FanDuel GPP Picks Week 11
There are some really enticing plays at the top of the FanDuel price list this week. Players like Tom Brady @SF for $9300 and Le’Veon Bell @CLE for $9100 for example. If you find yourself wanting to spend up for these picks and others of their ilk, then you’re going to have to find value elsewhere to round out your lineup, while staying under the $60,000 salary cap. That’s where this weekly Wednesday article comes in. Below is a list of picks that could prove useful in larger GPP tournaments.
RB Thomas Rawls vs PHI, $5,100
“With breaking news that the Seattle Seahawks have released ‘The Woke One’ because they like Rawls and Prosise better going forward means that Coach Carroll is happy with Thomas Rawls’ progress, and is ready for him to take the reigns back again as the lead back coming in this weekend. Expect him to head the two-headed ground game in Seattle moving forward. For $5,100, this opens up a crazy amount of budget you could spend high on an elite player from a different position.”
–Brandon Sanders, @brandontsanders
WR Quinton Patton vs NE, $4,600
“Patton sneakily logged a team-high 9 targets last week against Arizona. He saw the same amount in Week 9 against New Orleans as he went for 106 yards. He seems to be a steady option for Colin Kaepernick. I’m assuming most people will look at last week’s stat line and jump on Jeremy Kerley, the one who caught the touchdown. I love Patton as an absolute, forgotten, contrarian dart throw in a matchup that screams garbage time points against New England. I’m projecting his ownership to be under 1% so for GPPs he’s gold.”
–Kyle Borgognoni, @kyle_borg
WR Eddie Royal @NYG, $5200
“I’m gonna take the low hanging fruit here. I think this will be a high scoring game and, with Alshon Jeffery out, Jay Cutler has to throw to someone. People will be jumping all over Cameron Meredith but the Giants smother outside WRs. The Bears will look for quick routes and Royal should eat coming out of the slot.”
–Ryan Weisse, @TheFantasyFive
Ladarius Green @CLE, $4500
Despite last week being the first game that he’s played all season, not being a starter, and having a very low snap count of only 16%, Ladarius Green was targeted 4 times in the passing game. That’s the same number of targets as Jesse James who was on the field 70% of the time in Week 10. Which is to say, although they were clearly easing him back into action, they also clearly want to get him going in that offense. Couple that with the fact that matchups to accommodate a “get right game” don’t come any sweeter than Cleveland, and there are plenty of reasons to like Green for his price. The Browns have given up more receptions, yards, and TDs than any other defense this season and the 4-5 Steelers really need a win and are likely to come out shooting.
–Travis Strickland, @DFS_Travis