FanDuel Week 11 Value Picks: Derek Carr, Tevin Coleman, and Mohamed Sanu are among this week’s smart FanDuel plays that won’t break the bank.
The FanDuel Dollar Menu provides you with a list of players that provide excellent value for you each week in FanDuel contests. You know, the same way that the dollar menu at your favorite fast-food restaurant provides you with a meal that may not be gourmet but it fills you up without breaking the bank.
FanDuel Dollar Menu – Week 11 Value Picks
QB: Derek Carr ($7,400 CIN @ OAK)
Derek Carr is priced as the 14th quarterback in the FanDuel Sunday main slate but he is a borderline top 10 overall quarterback this week as the Raiders welcome the NFL’s worst defense to Oakland. Carr has thrown for 285 yards or more and multiple touchdowns in three of his last four games and the Bengals are giving up an average of 26.67 FanDuel points per game to quarterbacks over their past five games. This week sets up nicely for Carr to perform at a level far above his pricing, which ultimately makes him a very good value.
Additional Value Pick: Nick Foles ($7,000 JAC @ IND) is returning to the starting lineup for the Jaguars, after being forced to miss the majority of the season due to a collarbone injury. Foles returns to lead a talented offense that helped Gardner Minshew average almost 17 FanDuel points per game in his absence. I expect Foles price to increase going forward, so grab him this week while it is right.
RB: Brian Hill ($5,900, ATL @ CAR)
Brian Hill was able to turn 21 touches into 13.6 FanDuel points against the Saints after taking over for an injured Devonta Freeman in Week 10. He now gets the start against a much worse run defense when the Falcons visit the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are the 29th ranked run defense in the league and are allowing almost 27 FanDuel points per game to opposing running backs. Most recently they allowed Aaron Jones to score three rushing touchdowns and average a whopping 7.2 yards per carry. Hill is priced incredibly low for a starting back, especially one with an appealing matchup.
RB: Tevin Coleman ($6,700, ARI @ SF)
Tevin Coleman’s workload should presumably grow this week as Matt Breida is expected to be out a week or two tending to an injured ankle. Though Coleman has struggled in recent weeks since going for 128 total yards and four touchdowns against the Panthers in week eight, Week 11 brings an enticing matchup. The Cardinals are the 31st ranked defense and I expect Coleman to be involved heavily on the ground and through the air, making him a top play this week at a good price.
Additional Value Pick: Derrius Guice ($4,700, NYJ @ WAS) is making his return Sunday against the Jets after missing basically the entire season due to injury. Guice is expected to share touches with Adrian Peterson but will likely get the majority of the passing down work. This is good news for Guice, as the Jets allow 6.5 receptions per game by running backs, which is the fourth most in the league. If you are looking for a back that is priced very low but could score double-digit points, Guice is your guy.
WR: Mohamed Sanu ($5,800, NE @ PHI)
Mohamed Sanu quickly acclimated to the Patriots offense and has earned the trust of Tom Brady. This was on full display in their week nine contest against Baltimore when Sanu grabbed 10 of 14 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown. The Patriots are now coming off of their bye week, which undoubtedly allowed Sanu to become more familiar with the offense as well as build chemistry with Brady. He will also get to line up across from an Eagles secondary that has struggled at times to cover opposing receivers, surrendering 33.3 FanDuel points per game to them. Sanu’s price is right and the matchup is ideal.
WR: D.J. Moore ($6,000, ATL @ CAR)
D.J. Moore has averaged 10 targets and 7 catches over the Panthers last four games. He has 16 catches and 221 combined yards in his last two games and he and the Panthers host the 25th ranked pass defense of the Atlanta Falcons this week. The Falcons have found stopping opposing receivers difficult throughout the season, most recently allowing Michael Thomas to catch 13 of 14 targets for 152 yards. Moore and quarterback Kyle Allen have developed great chemistry and that connection will likely continue in Week 11.
Additional Value Pick: Marquise Brown ($5,600, HOU @ BAL) is averaging 16.2 yards per catch this season, despite dealing with an ankle injury throughout. Brown has world-class speed that can quickly give him big fantasy numbers on a single play. The Texans have the 29th ranked pass defense in the league and give up the 31st most FanDuel points to opposing receivers. Brown should be able to make some noise on Sunday and he is priced very low.
TE: Jared Cook ($6,000, NO @ TB)
Jared Cook returned from injury and had a successful game against the Falcons in Week 10. Cook was targeted 10 times and finished with six catches for 74 yards. He and the Saints now face the league’s worst pass defense as they visit the Buccaneers in a game where they look to bounce back from a tough loss. Opposing pass catchers have feasted on the Bucs all season and Week 11 should be no different. The Bucs actually allow the most FanDuel points to opposing wide receivers and the second most to opposing tight ends, making all Saints pass catchers great plays this week.
Additional Value Pick: Ross Dwelley ($4,900 ARI @ SF) is likely going to be filling in for the injured George Kittle again this week against the league’s worst defense versus tight ends. The Cardinals’ struggles against the tight end this season are well documented and Dwelley received seven targets last week against the Seahawks while filling in for Kittle. The opportunity and the matchup are both favorable for him this week, making him a great play at $4,900.
DEF: Jets ($4,500 @ WAS)
The Jets defense feasted on the New York Giants and rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in Week 10 when they piled up 16 FanDuel points. Week 11 presents another rookie quarterback in Redskins starter Dwayne Haskins and the results will likely be similar. Haskins was sacked four times in his Week 10 contest while the Jets had six sacks in their Week 10 game. They will likely bring heavy pressure on the rookie and that typically means sacks and turnovers. The Jets may be a top-five defense this week at a price much lower than that.
Additional Value Pick: Redskins ($4,000 vs NYJ) The Redskins defense has done some good things this season and is a solid play against the league’s worst offense of the New York Jets. The Redskins have pressured the quarterback well over the past five games and have racked up 16 sacks during that time. The Jets are giving up tons of sacks as Sam Darnold has been sacked 13 times in just the last three games. The Redskins are priced low and could provide investors with a solid return this week.