FanDuel NFL GPP Lineup Advice: Week 11 (2020)
As I research the Week 11 main slate on FanDuel this week, I’m really starting to like how it is shaping up for GPPs. There seems to be a variety of situations and pivots we can make off of what I expect to be the chalk. We could get even more sneaky opportunities depending on how injury news breaks as we approach kickoff on Sunday. Always be sure to keep an eye on late-breaking news on Sunday mornings as it seems that most people are slow to react such as with the D’Andre Swift news in Week 10.
So, with that let’s stack’em up for Week 11.
Ben Roethlisberger (QB – PIT): $8,000 / Diontae Johnson (WR – PIT): $6,400
Roethlisberger has excelled the last two weeks against sub-par pass defenses throwing for over 300 yards with at least three touchdown passes in each game. That hot streak should continue this week against the Jaguars leaky pass defense which has allowed 289 passing yards (30th) and 2.1 touchdown passes (26th) per game this season. A Steelers stack won’t get too much ownership because they are a double-digit favorite and nobody knows which Steelers wideout to stack with Big Ben. I’m not going to claim I know who to stack him with either but that doesn’t mean you should ignore this stack.
All of the Steelers receiving options are cheap enough that you should pick your favorite two or get a GPP wheel going with three Steelers stacks that rotate between using a pair of the trio of options including Dionate Johnson ($6,400), Chase Claypool ($6,400), JuJu Smith-Schuster ($6,500). On the bring back, look to D.J. Chark, who has 11 catches on 17 targets for 202 yards over the last two weeks and faces a Steelers secondary that can give up big plays to opposing wideouts in the passing game as they yield 14.3 yards per reception (29th) and 1.4 touchdowns (27th) per game.
Bring it back with: D.J. Chark (WR – JAC): $6,200
Matt Ryan (QB – ATL): $7,800 / Calvin Ridley (WR – ATL): $7,800
The Falcons/Saints matchup provides the highest Vegas total on the main slate. My assumption here is that Jameis Winston will garner higher ownership than Matt Ryan due to Winston’s cheaper salary. So, look to pivot to Ryan against a pass funnel Saints defense that should have no problems shutting down the Falcons running game and focus Ryan to air it out. With the “Q” icon still next to Calvin Ridley’s name, look for more ownership to tilt toward Julio Jones ($8,100), but in GPPs give the edge to Ridley and bank on that if he is healthy enough to play, he is healthy enough to produce. Michael Thomas still doesn’t look quite right and it is hard to know how Winston will perform with him, so I think you can go against the obvious bring back and instead look to either Emmanuel Sanders or Jared Cook ($6,100) who have a much cheaper price tag than Thomas.
Bring it back with: Emmanuel Sanders (WR – NO): $5,600
Nick Chubb (RB – CLE): $8,100 / Browns (DST – CLE): $4,600
Chubb showed last week that he is back to full health after piling up 126 rushing yards and a score (could have been two) against the Texans. Even with Kareem Hunt around, Chubb has had at least 19 carries in three of his four healthy games this season, putting up over 100 yards on the ground with at least one score in each of those three games. The Eagles run defense looks solid on paper ranking 13th in Defense-adjusted Value Over Average (DVOA) according to FootballOutsiders and allowing 79 rushing yards (ninth) and 1.0 touchdowns (26th) per game to running backs. However, their competition this season has been underwhelming as they haven’t faced a running game or back as good as Chubb all year. On the defensive side of the ball, the Browns continue to apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks and Carson Wentz is no stranger to taking a sack as the Eagles have surrendered the most sacks per game this season and over the last five weeks.
Derrick Henry (RB – TEN): $8,200
You probably expected me to writeup Dalvin Cook in this spot, didn’t you? Sure, Cook has a great matchup and projected game environment as a touchdown favorite at home against the Cowboys, but Cook is also $10,500. Meanwhile, Henry is $2,300 cheaper and faces a potentially overhyped Ravens run defense which ranks 3rd DVOA but has allowed 5.49 YPC (30th) over the last five weeks and were just run over by Damien Harris for 121 yards on Sunday night. You know that Henry will get the rock 20-plus times and is capable of GPP winning production, now you can get all that at lower ownership and a cheaper salary as a pivot off Cook.
- Andy Dalton (QB – DAL): $6,900
- Antonio Gibson (RB – WAS): $6,500
- Damien Harris (RB – NE): $5,800
- LaMichal Perine (RB – NYJ): $5,400
- Amari Cooper (WR – DAL): $6,900
- DeVante Parker (WR – MIA): $6,200
- Mike Williams (WR – LAC): $5,900
- Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI): $5,800
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