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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 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAC
2 Austin Ekeler LAC @ LV
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ ATL
4 Dalvin Cook MIN vs CHI
5 Nick Chubb CLE vs CIN
6 David Montgomery CHI @ MIN
7 Joe Mixon CIN @ CLE
8 Najee Harris PIT @ BAL
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs LAC
10 Rashaad Penny SEA @ ARI
11 Sony Michel LAR vs SF
12 Elijah Mitchell SF @ LAR
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ MIA
14 Devin Singletary BUF vs NYJ
15 Darrel Williams KC @ DEN
16 D'Andre Swift DET vs GB
17 Antonio Gibson WAS @ NYG
18 Javonte Williams DEN vs KC
19 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ PHI
20 Boston Scott PHI vs DAL
21 Melvin Gordon III DEN vs KC
22 Saquon Barkley NYG vs WAS
23 Damien Harris NE @ MIA
24 James Conner ARI vs SEA
25 D'Onta Foreman TEN @ HOU
26 Patrick Taylor Jr. GB @ DET
27 Devonta Freeman BAL vs PIT
28 Chase Edmonds ARI vs SEA
29 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs NO
30 Tony Pollard DAL @ PHI
31 Dare Ogunbowale JAC vs IND
32 Rex Burkhead HOU vs TEN
33 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ BUF
34 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ LAR
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs GB
36 Ronald Jones II TB vs CAR
37 Kareem Hunt CLE vs CIN
38 Michael Carter NYJ @ BUF
39 AJ Dillon GB @ DET
40 Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs CAR
41 Ty Johnson NYJ @ BUF
42 Mike Davis ATL vs NO
43 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ TB
44 Devontae Booker NYG vs WAS
45 Derrick Gore KC @ DEN
46 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NE
48 Le'Veon Bell TB vs CAR
49 Jordan Howard PHI vs DAL
50 Aaron Jones GB @ DET
51 Jaret Patterson WAS @ NYG
52 Justin Jackson LAC @ LV
53 Craig Reynolds DET vs GB
54 Mark Ingram II NO @ ATL
55 Jeremy McNichols TEN @ HOU
56 Latavius Murray BAL vs PIT
57 Alexander Mattison MIN vs CHI
58 Austin Walter NYJ @ BUF
59 Nyheim Hines IND @ JAC
60 Ameer Abdullah CAR @ TB
61 Dontrell Hilliard TEN @ HOU
62 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NE
63 Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs DAL
64 Cam Akers LAR vs SF
65 Zack Moss BUF vs NYJ
66 Peyton Barber LV vs LAC
67 Brandon Bolden NE @ MIA
68 DeeJay Dallas SEA @ ARI
69 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NE
70 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs CIN
71 Samaje Perine CIN @ CLE
72 David Johnson HOU vs TEN
73 Khalil Herbert CHI @ MIN
74 Alex Collins SEA @ ARI
75 Ryquell Armstead JAC vs IND
76 JaMycal Hasty SF @ LAR
77 Royce Freeman HOU vs TEN
78 Benny Snell Jr. PIT @ BAL
79 Jonathan Williams WAS @ NYG
80 Wendell Smallwood WAS @ NYG
81 Eno Benjamin ARI vs SEA
82 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ LAR
83 Damien Williams CHI @ MIN
84 Joshua Kelley LAC @ LV
85 Wayne Gallman Jr. MIN vs CHI
86 Michael Burton KC @ DEN
87 Kene Nwangwu MIN vs CHI
88 Nathan Cottrell JAC vs IND
89 Travis Homer SEA @ ARI
90 Corey Clement DAL @ PHI
91 Deon Jackson IND @ JAC
92 Jake Funk LAR vs SF
93 Ty Montgomery NO @ ATL
94 Jalen Richard LV vs LAC
95 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs WAS
96 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs GB
97 Jakob Johnson NE @ MIA
98 Demetric Felton CLE vs CIN
99 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ DEN