Bears’ Khalil Herbert, Vikings’ Alexander Mattison highlight early pickups for week 4

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens offers up a pair of NFC North running backs to add this upcoming week.

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ANDY BEHRENS: Let's talk about a pair of potential early fantasy pickups for week four. Both of them running backs. These are going to be fire drills that we've had before. We'll start with Khalil Herbert in Chicago, who was brilliant filling in for the injured David Montgomery. 157 rushing yards. A couple of touchdowns.

We saw his elusiveness. We saw his vision. We saw the power. He's great. He was the only good thing for the Bears offense in the win against Houston. And it was enough. That guy has the potential to be certainly a double digit fantasy scorer moving forward for however long David Montgomery is sidelined. Think of him as a high end RB2.

And then in Minnesota, Alexander Mattison, he was pretty great as a fill in for Dalvin Cook. Dalvin Cook suffered a shoulder injury. Got ruled out of the game. Mattison found the end zone. Again, this is a situation that we've seen before. We know that Mattison can produce 90%, 95% of what a healthy Dalvin Cook can do. Mattison is going to be a priority pick up in leagues in which he's available.

I can hear you saying right now, but of course he's not available in my league. No, please don't misunderstand. I'm not trying to insult your league. But I will just say Mattison is unattached in about 45% of Yahoo leagues. Khalil Herbert available in just over 50% of Yahoo leagues. Again, they were probably scooped up in deeper formats after week one or before week one. But they are out there on the wire right now for thousands of you. And they do need to be added everywhere.