Who to start and who to sit? It’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in fantasy football. You won’t get it right every time but at Bruno Boys we help you work through those tougher decisions to make an informed and confident starting lineup.
Our Running Backs Starts and Sits look specifically at the line that separates RB2s and RB3s. Which ones are legit RB2 starts and which ones are better projected as a flex? We also consider PPR vs. standard, sleeper picks and streaming options too.
We will rarely cover studs unless it’s a sit recommendation based on matchup or we want to make note of a significant angle in the Quick Hits section at the end. Injuries happen too, which affects other players’ fantasy outlook. Lastly, bye weeks are a factor now.
Here are the Week 11 Fantasy Football Running Backs to Sit.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dallas Cowboys
CEH has been practicing with the team and was finally taken off injured reserve. However, the Chiefs don’t HAVE to play Edwards-Helaire. Darrel Williams is doing a fine job in filling-in and it’s doubtful they give CEH any more than an even split in his first game back. The shootout element will be an allure to his owners who are agonizing at benching him after being shelved for so long. I can definitely justify bringing him off the bench, but I also know he’ll have some cobwebs to knock off.
The Cowboys run defense is also something that can’t be overlooked here. Granted, in Weeks 6 and 9, their defense looked at their worst, but they have been good against the run over the course of the season if you look at what they did against Dalvin Cook, Miles Sanders, and Cordarrelle Patterson. The Chiefs could limit CEH to a certain percentage of snaps and feel out how his knee holds up, and they could easily let Williams handle the load if he gets hot.
I just don’t see Williams’ touches reduced to zero, especially in the red zone. I am usually cautious and conservative with a player coming back from a long stint. Unless you’re in need of RB help, I’d bench him for one more week.