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Well, COVID has found the Titans, so the Titans-Steelers contest is postponed. This is now both teams’ bye week, it’s just that fantasy owners are caught off guard. So, you need to get all Titans and Steelers players out of your lineups. With that, we have some tough flex decisions for Week 4. The key is making sure you make those right flex decisions. For those who are new here, every week I will help you by looking at the Expert Consensus Rankins (ECR) to make these decisions a little easier on the Sharks. Let’s go ahead and look at some RB3, RB4, WR4 and WR5 types you can flex during Week 4. Let’s get “flexy,” shall we?

Running Backs

Antonio Gibson, WAS (vs. Baltimore)

Yes, Baltimore is a very tough matchup, but Washington is going to need its promising rookie if they want to stay competitive in this contest. Gibson continues to be the lead dog here, and he has never averaged less than 4 yards per carry so far in his rookie season. Expect Gibson to best his reception total (probably double it, really), in a game where Washington should be trailing for the majority of it. Fire up the electric rookie if you need him.

Myles Gaskin, MIA (vs. Seattle)

Gaskin kind of came out of nowhere to lead this Dolphin’s backfield, but he now deserves every-week flex consideration from here on out. The sophomore had a whopping 27 touches (you read that correctly) in Week 3, and he should continue seeing 18-20 touches on a regular basis. Another positive is that he’s averaging 5 receptions per game, and those can go up against the high-octane Seattle offense. This is a tough matchup for opposing running backs, but opportunity always prevails. Gaskin is a volume-based flex for Week 4.

Ronald Jones, TB (vs. Los Angeles Chargers)

As of Thursday, Leonard Fournette has not practiced this week. You know what that means? It’s Jones season, baby! Minus Week 2, Jones has been the lead dog for this backfield. He has been consistent, as he has in between 9 and 10 half-point PPR points in every contest this year. The Chargers do boast a strong rush defense, but with 15-20 touches coming this week, the matchup just won’t matter. This is the first week of the season you can feel good with Jones in your flex.

Adrian Peterson, DET (vs. New Orleans)

Last time I spoke on Peterson, it made me look like an idiot. I must go back though, as those touches from Week 3 can’t be ignored. He saw a whopping 23 touches in a close contest that resulted in an upset win in Arizona. The Saints’ defense has surprisingly been ineffective this season, and it would be smart for the Lions to establish the run to keep their offense off of the field. Like Myles Gaskin, the future Hall of Famer can be trusted as a solid, volume-based flex in Week 4.

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