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Fantasy Football Rankings: Running backs for Week 11

Ranking the best running backs by matchup and opportunity for Week 11 of the 2018 NFL Season. 

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Here are my running back rankings for Week 11. Get ready, DJ is back!

RB rankings - Week 11

Rank Running Back Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB1s
Rank Running Back Team Opponent High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB1s
1 Todd Gurley II LAR KC The Game of Games.
2 David Johnson ARI OAK Byron Leftwich is the M-Fin' Man. 200 total yards against Oakland isn't out of the question.
3 Melvin Gordon III LAC DEN Denver can't stop the run. Melvin's gonna eat.
4 Ezekiel Elliot DAL at ATL He'll drop a couple spots if Deion Jones is indeed returning this week.
5 Kareem Hunt KC at LAR Todd Gurley's counterpiece in The Game of Games.
6 Alvin Kamara NO PHI Tough matchup but Kamara is an every-week RB1.
7 Christian McCaffrey CAR at DET 7 TDs in the last 3 games. As long as they don't run him directly at Snacks, it'll be another smoke show.
8 Saquon Barkley NYG TB Gonna be Dump-off City.
9 Leonard Fournette JAX PIT Fournette and his high-volume 2.2 YPC workload gets a Steelers defense that was pummeled by CMC for 3 TDs last week.
10 James Conner PIT at JAX This is Conner's team now.
11 Marlon Mack IND TEN Look for the Colts O Line to keep up their bulldozing ways even in a tough matchup.
12 Aaron Jones GB at SEA The electric playmaker has been given the keys to the offense and Seattle's been hemorrhaging points to bellcows as of late.
High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB2s
13 Joe Mixon CIN at BAL Baltimore's been blasted by CMC and James Conner in back to back games. Look for Mixon to grind out some high-quality fantasy goodness.
14 Dalvin Cook MIN at CHI It's a tough spot but Cook should be featured as a pass rush-neutralizer/ball-carrier.
15 Phillip Lindsay DEN at LAC Denver will ride their most talented player in a divisional must-win game.
16 Dion Lewis TEN at IND The featured Titans back will put up points against the paltry Indy run D.
17 Tarik Cohen CHI MIN Cohen will be integral in this week's game plan and Chicago's offense is humming.
18 Tevin Coleman ATL DAL It's a tough matchup but Coleman's playing at a high-level with high-volume, both through the air and on the ground.
19 Alex Collins BAL CIN It's been a while since Collins found himself in this category but the Cincy D is just that bad and a switch to Lamar Jackson would immediately pay dividends for the Ravens run game.
High-Floor/Capped-Ceiling RB2s
20 Kerryon Johnson DET CAR On paper, Carolina is a top-tier run defense. Examining the RBs they've stiffled though, shows us a different story. Talented backs have been able to put up points against the Panthers.
21 Lamar Miller HOU at WAS WAS's vaunted D Line has stumbled in recent weeks. Miller should post a decent, if modest stat line against them in Week 11.
22 Chris Carson SEA GB If he can go, Carson should find room to run against Green Bay's weak and battered defensive front.
23 Adrian Peterson WAS HOU Volume will keep him afloat but this could get ugly. WAS's O Line is in the hospitcal and that Texans front is scary.
24 Jordan Howard CHI MIN He'll likely see low double-digit touches which gives him a chance to score.
The Low-Floor/High-Ceiling RB3
25 Josh Adams PHI at NO The rookie RB is the best back in Philly. It's a tough matchup but this could be the week he turns the corner.
Low-Floor/Capped-Ceiling RB3s
26 Mark Ingram NO PHI Philly plays shut-down run defense and has an injury-plagued secondary, which funnels opposing offensive production into the passing game. This is not a great spot for a No. 2 RB.
27 Peyton Barber TB at NYG He's the bellcow in a plus matchup.
28 Doug Martin OAK at ARI He's the bellcow in a plus matchup.
29 Derrick Henry TEN at IND Although Dion Lewis is operating as the featured back, Henry has been used effectively in the redzone over the last 3 weeks. He's got a decent shot at finding the endzone this week in a good matchup.
30 Austin Ekeler LAC DEN He had a 40+ yard TD called back last week. Don't give up on your funnest, deep flex option in a good matchup.
31 Rashaad Penny SEA GB Penny blew up last week. That's the excuse Carroll's been looking for to get him more time.
32 Chris Thompson WAS HOU If he can go…
33 Ito Smith ATL DAL One of the better No. 2 RBs out there.
34 Latavius Murray MIN at CHI Murray will retain some sort of redzone role even with Dalvin Cook's return.
35 Nyheim Hines IND TEN Tennessee should be able to move the ball, which will help keep Indy passing.
36 Jalen Richard OAK at ARI The passing-game back will get second-half looks as the Raiders try to keep up with David Johnson's touchdowns.