Daily Fantasy Expert Picks 14 NFL Players Who Should Have Monster Games In Week 11
Welcome to Week 11 everyone, where we take a look at some top considerations for you to put in your lineups on DraftKings this weekend. As always, if you have any questions this weekend, you can find me on twitter @kevdudz and I’ll do my best to respond.
Derek Carr-Oakland Raiders-$6300
This is going to be a pretty crazy week I have a feeling. The quarterbacks at the top of the list have some pretty high salaries, and not great matchups. I’ll be looking at value QB’s to play this week. Carr comes as the most expensive QB I’ll be playing with this week. He gets a matchup against a bottom 3 pass defense in Detroit, and a solid team total. Coupled with the fact he’s been playing very well, Carr is a top option this week.
Tyrod Taylor-Buffalo Bills-$5200
Taylor is severely underpriced at just 200 over the minimum price. In a game that he should be trailing for most of it, Taylor’s floor should be safe for 50/50 tournaments. He’s got a high floor because of his ability to run, and the Patriots are only ranked 23rd in the league vs the pass, so I would roll out Taylor with confidence.
Mark Sanchez-Philadelphia Eagles-$5000
The Sanchize is back, as Sam Bradford suffered a separated shoulder last week. Playing in the up-tempo Philly offense, I expect Sanchez to at least pay off his minimum salary this week. Keep in mind, Sanchez started several games last year, so he is comfortable in Chip Kelly’s system, and he does have experience throwing to the receivers the Eagles have. I expect Sanchez to easily pay off his salary.
Case Keenum-St. Louis Rams- $5000
The most risky punt play at QB you can make this week is Case Keenum. He’s facing the worst pass defense in the NFL in the Ravens, and Keenum does have some talent. He was amazing in college as he set many collegiate passing records. Keenum is by no means safe, as we have yet to see him in the NFL play extended time, but there is certainly some potential here, and he could end up paying off his salary and then some.
Charcandrick West- Kansas City Chiefs- $4500
The play of the week on DraftKings this week is West. His price is inexplicably low, and he faces a putrid San Diego Chargers run defense. West is an absolute must play in 50/50 games, and I would expect his ownership to be around 50% in the millionaire maker. The only way you should not play him, is if you are in a large GPP tournament, and want to separate your roster from the rest of the field. Even still, West should have a big day this week, and get as many touches as he can handle.
Devonta Freeman- Atlanta Falcons- $8400
Freeman hasn’t been fantastic the last few weeks, but I think this week he gets back to his earlier season form. Facing a week Colts defense, in a game that the Falcons should have the lead, I’m projecting Freeman to have 22-25 touches this week, providing him with an extremely safe floor, and high upside. He’s my favorite pay up at running back this week.
Darren McFadden-Oakland Raiders-$5000
McFadden had a bit of a down week last week, and I expect him to bounce back in a big way this week. Last week, Tampa Bay was able to stack the box to cut down McFadden’s running lanes because Matt Cassell was the QB. That’s not the case for the Dolphins this week, as Tony Romo returns for Dallas. Dallas is always going to be a running first team, and with the Dolphins having to respect Romo’s passing, I expect McFadden to have a nice week.
Ronnie Hillman-Denver Broncos-$3900
Hillman has been named the starter this week ,and his price is extremely cheap. Chicago is not a strong run defense, and Denver is going to start Brock Osweiler now that the corpse of Peyton Manning has been benched/is injured. I would expect the Broncos to lean on their ground game this week heavily, to help protect Osweiler, so I like Hillman as a punt play this week.
Julio Jones- Atlanta Falcons-$9300
Julio’s my favorite pay up at WR this week. Coming off a bye, I expect his nagging injuries to be healed up, and be ready to drop a big game. The only concern I have with Julio would be Vonta Davis shadowing him all game, however, Julio is such a top talent, and sees such a high volume of targets, that he should still have a big game.
Stevie Johnson- San Diego Chargers- $3900
The Chargers are a pass first team. The problem is, all of their pass catchers are dropping like flies. Keenan Allen is out for the season, Michael Floyd is expected to miss, and Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green aren’t practicing. That basically leaves Stevie Johnson in a position to get a ton of targets. At this super cheap price, he’s extremely safe.
Mike Evans-Tampa Bay Buccaneers-$7300
The Eagles get passed on easily every week, and Evans has a lot of talent. He’s been putting up some big numbers the last few weeks, despite a lot of drops. With no Vincent Jackson to play again, Jameis Winston just keeps feeding Evans. He seems safe on volume alone, and should be even better because of the matchup.
Michael Crabtree- Oakland Raiders- $6000
As I mentioned before, the Raiders have a good matchup passing wise against the Lions. The Lions best corner should be shadowing Amari Cooper, so I expect a lot of targets to head Crabtree’s way. He’s also leading Cooper in redzone targets at a 3:1 ratio, so I’ll take my chances on Crabtree over Cooper this week.
Rob Gronkowski- New England Patriots- $8000
Gronk is always the best tight end on any slate that he is in, but I don’t find him in my lineup too much because he is always so expensive, and there are usually some good cheap tight end options. I don’t find that the case this week, and I will more than likely pay up for Gronk because he is extremely safe. Coupled with the Edelman injury, and a history of beating down the Bills, I think Gronk is going to have a huge game Monday night.
Zach Ertz-Philadelphia Eagles-$3100
Ertz had several good games last year with Sanchez at the helm, so if I am feeling frisky, I think you can take a flyer on Ertz at his cheap price. It’s a good matchup on paper, and if Sanchez goes back to him like he did last year, Ertz could be in line for a big game.