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Fantasy Football 2014 Running Back Rankings: Week 11

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch was in vintage “Beast Mode” last week, but it's the workhorse who won't be playing on Sunday that's grabbing all of the attention as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 11. Arian Foster injured his groin two weeks ago, but the Texans were on bye last week. With a week to recover, the expectation was that Foster would be good to go on Sunday against a Cleveland defense that is 28th in the NFL in rushing defense. Unfortunately, that's not the case as Foster was unable to practice at all and on Saturday the Texans downgraded him from Questionable to Out. Rookie Alfred Blue will get the start in Foster's place and while he's not as talented and explosive (or experienced) as Foster, he should still make for a decent RB2 this week. Some other key running backs are expected to return this week from prolonged absences due to injury, including Rashad Jennings (MCL sprain), Ryan Mathews (MCL sprain) and Montee Ball (groin strain).

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings — Running Backs

Teams on bye: Baltimore, Dallas, Jacksonville, New York Jets

Updated at 1 p.m. CT on 11/15/14 to reflect the news that Arian Foster will not play on Sunday. Alfred Blue (No. 22) will get the start in Foster's place.

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Matt Forte

CHI

vs. MIN

2

Marshawn Lynch

SEA

at KC

3

Jamaal Charles

KC

vs. SEA

4

Le'Veon Bell

PIT

at TEN (Mon.)

5

Mark Ingram

NO

vs. CIN

6

Eddie Lacy

GB

vs. PHI

7

Alfred Morris

WAS

vs. TB

8

LeSean McCoy

PHI

at GB

9

Andre Ellington

ARI

vs. DET

10

Ahmad Bradshaw

IND

vs. NE

11

Frank Gore

SF

at NYG

12

Shane Vereen

NE

at IND

13

Jeremy Hill

CIN

at NO

14

Rashad Jennings

NYG

vs. SF

15

Steven Jackson

ATL

at CAR

16

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

at CHI

17

C.J. Anderson

DEN

at STL

18

Ryan Mathews

SD

vs. OAK

19

Terrance West

CLE

vs. HOU

20

Joique Bell

DET

at ARI

21

Lamar Miller

MIA

vs. BUF (Thurs.)

22

Alfred Blue

HOU

at CLE

23

Ben Tate

CLE

vs. HOU

24

Trent Richardson

IND

vs. NE

25

Tre Mason

STL

vs. DEN

26

Bishop Sankey

TEN

vs. PIT (Mon.)

27

Jonathan Stewart

CAR

vs. ATL

28

Montee Ball

DEN

at STL

29

Darren Sproles

PHI

at GB

30

Branden Oliver

SD

vs. OAK

31

Bobby Rainey

TB

at WAS

32

Darren McFadden

OAK

at SD

33

Matt Asiata

MIN

at CHI

34

Jonas Gray

NE

at IND

35

Bryce Brown

BUF

at MIA (Thurs.)

36

Charles Sims

TB

at WAS

37

Carlos Hyde

SF

at NYG

38

DeAngelo Williams

CAR

vs. ATL

39

Andre Williams

NYG

vs. SF

40

Isaiah Crowell

CLE

vs. HOU

41

Theo Riddick

DET

at ARI

42

Anthony Dixon

BUF

at MIA (Thurs.)

43

Benny Cunningham

STL

vs. DEN

44

Knile Davis

KC

vs. SEA

45

Roy Helu

WAS

vs. TB

46

Travaris Cadet

NO

vs. CIN

47

Juwan Thompson

DEN

at STL

48

Reggie Bush

DET

at ARI

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

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