Bottom of the Barrel Week 11 NFL DFS Breakdown
Bottom of the Barrel Week 11 NFL DFS Breakdown
Bottom of the Barrel Week 11
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
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In a weird way, I try and tell a story each week with my DFS content. Granted short stories but that’s my move! In all honesty, daily fantasy sports are just like soap operas. We get outlandish storylines and unbelievable characters. Guys come back from the dead while the loveable loser gets their own spin-off.
As we look ahead Week 11 one has stood out. After the top-5 expensively priced stud running backs the rest is grim. I did my best to pluck some gems but personally, I think the move is to go mid-tier with running backs and hammer home wide receivers. Or, we could grab any combo of Dalvin Cook, Najee Harris, CMC, or Mixon then roster the lower-priced wide receivers. As you scroll down you will notice I mentioned eighteen separate wide receivers all cheaply priced to help fill that narrative. Good luck and enjoy!
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Josh Allen BUF v IND(24th)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,100)(Y!-$41)
Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen went 21-for-28 with 366 passing yards and two touchdowns. Josh and the Bills bounced back big time in Week 10. Moving forward I would expect more outcomes like this. The beauty with Josh Allen and DFS is the fact we can play him as a one-off! We aren’t married to a stack. Put Allen in your lines and build around him in Week 11!
Week 10 is upon us, and the NFL season has already been confusing, exhausting, and entertaining! Let’s look at some cheap QB’s that can get us over hump!
Kirk Cousins MIN v GB(8th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,100)(Y!-$28)
Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins completed 25-of-37 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10. Moving on, Kirk has an odd relationship with the Green Bay Packers. Throughout his career he has 15 total touchdown passes but only five total the last two season. As it stands now the Vikes are four total games behind the Pack so catching them for the North is all but over. I’d like to think Minnesota and Kirk take a few more chances here than normal!
Russell Wilson SEA v ARZ(4th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,500)(Y!-$29)
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Derek Carr LV v CIN(14th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)(Y!-$28)
Derek completed 25 of his 35 passes on Sunday night for a total of 261 passing yards and two touchdowns. Carr and the Raiders have started to push the issue on the field as of late. Let’s see if the Bengals defense is up to the task! I have Carr around 300 passing yards and several touchdowns in Week 11.
Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ NYJ(19th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,500)(Y!-$25)
We all love a success story, right? If you were around in Week 10 then you saw what I saw. The absolute awful mistreatment of QB Tua Tagovailoa. Seemingly healthy the Dolphins still started Jacoby Brissett. Before it was over Tua lead the Dolphins to a fantastic victory over the Ravens. It’s all about the comeback and who doesn’t love a kid like Tua? In Week 11 Miami heads to New York to tussle with the Jets.
Justin Fields CHI v BAL(23rd)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,700)(Y!-$21)
Bears QB Justin Fields completed 17 of 29 passes for 291 yards, one touchdown and he also rushed eight times for 45 yards. The rookie has been fantastic two games in a row. Granted the results haven’t been there for fantasy purposes but the Chicago Bears are started to wake up! The Ravens can be had through the air!
Mike White NYJ v MIA(26th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,000)(Y!-$24)
Two things to discuss. First off Mr. White struggled big-time against the Bills in Week 10. To the tune of four interceptions. Was so bad the Jets put in Joe Flacco! However, the good news is the fact that Mike should get another shot here in Week 11. Looks as though the Jets are fine with taking their time putting Zach Wilson out there. Not fun but sometimes DFS isn’t all sunshine and rainbows!
Tyrod Taylor HOU @ TEN(29th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,000)(Y!-$21)
Houston was on BYE in Week 10 so here’s hoping they come out a little more organized than previous weeks. If it matters the Titans let Trevor Siemian hang 298 passing yards on them last Sunday.
Trevor Lawrence JAX v SF(28th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,200)(Y!-$24)
It’s getting harder and harder to recommend Trevor week after week. Think my issue is not wanting to give up on the kid. After Monday night the 49ers look dangerous or is it more of an off night from the Rams? Anyway you slice it the Jags have their work cut out in Week 11.
