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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 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