• Matthew Brosnan

Fantasy Football Week 4 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Running Backs


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Start 'em:

James Robinson

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals

The Jaguars surprised many by letting first round running back Leonard Fournette leave and sticking with undrafted running back James Robinson, however after 3 games the decision doesn't look so strange. With a favourable match up against the leagues 31st ranked team against the run in the Bengals, Robinson is a must start. Minshew Mania seemed to fizzle out spectacularly on Thursday night against the Dolphins, so look for the Jaguars to lean heavily on the rookie running back.

Devin Singletary

Buffalo Bills @ Las Vegas Raiders

I really like this match up for Singletary against the Raiders. He has been relatively quiet so far this season and is yet to record a rushing touchdown but I expect that to change this week. Averaging an impressive 5 yards per carry, it seems that he is due a big week for your fantasy team.

Malcolm Brown

Los Angeles Rams vs New York Giants

Brown had a huge week 1 but didn't live up to his performance in weeks 2 and 3, but with the tailback playing the struggling Giants this week, I'd expect big numbers. The Rams should rush out to a lead and then continue to pound the ball on the ground with Brown. McVay also loves Malcolm Brown in the redzone and with rookie Cam Akers having injury issues, Brown is a great choice to start.

Melvin Gordon

Denver Broncos @ New York Jets

When a player is facing the Jets they always seem like a must start player and I think the same goes with Gordon on Thursday. With the Broncos playing their 3rd starting QB in 4 games its safe to say the passing game is going to struggle. Gordon could put up big numbers against the Jets and all signs seem to point to it being a massive game for the former Charger.

Sit 'em:

Myles Gaskin

Miami Dolphins vs Seattle Seahawks

Gaskin looked impressive in the week 3 win over the Jaguars, carrying the ball 22 times but with a match up against the Seahawks this week, Gaskin should be left on the bench. Gaskin had single digit carries through the first 2 games so it seems unlikely he would get the same amount of touches he had in week 3 this week. The Dolphins are going up against the Seahawks who rank number 2 against the run in the NFL and 32nd against the pass. Everything seems set up for Fitzpatrick to try compete with Wilson in a shoot out, so Gaskin won't get too many carries this week.

Miles Sanders

Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers

Everyone can see Carson Wentz's struggles through the early stage stages of the season and you better believe Robert Saleh's Niners defense has seen it too. Saleh and the Niners are going to stack the line of scrimmage and force Wentz to beat them in the air. Sanders is yet to hit 100 yards rushing this season and I wouldn't expect it to happen here either.

Kareem Hunt

Cleveland Browns @ Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys defense has been bad all season but the issues are mainly coming from the secondary. The Browns are operating out of a multiple running back backfield with Chubb and Hunt almost splitting the snaps. This is a game where Baker will have to throw the ball to win a high scoring contest so I would not expect a high amount of carries for Hunt this week.