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Week 11 could see the return of several starters from injuries, which could create a lot of additional questions at a position that generally doesn't need more of them. The biggest name coming back is Saquon Barkley, and I think his return should be pretty straightforward if he plays -- he'll probably play 70% of the snaps or more, and that's enough to put him immediately back into starting consideration. However, there are real questions about whether he'll actually be able to play, so I'm ranking him as RB25 and probably avoiding him if I can. 

Clyde Edwards-Helaire could also return from his knee injury, and he presents a tougher question. The Chiefs haven't committed to him as an every-down back in quite the same way as Barkley, and Darrel Williams has played fine in his absence, especially as a pass catcher. Edwards-Helaire is a much better runner than Williams and should have a healthy role waiting for him, but the Chiefs have shown they are willing to take CEH off the field in passing downs and near the goal line for Williams. If that remains the case, Edwards-Helaire's upside is going to be capped. He's RB24 for me in his expected return against Dallas if he's active, but I'm not particularly confident in it. 

I do feel better about Miles Sanders in his return from IR this week, as his return comes in a dramatically different offense than the one he left. Through Week 7, when Sanders suffered the injury, he was the only Eagles running back with more than 10 carries in a game, something that happened just three times in the first seven games. In three games since, Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell, and Jordan Howard have had double-digit carries in a game a combined seven times in three games. If Sanders returns to be the lead back of a suddenly run-first offense, he could be a second-half breakout. It would be quite a turnaround.

Here are my Week 11 rankings. To see the rankings of Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, and Heath Cummings, make sure you head here

Week 11 RB Rankings

  1. Christian McCaffrey vs. WAS
  2. Najee Harris @LAC
  3. Austin Ekeler vs. PIT
  4. Dalvin Cook vs. GB
  5. D'Andre Swift @CLE
  6. Leonard Fournette vs. NYG
  7. Jonathan Taylor @BUF
  8. Ezekiel Elliott @KC
  9. AJ Dillon @MIN
  10. Joe Mixon @LV
  11. David Montgomery vs. BAL
  12. James Conner @SEA
  13. James Robinson vs. SF
  14. Nick Chubb vs. DET
  15. Mark Ingram @PHI
  16. Michael Carter vs. MIA
  17. Jeff Wilson @JAX
  18. Myles Gaskin @NYJ
  19. Josh Jacobs vs. CIN
  20. Antonio Gibson @CAR
  21. Miles Sanders vs. NO
  22. D'Onta Foreman vs. HOU
  23. Alex Collins vs. ARI
  24. Zack Moss vs. IND
  25. Saquon Barkley @TB
  26. Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. DAL
  27. Darrel Williams vs. DAL
  28. Kenyan Drake vs. CIN
  29. Ty Johnson vs. MIA
  30. Devonta Freeman @CHI
  31. Tony Pollard @KC
  32. Devin Singletary vs. IND
  33. D'Ernest Johnson vs. DET
  34. Devontae Booker @TB
  35. David Johnson @TEN
  36. Nyheim Hines @BUF
  37. J.D. McKissic @CAR
  38. Jamaal Williams @CLE
  39. Patrick Taylor @MIN
  40. Adrian Peterson vs. HOU
  41. Latavius Murray @CHI
  42. Alexander Mattison vs. GB
  43. Brandon Bolden @ATL
  44. Deejay Dallas vs. ARI
  45. Boston Scott vs. NO
  46. Trey Sermon @JAX
  47. Giovani Bernard vs. NYG
  48. Jordan Howard vs. NO

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