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Matthew Stafford, Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, Julio Jones, George Kittle, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson and Dalvin Cook headline the initial positional rankings for the NFL's third weekend.

QB-STARTER RANKINGS

  1. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
  2. Dak Prescott, Cowboys
  3. Russell Wilson, Seahawks
  4. Matthew Stafford, Lions
  5. Lamar Jackson, Ravens
  6. Tom Brady, Patriots
  7. Josh Allen, Bills
  8. Matt Ryan, Falcons
  9. Aaron Rodgers, Packers
  10. Deshaun Watson, Texans
  11. Carson Wentz, Eagles
  12. Jameis Winston, Buccaneers
  13. Mitchell Trubisky, Bears
  14. Philip Rivers, Chargers
  15. Andy Dalton, Bengals
  16. Baker Mayfield, Browns
  17. Jared Goff, Rams
  18. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers
  19. Kirk Cousins, Vikings
  20. Kyler Murray, Cardinals
  21. Kyle Allen, Panthers
  22. Jacoby Brissett, Colts
  23. Mason Rudolph, Steelers
  24. Teddy Bridgewater, Saints
  25. Case Keenum, Redskins
  26. Daniel Jones, Giants
  27. Joe Flacco, Broncos
  28. Gardner Minshew II, Jaguars
  29. Marcus Mariota, Titans
  30. Derek Carr, Raiders
  31. Josh Rose, Dolphins
  32. Luke Falk, Jets

TOP 60 PPR RUNNING BACKS

  1. Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys
  2. Dalvin Cook, Vikings
  3. Christian McCaffrey, Panthers
  4. Saquon Barkley, Giants
  5. Austin Ekeler, Chargers
  6. Nick Chubb, Browns
  7. Alvin Kamara, Saints
  8. David Johnson, Cardinals
  9. Todd Gurley, Rams
  10. Derrick Henry, Titans
  11. Phillip Lindsay, Broncos
  12. Devonta Freeman, Falcons
  13. Leonard Fournette, Jaguars
  14. Le’Veon Bell, Jets
  15. Frank Gore, Bills
  16. Sony Michel, Patriots
  17. Matt Breida, 49ers
  18. Marlon Mack, Colts
  19. Chris Carson, Seahawks
  20. Mark Ingram, Ravens
  21. Aaron Jones, Packers
  22. Josh Jacobs, Raiders
  23. James Conner, Steelers
  24. Kerryon Johnson, Lions
  25. LeSean McCoy, Chiefs
  26. Miles Sanders, Eagles
  27. James White, Patriots
  28. Joe Mixon, Bengals
  29. David Montgomery, Bears
  30. Chris Thompson, Redskins
  31. Peyton Barber, Buccaneers
  32. Tarik Cohen, Bears
  33. Carlos Hyde, Texans
  34. Raheem Mostert, 49ers
  35. Damien Williams, Chiefs
  36. Devin Singletary, Bills
  37. Adrian Peterson, Redskins
  38. Royce Freeman, Broncos
  39. Duke Johnson, Texans
  40. Jamaal Williams, Packers
  41. Rex Burkhead, Patriots
  42. Malcolm Brown, Rams
  43. Kenyan Drake, Dolphins
  44. Justin Jackson, Chargers
  45. Alexander Mattison, Vikings
  46. Dion Lewis, Titans
  47. Rashaad Penny, Seahawks
  48. Jeff Wilson, 49ers
  49. Ronald Jones, Buccaneers
  50. Jordan Howard, Eagles
  51. Ito Smith, Falcons
  52. Nyheim Hines, Colts
  53. Jordan Wilkins, Colts
  54. Darwin Thompson, Chiefs
  55. Justice Hill, Ravens
  56. Darren Sproles, Eagles
  57. Tony Pollard, Cowboys
  58. Gus Edwards, Ravens
  59. Ryquell Armstead, Jaguars
  60. Jalen Richard, Raiders

