2020 NFL DFS Week 11 FanDuel Picks

by Kyle Salamido
2021-22 NFL DFS Conference Championship Weekend FanDuel Picks

Welcome to the 2020 NFL DFS Week 11 FanDuel Picks!

In my articles, it is mostly based on cash game and single entry plays as that is what I typically play.

I will throw a few low owned GPP plays out there and some stacks that I will be targeting in the few GPP entries that I do like.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

Alright, let's get to it!

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Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers - $8,500

Herbert has been quite impressive in his rookie season.

He is averaging 24.6 FD PPG which is the 6th most among quarterbacks (5th most if take Dak out). Over his last five games, he is putting up just under 27 FD PPG.

During those five games, Herbert has thrown the ball 40+ times in three of those games and at least two touchdowns.

He's managed to do all of this while facing the league's 4th toughest quarterback schedule to date. He'll get his easiest matchup this week since he went off against the Jaguars for 38.48 FD points in Week 7.

The Jets are giving up the 4th most FD PPG (21.72). They are also in the bottom-5 in opposing passer rating (103.8) and passing fantasy points allowed per pass attempt (0.632).

He has a high floor and is a guy I have a lot of interest in this week.

Honorable Mentions: Ben Roethlisberger ($8,000), Alex Smith ($6,600)

Running Back

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota Vikings - $10,500

I don't like the price but I can't exactly argue with it.

Last week was the first time all season that Cook failed to find the endzone. Before that game, he managed to score multiple times in three of his four games before that.

This is a good bounceback spot against the Cowboys this week.

Dallas has been middle of the pack against running backs, giving up 21.19 FD PPG (16th most). They have allowed two 100-yard rushers (Gibson & Drake) in two of their last four games.

I think we see another 30+ touch game from Dalvin in this game where the Vikings should take of business. Cook will make his way back to the endzone at least once this week and is a guy I am trying to get in my lineups if possible.

D'Andre Swift, Detroit Lions - $6,900

Detroit has finally turned the reigns over to the rookie. It took them a while too, but Swift is clearly the most talented back in this backfield.

Since the Lions Week 5 bye, Swift has averaged 15.4 FD PPG. He was given the start last week and he did not disappoint. He turned 21 touches into 149 total yards and 1 receiving TD, good for 23.4 FD points.

He also saw 43 of the offensive snaps, compared to only nine for Kerryon Johnson, and seven for AP.

He has a juicy matchup against the Panthers this week who allow the 4th most FD PPG (25.43). They also rank 4th worst in YPC allowed (4.86), 5th worst in rushing FPG allowed (16.9), 7th worst in receiving FPG allowed.

I'm interested.

Swift has been ruled OUT

Honorable Mentions: Mike Davis ($7,400), Damien Harris ($5,800), Salvon Ahmed ($5,600)

Wide Receiver

Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team - $7,300

This kid is just impressive and it doesn't matter who is throwing him the ball.

Not to mention, he's had arguably the toughest CB matchups so far this season. He's drawn shadow coverage from Darius Slay, Patrick Peterson, James Bradberry, Trevon Diggs, and Desmond Trufant. In the weeks that he wasn't shadowed, he faced off against the league’s toughest, 2nd-toughest, and 15th-toughest defenses against opposing outside WRs.

Even with all of that working against him, McLaurin has still managed to post 14 FD PPG (14th most) on 9.6 targets per game (6th most).

This week, he has quite possibly his softest matchup to date in the Bengals. They are currently allowing the 4th most FPPG and the 2nd most fantasy points per target to opposing outside wide receivers.

That's good news for McLaurin as he runs 75% of his routes on the outside. Some more good news for him is that he has averaged 8.5 targets, 7 receptions, 105 yards, and 17.35 FD PPG over the last two weeks with Smith under center.

I'll have plenty of shares of Terry this Sunday.

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings - $6,700

Normally I don't like to play a running back and receiver from the same team unless I am stacking the game. I am not planning on stacking this game, however, I still believe Jefferson and Cook can both hit value in this game.

Jefferson excelled in a tough matchup last week against the Bears (8-135-0 on 10 targets) and now has a much softer matchup.

Dallas has been pretty awful defending the pass this year and is giving up the third most FD PPG (36.99) to wide receivers.

Their secondary has struggled mightily and just placed Travon Diggs on IR after his Week 9 injury. That leaves cornerbacks Chidobe Awuzie and Anthony Brown to do their best job covering the stud rookie.

The last time we saw Awuzie play was Week 2 vs ATL. We haven't seen him since then because he gave up a 155.2 QB Rating with two touchdowns allowed. In Brown's last three starts, he has allowed 12-of-19 targets for 122 yards and one touchdown.

As long as this one doesn't get out of hand too early, Jefferson should be getting open with ease this week.

Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers - $6,400

All of the Steelers receivers are in a good spot this week, but I'll give the nod to Johnson.

For whatever reason, these daily fantasy sites refuse to show Diontae Johnson some respect as he is underpriced again this week.

When healthy, he's been the Steelers' number one receiving option, receiving double-digit targets in five of the six full games he has played in this year.

He draws another favorable matchup against the Jaguars who have struggled the stop the pass. They currently are the No. 31 Pass DVOA defense and are surrendering 32.91 FD PPG to opposing wide receivers (9th most).

I expect the trend of double-digit targets to continue, making it another good week to plug Johnson into your lineups.

Honorable Mentions: Michael Thomas ($8,200), Keenan Allen ($8,000), Robby Anderson ($6,300), Jakobi Meyers ($6,000)

Tight End

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints - $4,500

I was considering Hill at the near bare minimum price of $4,500 before the news just broke that he will be the Saints' starting quarterback this week.

With this being the case, he should be rostered in 100% of FD lineups. It's not every day that you get to play two quarterbacks in your lineups so take advantage of it this week and move on.

Try to differentiate in GPP's.

Honorable Mentions: Jared Cook ($6,100), Hayden Hurst ($5,500), Logan Thomas ($5,200)


Miami Dolphins - $4,800

This Miami defense has been one of the league's best surprises this season.

They are averaging 9.4 FD PPG on the season, only behind the Colts, Ravens, and Steelers. They have really turned it on over their last five games, averaging 12.8 FD PPG.

I will continue to pay up at D/ST on FanDuel until they make it impossible to fit them in my builds.

Drew Lock is banged up but may play this week (and I hope he does). Lock has been pretty awful this year with a 7:10 TD: INT ratio with 14 turnover worth plays, per PFF.

The Dolphins should have a field day on Sunday no matter who is under center for the Broncos.

Honorable Mentions: Steelers ($5,000), Chargers ($4,500)

Core Plays - Cook, Swift, Johnson, Hill

Favorite Game Stacks - CIN/WAS, ATL/NO, GB/IND

GPP QB - Lamar Jackson ($8,400)
GPP RB - Nyheim Hines ($6,100)
GPP WR - Jamison Crowder ($6,600)
GPP TE - TJ Hockenson ($6,000)

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