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Week 11 Rankings

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: November 17, 2019, 11:51 am ET

Week 11 Running Backs 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Christian McCaffrey

CAR

ATL

2

Dalvin Cook

MIN

DEN

3

Ezekiel Elliott

DAL

@DET

4

Josh Jacobs

OAK

CIN

5

Leonard Fournette

JAC

@IND

6

Melvin Gordon

LAC

KC

7

Alvin Kamara

NO

@TB

8

James Conner

PIT

@CLE

9

Nick Chubb

CLE

PIT

10

Damien Williams

KC

@LAC

11

Tevin Coleman

SF

ARI

12

Le'Veon Bell

NYJ

@WAS

13

Marlon Mack

IND

JAC

14

Joe Mixon

CIN

@OAK

15

Brian Hill

ATL

@CAR

16

Mark Ingram

BAL

HOU

17

Devin Singletary

BUF

@MIA

18

Ronald Jones

TB

NO

19

Kenyan Drake

ARI

@SF

20

Miles Sanders

PHI

NE

21

Todd Gurley

LA

CHI

22

Austin Ekeler

LAC

KC

23

Carlos Hyde

HOU

@BAL

24

Phillip Lindsay

DEN

@MIN

25

Kareem Hunt

CLE

PIT

26

Sony Michel

NE

@PHI

27

Royce Freeman

DEN

@MIN

28

David Montgomery

CHI

@LA

29

James White

NE

@PHI

30

David Johnson

ARI

@SF

31

Jaylen Samuels

PIT

@CLE

32

Kalen Ballage

MIA

BUF

33

Raheem Mostert

SF

ARI

34

Adrian Peterson

WAS

NYJ

35

J.D. McKissic

DET

DAL

36

Derrius Guice

WAS

NYJ

37

Peyton Barber

TB

NO

38

Frank Gore

BUF

@MIA

39

Duke Johnson

HOU

@BAL

40

Tarik Cohen

CHI

@LA

41

Ty Johnson

DET

DAL

42

Alexander Mattison

MIN

DEN

43

Latavius Murray

NO

@TB

44

Rex Burkhead

NE

@PHI

45

Gus Edwards

BAL

HOU

46

Ryan Nall

CHI

@LA

47

Jay Ajayi

PHI

NE

48

Nyheim Hines

IND

JAC

49

Giovani Bernard

CIN

@OAK

50

Darrell Henderson

LA

CHI

51

Malcolm Brown

LA

CHI

52

Darrel Williams

KC

@LAC

53

Bo Scarbrough

DET

DAL

 

RB Notes: Averaging 23 carries over his past four games, Ezekiel Elliott has a get-right spot in the Lions’ collapsed run defense after being held to 63 yards from scrimmage against the Vikings. … Josh Jacobs has been held below 75 yards on the ground in two of his past three appearances but has a blow-up spot of biblical proportions in the Bengals. Running as a 10.5-point home favorite, Jacobs is squaring off with a “defense” hemorrhaging 5.2 yards per carry and 173 rushing yards per game. … It’s hard to keep Leonard Fournette and his voluminous workloads out of the top three. Rested after a pre-bye dud, Fournette should be buoyed by Nick Foles’ insertion under center following Gardner Minshew’s diminishing returns. Averaging 24 weekly touches and playing nearly 100 percent of the Jags’ snaps, Fournette’s absurdly low touchdown total — one! — has to regress to the mean, and soon. … It might have come too late to save seasons — both for fantasy players and the Chargers — but Melvin Gordon is running hot. The resurgent lead back has out-touched Austin Ekeler 46-24 over the past two weeks, checking in sixth in rushing in the process. His reward is a date with a Chiefs D surrendering the most RB fantasy points. 

