FanDuel NFL picks and lineup advice for Week 11 DFS fantasy football.
Welcome back to another week of FanDuel DFS advice. Week 10 was one of the stranger fantasy football scoring weeks we have seen all year. Even though scoring was relatively normal, it was the players with tougher matchups that ended up producing. This scoring pattern did not transfer to DFS all that well, as most of the chalk cash format plays ended up busting.
In a few 100-player cash contests I played in, you only needed 95 points to cash. This is practically unheard of, as the average requirement is usually around 130 or so. This can be attributed to big names like Aaron Jones and value plays like Mike Davis and Duke Johnson Jr. not coming through.
Looking ahead to Week 11, the Chicago Bears, San Fransisco 49ers, New York Giants and Buffalo Bills are all on bye. More importantly, the Las Vegas Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers will also not be on the main slate. In addition, the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks already competed on Thursday night, so that is two more high powered offenses off the slate.
When talking about players I will reference the salaries and salary cap of a typical FanDuel tournament. I will also show a complete lineup, which consists of nine positions: QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, DEF. The players referenced will all be from the main Sunday game slate. Note that your individual strategy should change based on the type of formats you enter, and I will reference strong plays in cash and tournament formats.
Without further ado, here are my FanDuel NFL DFS picks for Week 11 of the 2020 season!
FanDuel NFL Week 11 Picks and Advice: Quarterbacks
It is slim pickings at the quarterback position this week, as studs like Mahomes, Murray, Allen and Wilson are all unavailable. This means if you have been riding these guys all year to almost weekly top-five finishes, you are going to have to dig a little deeper.
Aaron Rodgers ($9,000) is the highest-priced quarterback on the slate, despite going up against the best passing defense in terms of points allowed per game. While I think he certainly has some appeal in tournaments because people will see the price and tough matchup and move on, I would favor a guy with a great matchup like Justin Herbert ($8,500) or Lamar Jackson ($8,400).
Ben Roethlisberger ($8,000) has also been incredibly solid this year, and is a great cash game play against a terrible Jacksonville defense. My favorite value play this week is Cam Newton ($7,600), who continues to finish as a QB1 most weeks despite not throwing for a passing touchdown since Week 3. He gets a solid matchup against Houston and has the rushing upside that provides a floor for cash formats and high upside for tournaments. If you want to go super deep, I like Alex Smith ($6,600) who threw for 390 yards last week and now gets a soft matchup against Cincinnati.
As for quarterbacks I am avoiding, Matthew Stafford ($7,500) is going to be without D’Andre Swift and Kenny Golladay and is dealing with an injury, so I am certainly not throwing him in any lineup.
There is also no reason to put Carson Wentz ($7,400) in your DFS lineup despite his great matchup. He looks terrible on the field and offers no floor. While I think he has a real chance to finish as a QB1 this week, he also has virtually no chance to be a top-five QB, which is what you are looking for in DFS.