Recommended Lineup Week 11
All lineups are based off of a $1,000,000 salary cap featured at Daily Joust
, you best option in daily fantasy sports gaming. Lineups consist of a quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker and one team defense. Teams are created for contests including all Sunday and Monday games.
QB: Carson Palmer
(OAK) vs. NO–$191,000–Over the last few weeks Carson Palmer has been a savior for me in daily fantasy leagues with his high production at a rather low price. This week he is matched up against the Saints, who give up the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, so he is a great option once again considering this game should be a shootout right from kickoff.
RB: Steven Jackson
(STL) vs. NYJ--$124,000--As I discussed in this week's Start or Sit
article, the Jets have allowed double-digit fantasy points to opposing running backs in all but one game this season. The Rams decided to give Steven Jackson the rock last week and it resulted in his first 100-yard game of the season, so if the high volume of carries comes his way again on Sunday, he is a great play considering his price tag.
RB: LaRod Stephens-Howling
(ARI) @ ATL--$107,000--While I think LaRod Stephens-Howling is a risky play this week, he has lots of upside as the Cardinals No. 1 running back for at least one more week. The Falcons have allowed rushing touchdowns in three of their last four games and as long as this doesn't turn into a blowout, Stephens-Howling should get enough carries to give a good return on investment.
WR: Calvin Johnson
(DET) vs. GB--$153,000--I usually don't spend the high price on players like Calvin Johnson, but after looking like the Megatron we remember from last season in Week 10, he looks to be back and has a great matchup to exploit this week. The Packers have given up at least 190 yards to opposing wide receivers over their last three games while allowing an average of 24 fantasy points-per-game over than time frame making Johnson worth the money this week.
WR: Denarius Moore
(OAK) vs. NO--$138,000--As previously stated earlier in this piece, the Saints have given up a ton of production through the air this season, which is the main reason to start Denarius Moore this week. Quarterback Carson Palmer continues to target Moore often in the Raiders passing game and if history repeats itself, that should happen once again this week in Oakland.
WR: Donnie Avery
(IND) @ NE--$79,000--This week, Donnie Avery is a great value pick for those looking for a cheap option at the wide receiver position. The Patriots have give up a lot of production through the air this season, including giving up five touchdowns to opposing wide receivers over their last four games, so Avery has a good chance of making an impact in this statement game.
TE: Brent Celek
(PHI) @ WAS--$59,000--Despite having a rookie quarterback throwing him the ball this week, Brent Celek is a great play considering the matchup. The Redskins have have a touchdown in all but three games to opposing tight ends while allowing the second-most fantasy points-per-game to opposing tight ends this season, so roll with him if you need a cheap option at the tight end position.
K: Greg Zuerlein
(STL) vs. NYJ--$86,000--It can be really hard to project a kickers performance from week-to-week, but that doesn't mean their isn't value at the position. This week the Rams go up against the Jets, who are allowing just under 10 fantasy points-per-game to opposing kickers, so at his current price tag he is worth using in what should be a close game.
DEF: Washington Redskins
vs. PHI--$62,000--The Redskins aren't the best option this week, or any week, but with a rookie quarterback coming to town it could lead to a solid game form this defensive group. If the Redskins can find a way to contain LeSean McCoy on the ground, forcing Nick Foles to throw the ball, it should lead to enough mistakes from the Eagles to make the Redskins worth a gamble this week.
Total Salary: $999,000
Value Picks for Week 11
(CAR)--$198,000--The Buccaneers allowed 303 yards and a touchdown to Cam Newton in Week 1, which could easily be repeated considering the mismatches in the passing game.
(IND)--$183,000--This will be his first showdown with Tom Brady and the Patriots, which should be a shootout, so use if you need a cheaper option that the top tier of quarterbacks.
(PIT)--$93,000--The Steelers will have Rashard Mendenhall back in the backfield this week and he should receive enough carries to make him worth starting.
(DET)--$92,000--Although Joique Bell doesn't get many carries, he is used enough in the Lions passing game to be used in daily fantasy games this week considering the great matchup.
(CAR)--$104,000--As stated in Cam Newton's writeup, the Panthers passing game should have their way against the Buccaneers and Steve Smith should lead the way.
(NO)--$99,000--The Raiders secondary is horrible and the Saints love to pass the ball, so this has the making for Lance Moore to have a big day come Sunday.
(DEN)--$66,000--The Chargers allowed eight receptions to the tight end position in their last meeting, so Joel Dreessen is worth a shot if needed.
(IND)--$59,000--Although he hasn't been finding the end zone lately, Andrew Luck continues to look for Dwayne Allen in the Colts passing game, plus the Patriots are terrible against opposing tight ends.
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