In this week 11 running back rankings, you can get a better idea of who you should be starting and who you should be sitting in your season long fantasy league. These players in this ranking are quite different from a list of players you might be targeting for daily fantasy football. Most notably, in season long leagues you want to get players that you will hang onto for several weeks where in a daily league you might just want to target a particular guy for a particular game. The players higher on this list are guys that you will want to start over someone lower down on the list.
These rankings are a guide and in no way any guarantee as to who the best performers in week 11 will be. These week 11 RB rankings are based on both season long high constancy as well as favorable matchups or situations that may warrant a bump or drop in rank.
Any player injured or on bye will not be included in the week 11 RB rankings.
Must Start: If you have them on your team, do not bench them in week 11
1. Arian Foster: Houston@Cleveland- Foster was really building up momentum before the bye week. He has the 2nd most rushing yards this season and will be facing the Browns who, although have become much improved defensively recently, still will be a favorable matchup for a player of this caliber.
2. Matt Forte: Minnesota@Chicago- The Bears season may be in ruins but you can still rely on Forte to get you points every week for your fantasy team. The matchup is really good too, the Vikings are allowing 21 points to RBs for the season.
3. Marshawn Lynch: Seattle@Kansas City- Lynch really has had an amazing few weeks and Seattle realizes that the road to victory goes through him. Expect high production still from a tough Chiefs defense.
4. Le'Veon Bell: Pittsburgh@Tennessee- There is no telling if the Jeckyl or Hyde Steelers will show up but Bell himself has been very consistent this season. The Titan's defense has allowed on average 27 points given to opposing RBs over the last 4 weeks.
5. Jamaal Charles: Seattle@Kansas City-Not exactly a favorable matchup but Charles is basically a must start if you have him in your lineup. The early season performance seems to be a distant memory and you can expect a good performance even from tougher opponents. Charles had 118 total yards and 1 touchdown in week 10 against a Bill's defense that is superior to the Seahawks.
6. Mark Ingram: Cincinnati@New Orleans-No one has given up more fantasy points to running backs over the last 4 weeks than the Bengals.
7. Eddie Lacy: Philadelphia@Green Bay-Again another consistent player who faces a favorable opponent. The Eagles have been trending upward when it comes to stopping running backs but they still find themselves in the middle of the pack, giving up 19 fantasy points for the season.
8. LeSean McCoy: Philadelphia@Green Bay-The other side of the ball isn't as good of a matchup for running backs and it's hard to tell how much Darren Sproles' involvement will effect McCoy's stats every week.
9. Ahmad Bradshaw: New England@Indianapolis-This matchup is really great for Bradshaw, who has been fairly consistent. The Patriots are actually trending downward (becoming worse against the run) in the last 4 weeks, giving up on average 27 points to running backs.
10. Andre Ellington: Detroit@Arizona- With Carson Palmer out, Drew Stanton will likely have to rely on the run game just a little more all though Detroit is good at stopping opposing RBs. Ellington is still a consistent back in the top 10 in rushing yards which makes him a good option even against a tough defense.
11. Alfred Morris: Tampa Bay@Washington
12. Steven Jackson: Atlanta@Carolina- Jackson cracks into these week 11 RB rankings as a must start in week 11 partly because of how well he played in week 10 but also because of the matchup.
Start these guys if you don't have the guys above
13. Shane Vereen: New England@Indianapolis
14. Frank Gore: San Francisco@NYG-We all saw what Lynch did against the Giants.
15. Ryan Matthews: Oakland@San Diego-Matthews is expected to return from injury for week 11 and we can assume that he will come back to reclaim his position. This comes at a perfect time when Oakland has been a very favorable opponent for RBs.
16. Terrance West: Houston@Cleveland-It seems if the Browns want to get the run game going solid they need to have West heavily involved. Houston isn't as great of a matchup as Cincinnati was last week, but they have been trending downward in recent weeks.
17. Jeremy Hill: Cincinnati@New Orleans
18. Jonathan Stewart: Atlanta@Carolina-Great matchup and it seems at least for now that Stewart, rather than Williams, will be the guy who is getting more exposure.
19. Darren McFadden: Oakland@San Diego
20. Jerick McKinnon: Minnesota@Chicago
22. Branden Oliver: Oakland@San Diego-Again, Matthews is back and will likely be the number 1 guy, but there is a chance that Oliver can explode in this game like he has in the past against a very favorable opponent.
23. Fred Jackson: Buffalo@Miami
24. Matt Asiata: Minnesota@Chicago
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25. Rashad Jennings: San Francisco@NYG
26. Ben Tate: Houston@Cleveland
27. Trent Richardson: New England@Indianapolis
28. Lamar Miller: Buffalo@Miami
29. Roy Helu Jr.: Tampa Bay@Washington
30. C.J. Anderson: Denver@ St. Louis
31. Bobby Rainey: Tampa Bay@Washington
32. Deangelo Williams: Atlanta@Carolina
33. Joique Bell: Detroit@Arizona
34. Tre Mason: Denver@St. Louis
35. Bishop Sankey: Tennessee@Pittsburgh