NFL DFS Watch List: Week 11
**UPDATED FRIDAY** Howard Bender starts the NFL DFS Playbook research off each week with a watch list of players he is considering for use in daily fantasy lineups.
Welcome to the DFS Watch List for NFL Week11!
Raise your hand if you're happy Week 10 is in your rearview mirror. Yeah, me too. Now we did have success in cash games. If you looked at the example lineups, you would have seen the core group around whom we built and you would have then seen the ownership of the other players we used. When a guy like Aaron Jones is owned at 60-70% in cash games, the bad week doesn't even hurt. Same with Cooper Kupp , DK Metcalf or any other player who has a super-high projected ownership. The numbers aren't exact, but they do give you enough of an idea to know which players you should be using in cash to keep pace with the rest of the field.
As for GPP, well that's a much different story. The Rams stack didn't work. The Bucs stack I discussed in both the Playbook and the Example Lineups did somewhat as Brady and Gronk delivered. A Steelers stack most definitely did. Unfortunately, we were off the Steelers due to Big Ben not practicing at all during the week, which ended up backfiring on us. What can you do? Just have to shake it off and look forward.
So what exactly did last week's Playbook deliver? As always, we like to check in to ensure we remain on the right path, regardless of overall results.
Scoring The Playbook Week 10
Low scoring week in the NFL this week for fantasy players and too many surprises to manage. Only 10 quarterbacks, 9 running backs and 11 wide receivers had more than 20 pts on DraftKings. The highest scoring tight end had 13.1 points. The names like Daniel Jones, Devontae Booker and Marquez Valdes-Scantling were not expected. So, this is a week to have self-compassion. We will crush it next week again like the first nine weeks of the season.
Here are the highlights:
- Both 30-point quarterbacks were in the Playbook
- The Dart Board had two bullseyes with Antonio Gibson and Josh Reynolds .
- Super cheap Diontae Johnson scored 26.6 points
- High score from the Playbook & Dart Board was 188.1
|D/ST||New Orleans Saints||$3,000||14.0|
Now, obviously, hindsight is 20-20 and hitting the nuts off the Playbook and Dart Board is still tough to do given the number of possible permutations, but what it shows is that the work is being done to give ytou the best possible chances to win. And it's more than just going to the Lineup Generator, clicking Playbook & Dart Board Only and generating lineups. You have to study the match-ups, read the content and build around your favorites after the research is done. We whittle down the player pool for you, but you still need to prefect your lineup construction methods and select the right contests.
If you are one of our new subscribers, welcome! Love seeing the #FAmily grow. As just and FYI -- This piece will be continuously updated throughout the week, based on the most recent news and injuries which means you may see a name or two removed as we get closer to kick-off. You may also see a few late-week additions who pique our interest for some reason too, and by the end of the week, this Watch List will eventually become your Playbook. Again, it’s about teaching you the process.
With that all being said, it's time to check in and see which players we are looking at for DFS this week.
PLAYERS ADDED (11/18):
PLAYERS ADDED (11/20):
PLAYERS REMOVED (11/20):
D'Andre Swift, RB DET -- concussed; likely won't play