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Running Back Rankings for Week 11 Fantasy Football

A.J. Dillon is a top-5 back against the rival Vikings. Full running back rankings for Week 11 fantasy football.

Welcome to the fantasy football Week 11 running back rankings hub!

Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey is cemented as the overall RB1. Pittsburgh’s Najee Harris (LAC) and Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott (KC) have phenomenal match-ups this week. Follow news cycles closely for the Patriots’ Damien Harris (concussion) and the 49ers’ Elijah Mitchell (finger). The Week 11 outcomes of beastly backups Rhamondre Stevenson and Jeff Wilson Jr. hang in the balance. Kansas City’s Clyde Edwards-Helaire is tentatively due back as well, which puts Darrel Williams’ status majorly in flux.

Below are my top-60 running backs for Week 11. These rankings are geared toward .5PPR scoring formats for Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season but should aid those who play in both non-PPR and full-point PPR formats. I’ve also included my top RB streaming option this week and DFS play of the week (cost via FanDuel).

Check back throughout the week to see how expectations have changed as news continues to roll in, enhancing our prognostication abilities. Feel free to hit me up on twitter @Ginger__Nic for any fantasy related advice.

Stream of the Week: D’Onta Foreman vs. Houston Texans

Foreman has not run well in his two game stint with the Titans but he has run better than fellow free agent signee, Adrian Peterson. Tennessee could choose to give pass catching specialist Jeremy McNichols more work but for now, fantasy managers should ride the “hot hand”. Foreman faces off this week against the team that drafted him in the Round 3 of the 2017 NFL Draft. To be clear, Foreman isn’t likely to tear the roof off against the Texans but the revenge narrative is alive and well and the Titans’ coaching staff did hand Foreman the backfield reins last week after seeing Peterson’s lackluster lead back performance in Week 9. Houston’s run defense is as bad as it gets, having allowed 1,232 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns, both 2nd-most in the NFL. Peterson and McNichols will be factors but if one is in need of a flex play, Foreman can be started as a back-end RB3.

DFS Play of the Week:  A.J. Dillon at Minnesota Vikings ($7,000)

Dillon’s salary cap hit of just $7,000 on FanDuel is tied with San Francisco’s Elijah Mitchell as the 15th most on Sunday’s slate. With Aaron Jones (MCL) out this week, Dillon’s in-line for a mammoth-sized workload on Sunday and the Vikings’ front-seven are likely to be without stud DT Michael Pierce (elbow) and LB Anthony Barr (knee). The 2nd-year back has flashed as both a rusher and receiver this year and has a real shot at racking up 20+ carries and 5+ targets this week. The Vikings’ 29th ranked run defense per NEFF rating doesn’t stand a chance. Dillon is a top-5 back this week.

Week 11 Running Back Rankings
RankNameTeamOpp
1Christian McCaffreyCARvs WAS
2Dalvin CookMINvs GB
3Najee HarrisPIT@ LAC
4Ezekiel ElliottDAL@ KC
5AJ DillonGB@ MIN
6Saquon BarkleyNYG@ TB
7Austin EkelerLACvs PIT
8Jonathan TaylorIND@ BUF
9Mark Ingram IINO@ PHI
10Joe MixonCIN@ LV
11Nick ChubbCLEvs DET
12James RobinsonJACvs SF
13D'Andre SwiftDET@ CLE
14Jeff Wilson Jr.SF@ JAC
15James ConnerARI@ SEA
16Darrel WilliamsKCvs DAL
17David MontgomeryCHIvs BAL
18Damien HarrisNE@ ATL
19Leonard FournetteTBvs NYG
20Michael CarterNYJvs MIA
21Miles SandersPHIvs NO
22Tony PollardDAL@ KC
23Antonio GibsonWAS@ CAR
24Myles GaskinMIA@ NYJ
25Devonta FreemanBAL@ CHI
26Latavius MurrayBAL@ CHI
27Alex CollinsSEAvs ARI
28Josh JacobsLVvs CIN
29Zack MossBUFvs IND
30D'Onta ForemanTENvs HOU
31D'Ernest JohnsonCLEvs DET
32Ameer AbdullahCARvs WAS
33Ty JohnsonNYJvs MIA
34Nyheim HinesIND@ BUF
35Rhamondre StevensonNE@ ATL
36Brandon BoldenNE@ ATL
37Boston ScottPHIvs NO
38Jordan HowardPHIvs NO
39Devin SingletaryBUFvs IND
40Eno BenjaminARI@ SEA
41J.D. McKissicWAS@ CAR
42Wayne Gallman Jr.ATLvs NE
43Jeremy McNicholsTENvs HOU
44Adrian PetersonTENvs HOU
45Jamaal WilliamsDET@ CLE
46Kenyan DrakeLVvs CIN
47Kyle JuszczykSF@ JAC
48Mike DavisATLvs NE
49Samaje PerineCIN@ LV
50Kenneth GainwellPHIvs NO
51Carlos HydeJACvs SF
52Alexander MattisonMINvs GB
53Justin JacksonLACvs PIT
54Chuba HubbardCARvs WAS
55Phillip LindsayHOU@ TEN
56Patrick TaylorGB@ MIN
57Khalil HerbertCHIvs BAL
58Demetric FeltonCLEvs DET
59Trenton CannonSF@ JAC
60Trey SermonSF@ JAC