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C.J. Anderson

Denver Broncos

Jamaal Charles write up I did for FantasyPros.com


“Yesterday, Jamaal Charles looked more like the running back that used to dance all over the Denver Broncos defenses while he was running and catching balls for the Chiefs in seasons past. Now suited up in orange, Broncos fans must be elated to have Charles on their team after his 9 carries for 56 yards and a 12-yard touchdown game in a losing battle against the Bills. Charles is only getting 20 snaps per game for the Denver Broncos through 3 weeks with a healthy C.J. Anderson leading the way, but look for Jamaal’s snaps to increase if he keeps this production up. If C.J. was to get hurt at any point, Jamaal could venture into the backend RB2 discussion. Remember this, 3 games into his new stint as a Bronco, months after every NFL team passed on signing him and whispers that he was a washed up bum, he has more rushing yards so far than big named highly drafted running backs like LeSean McCoy (on 20 fewer carries), Marshawn Lynch, Isaiah Crowell, and Mark Ingram.” -d-Rx®

Fantasy Goo: Watch out C.J. Anderson and his fantasy owners, if Jamaal is healed, he's a remarkable running back.


09/25/17, 09:17 PM CDT by d-Rx

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Jamaal Charles

Denver Broncos

Jamaal Charles write up I did for FantasyPros.com


“Yesterday, Jamaal Charles looked more like the running back that used to dance all over the Denver Broncos defenses while he was running and catching balls for the Chiefs in seasons past. Now suited up in orange, Broncos fans must be elated to have Charles on their team after his 9 carries for 56 yards and a 12-yard touchdown game in a losing battle against the Bills. Charles is only getting 20 snaps per game for the Denver Broncos through 3 weeks with a healthy C.J. Anderson leading the way, but look for Jamaal’s snaps to increase if he keeps this production up. If C.J. was to get hurt at any point, Jamaal could venture into the backend RB2 discussion. Remember this, 3 games into his new stint as a Bronco, months after every NFL team passed on signing him and whispers that he was a washed up bum, he has more rushing yards so far than big named highly drafted running backs like LeSean McCoy (on 20 fewer carries), Marshawn Lynch, Isaiah Crowell, and Mark Ingram.” -d-Rx®

Fantasy Goo: Watch out C.J. Anderson and his fantasy owners, if Jamaal is healed, he's a remarkable running back.


09/25/17, 09:17 PM CDT by d-Rx

Source: www.fantasypros.com


Wendell Smallwood

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Smallwood had one of his best games a pro with 12 carries for 71 yards and one catch for nine yards. The Eagles are looking for more out of their running game, and after this performance Smallwood should see more consistent touches going forward.


09/25/17, 04:30 PM CDT by Houdini

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Taylor Gabriel

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Gabriel gave one of his splash games this week, catching five passes for 71 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown. If you are looking for a big play receiver in deeper leagues then Gabriel has potential, but there are going to be a lot of two catches for 22 yards as well.


09/25/17, 04:28 PM CDT by Houdini

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Devin Funchess

Carolina Panthers

Waiver Wire Target


The Panthers do not have a lot of options at receiver, so Funchess actually becomes fantasy relevant. This week he caught four passes for 58 yards. If he can limit the drops he does have potential in a division that scores a lot of points.


09/25/17, 04:27 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins was the best of the Ravens backs this week, gaining 82 yards on nine carries. The problem here is that we have no idea who the coaching staff really likes at running back, since they are all average. This is a situation to avoid at the moment.


09/25/17, 04:26 PM CDT by Houdini

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Deshone Kizer

Cleveland Browns

Waiver Wire Target


The rookie had an up and down week, completing 22 of 47 passes for 242 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. The Browns are letting him throw, but he is also making a lot of mistakes.


09/25/17, 04:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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Brian Hoyer

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Hoyer is starting to click in Kyle Shanahan’s offense. This week he completed 23 of 37 passes for 332 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He can be a good quarterback to stream based on matchups.


09/25/17, 04:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries is an under the radar receiver for the Bucs, and this week he caught six passes for 68 yards. The only problem is that he is also competing with Chris Godwin for touches.


