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RotoBallers, welcome to Week 11 of the daily fantasy football season. In this column, you will find my recommended DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks to target for Week 11 of the NFL season.
The goal is to identify players to start on DraftKings this week based on various factors including the opponent, the player’s opportunity, analysis of the game’s matchups, and the DraftKings price.
Let’s find some DFS lineup sleepers, and win on DraftKings. Good luck in Week 11!
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DraftKings Quarterbacks – Week 11 DFS Picks
Alex Smith – KC @ NYG (DK – $6,700, FD – $7,900)
Smith is coming off a bye week, where he is set to take on the dreadful Giants defense, who have allowed 106 points over their last three games. Smith has six touchdowns over his past three weeks, along with throwing his first and only interception of the season. The Giants have the 29th DVOA overall, and the 29th DVOA against the pass, so Smith shouldn’t have any trouble moving the ball in this game. We have seen Smith, push the ball down field more and more this season, breaking the trend of always checking things down, as he had done in years past. The Giants have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw for multiple touchdowns in five of the last six games. Smith has 31 or more passing attempts in six straight weeks, so we know he will be throwing the ball regardless of match up, or game script. He has the consistency you want for cash games, and the upside due to a weak opposing defense, so great spot for him in any format.
Andy Dalton – CIN @ DEN (DK – $4,800, FD – $6,800)
If you are looking for a bit of an off the board pick at quarterback, Dalton might be the option for you. He is up against the Denver defense, who simply put, looks like they have quit. They aren’t the team they once were in prior seasons, and have allowed 21 or more points in five straight weeks. Until the Broncos can prove they are back defensively, you should be willing to attack them. Dalton is very cheap this week, and stacking him with A.J. Green, is a good option, and you will still have plenty of salary to fill out the rest of your lineup.
DraftKings Running Backs – Week 11 DFS Picks
Melvin Gordon – LAC vs BUF (DK – $7,600, FD – $7,800)
After the Bills gave up 298 rushing yards last week against the Saints, they are looking like you can attack them via the running game any week. Gordon has seen 14 or more rushing attempts in five straight games, along with eight or more targets in three of those five games. Seeing work in both the rushing an passing game is super valuable, especially on a site like DraftKings where you get full PPR. As of now, Phillip Rivers is still in the concussion protocol, but is expected to play. Not sure how much they will be trusting him taking shots down field, which may lead them to relying on the running game more.
Jamaal Williams – GB vs BAL (DK – $4,900, FD – $5,600)
As of now, Williams is looking like the number one back for the Packers this week, since Aaron Jones went out with an injury, and Ty Montgomery didn’t practice on Thursday. This leaves Williams as the next man up, and with his reduced price, he offers a bit of salary flexibility. Last week we saw 20 carries from him for only 67 yards, and we should be seeing much of the same this week. He is up against the Ravens, who have the
DraftKings Wide Receivers – Week 11 DFS Picks
Alshon Jeffery – PHI @ DAL (DK – $6,600, FD – $7,00)
Jeffery isn’t viewed among the top receivers in the league, but with an MVP candidate for a quarterback, he is putting up numbers that can’t be overlooked. He has eight or more targets in three of his last four games, and three touchdowns over that span. Has yet to break 100 yards in one game this season, but up against the Cowboys who have the 19th DVOA against the pass, he is in a good spot. This is the Sunday night game, so if you are playing over on DraftKings, you will have to play on one of the expanded slates. This game also has an over-under of 48 points, which makes it one of the higher ones on the slate.
Doug Baldwin – SEA vs ATL (DK – $6,900, FD – $8,100)
Baldwin has 10 or more targets in three of his last four games, and has two touchdowns over that span. He is the clear number one receiver for the Seahawks, who have been passing the ball more and more, as their running game is all but gone. This game is on Monday Night, and Baldwin is listed as questionable, but is fully expected to play, since he has been getting treatment since the game last Thursday night. He is up against Atlanta, who have the 20th DVOA against the pass, which puts him in a good spot. This game also has sneaky shootout potential, as we have seen the Seattle defense be hit with some injuries, and not as good as they once were.
Jarvis Landry – MIA vs TB (DK – $6,400, FD – $6,800)
Anytime there is a team up against the Buccaneers this season, I want to roster those players. The Bucs have the 28th DVOA overall, and the 28th DVOA against the pass, the simply cannot stop the ball on defense. Landry has 10 or more targets in five of the last six weeks, and is a PPR machine, you get a bit cheaper than some of the top options. He may not have the most consistent quarterback with Jay Cutler, but the volume he is getting is too good to be passed on with the favorable match up.
DraftKings Tight End – Week 11 DFS Pick
Jared Cook – OAK vs NE (DK – $4,800, FD – $5,600)
Cook is up against the Patriots, and this game is being played in Mexico City. The Patriots have the 30th DVOA against the pass, and have shown plenty of vulnerability in their passing defense, so it makes a good spot to attack. Cook has five or more targets in five of his last six weeks, but hasn’t found the end zone over that span. He is due for some positive touchdown regression, and in a game that has an over-under of 54 points this is his time to grab it.
DraftKings Defense – Week 11 DFS Pick
Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers (DK – $3,400, FD – $4,700)
The Ravens have the 3rd DVOA overall, and are now on the road up against a quarterback making only his fourth start. We have seen Brett Hundley be very weak, and ineffective at quarterback, and he is a good player to attack. The Green Bay offense has taken a major step back with the injury to Rodgers, and have only scored more than 20 points once in the past four weeks. The Ravens have three or more sacks in four of their last five games, and four interceptions over that span. They are getting pressure on the quarterback and forcing mistakes, great for any format this week.