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ESPN: Week 11 DFS Matchups

At ESPN Insider, some of our favorite DFS matchups include Alex Smith, Kenyan Drake, A.J. Green, and Jared Cook.

Each week I will recap the picks I made in the previous week's column to gauge the accuracy of my advice. References to rankings are from DraftKings for that player's position.


Jared Goff - The big numbers continued for Goff, the QB3 with 29.5 FPT, but I wouldn't trust him in Minnesota this week.

Ben Roethlisberger - he was QB10 with 18.94 FPT. A far cry from the last three years against the Colts, but still one of the best games he's had this season.

Tyrod Taylor (fade) - I really whiffed on a lot about this Saints-Bills game, but one thing I got right was fading Taylor. I just didn't know the Bills would end up benching him after he had just 3.94 FPT.

Orleans Darkwa - a minor hit, but not a bad value pick with 12.8 FPT on a $4,500 salary. The Giants have given up, but Darkwa has been a bright spot recently.

Golden Tate - all of my wideout picks found the end zone at least once this week. Tate finished as WR10 (21.7 FPT) thanks to a late bubble screen touchdown.

Devin Funchess - he delivered in a big way again on Monday night with 26.2 FPT (WR4).

Robby Anderson - those late scores still count just the same in fantasy, so Anderson was a solid pick with 18.5 FPT.

Eric Ebron - solid value as he caught a long touchdown to finish with 11.9 FPT (TE11).


Mark Ingram (fade) - let's just say I totally bombed on the running backs this week. Things were pretty strong otherwise, but not this position. For the second week in a row, I said to fade a Saints running back and he finished as RB1. It was Alvin Kamar in Week 9, and this time Mark Ingram was the lead back with 34.1 FPT. I'm not going to say to fade these guys any time soon.

Jordan Howard - another dud performance with only 5.4 FPT. Chicago actually threw the ball often this week.

Carlos Hyde - he didn't sink your team with 12.4 FPT, but like to see a bit more with a salary of $6,400. Even teammate Matt Breida had 12.8 FPT on $4,200, so he was actually the top running back to take in Giants-49ers.

Demaryius Thomas (fade) - Emmanuel Sanders did the heavy lifting, but Thomas caught the lone touchdown thrown by Brock Osweiler to finish with 15.4 FPT.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (fade) - I can't disparage garbage time since it helped Robby Anderson, but it also helped Seferian-Jenkins finish with 12.7 FPT (TE8).

Week 1 tally: 7-4
Week 2 tally: 6-5
Week 3 tally: 5-8
Week 4 tally: 6-8
Week 5 tally: 8-4
Week 6 tally: 4-8
Week 7 tally: 3-9
Week 8 tally: 6-6
Week 9 tally: 8-5
Week 10 tally: 8-5
Season: 61-61


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