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:

 

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