Fantasy Football: Week 11 RB Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 60 running backs for Week 11 of the 2019 season.
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Nov 3, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) carries the ball for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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RB Start of the Week: Brian Hill, Atlanta Falcons (at CAR)

With Atlanta already placing Ito Smith on Injured Reserve, Brian Hill entered last week’s game as Devonta Freeman’s backup. Thrust into a large workload after Freeman (foot) exited the game, Hill carried the ball 20 times for 61 yards and added a 10-yard touchdown reception.

Hill wasn’t very efficient (3.05 yards per carry) last week, but the Saints have one of the league’s best-run defenses. This week, Hill and the Falcons face a softer Panthers defense that has allowed the fourth-most rushing yards per game (136.7) and a league-worst 5.17 yards per carry.

Owned in just 2% of Yahoo! leagues when he was featured in my Early Week 11 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire, Hill’s ownership has jumped to 44% (as of Wednesday night). With Freeman expected to miss a couple of weeks, Hill is a top-20, plug-and-play starter off the waiver wire this week.

RB Sit of the Week: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals (at SF)

After missing a couple of games, David Johnson returned to the field in Week 10, but he managed only two rushing yards on five carries and added an eight-yard reception. DJ now has back-to-back games with exactly two rushing yards. Meanwhile, Kenyan Drake had 16 total touches—10 more than Johnson—in Week 10.

The 49ers defense ranks bottom 10 in yards per carry allowed (4.6), but they rank second in the NFL in total defense (251.6 YPG) and scoring defense (14.3). Double-digit underdogs, the Cardinals have a bottom-three implied total this week against the stingy 49ers defense. Given that the Cardinals have a Week 12 bye and a difficult matchup this week, it’s unlikely that this is the week that Johnson returns to workhorse usage.

Week 11 fantasy football running back rankings (half-PPR scoring):

RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs ATL

RB2: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs DEN

RB3: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ DET

RB4: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs CIN

RB5: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ IND

RB6: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs KC

RB7: Alvin Kamara, NO @ TB

RB8: Nick Chubb, CLE vs PIT

RB9: James Conner, PIT @ CLE

RB10: Marlon Mack, IND vs JAC

RB11: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ WAS

RB12: Tevin Coleman, SF vs ARI

RB13: Mark Ingram, BAL vs HOU

RB14: Brian Hill, ATL @ CAR

RB15: Damien Williams, KC @ LAC

RB16: Joe Mixon, CIN @ OAK

RB17: Devin Singletary, BUF @ MIA

RB18: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs KC

RB19: Todd Gurley, LAR vs CHI

RB20: David Montgomery, CHI @ LAR

RB21: Ronald Jones II, TB vs NO

RB22: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ MIN

RB23: Miles Sanders, PHI vs NE

RB24: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ BAL

RB25: James White, NE @ PHI

RB26: Sony Michel, NE @ PHI

RB27: Kenyan Drake, ARI @ SF

RB28: Jordan Howard, PHI vs NE

RB29: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs BUF

RB30: Royce Freeman, DEN @ MIN

RB31: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs NYJ

RB32: Latavius Murray, NO @ TB

RB33: Kareem Hunt, CLE vs PIT

RB34: Raheem Mostert, SF vs ARI

RB35: David Johnson, ARI @ SF

RB36: Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ CLE

RB37: J.D. McKissic, DET vs DAL

RB38: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ LAR

RB39: Duke Johnson, HOU @ BAL

RB40: Frank Gore, BUF @ MIA

RB41: Ty Johnson, DET vs DAL

RB42: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs DEN

RB43: Derrius Guice, WAS vs NYJ

RB44: Nyheim Hines, IND vs JAC

RB45: Peyton Barber, TB vs NO

RB46: Gus Edwards, BAL vs HOU

RB47: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs CHI

RB48: Rex Burkhead, NE @ PHI

RB49: Kenjon Barner, ATL @ CAR

RB50: Darrel Williams, KC @ LAC

RB51: Jalen Richard, OAK vs CIN

RB52: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs CIN

RB53: Jeff Wilson, SF vs ARI

RB54: Tony Pollard, DAL @ DET

RB55: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ OAK

RB56: LeSean McCoy, KC @ LAC

RB57: Justice Hill, BAL vs HOU

RB58: Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs NO

RB59: Paul Perkins, DET vs DAL

RB60: Malcolm Brown, LAR vs CHI

Week 11 fantasy football running back rankings (non-PPR scoring):

