Diving into week 11 of NFL DFS means that you will find a lot of great plays in great spots, but there is still a salary cap (on most sites) that we have to abide by while still jamming in the best players on the slate. I want to break down some cash game and GPP options for the slate that should keep your lineups sensible and unique at the same time
Here we are again. It is another week of Lamar Jackson being the best play in cash games due to his incredibly high floor, especially in a game against the Texans defense that is good against the run but horrible against the pass. I expect Lamar to have another solid performance and his rushing floor/upside is more than enough to make him a cash game lock
If you are traveling down the board, I like stopping at Kyle Allen against Atlanta. This is not quite a cash game play for me, even though Allen should return solid value simply due to what happened in New Orleans last week.
This Falcons defense has been bad all season and they magically turned it on vs. one of the best offenses in football. I assume this was an anomaly, but I’m not going all in on Allen due to this slight uncertainty.
If you can afford Christian McCaffrey, I hear that he is good at football and you should probably play him. That being said, it is not an easy task to get up that high, so don’t feel as though you have to start CMC this week.
Josh Jacobs is going to be pretty popular this week and I cannot argue with it. Jacobs is Pro Football Focus’s best graded running back this season and this matchup is fantastic. The Bengals are horrible and the Raiders want nothing more than to establish the run and jam Jacobs up the middle 25 times in this game.
In cash games, I find it hard to get away from Brian Hill and I will still be overweight in GPPs. The Panthers run defense is not great and Hill should get the vast majority of touches in a Falcons backfield that is missing Devonta Freeman and Ito Smith.
Michael Thomas is in basically the same boat as Christian McCaffrey this week, but I prefer Thomas in GPPs due to the assumed ownership difference. Both guys are priced about right for their production, but since Thomas get the massive price bump since last week, I think people will be a little more hesitant to go back to the well.
In the mid-tier, Terry McLaurin is one of my favorite plays on the slate. The Jets defense is slow and horrible against the pass and this is the first week where we should see Haskins and McLaurin show off their chemistry that we saw in college. I expect McLaurin to exceed 100 yards in this game.
This is the worst position on the slate due to the lack of options with guys like George Kittle and Austin Hooper out. I was a huge Ertz fan two weeks ago, which is something I basically never say, but I am back on the fade train as he could be someone that the Pats try to keep out of the offense this week.
If you want to pay up a bit and capture elite upside, I think that the clear option is Darren Waller. Waller has flashed a ceiling a few times and his elite athleticism against a horrible team should be able to get him a TD or two this week.
I also kind of think I might play a lot of Ben Watson this week? Listen, it doesn’t make me feel warm and cozy inside, but like I said before, the tight end slate is bad. If we fade 20 point games from the top end guys like Waller, Ertz, and Andrews, we should be able to skate by with 3 for 43 from Watson and maybe he can score a TD against a pass funnel Eagles defense.