FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 11

Pat Thorman pinpoints some of the best DFS plays up and down the FanDuel list this week.

| 3 weeks ago
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

FanDuel lineup advice: The best plays of Week 11


The focus of Week 11 is beginning to narrow on games in Washington, Indianapolis and — at least for the visitors — San Francisco. Fireworks in Cleveland may be canceled due to high winds, although it remains early. The other theme is a relative lack of glaring value plays. This can be a good thing, as it helps to spread out ownership and allows for more unique lineups. There will still be chalk, but it will be of higher-quality.

Speaking of premium chalk, we want exposure to LeGarrette Blount. Similar to David Johnson last week, how much is a matter of preference — but a complete fade is not advisable. An alternate option exists in Seattle and will be nearly as popular, but at a discount. We will talk about him and two other Seahawks below. Their matchup with the Eagles will not be highly-targeted, but for reasons detailed in this week’s Snaps, Pace & Stats, it has quiet upside — at least on Seattle’s end.

As we get ready to dig into Titans, Colts, Redskins, Packers and Patriots, first let’s take a look at some other matchups and players in FanDuel this week. Those in search of value will find some below at quarterback, in a pair of too-cheap wideouts, and via a rookie running back. Good luck this week everyone!

Quarterbacks

Eli Manning, New York Giants, $7,700

While the game features a mediocre 45.5-point projected total, the Giants’ 26.3-point implied total is meaty enough to sink our teeth into, considering how the game plan sets up for New York. Manning will be throwing early and often, as Chicago’s run defense grades sixth-best, while the Giants own our worst rushing grade and 21st-best run-blocking. The Bears’ pass coverage and rush both grade a middling 20th-best, and they have allowed an average of 320 yards and 2.3 touchdowns to quarterbacks in their last three road games.

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Pat Thorman is a lead writer for PFF Fantasy and a Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner.

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