Charch's Week 4 Running Back Rankings

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MIN @LAR

Although Minnesota's defense isn't living up to its historic 2017 season, the Vikings have been tough against running backs. Opponents have scraped a mere 3.6 yards per carry against Mike Zimmer's unit, and the purple has yet to give up a touchdown to the position. That might change with Todd Gurley, who leads the NFL in carries inside the red zone (18) and is seeing 85.7% of the team's rushing attempts within the 10-yard line. Gurley ranked second among backs in receptions last year and will also be a threat through the air. Minnesota has allowed just 11 catches to the position but two have gone for 55+ yards. Buffalo's backup runner, Chris Ivory, just gashed the Vikings for 126 total yards, so Gurley will get his. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 9.75/10   |   $9100

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Melvin Gordon has turned into a set-it-and-forget-it option. He's on a streak of seven straight games with either 100-yards or a touchdown. This is in spite of a relatively low 41% successful rush rate. Normally you would focus on a running back's opponent but the loss of Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be understated for the 49ers overall outlook. Fewer consistent drives and an obvious shortage of points will allow opposing running backs positive game scripts and higher volume totals. Melvin Gordon is the first recipient. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 9.75/10   |   $8900

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NO @NYG

Alvin Kamara made NFL history last week, becoming the second player to tally 16+ carries and 15+ receptions in a single game. (The first? Vikings running back Rickey Young in 1979). He should get a heavy load again in Week 4 against New York's new 3-4 base scheme as Mark Ingram's suspension continues for one more game. The Giants have already been tested against other elite runners, Ezekiel Elliot and Leonard Fournette, and allowed 4.6 yards per carry to both. And check this out: Kamara leads the league in red-zone targets (12) and receptions (9) and is tied for the NFL lead in carries inside the 10-yard line (12). Goodness. He could chip in with his hands too, as the Giants have allowed running back reception touchdowns in two of three games. Mark who?! - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 9.75/10   |   $9300

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[UPDATE: BERNARD WAS REMOVED FROM THE TEAM'S INJURY REPORT.] Use him before we lose him. Joe Mixon is nearly back from injury which leaves Gio Bernard's lead back performance days numbered. His high receiving totals, 16 targets in the last two games, can insulate his floor on a weekly basis. Atlanta's defense is a pass-catching running backs dream scenario, as they've allowed the most running back receptions in back-to-back-to-back seasons. They have allowed an NFL high 36 receptions to running backs, including a running back record 16 receptions from Alvin Kamara last week. Injuries continue to mount for the Falcons as they are now without their three best options, Deion Jones, Keanu Neal, and Ricardo Allen, at covering backs out of the backfield. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 9.25/10   |   $7300

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CLE @OAK

We can put the storyline of Nick Chubb taking Carlos Hyde's job on ice, for now. Last week Hyde had 23 of the 27 Cleveland running back rushing attempts. And they actually won a game, so the formula is unlikely to change. He has seven of the eight Brown's rush attempts inside the 10-yard line. Volume and Baker Mayfield are two positive trends for Hyde this week against an Oakland Raiders team handing out 100-yard rushing performances like candy. Todd Gurley and Phillip Lindsay crossed the 100-yard threshold against the Raiders. The Raiders are one of six teams allowing five yards or more per carry. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 9.25/10   |   $6800

Who dat say dey gonna stop Saquon? So far, well, no one. Saquon Barkley has lived up to his No. 2 pick status, compiling 100+ total yards in all three NFL games. Even better, it looks like New York has learned how to creatively utilize his speed and versatile talent. Barkley lined up as a wide receiver several times last week and caught five passes, including a long 21-yard connection in the fourth quarter. He faces a tough matchup against New Orleans, a defense that's yielded the fourth-fewest fantasy points to running backs, although Tevin Coleman and Peyton Barber have been its toughest competition. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $9000

