Week 11 of the NFL season is upon us and with it the DraftKings Millionaire contest. This $20 slate has a prize pool of $3.5 million, with a cool million going to the winner. We take a look at the best value plays on the slate, offering salary flexibility to go for the big prize:
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals at Las Vegas Raiders ($6,600):
There is nothing I love more than a terrific QB in an equally-prolific passing offense coming off a bye. Throw in the dud game against Cleveland that preceded the bye and Burrow is going to be criminally under-owned this week in the get-right scenario. The Raiders are reeling, having allowed Patrick Mahomes to drop five touchdown passes on them on Sunday night. We don’t need Burrow to be Mahomes, but at $6,600, about 75 percent of that production will do just fine.
Taylor Heinecke, Washington Football Team at Carolina Panthers ($5,300):
Heinicke has been as consistent, and consistently good, as any quarterback out there. What apparently is keeping his salary down is his lack of multiple touchdown passes per game. The yardage is there every week. Earlier in the season, he was tossing 2 or 3 TDs per game. In the past five games, he has four total TDs and no multiple-TD games. He is way overdue for a multi-score game, and if it comes this week at $5,300, he is an absolute steal.
Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Dallas Cowboys ($5,400):
We have ourselves another week of tremendous running back value. There is AJ Dillon ($6,200) with Aaron Jones ruled out for the Packers. Mark Ingram ($5,400) looks like it’s his backfield alone for the second straight week as Alvin Kamara missed practice all week. And below we are listing Jeff Wilson with Elijah Mitchell doubtful with a finger injury. There is a chance that Clyde Edwards-Heliare could be activated Sunday. The Chiefs can wait until inactives 90 minutes before the game to announce his status. The uncertainty and the late start (4:25 p.m. ET), coupled with the news emerging on Friday, will probably drive down Williams’ ownership quite a bit. Even if CEH is active, Williams is going to have a large role in the offense, and if CEH is inactive, Williams could easily go off as he did on Sunday night.
Jeff Wilson Jr., San Francisco 49ers at Jacksonville Jaguars ($5,100):
The whole world saw how run-heavy the 49ers want to be on Monday night. And Wilson was an effective bit player in that effort. Now he gets to be the lead back against a Jaguars defense that got demolished by Jonathan Taylor last week. Sign us up.
Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs ($4,200):
Amari Cooper hit the Covid list on Friday, and while we’d really love it if this news didn’t drop until Sunday since Gallup’s ownership is going to skyrocket, there’s no denying the opportunity to smash against a Chiefs defense that needs to prove it can hang with teams better than the Raiders. Cedric Wilson ($3,200) is the contrarian play here. When Gallup was out, Wilson was a decent No. 3 WR here. He should resume that role this weekend.
Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens ($5,200):
How scared should we actually be of the Baltimore defense? Two interceptions and nine sacks total over the past five games, and four of the sacks came last week against Miami. Justin Fields is starting to look like the QB we expected him to be and Allan Robinson is not expected to play. People will see Baltimore as the opponent and shy away. You should not do that.
Dan Arnold, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. San Francisco 49ers ($4,100):
I think we have to keep rostering Arnold until someone does something to disrupt the chemistry between Arnold and Trevor Lawrence. We saw the Rams make an effort to get the ball to Tyler Higbee on Monday night, so attacking the 49ers with the tight end is certainly on the table.
Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens ($3,400):
Kmet had a great game the last time we saw the Bears on that Monday night against Pittsburgh in Week 9. Kmet has been targeted 25 times over his past four games, with the total increasing week after week. The Ravens are particularly susceptible to the tight end position, so expect the Bears to keep attacking with Kmet.