True stud running backs are difficult to find in fantasy football.
It's not easy to just draft a couple of great RBs and then plug them in every week. You need to draft many running backs, scour the waiver wire, watch for injuries and play the matchups.
And with most leagues requiring you to start two, three or even four running backs, it means that you have to be smart and dig deep at the position.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked running backs for week 4.
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1. Alvin Kamara - RB (NO)
Alvin Kamara faces the Detroit Lions this week. Our system projects him for no carries, 55.0 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Last week, Kamara faced the Packers. He ran for 6 carries, 58 yards and zero touchdowns.
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
Ezekiel Elliott is playing against the Cleveland Browns this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 81.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Against the Seahawks last week, Elliott ran for 14 carries, 34 yards and 1 touchdown.
3. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
4. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones is up against the Falcons this week. He is projected for no carries, 69.5 yards and 0.9 touchdowns. Jones played against the New Orleans Saints last week. He ran for 16 carries, 69 yards and 1 touchdown.
5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB (KC)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire played against the Baltimore Ravens last week. He ran for 20 carries, 64 yards and zero touchdowns. He is playing against the New England Patriots this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 68.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
6. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Austin Ekeler ran for 12 carries, 59 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Carolina Panthers last week. He is up against the Buccaneers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 51.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
7. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
Against the Bengals last week, Miles Sanders ran for 18 carries, 95 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the 49ers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
8. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
Josh Jacobs is playing against the Buffalo Bills this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 77.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Jacobs ran for 16 carries, 71 yards and zero touchdowns versus the New England Patriots last week.
9. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
10. Kenyan Drake - RB (ARI)
Last week, Kenyan Drake faced the Jaguars. He ran for 18 carries, 73 yards and zero touchdowns. Kenyan Drake is against the Seahawks this week and is projected for no carries, 77.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
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