09/25/17, 04:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Chris Godwin

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Godwin is an under the radar receiver for the Bucs, and this week he caught three passes for 44 yards. The only problem is he is also competing with Adam Humphries for touches


09/25/17, 04:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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Brandon Coleman

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Coleman only had one reception for 11 yards this week, but that was a touchdown catch. On a good day he will get you 80 yards, and this was closer to a normal day in terms of yards and targets, not touchdowns.


09/25/17, 04:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kenny Stills

Miami Dolphins

Waiver Wire Target


Stills is getting his shots in the offense, and this week caught four passes for 51 yards. The problem is that the Dolphins are not going to be a dynamic passing team, and Stills is going to flash but it will be tough to predict.


09/25/17, 04:17 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ed Dickson

Carolina Panthers

Waiver Wire Target


Dickson was a complete disappointment this week with one catch for eight yards. Just because he is filling in for Olsen, he is still Ed Dickson.


09/25/17, 03:45 PM CDT by Houdini

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Mike Tolbert

Buffalo Bills

Waiver Wire Target


The Bills do not have a legitimate #2 RB, so FB Mike Tolbert is the primary backup. This week he carried the ball 11 times for 41 yards. If McCoy were to get hurt Tolbert would be the lead back, and he has the body to be effective at the goal line.


09/25/17, 03:44 PM CDT by Houdini

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Marqise Lee

Jacksonville Jaguars

Waiver Wire Target


Lee had an average day with four receptions for 65 yards. That is about what you can expect from Lee, as he does not have a lot of high-end upside.


09/25/17, 03:41 PM CDT by Houdini

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Jermaine Kearse

New York Jets

Waiver Wire Target


Kearse did not do much this week with just three receptions for 42 yards. He is not going to have many 100-yard games or a lot of touchdowns. Kearse is a middle of the road player who will have a flash, but probably on your bench.


09/25/17, 03:39 PM CDT by Houdini

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Geronimo Allison

Green Bay Packers

Waiver Wire Target


Allison had a coming out party this week with six catches for 122 yards. Just remember that he is the fourth receiver on the Packers, which usually is a good thing. Rodgers will find the open player and Allison got himself more playing time after this performance.


09/25/17, 03:37 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ben Watson

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Watson only had three receptions for 12 yards this week, but one of them was a touchdown, so his fantasy line looks better than it was. He is a redzone target and can be bye week replacement if necessary.


09/25/17, 03:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Robert Woods

Los Angeles Rams

Waiver Wire Target


Woods is never going to dazzle you, but he can give you some workman like efforts. This week was one of thos times, as he caught six passes for 108 yards. That will probably be his best game of the year, but he can give you a decent floor as a bye week replacement.


09/25/17, 03:35 PM CDT by Houdini

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Travis Benjamin

Los Angeles Chargers

Waiver Wire Target


The Chargers have a lot of receivers vying for touches, but Benjamin may have the most big play ability. This week he caught five passes for 105 yards. If he continues to be targeted this much by Philip Rivers he will have a chance to make plays and is worth a roster spot in deeper leagues.


09/25/17, 03:33 PM CDT by Houdini

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Danny Amendola

New England Patriots

Waiver Wire Target


Amendola was back, but he did not make a major impact this week with three receptions for 48 yards. He should be owned in most leagues, especially PPR leagues, as he is going to see a lot of targets when healthy.


09/25/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Houdini

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Week 4 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Week 4 Fantasy Football Player Rankings - Running Backs

Posted by Dawgmaticå on 09/26/12

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2012 Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings - Running Backs

 

 

 

Running Back Player Rankings – Week 4

 

(BYE:  Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers)


 

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Running Backs                 (Updated:  Thursday, Sept. 27 - 9:43PM CT)


1.           Arian Foster (vs. Ten) – It doesn’t matter much who Foster plays as it seems the only thing he knows how to do is score touchdowns and put up fantasy points. This week, however, it does matter as this could be the explosive game fantasy owners have been waiting for. In his lone game against the Titans last season, Foster had 115 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, but also added 119 yards and another TD through the air for a gargantuan 41.4 fantasy points. Considering the Titans have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to RBs this season along with the most real points (113) in the NFL, Foster is shaping up to be the absolute top play of Week 4.


