Jamaal Williams – DET
Week 3 stats: 20 CAR, 87 YDS, 2 TDs, 2 REC, 20 YDS – 24.7 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: vs SEA
Williams is one of the best handcuffs in fantasy and managers that stashed him on their benches should be thrilled to have some use for him for the time being. Swift’s shoulder injury has led HC Dan Campbell to imply that he could be out until their bye in week six. Williams is an easy plug in for fantasy managers. Furthermore, a juicy matchup against the Seahawks porous run defense bodes well for his fantasy outlook. Williams owners should try to find a place for him in their lineups this week, or try to snag him off the waiver wire if he’s available.
Javonte Williams – DEN
Week 3 stats: 15 CAR, 58 YDS, 3 REC, 5 TAR, 2 YDS – 9.0 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: vs LV
It was a dismal showing for the entire Broncos offense on Sunday, with Williams still receiving a solid workload on the ground. Unfortunately, backfield mate Melvin Gordon stole a touchdown from him, resulting in a poor fantasy day. Nevertheless, a matchup with the Raiders means fantasy managers should have a brighter outlook for the Broncos entire offense. It’s also a good sign that Williams has received at least four targets in each game this season and 16 or more total touches in every game. The volume is there and now is the chance for Williams to produce.
Dameon Pierce – HOU
Week 3 stats: 20 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD, 2 REC, 21 YDS – 18.1 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: vs LAC
The biggest breakout pick of the offseason has slowly begun to take over the Texans backfield. Pierce is a talented back receiving solid volume and the Chargers run defense has not been very dominant this season. Pierce can finally begin to creep off the bench, and sneak into lineups as a viable flex to RB2 play.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire – KC
Week 3 stats: 7 CAR 0 YDS 1 TD, 5 REC, 39 YDS – 14.9 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: @ TB
Saved by a touchdown, CEH was abysmal on the ground against the Colts. He recorded zero rushing yards, but picked up a touchdown and five catches to make his production look okay. With a matchup against an even better run defense in the Buccaneers, don’t expect the same luck to strike twice for the former first round pick. He should be benched with ease.
Jeff Wilson Jr. – SF
Week 3 stats: 12 CAR, 75 YDS, 3 REC, 31 YDS –11.6 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: vs LAR
Wilson has been a solid pickup for fantasy managers ever since Elijah Mitchell went down with an injury in week one. However, with a matchup against the Rams stout run defense coming up, Wilson should hit the bench in most leagues.
Josh Jacobs – LV
Week 3 stats: 13 CAR, 66 YDS, 5 REC, 6 TAR – 14.7 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: vs DEN
The Broncos run defense has been very good at stifling opposing running backs this year, and Josh Jacobs could be their next victim. The Raiders have also been stuck throwing the ball this year, as teams have terrorized their secondary. If Wilson and the Broncos finally manage to put together a good game against their defense, it could spell even more trouble for Jacobs.
Antonio Gibson – WAS
Week 3 stats: 12 CAR, 38 YDS, 1 TD, 1 TAR, 1 REC, 2 YDS – 11.0 PPR points
Week 4 matchup: @ DAL
The Commanders fed Gibson eight targets in week one, which paved the way for them to beat the Jaguars. However, they have struggled since, and have inexplicably failed to use Gibson very much in the passing game. Gibson is not known for his vision as a runner, despite possessing impressive athletic traits as a hybrid back. However, as long as the Commanders fail to use him in the passing game, he is a touchdown reliant option at best.