FanDuel Bargains: Week 11
November 15, 2012 | Jeff
Week 11 is here and the NFL scheduling department has been nice enough to provide some solid fantasy point producing matchups for us to capitalize on in weekly fantasy games.Both NE/IND and NO/OAK should be higher scoring affairs, which should provide some nice selections for those who are looking to make a little holiday cash this week. Hopefully you brought your appetite, because we have a barrel full of bargains this time around. Enjoy, and feel free to leave those questions in the comments down below…
Andrew Luck ($8,400): Luck gets the famous Patriots pass defense this week, which usually means good things for fake football signal callers. Luck has been on somewhat of a roll lately, and things should continue as he hooks up Wayne, Avery, and Hilton all over the field this Sunday. This is a nice option for those who would like to save the $1,400 by skipping Rodgers.
Carson Palmer ($8,000): The first Raider on our list is Carson Palmer, who is locked in as a great play in week 11 due to his matchup with the New Orleans Saints flag football defense. Big things are in store for Palmer and the Raiders, so saddle up with this $8k pick and move on to selecting your running backs.
Nick Foles ($5,300): For the gamblers in the room (aren’t we all?), we have the riskiest week 11 selection here, in Nick Foles. Foles didn’t look too hot after subbing in for Mike Vick last week, but he now gets a full week of preparation and, most importantly, faces the Washington defense. If there is a matchup that can be conquered by the young Foles, the ‘Skins are most certainly the best bet. If you overcharged your FanDuel card on running backs and receivers, slide Foles in at quarterback for this extremely low price.
Stevan Ridley ($7,400): Not many great running back options at the bottom of the price barrel this week, so we are sliding one higher priced option into the mix. Ridley gets the Colts this week, who give up the 6th most points per game to fantasy backs. The Patriot’s top back is averaging over 9o yards rushing per game this season and will not disappoint in week 11.
Felix Jones ($6,500): Jones finally turned in a productive game last week, as he racked up 93 total yards and a touchdown reception. This week, Felix gets the Browns defense at home, which should allow him to double up on his nice week 10 performance. Jones is a solid mid-price option this week that would look nice next to Arian Foster.
Marcel Reece ($5,900): The best bargain at running back in week 11 is yet another Raider, in Marcel Reece. Reece is still the main back for the silver and black and will get his fill both on the ground and through the air this week. $5,900 is dirt cheap for this combination of workload and matchup. Easy money.
Denarius Moore ($6,500): Once again, we have a Raider who gets to feast on the Saints in week 11. Moore is a big play threat (averaged 22.5 yds per catch last week) that will undoubtedly get it done against New Orleans. Big points await this $6,500 option.
Steve Smith ($6,000): Tampa Bay gives up the 2nd most points to fantasy wide receivers (behind N.O.) and will get carved up by the always tough Steve Smith this week. Priced way down the charts for week 11, Smith is cheaper than Mike Williams and priced evenly with Lance Moore. Smith will make a great piece of a cheap WR trio that pairs nicely with two stud running backs.
Brandon Lloyd ($5,800): Another wide receiver with a great week 11 matchup is Brandon Lloyd. Lloyd failed to take advantage of a nice matchup with Buffalo last week, but should be able to bounce back against Indianapolis this Sunday. 30 wide receivers are priced higher, making Lloyd an easy selection this week with big time point possibilities.
Antonio Gates ($5,600): Gates is a fantastic pick this week, as the Chargers play the Broncos, who give up the most points vs. fantasy tight ends in the NFL. Gates is tied for 7th in price at tight end this week, and will save you $1,800 by skipping over Rob Gronkowski. This matchup is too good to pass up, so get on it.
Brandon Myers ($5,500): Myers makes his 47th straight appearance here on the FanDuel Bargains list, and gets yet another nice matchup this week, with the buttery soft New Orleans defense. Myers is priced lower than 10 other tight ends this week, but will perform much higher than that.
Dwayne Allen ($4,700): Allen didn’t do much last week, but gets another shot at being the Colts top tight end this week with Coby Fleener out yet again. New England, Indianapolis’ week 11 opponent, gives up the 4th most points per game to fantasy tight ends, so this dirt cheap option could provide HUGE profits.
As usual, keep those kicker and defense selections to $5,000 each unless you have extra dough left over after crafting your lineup, in which case you can upgrade to the Texans defense this week. The top $5k picks this week include Shayne Graham vs. JAC, and Atlanta vs ARI.