2.           Maurice Jones-Drew (vs. Cin) – MJD is back in full force after watching him shred the Colts for 177 rushing yards and a touchdown in Week 3. He’s currently fifth in fantasy points on the season and sits just nine yards behind Jamaal Charles for the league lead in rushing yards. Cincinnati has been awful against the rush allowing 5.8 yards per carry, by far the worst in the NFL. With the Jaguars passing game still underwhelming and Cinci allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to RBs, Jones-Drew could be in for a 30-touch day and a ton of points for your team.


3.           Ray Rice (vs. Cle - Thursday Night) – Rice continued to do his normal fantasy damage last Sunday night putting up 150 total yards (101 rushing) along with a rushing TD and five receptions. His consistent high-end fantasy production is a dream for fantasy owners and won’t be thwarted this Thursday night against the Cleveland Browns. In fact, back in Week 9 of his rookie 2008 season, Rice put up his first 100-yard game (154 yards on 21 carries) against the Browns and has enjoyed playing against them ever since. The Ravens new up-tempo offense has given Rice a little more room to do his stuff out there and while the Browns have been pretty good against the rush thus far, they’ll be in over their heads this week after allowing Tashard Choice to rush for the third-most yards in his career in only three quarters of the game. Not only is he one of the more solid RB1 plays this week, but he would probably be the fantasy gem of the bunch if not for Foster’s and MJD’s sweet matchups.


4.           Marshawn Lynch (@ StL) – Marshawn Lynch is touching the ball more than everyone in the league whose first name isn’t Arian. When Seattle comes out onto the field for the initial kickoff, I’m surprised they haven’t handed it off to Lynch by accident simply out of habit. Lynch’s 305 rushing yards is good for fourth in the league right now and though the TDs haven’t been there like they were last season, they WILL come, and they’ll start this weekend. Lynch had a touchdown in each of his games against the Rams last season along with 203 rushing yards, so I’m expecting nothing less than 100 yards and a TD (or two) this Sunday.


5.           Ryan Mathews (@ KC) – It wasn’t quite the debut fantasy owners were hoping for in Week 3, but the Chargers fell behind against the Falcons real quick and had a tough time getting Ryan Mathews involved the rest of the game. His fumble inside the five-yard line was a bummer as well, but not something tremendously worrisome. The Chargers will be forced to play him as an every-down back regardless because his backups are so mediocre. I don’t see what happened last Sunday happening this week against the Chiefs, so look for Mathews to be given the ball early and end up with a good 25 or so touches. Ryan had a couple of nice games against this team last season putting up an average of 130.5 total yards and one TD per game, numbers he should be able to at least equal this time around. 


6.           LeSean McCoy (vs. NYG - Sunday Night) – McCoy hasn’t been bad by any means, but he hasn’t quite lived up to his top-5 fantasy draft pick status just yet.  He’s put up less than 100 total yards in two of his three games, though Andy Reid admitted he didn’t get McCoy the ball enough in Week 3, so I expect he’ll see plenty of touches this Sunday night against the Giants. New York may look to have had a pretty good rush D on paper, but they’ve allowed a 4.6 YPC to running backs thus far and gave up 131 yards to DeMarco Murray in Week 1. In two games last season, McCoy had 241 yards with a TD against them, so it looks like he at least knows how to crack through their front seven. Expect a nice game from Shady on national TV.


7.           Jamaal Charles (vs. SD) – As far as I know, I was the only one who stayed firmly planted on the Jamaal Charles wagon last week and as I expected, he finally proved my faithfulness worthy. In fact, he now leads the league in rushing yards with 323 and is back up CLOSE to his career YPC at 5.9 yards per carry (6.0 career). Two years ago when “The Ostrich” was second in the league in rushing yards, he was much better playing at home, which is where he’ll be this weekend against the Chargers. San Diego has been pretty stout against the rush, but they seem to tire easily and can be exploited late in games—as Michael Turner showed last weekend. With Peyton Hillis doubtful to play, Charles could see up over 30 touches once again and if so, could easily end up in the top-3 RBs this week.