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BAL @PIT

James Conner is 7th in the league in rushing yards which is an impressive accomplishment but it's his consistency in the passing game that keeps his weekly floor extremely high. He now has three straight games with five receptions and is averaging nearly 50 yards per game through the air. The streak is in jeopardy this week however as the Ravens are extremely good at controlling running backs in the passing attack. Through three games they have allowed a meager 12 pass completions and 56 yards to running backs. As a run defense, Baltimore is squarely in the middle of the pack in nearly every metric. Last year, Le'Veon Bell absolutely destroyed the Ravens, piling up a crazy 312 yards and five touchdowns in the two games. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 9.25/10   |   $7400

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Will the real Lions defense please stand up? After allowing Matt Breida and Isaiah Crowell to gain over 100 yards and score in the first two weeks, Matt Patricia's squad held Sony Michel to 3.6 yards per carry. Ezekiel Elliot has never faced a Patricia-led defense, but he did score two touchdowns against the Motor City Kitties in 2016. Elliot has logged 100+ total yards and/or scored a touchdown in 11 straight games. I'd like to talk about Elliott's potential role through the air, but he's somehow turned 18 targets into a paltry 37 yards. He's an obvious RB1 against an unproven defense that may be still trying to find its footing under a new leader. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $8800

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CIN @ATL

Devonta Freeman may return this week, but it's not the end of the world for Tevin Coleman. In Week 1, Coleman played just three fewer snaps and saw more touches (10) than Freeman (9). Whatever red-zone problems previously facing the Falcons were solved last week, as all four drives inside the 20-yard line against New Orleans were punched in for a touchdown. Coleman helped the cause, turning one of his four touches inside the red zone for a touchdown. He goes head-to-head against Cincinnati, a team that's allowed a touchdown in 77.8% of opponent red-zone drives. Christian McCaffrey totaled 194 yards on 30 touches against Cincinnati last week, a defense that's without suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict until Week 5. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $7600

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If you want to slow down your own red-hot start to a career, punch someone in the face. It works every time. Phillip Lindsay needs to keep his emotions in check against Kansas City this week. Lindsay has every Denver running back reception but one, and pass-catching backs have had huge success against Kansas City. Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler put up 102 and 87 receiving yards respectively. This could give an opportunity to Devontae Booker and turn the entire backfield into a hot mess this weekend. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $5800

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KC @DEN

This is your weekly reminder that Kareem Hunt is now non-existent in the Chiefs passing attack. He has eight receptions for 25 yards in his last 226 snaps and has just three targets in his three games played this season. Two one-yard touchdowns are all that is holding us back from complete anarchy. Denver's pass rush could be the first team to force Kansas City to rely on the run game for success. However, the Broncos are allowing the 2nd-fewest yards per carry in the league. If only there was a way to get him the ball outside of running.. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $8100

The expectation is Leonard Fournette will return this week. The Jaguars run game has sputtered without him, running for an average of 95 yards per game the last two weeks. Last week's six-point output demonstrates Fournette's value to the team, and I expect they'll work him as hard as his hamstring allows. Expect a similar game plan to what Cleveland did to the New York Jets last week from Jacksonville. Carlos Hyde ran through the Jets for 98-yards and two touchdowns.Teams are attacking the left side of the Jets defensive front, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. The health of the Jaguars'offensive line is starting to be a concern. Cam Robinson is on IR and A.J. Cann is questionable. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $7900

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PHI @TEN

[UDPATE: DOUG PEDERSON HAS DECLARED THAT HE'LL PLAY ON SUNDAY. HE GETS A SUNDAY UPGRADE WITH NEWS BOTH COREY CLEMENT AND DARREN SPROLES ARE INACTIVE.] Jay Ajayi likely returns this week, but that doesn't mean he'll walk into a bellcow job. It's always a rotation in Philadelphia, and no one back has topped 55% of the team's snap count. That said, if Corey Clement is ruled out, it definitely elevantes Ajayi's prospects. Before he was traded to Philadelphia last October, Ajayi rushed 25 times for 77 yards against the Titans while wearing Miami's aqua green in Week 5. And since then, only one back – Todd Gurley – has topped that production against Tennessee. The Titans are one of two teams to hold running backs out of the end zone in all three games this year and rank as the league's top red-zone defense, as they've allowed a touchdown in just 16.7% of opponent's drives inside the 20-yard line. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $6700

