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Daily Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Week 11 DFS Tips for games on 11/20/16
November 20, 2016
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Here is my NFL lineup for week 11. We had 4 games last week put up over 50 points between the two teams, resulting in some solid fantasy performances in week 10. Let’s see if we can start down the stretch with another winning lineup.
Here’s my lineup for week 11.
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Quarterback: Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
Opponent: @ CLE
Analysis: The pick of Roethlisberger was an easy one in my opinion. I know I said I was on the Tom Brady wagon for the rest of the year, and I’m still going to be on him down the stretch, but the matchup for Big Ben against the Browns was too good. In his career, Roethlisberger has dominated Cleveland, going 20-2 in 22 career games against the Browns. Roethlisberger put up 30+ points last week for the first time since week 5, and I think he repeats here considering Pittsburgh needs a win and they’ll most likely get it against a Browns team that can’t do a single thing right.
Running Back #1: Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Opponent: vs. BAL
Analysis: Elliott is making a strong case for not just offensive rookie of the year, but for NFL MVP in his rookie season. Elliott is the first running back to 1000 yards, he has 10 touchdowns and has led the Cowboys, along with QB Dak Prescott, to an 8-1 start. Some may see this as a questionable pick considering Baltimore is allowing the 3rd-fewest points to opposing RBs this season and they allow the fewest rushing yards per game in the league with 71.3. However, the fact still remains, Elliott has had 2 touchdowns in each of his last 2 games, and 3 of his last 5. 12 total yards between week 8 and 9 separate Elliott from having 7 straight 100-yard games this season.
Running Back #2: Rob Kelley, WAS
Opponent: vs. GB
Analysis: I had to spot some value somewhere down the line, considering my receiving core which I will soon get to. Kelley is a solid option that is flying under the radar for most people. He hasn’t lit anything up with his play as he is averaging just 4.3 yards per carry, however he has gotten 44 carries over his 2 games as a starter which is some top-tier volume. Green Bay has been solid against the run for most of the year, but they’ve given up the 12th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs over the last 4 weeks. While Kelley may not get your blood pumping as an RB2, under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football, I think he comes through with a decent game.
Wide Receiver #1: Antonio Brown, PIT
Opponent: @ CLE
Analysis: If Roethlisberger is going to get win #21 in 23 tries against Cleveland, he has to have someone to throw the ball to, which is where Brown comes into play. Antonio Brown is a 100-yard game threat every time he plays and has some of the best hands in the league. Add in the fact that Brown has a touchdown in each of his last 2 games and 20+ fantasy points in each of his last 3, and I think the pick makes too much sense to pass up, even if he is the most expensive pick on the board.
Wide Receiver #2: Randall Cobb, GB
Opponent: @ WAS
Analysis: Randall Cobb is fresh off of the injury report, so I doubt that many owners will feel confident enough to back him after he has posted just 6 combined catches for 45 yards and a touchdown in the last 2 weeks. But Aaron Rodgers has been throwing 50+ times a game over the last few weeks, and let’s not forget that Cobb has put up a combined 27 catches on 37 targets for 256 yards and a pair of touchdowns in weeks 5, 6 and 7. Considering how badly Green Bay needs this win, Cobb may be a necessity in the Packers offense, and as such, should be a necessity in my lineup.
Wide Receiver #3: Eddie Royal, CHI
Opponent: @ NYG
Analysis: The Giants have struggled against covering slot receivers for the majority of the season, and although the Bears are essentially done this season, I don’t see any reason why they can’t put in a solid effort here. The only reason I chose to back Royal is because of the suspension to Chicago’s top receiver Alshon Jeffery, meaning the targets will most likely be there for Royal.
Tight End: Martellus Bennett, NE
Opponent: @ SF
Analysis: This is a real risk with Bennett, as Rob Gronkowski’s status is up in the air for week 11. However if Gronk ends up missing out, I’m really liking Bennett’s chances to put up some solid numbers here, as Bennett flourished when Gronk was either out or not getting the looks due to Tom Brady’s suspension. It’s a high risk/high reward situation, but at the price point I had left, I felt it was one worth taking.
Flex: Eric Ebron, DET
Opponent: vs. JAX
Analysis: The Jaguars look like the Jags of old, and are starting to appear like they’re running out of gas. The Lions on the other hand, are seeing the postseason and are doing their best to make it a reality. Ebron has back-to-back 7 reception games and could make it 3 in a row against Jacksonville as it appears that Detroit is firing on all cylinders right now.
Defense/Special Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs. TB
Analysis: The Chiefs here were an easy pick on defense. When the Chiefs are at Arrowhead, they are one of the best defensive units in the league, and against a turnover-prone QB like Jameis Winston, that defense can do what they do best. With the highest takeaway rate in the NFL, combined with a solid sack rate to boot, KC is just a pick that makes too much sense.
Salary remaining (Out of a $50,000 budget): $100