RBs to Start in Week 4
Bengals’ Giovani Bernard (vs. Falcons): With Joe Mixon‘s injury, Giovani Bernard will have a huge role in the Bengals offense. Bernard showed that in Week 3, scoring 19.6 fantasy points. With his ability as a pass-catcher, it makes him a nice option in fantasy football. This week he squares off against the Falcons, who allow the third most points to RBs so far.
Bears’ Jordan Howard (vs. Buccaneers): Jordan Howard should be utilized more in the Chicago Bears offense. He’s improved as a receiver, but has just 10 receptions through three games. I think using him as a dual-threat back could pay dividends for the Bears. Hopefully they get that going against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who allow the seventh most points to RBs this year.
Falcons’ Tevin Coleman (vs. Bengals): I like the Bengals and Falcons this week as you can tell. Tevin Coleman should see himself have a nice week, after having a disappointing Week 3. He scored just 12.7 points against the Saints last week. This week he goes up against the Bengals, who allow the 10th most points to RBs.
Under the Radar RBs
Texans’ Lamar Miller (vs. Colts): The Houston Texans currently sit at 0-3 on the season, needing a spark for them to get back on track. That spark may be getting Lamar Miller more touches going forward. He faces a very weak Indianapolis Colts defense who allows the sixth most points to RBs this season.
Patriots’ James White (vs. Dolphins): With Rex Burkhead going on injured reserve, it looks like Sony Michel will get the bulk of the carries. James White will get an even bigger workload in the passing game though. The New England Patriots are in unfamiliar territory right now, sitting at 1-2. White should see a nice week, against the Miami Dolphins, who allow the eighth most points to RBs.
RBs to Sit in Week 4
Ravens’ Alex Collins (vs. Steelers): Alex Collins is in a tough backfield to gauge. The Baltimore Ravens use Collins, but also give Javorius Allen touches, especially in scoring situations. This puts Collins in a bad position, with Allen scoring four touchdowns to his two this season. The Pittsburgh Steelers can’t stop the pass if their lives depended on it, but their run defense is solid. I’d avoid Collins this week.
Titans’ Dion Lewis (vs. Titans): Dion Lewis is the main RB in the Tennessee Titans backfield. He’s been the best back, even with Derrick Henry getting touches. The Titans haven’t started the season as expected, despite beating the Jacksonville Jaguars this past week. Lewis gets a tough match up in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, who allow the second least amount of points to RBs.