Joe Flacco NYJ v MIA(26th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$4,600)(Y!-$20)
Early Wednesday morning the New York Jets mentioned they plan on starting Joe Flacco Sunday in Week 11. From several beat writers’ opinions, it is a decision based on the blitz-heavy Miami Dolphins defense. The veteran’s experiences were also a deciding factor. In Week 10 Flacco saw six snaps and was sharp! Completing all three of his passes for 47 yards and a touchdown. Joe is a low-end option, obviously, here in Week 11. However, if he can dip into his old bag of tricks, I could see a 250-yard game with 1 or 2 touchdowns. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!
Christian McCaffrey CAR v WSH(16th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$8,900)(Y!-$40)
CMC is back on top! Right back where he belongs on the high-priced throne of DFS running backs!
Week 11 is bad news in terms of cheaply priced running backs. Which is fine cause we’re able to pivot and stack up elsewhere. Over the years people have always asked me how I build and attack each slate. It’s not so black and white. Each week is a different case.
Myles Gaskin MIA @ NYJ(32nd)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,700)(Y!-$18)
Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin rushed 14 times for 31 yards against the Ravens in Week 10. He also caught two passes for 14 yards. To be honest I’m not exactly thrilled to use Gaskin in Week 11. Which sounds crazy given the match-up right? It’s all about the Dolphins and their usage of Myles. However, I am willing to go out on a limb here. My personal projections have Myles at 15 total carries in addition to three receptions. Again, given the match-up I have high hopes for Myles in Week 11!
D’Onta Foreman TEN v HOU(23rd)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$4,900)(Y!-$14)
What kind of world are we living in where D’Onta Foreman is suggested in back-to-back weeks? Does that make me foolish or is it just a product of an injury-riddled COVID-19 type year? D’Onta rushed 11 times for 30 yards and caught two passes for 48 yards. Another week another split in terms of work for the Titan RB’s. In Week 11 I’m thinking a dozen or so targets and touches for Foreman.
Kenyan Drake LV v CIN(27th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,200)(Y!-$15)
Week 10 was a huge letdown for Drake and those of us who rostered him. Which happens but how do we react? Looking ahead to Week 11 I’d imagine not too many folks will be on Drake and rightfully so. I do think there is a tiny edge here given the match-up. Also, Josh Jacobs only carried the ball 11 times in a negative game script, so I’m not worried about Kenyan here against Cincinnati.
Chuba Hubbard CAR v WSH(16th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,300)(Y!-$13)
Panthers RB Chuba Hubbard carried the ball nine times for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 10. Obviously, CMC’s health and workload come first in Carolina, and rightfully so. However, with the recent addition of Cam Newton, I can see this offense taking a massive step forward. Maybe I’m crazy but the success of the Panthers rests on CMC’s health. He will get his touches but I’d also bet Chuba gets a healthy workload each week moving forward!
Miles Sanders PHI v NO(3rd)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,000)(Y!-$12)
The Philadelphia Eagles have literally been running rough shots the last few weeks with their running backs. Jordan Howard and Boston Scott have fantastic, to say the least. So where does that leave Miles in Week 11 fresh of an injured reserve stint? In an odd way, it makes me nervous. Head coach Nick Sirianni could foil the return here with Sanders. Or go down the old, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!” method. We shall see! Obviously, Miles is the more talented back in this offense, but we have seen time and time again coaching staffs screw that up! More will be revealed close to 1p on Sunday.
Jordan Howard PHI v NO(3rd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,800)(Y!-$12)
Eagles running back Jordan Howard rushed 12 times for 83 yards in Week 10. Better safe than sorry right? Meaning, even if Miles Sanders is active in Week 11 I am still considering J-Ho. He has been effective and efficient. Remember in the opening when I referred to soap operas? We have one brewing in Philly with three capable running backs!
Devonta Freeman BAL @ CHI(15th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,100)(Y!-$16)
Another disgusting and foul name to discuss but nothing is off limits here with Bottom of the Barrel. Devonta Freeman had 10 carries for 35 yards in Week 10. Freeman also had three receptions for 23 yards. A lot of negativities floating around these days so let’s focus on the good! On 43 total carries this season Freeman has averaged 5.2 yards per attempt. Which is outstanding given the landscape of the position in 2021.
Tony Pollard DAL @ KC(12th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,700)(Y!-$15)
Tony rushed four times for 11 yards and caught one of his two targets for 32 yards in Week 10. Dallas ran away with it early at home against the Falcons on Sunday. Pollard still owns an outstanding 5.4 yards per carrying average. Looking ahead to Week 11 in Kansas City I’d imagine it will be an all-hands-on-deck situation against a revitalized Chiefs team. A closer and more meaningful contest should involve Tony Pollard.
