Week 11 brings us a 12-game slate in the NFL, with quite a few of them carrying significant interest and fantasy potential. It’s another $30,000 prize pool on Draftstars with $2,666 to first place. There isn’t as much obvious value as last week, so we have to work a little harder to find ways to fit the guns in. Let’s get into it.


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Aaron Jones / Alvin Kamara / Jeremy McNichols / DeAndre Hopkins / Ricky Seal-Jones / Geoff Swaim / Amari Cooper / Geoff Swaim / Marquise Brown



Curtis Samuel / Zach Wilson / Jared Goff / Allen Robinson / Allen Lazard / Eli Mitchell



Lamar Jackson / Kyler Murray / Taysom Hill / Colt McCoy / James Robinson / Latavius Murray / Jamaal Williams  / Darnell Mooney / Donovan Peoples-Jones / Dallas Goedert





Lamar Jackson ($15,090)


I expect that Patrick Mahomes might be the flavour of the week given his good outing last week and general popularity. Jackson is going to be my preferred pivot at a reasonable discount to the likes of Mahomes & Allen, and with a similar ceiling potential in a gentle matchup with the Bears. He’s at the bottom of the 5 player “elite tier”, and has a particularly good floor for cash thanks to his rushing ability. The upside is huge, particularly if you think Justin Fields can continue his progression and make a game of it.


Joe Burrow ($12,600)


Burrow is my preferred pay down QB this week with a 50+ point total game against the Raiders, and some obvious cheap stacking partners. While he doesn’t have the 40-point ceiling that some of the more expensive QBs do, a Bengals double stack does have the potential to give us 70-80 points if we pick the right receivers, very reasonable at the salary.


Running Back


Myles Gaskin ($8,860)


There is less value and less prime matchups at RB on this slate than we got last week, but Gaskin stands out as one who could be in a great spot. Not far off minimum price, his role has continued to be solid, but his efficiency is not always great. In a gentle matchup with the Jets, I think his combination of pass catching and goal line work is enough to feel hopeful of something approaching the 20 point mark.


Christian McCaffery ($17,620)


Someone else with a good combo of pass catching and goal line work is the great CMC. For the second straight season injuries are robbing us of the best fantasy player in the NFL, but he’s now had three games back and looks to have reached his full workload last week while posting 26 points. Having Cam Newton at QB didn’t seem to hurt, with ten receptions. Washington could be a tough opponent after they upset the Bucs this week, but generally they have been beatable this year. I’m looking to invest before his price heads back towards the 20k mark.


Wide Receiver


Ja’Marr Chase ($13,660) Tee Higgins ($11,580)


The obvious partners for Burrow are his top two receivers, rookie Chase & 2nd year Higgins. We all know that Chase is a stud and has already gone 30+ twice in 9 games, but of course there is a rookie learning curve in there with 5 scores under 15. Higgins has failed to show the same type of ceiling, but his usage is still really strong and at some point, we are going to see 100 yards and a touchdown from him. Tyler Boyd is the third option who is cheap enough but doesn’t have the same consistent volume as the other two.


Deebo Samuel ($13,250)


Priced just below Chase, Samuel is another big play machine who is also his team’s favourite target. 3/9 30+ and another couple in the 25 range is an incredible start to the season, and his price almost seems a little disrespectful against the Jaguars. There is no-one above him on the board with better numbers this season, so I’d prefer to pair him with an Adams/Hill type rather than play them and not him.


Tight End


Dalton Schultz ($8,940)


While production has dropped off lately for Schultz, we saw enough upside earlier in the season to believe that it will come around again. A high total game against the Chiefs gives him every chance to get involved and pay off his price once again. With other options in this range such as Goedert, Arnold, Conklin and Ertz having seemingly lower ceilings, Schultz works beautifully in a game stack or possibly as a solo piece.


Darren Waller ($11,620)


With his price coming down a little more after a long run of underwhelming scores, Waller stands out to me as an interesting contrarian option given he’s a strong bring back for the Bengals stack I’m keen on. His round 1 score of 30 is a clear example of the upside, but even a score of 20 would be okay, which he can do without a TD. Good players don’t stay down for too long, and Waller is bound to be one that puts a few good games together in the back half of the season.




Arizona Cardinals ($5,360)


As always, I feel no enthusiasm in trying to throw a dart and land on a playable DST, but the Cardinals do look to tick a few boxes. Firstly, the unit has generated 10+ points in half their games this season, so they’re doing something right. Secondly the price is fine, and the Seahawks matchup is beatable if you look at it through the lens of Russel Wilson is in his second game back from a serious finger injury, and the Packers DST scored 17 points in this spot last week.


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