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Fantasy Football 2016 Running Back Rankings: Week 4

Le'Veon Bell

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It’s Week 4 of the fantasy football season and it’s time to welcome back a familiar face or two to the running back rankings. Le’Veon Bell’s three-game suspension is done with, so this is the week those who took him with a first- or early second-round pick have been patiently waiting for. In case there was any doubt, plug him into your lineup, sit back and enjoy.

This also could be the week that Jamaal Charles, a No. 1 fantasy RB in the not-so-distant past, makes his season debut. Charles’ situation is entirely different from Bell’s, however, as Spencer Ware still figures to get the bulk of the carries as the Chiefs ease the veteran into the game plan slowly.

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Also don’t forget that this is the first bye week, so no Eddie Lacy, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, James Starks or Wendell Smallwood should any of them be on your roster.

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

Teams on bye: Green Bay, Philadelphia

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Melvin Gordon

SD

vs. NO

2

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

vs. KC

3

David Johnson

ARI

vs. LA

4

Lamar Miller

HOU

vs. TEN

5

Ezekiel Elliot

DAL

at SF

6

DeMarco Murray

TEN

at HOU

7

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at MIA (Thurs.)

8

LeGarrette Blount

NE

vs. BUF

9

LeSean McCoy

BUF

at NE

10

Mark Ingram

NO

at SD

11

Jordan Howard

CHI

vs. DET

12

Todd Gurley

LA

at ARI

13

C.J. Anderson

DEN

at TB

14

Devonta Freeman

ATL

vs. CAR

15

Carlos Hyde

SF

vs. DAL

16

Christine Michael

SEA

at NYJ

17

Frank Gore

IND

at JAC (London)

18

Spencer Ware

KC

at PIT

19

Matt Forte

NYJ

vs. SEA

20

Charles Sims

TB

vs. DEN

21

Dwayne Washington

DET

at CHI

22

Latavius Murray

OAK

at BAL

23

Tevin Coleman

ATL

vs. CAR

24

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

at WAS

25

Theo Riddick

DET

at CHI

26

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

vs. NYG (Mon.)

27

Chris Ivory

JAC

vs. IND (London)

28

Giovani Bernard

CIN 

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

29

Matt Jones

WAS

vs. CLE

30

Cameron Artis-Payne

CAR

at ATL

31

DeAngelo Williams

PIT

vs. KC

32

Duke Johnson

CLE

at WAS

33

Justin Forsett

BAL

vs. OAK

34

T.J. Yeldon

JAC

vs. IND (London)

35

Orleans Darkwa

NYG

at MIN (Mon.)

36

Jamaal Charles

KC

at PIT

37

Derrick Henry

TEN

at HOU

38

Chris Thompson

WAS

vs. CLE

39

Rashad Jennings

NYG

at MIN (Mon.)

40

Kenyan Drake

MIA

at CIN (Thurs.)

41

Alfred Morris

DAL

at SF

42

DeAndre Washington

OAK

at BAL

43

Matt Asiata

MIN

vs. NYG (Mon.)

44

James White

NE

vs. BUF

45

Jay Ajayi

MIA

at CIN (Thurs.)

46

Terrance West

BAL

vs. OAK

47

Fozzy Whittaker

CAR

at ATL

48

Devontae Booker

DEN

at TB

49

Bilal Powell

NYJ

vs. SEA

50

Jalen Richard

OAK

at BAL


— Rankings 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.