The Professor’s NFL Week 11 Low-Cost DFS Targets

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The Professor's NFL Week 11 Low-Cost DFS Targets

The 49ers blew out the Rams in Los Angeles’s latest prime time flop to close out Week 10 in the NFL and now it’s on to Week 11. This article will cover The Professor’s low-cost options for DFS in the upcoming slate of NFL action.

Quarterbacks

Joe Burrow, CIN @ LVR, $7400 FanDuel / $6600 DraftKings

Joe Burrow and the Bengals had two brutal performances before their bye but Burrow and receiver Ja’Marr Chase have been close to posting far better numbers in both contests. The duo has been slightly off in their connection and Chase has dropped several balls that would have gone for explosive gains or touchdowns, but a matchup with the Raiders defense could be just what they need to get back on track.

Russell Wilson, ARI @ SEA, $7300 FanDuel / $6500 DraftKings

It’s a rare occasion to see Wilson so far down the price list but his price has plummeted between his injury layoff and a dud against the Packers last week. Wilson’s ball placement was poor in his last outing but it seems unlikely that he would allow that to persist; I expect Wilson to be back in rhythm for a critical matchup against the Cardinals.

Justin Fields, BAL @ CHI, $6800 FanDuel / $5700 DraftKings

Justin Fields has posted 26.3 and 19.14 fantasy points in his last two games and has found a more consistent rhythm as he executes a game plan tailored to his strengths. Fields’ floor for rushing yards over the past four weeks has been roughly forty yards and he ran for 103 against the 49ers; the Baltimore defense is a tough matchup, particularly with the Ravens looking to avenge last week’s dud in Miami, but Fields’ dual-threat ability makes him an interesting play.

Running Backs

AJ Dillon, GB @ MIN, $7000 FanDuel / $6200 DraftKings

AJ Dillon has had a prominent role in Green Bay’s offense as Aaron Jones’ backup and will handle lead-back duties while Jones is out with an MCL sprain. Dillon has developed as a pass-catcher and should do work on the ground and through the air for a Green Bay offense that is likely to improve on last week’s mediocre performance against Seattle in their game against the Vikings this week.

Mark Ingram II, NO @ PHI, $6800 FanDuel / $5400 DraftKings

Mark Ingram is in a similar situation to Dillon as New Orleans’ top running back, Alvin Kamara, could be sidelined again. Ingram did a terrific job in Kamara’s absence last week as both a runner and a receiver, turning in a nice catch on a deep wheel route in the passing game. The Saints will continue to emphasize the run, so Ingram will have a role whether or not Kamara plays, though his value at this price depends heavily on Kamara’s absence.

Kenyan Drake, CIN @ LVR, $5900 FanDuel / $5200 DraftKings

The Raiders are coming off an offensive performance that was poor in most aspects but they get a chance to rebound against a Cincinnati defense that has struggled in recent weeks. The Bengals were atrocious defending running backs in the passing game against the Jets and Drake is well-suited to take advantage of that weakness. Drake’s role has expanded in the past month and he is an interesting play in a game that could become a shootout.

Wide Receivers

Tee Higgins, CIN @ LVR, $6500 FanDuel / $5400 DraftKings

The Bengals are primed for a rebound day on offense after their bye; rookie Ja’Marr Chase is Cincinnati’s top target but second-year receiver Tee Higgins is a close second. Higgins and Chase will enjoy a massive advantage over the Las Vegas secondary, with Higgins coming in as the value play.

Rashod Bateman, BAL @ CHI, $5800 FanDuel / $4500 DraftKings

Rookie Rashod Bateman has carved out a clear role as the third target in the Baltimore offense behind receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and tight end Mark Andrews. The Ravens turned in a dud against Miami on Thursday Night Football, which gave them extra time to recalibrate; quarterback Lamar Jackson and the rest of the Ravens’ offense should be sharp in this one.

Bryan Edwards, CIN @ LVR, $5500 FanDuel / $4100 DraftKings

Raiders receiver Bryan Edwards was a dud two weeks ago, when he dropped a would-be-touchdown against the Giants, but he led the Raiders with 88 yards on three catches against the Chiefs last week and also got in the endzone. Veteran Desean Jackson didn’t do much to earn more targets by fumbling after he caught a deep post route and journeymen such as Zay Jones don’t bring Edwards’ upside; quarterback Derek Carr may look to get Edwards more involved behind slot receiver Hunter Renfrow as a result.

Tight Ends

Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NYJ, $6300 FanDuel / $5200 DraftKings

Miami has been markedly better on offense when Tua Tagovailoa has been healthy enough to be under center and the Jets’ defense has been as bad as any in the NFL in recent weeks. Tight end Mike Gesicki has been on a roll in recent weeks, turning in spectacular catch after spectacular catch, several of the one-handed variety. He should be good for some big plays in New York this weekend.

Conclusion

This article covered The Professor’s low-cost DFS plays for the upcoming week. For more fantasy content from The Professor check out his weekly appearance on Razor’s RedZone and the rest of his content on BeerLife Sports!

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Steven Clinton, better known as "The Professor", is a former D-1 Quality Control Assistant (Northwestern, Toledo) who holds a B.A. in Economics and M.S. in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University. He maintains an end-to-end NFL game projection model and is a film junkie who breaks down the tape of every NFL game.

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