DraftKings NFL Cash Game Lineup Advice: Week 11

by Brad Richter | @rotopilot | Featured Writer
Nov 16, 2018

The Week 11 Sunday main slate on DraftKings features 10 games on the gridiron. Of course, it doesn’t have the much-anticipated Chiefs/Rams tilt, but there are still plenty of games with intriguing DFS options for our cash game lineups.

Just a few friendly cash game reminders as we charge into the second half of the season. First, we are looking for players with a high floor of opportunities (carries plus targets). Second, we want players that have upside potential to reach yardage bonuses or produce a multiple-touchdown game. Third, we want our RBs to be game-script independent, that is they will get opportunities regardless of if their team is leading or trailing. And finally, TE and D/ST are two of the most volatile positions so if you have to go cheap somewhere those are the positions to sacrifice some salary, not QB, RB or WR. Let’s dig in for our Week 11 cash game recommendations.

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Quarterback

Carson Wentz (PHI): $6,300 @ NO
Carson Wentz has been remarkably consistent this season scoring between 22-26 DraftKings points in six straight outings. He could break that streak in Week 11 in a good way with a game against the Saints in New Orleans with the Eagles playoff hopes hanging by a thread. The Saints have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing QBs this season and the game has the highest Vegas total on Sunday’s main slate. The combination of a strong Saints run defense and a weak Eagles running game coupled with the Eagles as a touchdown underdog should have Wentz airing it out on Sunday. I will consider pivoting to the Ravens starting QB if it is Lamar Jackson.

Other Notables:

Running Backs

Saquon Barkley (NYG): $8,700 vs. TB
With no Todd Gurley to jam in on the Sunday slate this week, it opens up the opportunity to explore the other high-end RBs in good matchups on the slate. Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley lead the way at a similar price point. I’ll give the edge to Barkley who exemplifies the high floor and game script independent rules for my cash game RBs. He has topped 20 DraftKings points in every game this season except the Monday night matchup against the 49ers this past week. To me, that is all the more reason to go right back to him in a good matchup against the Buccaneers run defense that has allowed seven rushing TDs over the last five weeks.

David Johnson (ARI): $7,500 vs. OAK
David Johnson had 30 opportunities last week (21 carries and nine targets) which resulted in a big game with 183 total yards and two TDs. The two-win Cardinals come into Week 11 as a five-point home favorite against the Raiders who have allowed 5.12 YPC to RBs this season which ranks 31st in the league and a total of 151 rushing yards to RBs per game over the last five weeks. They gave up 165 total yards and a score to a similar back in Melvin Gordon just last week, so look for another big day from Johnson who gets nearly all of the work in the Cardinals backfield.

Other Notables:

Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton (IND): $6,100 vs. TEN
T.Y. Hilton isn’t the type of player that I ideally want in a cash game lineup since his target volume can run a little bit low at times with so much attention on the TEs in the Colts offense. However, this week Hilton could get more targets thrown his way as the Titans have been very good against TEs this season ranking 6th DVOA against the position while not allowing a single TE to score this season. Hilton definitely checks the upside box with his big-play ability on the fast track in Indy.

Corey Davis (TEN): $5,600 @ IND
Don’t look now but Corey Davis is starting to turn into the true number one wide receiver that many have expected him to become. The Titans offense has shown some life the last two weeks and Davis has been a big part of it with 10 targets in each game reeling in a total of 13 receptions for 181 yards and a score. Davis will face the Colts in Week 11 who rank 29th against opposing number one WRs this season according to FootballOutsiders. Get in on Davis at his current salary because it is only going to go up from here.

Other Notables:

Tight End

Ricky Seals-Jones (ARI): $2,900 vs. OAK
Ricky Seals-Jones had a season-high nine targets come his way last week in their first game after a bye following the installation of a new offensive coordinator. Seals-Jones only has one touchdown on the season but that could change playing against a Raiders defense that has surrendered six TDs to opposing TEs this season. The Raiders have also allowed a lot of chunk plays to opposing TEs this season giving up a league-high 14.7 yards per reception to the position. It won’t take much for Seals-Jones to pay off his under $3k salary.

Other Notables:

D/ST

Texans (HOU): $2,600 @ WAS
The Texans D/ST should be fresh coming off of a bye as they face the Redskins on the road. The Redskins lost multiple offensive linemen recently and gave up three sacks to the Buccaneers last week while only putting up 16 points against one of the worst defenses in the league. The Texans project for the third highest QB pressure rate this week according to ProFootballFocus. While Redskins QB Alex Smith doesn’t make many mistakes, which could limit the Texans upside, they come cheap and could rack up some sacks and low points allowed production.

Other Notables:

  • Cardinals (AR): $3,100 vs. OAK
  • Panthers (CAR): $2,800 @ DET

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Brad Richter is a Featured Writer and correspondent at FantasyPros and a contributor at DailyOverlay and GoingFor2. For more from Brad, you can view his archive or follow him @RotoPilot.

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