FanDuel: Week 11 Fantasy Football League
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Enter the Week 11 Fantasy Football League
- Starts Sunday 1pm ET, ends Monday
- First place wins $100,000 on Monday
- $5 entry, top 57,500 teams win cash
- Salary cap format - pick who you want
Week 11 FanDuel Value Plays
We're just about at the halfway point for the Daily Fantasy Season here in week 11. As we finish out the bye-week period and get ready for the playoffs, we're in for a real treat with an excellent slate this weekend. I'll go over my favorite plays at each position below.
Mark Sanchez - $6,400
The Sanchize is nice and cheap this week, filling in for the injured and awful Sam Bradford. Last year Sanchez looked alright in the Eagles system, and I expect this year to be no different. With the Eagles hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sanchez has a great matchup for his first game as a starter here in 2015. It will be pretty easy to hit value at $6,400, and I think Sanchez does that easily this week at home.
Matt Hasselbeck - $6,300
A wise man once said, ‘the older the berry, the sweeter the juice'. That makes Hasselbeck one of the this week's sweetest plays. We've seen Matty start for the Colts already this year, and the Colts face an Atlanta team that is reeling after their fast start. The Colts have had ample time to prepare to go in to Sunday's game with Hasselbeck, and I think he'll hit value this week with his low, low price.
Frank Gore - $6,600
While I like Hasselbeck at QB this week, I also really like Gore. The ageless wonder has been picking up his fantasy production as the year wears on, and this week, he'll have a chance to play a feature role against the Bucs. Whether they're icing a big lead late, or end up in a close one against Jameis Winston and Co., Gore has a whole lot of upside for a fair price this week.
James Starks - $6,200
Starks is coming off of a serviceable week in a losing effort to the Lions last week. This is going to be a pivotal game for the Packers season as they square off the division leading Minnesota Vikings (yes, it does sound weird, doesn't it?). I have faith in Rodgers figuring it out and having a big week, coming off of a couple of bad losses. As Rodgers goes, so goes the rest of this Green Bay offense. I think the Pack right the ship this week, and Starks is not held out of the end-zone again.
CJ Anderson - $5,700
If you really want to save this week, taking a shot on a Denver running back is a good idea. With Peyton set to sit out, and the Broncos facing a Bears team that is fairly soft on defense, the Kubiak should rely on the running game this week. Osweiler may be a fine quarterback, but with Peyton out of the picture, I expect the Broncos to look an awful lot like those Kubiak led Texans teams of a couple of years ago. Run the ball and play defense will be the mantra for the Broncos this week. I'll take my chances with CJ as I still think he's the best back in Denver.
Larry Fitzgerald - $7,400
Wideouts in Arizona are dropping like flies. That leaves one of the greatest wide receivers in the game as one of the few healthy options for Carson Palmer this week. Fitzgerald has quieted down a little after his white-hot start, but he is still heavily involved in this passing attack, and he is still good enough to put up a #1 WR day. I can see Carson going to Fitzgerald early and often as Carson exacts a little revenge against his old team.
Brandon LaFell - $6,900
Just like when Dion Lewis went down, I don't think any one player is going to absorb the touches the Patriots lost with Julian Edelman sidelined by injury. I do, however, think that the Patriots will continue to be the offensive envy of the league, and that they will continue to put up big numbers. LaFell will continue getting targets, and I assume he'll get a few more looks with Edelman out. There is a big game for LaFell coming, this might be the week.
Jordan Matthews - $6,300
Matthews and Sanchez made some pretty sweet music last year. While Matthews has certainly been struggling in his sophomore season, perhaps a reunion with Sanchez is the prescription for what ails Matthews this year. The Eagles are facing a bad Tampa Bay secondary, and Matthews will be able to find plenty of room to get open against that soft defense. He's a great price, and has a high ceiling. I'll take a shot on Matthews this week.
Jordan Reed - $5,800
Reed continues to be a favorite target for Kirk Cousins, and his price continues to be quite affordable. The knock on Reed has always been durability, but that is one of the great things about DFS. The Panthers defense is tough, and I don't expect Reed to get loose for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But, when the going gets rough, Cousins looks to Reed for help. I expect, even though Washington loses this week, that Reed has another fine day at TE for us.
Coby Fleener - $5,000
If you're really strapped for cash, Fleener is a nice option this week. I have faith that Hasselbeck will play well, at least serviceably, but I also have faith he'll rely on a short passing attack to move the ball against Atlanta. Fleener will provide a nice outlet that has a chance to shake loose deep in this game too. Again, it's a risk, but the upside is there.
Arizona Cardinals - $4,800
I think last week was a bit of an anomaly for the Cincinnati Bengals. I really think the Bengals are good, and just had a bad week. Unfortunately, the Bengals laid an egg against a bad Texans team, and their reward is that they get to travel to Arizona to face one of the best teams in the league. The woes for the Bengals continue as the Cardinals roll over the Bengals this weekend.
Baltimore Ravens - $4,100
This isn't me out on a limb, a lot of folks I really respect in the industry have been hyping the Ravens this week. Baltimore is near-min priced for good reason, they've been terrible this year. But, the Rams have been almost equally inept on offense, and they'll be starting their backup QB this week. The Ravens have a chance to have a nice game against the bumbling Rams, and they are certainly fairly priced.
Dan Bailey - $4,600
Tony Romo is on schedule to make his triumphant return this week, that bodes well for the Dallas Cowboys' offense. I think the Boys put up a fight this week against the Dolphins, points will be scored, and so Bailey should get a few 3 point attempts.