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Running back non-PPR rankings for Week 11 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR running backs going in Week 11 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Breaking down the mid-tier running backs for Week 11

Final injury report

The great majority of injuries significant for fantasy managers, like Joe Mixon, Christian McCaffrey and D’Andre Swift, have already been ruled out for Week 11. Damien Harris will be the name to monitor closely, though it’s worth noting that he was on the injury report last week prior to posting 121 rushing yards against the Ravens. He should be ready to roll, but if he’s not, Rex Burkhead could be a top-end flex.

Out: Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Jalen Richard (chest), Damien Harris (ankle, chest), Cullen Gillaspia (back)

Thursday injury report

Alvin Kamara was downgraded from a limited practice session on Wednesday to the DNP tag. It’s a step in the wrong direction

DNP: Dwayne Washington (back), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Duke Johnson (illness), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep), Alvin Kamara (foot)
Limited: Alec Ingold (ribs), Devine Ozigbo (hamstring), James Robinson (shoulder), Damien Harris (ankle, chest)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Senorise Perry (knee)

Wednesday injury report

Christian McCaffrey has officially been ruled out for Week 11, so Mike Davis will get the start once again.

Duke Johnson did not practice Wednesday due to an illness (not COVID-19). With David Johnson on Injured reserve with a concussion, CJ Prosise is next up on the depth chart.

Alvin Kamara got in a limited session Wednesday, listed with a foot injury. He’s been dealing with this nagging injury for a couple of weeks but has yet to miss a game. Look for Kamara to get in a full practice on Thursday.

This is a new one — Jaguars RB James Robinson was listed as a limited practice participant with a shoulder injury. It’s probably just a maintenance day for the rookie, who’s averaging 20.4 touches per game.

Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring) got in a full practice after being listed as questionable for the Cowboys matchup in Week 10. Mike Davis and Matt Breida also got in full practices. Davis’ availability was never really in question, though Breida’s full participation is something worth noting. The Dolphins cut Jordan Howard this week, an indication that we should expect Breida to suit up on Sunday.

DNP: Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Jalen Richard (chest), Duke Johnson (illness), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep),
Limited: Alvin Kamara (foot), Alec Ingold (ribs), Devine Ozigbo (hamstring), James Robinson (shoulder), Damien Harris (ankle, chest)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Senorise Perry (knee)

Another week, another wild list of names with outstanding fantasy performances. Week 10 was a wild ride, with top-end names like Alvin Kamara, Josh Jacobs and Nick Chubb leading the pack.

Not too far behind were names like Colts back Nyheim Hines, who posted another multi-touchdown performance to squash the hopes of a Jonathan Taylor breakout. With that, it became abundantly clear that Taylor is not a viable weekly start in fantasy lineups.

Bucs RB Ronald Jones broke a 98-yard run, as the Bucs were backed up in their own end zone, posting the third-longest run in NFL history. His final line on the day was 192 rushing yards and a score.

Injury news

Christian McCaffrey missed this week with a shoulder injury after his big Week 9 performance. He appears doubtful heading into Week 11 as well, though this could be good news for fantasy managers who hope to see him healthy for the post-season.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon still has yet to return from a foot sprain that has held him out since Week 6.

Breaking news: a 49ers running back was injured in Sunday’s contest, It’s never time to make light of an injury, but holey smokes; how much can one franchise take? JaMycal Hasty is out for the season with a broken collar bone suffered Sunday against the Seahawks. The good news is that the team gets a bye week and should prepare to see RB Raheem Mostert on the return.

Managers saw a couple of big names return to the active lineup this week, including Kenyan Drake and Nick Chubb. They each saw 16 or more touches and posted 100 rushing yard performances.

Managers should keep an eye on the Seahawks backfield, as Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) work to return to the field. They’re on a short week considering the team’s matchup with the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, but each returned to practice — a good sign they could be set for a return.

Bye weeks

The 49ers, Giants, Bears and Bills will be on a bye in Week 11. Fantasy managers will be without Jerick McKinnon, Wayne Gallman, David Montgomery and Bills RBs, Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. It’s a relatively light bye week, as none of these backs are likely the backbone of any fantasy roster.

Streaming options

Mike Davis, Carolina Panthers

Davis certainly stung fantasy managers in Week 10 after posting just 42 scoreless yards against the Bucs. However, we’ll forgive him considering the matchup. The Lions will be the perfect cure for the burn, as they’re currently allowing a league-high average of 1.4 rushing touchdowns per game to fantasy RBs. Teddy Bridgewater is dealing with a knee injury that could leave him out of the active lineup, so it’s possible we see a Panthers game plan leaning more heavily on the run this week.

