The two big Running Backs to grab this week are Dwayne Washington and Jordan Howard but they may already be owned if you are in a deeper league so it might be worth prioritizing the players on the Wide Receiver section of the week 4 Waiver Wire.
The numbers aren't anything special but this player definitely looked like the better Running Back in the first half. Theo Riddick struggled early on but picked it up in the second half. Riddick simply isn't a between the Tackle runner so Washington will get plenty of work. He will have the Ameer Abdullah role for now.
There was some buzz going around about Jordan Howard getting more work and for once John Fox wasn't lying. He gave Howard more looks against the Cowboys in week 3 but the main reason he is on this list is because Jeremy Langford went down to injury and will be out for 4-6 weeks. Kadeem Carey is also dealing with a hamstring injury and it doesn't seem like he will be ready for week 4. All we got left is Jordan Howard with a nice matchup against the Lions.
The Ravens are still using trash at the running back position and Dixon is getting closer to making his debut. Stash him while you can.
I don't think there is much value in the Dolphins backfield but if Arian Foster continues to deal with injuries, which he will, then there should be one player that takes the lead role right? RIGHT?! Maybe not but Jay Ajayi is hot garbage and Damien Williams has been nothing his whole career. Drake logged the most snaps in week 3 and looked like the best player in that mix. Give it some time until he gains the confidence of the coaching staff. Or just wait until Ajayi does something dumb.
I wasn't really sure what was going on with the Eagles backfield on Sunday. There were so many different guys mixing in and out until I found out that Ryan Mathews got hurt early on (surprise, surprise). Well this situation might be a little sticky if Mathews misses more time but if he is out then Smallwood will be an interesting play. He got a lot of work and matched Darren Sproles in snaps. Sproles will not be affected whether Mathews is in or out and he is the running back to own in Philly but if you're desperate and Mathews misses time then roll with Smallwood.