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The Bears might be in first place in the NFC North, but their running game hasn't been spectacular. Fourteen of Jordan Howard's 24 carries went for two or fewer yards last week, and he's averaged just 2.5 yards per carry the past two games. Things should open up a bit against Tampa Bay, a unit that's given up the fifth-most fantasy points and five touchdowns to the position. Howard returns to Soldier Field, where he's scored 12 of his 16 career rushing touchdowns. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $8000

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MIA @NE

Time to face facts, we live in a world where Kenyan Drake is splitting the backfield with a 35-year old man. The retirement community can take a victory lap: Drake has 30 carries to Frank Gore's 24. Drake does have two positive indicators working for him this week. First, it can't get worse than five carries for three yards. Second, New England is horrific against the run. Lamar Miller and Kerryon Johnson have already torched the Patriots for 100+ total yard games. Drake's best game in his career came last year in Foxborough when he ran for 114 yards and added in 79 more through the air. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6700

16

It's not pretty but Marshawn Lynch remains fantasy relevant. Three straight games with a touchdown and an increase in volume every week is not something you should ignore. Lynch is the unquestioned goal-line back with seven of the eight Oakland rush attempts inside the 10-yard line. This sets up well for Lynch as the Browns have allowed nine rush attempts inside their 10-yard line, 4th-most in the league. Three running backs have already had 75 yards or more against the Browns. James Conner and Isaiah Crowell both had two touchdown games against Cleveland. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6600

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Any running back averaging 8.2 yards per carry deserves attention. Ekeler is playing himself into a larger role in the Chargers offense with a string of productive touches. He is especially effective in the passing game, catching 29 of his last 30 targets. Expect him to find success in this area against a 49ers defense that has already allowed 26 pass completions to running backs. The 49ers' secondary has a dearth of injury concerns putting the task of stopping Ekeler on Malcolm Smith, Reuben Foster and the rest of San Francisco's linebacker group. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $5600

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MIA @NE

With Rex Burkhead done, James White will carry a sizable load in this offense. As you already know, White is the team's best pass-catching back, and this matchup looks favorable through the air. Miami has allowed the 8th-most running back receptions and the 6th-most running back receiving yards. In every game, an opposing runner has caught at least five passes. White scored through the air in his most meeting with Miami. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6000

19

Have the Lions finally found an answer at running back? Kerryon Johnson's 16-carry, 101-yard performance last week was the first time a Detroit running back logged 100+ yards on the ground since Reggie Bush in 2013. Five years! An encore awaits this week against Dallas, a defense that will be without starting linebacker Sean Lee. The Cowboys have surrendered 95+ total yards to *deep breath* Chris Carson (124), Saquon Barkley (108) and Christian McCaffrey (95) and are susceptible against the pass, allowing an average of eight receptions per game to backs. Just for fun: the last Lions running back to log 100+ rushing yards in back-to-back weeks was Kevin Jones in 2004. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6100

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Back to back weeks with touchdowns for Royce Freeman. The problem is without them, he is a total non-factor. He's invisible in the passing game with just one reception on the season. The Chiefs can be had on the ground though. They are allowing 5.2 yards per carry, 2nd-worst in the league. It's doubtful Eric Berry returns this week to help cover up the Chiefs front seven deficiencies. They have already allowed three running backs to gain over 100 yards from scrimmage along with four touchdowns. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $5700

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SEA @ARI

It's been a disappointing start to the year for David Johnson, and unfortunately, more uncertainty looms as Josh Rosen makes his first career start Sunday. The Seahawks will likely gameplan to stop Johnson and make the rookie beat them in his first start. The good news is Johnson is still the offense's main (only?) weapon, as he's seen 71% of the carries and ranks third on the team with 10 receptions. Seattle has only allowed 11 receptions to runners, but a big ground game could be on tap for Johnson, facing a team allowing 132.7 rushing yards per game, although the Seahawks are one of four teams to not allow a running back score a rushing touchdown yet. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $7800

