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FanDuel DFS Football Tournament Plays for Week 11

Armando Marsal goes over some tournament plays to consider in Week 11.

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Stud: Tom Brady $9,200 vs. BUF

Brady is the most expensive quarterback this week and it will cost 15 percent of your salary to roster him, but it’s well worth it. He has the safest floor of all quarterbacks and provides a high ceiling. This week he plays the Bills who he absolutely torched earlier this season. In Week 2, he threw for 466 yards and three touchdowns, scoring 28.24 Fantasy points against the Bills in Buffalo. This game is in Gillette Stadium where Brady has thrown 14 of his 24 touchdowns and just one interception. The Bills are allowing 259 passing yards per game and have surrendered 17 passing touchdowns. Brady is averaging 25.1 fantasy points and 338.1 passing yards per game. This game has one of the highest over/under at 48.5 points and the Patriots have an implied point total of 27.5 points. Brady is the perfect Monday night hammer.

Other Studs: Aaron Rodgers $8,900, Cam Newton, $8,600, and Philip Rivers $8,300

Value: Derek Carr $7,700 at DET

Carr has played really well this season, especially in the last three games. He has topped 300 passing yards in three consecutive games and has thrown 10 touchdowns in that span. This week he has a favorable matchup against the Lions defense. Opposing quarterbacks are averaging 276.7 passing yards per game and have thrown 16 passing touchdowns, including two in each of their last three games against the Lions. Carr is averaging 19.4 fantasy points per game, but has eclipsed 23 fantasy points in three of his last four games. This matchup has the highest over/under of the weekend at 50 points and the Raiders have an implied point total of 24.5 points. There’s a lot to like about the second year quarterback this week.

Other Values: Ryan Fitzpatrick $7,400 and Matthew Stafford $7,000

Running Backs

Stud: Marshawn Lynch $8,100 vs. SF

Lynch is dealing with an abdomen injury and is listed as questionable for Sunday. However, he was questionable last week with the same injury and played through it. He actually played in 79 percent of the team’s offensive snaps and rushed for 42 yards and touchdown against the Cardinals. I’m fully expecting him to give it a go this week despite not practicing all week. Lynch’s best game this season came against the Niners. He rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown, scoring 18.2 fantasy points. In past years, it wouldn’t be wise to target running backs against the 49ers defense, but this season they are allowing 99.8 rushing yards per game, 4.6 rushing yards per carry, and have surrendered 10 total touchdowns to opposing backs. They’re also yielding 6.6 receptions per game to running backs. Another bonus is his potential low ownership, he was owned just 2.8 percent in Thursday night’s $1 Dive. The Seahawks are a 12.5 point favorite, which is just what you want to hear for that team’s running back. Make sure to check his status prior to the game, but if he gives it a go, he’s a great tournament option.

Other Studs: Todd Gurley $9,200, Devonta Freeman $9,100, and Adrian Peterson $8,900

Value: Charcandrick West $7,100 at SD

West has been playing really well as of late and has a great matchup against the Chargers this week. He has topped 19 Fantasy points, scored four touchdowns, and is averaging 137.3 total yards in his last three games. The Chargers defense is allowing 115.7 rushing yards per game, 5.1 YPC, and have allowed 11 total touchdowns to opposing backs. They’re also yielding 5.7 receptions and 57.8 receiving yards per game. West has 16 targets and 20 or more carries in each of the last three games, and has also played in over 80 percent of the offensive snaps in each of those games. He’ll be highly owned, but ultimate some chalk is needed to win big tournaments. He’s a high volume back in a prime spot for a breakout game, you’re going to want at least some shares of him.

Other values: Jonathan Stewart $7,000, Darren McFadden $6,800, Latavius Murray $6,800, Jeremy Langford $6,700, and Danny Woodhead $6,400

Wide Receivers

Stud: Mike Evans $8,000 at PHI

Despite his struggles with dropped passes this season, Evans remains an elite receiver and has played really well in recent weeks. He has topped 120 yards and 16 Fantasy points in three of his last four games. He’s averaging 10.8 targets per game for the season, but is averaging 13.3 targets in his last four games. The Eagles are allowing 193.7 receiving yards and 15.3 receptions per game to opposing receivers, while surrendering 12 touchdowns. The Bucs are on the road and could be chasing points as they are a 5.5 point underdog, which could force them to pass the ball more often. I was anticipating a high ownership for Evans this week, but in Thursday night’s $1 Dive, his ownership percentage was 14.4 percent. I was honestly expecting upwards of 20 percent, so if he’s less than 15 percent owned on Sunday, that’s a plus. Evans should be able to exploit this vulnerable secondary and continue to put up big numbers.

Other Studs: Julio Jones $9,100, DeAndre Hopkins $8,900, Dez Bryant $8,400, A.J. Green $8,200, Calvin Johnson $8,100, and Demaryius Thomas $7,700

Value: Michael Crabtree $6,500 at DET

Crabtree has been a very productive wide receiver, yet he remains at an affordable price. He has hauled in 51 passes for 646 yards and five touchdowns. He’s averaging 9.4 targets and 13.3 fantasy points per game. He has scored four touchdowns in the last four game and has topped 15 fantasy points in three of those games. The Raiders face off against the Lions, who have been very generous to receivers this season. Opposing receivers are averaging 185.6 receiving yards and 14.3 receptions per game against them, while also finding the end zone eight times. This matchup has the highest over/under of the weekend at 50 points and the Raiders have an implied point total of 24.5 points. Crabtree makes a great stack option with quarterback Derek Carr.

Other Values: Jarvis Landry $7,200, Amari Cooper $7,100, Eric Decker $7,000, Davante Adams $6,800, Sammy Watkins $6,600, Danny Amendola $6,100, and Steve Johnson $5,600

Tight Ends

Stud: Rob Gronkowski $8,400 vs. BUF

It’s tough to pay up for Gronk, but it’s certainly worth it in tournaments. He’s the only tight end with three touchdown upside and offers a really high floor. He averages 89.6 receiving yards per game and has caught eight touchdowns. He’s topped 100 yards in five games this season and has now scored a touchdown in four of his last five games. In Week 2, he caught seven passes for 113 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. While the Bills have been tough against opposing tight ends this season, Gronk is matchup proof and already lit them up once. He’ll be a great sweat on Monday night!

Other studs: Greg Olsen $6,400

Value: Eric Ebron $5,400 vs. OAK

If you’ve been reading my tournament plays on a weekly basis, by now you know I like to targets tight ends that play against the Raiders defense. Opposing tight ends have scored 10 touchdowns against the Raiders defense and have found the end zone in all but one game. They allow 5.4 receptions and 58.1 receiving yards per game to tight ends. Ebron averages 9.1 fantasy points per game, but has scored double digit fantasy points in three games. He’s averaging 5.9 targets per game and has a 66 percent catch rate. If he’s going to have a huge game this season, it would be this week against the league’s worst defense versus tight ends. He was owned just 4.3 percent in Thursday night’s $1 Dive, which indicates potential low ownership for Sunday.

Other values: Jacob Tamme $5,300