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Favorite DFS Plays for NFL Week 11

Favorite DFS Plays for NFL Week 11

QB Andrew Luck: (FD$8100/DK$7200)

The Titans are giving up an average of 20 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks and 287 passing yards per game. Combine that with the fact that this might be a high scoring game and that makes Luck one of my favorite QB plays of the week.

QB Aaron Rodgers: (FD$9000/DK$7800)

The Packers can’t run the ball and this is a game that could feature a lot of points. Rodgers has had 27+ in three straight games, and the Washington pass defense is nothing to write home about. Green Bay’s defense has also been dreadful lately forcing Rodgers into comeback type of situations and I think that continues.

QB Marcus Mariota: (FD$8000/DK$6700)

Mariota is among the hottest QBs in football and the Colts have the worst pass defense in the land. Easy enough, yes?

RB Le’Veon Bell: (FD$9100/DK$8800)

Potential snowy/windy conditions and Le’Veon Bell vs the Browns make for a great combination. It wouldn’t surprise me if Bell complied 100 yards rushing and caught ten or more balls on Sunday. He’s a fantastic play against a bad Cleveland defense.

RB LaGarrette Blount: (FD$7300/DK$6400)

With Gronkowski out, I’d expect the Patriots to be a little more balanced on offense this Sunday. The 49ers are the worst run defense in the NFL and Blount is coming off a three touchdown outing against the Seahawks last week. I like Blount a lot this week.

RB C.J. Prosise: (FD$4900/DK$4200)

This is all about the opportunity. The Eagles run defense is pretty good but with Michael cut and Rawls being limited, Prosise should probably be the lead guy in the Seahawks backfield. Given how cheap he is, the type of opportunity is all you can ask for.

RB Robert Kelley: (FD$5400/DK$4400)

I’m not a huge fan of this play because Kelley lacks the explosive upside of the backs who have been giving the Packers the blues. However, he’s the lead back on a team that should score a healthy amount of points against a struggling defense. He’s had 174 yards and a touchdown over the last two weeks. He can be a cheap source of 80 yards and a touchdown type of production.

RB Spencer Ware: (FD$7700/DK$6000)

I feel like Ware is a bit forgotten because he hasn’t been great in recent weeks, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offer a great get well kind of matchup. They’re the 25th best run defense in football and the Chiefs could command this game and lead for the majority of it. It’s a great spot for a three down back who also sees receiving work.

 WR T.Y. Hilton: (FD$7900/DK$7700)

Hilton had 7 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown the last time the Colts and Titans played. The Titans pass defense is poor and I feel like Hilton is long overdue another explosive performance. He’s been relatively quiet since Donte Moncrief returned to the lineup.

WR Eli Rogers: (FD$5500/DK$4300)

I think Rogers is being somewhat overlooked given that he’s basically Pittsburgh’s third option at this point and Cleveland’s pass defense stops nobody. As far as weather concerns, Rogers tends to work in the short to intermediate areas of the field, so it shouldn’t stop him too much. And again, he’s playing against Cleveland.

WR Rishard Matthews: (FD$6000/DK$5100)

His lack of targets is a bit worrisome but he’s scored a lot in the last month. As unsustainable as it looks, if it keeps happening it’s more than a blip. I’ll roll him out there until he cools off.

WR Davante Adams: (FD$7600/DK$6700)

The Skins have been relatively bad trying to cover #2 wide receivers this year and Nelson should see a lot of Jordy Nelson. His price tag has elevated according to his performance so he’s not cheap anymore and that might scare people off him.

WR Tyreek Hill: (FD$5400/DK$4500)

I hate suggesting any Chiefs WR because Alex Smith stinks both from a reality perspective and a “get my damn fantasy WRs the ball” perspective. Tyreke Hill is a slight exception because Jeremy Maclin is out again and he got 13 targets last week. I’m not sure how many of them were within five yards of the line of scrimmage but I saw five with my own eyes. He’s a tournament play for me but his target upside and his price is a good combination.

TE Delanie Walker: (FD$6400/DK$5700)

How’d the Mariota/Walker stack last week work out? It worked out very well and I’m suggesting going back to that well one more time.

TE Jordan Reed: (FD$6900 /DK$5900)

Reed hasn’t done much of late so I think he makes a good tournament play. He still possesses as much upside as any tight end in the league and I feel like the majority will be on Walker/Martellus Bennett so I like him as a differentiation play.

TE Martellus Bennett: (FD$5200/DK$3700)

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention Bennett here. I don’t plan on playing him since he’ll be the most popular play in the history of the universe. He’s arguably the #1 option this week against a bottom three team in the NFL. Fire him up.

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