Week 3 Fantasy Football: Top 40 Wide Receivers in Points-Per-Reception Leagues

Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterSeptember 19, 2012

Vikings wideout Percy Harvin (18 catches, 188 yards in 2012) currently ranks fifth in receiving targets (21) after two weeks of action.
Vikings wideout Percy Harvin (18 catches, 188 yards in 2012) currently ranks fifth in receiving targets (21) after two weeks of action.Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Here are my top 40 wide receivers for Week 3 (points-per-reception leagues).

This countdown simply identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.

When it comes to crafting a weekly listing of elite wide receivers, simply follow the trail of quarterbacks primed for Week 3 glory...or the wideouts with records of success against middling pass defenses.

To view this week's top 40 listing of wide receivers in standard-scoring leagues, click here.

(Note: For the time being, the nicked-up Jeremy Maclin shall remain off the board.)

Week 3: Top 40 PPR Wideouts

1. Roddy White @ San Diego
2. Reggie Wayne vs. Jacksonville
3. Brandon Marshall vs. St. Louis
4. Calvin Johnson @ Tennessee
5. Victor Cruz @ Carolina
6. Greg Jennings @ Seattle
7. Percy Harvin vs. San Francisco
8. Steve Smith vs. N.Y. Giants
9. Marques Colston vs. Kansas City
10. A.J. Green @ Washington
11. Julio Jones @ San Diego
12. Dwayne Bowe @ New Orleans
13. Brandon Lloyd @ Baltimore
14. Malcom Floyd vs. Atlanta
15. Demaryius Thomas vs. Houston
16. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Arizona
17. Andre Johnson @ Denver
18. Miles Austin vs. Tampa Bay
19. Wes Welker @ Baltimore
20. Mike Wallace @ Oakland
21. Eric Decker vs. Houston
22. DeSean Jackson @ Arizona
23. Antonio Brown @ Oakland
24. Vincent Jackson @ Dallas
25. Danny Amendola @ Chicago
26. Jordy Nelson @ Seattle
27. Sidney Rice vs. Green Bay
28. Steve Johnson @ Cleveland
29. Michael Crabtree @ Minnesota
30. Darrius Heyward-Bey vs. Pittsburgh
31. Lance Moore vs. Kansas City
32. Kenny Britt vs. Detroit
33. Santonio Holmes @ Miami
34. Dez Bryant vs. Tampa Bay
35. Donnie Avery vs. Jacksonville
36. Torrey Smith vs. New England
37. Pierre Garcon vs. Cincinnati
38. Laurent Robinson @ Indianapolis
39. Brandon LaFell vs. N.Y. Giants
40. Nate Washington vs. Detroit
40a. Brian Hartline vs. N.Y. Jets
40b. Greg Little vs. Buffalo

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