Week 11 DFS Locks of the Week

Looking for some surefire DFS plays for this week? Mike Tagliere has some names.

| 3 weeks ago
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Week 11 DFS Locks of the Week


The locks of the week have been going extremely well as of late, though we’ve had to come up in price to get some of those guarantees. The goal every week is to find you the cheapest options to lock into your DFS lineups, while leaving plenty of money to pay up for whatever stud(s) that you’d like. Having guys like Marcus Mariota or Ben Roethlisberger, like we did last week, allows you to do that.

If this is your first time here, because maybe your season-long league has now pronounced you dead, you’re in the right place. Here is where you will find options outside the top five in pricing to place into your lineups, yet feel comfortable as if you’ve just put one of the top tier options in your lineup. As always, you’ll get two quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, and one tight end.

Quarterbacks

Eli Manning, Giants (vs. Chicago)

It’s not often where I would consider Manning a lock, because he’s one of the streakiest quarterbacks in football. However, the matchup against the Bears in Week 11 is too good to pass up. You may look at the Bears and think, “They haven’t been that bad, right?” Well, they have actually been really good… at home, where they allow just 17.5 points per game. On the road, however, is a completely different story. They’re allowing an average of 29 points per game in road contests, including a minimum of 23 points in every game. In those games, they have allowed Brock Osweiler to score 16.8 fantasy points, Dak Prescott 23.5, Andrew Luck 25.2, Aaron Rodgers 28.7 and then the latest, 21.5 to Jameis Winston. Each of the above quarterbacks totaled at least two touchdowns. Manning himself has been putting up plenty of fantasy points as of late, throwing for three or more touchdowns in three of his last four games. It also just so happens that the Bears allow the most fantasy points in the league to wide receivers, which is where the majority of Manning’s production goes. The Giants’ run game has struggled all season and will likely continue to do so against a Bears team that allows just 3.7 yards per carry. Considering how cheap he is, you can build around him.

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Mike Tagliere is a Lead Writer for PFF Fantasy. He's ranked as a top-six fantasy football expert twice over the last four years by FantasyPros.com.

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