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Running back PPR rankings for Week 4 fantasy football

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

Chuba Hubbard #30 of the Carolina Panthers runs the ball in the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on September 23, 2021 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

Another week has passed, meaning more injuries at what was already a scarcity in fantasy football leagues. If it’s not the injury bug that has your teams in a bind, there’s always a potential that you’ve found some duds in your lineup that need to be reevaluated in terms of their season-long value.

Jonathan Taylor comes to mind as one of the most disappointing assets through three games, currently sitting as the RB29 in half PPR scoring formats.

Injury news

The biggest injury news of the week is undoubtedly that of Christian McCaffrey. He came out of the Panthers Thursday Night Football matchup versus the Texans with a hamstring injury and was promptly ruled out, a generally ominous sign. The team hasn’t placed him on IR, which means they haven’t fully ruled out the possibility of a return in the next three weeks, but if he does, it’s unlikely he’ll be at 100%.

Dalvin Cook was inactive Sunday after logging the DNP tag throughout the week. He’s managing an ankle injury, and Alexander Mattison looked solid in his absence always leaving room for the potential that the team doesn’t feel the need to rush him back. Cook is a must-start even if he’s not 100%, but if he does miss more time, Mattison will continue to fill a role with a pretty safe floor as an RB2.

Rams RB Darrell Henderson was ruled out Sunday with a rib injury. It’s primarily a pain tolerance issue, so there is the potential we see his return in Week 4. In his absence, Sony Michel saw 23 touches for 78 scrimmage yards.

Streaming options

Chuba Hubbard vs. Cowboys

As noted above, Christian McCaffrey’s hamstring injury will have him out for an unknown amount of time. Once he was forced from the game, Hubbard stepped up to the plate and came out swinging. He saw 11 carries in his 55% of offensive snaps played, but his five targets are where the real money could be in PPR formats. This week, the Panthers get the Cowboys, and Carolina will need to pass the ball if they plan to keep up with the high-flying Cowboys, providing the perfect opportunity for Hubbard in Week 4.

Zack Moss vs. Texans

It seemed as though a tide turned in the Buffalo backfield Sunday, as RB Zack Moss finally out-snapped and out-touched teammate Devin Singletary after Moss made the list of healthy scratches in Week 1. Moss caught all three of his targets in Week 3, including a clutch receiving touchdown to top off the day. In Week 4, the team will face the Texans, who can’t stop much of anything on the ground, and with Davis Mills under center for Houston, the Bills will have the perfect game script to run the ball early and often.

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