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October 17, 2017
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George Kittle

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Kittle had a very average game this week catching four passes for 46 yards, but there could be some good news that came out of this game for him. C.J. Beathard has been named the starter for the rest of the season, and that was Kittle’s college quarterback, so you know there is immediate chemistry there that could pay nice dividends in the coming weeks


10/16/17, 05:36 PM CDT by Houdini

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Alex Collins

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


Collins got the majority of the carries for the Ravens this week with 15 of them for 74 yards. He looks like he will be in a time share with Javorious Allen, but this was the first time we saw him take the majority of the carries, making him more interesting going forward.


10/16/17, 05:35 PM CDT by Houdini

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Austin Hooper

Atlanta Falcons

Waiver Wire Target


Without Sanu the Falcons leaned a lot more on Hooper, who finished with seven receptions for 48 yards. He is becoming a bigger part of the Falcons offense, and he has big play potential that makes him a worthy add.


10/16/17, 05:34 PM CDT by Houdini

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Ted Ginn Jr

New Orleans Saints

Waiver Wire Target


Ginn is the deep threat receiver for Drew Brees and they connected on a 20-yard score this week. Ginn finished with four receptions for 66 yards including that score. The Saints offense is lacking the big play and Ginn can provide the pop in the passing game.


10/16/17, 05:26 PM CDT by Houdini

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Samaje Perine

Washington Redskins

Waiver Wire Target


Perine finally found the endzone this week, but his final stat line was not that pretty with nine carries for just 23 yards and three receptions for 24 yards and a touchdown. Samaje has lacked the big play, which has limited him in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:25 PM CDT by Houdini

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D'Onta Foreman

Houston Texans

Waiver Wire Target


Foreman got his customary 12 carries and this week gained 59 yards, but was once again held without a touchdown. He is getting a consistent workload, but he is not busting the big play to make him a worthy fantasy start.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Mike Wallace

Baltimore Ravens

Waiver Wire Target


After a stellar week Wallace came back down to earth, catching three passes for 30 yards. Wallace is a boom or bust.


10/16/17, 05:23 PM CDT by Houdini

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Kendall Wright

Chicago Bears

Waiver Wire Target


Wright was basically invisible this game with two catches for 36 yards, and did not make a catch until the third quarter. There is too much inconsistency in the Bears passing offense.


10/16/17, 05:22 PM CDT by Houdini

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Adam Humphries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Waiver Wire Target


Humphries continued to be a decent part of the passing game, catching six passes for 51 yards this week. He was able to do this with Ryan Fitzpatrick having to come in for Winston, so it shows that Humphries is a regular part of their offense.


10/16/17, 05:21 PM CDT by Houdini

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C.J. Beathard

San Francisco 49ers

Waiver Wire Target


Beathard came in relief of Brian Hoyer, who was horrible, and finished with 245 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Kyle Shanahan has named Beathard the starting quarterback the rest of the season. He is only worth adding in deeper leagues, but he should also give you some yards on the ground.


10/16/17, 05:20 PM CDT by Houdini

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Nelson Agholor

Philadelphia Eagles

Waiver Wire Target


Agholor was scooped up in a lot of leagues last week, and he stayed hot this week catching four passes for 55 yards with another touchdown. Nelson has become a favorite target of Carson Wentz, and he is getting favorable matchups with Jeffery and Ertz drawing most of the defensive attention.


10/16/17, 05:19 PM CDT by Houdini

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Darren McFadden

Dallas Cowboys

Waiver Wire Target


Morris may already be taken in your league, but he will be sharing time with McFadden while Zeke sits on the sidelines. If you are in a deep league and need a flier, here he is.


10/16/17, 05:18 PM CDT by Houdini

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Orleans Darkwa

New York Giants

Waiver Wire Target


Darkwa is the Giant running back that has emerged as the lead back for the team. He torched the Broncos defense for 117 yards on 21 carries and caught one pass for 13 yards. He showed some nice burst and that will likely get him another big workload in their next game.


