Fantasy Football 2015 Running Back Rankings: Week 4

How far did Marshawn Lynch fall down the rankings?

One trend that appears to be taking shape this fantasy season is that you cannot count on supposed stud running backs each week. First or early second-round picks like Marshawn Lynch, Jeremy Hill, C.J. Anderson and DeMarco Murray have been severely outplayed by guys who were late-round fliers or even went undrafted in many fantasy leagues (Karlos Williams, Matt Jones, Darren Sproles — to name a few) and the list could keep on going.

 

The important takeaway in all this is that you can't have enough depth in your backfield and need to try and identify those running backs that are seemingly well positioned to have a big week. That's why these running back rankings are so important.

 

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

 

Here are the Week 4 RB rankings:

 

RankPlayerTeamOpp
1Matt Forte CHI vs. OAK
2Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. BAL (Thurs.)
3Jamal Charles KC at CIN
4Latavius Murray OAK at CHI
5Joseph Randle DAL at NO
6Adrian Peterson MIN vs. DEN
7Karlos Williams BUF vs. NYG
8Devonta Freeman ATL vs. HOU
9Carlos Hyde SF vs. GB
10Frank Gore IND vs. JAC
11Mark Ingram NO vs. DAL
12T.J. Yeldon JAC at IND
13Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
14Melvin Gordon SD vs. CLE
15Chris Ivory NYJ at MIA (London)
16Marshawn Lynch* SEA vs. DET (Mon.)
17Jeremy Hill CIN vs. KC
18Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ (London)
19Arian Foster* HOU at ATL
20DeMarco Murray PHI at WAS
21Giovani Bernard CIN vs. KC
22Justin Forsett BAL at PIT (Thurs.)
23Isiah Crowell CLE at SD
24Danny Woodhead SD vs. CLE
25C.J. Anderson DEN vs. MIN
26Todd Gurley STL at ARI
27Alfred Morris WAS vs. PHI
28Rashad Jennings NYG at BUF
29Matt Jones WAS vs. PHI
30Andre Ellington ARI vs. STL
31Ameer Abdullah DET at SEA (Mon.)
32Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. MIN
33Shane Vereen NYG at BUF
34Doug Martin TB vs. CAR
35Duke Johnson CLE at SD
36Bilal Powell NYJ at MIA (London)
37Chris Johnson ARI vs. STL
38Charles Sims TB vs. CAR
39Darren Sproles PHI at WAS
40Lance Dunbar DAL at NO
41C.J. Spiller NO vs. DAL
42Ryan Matthews PHI at WAS
43Alfred Blue HOU at ATL
44Darren McFadden DAL at NO
45Thomas Rawls SEA vs. DET (Mon.)
46Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL at PIT (Thurs.)
47Mike Davis SF vs. GB
48Tre Mason STL at ARI
49Joique Bell DET at SEA (Mon.)
50Anthony Dixon BUF vs. NYG

*May or not play due to injury, monitor status this week

 

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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