In recent years, running back has turned into a really thin position in the world of fantasy. Now, with injuries to star players, fantasy owners everywhere are trying to scramble.
In all honesty, that's not easy. It's something that will require some luck and being able to work the waiver wire. But as far as Week 4 goes, take a look at these guys.
The Redskins have a good pass-rush. We all saw that Monday night. But they are slightly vulnerable against the run. That's where Cadillac Williams enters.
Steven Jackson is the Rams' primary back, but he's still a little banged up. The Rams need to get Williams in the action.
Williams is certainly an inconsistent player. But if he's getting the ball, the fantasy numbers will be there. He won't replace an injured star, but Williams will keep your head above water enough to allow your other players to get you the win.
Frank Gore is banged up. When Hunter was on the field against Cincinnati, he was quite effective. When Hunter played in the preseason, he was quite effective.
San Francisco will need to control the ball if they are going to beat Philadelphia. To control the ball, they will need an effective running attack. They won't get that if they are not giving the ball to Hunter.
Am I saying that he'll go for 150 yards? No, not at all. But a solid, double-digit performance is quite likely. If Hunter can find the end zone and catch a few passes, then he's a legitimate threat to have a solid day for you.
Even though he's not off to a good start, I am not giving up on Woodhead. For one, any player on the Patriots' offense is worth a look. Tom Brady distributes the ball extremely well.
Two, against the Raiders' defense, I don't see that dropping off. Whether as a receiver or back, Woodhead will have plenty of opportunities to rack up points for fantasy owners.
He's still owned in more than half of ESPN leagues, but he is trending in a downward direction. If Woodhead is there for you, buy low.