Isaiah Crowell rushed 12 times for 63 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for 62 yards in the Browns' Week 4 loss to the Chargers.
He finished with 15 touches to Duke Johnson's 17, and was not in the game on a late goal-line series where Johnson got a carry at the one-yard line. Crowell played very well against San Diego, but Johnson is making a clear push for a bigger role. Crowell will be a tough sell as more than a low-end fantasy RB2 when the Browns take on a tough Ravens run defense in Week 5.
Chris Johnson rushed 16 times for 83 yards in the Cardinals' Week 4 loss to the Rams.
Gary Barnidge secured 6-of-6 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 4 loss to San Diego.
It almost defies belief that Barnidge is breaking out at age 30 after bouncing around the NFL, but he's become a legitimately featured portion of Cleveland's passing attack. With six catches in back-to-back games, Barnidge warrants streamer consideration entering a Week 5 date with the Ravens.
Randall Cobb caught 5-of-8 targets for 44 yards in the Packers' Week 4 win over the 49ers.
Four of Cobb's catches and 41 of his yards came before the break, as Cobb appeared to tweak his troublesome right shoulder on his final target of the first half. Cobb was never announced with an injury, but he seemed to be bothered. Either way, it's encouraging that he never left the game. With 25 percent of the season now in the books, Cobb is on pace for 100/1,156/16. Provided his health is in order, he'll remain a top-five WR1 for next week's game against the Rams.
Travis Benjamin secured 6-of-10 targets for 79 yards in the Browns' Week 4 loss to San Diego.
He's now seen 10 targets in back-to-back games, while Benjamin's playing time has improved by the week. Even in a suspect Browns passing attack, Benjamin is trending toward WR3 value in standard and PPR leagues, and he's already there in return-yardage settings. View Benjamin as a boom-or-bust fantasy option when the Browns face a leaky Ravens pass defense in Week 5.
Eddie Lacy rushed 18 times for 90 yards in Green Bay's Week 4 win over the 49ers.
He added a three-yard reception. Lacy appeared fully over his ankle issue, showing quick feet and precise cuts. He dragged tacklers as the Packers played out the string of a boring second half. Rounding into form after a quiet(ish) start, Lacy is on track for 920 yards and four touchdowns. Both paces should increase significantly in the coming weeks. Lacy gets the Rams' hot-and-cold run defense in Week 5.
Carlos Hyde rushed eight times for 20 yards in San Francisco's Week 4 loss to the Packers.
Hyde added a two-yard reception. Like every one of his starts since Week 1, Hyde found himself bottled up as the defense declined to respect Colin Kaepernick's "passing ability." Along the same lines, the 49ers again had to abandon the run. Hyde has shown impressive on-field ability, but his role is in the gutter along with his team. He's becoming hard to trust as an RB2 simply because Kaep will never allow him to get into a rhythm. On pace for 1,128 yards and eight touchdowns, Hyde gets the Giants next Sunday evening.
Nick Foles completed 16-of-24 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns in the Rams' Week 4 win over the Cardinals.
Of course, Foles showed up and tossed three red-zone touchdowns against one of the league's stingiest defenses a week after being a no-show at home against the Steelers. Entering Sunday, the Rams ran eight plays all season in the red zone, and on Sunday, Foles hooked up with Tavon Austin for two 12-yard touchdowns and sandwiched an 18-yarder to Stedman Bailey. He still missed a couple throws, but overall Foles has played better than his numbers would suggest through four games. He's on pace for a meager 20:4 TD:INT ratio. Treat him as a QB2 next week in Green Bay.