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 is playing against the Detroit Lions this week. He is projected for no carries, 55.0 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Kamara played against the Green Bay Packers last week. He ran for 6 carries, 58 yards and zero touchdowns.
2. Ezekiel Elliott - RB (DAL)
3. Dalvin Cook - RB (MIN)
Dalvin Cook ran for 22 carries, 181 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Tennessee Titans last week. Our system projects Dalvin Cook for no carries, 90.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns versus the Texans this week.
4. Aaron Jones - RB (GB)
Aaron Jones played against the New Orleans Saints last week. He ran for 16 carries, 69 yards and 1 touchdown. Our system projects Aaron Jones for no carries, 69.5 yards and 0.9 touchdowns versus the Falcons this week.
5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire - RB (KC)
Our system projects Clyde Edwards-Helaire for no carries, 68.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Patriots this week. Last week, Edwards-Helaire faced the Ravens. He ran for 20 carries, 64 yards and zero touchdowns.
6. Austin Ekeler - RB (LAC)
Austin Ekeler is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. We're projecting him for no carries, 51.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Ekeler ran for 12 carries, 59 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Carolina Panthers last week.
7. Miles Sanders - RB (PHI)
Miles Sanders played against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He ran for 18 carries, 95 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Miles Sanders for no carries, 71.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the 49ers this week.
8. Josh Jacobs - RB (LV)
9. Jonathan Taylor - RB (IND)
Last week, Jonathan Taylor faced the Jets. He ran for 13 carries, 59 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting no carries, 78.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns for Jonathan Taylor this week as he faces the Bears.
10. Kenyan Drake - RB (ARI)
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