The List: Ranking Each Position for Week 11

Erik Smith releases his Week 11 fantasy football rankings ahead of your weekly waiver wire decisions.

RB Ranks


  • I’m a little worried about Alvin Kamara and Jameis Winston hitting on the short passes like Kamara and Drew Brees did, but I’m leaving him in the elite category until I see otherwise. In redraft, he’s obviously an every week starter regardless, but in DFS I might fade Kamara this week and see how things shake out, as everyone else jumps on him in a dream matchup against a Falcons defense that notoriously can’t defend passes to running backs.
  • The Chiefs are awfully good against the pass but struggle against the run, allowing the sixth-most rushing yards per attempt in the league. Josh Jacobs was the RB5 the last time these teams played, and while he is a slight risk of a down week if the Raiders fall behind early, he should get all of the work he can handle in an important divisional game and has multi-touchdown potential.


  • I’m jumping on the D’Andre Swift bandwagon full force after he saw a massive increase in snaps last week. Carolina struggles to defend the run and their defense as a whole seems to be fading a bit lately, and offensively they could be starting an injured Teddy Bridgewater or backup quarterback P.J. Walker of XFL fame. Swift should be good regardless of game script and has blowup potential. We just have to trust… the Lions and Matt Patricia.
  • Antonio Gibson hasn’t seen a change in snap share, but I just like this matchup against the Bengals too much. There’s also a chance that J.D. McKissic sees less work if the WFT isn’t in come-from-behind mode like they were last week. Gibson has solid touchdown potential, and if Washington jumps to a lead a blowup game is possible.


  • I’m taking Chase Edmonds over Kenyan Drake despite Drake’s impressive performance last week, especially in PPR leagues. Edmonds had seven catches for 87 yards last time against the Seahawks, and I like him more in games that profile as pass-heavy. Kyler Murray will continue to steal touchdowns at the goal line, however, capping the upside of both.
  • Most will likely rank Salvon Ahmed higher, and it isn’t that I don’t like him. But in PPR leagues we may not get much passing work, and without his touchdown scored after a blocked punt recovered at the one-yard line, it’s a fairly pedestrian game last week. I wouldn’t blame you for ranking him inside the top 20, but I’m not there just yet.


Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options

Week 11 RB Rankings

2 responses to “The List: Ranking Each Position for Week 11”

  1. Scotty Be says:

    I see you haven’t listed Chris Carson or Deejay Dallas. Is that due to their injury status?

    • Erik Smith says:

      For DeeJay, they seem to be looking for options to play ahead of him, it was Collins last week, and I expect it to be Hyde this week.

      Carson just isn’t listed because if he’s active you’re playing him, unless he’s active just for emergency purposes.

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