Sunday morning update: The games are closing in, and we have a rankings update right here to help you with last minute decisions. Before we get to the update, let’s take a look at some of the running back injury news this morning.
Ezekiel Elliott is questionable, but reportedly will play against the Vikings. His upside is capped with Tony Pollard there, but he still makes a useful flex play.
Gus Edwards practiced all week, but was limited and is questionable to play. This is a tough situation, but I’d lean toward flexing him out if he plays.
Khalil Herbert was placed on I.R., so David Montgomery is a must-start due to a likely increased workload.
Welcome to Week 11 of the NFL season! We’ll be looking at running backs in this article if you didn’t get that from the title. Week 10 was a good one for one running back who has struggled this season, Jonathan Taylor. Taylor had a vintage Taylor game, as he led all running backs in fantasy points when he rushed 22 times for 147 yards and a touchdown against the hapless Raiders. He hadn’t found the end zone since Week 1, so hopefully your teams still have a chance and this game helped push you into the playoff picture.
Injury news to monitor
Khalil Herbert left Week 10’s game against the Lions with a hip injury. Unfortunately there has been no update to that injury as of yet. We may have to wait until Wednesday just to see if he’s practicing or not.
Ezekiel Elliott was unable to play in Week 10 with his knee injury despite positive reports. It would seem like he is on track to return this week against the Vikings, but we’ll still need to wait to see where he is in his recovery.
D’Andre Swift continues to see a limited role coming off of injury, but he played last week without an injury designation. He’ll face a Giants defense that is middling against the run.