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Fantasy Football, Week 11: FanDuel NFL DFS Advice

Week 11 FanDuel NFL DFS Advice from the fantasy coach, Dennis Esser.

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Jim Rogash

Well the Thursday night game between Buffalo and Miami went about the way I thought it would. Ryan Tannehill played better than I thought he would have, but the fantasy points weren't there. The defenses did enough to help out in 50/50s and cash games, but probably aren't going to be winning any GPPs this week.

This week is going to be tough to build lineups around the top quarterbacks without taking a lot of risk at the running back and wide receiver position, but I will give an example of a 50/50 lineup built around a top QB.

First example of a 50/50 lineup I like:

Mark Sanchez (6900) Cheap and he showed that he can perform in Chip Kelly's offense. The tough road game does make this a little dicey so I can see sliding in a QB who is in doors or has a better match up.

Mark Ingram (8000) Robinson and Thomas are out again and Ingram has shown he can carry the load.

Jeremy Hill (6500) Hill will look to bounce back from the fumble that got him benched last week. He is a good pass catcher as well so even if they fall behind he should see a lot of work.

Emmanuel Sanders (8600) Sanders has been so steady all season and once again has a nice match up. You have got to roster him until he bucks you.

Jordan Matthews (5500) Matthews is cheap again because of the prices being set before his big game. Nice to pair a receiver who very obviously has a nice rapport with Sanchez.

Brandin Cooks (6800) / Kelvin Benjamin (6600)  Cooks is great at home, but Benjamin scores more touchdowns. I may hedge this one a bit if I play this lineup.

Jimmy Graham (7900) Graham is healthy and he's playing at home. Easy decision to try and fit him in.

Denver defense (5200) Denver gets the Rams who are turning back to Shaun Hill this week. I expect sacks and turnovers.

Nick Novak (4500) Cheapest price for a kicker who's actually projected to be a top six play for me this week.

While this lineup has quite a few players that will be involved in games that Vegas expects to have a lot of points scored, I did not get any Colts or Patriots into this lineup.

So in lineup number two I'm going to get some exposure to the Patriots and Colts game that has an over/under at 58.

Tom Brady (9500) Could go Luck here, but the savings and the potential to stack with a running back receiver is too good to pass up.

Shane Vereen (6500) In a high scoring game I expect Vereen to get a lot of action in the passing game.

Bishop Sankey (5300) I needed to punt at least one spot in order to afford Brady and Gronk so I took the chance on the rookie from Tennessee. This week he gets a Pittsburgh font that he Jets ran well on last week, so I expect a better performance.

Mike Evans (7500) Evans has been on fire lately. His red zone production and ability to rip off chunks of yards makes him a nice play.

Anquan Boldin (6900) Boldin gets the Giants this week and he has been extremely solid for the last three weeks. I liked him as a safe play at this price, but the argument could be made for LaFell at 6900 or Cooks at 6800 as well.

Kelvin Benjamin (6600) Benjamin catches touchdowns, plain and simple and we need some touchdowns if we're going to win cash games.

Rob Gronkowski (8100)  Playing Brady allows me to pair him with his number one target in Rob Gronkowski. Gronk is back to his old self and I expect him to have a nice game.

Houston Texans defense (5100)  In all honesty it will be tough to get me off of the Broncos, but if I was going to play another defense it would come from the Texans and Browns game. I like both, but the Texans price was needed for this lineup.

Nick Novak (4500)  See above.

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