Frank Gore Poised To Remind Fantasy Football Owners Of His Former Greatness In Week 4

Week 4 is getting underway, but it feels as if every NFL team still has confusion in their backfield. With so many different running back committees and injuries impacting depth charts, let’s sort through the mess and figure out the best (and worst) running backs to start in fantasy this week.

3 Must-Start Running Backs This Week

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Karlos Williams – Buffalo Bills
Wrist StretchAs usual, LeSean McCoy enters the week questionable because of his hamstring. But unlike the previous three weeks, Shady won’t play. The Bills are facing a lackluster Giants defense, and you know Buffalo is going to lean on the ground game. Rex Ryan might have to get a tattoo of his wife with a Williams jersey after this Sunday.
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Frank Gore – Indianapolis Colts
Wrist StretchThe former San Francisco running back looked dreadful in his first two starts as a member of the Colts, but showed some life in their Week 3 win over the Tennessee Titans. Now facing off against a Jaguars rush defense that gave up four rushing touchdowns last week, Gore should have a huge day. Plus, the Colts will likely get an early lead, meaning there will be a heavy dose of Gore in the second half. Expect at least one touchdown on 20+ touches.
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Latavius Murray – Oakland Raiders
Wrist StretchThe Bears suck all around. It’s plain and simple. The Raiders haven’t looked as bad this year and are surprisingly on a two-game winning streak. Murray has looked like a legit RB1, and his promising start to the season will continue against Chicago.
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Running Back ‘Bust’ Of The Week
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C.J. Anderson – Denver Broncos
Wrist StretchIt’s tough to digest considering his first round value, but Anderson has been awful thus far. Ronnie Hillman has looked like the better back and appears poised to get more touches as the season goes on. To make matters worse, the Vikings bolster a strong rush defense and Anderson is still dealing with a nagging foot injury. Stay away from him this week.
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Deep Sleeper Running Back Of The Week
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Thomas Rawls – Seattle Seahawks
Wrist StretchYou’re probably asking “who the hell is that?” Well, move over Fred Jackson because Rawls is the backup in Seattle. Marshawn Lynch is questionable for Monday night, and considering how little he speaks to the media, there’s no telling how his hamstring feels. Rawls did excellent last weekend and should be a solid play in the last game of Week 4.
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