With duds from many of last week’s higher priced players like Leonard Fournette (6.6-points) and Antonio Brown (7.7-points), this week’s DraftKing’s slate features a number of NFL stars in prime matchups. However, entering Week 11, pricing remains tighter than ever. With that said, here are this week’s DraftKings Value Plays.
Although Ryan Fitzpatrick performed poorly in last week’s start, his matchup couldn’t be more tantalizing this week. One of the cheaper options on the board, Fitzpatrick draws Miami’s atrocious secondary, that ranks 31st in Football Outsiders’ Pass Defense DVOA. They recently allowed Cam Newton, Derek Carr, and Josh McCown to score 35.66, 17.7, and 25.46 points respectively. Fitzpatrick also gets back Mike Evans, making him viable in cash this week.
After a disappointing showing against the Cowboys, Hunt now finds himself priced down against the dreadful Giants’ run game, allowing the 6th most yards per game to running backs. Prior to last week’s 13-touch showing, Hunt was averaging 21.75 touches per game. Hunt also averages 16.3 touches in losses and 23 touches in win. The Chiefs are projected to win by 10.5-points, meaning Hunt should have a large workload. Lock him into cash lineups this week.
After two straight losses, LeSean McCoy should get back on track against the Chargers, allowing the second most yards to running backs on the year. McCoy is averaging 21 touches per game over his last four contests. However, the Bills have given him touches of 12 and 11 in their last two games. This volatile usage makes McCoy a better play in GPPs.
Tyler Kroft currently sits 3rd on the Bengals in targets. This week he draws a Broncos team, allowing the third most points per game to the tight end position. In their last three contests Denver ranks 28th in sacks per game. This should allow Dalton more time to throw. Denver plays strong perimeter defense, coming in at 28th in points per game to the receiver position. This tight end funnel defense makes Kroft an attractive play at his price in cash and GPPs.
Noted above, Buccaneers’ pass catchers have a mouth-watering matchup this week against Miami, allowing the most points per game to the receiver position. Evans is averaging 9.25 targets per game this season, which ranks 6th at the position. Evans is a cash game lock this week.
Averaging 8.6 targets per game (13th) Amari Cooper draws a New England defense, allowing the third most fantasy points per game to receivers. Cooper should be a staple in cash and GPPs this week. Cooper has seen target counts of 19, 10, and 9 in each of his last three games respectively.
Both Brandin Cooks and Phillip Dorsett are good options this week, but Dorsett’s price cannot be ignored. While Dorsett only saw two targets last week, he played 80% of the Patriots snaps with Chris Hogan injured. With Hogan looking doubtful again, Dorsett should remain on the field and could see an uptick in targets. On the year Oakland ranks 32nd in Football Outsiders’ Pass Defense DVOA. Dorsett is an ideal GPP punt play this week.
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