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Week 4 Fantasy Football Projections: LeSean McCoy and 2 RBs That Will Score Big

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 25:  LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes the ball against the New York Giants defense at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Joseph HealyCorrespondent IOctober 1, 2011

Many things can go into winning a fantasy matchup in any given week, but more often than not, it just comes down to which team has more players find the end zone with regularity.

It's generally on your running backs to find the end zone.

A decent rushing day fantasy-wise can turn into a great day with just a single touchdown. The following are three running backs that will find their way into the end zone early and often this week.


Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

Adrian Peterson has obviously always been a huge part of the offense in Minnesota, but he has been even bigger so far this season.

Donovan McNabb has yet to really get completely comfortable in the offense and that has caused Peterson to have to take on more responsibility.

So far he has answered that call and he will continue that this week against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs' defense has been over-matched all season and they won't be able to stop Peterson.


LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

Unlike Peterson, McCoy hasn't been asked to do all that much in Philadelphia. Mike Vick makes that offense go and the team's success is largely based on how well he plays.  

Now, Vick is a huge question mark. He is dealing with a concussion and a badly bruised non-throwing hand. He is expected to play, but there's no telling how effective he will be.

McCoy is the logical choice to take on more responsibility. If he can get the running game going, it will take a lot of pressure off of Vick. He is also a good receiving back, so Vick will have a nice dump-off receiving option.


Michael Turner, Atlanta Falcons

I think many of us, myself included, are waiting for the Falcons to break out. They got a nice win over the Eagles in Week 2, but other than that, they have struggled to establish any kind of rhythm on either side of the ball.

In Week 4, I think they will get it going. They are taking on the Seattle Seahawks, a team that hasn't stopped anybody yet.

Michael Turner will be a huge part of that. Matt Ryan and Roddy White are superstars, but if Turner is running well, it makes everything go. Look for him to score big from the very start on Sunday.

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