Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week.
Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's take a look at players we like this week.
Players to Target:
Justin Herbert (QB) - $8500
Herbert gets the lowly Jets this week and he's shown he can hang points against better defenses earlier in the season. He's an under the radar DFS play this week.
Nick Chubb (RB) - $8100
Chubb returned to action last week and showed why he is still one of the best RBs in the league against the Texans. He had over 100 yards and a TD, and could've had a bigger day if he hadn't stopped short of the endzone on a long run in the 4th quarter. Cleveland gets the Eagles this week.
Le'Veon Bell (RB) - $5500
This is a bit of a risky play and requires you to follow Clyde Edwards-Heliare's health as the week continues to unfold. If CEH is out with an illness for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Bell could have a monster day for a massively discounted price.
Justin Jefferson (WR) - $6700
Jefferson continues to be one of the most electric rookie WRs in the NFL this year. The Vikings get the Dallas Cowboys terrible defense this week. Jefferson should continue to produce in Week 11.
Justin Jefferson: ⭐ PFF receiving grade: 91.2 (2nd among WRs) ⭐ Yards per catch: 18.1 (5th) ⭐ Yards per route run:… https://t.co/bGmphRtDdS— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF Fantasy Football)1605881403.0
JuJu Smith Schuster (WR) - $6500
Are we witnessing a JuJu rejuvenation in Pittsburgh? He's had 60+ yards and a TD the last two weeks. The Steelers get the Jaguars this week and Smith-Schuster has the chance to continue to produce.
Tyreek Hill (WR) - $8500
Hill gets a Raiders defense that may be playing with all 2nd and 3rd string players this week due to Covid-19 exposures. Even with the Raiders starting defense on the field, he still has a great matchup.
Jared Cook (TE) - $6100
Cook has been a disappointment for fantasy and DFS players this year. Drew Brees is sidelined for at least 2 weeks with rib injuries. Jameis Winston takes over as the starter and he has always targeted TEs in the pass game in his time in Tampa Bay. Cook is a high risk, high ceiling play this week.
JD McKissic (RB) - $5600
McKissic had 15(!) targets last week in the pass game from Alex Smith. With Fanduel's scoring settings, he is a god play this week if he continues to get that volume in the passing game.
After 29 targets the last two weeks, JD McKissic now averaging more targets per game (6.8) than Robert Woods, Will… https://t.co/VRLeTe1BHQ— Adam Levitan (@Adam Levitan)1605536579.0
Los Angeles Chargers (DEF) - $4500
We love to beat up on the Jets here in this DFS blog, and that tune won't change this week as the Chargers get a Joe Flacco led Jets team for another week.
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As Ferris Bueller might say: The world of sports moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around at least once a week, you could miss it.
Here we'll review what you might have missed in the past week all in one place. Why spend hours scrolling through Twitter to catch up on the news you want? We've already done that for you, so remember to check back every Monday to get your dose of weekly sports review.
Taysom Hill, Andy Dalton, and P.J. Walker all lead their teams to Week 11 victories filling in for injured starting QBs. Cleveland moved ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North with their win over the Eagles while Baltimore fell to the Titans. The Steelers continued to roll and now sit at 10-0 atop the NFL. The Colts outlasted the Packers in an overtime thriller as Indianapolis is now positioning themselves as a team nobody wants to see come playoff time as they boast the best defense in the NFL.
Joe Burrow was injured in the Bengals' game against Washington and he miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. This should make Justin Herbert the odds on favorite to win Rookie of the Year if you're interested in a futures bet.
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again.
Week 10 Vibe Check (2-2)
At this point, I may never bet on the NFC West again. After losing to the Rams last week, Seattle turned around and beat the Cardinals on Thursday night. Every matchup in that division is a heavyweight bout and it's hard to justify betting on one when they can all throw a haymaker at any time. Meanwhile, the Bengals weren't ready for a D like the Steelers and the QB of the future looked stuck in the present reality for the time being.
As for our wins, in a shocking turn of events, betting against the Chargers WORKED! Or, perhaps, I should say betting on the Dolphins worked. Brian Flores looks more and more like he was the true key to the Patriots defensive success in recent years. He took on two NFC teams back to back and cruised against the poor, befuddled Chargers. Tua coming into his own has certainly helped, as well.
Brandon Aiyuk tallied a whopping seven catches down in New Orleans, even as the 49ers completely sputtered and blew a chance to upset a Drew Brees-less Saints. This continues a month long streak of calling player props, which is almost certain to end this week after pointing out its existence. *Fingers crossed* *No jinx* *Reverse jinx*
The draft saw a few trades that sent some familiar faces to new places and the free agency period is now open.
In less than a week, we've seen the defending champion Lakers acquire dynamic guard Dennis Schröder from OKC. Chris Paul is now in Phoenix with Devin Booker and the Suns. Jrue Holiday and, well, just Jrue Holiday, is joining Giannis in Milwaukee, and that's just a few of the big moves around the NBA so far.
But with all that excitement comes some bad news as well. Warriors star Klay Thompson tore his Achilles and will miss the entire 2020-21 season. This after the sharpshooting guard missed the previous season with a torn ACL. It's a tough blow for the Dubs as they sought to contend for a title this season, but without Thompson, the odds are against them. General manager Bob Myers wasted no time in bolstering the roster, however:
The Golden State Warriors are finalizing a trade to acquire Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kelly Oubre, Jr., for a 2… https://t.co/5VDqSmtyhH— Adrian Wojnarowski (@Adrian Wojnarowski)1605837968.0
Kelly Oubre, within a matter of days, went from Phoenix, to Oklahoma City before finally landing in the Bay Area. Oubre will be joined by No. 2 overall pick James Wiseman.