Fantasy Fox: Top 50 running backs for NFL Week 11

Here are my top 50 running backs for Week 11, citing standard-scoring leagues.

This countdown doesn’t lean on a particular stat. It’s merely an educated best guess of which rushers will tally the best combination of total yards and touchdowns for the NFL’s 11th weekend.

Regardless of how these rankings shake out every week, it shouldn’t supersede two important factors that go into regular lineup consideration:

1. Always play your healthy superstars.
2. Always ride your gut instinct over a certain guru’s analysis (read: plausible deniability).

BYES: N.Y. Jets, Jacksonville, Dallas, Baltimore

TOP 50 RUNNING BACKS

1-25

1. Le’Veon Bell @ Tennessee
2. Marshawn Lynch @ Kansas City
3. Matt Forte vs. Minnesota
4. Mark Ingram vs. Cincinnati
5. Arian Foster @ Cleveland
6. Jamaal Charles vs. Seattle
7. Eddie Lacy vs. Philadelphia
8. Frank Gore @ N.Y. Giants
9. Jeremy Hill @ New Orleans
10. Ahmad Bradshaw vs. New England
11. LeSean McCoy @ Green Bay
12. Alfred Morris vs. Tampa Bay
13. Shane Vereen @ Indianapolis
14. Andre Ellington vs. Detroit
15. Terrance West vs. Houston
16. Rashad Jennings vs. San Francisco
17. C.J. Anderson @ St. Louis
18. Jonathan Stewart vs. Atlanta
19. Joique Bell @ Arizona
20. Steven Jackson @ Carolina
21. Ryan Mathews vs. Oakland
22. Bryce Brown @ Miami
23. Bishop Sankey vs. Pittsburgh
24. Tre Mason vs. Denver
25. Bobby Rainey @ Washington

26-50

26. Darren Sproles @ Green Bay
27. Gio Bernard @ New Orleans
28. Lamar Miller vs. Buffalo
29. Jerick McKinnon @ Chicago
30. Fred Jackson @ Miami
31. Reggie Bush @ Arizona
32. Darren McFadden @ San Diego
33. Andre Williams vs. San Francisco
34. Ben Tate vs. Houston
35. Devonta Freeman @ Carolina
36. Knile Davis vs. Seattle
37. Charles Sims @ Washington
38. LeGarrette Blount @ Tennessee
39. Roy Helu vs. Tampa Bay
40. Montee Ball/Juwan Thompson @ St. Louis
41. Damien Williams vs. Buffalo
42. DeAngelo Williams vs. Atlanta
43. Donald Brown vs. Oakland
44. Matt Asiata @ Chicago
45. Anthony Dixon @ Miami
46. Christine Michael @ Kansas City
47. James Starks vs. Philadelphia
48. Trent Richardson vs. New England
49. Zac Stacy vs. Denver
49. Pierre Thomas vs. Cincinnati
50. Isaiah Crowell vs. Houston
50a. Alfred Blue @ Cleveland
50b. Branden Oliver vs. Oakland
50c. Theo Riddick @ Arizona
50d. Chris Polk @ Green Bay
50e. Stepfan Taylor vs. Detroit
50f. Benny Cunningham vs. Denver

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.