Week Four Fantasy Football's Positional Rankings

Football Maniaxs@@FantasymaniaxsSenior Writer ISeptember 29, 2010

Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis had arguably the most surprising game of the week.  The Cleveland Browns had played the Baltimore Ravens 22 previous times and never had a 100-yard rusher against the vaunted Ravens defense. 

Hillis exploded for 144-yards rushing and one rushing touchdown.  Will Peyton Hillis repeat this week against another tough defense in the Cincinnati Bengals? 

Check out our top 20 QBs, top 30 RBs, top 30 WRs and top 15 TEs for Week Four of the Fantasy Football season for flex spot decision making.


1) Peyton Manning @ Jacksonville

2) Aaron Rodgers vs. Detroit

3) Philip Rivers vs. Arizona

4) Drew Brees vs. Carolina

5) Tom Brady @ Miami

6) Matt Ryan vs. San Francisco

7) Matt Schaub @ Oakland

8) Michael Vick vs. Washington

9) Eli Manning vs. Chicago

10) Carson Palmer @ Cleveland

11) Jay Cutler @ New York Giants

12) Mark Sanchez @ Buffalo

13) Chad Henne vs. New England

14) Bruce Gradkowski vs. Houston

15) Donovan McNabb @ Philadelphia

16) Sam Bradford vs. Seattle

17) Joe Flacco @ Pittsburgh

18) Kyle Orton @ Tennessee

19) Matt Hasselbeck @ St. Louis

20) Derek Anderson @ San Diego

Running Backs

1) Chris Johnson vs. Denver Broncos

2) Arian Foster @ Oakland Raiders

3) Michael Turner vs. San Francisco

4) Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Indianapolis

5) Darren McFadden vs. Houston*

6) Frank Gore @ Atlanta

7) Steven Jackson vs. Seattle**

8) Cedric Benson @ Cleveland

9) Rashard Mendenhall vs. Baltimore

10) Matt Forte @ New York Giants

11) LaDainian Tomlinson vs. Buffalo***

12) LeSean McCoy vs. Washington

13) Ray Rice @ Pittsburgh

14) DeAngelo Williams @ New Orleans

15) Joseph Addai @ Jacksonville

16) Justin Forsett @ St. Louis

17) Ronnie Brown vs. New England

18) Brandon Jackson vs. Detroit

19) Peyton Hills vs. Cincinnati

20) Ryan Mathews vs. Arizona****

21) Ahmad Bradshaw vs. Chicago Bears

22) Pierre Thomas @ Carolina

23) Chris Wells @ San Diego*****

24) Jahvid Best @ Green Bay

25) Shonn Greene @ Buffalo

26) Knowshon Moreno @ Tennessee******

27) BenJarvus Green-Ellis @ Miami

28) Jason Snelling vs. San Francisco

29) Tim Hightower @ San Diego

30) Clinton Portis @ Philadelphia

* Even with RB Michael Bush healthy, McFadden received 25 carries to Bush’s three carries and is third in the NFL in rushing. He has to be in your lineup every week until further notice.

** Steven Jackson suffered a groin injury and his playing status for this week is not certain.

*** LaDainian Tomlinson starting Week Three was enough for me to abandon the Shonn Greene bandwagon. Going forward, Tomlinson should be the back of choice with Greene a flex play at best.

**** Injured his ankle in Week Two and did not play in Week Three.  He will probably be a go this week at home against Arizona, but  Mike Tolbert is a good insurance policy for Mathews’ owners this week

***** Chris Wells played in Week Three and had 14 carries to Hightower’s 11.  Wells is the preferred running back in the Arizona rotation going forward.

****** Knowshon Moreno did not play in Week Three with an injured hamstring and is in doubt for Week Four.

Wide Receivers

1) Reggie Wayne @ Jacksonville

2) Roddy White vs. San Francisco

3) DeSean Jackson vs. Washington

4) Randy Moss @ Miami

5) Greg Jennings vs. Detroit

6) Brandon Marshall vs. New England

7) Andre Johnson @ Oakland

8) Marques Colston vs. Carolina

9) Chad Ochocinco @ Cleveland

10) Larry Fitzgerald @ San Diego

11) Austin Collie vs. Jacksonville

12) Malcom Floyd vs. Arizona

13) Calvin Johnson @ Green Bay

14) Mark Clayton vs. Seattle

15) Anquan Boldin @ Pittsburgh

16) Louis Murphy vs. Houston

17) Mike Sims-Walker vs. Indianapolis

18) Donald Driver vs. Detroit

19) Jeremy Macklin vs. Washington

20) Wes Welker @ Miami

21) Johnny Knox @ New York

22) Santana Moss @ Philadelphia

23) Brandon Lloyd vs. Tennessee

24) Steve Smith (NYG) vs. Chicago Bears

25) Eddie Royal vs. Tennessee

26) Steve Smith (CAR) vs. New Orleans

27) Lance Moore vs. Carolina

28) Hakeem Nicks vs. Chicago

29) Legedu Naanee vs. Arizona

30) Mike Wallace vs. Baltimore

Tight Ends

1) Dallas Clark @ Jacksonville

2) Antonio Gates vs. Arizona

3) Jermichael Finely vs. Detroit

4) Tony Gonzalez vs. San Francisco

5) Dustin Keller @ Buffalo Bills

6) Owen Daniels @ Oakland

7) Vernon Davis @ Atlanta

8) Zach Miller vs. Houston

9) Chris Cooley @ Philadelphia

10) Greg Olsen @ New York Giants

11) Aaron Hernandez @ Miami

12) Kevin Boss vs. Chicago

13) Jeremy Shockey vs. Carolina

14) Brent Celek vs. Washington

15) Anthony Fasano vs. New England

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