If you have a little uncertainty at the running back position, you may need to search the waivers to see who is available for a plug and play. These are the top fantasy RB streamers for Week 4 that may be available for a pickup.
Fantasy RB Streamers for NFL Week 4
Myles Gaskin, MIA (vs. SEA)
Myles Gaskin saw 27 touches (22 carries, five receptions) last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He played on 75% of the snaps, after playing on 65% of the snaps in in Week 2, per our RB snap stats. The volume is extremely encouraging, and the Miami Dolphins have showed us that this is his backfield. The Dolphins play the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, and the Seahawks have been bleeding fantasy points. The over/under is very high for this game, at 54.5. Gaskin should see a good amount of targets out the backfield, and he provides a nice PPR floor. With the volume he’s been receiving, he’s due to break off a few big plays.
Check out our Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings, including scoring settings for PPR and half PPR leagues! Ranking are updated throughout the week.
Rex Burkhead, NE (at KC)
If James White is active, stay away. If he’s not, then Rex Burkhead is the receiving back the New England Patriots are going to lean on. In a Week 2 shootout against the Seahawks, Burkhead played on 70.8% of the snaps. Last week, when the Patriots played with a lead most of the game, he played on 46.4% of the snaps, which still led the team. If there was any matchup when the Patriots need their pass-catching running back, it would be against the Kansas City Chiefs. Keep an eye on Damien Harris, who could return for this matchup and is a strong pass catcher out of Alabama. If Harris does return, then it’s an added level of uncertainty that would cause me to lose a lot of confidence in Burkhead.
**UPDATE: James White is expected to play in Week 4**
Jeff Wilson Jr., SF (vs. PHI)
Insert healthy San Francisco 49ers running back here. It’s looking like Jerick McKinnon will play, but he’s not 100 percent. If Raheem Mostert is out, then Jeff Wilson will be the main guy. Wilson had two touchdowns in Week 3, and he should get goal line carries here. He was even involved in the passing game, with three receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown. Nick Mullens has proven that he can fill in for Jimmy Garoppolo, and I expect the Philadelphia Eagles to struggle stopping the 49ers offense.