Week 11 Running Back Rankings

The Week 11 Running Back Rankings are here to help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to start, or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions, and team defenses to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.

Below the table, I’ll be highlighting some pick ups for this week (if they are still available) and sneaky-starts for your bye-week needs.

RankRunning BackOpponent
1Todd Gurley   LAR  vs. KC
2Saquon Barkley   NYG  vs. TB
3Melvin Gordon   LAC  vs. DEN
4Ezekiel Elliott   DAL  at ATL
5Kareem Hunt   KC  at LAR
6Alvin Kamara   NO  vs. PHI
7David Johnson   ARI  vs. OAK
8Christian McCaffrey   CAR  at DET
9James Conner   PIT  at JAC
10Leonard Fournette   JAC  vs. PIT
11Aaron Jones   GB  at SEA
12Joe Mixon   CIN  at BAL
13Tevin Coleman   ATL  vs. DAL
14Marlon Mack   IND  vs. TEN
15Mark Ingram   NO  vs. PHI
16Adrian Peterson   WAS  vs. HOU
17Lamar Miller   HOU  at WAS
18Tarik Cohen   CHI  vs. MIN
19Kerryon Johnson   DET  vs. CAR
20Jordan Howard   CHI  vs. MIN
21Dalvin Cook   MIN  at CHI
22Dion Lewis   TEN  at IND
23Phillip Lindsay   DEN  at LAC
24Rashaad Penny   SEA  vs. GB
25Alex Collins   BAL  vs. CIN
26Doug Martin   OAK  at ARI
27Derrick Henry   TEN  at IND
28Mike Davis   SEA  vs. GB
29Jalen Richard   OAK  at ARI
30Latavius Murray   MIN  at CHI
31Peyton Barber   TB  at NYG
32Josh Adams   PHI  at NO
33Jacquizz Rodgers   TB  at NYG
34Austin Ekeler   LAC  vs. DEN
35Ito Smith   ATL  vs. DAL
36Royce Freeman   DEN  at LAC
37Nyheim Hines   IND  vs. TEN
38Corey Clement   PHI  at NO
39Theo Riddick   DET  vs. CAR
40Giovani Bernard   CIN  at BAL
41T.J. Yeldon   JAC  vs. PIT
42LeGarrette Blount   DET  vs. CAR
43Chris Carson   SEA  vs. GB
44Spencer Ware   KC  at LAR
45Chris Thompson   WAS  vs. HOU
46Javorius Allen   BAL  vs. CIN
47Jamaal Williams   GB  at SEA
48Kapri Bibbs   WAS  vs. HOU
49Wendell Smallwood   PHI  at NO
50Alfred Blue   HOU  at WAS

Josh Adams, PHI at NO

The Eagles season is on the brink entering Week 11, as they head to New Orleans to face the hottest team in the NFL. Since losing starter Jay Ajayi for the year, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood have not been able to prove either is capable of consistent production week to week in a larger role, which has created an opportunity for Adams.

The undrafted rookie free agent out of Notre Dame has responded well, averaging almost seven yards per tote on 16 carries over the last two games. He also has shown some pop with runs of 21, and 29 yards in those contests, the longest of any Eagle running back this season. With their backs against the wall, and inconsistencies from the position, it is not unreasonable to speculate that Adams could get his turn for an increased workload in the Philadelphia backfield.

In a week with six byes, he would be my target to start in deeper leagues. I think he is safe for a 10-15 touch floor, with some “hot hand” potential if he makes the most of them early on.

Jacquizz Rodgers, TB at NYG

Tampa Bay has struggled to get production from running backs all season. Last week, when the Redskins constantly double teamed O.J. Howard, and Mike Evans, receiving opportunities opened up out of the Bucs backfield. Rodgers was the tailback that took advantage, racking up 102 yards through the air, catching all of his team high eight targets.

Howard has broken out this season as a premier receiver at his position. It is likely opposing defenses will continue to try taking away him, and stud wideout Mike Evans. Moving forward, that could increase Rodgers weekly production, as the best receiving threat out of the backfield, in a pass first offense.

If you’re looking in that range, I like Rodgers to continue being more involved in the passing game from here on, this season.

Good luck for Week 11! Follow me on twitter @realBobbyAdcock compliments and insults are greatly appreciated.


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