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Week 4 – RB Rankings


Darren McFadden vs Patriots –

If you thought, Darren McFadden would struggle after a breakout year, think again, as the Raiders new super star has to be considered one of the true elite fantasy players around. McFadden looks even better than last year, and his 70-yard touchdown against the Jets was an impressive display of vision, foot work, and speed as he blew by the Jets secondary.

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While many had the Patriots defense tabbed as a top five option for fantasy leagues, they’ve struggled to stop opposing offenses and coming into Oakland is likely to be another long game. While Adrian Peterson is listed as our top running back for week four, it’s only because he’s playing one of the worst defenses in football, but McFadden might be the most dangerous running back around.

Ryan Mathews vs Dolphins –

While Mike Tolbert was the tail back in San Diego with three touchdown week one, it’s Ryan Mathews that’s pulled away as the top option in the Chargers back field going forward. Mathews had a breakout game against the Chiefs, and I don’t expect him to look back as he cracks our top ten running backs this week.

Frank Gore @ Eagles –

Keep an eye on Frank Gore’s status this week as he suffered an ankle injury against the Bengals. Rookie Kendall Hunter is one of the top pickups at running back this week, as he scored the 49ers go-ahead touchdown to win and would be the starter if Gore should miss time. While the Eagles will be favored to win, the defense has had problems against the run and with Michael Vick likely out, San Francisco may stick around in this contest longer than many would think.

Please Note – Ryan Grant and Daniel Thomas are both listed as out this week. Look to James Starks and Reggie Bush as starters on these teams. Arian Foster is expect to get a full compliment of carries so Tate should be on the bench.

Last Updated – Sep. 30th

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1 Adrian Peterson @ Chiefs
2 Darren McFadden (I) Patriots
3 LeSean McCoy 49ers
4 Ray Rice Jets
5 Rashard Mendenhall @ Texans
6 Matt Forte Panthers
7 Fred Jackson @ Bengals
8 Ahmad Bradshaw @ Cardinals
9 Michael Turner @ Seahawks
10 Ryan Mathews Dolphins
11 Maurice Jones-Drew Saints
12 LeGarrette Blount Colts
13 Arian Foster (I) Steelers
14 Steven Jackson (I) Redskins
15 Felix Jones (I) Lions
16 Peyton Hillis (I) Titans
17 Chris Johnson @ Browns
18 James Starks Broncos
19 Jahvid Best @ Cowboys
20 BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Raiders
21 Tim Hightower @ Rams
22 Cedric Benson Bills
23 Kendall Hunter @ Eagles
24 Mike Tolbert Dolphins
25 Brandon Jacobs @ Cardinals
26 Shonn Greene @ Ravens
27 Joseph Addai @ Buccaneers
28 Frank Gore (I) @ Eagles
29 Beanie Wells (I) Giants
30 Jonathan Stewart @ Bears
31 Mark Ingram @ Jaguars
32 Reggie Bush @ Chargers
33 Roy Helu @ Rams
34 Marshawn Lynch Falcons
35 Willis McGahee @ Packers
36 Darren Sproles @ Jaguars
37 Steven Ridley @ Raiders
38 Montario Hardesty Titans
39 Thomas Jones Vikings
40 DeAngelo Williams @ Bears
41 Pierre Thomas @ Jaguars
42 Dexter McCluster Vikings
43 Knowshon Moreno (I) @ Packers
44 Ben Tate Steelers

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