Week 11 of the NFL season is upon us and daily fantasy football is in full swing. Who should be in your Week 11 FanDuel lineup?
A majority of last week’s points came from the New Orleans Saints, specifically Drew Brees and Michael Thomas. The veteran quarterback threw 265 yards and three touchdowns in their 51-14 victory over the Bengals.
Brees’ top target was Thomas. He was the recipient of eight passes for 70 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the afternoon with 23 fantasy points, third most at the position for Week 10.
The combination of Kareem Hunt and Tevin Coleman did not pan out as their matchups suggested. For the first time since Week 1, Hunt was kept out of the end zone. He had 18 total touches for 96 yards. Meanwhile, Coleman only rushed for 44 yards against the Cleveland Browns. He finished the afternoon with less than 10 fantasy points for the first time since Week 5.
Outside of Thomas, the wide receiver position didn’t produce. Maurice Harris did not replicate his big Week 9 performance. He only recorded five receptions for 52 yards. Rookie receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling was targeted seven times, but came down with six receptions for 44 yards.
The Titans took down the Patriots and tried to get Dion Lewis going, but he didn’t have success against his former team. He carried the ball a season high 20 times for just 57 yards.
Jets tight end Chris Herndon struggled like the rest of the team did in Week 10. He caught three passes for 34 yards. Finally the Packers defense stepped up their play against the Miami Dolphins. They held Miami to 12 points, sacked Brock Osweiler six times, forced an interception and a fumble.
My Week 11 lineup will only include players that are playing on Sunday, minus the Sunday Night football games. Also, the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers are on their bye. All fantasy points discussed are based on FanDuel’s scoring system.
Week 10’s top performers at each position:
Quarterback: Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears- 36
Running back: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns- 34.4 & Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers- 34.3
Wide receiver: Tyreek Hill, Kanas City Chiefs- 29.2; Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears- 28.3 & Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints- 23
Tight end: Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles- 33.5
FLEX: David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals- 33.8 & Ezekiel Elliot, Dallas Cowboys- 33.7 (Sunday Night Football)
Defense: Redskins- 17
Quarterback: Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys- $7,400
After losing two straight games, the Dallas Cowboys are back in the win column. Prescott completed 26 of 36 passes for 270 yards and one touchdown. The second year quarterback completed a season high 72% of his passes.
Prescott finished the evening with 21.7 fantasy points, second highest total this season. Even though he has yet to throw for 300 yards this season, things are trending upward. In two of his last three games, Prescott has thrown for at least 270 yards.
This week, Prescott has a very good opportunity to throw for over 300 yards for the first time this year against the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta has given up 2,650 yards through the air, sixth most in the league. They have also allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw 21 touchdowns, tied for second most in the NFL. The only two teams that have allowed more are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In Atlanta’s last four games quarterbacks are averaging 329 yards and two touchdowns. Dallas has the NFC East division in their sight and Prescott will need to elevate his game to make it happen.