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- Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 4 running back tiers.
- Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.
Below you’ll find my running back tiers for Week 4 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring.
As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.
Koerner’s Running Back Tiers
Based on standard scoring; +/- indicates how many Tiers up/down each player would move in a PPR format.
Todd Gurley (vs. MIN)
Alvin Kamara (@ NYG) +1
I honestly never thought Kamara would make it up to Tier 1 in standard scoring, but here we are. In PPR he would have Tier 1 all to himself. It’s clear that the Saints use dump-off passes to Kamara as an extension of the running game. It’ll be interesting to see how they handle Kamara once Mark Ingram returns next week.