Eno Benjamin ARZ @ SEA(31st)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,200)(Y!-$14)
Some of us were excited about Eno in Week 10. How did he repay us? With a big-time dud! Which is fine by me. What’s done is done. With or without Kyler Murray I am expecting Arizona to hit the Seahawks hard in Week 11. Also, James Conner hasn’t exactly been the pillar of health during the length of his career. Don’t get me wrong here, not at all wishing James any bad luck. Just saying with the way Seattle’s defense has been playing, or lack thereof, I can see Eno receiving a more than a generous number of carries.
Wayne Gallman Jr. ATL v NE(20th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)(Y!-$12)
Wayne Gallman rushed 15 times for 55 yards in Week 10! He also added one reception for 21 yards. After Cordarrelle Patterson left early with an injury the Falcons seemed comfortable with allowing Gallman Jr. to eat up the clock in a blowout loss. Who saw this coming? Remember Mike Davis? I’m only kidding, kind of. If Patterson is limited or inactive Sunday one would think Mike Davis would be the lead back. I wouldn’t be so fast to assume that. Granted this one is a Thursday night game I would feel awful having not mentioned him if he plays well.
Godwin Igwebuike DET @ CLE(13th)(FD-$ NA)(DK-$4,000)(Y-$13)
We all know about D’Andre Swift. A certified stud who had 30+ total touches in Week 10. However, Jamaal Williams remains on the shelf with a thigh injury. UDFA Jermar Jefferson was slotted in behind Swift seeing touches while scoring twice this season and averaging 9.4 yards a carry. In Week 10 Jermar injured his ankle leaving Godwin as the next man up behind Swift. Godwin Igwebuike as a play in Week 11 is the entire reason why this article exists!
Fun fact, did you know Godwin is also eligible as a safety and cornerback in IDP leagues? In addition to his RB tag!
Tyreek Hill KC v DAL(18th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$8,200)(Y!-$34)
On Sunday night Tyreek Hill did what does best, score touchdowns. After a string of off games for Mahomes and the Chiefs, they got right on Sunday night against the Raiders. Was there ever any doubt? I say that kiddingly given the fact I took a swing at fading KC in the single game. Big oof on my part but that’s the beauty of DFS! Get right back in there and keep swinging!
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There are numerous other studs WR’s, about a dozen, that are high priced and look good! That’s not the idea behind Bottom of the Barrel! However, I looked around and dug deep here with the wideouts. Personally speaking, in Week 11, I believe that’s the key to success. Spend down on running back while utilizing several high-end wide receivers with a sprinkle of cheaper guys. Here’s what I have for WR’s in Week 11.
Jarvis Landry CLE v DET(15th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$5,100)(Y!-$13)
The price tag on Jarvis in Week 11 is a little higher than I’d like to mention in Bottom of the Barrel. I broke that rule with Landry here, for good reason. Jarvis caught 4-of-5 targets for 26 yards in Week 10. With life after Odell Beckham Jr., it seems the Browns are in the process of finding themselves again. What better time to get rolling than against the 0-8-1 Detroit Lions?
Hunter Renfrow LV v CIN(16th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,800)(Y!-$15)
Having been around on social media for a few years I am aware certain folks go all-in on certain players saying, “My guy!” or even, “This is the hill I will die on!” I only mention this based on the recent uptick in targets and production from Hunter. Renfrow saw a team-high nine targets Sunday, catching seven passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. He will continue to see a steady dose of targets and will continue to produce. Oh, by the way, Cincinnati is giving up the 12th-most fantasy points per game to receivers. Lock and load Renfrow on Sunday and move along.
Brandon Aiyuk SF @ JAX(23rd)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,000)(Y!-$16)
On Monday night it was the Deebo Samuel and George Kittle show! Rightfully so given their production! All this means is now folks will flock to Deebo leaving Aiyuk’s ownership very low. Looking ahead to Week 11 the 49ers match-up in Jacksonville is very nice! I’m thinking Brandon sees 7ish targets and catches 5 passes. To date, Aiyuk has averaged 11.6 yards a reception. Could be an under-the-radar sweet spot for Brandon in Week 11.
