Week 11 optimal Yahoo lineup: All in on NE-SF
This is a look at Week 11 in Yahoo DFS. As I will every week, I’ll remind you that it’s important to remember some of the subtle differences between daily fantasy and other types of fantasy football, as well as the differences between the aforementioned DFS game types. Daily fantasy operates under a budget, so the relative value a player offers at his respective price is just as important as his raw statistical production when constructing lineups. As far as cash games vs. tournaments, remember that 50/50s and Double Ups generally have a lower cash line while tournaments will require a unique and high-scoring lineup, so choose the ceilings and floors of your players accordingly.
Here’s my optimal Week 11 tournament lineup on Yahoo’s main slate, which as always includes the Monday night game (an important distinction from the two main sites).
QB: Tom Brady, New England Patriots ($40)
Brady is admittedly restrictive on the rest of this lineup as the consensus highest-priced quarterback in DFS, but his clear top two receiving options this week are priced as values on Yahoo and the Patriots have a ridiculous 32-point implied team total as 13.5-point favorites in a game with a 51.5-point over/under. Between his price and many fantasy analysts (rightfully so) talking this up as a LeGarrette Blount game, Brady’s ownership probably won’t be as high as you’d think in this dream matchup. I’d also be remiss not to mention the homecoming narrative for native Northern Californians Brady and Julian Edelman.