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Week 11 FanDuel Targets

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I’m here for the Week 11 main slate of games on FanDuel. We have seen this scenario before, but again, we see six teams on a bye. There is still a good crop of players to weed out so like always I will list my personal targets for the week.

Last week’s results were so-so. I hit big with some picks such as Aaron Jones and Tyreek Hill. I also got crushed by some no shows like Jarvis Landry, and Tyler Boyd, Mike Evans. Spoiler alert I am trotting Evans and Boyd back out again this week. With only a few more opportunities to play these slates this year it is time to buckle down and get it done.

 

Quarterback

Drew Brees $8,500

If I am paying up here then Brees has the best match up, offense, projections, and I have the most confidence in him on the slate.

Carson Wentz $7,700

The sparring partner for Brees will be a slight down grade at the position yet the upside to be the top guy is still there.

Marcus Mariota $7,100

Mariota has looked a lot healthier recently and has started to mirror his performances of last year. At his price tag I believe he will deliver a solid floor with a chance to be great.

Lamar Jackson $7,000

There is a chance the explosive rookie gets the call this week. His rushing upside alone makes him worth the gamble. I feel the Bengals defense is very expolitable.

Eli Manning $6,700

How hard of a decision will it be to build a line up with Eli? Well he is cheap. He is also facing an inept Bucs defense. You will notice by the next picture I also love Saquon this week, but Eli should have a great day through the air.

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Running Back

Alvin Kamara $8,900

The top priced option this week could certainly be worth it. Running straight at the Eagles rarely works and Kamara should be great in the passing game in what could be a shoot out.

Saquon Barkley $8,800

I love Barkley again this week. He is getting a similar workload to Todd Gurley and that is great for DFS.

Melvin Gordon III $8,700

This sets up to be a high volume Melvin game. He will continue to get his targets and carries to get his value. He scores upper tier points yet never seems to be as highly owned in these tournaments.

Christian McCaffrey $8,600

With Darius Slay probably shadowing Devin Funchess, the consensus would be to recommend the number two wide receiver. I plan on just rostering Run CMC  instead. They have shown they are willing to give him a healthy target share.

Ezekiel Elliot $8,400

The flow chart points to start Zeke this week. The Falcons are the worst team stopping the run so far this year. The hardest part so far this week is choosing between these top backs.

David Johnson $7,900

Starting to round back into elite fantasy form under new play caller, Byron Leftwich. As long as the utilization stays the same I like him.

Tevin Coleman $6,800

Going a little cheaper, Coleman is in a potentially high scoring game and definitely has a chance at touchdowns.

Alex Collins $6,000

I do not think it matters who starts at quarterback for Collins. He will have to rack up yards or touchdowns to gain his value as he is overlooked in the passing attack.

Dion Lewis $5,900

I mentioned earlier when talking up Mariota, that he and the offense has gotten back on track. Dion Lewis is a big part of that resurgence.

Theo Riddick $5,100

The Lions are in sudden need of receivers. With no true secondary receiver this week, Riddick could be a very cheap way to fit in some higher priced options.

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Wide Receiver

Michael Thomas $8,800

Thomas is my favorite for the top receiver this week and FanDuel agrees with their pricing. The Saints should hang up a big number on the Eagles and he will likely be responsible for a good part of it.

Julio Jones $8,700

Back to back weeks with a touchdown for Julio, I thought I knew him. Why not keep the touchdown streak going this week?

DeAndre Hopkins $8,600

Hopkins is pretty match up proof, as he has consistently beat some of the best cover men. So even in a neutral match up on paper he is plus value for me.

Antonio Brown $8,500

There certainly isn’t much of discount for the match up since the Jaguars have not looked the part this year. Brown has not struggled in this spot in previous games so I am willing to use him again.

Mike Evans $7,400

Talk about a player that needs some positive regression, Mike Evans has played as bad as someone can. He didn’t get his talent stolen ala Space Jam. He will bounce back.

Alshon Jeffery $7,300

The top target not names Zach Ertz for the Eagles is in a perfect spot. The Eagles have not been able to run the ball since losing Jay Ajayi. If Wentz is passing to stay in the game Alshon will be a huge part of that.

Tyler Boyd $7,000

I expect everyone to hop off the Boyd train this week after it derailed last week. He is in the same situation target wise. I feel he bounces back this week.

T.Y. Hilton $6,800

Another team that has been building momentum on offense for me is the Colts. T.Y. is still the top dog in the receiving corps and is poised for a big game.

Amari Cooper $6,600

Cooper can be as good as Dak lets him be. He has had two good games so far, but has been open deep and Dak has missed him. If they get on the same page for the whole game this week, Cooper is a steal at his price.

Kenny Golladay $6,400

The Lions do not have any one else to throw to. He will be force fed all you can eat targets.

Sterling Shepard $6,300

The Bucs defense is bad and in particular are really bad at guarding the slot. Shepard generally plays out of the slot and I feel he could be the better play over OBJ.

Corey Davis $6,2oo

The top option for the Titans has been great lately. This game could easily be a back and forth tilt keeping the passing going on all game.

Josh Doctson $5,500

Someone has to catch the ball for the Redskins. He seems to have carved out the red zone looks from Alex Smith and that could be good enough to meet value.

John Brown $5,400

Smokey is still getting targets and is in a plus match up and when going cheap some times that is all you need.

Tre’Quan Smith $4,900

Like I have been over a lot so far I expect a lot of points in this game. He has the talent and the speed to make some deep plays.

 

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Tight End

Zach Ertz $7,600

I’ve been doing a lot of foreshadowing in this one. Ertz who is the top target for the Eagles and has been a target monster so far this year is my top option at tight end. Whether or not to take Ertz over a top wide out will be the decision.

O.J. Howard $6,300

He is a freakishly talented tight end and plays like a receiver who the Bucs will utilize especially with Chris Godwin currently questionable.

Austin Hooper $6,000

From talented rookie who never got any looks to an actual part of the offense, Hooper is very viable this week.

Jordan Reed $5,400

I noted previously that the Redskins have to pass it to someone. Reed keeps getting cheaper each week because he continues to disappoint. He cannot be this bad all year.

Jack Doyle $5,400

I know you are thinking I misspelled Eric Ebron, right? Doyle continues to be the smart play running almost double the routes of Ebron. Once he ends his Julio-esque touchdown drought this week we can celebrate the process.

Ricky Seals-Jones $5,200

Like David Johnson, RSJ has also flourished under new play calls. He is running a ton more routes and has increased targets, which is great to see when paying down here.

Defense

Panthers $4,000

This pick isn’t so much that the Panthers are good as is the Lions are bad. Matt Stafford has been giving up sacks left and right and has very limited weapons around him.

Steelers $3,800

The Jaguars offense does not scare me. The Steelers defense has actually been playing a lot better as of the last few weeks also.

Saints $3,300

This is certainly risky as the Saints are likely to give up points, but they should be able to get sacks and possibly a turn over or two against a suspect offensive line.

 

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