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Fantasy Football Picks: Top DraftKings NFL DFS Running Backs, RB Touch and Target Projections for Week 11

Reid Fowler gives you his top DraftKings fantasy football picks at running back for Week 11 along with their touch and target projections.

Week 10 gave us two running backs eclipsing the 30-point mark on DraftKings with Alvin Kamara ($9,200) registering 34.8 DKFP against San Francisco and Josh Jacobs scoring twice, totaling 32.6 DKFP against the 49ers’ division rivals, the Denver Broncos. Ronald Jones II showed he has a 98-yard touchdown run in his range of outcomes, and it looks like he’s returned to the lead role. Nyheim Hines ($5,200) and D’Andre Swift ($6,400) rounded out the top five in DraftKings scoring last week.

The Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not on the main slate. The four teams on bye this week are the Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

Here are the running backs we should be targeting on DraftKings along with their opportunity projections this week.

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STUDS

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens, $8,000

Henry surprisingly hasn’t eclipsed a 58 percent snap count over the previous three weeks and only has a total of three targets in those games. Not someone you want to pay up for, is it? Wrong. Yes, you do. When the temperatures decrease, Henry’s production increases - he averages 5.6 yards per carry in November and put up 195 yards on 30 attempts the last time these two teams met. The Ravens rank 16th in adjusted line yards on footballoutsiders.com and haven’t been a matchup to fade completely this season.

Projections

Rushing: 26 attempts

Receiving: 2 Targets; 1 Receptions

Total: 27 Touches


Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings, $6,500

Elliott mentioned he’s still experiencing some stiffness in his hamstring earlier this week, which isn’t a good sign coming off their bye. His subsequent injury reports will dictate how we should approach this, but the matchup is still a good one, so having some exposure to this backfield isn’t a bad idea in GPP tournaments. Getting Andy Dalton ($5,300) back should help this offense more than Garrett Gilbert ($5,200) or Ben DiNucci ($5,200). If Zeke can’t go, Tony Pollard’s ($5,600) becomes viable against a defense who let Chris Carson finish as RB9 in Week 5, Jamaal Williams finish as RB10 in Week 8 and D’Andre Swift finish as RB18 in Week 9.

Projections

Rushing: 18 Attempts

Receiving: 4 Targets; 3 Receptions

Total: 21 Touches


VALUES

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, $6,400

The matchup isn’t ideal, but Robinson’s use in this offense is too good to pass up. Most people will fear the matchup with the Steelers, which will keep his roster percentage low in a game where he projects to have a lot of usage in the passing game. With Chris Thompson on IR and the Jaguars being 10-point underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook, we should expect Robinson to get close to double-digit targets in hopes of slowing down this formidable Steelers pass rush. We should only feel comfortable starting Robinson in tournaments.

Projections

Rushing: 13 Attempts

Receiving: 8 Targets; 7 Receptions

Total: 20 Touches


J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team vs. Cincinnati Bengals, $5,200

The $300 markup from last week shouldn’t be enough to take us off from Alex Smith’s ($5,300) favorite target this week. McKissic received an unbelievable 29 targets over the previous two weeks. McKissic is averaging 29 routes run over the same timeframe and 31 targets when lined up in the slot or out wide, per PFF.com. We should see another productive PPR day from the Washington running back, who’s become Smith’s ‘security blanket.’

Projections

Rushing: 8 Attempts

Receiving: 9 Targets; 8 Receptions

Total: 16 Touches

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