8.           Darren McFadden (@ Den) – Run DMC came through with 13 catches in Week 1 and one gigantic 64-yard TD run in Week 3, but has otherwise been hugely unspectacular. One of the reasons is that he’s barely used to the new offensive blocking scheme they have going on there in Oakland, but the other one is that defenses haven’t had to play the pass all that much yet either with the amount of injuries to the Raiders wide receivers. No matter, because if there’s one team in the world McFadden loves to play, it’s the Denver Broncos. In fact, in his last three games against them, he’s rushed for 150, 165 and 119 yards. Could it happen again? Absolutely, though Denver has been a lot better against the rush recently. I’d still take my chances with history this weekend.


9.           Adrian Peterson (@ Det) – The Lions rush defense is pretty darn good as we all know, but the only team Purple Jesus has had more success against in his career is the Bears, though he’s been pretty darn awesome against both of them. Peterson has obviously proven that he’s back and ready to take on a full load each week, as was shown by his 27 touches against the hard-hitting 49ers last weekend, so don’t think for a second that the Vikings won’t use him a ton against Detroit. AP usually plays better in these inter-division rivalries than in other games, so make sure to watch this game if you can because something special just might go down this Sunday.


10.       BenJarvus Green-Ellis (@ Jax) – This may look like one of the stranger calls of the weekend, but yes, the Law Firm is in my top-10 running backs for the week. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been too awful of a rush defense this year to ignore the matchup, though it’s killing me to put BJGE up this high. The fact is, Cincinnati looks to have more than enough firepower in the passing game for defenses to have to pay attention to, so Green-Ellis will undoubtedly have room to run. His goal-line prowess should be on full display as well in this one and I’d be extremely surprised if there weren’t at least 3-4 touchdown opportunities for BenJarvus by the end of the day. He may not rush for 110 yards like Arian Foster did on them, but 85 to 100 is within reach and a touchdown is almost guaranteed.



Running Backs 11-50


11.       Michael Turner (vs. Car)


12.       Doug Martin (vs. Was)


13.       Frank Gore (@ NYJ)


14.       DeMarco Murray (vs. Chi - Monday Night)


15.       Alfred Morris (@ TB)


16.       Cedric Benson (vs. NO) 


17.       Stevan Ridley (@ Buf)


18.       Willis McGahee (vs. Oak)


19.       Reggie Bush (@ Ari)


20.       Matt Forte (@ Dal - Monday Night)


21.       Trent Richardson (@ Bal - Thursday Night) 


22.       Mikel Leshoure (vs. Min)


23.       Fred Jackson (vs. NE)


24.       Darren Sproles (@ GB)


25.       Ryan Williams (vs. Mia)


26.       Jonathan Stewart (@ Atl)


27.       Ahmad Bradshaw (@ Phi - Sunday Night)


28.       Ben Tate (vs. Ten)


29.       DeAngelo Williams (@ Atl)


30.       Andre Brown (@ Phi - Sunday Night)


31.       Pierre Thomas (@ GB)


32.       Michael Bush (@ Dal - Monday Night)


33.       Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. Car)


34.       Chris Johnson (@ Hou)


35.       Steven Jackson (vs. Sea)


36.       Mark Ingram (@ GB)


37.       Danny Woodhead (@ Buf)


38.       Tashard Choice (vs. NE)


39.       Bilal Powell (vs. SF)


40.       Daniel Thomas (@ Ari)


41.       Kendall Hunter (@ NYJ)


42.       Shonn Greene (vs. SF)


43.       Shaun Draughn (vs. SD)


44.       Lance Ball (vs. Oak)


45.       Jackie Battle (@ KC)


46.       Daryl Richardson (vs. Sea)


47.       Bryce Brown (vs. NYG - Sunday Night)


48.       Ryan Grant (@ TB)


49.       Bernard Pierce (vs. Cle - Thursday Night)


50.       Ronnie Hillman (vs. Oak)

 

 

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