NFL Daily Fantasy Running Backs Under the Radar for Week 4 on FanDuel
The injuries are mounting across the NFL, and there are several running backs who must be considered in Week 4. Daily fantasy sites usually try and adjust the pricing for the backups, but it’s usually inaccurate. So instead of loading up on DeMarco Murray and Le’Veon Bell in all of your lineups, try using some of these guys. For this specific article, we will focus on FanDuel. These players are ranked in terms of best plays.
1. Donald Brown $6,300 – This may not be exactly under the radar if you’ve paid attention to the RB situation in San Diego, but Ryan Mathews and Danny Woodhead are out. After Woodhead went down early against the Bills, Donald Brown got a crazy 31 carries for a poor 62 yards. He also added five catches for 21 yards. The Chargers are at home as 12-point favorites against the horrific Jaguars. We could see rookie Branden Oliver get into the mix in a blowout, but we can certainly expect the veteran a majority of the game and should definitely go over 100 yards.
2. Matt Asiata $6,300 – Everyone knows about Asiata by now, but he has only produced 25 carries for 71 yards through two games. However, he does have 8 catches for 84 yards and a TD. Now with Kyle Rudolph out at TE, the defense having to focus on Teddy Bridgewater’s mobility and that they are against the weak Falcons at D at home, this is a great opportunity for Asiata to have a huge game.
3. Khiry Robinson $4,900 – In Ingram’s first game out, despite not getting a TD, Robinson had 18 carries for 69 yards against the Vikings. The downside is he wasn’t targeted in the passing game, and that’s more for Pierre Thomas. Still, $4,900 going against the very weak Cowboys defense? He’s certainly worth playing.
4. Lorenzo Taliaferro $5,300 – Most people thought Justin Forsett would have a huge day with Bernard Pierce out. That didn’t happen. Taliaferro got 18 carries to Forsett’s 11 and Taliaferro got the TD and was used on the goal line mostly. Pierce could be back next week, which would nullify Taliaferro in Week 4. But if he is out again and after seeinf the Steelers torch the Panthers on the ground last week, he’s worth a look.
5. Shonn Greene $5,000 – The Titans OL in run blocking has been pretty bad so far. Greene also splits time with two other backs. However, Greene gets the majority of the carries and is the one on the goal line for TDs. Through three games, Greene has 30 carries for 142 yards and a TD. Since he’s only $5,000 and going against a weaker run defense in the Colts, playing him in a GPP isn’t a bad idea.View all posts by Nick Juskewycz