As fantasy soccer players be aware of all too well, that is a classic week-to-week game. Accidental injuries, byes, matchups bad and the good, they all can conspire to inflate or collapse a players’ place in the hierarchy at a moment’s see.
Some players are impervious. Getting into Week 11, Le’Veon Bell is once again the unanimous variety by SB Nation as the top running back to work with in PPR leagues. And just why not really? Bell draws a Tennessee protection on Thursday night time ranked fifth-worst among groups playing in Week 11 in DVOA against pass-catching running backs.
But this week, our ratings reveal a few of the wildest swings we’ve seen all period. Jacksonville Jaguars rookie Leonard Fournette is a Top-10 variety each of the past six weeks, and a high 3 pick each of the past two. But this week, despite having the Jaguars facing a Browns team that, despite a No. 2 DVOA against the run overall, ranks 27th against pass-catching backs, Fournette plunges completely down to No. 9, his lowest spot on our list since Week 4.
An overreaction? After not really playing for three direct weeks (harm, bye, suspension), Fournette may have hit somewhat of a rookie wall in Week 10, publishing 33 yards on 17 carries, easily his worst game of the growing season. But he did possess four targets for the very first time previously three games played, consequently don’t get benching him at this time.
On the other side of the coin is the Saints’ Mark Ingram. While the new child on the block, Alvin Kamara, is among the most apple of fantasy owners’ eye, Ingram delivered his best game of the growing season, bludgeoning the Expenses for 131 yards and three touchdowns. PPR? Please. Ingram’s 31 fantasy tips featured nary a concentrate on.
And we loved him for it. This week, after not really sniffing the Top 5 inside our rankings all period, Ingram sits in the top spot among backs not really known as Le’Veon Bell. Ingram and Kamara, who is ranked 10th, encounter a Washington team ranked 21st in DVOA against pass-catching backs.
Todd Gurley, LeSean McCoy and Kareem Hunt rounded out our Top 5 for Week 11, but the three backs to view this week all have a home in the New England backfield. They will reside on the discipline in Mexico Town this Sunday, facing a Raiders team ranked 28th against pass-catching backs. That is great media for Rex Burkhead, James Light and Dion Lewis, who all benefit from playing alongside the ageless think about, Tom Brady.
Running back (PPR) ratings, Week 10
(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)