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Running back PPR rankings for Week 11 fantasy football

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

Which lower-tier running back should you roster this week?

Friday injury report

Alvin Kamara was removed from the injury report and will play as usual against the Falcons.

D’Andre Swift won’t play against the Panthers due to a concussion. Adrian Peterson will get the start.

Joe Mixon is out again. Gio Bernard will start against Washington.

James Robinson was taken off the injury report and will start against the Steelers.

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

Joe Mixon remained out and doesn’t look likely to play.

Alvin Kamara didn’t practice, but did say that he’s “good.” Friday’s practice will be telling.

James Robinson has had two limited practices this week with a shoulder injury. If he can return to a full practice, he should be okay to face the Steelers.

D’Andre Swift has a concussion and didn’t practice Thursday after practicing on Wednesday. His status for Sunday looks very iffy.

DNP: Alvin Kamara (foot), Dwayne Washington (back), Joe Mixon (foot), D’Andre Swift (concussion), Christian McCaffrey (shoulder), Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs), Corey Clement (illness), Jaylen Samuels (quadricep), Trey Edmunds (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Mark Ingram (not injury related)
Limited: Damien Harris (ankle, chest), James Robinson (shoulder), Devine Ozigbo (hamstring)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Senorise Perry (knee)

Wednesday injury report

Alvin Kamara got a limited practice in on Wednesday, as he is nursing a foot injury. At this point, he seems likely to play vs. the Saints.

Matt Breida should return this week after getting a full practice in, but Salvon Ahmed has probably won the starting job for at least one more week.

Carlos Hyde has been taken off the injury report, so will play on TNF, while Chris Carson is considered a game-time decision, but Adam Schefter did report he is unlikely to go against the Cardinals.

Christian McCaffrey is out this week against the Lions and Mike Davis will get the start again.

Joe Mixon remained out of practice due to his foot injury. His status doesn’t look good to start the week of practice. Gio Bernard could get another start this week.

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)
Full: Ezekiel Elliott (hamstring), Mike Davis (thumb), Matt Breida (hamstring), Anthony McFarland (illness), Senorise Perry (knee),

Last week saw the No. 1 fantasy PPR running back assert his dominance as Alvin Kamara scored three touchdowns against the 49ers. He had a three game touchdown drought before Week 9 and 10 when he met two strong run defenses in the Buccaneers and 49ers and he still scored four touchdowns in that stretch. And his biggest rival for the top fantasy running back crown was shut down, as Dalvin Cook had little running room against the Bears. We’ll see if his workload changes with Drew Brees on the shelf, but how can you not want to get the ball in his hands as much as possible?

Injury news

Carlos Hyde saw an estimated limited practice on Monday while Chris Carson was a DNP.

Christian McCaffrey hasn’t been ruled out, but he’s still iffy to face the Lions.

Joe Mixon’s status is still up in the air, but the team hasn’t put him on I.R., so they must expect him back sooner than later.

Bye weeks

San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills

Streaming options

Kalen Ballage, Los Angeles Chargers

Ballage gets to face a second team to have dropped him when the Chargers host the Jets. And he will be the undisputed starter this week after taking over the role the previous two weeks. The Jets are better against the run than the pass, but not enough to scare you away from starting Ballage as an RB2 this week.

Duke Johnson, New England Patriots

Johnson was the no-doubt lead back in his first game taking over for David Johnson last week. Unfortunately, both offenses were slowed by huge wind gusts, as the Texans only managed seven points. This week the weather will be much better in Houston and the Patriots have been weak against the run. I expect a much better game from him this week.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 7

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Derrick Henry TEN vs KC
2 Jonathan Taylor IND @ SF
3 Alvin Kamara NO @ SEA
4 Aaron Jones GB vs WAS
5 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs DET
6 Joe Mixon CIN @ BAL
7 Damien Harris NE vs NYJ
8 Leonard Fournette TB vs CHI
9 Josh Jacobs LV vs PHI
10 D'Andre Swift DET @ LAR
11 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL @ MIA
12 Darrel Williams KC @ TEN
13 Chuba Hubbard CAR @ NYG
14 Elijah Mitchell SF vs IND
15 James Conner ARI vs HOU
16 Miles Sanders PHI @ LV
17 Chase Edmonds ARI vs HOU
18 Antonio Gibson WAS @ GB
19 Devontae Booker NYG vs CAR
20 Mike Davis ATL @ MIA
21 Javonte Williams DEN @ CLE
22 D'Ernest Johnson CLE vs DEN
23 Alex Collins SEA vs NO
24 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ CLE
25 Damien Williams CHI @ TB
26 Michael Carter NYJ @ NE
27 Myles Gaskin MIA vs ATL
28 J.D. McKissic WAS @ GB
29 AJ Dillon GB vs WAS
30 Khalil Herbert CHI @ TB
31 Devonta Freeman BAL vs CIN
32 Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs NYJ
33 Mark Ingram II HOU @ ARI
34 Jamaal Williams DET @ LAR
35 David Johnson HOU @ ARI
36 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ LV
37 Sony Michel LAR vs DET
38 Le'Veon Bell BAL vs CIN
39 Kenyan Drake LV vs PHI
40 Ty Johnson NYJ @ NE
41 Ronald Jones II TB vs CHI
42 Nyheim Hines IND @ SF
43 Salvon Ahmed MIA vs ATL
44 Demetric Felton CLE vs DEN
45 Trey Sermon SF vs IND
46 Jeremy McNichols TEN vs KC
47 Latavius Murray BAL vs CIN
48 Giovani Bernard TB vs CHI
49 Rashaad Penny SEA vs NO
50 DeeJay Dallas SEA vs NO
51 Malcolm Brown MIA vs ATL
52 Ty'Son Williams BAL vs CIN
53 Samaje Perine CIN @ BAL
54 Tevin Coleman NYJ @ NE
55 Phillip Lindsay HOU @ ARI
56 Royce Freeman CAR @ NYG
57 Marlon Mack IND @ SF
58 Jaret Patterson WAS @ GB
59 Jerick McKinnon KC @ TEN
60 Chris Evans CIN @ BAL
61 Elijhaa Penny NYG vs CAR
62 Brandon Bolden NE vs NYJ
63 Travis Homer SEA vs NO
64 Kyle Juszczyk SF vs IND
65 Ty Montgomery NO @ SEA
66 Kylin Hill GB vs WAS
67 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL @ MIA
68 Saquon Barkley NYG vs CAR
69 Artavis Pierce CHI @ TB
70 Dwayne Washington NO @ SEA
71 Peyton Barber LV vs PHI
72 Jalen Richard LV vs PHI
73 Jonathan Ward ARI vs HOU
74 Gary Brightwell NYG vs CAR
75 Boston Scott PHI @ LV
76 Rex Burkhead HOU @ ARI
77 Alec Ingold LV vs PHI
78 Patrick Ricard BAL vs CIN