Fanduel Friday\'s: Week 11
Fanduel.com and BaseballGuys.com have joined forces this season. Every week there will be a contest set up at Fanduel.com for my audience to sign up and play a weekly, salary cap game that includes yours truly as one of the participants. Let me explain to you what that means.
A WEEKLY FANTASY BATTLE
Take on Ray Flowers. Show me that you've got more football knowledge than the arrogant one.
Sign up for the Weekly Fanduel.com/BaseballGuys.com NFL Salary Cap Contest. Pick your one week squad based on salary cap levels for players. Finish in the top-15 in Week 11 and you will at least double your $10 investment (all top-15 finishers will receive at least $20). Win the battle and you're looking at a $250 windfall. Simple as that. You interested?
Week 11 BYE: DAL, STL
Before you go and sign up at Fanduel.com there’s this – wouldn’t you like to know who to play? Now I’m not going to tell you who my team is, after all you will be competing against me each week, but that doesn’t mean I won’t offer some helpful advice each week.
So have at it folks.
Here are some Week 11 thoughts.
Jason Campbell, Browns ($6,800): His ribs are fine. He's looked great in his last two games. Five touchdowns. No interceptions. Five hundred fifty five yards. The Bengals are tough against the pass, only 209 passing yards a week, but Campbell is a cheap play if you're spending money elsewhere.
Eli Manning, Giants ($6,100): Over his last four games he's failed to toss the pigskin for 250 yards in any outing. He's only owns three scores in four games. 'Ray, you've lost your flipping mind suggesting people start Eli.' It's quite possible. With Halloween long gone, I've got nothing to live for. Or, it could be that I'm smart like a fox. The last three times Eli faced the Packers he's thrown for 926 yards, nine touchdowns and two interception. He has to have a good game at some point – I think.
RUNNING BACK RECOMMENDATIONS
Rashad Jennings, Raiders ($5,800): Adrian Peterson costs $10,000. Clearly he's a better option, but will he be 42 percent more effective than Jennings? The last two weeks Jennings has run for an average of 95 yards. He's also caught nine balls for 93 additional yards (don't overlook that). The Texans are a solid defense so it won't be easy, but Jennings has the look of a 20+ touch runner in Week 11.
Ben Tate, Texans ($5,700): Why leave the Raiders/Texans game? Let's just look across the field to the Texans' sideline where we Tate. The Raiders are currently ranked 16th in fantasy points allowed to runners in a PPR, right in the middle of the pack, so it's not a scary matchup. Tate should be a 20 touch back, an it sounds like his ribs are slowly healing.
WIDE RECEIVER RECOMMENDATIONS
Alshon Jeffery, Bears ($6,500): The Bears face the Ravens, and that's a good thing. The Ravens have allowed 10 scores over nine games to wideouts this season. That's a solid setup for Jeffery, even if he'll be without Jay Cutler. Jeffery, no matter who has been under center, has been killing it of late to the tune of a six week average of 5.7 receptions, 105 yards and 0.5 scores per contest.
Eric Decker, Broncos ($5,600): The totality of his season in a PPR setup shows Decker to be a top-15 WR. His effort the past two games though have been pretty middling – seven receptions for 94 yards. The Chiefs are a strong defense – duh – but Decker is listed for the same cost as Anquan Boldin. Nuff said.
TIGHT END RECOMMENDATIONS
Antonio Gates, Chargers ($5,400): He's $400 less than Greg Olsen. That seem right to you? The Dolphins are the opponent for Gates, and they are the 11th worst D against tight ends in a PPR setup. Gates is a top-5 TE in a PPR setup. Nice match. He's also caught at least four passes each of his last eight games and he's averaged 6.25 catches in those games.
Rob Housler, Cardinals ($4,900): Dirt cheap. Housler went for four receptions, 57 yards an a score, his best effort of the season. He now faces the Jaguars, the second worst team in football at holding the tight end in check.
The team that allows the most points a week to kickers is the Falcons. Does that mean you go with Rian Lindell ($5,000)? That's the lowest price there is for a kicker. Another kicker that will cost you the minimum is Just Tucker ($5,000). He's 18 for 20 on FG attempt this week and the Ravens should be able to score against a beat up Bears' defense.
The Texans ($5,000) are the cheapest unit on defense. They face a Raiders club that may or may not have Terrelle Pryor under center. Even if he plays, he's thrown eight interceptions the past four weeks and he's failed to complete 12 passes in two of his last three games.
To sign up to take me on in the contest over at FanDuel.com click on the link to the Week 11 matchup.
By Ray Flowers
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The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: Mon-Fri 7-10 PM EDT), Ray also hosts his own show Sunday night (7-10 PM EDT). Ray has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. Specializing in baseball, football and hockey, some consider him an expert in all three.
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