Rex Burkhead, New England Patriots

Patriots RB Damien Harris has received most of the love in recent weeks, however, Rex Burkhead is the man who’s been in constant search of the end zone. Burkhead has seen at least ten touches in each of the team’s last two games, managing three touchdowns that span. The run game is vibing for the Patriots, and now, they’ll face the Texans, who just allowed both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt 100+ rushing yards on the ground in Week 10. Burkhead has a nice chance at a touchdown against this porous defense giving up an average 190.5 rushing yards and 1.2 rushing scores per game to the RB position.

Running back non-PPR rankings Week 17

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN @ HOU
2 Dalvin Cook MIN @ DET
3 Jonathan Taylor IND vs JAC
4 Alvin Kamara NO @ CAR
5 David Montgomery CHI vs GB
6 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs LV
7 Nick Chubb CLE vs PIT
8 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
9 Josh Jacobs LV @ DEN
10 Chris Carson SEA @ SF
11 Aaron Jones GB @ CHI
12 Austin Ekeler LAC @ KC
13 Myles Gaskin MIA @ BUF
14 Malcolm Brown LAR vs ARI
15 D'Andre Swift DET vs MIN
16 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ NYG
17 Miles Sanders PHI vs WAS
18 Kareem Hunt CLE vs PIT
19 Ronald Jones II TB vs ATL
20 J.K. Dobbins BAL @ CIN
21 Gus Edwards BAL @ CIN
22 Antonio Gibson WAS @ PHI
23 Sony Michel NE vs NYJ
24 Kenyan Drake ARI @ LAR
25 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs SEA
26 Giovani Bernard CIN vs BAL
27 James Conner PIT @ CLE
28 Mike Davis CAR vs NO
29 J.D. McKissic WAS @ PHI
30 Wayne Gallman NYG vs DAL
31 Zack Moss BUF vs MIA
32 La'Mical Perine NYJ @ NE
33 Tony Pollard DAL @ NYG
34 Samaje Perine CIN vs BAL
35 Darrel Williams KC vs LAC
36 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ IND
37 Nyheim Hines IND vs JAC
38 Latavius Murray NO @ CAR
39 Devin Singletary BUF vs MIA
40 Alfred Morris NYG vs DAL
41 Leonard Fournette TB vs ATL
42 AJ Dillon GB @ CHI
43 Chase Edmonds ARI @ LAR
44 Ito Smith ATL @ TB
45 James White NE vs NYJ
46 Jerick McKinnon SF vs SEA
47 Le'Veon Bell KC vs LAC
48 Ty Johnson NYJ @ NE
49 Rodney Smith CAR vs NO
50 Brian Hill ATL @ TB
51 Salvon Ahmed MIA @ BUF
52 Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA @ BUF
53 Devontae Booker LV @ DEN
54 Kalen Ballage LAC @ KC
55 Devine Ozigbo JAC @ IND
56 Todd Gurley II ATL @ TB
57 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ CLE
58 Adrian Peterson DET vs MIN
59 Carlos Hyde SEA @ SF
60 Darrynton Evans TEN @ HOU
61 Raymond Calais LAR vs ARI
62 Tevin Coleman SF vs SEA
63 Royce Freeman DEN vs LV
64 Darwin Thompson KC vs LAC
65 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
66 J.J. Taylor NE vs NYJ
67 Jalen Richard LV @ DEN
68 Rashaad Penny SEA @ SF
69 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs SEA
70 Jordan Wilkins IND vs JAC
71 Alec Ingold LV @ DEN
72 Justin Jackson LAC @ KC
73 Kerryon Johnson DET vs MIN
74 Dion Lewis NYG vs DAL
75 Boston Scott PHI vs WAS
76 Peyton Barber WAS @ PHI
77 Trayveon Williams CIN vs BAL
78 Ameer Abdullah MIN @ DET
79 Gabe Nabers LAC @ KC
80 Buddy Howell HOU vs TEN
81 LeSean McCoy TB vs ATL
82 Artavis Pierce CHI vs GB
83 Jakob Johnson NE vs NYJ
84 Mike Boone MIN @ DET
85 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs PIT
86 Michael Burton NO @ CAR
87 Jordan Howard PHI vs WAS
88 Alex Armah CAR vs NO
89 Patrick Ricard BAL @ CIN
90 James Robinson JAC @ IND
91 Damien Harris NE vs NYJ
92 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs ATL
93 Joshua Kelley LAC @ KC
94 Matt Breida MIA @ BUF
95 Justice Hill BAL @ CIN
96 Jaylen Samuels PIT @ CLE