Week 11 Fantasy Rankings: DeMarco Murray and More Shocking Elite Performers

Tom LoughreyAnalyst IIINovember 19, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06:  Running back DeMarco Murray #29 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks at Cowboys Stadium on November 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Players in the NFL like DeMarco Murray deserve your attention and you know it—so why is it so hard to click-and-drag him up to your starting lineup over someone like Chris Johnson?

Whether you choose to believe it or not, there’s fantasy gold beyond the top of the ESPN’s weekly rankings. Murray, Michael Bush and Damian Williams have all seen the field more because of injuries above them on the depth chart.

Here are three players who will rack up tons of points this weekend.


DeMarco Murray

If you’ve kept an eye on the Dallas Cowboys lately, you’ve been able to marvel at this guy’s off-the-charts performances.

He’s averaged over six yards per carry in the last four games, and he’s gone over the century mark in three of those games. If the Cowboys give Murray the ball, they’re winning games.

Dallas will get an early lead and unleash Murray on the Washington Redskins.


Michael Bush

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Michael Bush #29 of the Oakland Raiders dives in for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos at O.co Coliseum on November 6, 2011 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Michael Bush is to Darren McFadden as Michael Turner was to LaDainian Tomlinson in San Diego a few years back. Bush is the most talented backup running back in the league.

With McFadden out for another game, the backup will get another look at the field against the Vikings. The Raiders will build an early lead against the Vikings and Bush will do the dirty work in the second half.


Damian Williams

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 30:  Damian Williams #17 of the Tennessee Titans can't make the diving catch in the end zone as Chris Rucker #36 of the Indianapolis Colts defends during play at LP Field on October 30, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won
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The injury of Kenny Britt has been the birth of Damian Williams. He’s the prototypical receiver because of his tall, skinny build.

The thing that makes Williams great is his ability to go up for the ball. The best receivers are the ones who are talented, but are also hard-workers. He’s scored a touchdown in three of the last five games.

Start Williams with comfort for the rest of the season.