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Worst DFS running back plays for Week 4

Tough defenses, tough offenses, or tough times holding onto the football create a lot of question marks for these running backs in Week 4.

Dalvin Cook of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates a first down against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter of the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.

If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.

So here are three running backs that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 4. (Values from DraftKings).

Dalvin Cook (MIN) - $8,300

The Chicago Bears defense is no joke, and while Dalvin Cook is proving to be an above-average running back in the NFL, it’s hard to justify a price tag that makes him the second-most expensive running back in daily fantasy considering the matchup. The Minnesota Vikings seem to be throwing the ball less than the rest of the NFL, instead choosing to rely on the running game, but there could be limited room to run on the road in Chicago.

Nick Chubb (CLE) - $6,400

Regardless of what Baker Mayfield is saying to the media, the Cleveland Browns players should be in an all-out panic right now. The offense has struggled despite the star power, and it’s likely they are down early against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. If the Browns are forced to chase points to keep up on the score board, it could be big days for players like Odell Beckham Jr, but not for Chubb.

Chris Carson (SEA) - $5,700

At this point, Carson’s leash has to be incredibly short with Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks. He’s fumbled now in three straight games to start the season after Eli Apple of the New Orleans Saints punched the ball out in Week 3 that was later returned for a score. The Seahawks turned to C.J. Prosise at one point in the game last week for carries, but if Rashaad Penny is able to return in Week 4, it’s only a matter of time before Carroll looks for a reason to take the job away from Carson.

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