Fantasy football running backs can win fantasy football leagues for their owners or they can destroy a season. If Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson went down tomorrow that fantasy football owner that was dominating a league would tumble to the basement in the standings.
Remember which teams are on bye weeks and make sure to sit those players. The Dallas Cowboys running backs will be off this weekend. Make sure to sit Felix Jones and Marion Barber. The Minnesota Vikings are off which means Adrian Peterson owners will need to find a viable replacement for his numbers in week four of the fantasy football season. Also in bye weeks this week are the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sit Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones in Kansas City along with Cadillac Williams in Tampa Bay.
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Fantasy Football Running Backs to Start in Week Four of Fantasy Football
Pierre Thomas: New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints will use Pierre Thomas to soften up an already soft Carolina Panthers defense and they will make a point of firing up their running game against a weaker opponent this week. Thomas also benefits from the absence of Reggie Bush for a few more weeks. Fantasy football owners must start Pierre Thomas in week four of fantasy football.
Michael Turner: Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons should be playing with a swagger in this weeks game against the San Francisco 49ers. Michael Turner is the key to the Atlanta Falcons motor and when he starts running downhill the Atlanta Falcon’s potent passing game takes flight. Michael Turner is a must start in the fourth week of fantasy football.
Maurice Jones-Drew: Jacksonville Jaguars
Look back no further than the first week of fantasy football when Arian Foster busted off 258 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. It is easy to see where the Jacksonville Jaguars workhorse, Maurice Jones-Drew will break off a good fantasy football day. Bob Sanders is the one player on the Colts that was critical to them stopping the run and he is still out. Maurice Jones-Drew is a must start in fantasy football in the fourth week.
Fantasy Football Running Backs to Sit in Week Four of Fantasy Football
Steven Jackson: St Louis Rams
A torn groin is a serious issue for anyone but for an NFL running back it could be a setback that could ruin a season. Fantasy football owners of Steven Jackson will have to place him on the IR and hope he can heal by the sixth or seventh week. Steven Jackson is a definite sit this week and once he does come back do not start him his first week back for fantasy football.
Ray Rice: Baltimore Ravens
Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens is listed as questionable with a knee contusion. Even if Rice does make his way on to the field on Sunday he is not a good start this week. With an injury coupled with playing the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rice is a must sit in fantasy football for week four.
DeAngelo Williams: Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers running game is not what it used to be and most fantasy football owners of DeAngelo Williams are frustrated. Williams is not getting his usual carries and now another running back besides Jonathan Stewart has entered the picture. 180 yards in three games does not bode well for Williams fantasy football owners. Sit DeAngelo Williams in the fourth week of fantasy football and until further notice.
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