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The Cutback: Running Back Start/Sit Week 11

Week 11 is here of the NFL Season, @DarthDbacks gives you some running back start/sit this week so you can win your fantasy football matchup. Good Luck!

Week 11 of the NFL Season is already here. It’s flying by, sadly, so make sure you sit back and enjoy it. It’s mind-boggling it’s already this deep into the season. Also, enjoy the chaos, as this fantasy football season is unlike anything we have ever experienced. It’s a scary sight. Look below at my running back start/sit for Week 11. Make sure to enjoy this NFL Sunday because there aren’t many left.

Week 10 is in the books, and it was a chaotic week again. We saw big-time performances from names like Rachaad White, Jonathan Taylor, Elijah Mitchell, and others. At the same time, we saw injuries occur to Jonathan Taylor and others. Sigh. Now we are onto Week 11 in what will hopefully be a much better football week. I’ll be helping the Nerd Herd out this season with some running back Start/Sit for that week of fantasy football. Analysis and reasoning will be provided for every player that I mentioned. I’m here to help you win your fantasy football week and, ultimately, the championship. You might remember me from last year as I covered whom to start/sit at tight end. This year, I’m covering the running back start/sit.

Be sure to follow our other start/sit articles and authors; they contain great advice to help you each week.

Changing the Call (QB): Jayson Snyder
The Cutback (RB): Jake Oliver
Slant Pattern (WR): Tristan Cook
12 Formation (TE): Ethan Wyatt
Flex on ‘Em (FLEX): Evan Brown
IDP Start/Sit (IDP): Jon Glosser

There is one thing I want to note. For this article and every running back start/sit article I write, I won’t be including players like Jonathan Taylor or Austin Ekeler. These are apparent starts so long as they aren’t on bye or injured. If you don’t start them, well, you’re a Taco. I’ll be focusing on players that are a bit harder to decide whether to start or what to expect from them. All scoring in this article series will be PPR. All stats/RB# number finishes come from FantasyProsSo, let’s make this a great season as we get to watch over 200+ games of NFL football. It’s back! Good luck with this dynasty fantasy football season.

Week 10 Recap

This is my recap of my picks from Week 10. They qualify as a “win” if they finish above the consensus for the “start” and a “loss” if they finish below the consensus for the “sit” in PPR scoring. Hopefully, Week 11 running back Start/Sit fare better!

Well, I wasn’t sure if James Conner would play, nor was I convinced that Kyler Murray being out would be good for the Arizona Cardinals or Conner. It turns out that I shouldn’t have been worried at all, as vintage Conner came back with two touchdowns for a superior showing. Aaron Jones shrugged off his ankle injury en route to 138 yards on the ground. Oh, and all Devin Singletary did was score two touchdowns, thanks to Josh Allen and the Bills being cautious.

At least Najee was a worthy sit. Leonard Fournette scored a touchdown but missed half the game almost with an injury. I was entirely right about Jeff Wilson, who smashed this last week as the Dolphins’ new RB1. He’s an every-week start.

Week 11 Running Back Start/Sit

Start: Antonio Gibson, WAS, RB25

Gibson continues to defy expectations and has had a reasonably solid season. He continues to flirt with touchdowns and nearly finishes as an RB1/2 every week. Last week against Philly, he had only 44 yards rushing but a touchdown and three catches for 14 yards. In PPR, that was good for the RB14 overall. I see no let-up in the Commanders running the ball frequently, which is good for Gibby. Now, he faces the absolute worst team in the NFL at stopping running backs, the Houston Texans. They give up more than three ppg over the next worst defense against running backs. It’s setting up to be a smash start for Gibson.

Start: Devin Singletary, BUF, RB20

I know I said Singletary wasn’t going to do great last week, and he did. With Allen battling injuries, I now expect Singletary to be more of a goal-line back, letting him score more touchdowns. He has been quite good this season compared to prior years. I like the chance he has another good week against the Cleveland Browns this time. They are the second-worst running back defense allowing over 27.6 ppg. I can easily see Singletary score another touchdown or break free for some large gains.

Honorable Mentions: Isiah Pacheco (RB28), Kenyan Drake (RB24)

Sit: Kareem Hunt, CLE, RB29

Hunt had a tough game against Miami last week when he had six rushes for only nine yards. He did have a reception for ten yards, but that wasn’t near enough to save his day. This has been a mediocre year for Hunt. Now, he faces a tough Buffalo Bills defense that will be hungry to cause some pain after losing to the Vikings. The Bills are middle of the pack when defending the run, but I don’t foresee Hunt getting enough work. They’ll likely fall behind to the Bills early, which forces them to pass more or feed Chubb. If you’re starting Hunt, you’re praying he gets a touchdown. He’s a flex-caliber play at best this week.

Sit: Najee Harris, PIT, RB23

This has been a miserable year for Harris and fantasy owners. Everyone hoped Harris would at least be an RB1 after such a terrific rookie year, but the writing was on the wall. His high-water scoring mark this year is a meager 13.9 points. If you want your running back to get you ten points, then Harris is your man. Any more, and you might be asking for too much. Now, he has a tough matchup against the Bengals, who limited him to only 23 yards on the ground in Week 1. Cincy is also top-10 at allowing the fewest running back points. Avoid Najee if you can.

Honorable Mentions: Michael Carter (RB26), AJ Dillon (RB32)

Good luck this week with your running back start/sit dilemmas!

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As always, May the Force be with You…

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