Week 4 flex ranks: Raiders rising

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Both the Lions' Ameer Abdullah and the Seahawks' Jimmy Graham have disappointed in fantasy so far, but Eric Karabell explains why he is flexing the running back this week.

It hasn’t exactly been forever since the Oakland Raiders finished in the NFL’s top 10 for points and yards. In fact, it happened as recently as 2010, when quarterback Jason Campbell, running back Darren McFadden and tight end Zach Miller were a relatively competent trio of stat providers. Since then, the Raiders haven’t been as helpful to fantasy owners -- well, the defense has helped opponents like Jamaal Charles and Doug Martin -- but this current crew has looked good the past two weeks.