Week 4 Fantasy Football Matchups

Not many Fantasy players are complaining about Jahvid Best through three weeks, but he's in for a challenge in Week 4. The Cowboys have been tough on opposing run games, allowing on average 61.3 yards per, and only Frank Gore has barreled for a touchdown against them in 2011. Best's rushing yardage has dropped in each of his first three contests, due in part because of a drop in carries (21 in Week 1, 16 in Week 2, 12 in Week 3). Best also has one run on the year for more than 10 yards. Not so good.

But this is good: Best's receiving yardage has gone up in consecutive weeks (42 in Week 1, 66 in Week 2, 74 in Week 3). And the Cowboys aren't perfect against running backs catching the ball: Cumulatively running backs have 153 receiving yards on 17 catches with a touchdown on Big D this season. This sure seems like a week where Best's Fantasy owners should count on a big day as a receiver, and anything he gives as a rusher is just a bonus.

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Dave Richard has spent nearly his entire career covering the National Football League. Beginning with NFL.com at the boom of the Internet, Richard was that site's first Fantasy Football writer before transitioning... Full Bio

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