You and I might be worried about Marshawn Lynch's production against a St. Louis Rams run defense that's already made worldbeaters out of Kevin Smith and Michael Bush, but for Beast Mode's fantasy football owners things are looking up in Week 4. Coming off a not-especially-efficient 25-carry, 98-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers he'll face a Rams team that's allowed an average of 4.5 yards per carry—25th in the NFL—and five rushing touchdowns in three games.
The wild card: 2012 NFL Draft first-rounder Michael Brockers, who could be available after making his return to the practice field this week. Brockers is the big, run-stuffing DT the Rams have lacked all year, and if his limited preseason performance was enough to get him playing better than, say, 25th in the NFL, he could leap past fellow picks Brian Quick and Isaiah Pead on his way to a crucial role on this year's Rams. (Lynch's 384-carry pace should also be a concern, though probably not in Week 4.)
But a potentially limited Brockers isn't nearly enough to keep Marshawn Lynch fans away. Walter Football ranks him
ninth this week, just behind Jamaal Charles.