Darnell Mooney CHI v BAL(14th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,200)(Y!-$15)
If you’re a Chicago Bears fan skip ahead to Elijah Moore. As painful as it sounds the numbers paint a picture of Darnell Mooney being the more productive wide receiver in Chicago thus far. When the Bears played last, in Week 9, Mooney scored two touchdowns. One in the air and another straight from the Wildcat formation. As Justin Fields is cut loose the direct beneficiary has been and will continue, to be Mooney. The Ravens can be had through the air. Look for several deep shots to take place on Sunday between Fields and Mooney.
Elijah Moore NYJ v MIA(30th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)(Y!-$17)
Moore received six targets, which wound up being tied for third on the team. Moore has continued to see more work and targets as the season continues! Finally able to showcase what he’s about I firmly believe Elijah plants his flag as a stud this week. The Miami defense is such a plus match-up going out on a limb here with the rookie isn’t hard to do. If you’re playing in large GPP’s let’s stack him with Mike White and see what we get! I have Moore around 6 or 7 targets for 5 receptions. Let the YAC monster out!
Rashod Bateman BAL @ CHI(28th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,500)(Y!-$18)
Baltimore rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman caught 6-of-8 targets for 80 yards, which led the team. In his four games since returning from injury, Bateman has accumulated 18 catches for 241 yards. What’s fantastic here is the idea that we are just scratching the surface with Rashod. I see no reason why the rookie doesn’t back it up here in Chicago in Week 11.
Emmanuel Sanders BUF v IND(29th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,300)(Y!-$18)
Manny Sanders only caught two passes for 27 yards in Week 10. He also rushed once for an additional 24 yards. Sanders has 505 receiving yards and four touchdowns this season, so he has been productive. The only issue is predicting when those games will happen! Looking at Bill’s opponent in Week 11 I’m guessing it’ll be a boom game for Emmanuel.
Allen Robinson CHI v BAL(14th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,900)(Y!-$13)
Back in Week 9, Allen Robinson caught four of six targets for 68 yards on Monday Night Football, his best game of the season. Followed by a bye week it’s something to hang our hat on. It’s still awful given his talent and what we’re used to with Allen but it’s something, right? I am fully aware of what we’ve seen so far with the Bears and Allen, but his price tag has dropped to an all-time low. So far, I have mentioned Fields and Mooney for good reason.
Robby Anderson CAR v WSH(31st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,600)(Y!-$13)
Cam Newton is back! Robby has been awful this season but maybe, just maybe, the addition of Newton is the straw that stirs the drink! Could Cam be the spark that Carolina and Robby need moving forward?
Marcus Johnson IND v HOU(22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$3,500)(Y!-$12)
Marcus Johnson caught five of six targets for 100 yards on Sunday against the Saints. Having only four catches on 12 targets all season this one came out of nowhere! To be honest, Marcus looked good in Week 10. Is it a sign of things to come? Realistically, no time like the present to duplicate his production in Week 11!
Bryan Edwards LV v CIN(16th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,100)(Y!-$10)
It’s happening! It’s happening! Edwards accumulated 88 yards on three catches Sunday night while finding the endzone for his second touchdown of the season! Seriously, is it really happening? The breakout everybody has been talking about but not realized. Regardless, if you look back through Bryan’s game log, he’s a sure thing to see at least four targets a game. Given the way Carr and the Raiders have played, I will take my chances, yet again, on Edwards in Week 11.
Amon-Ra St. Brown DET @ CLE(25th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,300)
Detroit WR Amon-Ra St. Brown had four receptions on six targets for 61 yards on Sundays. It’s not cute it’s not fun but there’s been a solid target volume established here. Week in and week out with this Lions team there are only two outcomes. Playing from behind and/or keeping pace with the opposing team. Meaning, even more volume for the wide receivers. Given the match-up in Cleveland St. Brown should find the endzone for the first time in his young career.
Michael Gallup DAL @ KC(10th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)(Y!-$15)
Every Sunday morning on the Rise or Fall YouTube channel I am live with Mitch and we comb through each and every game. During these broadcasts, I have mentioned several times pivoting from players in the same game to players in the same game. Case in point Michael Gallup from the Dallas Cowboys. At this moment in time the Cowboys at Chiefs over/under sits at 56 points. By far the highest total in Week 11. Meaning, we should see fireworks. I am aware Cooper and Lamb are the go-to combos at WR. However, given the price and ownership, there is a small edge with using Gallup.
