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Random Ramsdom: RB Darrell Henderson is CBS Sports’ ‘Start of the Week’ in fantasy

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For those who capitalized on Darrell Henderson’s fantasy performance in Week 3 against the Bills, you’re in luck for one more week. Due to his positive outlook against the Giants, Henderson has been named CBS Sports’ Start of the Week for fantasy running backs. Here’s what fantasy expert Jamey Eisenberg had to say about his matchup.

“It appears like Cam Akers (ribs) will be out again in Week 4 against the Giants after he didn’t practice Wednesday, and coach Sean McVay said Akers is day-to-day. And even though Malcolm Brown did play in Week 3 at Buffalo despite having finger surgery, he was clearly behind Darrell Henderson in touches and production. The Rams backfield belongs to Henderson for now — and hopefully all year.”

“Henderson has been awesome over the past two games with 32 carries for 195 yards and two touchdowns, as well as three catches for 46 yards on six targets against the Eagles and Bills. We were hoping one of the three Rams running backs would make a statement early in the season to establish themselves as the best Todd Gurley replacement, and Henderson appears to be that guy.”

I was lucky enough to grab Henderson as someone who spent a pick on Akers a little earlier than I probably should have. With a soft Giants defense on tap, I wouldn’t be surprised to see another 100-yard, one-touchdown performance from the sophomore player out of Memphis.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Check out the latest comments from the podium with McVay, Staley, Blythe, and more (TheRams.com)

DC Brandon Staley hasn’t lost any confidence in his young safeties (TheRams.com)

The Rams have a 64% chance of making the playoffs after a 2-1 start (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter wonders how much rookie Terrell Lewis can add to the team’s pass rush (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Bill Barnwell rates the NFL’s undefeated teams through Week 3 (ESPN)

Jamey Eisenberg gives you the start/sit advice you need for WRs in Week 4 of fantasy football (CBS Sports)

Jason La Canfora looks ahead at the 2021 quarterback free agent market (CBS Sports)

Russell Wilson won the NFLC’s Offensive Player of the Month (Pro Football Talk)

The PIT-TEN game will be played either Monday or Tuesday (Bleacher Report)

The Patriots are 7-point underdogs for the third time in 18 years (ESPN)