If your season-long league(s) hasn’t turned out the way you hoped, there’s always DFS to make you feel better. You can even get a free Factory Sports membership with your first deposit on DraftKings. Not only that, you’ll get $10 in DK bucks too! Week 11 brings some chalk plays but also a few under the radar plays as well.
(Rule of thumb: 3x value will typically win you a cash game contest)
Jameis Winston vs. New Orleans Saints $6,500: Jameis Winston is the prototypical DraftKings Quarterback, no matter the contest. He seemingly always finds a way to be fantasy relevant, even if he throws multiple interceptions. Averaging 22 DraftKings points this season, the Saints having a top-five run-stopping defense and Marshon Lattimore being banged up. The circumstances conspire to make Jameis Winston a lock for 3x value with a seemingly endless ceiling as he looks to continue to support two top 20 wide receivers.
Jeff Driskel vs. Dallas Cowboys $4,600: Matthew Stafford has officially been ruled out for this Sunday. I will admit this is a pure price play, but as we continuously talk about on the DFS Shark Tank pod, it is nice being able to spend down at the Quarterback position. Jeff Driskel put up a respectable 19.1 DraftKing points against the Chicago Bears last week. With the weapons around him and his ability to pull it down and run with his 4.56, 40-yard dash speed… Jeff Driskel is worth the salary cap relief and should easily get you 15 plus points in week 11.
Christian McCaffery vs. Atlanta Falcons $10,500: DO NOT fear the high price tag on CMC. Christian McCaffery has scored more than 29 DraftKings points in 7 out of the 10 games thus far this year. Going up against a mediocre Atlanta Falcons defense this week, this duel threat running back should have no problem doing more of the same in week 11.
Josh Jacobs vs. Cinncinati Bengals $6,900: In the last six games, Josh Jacobs is averaging 20.1 DraftKings points per contest. His workload continues to increase as the season progresses, and Gruden is involving him more in the passing game. Now Josh Jacobs gets to face a 29th DVOA ranked defense against opposing rushing offenses in the Cinncinati Bengals. Take advantage of this price while you still can.
Brian Hill vs. Carolina Panthers $4,800: Calling all Brian Hill truthers! The time has come. This a pure price play for me. Will he be 70% owned in cash games? Yes. Should you play him in a tournament contest? Probably not. However, do not overthink playing Brian Hill in cash game contests this week, where he will see guaranteed workhorse volume. Play the free square and spend your saved salary on some other guys.
Mike Evans/Chris Godwin vs. New Orleans Saints $7,400/$7,300: The weekly coin-toss continues in week 11, the question is which one will hit in week 11? If Marshon Lattimore sits this game out, which seems likely as of Friday, roll with Mike Evans as he should be able to continue on his 22 DraftKings points season average. However, if Marshon Lattimore does suit up… I lean back to Chris Godwin, who should see Eli Apple most of the game, who gave up 34.5 DraftKings points to Chris Godwin back in Week 5.
D.J. Moore vs. Atlanta Falcons $5,900: Another chalky play this week, but this is a cash game article, so don’t get cute with this pick. D.J. Moore has averaged 10 targets in his past four contests and broke 100 yards in his last two games. The connection between Kyle Allen and D.J. Moore is developing fast, and this week, he gets to face the second-worst defense against opposing passers. DraftKings is a PPR site that offers a bonus for WR’s surpassing 100 yards receiving… D.J. Moore is a safe bet this week.
Deebo Samuel vs. Arizona Cardinals $4,000: If you listen to the @DFS_SharkTank podcast, then you know that I have stamped Deebo Samuels as my “lock” player of the week. Matt Breida is out, George Kittle is extremely doubtful to play, and Emmanuel Sanders is looking like he will play, but will not be operating at 100% health. All of this means Deebo Samuel should be unleashed as Jimmy Garoppolo’s primary target against a bottom 10 Arizona Cardinals Defense. Deebo Samuel proved his talent on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, where he turned 11 targets into eight receptions and 112 receiving yards. Call it the Monday night discount, but Deebo should EASILY return value and should be locked into your cash game lineup this week.
Jared Cook vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers $4,400: If you are fading Michael Thomas’s $9,900 price this week but still want to attack this 50 point over/under the game, then why not buy a cheap tight end in a GROSS tight end landscape. The Buccaneers are giving up an average of 18.8 DraftKings points to tight ends this season. Jared Cook has hit double-digit points in his last three contests, including 14.1 in week five against the Buccaneers defense. Cook should be a safe pick with a big-time upside if he can find the endzone.
Nick Boyle vs. Houston Texans $2,700: Shout out to @rotocoach for enlightening me on this gem in a bad tight end landscape. Nick Boyle has been sneaky good the past two weeks, coming down with all 9 of his targets and turning them into 105 receiving yards and a touchdown, averaging over 12 DraftKings points the past two weeks. Nick Boyle is a little bit riskier than I usually would like in a cash game lineup, but he is a cheap play, with decent upside as a cheap pawn in the highest Vegas line game on the slate (51 Total Points).
New England Patriots vs. Philidelphia Eagles $3,500: The Patriots are averaging 19.3 DraftKings points per contest this season and the number 1 DVOA Team Defense this season. I am a firm believer in not spending up at the DST position, but the Patriots should be a lock to give you 3-4x value in week 11. It doesn’t hurt that the Eagles are missing the majority of their backfield and could potentially be without Alshon Jeffrey in week 11.
Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers $1,500: If you want to completely punt the position and spend your salary cap somewhere else, look no further. The Arizona Cardinals are the cheapest Defense on the slate. But the 49ers offense is banged up, and Jimmy Garoppolo is not afraid to throw it into tight coverage. This play could potentially pay off “big,” relatively speaking, and if it doesn’t, at least it won’t burn your lineup.