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Week 11 Rankings: Quarterbacks and Running Backs

Posted By Themis Katris On Nov 15 2011 @ 4:45 pm In Fantasy Football | No Comments

Week 10 is in the books, and we had some surprises at the quarterback and running back positions.  Tim Tebow continues to be a fantasy stud even though his statistics are terrible (He can thank God for his running ability), Cam Newton finally has a down week, Alex Smith starts to move up in the rankings and Stafford couldn’t get the ball to his best bud Calvin!  On the running back side, Gore and Mcgahee go down with injuries, Reggie Bush continues to shine, the Redskins have no idea who their running back is and Michael Bush is a legitimate top 10 running back as long as McFadden is out.  So much madness in the fantasy world!  Putting all that behind us, here are my week 11 rankings for quarterbacks and running backs.

Quarterbacks

  1.  Aaron Rodgers (GB vs. TB): Will probably have 4 touchdowns in the first half
  2. Cam Newton (CAR @ DET): Tough QB to bring down and gets it down with his legs and arm
  3. Tom Brady (NE vs. KC): Could possibly be the #2 fantasy QB this week, but placed him here because they might not need to throw that much in this game
  4. Tony Romo (DAL @ WAS): Is on fire, and Redskins stink
  5. Mathew Stafford (DET vs. CAR): Comeback week for them as they are starting to go backwards
  6. Philip Rivers (SD @ CHI): It’s always a hit or miss with the Chargers who desperately need a win and Rivers has been playing better as of late
  7. Eli Manning (NYG vs. PHI): Philly is not who we thought they were
  8. Carson Palmer (OAK @ MIN): Another week of practice under his belt should give him more confidence
  9. Jay Cutler (CHI vs. SD): He has been very consistent the last few games
  10.  Matt Ryan (ATL vs. TEN): Beatable secondary and playing at home
  11. Ryan Fitzpatrick  (BUF @ MIA): Miami is playing better but Fitz should have a comeback game
  12.  Mark Sanchez (NYJ @ DEN): Mark will need to throw a lot in this game
  13. Tim Tebow (DEN vs. NYJ): Rank him this high because of his running ability
  14. Alex Smith (SF vs. ARI): Really like him in this game, but Gore’s absence might factor in
  15. Josh Freeman  (TB @ GB): He’s going to have to throw a ton since they’ll be down early
  16. Joe Flacco (BAL vs. CIN): I don’t trust him at all
  17. Matt Moore (MIA vs. BUF): Him and Marshall are starting to connect and Buffalo secondary is beatable
  18. Matt Hasselbeck (TEN @ ATL): He’s okay and his receivers are not great
  19. Andy Dalton (CIN @ BAL): Is AJ Green playing? If not, his numbers dip and so does his ranking
  20. Christian Ponder (MIN vs. OAK): Playing back in the dome after a disastrous game in GB

 

Stud Pick: Carson Palmer;  Dud Pick: Tim Tebow;  Sleeper Pick: Matt Moore

Running Backs [1]

  1. Adrian Peterson (MIN vs. OAK): He is on a tear and the only thing going for the Vikings
  2. LeSean McCoy (PHI vs NYG):  McCoy is unstoppable and Giants give up a good amount of fantasy points to running backs
  3. Matt Forte (CHI vs. SD): Please pay the man!
  4. DeMarco Murray (DAl @ WAS): Yes he made it into the top 5 on my list
  5. Ray Rice (BAL vs. CIN): Continues to produce
  6. Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC @ CLE): The only guy I am starting in this game
  7. Frank Gore (SF vs. ARI): Might not play, but good match up if he does
  8. Michael Turner (ATL vs. TEN): Playing at home in a game where he should carry at least 20 times
  9. Fred Jackson (BUF @ MIA): Still getting it down and no signs of slowing down
  10. Steven Jackson (STL vs. SEA): Going up against a tough run defense but still finds ways to produce
  11. Marshawn Lynch (SEA @ STL): Will he have another big week?
  12. Michael Bush (OAK @ MIN): If McFadden is out again, look for him to have another good game
  13. Chris Johnson (TEN @ ATL): He did show some life last week
  14. Shonn Greene (NYJ @ DEN): Denver is good at stopping the run and Greene can be stopped
  15. Reggie Bush (MIA vs. BUF): I want to rank him higher, but Thomas is taking away some carries
  16. Brandon Jacobs (NYG vs. PHI): If Bradshaw is out, look for Jacobs to get 1-2 scores
  17. Willis McGahee (DEN vs. NYJ): Was injured last week, but if he plays he could get it going again.  Splitting carries with Ball though seems to be the likely scenario
  18. James Starks (GB vs. TB):  Should be up early and will run a lot in the 2nd half
  19. Mike Tolbert (SD @ CHI): Could possibly get a goal line touchdown in this one, other than that, I wouldn’t start any of the SD running backs
  20. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (NE vs. KC): Will be running a lot in this game, but who will get the ball more?
  21. Maurice Morris (DET vs. CAR): He’s the best runner they have now, but he’s not great
  22. LeGarrette Blount (TB @ GB):  Green Bay will be up early and Tampa will need to throw which means Blount will be watching from the sidelines on passing downs
  23. Jackie Battle (KC @ NE): Only chance he has to produce in this one is early on in the game.
  24. Lance Ball (DEN vs. NYJ): Carried the ball 30 times last week.  If McGahee doesn’t play, his value and ranking goes up
  25. Chris Ogbonnaya (CLE vs. JAC):  Run the ball a lot better and with Hillis out once again, should see the ball 20+ times

Stud Pick: Reggie Bush;  Dud Pick: Shonn Greene;  Sleeper Pick: James Starks 

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