10/16/17, 05:14 PM CDT by Houdini

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Bennie Fowler

Denver Broncos

Waiver Wire Target


Fowler only had three receptions for 21 yards, but could be in line for a lot more work with the injury to Emmanuel Sanders. This is not a prolific passing attack, but he will start to seen enough targets to be added in fantasy.


10/16/17, 05:13 PM CDT by Houdini

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Eli Manning

New York Giants

The Last Eli


Did you lose Aaron Rodgers in week 6? Do you have solid skill players carrying your squad, but are looking at the wire now for a QB for the stretch run in a deep league? You may want Eli Manning right now. He’s most likely sitting there on your waiver wire or can be traded for in exchange for some bantha fodder. (for the Star Wars fans. Waz up?) Nobody is going to want Manning after throwing for 128yds and 1TD in week 6. Then in week 7, have a match up with the Seahawks?! Hell no! Then a bye in week 8?! Forget that right?

Well....with the emergence of Evan Engram, and Sterling Shepard probably returning after the bye for week 9, there may be a new hope for Manning owners looking ahead. Manning is a durable, 2 time SB champion who makes players around him better. He's been doing it well before OBJ was there. Manning made players like Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks studs. How did David Tyree’s career go after leaving Manning? He got rich, but that’s not the point, or is it? With Engram, Shepard, and after some more reps with Roger Lewis and company; Manning could have a solid weekly floor of 230yds and 2TDs. That may not sound sexy, but I’ve seen fantasy championships won with QB’s like Josh Freeman with similar production, as long as you have quality skill players around him.

The Giants schedule after they return in week 9 from their bye isn't too shabby: vs Rams, @49ers, vs Chiefs, @Redskins, @Raiders, and face the Cowboys, Eagles and @Cardinals in the fantasy playoffs.


10/16/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Pete Z

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A.J. Green

Cincinnati Bengals

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh Steelers

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Adam Thielen

Minnesota Vikings

These receivers are on pace for...


Antonio Brown is on pace to have 1,867 on the season.

A.J. Green: is on pace to have 1,613 on the season.

Adam Thielen is on pace to have 1,304 on the season.


10/16/17, 12:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party

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Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans

Watson on pace for eternal greatness!


Deshaun Watson is currently on pace for 40 passing TDs. Needs just 12 more to break the NFL rookie record of Wilson and Manning. (1.2 TDs/G)

Watson is also on pace to be the only quarterback this season to rush for over 500 yards.


10/16/17, 11:33 AM CDT by Stagg Party

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Stefon Diggs

Minnesota Vikings

No Diggity


Stefon Diggs has been ruled out against the Packers for Week 6.

Fantasy Goo: Take him out of your lineup or get a goose egg from him.


10/15/17, 09:22 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Tyreek Hill

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Chris Conley

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Albert Wilson

Kansas City Chiefs

Chiefs WR corps isn't very good


Tyreek Hill and the entire passing attack should be flex or bench material this week against the Steelers, but I am well aware you can’t really bench Hill. He’s too explosive and returns a lot of kicks for touchdowns, but just don’t expect a lot of production through the air. Corey Colman and Mike Wallace were the only two receivers this year to score on the Steelers and Hill can easily put up one himself, but the Chiefs may not need to pass more than 15 times this game.

Fantasy Goo: With Chris Conley suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon last weekend, it's hard to like this receiving corps much beyond Tyreek Hill.


10/15/17, 09:15 AM CDT by d-Rx

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Mike Williams

Los Angeles Chargers

Mike to make his NFL Debut!


Mike Williams, who was the 7th overall pick by the LA Chargers in April will make his NFL debut today.

Fantasy Goo: Lot's of mouths to feed, and he'll be brought back slowly, keep your expectations low unless Tyrell or Keenen get hurt.


10/15/17, 09:12 AM CDT by d-Rx

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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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