TOP 70 PPR WIDE RECEIVERS

  1. Julio Jones, Falcons
  2. Amari Cooper, Cowboys
  3. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
  4. Davante Adams, Packers
  5. Kenny Golladay, Lions
  6. Keenan Allen, Chargers
  7. Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
  8. Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
  9. Michael Thomas, Saints
  10. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
  11. Antonio Brown, Patriots
  12. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
  13. Tyler Boyd, Bengals
  14. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
  15. Adam Thielen, Vikings
  16. T.Y. Hilton, Colts
  17. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
  18. DJ Moore, Panthers
  19. Julian Edelman, Patriots
  20. Brandin Cooks, Rams
  21. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
  22. Cooper Kupp, Rams
  23. Calvin Ridley, Falcons
  24. Allen Robinson, Bears
  25. John Ross, Bengals
  26. Demarcus Robinson, Chiefs
  27. Terry McLaurin, Redskins
  28. Courtland Sutton, Broncos
  29. DeSean Jackson, Eagles
  30. Marquise Brown, Ravens
  31. Corey Davis, Titans
  32. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals
  33. John Brown, Bills
  34. Mike Williams, Chargers
  35. D.J. Chark, Jaguars
  36. Robert Woods, Rams
  37. Josh Gordon, Patriots
  38. Jarvis Landry, Browns
  39. Tyrell Williams, Raiders
  40. Will Fuller, Texans
  41. Marvin Jones, Lions
  42. Marquise Goodwin, 49ers
  43. Sterling Shepard, Giants
  44. D.K. Metcalf, Seahawks
  45. Robby Anderson, Jets
  46. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos
  47. Cole Beasley, Bills
  48. Devin Smith, Cowboys
  49. A.J. Brown, Titans
  50. Preston Williams, Dolphins
  51. James Washington, Steelers
  52. Christian Kirk, Cardinals
  53. Curtis Samuel, Panthers
  54. Mecole Hardman, Chiefs
  55. Phillip Dorsett, Patriots
  56. Jamison Crowder, Jets
  57. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers
  58. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars
  59. Nelson Agholor, Eagles
  60. Parris Campbell, Colts
  61. Randall Cobb, Cowboys
  62. DeVante Parker, Dolphins
  63. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons
  64. Ted Ginn Jr., Saints
  65. Hunter Renfrow, Raiders
  66. Trey Quinn, Redskins
  67. Geronimo Allison, Packers
  68. Keke Coutee, Texans
  69. Deebo Samuel, 49ers
  70. Donte Moncrief, Steelers

TOP 25 PPR TIGHT ENDS

  1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs
  2. George Kittle, 49ers
  3. Zach Ertz, Eagles
  4. Mark Andrews, Ravens
  5. Greg Olsen, Panthers
  6. Delanie Walker, Titans
  7. Jared Cook, Saints
  8. O.J. Howard, Buccaneers
  9. Evan Engram, Giants
  10. T.J. Hockenson, Lions
  11. Will Dissly, Seahawks
  12. Vance McDonald, Steelers
  13. Darren Waller, Raiders
  14. Jimmy Graham, Packers
  15. Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
  16. Eric Ebron, Colts
  17. Tyler Eifert, Bengals
  18. Jason Witten, Cowboys
  19. Jordan Reed, Redskins
  20. Austin Hooper, Falcons
  21. Gerald Everett, Rams
  22. Noah Fant, Broncos
  23. Jack Doyle, Colts
  24. Trey Burton, Bears
  25. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings

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Jay Clemons remains the only sports writer on the planet to capture Cynposis Media’s national award for Sports Blog Of The Year (beating out NBA.com, MLB.com, PGATour.com, The Players’ Tribune in 2015), along with the Fantasy Sports Writers Association’s pre-eminent award for Best Writer (2008). Through the years, Mr. Clemons has been a key figure with numerous blue-chip sports/media brands, namely the Detroit Lions, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, Bleacher Report and the NBC/Universal family. With Sports Illustrated (2006-11), Clemons served a triple role with SI.com‘s heralded football coverage—editing Peter King’s famed ‘Monday Morning Quarterback’ column, penning award-winning pieces for NFL and then writing/narrating scripted videos within the NFL and baseball realms. In 2013, Clemons’ first year with the company, FOX Sports South enjoyed a monumental increase of approximately 34 million Web hits in a 12-month cycle—merely posting 11 million hits the previous year. 

Then, over a two-month span in 2014, FOX Sports South amassed 19.5 million Web hits—a 60-day record for any FOX affiliate. And in 2015, Clemons claimed the aforementioned Cynopsis Media award on FOX Sports’ behalf, the company’s only national writing award during that period. Clemons, a graduate of Michigan State University  and Wayne State University, has been an on-camera Web-TV host for Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report and FOX Sports. In 2015, he also became the first-ever sports journalism professor at Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta.

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