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BAL @PIT

The volume we expected Alex Collins to routinely reach finally arrived last week with 20 plus touches for the first time this season. It's not all good news for Collins though as Buck Allen stole two one-yard touchdowns and now has the same number of rushing attempts inside the 10-yard line as Collins. Pittsburgh has been stingy with yards to running backs. Kareem Hunt leads the way with just 80 total yards. Collins had tremendous success against the Steelers in the two matchups last season, rolling up 248 total yards in the two games. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6900

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MIA @NE

Sony Michel has played 36 snaps. He has 29 carries plus targets. He hasn't done much with his opportunities, though. Don't get caught up looking at yards per carry. The Patriots offensive funk is bound to end soon, and Michel should see an uptick in productivity. Particularly if Rex Burkhead doesn't return from the neck injury he suffered on Sunday night. The Miami Dolphins defense has played well but a significant amount of their success has come through the eight turnovers they have forced, a trend that is unlikely to continue against Tom Brady. Both Dion Lewis and Marshawn Lynch went for 80 plus yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins, but they're allowing the second-fewest yards per carry, just 3.3. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $5200

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SF @LAC

[UPDATE2: HE'S ACTIVE. UPDATE: DOWNGRADED AFTER BEING DESCRIBED AS A GAME TIME DECISION ON FRIDAY. HE PLAYS A LATE SUNDAY GAME MAKING HIM A TRICKY START.] Don't look now, but Matt Breida leads the NFL in rushing with 274 yards. Even crazier, he's doing it with just 32 carries to his name, good for a league-best 8.6 yards per carry. However, Breida will have to do without the injured Jimmy Garoppolo from here on out, as C.J. Beathard will be under center for the 49ers. The good news? In his five starts last season, Beathard targeted running backs on more than one-third of his pass attempts. The bad news? Running backs scored two touchdowns in that span, while Beathard, more of a threat to scramble than Jimmy GQ, poached three scores inside the 5-yard line. The Chargers have allowed a running back touchdown in all three games this season and rank 24th against the run (120.3 yards per game). - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $6700

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SEA @ARI

UPDATE: CHRIS CARSON IS OUT. PENNY WILL START IN A LUKEWARM MATCHUP. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $3600

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[UPDATE2: HE'S ACTIVE. UPDATE: UPGRADED AFTER MATT BREIDA WAS DESCRIBED AS A "GAME TIME DECISION" AFTER FRIDAY'S PRACTICE.] After being downgraded on the injury report on Friday, Matt Breida is a game time decision, and it's a late game, so you won't know his status. But even if Breida plays, Morris is still startable. He's had 12, 14, and 14 carries in the three games, and his YPC have increased in every game up to 4.8 last week. The Chargers are a far worse run defense than pass defense. The Chargers have allowed a running back touchdown in all three games this season and rank 24th against the run. Plus, Kyle Shanahan will want to keep the ball away from CJ Beathard as much as possible. In Beathard's five starts last season, Beathard targeted running backs on more than one-third of his pass attempts. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8/10   |   $5800

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MIN @LAR

Minnesota hopes to get its illusive pass-catching back, well, back this week after he missed an ugly loss against Buffalo. Dalvin Cook, a limited participant in practice Tuesday, hasn't had much success on the ground this year. Sixteen of Cook's 26 carries have gone for two yards or fewer, mostly thanks to a brutal offensive line that will likely be without its best player, Riley Reiff, on Thursday. There are more opportunities through the air, however. Likely due to quarterbacks relying on check-down options against the Rams' elite secondary, Los Angeles has allowed eight receptions per game to running backs, making Cook an intriguing option in PPR leagues, although those targets have resulted in a modest 4.4 yards per catch. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $7500

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BUF @GB

Without LeSean McCoy, the Bills offense finally showed a pulse, running for 128 yards against the Vikings last week. There is an opportunity for continued success against a Packers defense that has allowed the 6th-most rushing yards in the league. Green Bay looked completely lost last week allowing 33-year old Adrian Peterson to gain 120 yards and score twice. Defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson is done for the season with an ankle injury, so hopefully McCoy can return from his rib injury. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $6700

