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2 RBs to start, 2 to fade in Week 4 fantasy football

We go over some of the best fantasy football running back options for Week 4, as well as a few players to fade.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara against the Green Bay Packers during the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.  Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has been one of the most explosive fantasy players we’ve seen so far this year. He’s one of the many versatile running backs putting up big numbers through three weeks of the 2020 NFL season. Let’s go over some of the top options and and fades ahead of Week 4.

Running back Starts

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions

Kamara is the Saints’ offense. Drew Brees hasn’t looked the the same with Michael Thomas out, and Kamara is averaging two touchdowns per game in 2020. He racked up a ridiculous 13 catches and 139 receiving yards on 14 targets in Week 3 and will continue to carry a heavy workload while Thomas is dealing with his ankle injury.

Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals

Some were skeptical about Davis becoming an impact player with Christian McCaffrey out, but he put up big numbers against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2. Davis might’ve only rushed for 46 yards on 13 carries, but he also caught eight passes for 45 yards and a score. His PPR upside and potential to have a monopoly on goal line touches makes him a great play.

Running back Sits

Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs

James White is back at practice after missing two games, so Burkhead should see a reduction in touches after his monster game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3. The Chiefs shut down the Baltimore Ravens’ running backs on Monday and are capable of being dominant defensively again.

Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals vs. Carolina Panthers

Drake was expected to have a breakout season now that David Johnson is out of the picture, but he’s been underwhelming in 2020. He’s among the league leaders in touches but has been one of the least productive starting running backs when it comes to fantasy football. Carolina has been abysmal against the run, but Drake hasn’t shown any signs of having big-play potential.