Michel
  83. Emmanuel Sanders
  84. Tyler Higbee
  85. Elijah Mitchell
  86. Sammy Watkins
  87. Javonte Williams
  88. Tony Pollard
  89. Rob Gronkowski
  90. Logan Thomas
  91. Nyheim Hines
  92. David Johnson
  93. AJ Green
  94. DJ Chark
  95. Jaylen Waddle
  96. Laviska Shenault
  97. Mark Ingram
  98. Jalen Reagor
  99. Peyton Barber
  100. J.D. McKissic
  101. Michael Carter
  102. Will Fuller
  103. Cordarrelle Patterson
  104. K.J. Osborn
  105. Jonnu Smith
  106. Darnell Mooney
  107. Henry Ruggs
  108. Darius Slayton
  109. Latavius Murray
  110. Dallas Goedert
  111. Austin Hooper
  112. Terrace Marshall
  113. Devante Parker
  114. Bryan Edwards
  115. Nelson Agholor
  116. Ronald Jones
  117. James Washington
  118. Jarvis Landry
  119. Jared Cook
  120. Christian Kirk
  121. David Njoku
  122. Kenneth Gainwell
  123. Elijah Moore
  124. Ty Johnson
  125. Hunter Renfrow
  126. Brandon Aiyuk
  127. Hunter Henry
  128. James Conner
  129. Marquez Callaway
  130. Braxton Berrios
  131. Robert Tonyan
  132. Juwan Johnson
  133. Blake Jarwin
  134. Dyami Brown
  135. Donovan Peoples-Jones
  136. Gabriel Davis
  137. Dalton Schultz
  138. Kyle Rudolph
  139. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  140. Adam Trautman
  141. KJ Hamler
  142. Trey Sermon
  143. Tyler Conklin
  144. Salvon Ahmed
  145. Anthony Schwartz
  146. Zach Ertz
  147. Giovani Bernard
  148. Demarcus Robinson
  149. Jack Doyle