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HOU @IND

Flailing behind the league's worst offensive line, Houston's rushing attack is in a full nose dive. Lamar Miller's rushing attempt numbers have fallen every week. The Texans running backs have just 60 carries on the season. Miller has not been exactly efficient with the work given, gaining a successful rush grade on just 34% of his attempts. Indianapolis does present an opportunity for Houston to straighten things out. In three games the Colts have allowed four running backs to gain 75 or more yards from scrimmage. Lamar Miller has had success against the Colts in the past, gaining 90 or more yards from scrimmage in three of his last four meetings including two 100-yard efforts. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $6500

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PHI @TEN

Do you want a definition of a timeshare backfield? The Titans are the perfect example. Dion Lewis has 48 touches on the season, Derrick Henry has 47. It's Lewis with the slightly higher yards per carry at 3.7, but the Titans run game continues to be a huge disappointment. Even with the return of tackles Taylor Lewan and (likely) Jack Conklin, lower your expectations for a revival this week against the Eagles. Philadelphia leads the league in rushing defense, allowing only 185 yards on the ground for the season. Devonta Freeman's 36-yard rushing effort from Week One is the high mark for backs against Philly this season. Side note: Charch thinks the trade value for Lewis will bottom out after this game, at which point he will be an attractive, cheap trade candidate based on an easier schedule and the return of his quarterback and tackles. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $5900

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Don't be fooled by the Jaguars 4.2 yards per carry allowed this year. Remove one superhuman Saquon Barkley attempt and you see the true story, 3.4 yards per carry on 81 attempts. Other than Barkley, no running back with at least two carries has averaged more than 3.7 yards per attempt. The Jaguars are absurdly good on inside rush attempts, allowing 2.5 yards per attempt. This just happens to be an area where Crowell tends to run towards, 50% of his attempts have been run inside the tackles. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $5400

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BUF @GB

In his return from a two-game suspension, Aaron Jones impressed in a small role last week. He played 25% of the Packers' snaps -- fewer than Jamaal Williams (43%) and Ty Montgomery (29%) – but led the team with 42 rushing yards on six carries. Green Bay was content with splitting up the touches among its trio of backs, as Montgomery logged 10 and Jones and Williams saw seven apiece. But look for Jones'impact to grow this week. On the other side of the ball, Buffalo ranks fifth against the run (80 rushing yards allowed per game). But the Bills have yielded six touchdowns to running backs (four rushing, two receiving) and the fourth-most receptions (almost nine per game). - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $5400

34

Jamaal Williams' role shrunk in Week 3 due to the return of Aaron Jones from suspension, although he did play 43% of the snaps – more than backfield mates Jones (25%) and Ty Montgomery (29%). Running backs have done more damage through the air against Buffalo, which ranks fifth against the run but has allowed the fourth-most receptions to running backs (26). Williams' nine targets is second on the team to Montgomery (12), but he did top the Packers backfield in targets a year ago. Despite Jones' return, Mike McCarthy says Williams has earned his playing time with the Packers. As a versatile back who can catch and effectively protect Aaron Rodgers, it's likely he'll be prioritized over Montgomery in the coming weeks. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $5400

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[UPDATE: UPGRADED ON SUNDAY WITH MARLON MACK IS INACTIVE] Jordan Wilkins role in the Colts offense seems to have been established. 28 of his 30 rushing attempts have come on 1st and 2nd down. Late game leads would be beneficial to Wilkins, he has seven of the nine 4th quarter carries from Colts running backs this season. It's worth monitoring the health of Marlon Mack who undoubtedly would factor into the game plan if he plays. The Texans have been tough to run against. They are allowing 3.8 yards per attempt and a successful rush attempt on only 37% of their carries against. Look for the Colts to attack the gaps not manned by JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $4200

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MIA @NE

Frank Gore gets half the work as Kenyon Drake, but that might be enough to chip in something helpful against a Patriots run defense that's allowing the 2nd-most rushing yards, 143 per game. Here's what the BACKUP runner has posted against the Patriots in each of the three games: 36 yards in Week 1, 69 yards in week 2, and 65 yards in Week 3. The Dolphins haven't had a running play from inside the 5 yet, so we don't know who the goal line runner is. Maybe it's Gore? - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $3700

