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Top 50 RB PPR options for Week 4 fantasy football

Week 4 brings with it the first byes of the 2019 NFL season. We break down the fantasy football implications for the running back position in PPR leagues.

Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson leaps over the pile for a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL returns for Week 4 and the quarter point of the 2019 NFL season is just about upon us. Christian McCaffrey has had a pair of monster weeks, and sets up in another elite spot at Houston. But Dalvin Cook’s climbing the ranks, and becoming one of the elite fantasy backs. Even against the Bears, he checks in as an elite play.

‘Zeke and Kamara going head-to-head is another matchup to circle, but from a value standpoint, keep an eye on Nick Chubb. Chubb played all but one snap on SNF against the Rams, and was the only RB the Browns played. The passing-catching addition to his game puts him up in the top class at RB.

Kerryon Johnson also saw his role expand with C.J. Anderson off the roster, while Wayne Gallman gets a huge boost with Saquon Barkley (ankle) out long-term. I’m not confident Gallman can carry the load for the next two months, but this week’s a great spot against Washington at home.

Week 4 brings with it the first byes of 2019. The San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets are sidelined, which means players like Le’Veon Bell, Matt Breida, and Raheem Mostert are all sidelined.

Running Back (PPR) rankings, Week 4

RK Player Team Opp
RK Player Team Opp
1 Christian McCaffrey CAR @HOU
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @CHI
3 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @NO
4 Alvin Kamara NO DAL
5 Nick Chubb CLE @BAL
6 Austin Ekeler LAC @MIA
7 David Johnson ARI SEA
8 James Conner PIT CIN
9 Kerryon Johnson DET KC
10 Leonard Fournette JAX @DEN
11 Mark Ingram BAL CLE
12 Todd Gurley LAR TB
13 Aaron Jones GB PHI
14 Marlon Mack IND OAK
15 Derrick Henry TEN @ATL
16 Chris Carson SEA @ARI
17 Wayne Gallman NYG WAS
18 Joe Mixon CIN @PIT
19 Phillip Lindsay DEN JAX
20 Sony Michel NE @BUF
21 Justin Jackson LAC @MIA
22 Devonta Freeman ATL TEN
23 James White NE @BUF
24 Chris Thompson WAS @NYG
25 Royce Freeman DEN JAX
26 Josh Jacobs OAK @IND
27 Carlos Hyde HOU CAR
28 LeSean McCoy KC @DET
29 David Montgomery CHI MIN
30 Adrian Peterson WAS @NYG
31 Tarik Cohen CHI MIN
32 Miles Sanders PHI @GB
33 Jamaal Williams GB PHI
34 Rex Burkhead NE @BUF
35 Peyton Barber TB @LAR
36 Damien Williams KC @DET
37 Duke Johnson HOU CAR
38 Frank Gore BUF NE
39 Rashaad Penny SEA @ARI
40 Devin Singletary BUF NE
41 Malcolm Brown LAR TB
42 Jordan Howard PHI @GB
43 Dion Lewis TEN @ATL
44 Kenyan Drake MIA LAC
45 Nyheim Hines IND OAK
46 Darrel Williams KC @DET
47 Darren Sproles PHI @GB
48 Tony Pollard DAL @NO
49 Gio Bernard CIN @PIT
50 Jaylen Samuels PIT CIN