Week four saw a lot less superstar moments in fantasy football, but there were still some eye popping moments on Sept. 29. Ray Rice was cleared to play in the Baltimore Ravens’ week four game but was clearly hurting and hurt any fantasy football owners who started him.
Here is a look at which running backs were hot and which were not in fantasy football week four.
Hot – Arian Foster
Foster had his first 100 yard game of the season, rushing for 102 yards and catching six passes for 69 more yards with a receiving touchdown.
Not – Ray Rice
Ray Rice was not supposed to play in week four, but the Ravens played him anyway. Any fantasy football that saw that this morning and activated him in their lineup paid for it. He ran for 17 total yards in the game.
Hot – Le’Veon Bell
Anyone who drafted rookie running back Le’Veon Bell and held onto him through his season opening injury should be smiling now. In the first NFL game of his career, Bell ran for 57 yards, gained 27 yards through the air and ran for two touchdowns.
Not – DeMarco Murray
Last week, Murray ran for over 170 yards and it looked like the Dallas Cowboys were finally going to use their running back. This week, Murray picked up 5.0 yards per carry, a nice number, but Dallas barely ran him and he finished with 70 yards and no touchdowns.
Hot – Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson continues to play up to his ranking as the best running back in the NFL. In week four, he ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns. He is on pace for 1600 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns this season.
Not – Darren McFadden
Darren McFadden left the Oakland Raiders’ week four game injured. He had five carries for 29 yards in the game before his hamstring injury. This is not good for fantasy football owners, because McFadden is very often injured.
Hot – Reggie Bush
Luckily for the Detroit Lions and fantasy football owners, Reggie Bush’s injury was short lived and he is back and as strong as ever. Bush ran for 139 yards, gained another 34 through the air, and had a rushing touchdown this week.
Not – Chris Johnson
The Chris Johnson demise continues as the once strong running back had another one of his horrible rushing games. He still hasn’t broke 100 yards in a game and has no rushing scores, and this week was the worse with 21 rushing yards and 10 receiving.
Not – Doug Martin
The new quarterback change in Tampa Bay hurt the entire offense. the Bucs lost 13-10 and Doug Martin only ran for 45 yards as Arizona stacked the line and dared the Tampa passing game to beat them.