This is not an article by a daily fantasy expert. This is coming from someone who plays lower money games mostly for the pure fun of it. But, that does not mean each week’s draft kings NFL lineup is not taken seriously. There are endless combinations of lineups to be utilized, so, let’s take a look at the why behind my week 11 main Sunday slate lineup.
Quarterback: Cam Newton $6,600: Newton has scored more than 20 points in five of his last seven games. With his running ability, Newton is always a threat to be the highest scoring quarterback in any given week. With a decent matchup versus the Jets, and a very reasonable price as the 6th most expensive quarterback, Newton feels like a great play.
Running backs: Kareem Hunt $8000: He has not scored more than 11 in the past three weeks… not the best trend. But, with a matchup against the Bills, who have allowed the second most points to opposing running backs, Hunt has a great chance to put up a huge game. The Chiefs know they must get the run game going again if they want to be a true contender and should feed Hunt. A big game is hopefully incoming.
Tevin Coleman $6,500: Coleman is a consistent fantasy option even with Devonta Freeman in the lineup. With Freeman set to miss his second straight week, Coleman is set to again be the lead back for Atlanta. In his starting role last Monday night, Coleman managed a solid outing, scoring 12.8 points against a stout Seahawks run defense. The matchup is much better this week, as the Falcons will take on the struggling Buccaneers. Coleman will get the workload, and should be able to convert on a good fantasy day given the matchup.
Wide receivers: Devin Funchess $6,100: After trading away Kelvin Benjamin, Funchess has been Cam’s favorite target. The appeal of having a quarterback wide receiver stack with a great red zone chemistry was too hard to pass up. The addition of a reasonable price and a solid floor, Funchess is a solid play in week 11.
Corey Davis $4,900: With Rishard Matthews listed as a game-time decision, this could be the first-round draft pick’s breakout game. A favorable matchup against the Colts and increased target share for a receiver as talented as Davis is a combination that made him a great option at a cheap price.
Cooper Kupp $5000: Kupp has had a solid rookie campaign and developed a good rapport with Jared Goff. With a matchup against the high scoring Saints, and lead receiver Robert Woods out, Kupp should see an increase in targets. The hope is that in a high scoring game, Kupp will take advantage and find the end zone, along with his usual solid output.
Tight end: Greg Olsen $4,800: This play is a bit of risk for a few reasons. One being Olsen is fresh off the IR, and the other being that playing three Panthers puts a lot of stock into one offense, so if they do not perform, this lineup will no be very successful. However, Olsen is a top five tight end in this league, so for the price of $4,800, Olsen was hard to pass up. Newton and Olsen’s chemistry has been a staple of the Panthers offense for years, so do not expect one IR stint to change that.
Flex: Paul Richardson $4,700: Richardson has gained Russell Wilson’s trust this year and has become a solid number two receiver for the Seahawks. He is a deep threat with a great ability to catch the 50/50 ball. Richardson has not scored since week eight, so with a good matchup versus San Francisco, it feels like Richardson may be due for a big day.
Defense/Special Team: Patriots $3,400: Yes, playing the Jags is always ideal, but with the salary cap requirements, it is not always possible. Therefore, the Patriots became a great option. Having scored at least seven fantasy points in every week since week six, the once struggling defense has found its stride. But, the main appeal of the Patriots this week is their matchup against the Dolphins. Matt Moore will be the starter for injured Jay Cutler, so the likelihood of a few turnovers seems high.