Wednesday, December 8

FanDuel Picks Week 11: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for Daily Fantasy Football GPP Tournaments



Cam Newton is not the only one who proclaims that he is “back.” Cam’s backfield partner Christian McCaffrey is back in shape too, and we’re building our Week 11 FanDuel lineup around him. You won’t have to do the heavy lifting alone. There are enough high-value upside sleepers and low-priced studs to complement CMC and push us onto the green. We like the value available to justify spending on a premium backfield, which is why we are employing a high-end approach for our DFS picks for GPP tournaments this week.

Before we get into this week’s lineups, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. The punctuation is pretty standard, and the only notable settings are Four-point pass TD and Semi point PPR.

WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | Yahoo!

FanDuel Picks Week 11: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main board, $ 60,000 budget, no more than four players on one team

QB Russell Wilson, Seahawks vs. Cardinals ($ 7,300). It should come as no surprise that Wilson struggled with his return to action, a return that was ahead of schedule. Certainly there is some risk associated with Wilson, particularly against a dangerous Cardinals defense, but the potential payoff, a FanDuel score that runs into the mid-20s, comes with what will likely be low possession.

RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers vs. Football Team ($ 10,000). After handling 18 touches in his Week 9 return from a hamstring injury, McCaffrey increased his workload to 23 in Week 10 and totaled 161 yards. The Panthers could still try to handle him to some extent, but with them lingering in the playoff mix, the temptation to let him loose will be hard for the organization to resist. Either way, McCaffrey is safe for big points.

RB Joe Mixon, Bengals @ Raiders ($ 7,600). It appears that Mixon has slipped under the radar to some degree, particularly considering that he has eclipsed 23.0 FanDuel points in three of his last four games. If the Bengals are truly a playoff contender, they will avoid disappointment against a Raiders team that seems to be imploding before our eyes. Mixon will be busy on the ground, through the air and in the red zone.

WR Brandin Cooks, Texans @ Titans ($ 6,600). The appeal to cooks can be summed up in one word: goals. Cooks had 14 of them in Week 9 and has totaled 40 in his last four games. Tyrod Taylor was not good on his return from a prolonged absence, but if he can remove a little more rust before Sunday, he could help the Cooks put together a great performance.

WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Jaguars ($ 6,000). Don’t worry about Aiyuk’s 26-yard three-sack exit Monday night. He still managed a target participation of 21 percent in a game in which the 49ers attempted 19 passes. He has played 88, 93 and 90 percent of the team’s plays in the last three games, respectively. Aiyuk is capable of the same type of electrical production as Deebo Samuel, and we are going to take the risk of him demonstrating it this Sunday.

WR Rashod Bateman, Ravens @ Bears ($ 5,800). Bateman could be solidly behind Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews in the passing ranking, but he has won eight targets in each of the past two games and posted his best pro performance last Thursday, finishing with six receptions and 80 yards. Defenses will prioritize holding down Andrews and Brown, so Bateman will have a chance to make a weekly impact, including against Chicago on Sunday.

WEEK 11 STANDARD RATINGS:
Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

TE Darren Waller, Raiders vs. Bengals ($ 6,700). Things seem to be unraveling around the Raiders, but we’ll give the offense, and Waller in particular, a little more benefit of the doubt. The Bengals have been somewhat beaten by tight ends, giving up FanDuel’s ninth-most points to the position, and Waller’s record still commands respect.

FLEX (RB) AJ Dillon, Packers @ Vikings ($ 7,000). Dillon may set the record for highest ownership on a FanDuel listing. Hyperbole aside, it will certainly represent the epitome of a “chalk game,” but that’s okay. Dillon has shown the damage it can inflict when given the necessary use. He converted 22 touches into 24.5 FD points when Aaron Jones missed Week 16 last year. He could punish the Vikings with another full complement of touches this week.

DEF Texans @ Titans ($ 3,000). It’s less about having faith in Texans and more about messing with the Titans as they navigate life without Derrick Henry. No. 2 receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) is on injured reserve, and while he’s clearly just a shell of what he was, his absence allows defenses to charge even further to stop AJ Brown, the main weapon left of the Titans.




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