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