We’re flying through the fantasy football season. Whether you’re currently in the playoffs or hoping to force your way in, our Week 11 fantasy football running back (RB) rankings are here to help you gain an edge over the rest of your league.
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What to keep in mind heading into Week 11 and searching for the best fantasy football running back
Make sure to check out PFN’s fantasy bye week schedule to keep up to date on who you will need to replace in your lineups. For Week 11, the four teams that are on a bye are the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, and Buffalo Bills.
You won’t be losing any superstar RBs this week, but Raheem Mostert, Jerick McKinnon, Wayne Gallman, David Montgomery, Zack Moss, and Devin Singletary have all been useable throughout the season. If you’ve been relying on any of them for your team, then you’ll have to do without this week.
You should always keep an eye on injuries, but this week it’s more crucial than ever. Christian McCaffrey, Chris Carson, and Joe Mixon all missed Week 10, and we’ll update our rankings if they’re unable to play in Week 11.
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Note: Please keep in mind that these are PPR RB rankings. PPR in fantasy means that a running back gets an additional full point for each reception. This can play a big factor when deciding on which guys to get into your lineups and makes volume all that much more important.
Tier 1: Top 10 Fantasy RBs in Week 11
1) Alvin Kamara vs. Atlanta Falcons
Alvin Kamara is the most targeted running back in the league, and it isn’t particularly close. He already has 60 receptions on the season and is on course to smash his career-best marks for rushing yards and receiving yards. This game could be a shootout, and Kamara is the Saints’ most dangerous player. Look for him to get plenty of the ball against a struggling defense, and I expect him to be the top fantasy football running back in Week 11.
2) Dalvin Cook vs. Dallas Cowboys
Dalvin Cook has 13 touchdowns in just seven games this season and seems to be running the length of the field every time he touches the ball. He followed his 226 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in Week 8 with 252 yards and two touchdowns in Week 9. He’s arguably been the fantasy MVP this season and is unlucky not to be the highest-ranked RB this week.
3) Christian McCaffrey vs. Detroit Lions
If he’s healthy, then the Panthers have shown that they intend to go back to McCaffrey as their workhorse. He didn’t look as if he’d missed a beat in Week 9, and the Lions can’t stop anybody.
4) Aaron Jones at Indianapolis Colts
The Colts are playing well on defense this season, but Derrick Henry showed that teams could still run on them as he rushed for over 100 yards. Jones hasn’t put up big rushing numbers in many games this year, but he’s a useful option in the passing game. He’s still finding the end zone regularly, and the Packers continue to create scoring opportunities.
5) Miles Sanders at Cleveland Browns
After being forced into a committee to begin his Eagles career, Sanders’ talent looks to have won out. He’s dominated the opportunities when in the lineup, and the Eagles receiving corps returning to health should open things up for him.
6) James Conner at Jacksonville Jaguars
It’s clear that the Steelers want Conner to be their feature back. Any time you can get a player with his workload in a game that his team is expected to be leading by multiple scores and looking to run the ball often, you have to take it.
7) Derrick Henry at Baltimore Ravens
The fact that it feels harsh on Henry to have him at seven shows how well he’s playing. He’s going up against one of the league’s top defenses, though, and the Ravens will want to use their running game to keep the ball away from him. Despite being arguably the best runner in the NFL, his lack of targets in the passing game leaves him susceptible to being leapfrogged by other players. He remains a top-10 fantasy football running back.
8) Chris Carson vs. Arizona Cardinals
If Carson is ready to go, he’ll slot right back in as the lead RB for the Seahawks. DeeJay Dallas has filled in admirably in his absence, but he shouldn’t threaten Carson’s volume. The game should be a shootout, and Carson will have plenty of opportunities to find the end zone.
9) Ezekiel Elliott at Minnesota Vikings
Elliott (and the Cowboys offense in general) has struggled since Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury. The Vikings can’t stop anybody at the moment, though. They have one of the worst defenses in the league, and Elliott has maintained a heavy workload throughout the season despite his lack of recent productivity.
10) James Robinson vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Jaguars should be chasing this game, but they’ve made it clear that Robinson is their guy no matter what. He rarely leaves the field, and they’ll continue to run the ball even when trailing. The Steelers defense has been excellent so far this season. Their run defense is outstanding and will make production hard to come by, but Robinson’s volume ensures that he stays a top-10 fantasy football running back.
Tier 2: Fantasy RBs in Week 11
11) Nick Chubb vs. Philadelphia Eagles
12) Antonio Gibson vs. Cincinnati Bengals
13) Josh Jacobs vs. Kansas City Chiefs
14) Todd Gurley at New Orleans Saints
15) Clyde Edwards-Helaire at Las Vegas Raiders
16) Damien Harris vs. Houston Texans
17) Kareem Hunt vs. Philadelphia Eagles
18) Duke Johnson vs. New England Patriots
19) Ronald Jones vs. Los Angeles Rams
20) Giovani Bernard at Washington Football Team
Tier 3: Fantasy RB Rankings in Week 10
21) Melvin Gordon vs. Miami Dolphins
22) J. D. McKissic vs. Cincinnati Bengals
23) Nyheim Hines vs. Green Bay Packers
24) Darrell Henderson at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
25) Kenyan Drake at Seattle Seahawks
26) Kalen Ballage vs. New York Jets
27) Chase Edmonds at Seattle Seahawks
28) Salvon Ahmed at Denver Broncos
29) Adrian Peterson at Carolina Panthers
30) Leonard Fournette vs. Los Angeles Rams
Tier 4: Fantasy RB Rankings in Week 11
31) Joshua Kelley vs. New York Jets
32) Tony Pollard at Minnesota Vikings
33) La’Mical Perine at Los Angeles Chargers
34) Gus Edwards vs. Tennessee Titans
35) Jamaal Williams at Indianapolis Colts
36) Phillip Lindsay vs. Miami Dolphins
37) James White at Houston Texans
38) Latavius Murray vs. Atlanta Falcons
39) Rex Burkhead vs. Houston Texans
40) Jonathan Taylor vs. Green Bay Packers
Fantasy RB Rankings Week 11 | The best of the rest
Tier 5: Fantasy RB Rankings in Week 11
41) Mark Ingram vs. Tennessee Titans
42) Mike Davis vs. Detroit Lions
43) Le’Veon Bell at Las Vegas Raiders
44) Kerryon Johnson at Carolina Panthers
45) J.K. Dobbins vs. Tennessee Titans
46) Jordan Wilkins vs. Green Bay Packers
47) Alexander Mattison vs. Dallas Cowboys
48) Chris Thompson vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
49) Carlos Hyde vs. Arizona Cardinals
50) Frank Gore at Los Angeles Chargers
Tier 6: The best of the rest fantasy RB rankings in Week 11
51) Devontae Booker vs. Kansas City Chiefs
52) Malcolm Brown at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
53) Jordan Howard at Denver Broncos
54) Brian Hill at New Orleans Saints
55) D’Onta Foreman at Baltimore Ravens
56) Cam Akers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
57) Boston Scott at Cleveland Browns
58) Matt Breida at Denver Broncos
59) Alex Collins vs. Arizona Cardinals
60) Benny Snell at Jacksonville Jaguars
Tier 7: The best of the rest fantasy RB rankings in Week 11
61) Jeremy McNichols vs. Baltimore Ravens
62) Royce Freeman vs. Miami Dolphins
63) Peyton Barber vs. Cincinnati Bengals
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