After a quarter of the season, things are starting to take shape just a little bit in the NFL.
The same thing might be happening in your fantasy football league. If you're off to a rough start, hopefully you have one of these running backs that lead the league in rushing attempts through week 4.
Attempts, plus yards, plus scores, equals points, so let's have a gander at the leaders in rushing attempts so far this year.
T8. Kareem Hunt – 68
The potential rookie of the year has already cracked the top ten for most rushing attempts through the first quarter of the season. Expect the Chiefs red-hot offense to continue leaning on the rocket from Toledo, especially since he leads the league in runs over 20 yards with 5.
T8. Lamar Miller – 68
Mr. Consistency has seen no fewer than 14 rushing attempts and no more than 19. After exploding for 25 fantasy points in a week four route over Tennessee, Miller is just starting to heat up.
T8. LeSean McCoy – 68
Sixty-eight rushing attempts but no touchdowns. That won't last forever.
7. Devonta Freeman – 70
Freeman has 5 touchdowns to go along with his 70 carries this season. He's averaging a solid 4.1-yards-per rush, but interestingly his longest sprint on the year is just 18 yards – the shortest of anyone in our top 10.
6. C.J. Anderson – 73
Anderson is tied for second with Dalvin Cook for the most runs over 20 yards with 4.
5. Dalvin Cook – 74
Cook was off to a fabulous start, but a season-ending ACL injury will have him disappearing from this list soon.
4. Ezekiel Elliott – 76
He's averaging a modest 3.6-yards-per rush on 76 attempts, but the biggest defense he might face this month could be in the courtroom. Enjoy his productivity while you can.
3. Leonard Fournette – 81
Apparently Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone wasn't lying this summer when he was asked how many times he'd like to see starting QB Blake Bortles throw the ball each game. "For me, I like to run the ball every play. None. Zero. I want to go back to the old way. I want to change the game."
2. Todd Gurley – 86
Guess who's back, back again. Gurley's back, tell a friend.
1. Le'Veon Bell – 87
Bell's 35 carries in last week's dominant win over Baltimore is why many fantasy owners took him first over David Johnson.