Week 10 was a shockingly ineffective return for Alvin Kamara vs. the Falcons’ previously doormat defense, though 8/50 through the air saved his fantasy day. He’s going to need a similar recipe for Week 11 against a Bucs D that funnels opposing production through the air. … The Steelers’ running game during James Conner’s two-game absence: They didn’t have one. For fantasy owners, Conner returns in the nick of time to face the Browns’ ground-permissive unit. Conner piled up 49 touches in the two games before his injury. … All was well beneath the surface of Nick Chubb’s Week 10 — he reached 20 carries for the fourth straight start and eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the third time in four — but Kareem Hunt’s 11-touch performance was a red-alert development. The Browns made the two-back approach profitable vs. the Bills, but it is going to be infinitely more difficult against a Steelers Defense that’s the hottest in the league. Chubb has been all about floor. Hunt’s role undermines it. … Damien Williams played 60 snaps in Week 10. All other Chiefs backs were on the field for 22. Things change quickly for Andy Reid, but right now his preference is clear. It doesn’t matter who the back is. If they have that kind of snap share in a Reid backfield, they are an RB1. 

With Matt Breida (ankle) out, Tevin Coleman’s shaky floor gets a Week 11 propping. Raheem Mostert will still frequently mix in, making Coleman more frustrating than he should be. … Displaying absolutely zero upside, Le’Veon Bell is surviving on workload and plus matchups. He will have both for Week 11, as the Jets are just one-point road ‘dogs vs. the Redskins’ soft run D. … With no passing game involvement to speak of — he has two catches over his past three games — Marlon Mack is maxing out as a workload-based RB1/2. He can once again rely on the formula for Week 11, as the Colts are three-point road favorites against a Jaguars Defense permitting nearly five yards per carry. … All the way tanked and starting a minor leaguer at quarterback, the Bengals have gone 2016 Chip Kelly and decided to run the ball no matter the game script. That’s great news for Joe Mixon, who set a new season high for carries by 11 last week. Giovani Bernard’s good health is irrelevant. … Tied for sixth in running back carries (66) over the past three weeks, David Montgomery has stabilized his RB2 value but will lack ceiling vs. the Rams’ solid run defense.

Averaging just 69 weekly rushing yards, Mark Ingram hasn’t compensated through the air, catching 14 total passes. It’s been all about the touchdowns, which at least won’t be going away in the Ravens’ elite offense. … Coming off a 21-touch outing, Brian Hill has all the hallmarks of a plug-and-play RB2 during Devonta Freeman’s (foot) absence. The Panthers’ bottom-five run defense helps his case. … Devin Singletary's Week 10 snap percentage actually increased from 66 to 68 percent, but his touches inexplicably declined from 23 to 11. Expect a correction against the Dolphins’ matador run D. … The Patriots’ run defense sprung major leaks in the two games before its bye, serving up 5.85 yards per carry and 185 yards per game. Jordan Howard, who touched the ball 44 times in two games before the Eagles’ bye, will remain established. … Todd Gurley has 22 total touches over the Rams’ past two games. That includes a leisurely day vs. the Bengals and dispiriting loss to the Steelers. Completely lacking lateral explosion right now, Gurley is not a particularly compelling RB2 in a dysfunctional offense. … A four-point road ‘dog, Carlos Hyde will need a touchdown to return RB2 value in Baltimore.

Ronald Jones, who entered Week 10 with eight receptions all season, shockingly went 8/77 as a pass catcher vs. the Cardinals. Speaking Wednesday, coach Bruce Arians said there is more where that came from. That Arians is keeping the faith despite Jones’ comically soft fumble against Arizona is the best of RB2 signs. …We are in wait-and-see mode with the Cardinals’ backfield. Not that we need to see more from David Johnson (ankle, back), who can barely move right now. Chase Edmonds (hamstring) is the Week 11 wild card. No matter who is active, Kenyan Drake, who gutted the 49ers for 162 yards from scrimmage two weeks ago, will probably be the best RB2/FLEX in a suddenly muddled RB group. … The Broncos’ backfield is complicated by a bottom-three quarterback situation. The Vikings are tough on the ground. … With Ty Johnson (concussion) likely out, it will be J.D. McKissic “leading” one of the least-appealing committees you will ever see. Paul Perkins won’t be a FLEX. McKissic will be better utilized in PPR than standard. … Abandoned in Week 9, Sony Michel has a forbidding matchup in the Eagles. … Kareem Hunt has established immediate PPR FLEX value. … Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson: Your guess is as good as mine. 

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .