Easy Money: Week 11 DFS Advice
We might as well call this zombie week because we have a couple players who are back from the dead. Eli Manning has found new life in a rekindled connection with Odell Beckham, and Doug Martin’s value has been revived in the wake of Marshawn Lynch’s injury. This group of four, “zombies” included, will eat up only 41% of your 55,000 cap, leaving you plenty of room to place one or two studs in the remainder of your lineup. Best of luck to all in Week 11!
Best Value, QB: Eli Manning vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $6,000 – 11% of Cap
Even with the Giants offensive line allowing an average of 4.0 sacks in their last three games, Eli Manning has taken a nice step during that span. The 37-year-old has a touchdown in every game, two 300 plus yard performances, and only one contest with an interception. He’s playing at the top of his game, and that figures to continue against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are in the bottom five of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks and have gotten thereby allowing a league-high 23 touchdowns, and having a league-low one interception. In ten games this season, the Bucs have allowed at least two passing touchdowns in seven of them.
Best Value, RB: Doug Martin @ Arizona Cardinals – $4,300 – 8% of Cap
Doug Martin has three games with over ten carries. All three of those contests have taken place over the last three weeks. He is still yet to find the end zone on the season, but with his high usage and recent success, that is bound to change in the near future. Martin has been the definition of solid in these last three games, rushing for a respectable 61 yards per game on 4.7 yards per carry. He’s also seen his best-receiving numbers on the season, adding in an average of 23 yards on 2.0 receptions. Arizona has surrendered the third most rushing yards and tied for second most rushing touchdowns to opposing running backs. In 10 games against the Cardinals, 10 tailbacks have reached the fifty-yard marker, and eight backs have found their way into the end zone.
Best Value, WR: Tyler Lockett vs Green Bay Packers – $6,600 – 12% of Cap
Tyler Lockett has been amazingly consistent over the 2018 campaign. Nine games in, he’s scored a touchdown in seven of them. Lockett still hasn’t gone for a 100-yard day, but he’s been able to get to fifty yards in two-thirds of his contests. Players like Lockett, who rely on yardage and end zone appearances much more than a high volume of receptions, match up perfectly against Green Bay’s back end. The Packers are in the top ten of receptions allowed to receivers, but rank in the bottom half of yardage, and bottom five of touchdowns allowed to the position. In four road games, Green Bay has allowed an enticing average of 164 yards, and 1.8 touchdowns to wideouts. If those numbers can keep up, there’s an excellent chance Lockett can put up a stat line well worth his $6,600 cap hit.
Best Value, TE: Austin Hooper vs Dallas Cowboys – $5,600 – 10% of Cap
Austin Hooper has the fourth most receptions among tight ends, with 55. That figure should be bolstered facing off against Dallas, who has allowed the sixth-most receptions to tight ends on the season. Hooper has been especially potent in the Falcons last five games. In that time, he’s caught nine or more passes on three occasions, gone for forty yards in every game, and made two trips to the end zone. In that same stretch of games, the Cowboys defense has really been getting chewed up, allowing an average of 6.2 receptions, 69 yards, and .6 touchdowns to opposing tight ends. Hooper faced off against Dallas once last season, and put forth a strong outing, with six receptions, 49 yards, and a score.
Bradley Ylitalo (@BradleyYlitalo) is a freelance contributor for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.