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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 4 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR running backs going in Week 4 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Detroit Lions running back D’Andre Swift (32) runs the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Detroit, Michigan USA, on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Week 3 brought us another tough running back injury, as all world Christian McCaffrey went down early with a hamstring injury. The good news is that he isn’t going on injured reserve, so he could only miss a couple games.

Overall, running backs didn’t pop off like they did in Week 2, but we did see Ezekiel Elliott get back into the top fantasy back ranks with a two touchdown game on Monday Night Football.

The RB3 in non-PPR ended up being Peyton Barber. Yes, Peyton Barber. He ran the ball 23 times for 111 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 31 more yards. But go ahead and draft a running back in the first round Giants, Steelers and Jaguars.

Speaking of the Jaguars, their undrafted starting running back James Robinson finished as the RB4 in fantasy this week. After a scary split in Week 1 with Carlos Hyde, Robinson has won the bulk of the work once again.

Injury news

Darrell Henderson, Rams

Henderson appears to have bruised ribs and has a chance to play this week after missing Week 3. He will likely share work with Sony Michel and will need to play through pain.

Giovani Bernard, Buccaneers

Bernard had a good game with the Bucs playing from behind all game, but did end up with a MCL sprain that makes him questionable coming into this week. If he misses time, Leonard Fournette gets a boost.

James White, Patriots

White suffered a hip subluxation and will miss time. His replacement last week was Brandon Bolden, but in the end Damien Harris remains the only back worth rostering in New England.

Elijah Mitchell, 49ers

Mitchell was able to practice on Friday, so he may have a shot of playing this week. But with Trey Sermon healthy, there doesn’t appear to be a clear lead back.

Josh Jacobs, Raiders

Jacobs is still dealing with a toe issue and his return is unknown at the moment. Peyton Barber has taken over as the lead back in his absence.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
11 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
14 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
15 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
16 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
17 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
18 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
19 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
26 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
27 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
28 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
29 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
32 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
33 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
34 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
36 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
39 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
44 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
45 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
46 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
48 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
49 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
50 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
53 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
56 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
57 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
58 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
59 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
62 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
63 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
64 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
65 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
66 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
69 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
72 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
73 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
74 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
75 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
76 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
77 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
79 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
80 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
81 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
82 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
83 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
84 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
85 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
86 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
87 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
88 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
89 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
94 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
97 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
98 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
99 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN