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Hint: With his TD last weekend, he became just the second running back in NFL history to record 10+ rushing touchdowns in each of his first five seasons (LaDainian Tomlinson; 2001-05)!!!
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RB Player Rankings – Week 11
(BYE: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh)
1. Adrian Peterson (vs. Oak) – Let me make this perfectly clear—Adrian Peterson LOVES playing at home in the dome up in Minnesota. Though he’s played in just four home games this season versus five games away, he has 144 more rushing yards and four more rushing TDs at home than he does on the road. In addition, all three of his 100-yard games this year have been at Mall of America Field (i.e. – the Metrodome). If Oakland had a better than average team at stopping the run, I might slip Purple Jesus down a notch or two, but they don’t. The Raiders have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs this season and although they haven’t been terrible, I just can’t see them being able to hold back AP28 with the way he’s been running this year.
2. Matt Forte (vs. SD) – Forte was held to his lowest total yards output of the season last weekend against the Lions (67 yards), but with the way he’s been playing so far this season, you have to consider the drop-off as more of an exception than the norm. After seeing what Michael Bush did to the Chargers defense last Thursday night, I have to believe Forte will return to his usual dominating ways and see a good 25-30 touches out of the backfield this Sunday. Every time he gets that sort of usage, he’s put up more than 150 total yards with at least 116 of them coming on the ground. Sounds like a winning combination to me.
3. Maurice Jones-Drew (@ Cle) – In nine weeks this season, the Cleveland Browns have allowed six different running backs to rush for 100-plus yards and another two RBs to go up over 90. Basically, you can run all day on these guys, which is exactly what the Jaguars plan to do. MJD has carried the load like no other this year by accumulating the most rushing attempts (191) while trailing only Matt Forte in total touches (208 to 206). With the Browns being first in the league against the pass and rookie Blaine Gabbert still working under center, you know Jones-Drew will be ridden into the ground in this game and should come out with some nice fantasy numbers because of it.
4. LeSean McCoy (@ NYG – Sunday Night) – Whether Michael Vick and/or Jeremy Maclin plays or not this Sunday night, LeSean McCoy is probably going to be depended on more than he has at any point so far this year. This is really nothing new to the Eagles, however, because in his three games against teams within the division this season, McCoy averaged just fewer than 30 touches a contest while putting up a staggering 160 total yards per game. Back in Week 3, McCoy had 128 rushing yards and a TD against these Giants, so there’s no doubt he can turn in a nice fantasy game for his owners this time around as well. Though they’ve been tougher against the run of late, New York is still tied for allowing the tenth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs, so I expect LeSean to be just fine.
5. DeMarco Murray (@ Was) – Felix Jones may be coming back this weekend, but that doesn’t mean that DeMarco Murray won’t still get the lion’s share of the work. The most likely scenario is that Murray gets a good 80 percent of the offensive plays, which should be enough to do some serious damage against a reeling Washington Redskins team. In fact, though their overall numbers somehow look decent, the Redskins defense has allowed an opposing running back to put up double-digit fantasy points against them in every single game this season. Four of them had 100-yard games while six managed to score a touchdown. Murray is riding so high right now that there’s just no way in the world he will be stopped by this Washington squad.
6. Fred Jackson (@ Mia)
7. Ray Rice (vs. Cin)
8. Michael Turner (vs. Ten)
9. Marshawn Lynch (@ StL)
10. Michael Bush (@ Min)
11. Steven Jackson (vs. Sea)
12. Brandon Jacobs (vs. Phi – Sunday Night)
13. Reggie Bush (vs. Buf)
14. Frank Gore (vs. Ari)
15. Ryan Mathews (vs. Chi)
16. Maurice Morris (vs. Car)
17. LeGarrette Blount (@ GB)
18. Mike Tolbert (vs. Chi)
19. Chris Johnson (@ Atl)
20. Jonathan Stewart (@ Det)
21. BenJarvus Green-Ellis (vs. KC – Monday Night)
22. James Starks (vs. TB)
23. Cedric Benson (@ Bal)
24. Beanie Wells (@ SF)
25. Jackie Battle (@ NE – Monday Night)
26. Roy Helu (vs. Dal)
27. Chris Ogbonnaya (vs. Jax)
28. Daniel Thomas (vs. Buf)
29. Kendall Hunter (vs. Ari)
30. DeAngelo Williams (@ Det)
31. Felix Jones (@ Was)
32. Kregg Lumpkin (@ GB)
33. Kevin Smith (vs. Car)
34. Danny Woodhead (vs. KC – Monday Night)
35. Marion Barber (vs. SD)
36. Jacquizz Rodgers (vs. Ten)
37. LaRod Stephens-Howling (@ SF)
38. D.J. Ware (vs. Phi – Sunday Night)
39. Ryan Torain (vs. Dal)
40. Ryan Grant (vs. TB)
41. Stevan Ridley (vs. KC – Monday Night)
42. Taiwan Jones (@ Min)
43. Ricky Williams (vs. Cin)
44. Javon Ringer (@ Atl)
45. John Kuhn (vs. TB)
46. Jason Snelling (vs. Ten)
47. Leon Washington (@ StL)
48. Kevin Faulk (vs. KC – Monday Night)
49. Deji Karim (@ Cle)
50. Bernard Scott (@ Bal)
Shonn Greene (@ Den – Thursday Night) – 3 carries, 10 yards, 0 TDs; 1 reception, 4 yards, 0 TDs
Joe McKnight (@ Den – Thursday Night) – 16 carries, 59 yards, 0 TDs; 6 receptions, 62 yards, 0 TDs
Willis McGahee (vs. NYJ – Thursday Night) – 12 carries, 18 yards, 0 TDs; 0 receptions, 0 yards, 0 TDs
Lance Ball (vs. NYJ – Thursday Night) – 5 carries, 18 yards, 0 TDs; 2 receptions, 26 yards, 0 TDs
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