RB1: Christian McCaffrey, CAR vs ATL

RB2: Dalvin Cook, MIN vs DEN

RB3: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ DET

RB4: Josh Jacobs, OAK vs CIN

RB5: Leonard Fournette, JAC @ IND

RB6: Melvin Gordon, LAC vs KC

RB7: Nick Chubb, CLE vs PIT

RB8: Marlon Mack, IND vs JAC

RB9: James Conner, PIT @ CLE

RB10: Alvin Kamara, NO @ TB

RB11: Le'Veon Bell, NYJ @ WAS

RB12: Mark Ingram, BAL vs HOU

RB13: Tevin Coleman, SF vs ARI

RB14: Brian Hill, ATL @ CAR

RB15: Joe Mixon, CIN @ OAK

RB16: Damien Williams, KC @ LAC

RB17: Devin Singletary, BUF @ MIA

RB18: Todd Gurley, LAR vs CHI

RB19: David Montgomery, CHI @ LAR

RB20: Ronald Jones II, TB vs NO

RB21: Austin Ekeler, LAC vs KC

RB22: Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ MIN

RB23: Carlos Hyde, HOU @ BAL

RB24: Sony Michel, NE @ PHI

RB25: Miles Sanders, PHI vs NE

RB26: Jordan Howard, PHI vs NE

RB27: Royce Freeman, DEN @ MIN

RB28: Kalen Ballage, MIA vs BUF

RB29: Adrian Peterson, WAS vs NYJ

RB30: James White, NE @ PHI

RB31: Latavius Murray, NO @ TB

RB32: Kenyan Drake, ARI @ SF

RB33: Kareem Hunt, CLE vs PIT

RB34: Raheem Mostert, SF vs ARI

RB35: David Johnson, ARI @ SF

RB36: Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ CLE

RB37: Frank Gore, BUF @ MIA

RB38: J.D. McKissic, DET vs DAL

RB39: Gus Edwards, BAL vs HOU

RB40: Derrius Guice, WAS vs NYJ

RB41: Tarik Cohen, CHI @ LAR

RB42: Duke Johnson, HOU @ BAL

RB43: Alexander Mattison, MIN vs DEN

RB44: Peyton Barber, TB vs NO

RB45: Ty Johnson, DET vs DAL

RB46: Darrell Henderson, LAR vs CHI

RB47: Jeff Wilson, SF vs ARI

RB48: Darrel Williams, KC @ LAC

RB49: Kenjon Barner, ATL @ CAR

RB50: Nyheim Hines, IND vs JAC

RB51: DeAndre Washington, OAK vs CIN

RB52: Rex Burkhead, NE @ PHI

RB53: Tony Pollard, DAL @ DET

RB54: LeSean McCoy, KC @ LAC

RB55: Justice Hill, BAL vs HOU

RB56: Jalen Richard, OAK vs CIN

RB57: Giovani Bernard, CIN @ OAK

RB58: Malcolm Brown, LAR vs CHI

RB59: Paul Perkins, DET vs DAL

RB60: Dare Ogunbowale, TB vs NO

More Advice from SI Fantasy:

—Week 11 PPR rankings from Shawn Childs of FullTime Fantasy: QB, RB, WR, TE

—Dr. Roto’s Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em for your tougher lineup decisions

—Frank Taddeo’s streaming options if you’re dealing with injuries or bye weeks

—Tuesday’s Bull Market Fantasy show with Jim Cramer

—Jaime Eisner’s waiver wire pickups: Brian Hill, Darius Slayton and suggestions for deeper leagues

—Frankie Taddeo’s droppables, with some big-name players you shouldn’t feel bad about cutting

—Jaime Eisner’s stock watch can help you win a trade

—Bill Enright’s injury report has the impact on everyone who got hurt in Week 10