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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.

Can Washington ride the momentum from last week’s win?

Week 10 had its ups and downs with some elite talent out of fantasy lineups, but there was some good news that emerged — Christian McCaffrey is BACK! Despite vultured touchdowns from Cam Newton and Chuba Hubbard, McCaffrey returned to form as the RB4 in PPR formats. With that, all other things fall into place. He officially tops our Week 11 PPR rankings as the RB1... but as for the rest, you’ll have to keep reading to find out.

Injury news

Aaron Jones suffered a sprained MCL Sunday and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with the injury. In his absence, second-year back AJ Dillon stepped comfortably into the role. As long as Jones is out, Dillon borders on “must-play” territory.

Alvin Kamara missed Week 10 with a knee injury, helping to lead Mark Ingram to break the Saints all-time rushing record. Though the severity of Kamara’s injury is unknown, but it is a situation worth monitoring after a surprise inactive.

Damien Harris missed Week 10 with a concussion but could potentially be on track to return in Week 11 on Thursday Night Football after logging a limited practice Tuesday. If he’s not good to go on a short week, Rhamondre Stevenson proved his worthiness for fantasy football lineups when carrying the load. In the same TNF contest, Cordarrelle Patterson is managing an ankle injury and was limited in Tuesday’s practice.

News broke Tuesday that 49ers rookie RB Elijah Mitchell suffered a broken finger requiring a procedure, making him uncertain for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars. Jeff Wilson Jr. was pretty involved despite Mitchell’s start in Week 10, seeing 10 rush attempts despite totaling just 28 yards.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 2020 first-round pick for the Kansas City Chiefs, had a shot to return last week from a knee injury that landed him on the injured reserve list after Week 5. He wasn’t quite ready to return, but Andy Reid has reported he has a better shot at playing in Week 11’s contest against the Cowboys.

Browns RB Nick Chubb was out in Week 10 after being placed on the COVID/reserve list. His backup, D’Ernest Johnson, finished as the RB6 on the week in his absence.

Saquon Barkley was practicing Monday in preparation for Week 11 and could see a return to the field. Following his return from a torn ACL in the 2020 season, Barkley suffered an ankle sprain that sent him to IR after just two carries in Week 5. If he’s active, you play him — even if you’re not expecting 20+ touches.

Bye weeks

The Broncos and Rams are on bye this week, which will leave RBs Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams and Darrell Henderson out of the mix for fantasy managers.

Streamer of the Week

AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

As noted above, Aaron Jones is set to miss 1-2 weeks with a knee injury, and AJ Dillon is the next man up. Despite working in a “backup” role this season, Dillon has seen four games with 10 or more carries, including targets out of the backfield, which he hadn’t seen much of prior to this season. Dillon carried the ball 21 times for an inefficient 66 rushing yards but managed two scores on the day, and he should be able to manage something better against a Vikings defense allowing the 11th most fantasy points to the running back position. Hopefully, Aaron Rodgers is out of his COVID funk to get this offense moving more efficiently heading into Week 11.

Running back PPR rankings for Week 13

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Jonathan Taylor IND @ HOU
2 Joe Mixon CIN vs LAC
3 Austin Ekeler LAC @ CIN
4 Leonard Fournette TB @ ATL
5 Najee Harris PIT vs BAL
6 Alexander Mattison MIN @ DET
7 Alvin Kamara NO vs DAL
8 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs TB
9 Elijah Mitchell SF @ SEA
10 James Robinson JAC @ LAR
11 Ezekiel Elliott DAL @ NO
12 James Conner ARI @ CHI
13 Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs JAC
14 Saquon Barkley NYG @ MIA
15 Antonio Gibson WAS @ LV
16 Josh Jacobs LV vs WAS
17 David Montgomery CHI vs ARI
18 Myles Gaskin MIA vs NYG
19 Javonte Williams DEN @ KC
20 Melvin Gordon III DEN @ KC
21 Miles Sanders PHI @ NYJ
22 Damien Harris NE @ BUF
23 Boston Scott PHI @ NYJ
24 Tony Pollard DAL @ NO
25 D'Andre Swift DET vs MIN
26 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs DEN
27 Rhamondre Stevenson NE @ BUF
28 Devonta Freeman BAL @ PIT
29 Tevin Coleman NYJ vs PHI
30 Rex Burkhead HOU vs IND
31 Devin Singletary BUF vs NE
32 Alex Collins SEA vs SF
33 Matt Breida BUF vs NE
34 Darrel Williams KC vs DEN
35 Jamaal Williams DET vs MIN
36 Ty Johnson NYJ vs PHI
37 Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ SEA
38 Latavius Murray BAL @ PIT
39 Nyheim Hines IND @ HOU
40 J.D. McKissic WAS @ LV
41 DeeJay Dallas SEA vs SF
42 David Johnson HOU vs IND
43 Mike Davis ATL vs TB
44 Sony Michel LAR vs JAC
45 Kenyan Drake LV vs WAS
46 Ronald Jones II TB @ ATL
47 Mark Ingram II NO vs DAL
48 Carlos Hyde JAC @ LAR
49 Brandon Bolden NE @ BUF
50 Devontae Booker NYG @ MIA
51 Kene Nwangwu MIN @ DET
52 Eno Benjamin ARI @ CHI
53 Samaje Perine CIN vs LAC
54 Kenneth Gainwell PHI @ NYJ
55 Tony Jones Jr. NO vs DAL
56 Giovani Bernard TB @ ATL
57 Phillip Lindsay MIA vs NYG
58 Salvon Ahmed MIA vs NYG
59 Austin Walter NYJ vs PHI
60 Jaret Patterson WAS @ LV
61 Joshua Kelley LAC @ CIN
62 Jermar Jefferson DET vs MIN
63 Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL vs TB
64 Khalil Herbert CHI vs ARI
65 Chris Evans CIN vs LAC
66 Kalen Ballage PIT vs BAL
67 Jalen Richard LV vs WAS
68 Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs BAL
69 Kyle Juszczyk SF @ SEA
70 Qadree Ollison ATL vs TB
71 Ty'Son Williams BAL @ PIT
72 Godwin Igwebuike DET vs MIN
73 Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT vs BAL
74 Larry Rountree III LAC @ CIN
75 Darius Bradwell LAC @ CIN
76 Justin Jackson LAC @ CIN
77 Jerick McKinnon KC vs DEN
78 Zack Moss BUF vs NE
79 Duke Johnson Jr. MIA vs NYG
80 Chase Edmonds ARI @ CHI
81 C.J. Ham MIN @ DET
82 Patrick Laird MIA vs NYG
83 Elijhaa Penny NYG @ MIA
84 Marlon Mack IND @ HOU
85 Dare Ogunbowale JAC @ LAR
86 Corey Clement DAL @ NO