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Khalil Mack and the Bears defense have been a nightmare for running backs. Chicago ranks second in rushing yards allowed per game (65.3), fourth in yards per carry (3.4) and hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown or a run for 20+ yards, adding up to the second-fewest fantasy points surrendered to running backs. Good luck. It's not breaking news that it's been the Ryan Fitzpatrick show in Tampa Bay this season, as he recently broke an NFL record by throwing for 400+ yards in three straight games, but Barber has received just one reception for seven yards. In fact, running backs account for a humble 12% of Fitzpatrick's targets. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $5900

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TB @CHI

Up next for Tarik Cohen is Tampa Bay, a unit that's given up the fifth-most fantasy points and five touchdowns to running backs in three weeks. Last year, Cohen totaled 68 yards on 15 touches against the Buccaneers, although Jordan Howard was slowed by a shoulder injury that game. Cohen hasn't scored a touchdown in his last seven games and hasn't seen a carry inside the 10-yard line. With Cohen, you're always looking for receptions, and you'll probably get them. The Bucs have allowed the fifth-most running back receiving yards, including big games to Alvin Kamara and Corey Clement. He's averaging 6.4 yards per touch, which bests Howard's pedestrian 4.1. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $5000

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BUF @GB
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After a disastrous start to last week's game, the Vikings rushed the ball a franchise-low six times. Minnesota ranks 31st in rushing yards per game, mostly thanks to a dismal offensive line that might be without Riley Reiff on Thursday night, the Vikings' most reliable man in the trenches. A bright spot, however, is Murray tagged the Rams' renowned defense for 95 yards and two touchdowns last year as a starter. And Austin Ekeler, the No. 2 option in the Chargers backfield behind Melvin Gordon, tallied 74 total yards against the Rams last week. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $5200

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MIA @NE
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NYJ @JAC

Just when we felt Bilal Powell would be a threat through the air, the Jets pull the rug out from under us with a zero-reception, one-target gameplan last week. In all three games, Powell has played 2nd fiddle to Isaiah Crowell in rushing attempts. Don't count on a volume spike against the Jaguars. The only 3rd-down back that has had success this year against Jacksonville was James White with seven receptions for 73 yards. No other running back has exceeded 22 yards through the air. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $4900

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DET @DAL
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NYJ @JAC
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PHI @TEN

Derrick Henry is averaging 3.0 yards per carry. The Eagles defense allows 3.4 yards per carry, 4th-best in the league. Hello, opportunity! At this point, you are grasping at anything for a positive outlook on Henry. He has one carry of 10+ yards on the season. The Titans lack of passing game is not doing him any favors but he needs to show something soon to warrant fantasy consideration. No running back this season has rushed for 40 yards against the Eagles. Expect three-yard gains galore from Tennessee this weekend. - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)
Charch's Rating: 7.0/10   |   $5700

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CLE @OAK
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HOU @IND
50
NYJ @JAC
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CLE @OAK
52
KC @DEN
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HOU @IND
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BAL @PIT
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56
CLE @OAK
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SEA @ARI

[UPDATE: INACTIVE] It took Pete Carroll three weeks, but Chris Carson got the bell cow carries we thought he'd get for Seattle's offense. Keep giving this guy the ball, Pete. Carson has now seen 20+ carries twice in his career, and both times he's surpassed the 90-yard mark. And it only gets better this week. The Cardinals have allowed five touchdowns and a whopping average of 192.7 total yards per game to running backs, as they've already faced the likes of Todd Gurley and talented back tandems from Washington and Chicago. - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)    |   $6800

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CLE @OAK
61
CIN @ATL
62
PHI @TEN

INACTIVE ON SUNDAY - Tom Dierberger (@tomdierberger)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $3900

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HOU @IND

INACTIVE - Adam Spinks (@theRBScout)    |   $5100

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BAL @PIT
67
CIN @ATL
70
CIN @ATL
71
SEA @ARI
72
MIN @LAR
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TB @CHI
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SEA @ARI
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DET @DAL