Week 11 brings an unusual slate that lacks two of the league’s most prolific offenses. The Rams and Chiefs will instead face off in the final game of week 11 on Monday Night Football. This leaves us with the main slate that doesn’t force us to think about playing Pat Mahomes or Todd Gurley. With that said, let’s check out where to Week 11 value plays this week!
QUARTERBACK – Dak Prescott
10th Priced Quarterback on Fanduel ($7,400 out of $60,000)
14th Priced Quarterback on Draftkings ($5,200 out of $50,000)
Dak Prescott has quietly been having a solid season from a fantasy football perspective. After a statement win by the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football last week, Prescott will lead his team into Atlanta to try and keep the ball rolling. Prescott’s cheap salary on Draftkings opens the door to pay up at other positions like running back and wide receiver. He has posted 15+ fantasy points in 5 of his last 6 games and I think he could be in for another solid performance in Atlanta. Another feather in Prescott’s cap is his ability to run the ball which greatly improves his point floor.
RUNNING BACK – Theo Riddick
32nd Priced Running Back on Fanduel ($5,100 out of $60,000)
26th Priced Running Back on Draftkings ($4,000 out of $50,000)
Theo Riddick had been a forgotten man for the majority of this season with both LeGarrette Blount taking work and the emergence of Kerryon Johnson. However, the Lions have incorporated Riddick back into the fold in the absence of Golden Tate. Riddick has always been effective in the passing game, but his role had rendered him unusable in any fantasy format this year. Now it looks like Riddick can make a second-half impact with his increased workload. Take advantage of his ultra-cheap price while it lasts.
WIDE RECEIVER – Golden Tate
14th Priced Wide Receiver on Fanduel ($6,600 out of $60,000)
19th Priced Wide Receiver on Draftkings ($5,700 out of $50,000)
Tate began his tenure with Eagles with a lackluster performance against the Cowboys. Part of that can be attributed to him still getting accustomed to the playbook coupled with the lack of a developed relationship with Carson Wentz. With that said, his matchup in New Orleans this Sunday could spell some increased fantasy production. Tate should be lining up across from Saints cornerback P.J. Williams. Williams has been a favorite target for opposing offenses this season, and I would expect that trend to continue this Sunday. Look for Tate to bounce back this week.
TIGHT END – Evan Engram
6th Priced Tight End on Fanduel ($5,800 out of $60,000)
7th Priced Tight End on Draftkings ($4,100 out of $50,000)
The smart thing to do this week could just be to suck it up and play Zach Ertz. He has played on another level this season and his price does not reflect his WR1 type role. If you do feel like paying down though, Evan Engram could be your guy. He is on an offense that has to pass the ball to stay in games which gives him chance for around 4-6 targets a week. Add in the fact that the Buccaneers/Giants game has the second highest total on the main slate and you could be looking at a player that allows you to get cheap exposure.
DEFENSE – Washington Redskins
10th Priced Defense on Fanduel ($3,600 out of $60,000)
6th Priced Defense on Draftkings ($2,700 out of $50,000)
The Redskins followed up their blowout loss to the Falcons with a statement win down in Tampa Bay last weekend. Part of that was due to their defensive effort, allowing the Buccaneers to score only 3 points. This week they will welcome in the Houston Texans to Washington. The Texans have rattled off six straight wins, but I think the streak ends this Sunday thanks to a strong showing by the Washington defense.