Let's ignore all the legal activity surrounding DFS for the moment, and dive into my GPP lineup for Sunday's big FanDuel tournament. Besides, I may have grown up in Montauk, NY, but now I live in beautiful Carlsbad,CA. Therefore, I can play all the DFS I want!! For now anyway....knock on wood. There's a lot of fantasy firepower on byes this week, but still plenty of enticing matchups to exploit. Let's get right to my week 11 lineup, good luck!
Derek Carr, QB, OAK, $7700
Carr has played himself into the every-week QB1 tier, and gets a Lions secondary that bleeds fantasy points to opposing offenses. They are stingier against the run, so I see the Raiders being forced to air it out in what could be the shootout of the week.
Adrian Peterson, RB, MIN, $8900
AP has had some MONSTER games against Green Bay in his career, and judging by the way the Pack has handled the run lately, I see another one on Sunday. He's expensive, sure, but showing vintage form of late, I see Mike Zimmer feeding his bellcow "all day", in hopes of keeping Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines.
Charcandrick West, RB, KC, $7100
"Charcnado." "Charc week." Call it what you want, but West has quickly become an upside RB1 play, and his price tag hasn't yet caught up to his production. He has the easiest remaining schedule of all RB's, and this week against the Bolts presents a juicy matchup on paper. He'll definitely be over-owned for the GPP's, but he's the chalkiest RB play this week, so you have to include him.
Michael Crabtree, WR, OAK, $6500
It's expected that the Lions top DB, Darius Slay, will shadow rookie stud Amari Cooper on Sunday. That leaves Crabtree, who is showing the form that we all expected when he came out of Texas Tech, to run wild in the remaining depleted secondary of Detroit.
Calvin Johnson, WR, DET, $8100
As stated above, I think DET/OAK has great shootout potential. The formula is simple; two bad secondaries, good receiving corps, and gunslinging QBs. I don't see anyone on Oakland who can cover Megatron, and even though he's lost a step, I'm banking on a big game at home after their surprise victory of the Packers last week.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, ARI, $7400
Though Floyd has stolen some thunder lately from Fitzy and Smoky, Larry has been the most consistent producer for Carson Palmer. This week, both Brown and Floyd are hurting with hammy injuries, so Fitzgerald should dominate targets from the slot.
Travis Kelce, TE, KC, $5700
Kelce had his lowest yardage output of the year last week against the stingy Broncos defense, so he should go under-owned in DFS this week. The real story from last week were his season-high 9 targets. The Chargers secondary struggles to cover TEs, and I see Kelce having a BIG game in sunny San Diego.
Dan Bailey, K, DAL, $4600
Bailey is quietly the most accurate kicker in NFL history, but his price tag has plummeted with the Weeden/Cassel show in Dallas. With Romo back, facing an underperforming Dolphins defense, I see the Cowboys moving the ball consistently, giving their kicker plenty of opportunities.
Tampa Bay Bucs, DST, $4000
A minimum priced defense facing Mark Sanchez? YES PLEASE.
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