Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 4 running back matchups:
- Mike Davis filled in nicely for Christian McCaffery in Week 3. He finished with 13 carries for 46 yards and 8 receptions for 45 yards and a TD. This is the second straight game that Davis hauled in 8 receptions and he should post another solid outing in Week 4. The Arizona Cardinals give up 101.7 rushing yards per game and 67.3 receiving yards per game to opposing RBs. Davis is a top-15 option at RB in .5 and full PPR leagues and needs to be in your lineup as a RB2 option. He isn’t as good as CMC but he is a quality fantasy RB option.
- Antonio Gibson had his best game as a pro in Week 3. He finished with 60 total yards on 12 touches and scored a TD. The rookie has now found pay dirt in two straight games but has his work cut out for him against the Baltimore Ravens this week. Odds are Washington will be playing from behind and forced to pass the majority of the 2nd half and even if the game is competitive, the Ravens allow just 84 rushing yards per game and have held opposing RBs out of the end zone through three games.
- James Robinson came out of nowhere to be the early favorite for the NFL Rookie of the Year award. He scored 2 touchdowns and combined for 129 total yards in Week 3 and in Week 2 had his first 100 rushing game to go along with a TD. The Jacksonville Jaguars have been trying to get Robinson 20 total touches and if the game flow allows for him to do so again, you can expect another 100-plus yard performance against a Cincinnati Bengals team giving up 155.3 rushing yards and 5.2 yards per carry to opposing running backs.
- It’s been an up-and-down season for the fantasy owners that drafted Miles Sanders as their high-end RB2 threat. He missed Week 1 with an injury and had a big Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams and was mediocre in Week 3. We will call it 1 good game, 1 average game and 1 bad game since he couldn’t help his owners get a Week 1 victory. Well, if you own Sanders you need to start him based on upside but don’t expect him to find many running lanes against a San Francisco 49ers defense allowing just 3.2 yards per carry. The 49ers rank No. 1 in the NFL against defending the run in terms of fantasy football points against and they will make sure Sanders doesn’t beat them on Sunday night.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
6 points per touchdown
1 point per 10 rushing & receiving yards
-2 points per turnover
.5 point & 1 point per reception (toggle to find scoring format)