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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running backs for Week 11

Tiered RB rankings for Week 11.

Washington Football Team v Detroit Lions Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

NFL Week 11 is here and so are my tiered fantasy football rankings for running backs this week.

Nick Chubb proved he’s 100% healthy in an excellent Week 10 showing. He’s a top three back for Week 11’s match-up with the Philadelphia Eagles and backfield-mate Kareem Hunt isn’t far behind him. D’Andre Swift’s potential has finally been unlocked. Nyheim Hines’ usage is too good to ignore at this point. J.D. McKissic and Kalen Ballage are rock-solid RB2s. Buccaneers backs, Ronald Jones an Leonard Fournette, are as boom/bust as it gets. The Rams’ backfield is a total mess.

Week 11’s Tiered .5PPR Running Back Rankings

Rank High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB1s Team Opponent Breakdown
Rank High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB1s Team Opponent Breakdown
1 Alvin Kamara NO ATL Atlanta's allowance of passes to RBs helps Kamara's ceiling.
2 Dalvin Cook MIN DAL A high-scoring affair on tap.
3 Nick Chubb CLE PHI Leaving Chubb's choice to run out of bounds at the end of Week 10's contest behind, we can focus on his otherwise downright dominant performance.
4 Derrick Henry TEN at BAL Bulletproof workload.
5 Miles Sanders PHI at CLE Sanders got poached twice last week -- once by Corey Clement and once by the Giants' kryptonite, Boston Scott.
6 James Robinson JAX PIT Very tough match-up but all Robinson does is produce double-digit .5PPR points.
7 Aaron Jones GB at IND Tough match-up.
8 Antonio Gibson WAS CIN Gibson should build on his Week 10 performance with another strong match-up.
9 Kareem Hunt CLE PHI The two backs are the heart of the Cleveland offense.
10 James Conner PIT at JAX Get-right match-up on tap here.
11 Mike Davis CAR at DET The downtick in targets* has kneecapped Davis' box score abilities. The fill-in starter is also seeing 8 defenders in the box at the league's sixth highest rate (31.52%)*. Davis has one of the best possible match-ups that a running back can get though.
12 Josh Jacobs LV KC Rushing usage gives him a wonderfully high floor.
Rank High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB2s Team Opponent Breakdown
13 Kalen Ballage LAC NYJ Great match-up and this is Ballage's backfield for the time being.
14 Nyheim Hines IND GB Hines is crushing it and the Pack is allowing the 7th-most RB receptions per game (6)*.
15 Salvon Ahmed MIA at DEN Miami's lead back for the moment.
16 Damien Harris NE at HOU Outrageously strong floor. Great match-up.
17 Todd Gurley ATL at NO Gurley's outrageous red zone usage* keeps him firmly in the Top 15 discussion.
18 Ezekiel Elliott DAL at MIN Potential get-right spot against a bad defense and a competent QB (Andy Dalton) returning from injury.
19 Duke Johnson HOU NE Good match-up.
20 J.D. McKissic WAS CIN 14 and 15 targets over the last two weeks*.
Rank High-Floor/Capped-Ceiling RB2s Team Opponent Breakdown
21 Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC at LV There's cause for concern with Le'Veon Bell's potential post-bye involvement.
22 Giovani Bernard CIN at WAS Bernard should get another shot at lead back duties this week but Samaje Perine may now be a bit of a factor in the backfield.
23 Chase Edmonds ARI at SEA Edmonds' pass catching prowess will be called upon in a likely shootout in Seattle.
24 Ronald Jones II TB LAR The Bucs consistently have one back that crushes it almost every week. Whether it's Jones or Leonard Fournette is a crapshoot.
Rank Low-Floor/High-Ceiling RB3 Team Opponent Breakdown
25 Leonard Fournette TB LAR The Bucs consistently have one back that crushes it almost every week. Whether it's Fournette or Ronald Jones is a crapshoot.
Rank High-Floor/High-Ceiling RB3s Team Opponent Breakdown
26 Adrian Peterson DET CAR Great match-up.
27 Carlos Hyde SEA ARI Hyde's likely the No. 1 back with Carson on the shelf.
28 Kenyan Drake ARI at SEA Just barely retained lead back duties in his return from injury (ankle) but sees very little passing game usage.
29 Le'Veon Bell KC at LV Good match-up for the No. 2 back to get loose.
30 Melvin Gordon DEN MIA Easy match-up but Gordon hasn't been playing well.
31 Rex Burkhead NE at HOU Great match-up for the rotational back.
32 Malcolm Brown, Darrell Henderson Jr., and Cam Akers LAR at TB Brutal match-up and it's a full-blown three-headed backfield committee in Los Angeles. Brown has the snaps, Henderson the past results, and Akers the Week 10 carry lead.
33 Jamaal Williams GB at IND Tough match-up for the rotational backup.
34 Alex Collins SEA ARI Collins soundly outplayed Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas last week.
35 Gus Edwards BAL TEN High-floor.
36 Jonathan Taylor IND GB Just a role player at this point.
Source links: D’Andre Swift’s increase in snaps and his Week 10 .5PPR RB5 results, running back passing game production against the Green Bay Packers, Mike Davis’ decrease is targets and his frequent 8-man box looks, Todd Gurley’s red zone rushing usage, J.D. McKissic’s passing game usage, Los Angeles Rams running back snap counts, and the Week 10 running back usage for the Los Angeles Rams.