Quez Watkins PHI v NO(27)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,700)(Y!-$14)
Philadelphia wide receiver Quez Watkins caught four of six targets for 33 yards Sunday. Watkins also led all Eagles wide receivers in snaps. His six targets were also tied with DeVonta Smith for the most on the team. Look, I am fully aware that Watkins is not a high-priced stud or even a featured player on this team. Which is the reason why he’s a perfect player for this article and in Week 11 against the Saints!
Gabriel Davis BUF v IND(29th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,900)(Y!-$10)
It’s always nice to see an old friend! Not to rehash old slates or old articles but Gabe Davis was a Bottom of the Barrel All-Star last season. He has been laying low in 2021 but here’s hoping Week 10 was a sign of things to come. Gabriel caught all three of his targets for 105 yards in Week 10. There is a clear pecking order in this Bills offense but given the price and match-up on a weekly basis, Davis should be used. Week 11 is one of those weeks!
Cedrick Wilson DAL @ KC(10th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,200)(Y!-$10)
Scroll up a few players and read what I mentioned for Michael Gallup. Remember? The old pivoting from players in the same game to players in the same game move? It’s weird and probably doesn’t make sense but in the right setting, it makes perfect sense to me! Let me preface what I’m about to say with this, Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb are stone-cold studs. They are the two best WR’s on this team! However, we should give an honest look, in GPP’s, to stacking Gallup and Wilson instead!
Travis Kelce KC v DAL(22nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$7,100)(Y!-$30)
Just in case you needed a reminder about the stud status of Travis Kelce go back and check the box score from Sunday night. Travis had 8 receptions for 119 yards as Kansas City beat the Raiders. Given the match-up in Week 11 I see no reason why he does not eclipse 100 yards, yet again!
I have mentioned it a time or two but when it comes to tight ends and daily fantasy sports, I punt each and every time. As you scroll down keep an eye on the opposing teams. All green and all plus matchups. No more, no less. Here’s what I have for TEs in Week 11!
Dawson Knox BUF v IND(22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,000)(Y!-$20)
By all accounts, it looks like the Bills and Josh Allen will get their tight end back in Week 11! The breakout and emergence of Dawson Knox were on full display prior to the injury. I firmly believe Knox picks up right where he left off!
C.J. Uzomah CIN @ LV(31st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)(Y!-$17)
Last we left you Uzomah was climbing the ranks and lighting filling box scores. The crafty veteran has found a home, and sweet spot, with the Cincinnati Bengals. Looking at how awful the Raiders are in defending tight ends C.J. shouldn’t have an issue finding the endzone in Week 11.
Cole Kmet CHI v BAL(30th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,400)(Y!-$15)
At this point in the article, I assume you know where my stacks and interests are heading. Cole caught six balls on eight targets for 87 yards Monday night. The targets have been there all season. Which has been glorious. This Bears offense is starved for production and playmakers. As Justin Fields continues to learn and grow so will the players around him!
Adam Trautman NO @ PHI(32nd)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,300)(Y!-$10)
Adam Trautman grabbed 5-of-6 targets for 32 yards in Week 10. Another guy who has seen an uptick in targets. However, the production has been slim. Regardless, we all know with volume comes production. The Eagles are dead last in defending opposing tight ends. Realistically, there’s just no way Trautman doesn’t catch a touchdown in Week 11.
Durham Smythe MIA @ NYJ(20th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$2,500)(Y!-$10)
Durham has caught 16 passes for 198 yards over his last six games. What’s driving me crazy is the fact that Miami has been great about using all three of its tight ends with little to no production from any of them! Looking ahead to Week 11 I could see a stat line where Smythe sees three or four targets. Given the price tag, I’m ok with that given the great match-up.
MyCole Pruitt TEN v HOU(29th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$2,600)(Y!-$10)
Not to be overdramatic but I believe the Titans blow the doors off the place in Nashville Sunday. Your usual cast of charters will do well while a huge dude like MyCole also leaves us saying, “How did he do that?”
That it is! Bottom of the Barrel for Week 11 of the NFL season!
That is, it! Did I miss someone? Any questions or comments?
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