FanDueling Week 11: The Motion PicturePosted: November 22, 2015
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Before we move on to the Week 11 games, let’s take a look at the results from Week 10:
My winning streak continues! Huzzah! I scored 111.76 points, which was good enough for 15,819th place out of 56,818. The last winning position was 104.98, so there was a bit of drama in this one. Thankfully, no one scored any points on Monday night.
I’m surprised I made the cut the way things were going. DeAngelo did next to nothing against the worst run defense in the league, as the “injured” Ben Roethlisberger continually aired it out. The Broncos have taken quite a fall as well. Even though they’re facing Jay Cutler, I couldn’t allow them to let me down a third consecutive week.
Thankfully, Kirk Cousins dominated the woeful Saints. Gronk did a bit of Gronking, and Chris Givens rewarded my faith with a touchdown. Mark Ingram saved his day with his 70 yard run early in the game, but I was expecting more considering how he began.
On to Week 11! Here’s the team I’m rolling with this week:
QB – Derek Carr (OAK@DET) – $7,700
I had my entire team picked except for quarterback and my first wide receiver. I couldn’t decide between the combination of Carr and Michael Crabtree and the combination of T.J. Yates and Julio Jones. I decided the Carr-Crabtree duo was a bit safer. The Lions typically get shredded by opposing quarterbacks.
Also considered: T.J. Yates ($5,100)
RB – Adrian Peterson (GB@MIN) – $8,900
The Packers aren’t a great matchup for running backs, but I have a feeling the Vikings will give Peterson the ball a whole, whole bunch today. Plus, I consider the choices at running back to be pretty poor overall this week, so I’ll hope Peterson’s talent wins out.
RB – Danny Woodhead (KC@SD) – $6,400
Woodhead is pretty cheap and he has a high floor. I’ve got no problem with using him in FanDuel’s half-point per reception format.
Also considered – Charcandrick West ($7,100) Darren McFadden ($6,800)
WR – Michael Crabtree (OAK@DET) – $6,500
Let’s hope Carr targets Crabtree often so I don’t regret shunning the Yates-Jones combo.
WR – Danny Amendola (BUF@NE) – $6,100
Word on the street is Amendola will be Julian Edelman Lite. You never really know with the Patriots, but the salary is low enough for me to take a chance on him.
WR – Steve Johnson (KC@SD) – $5,600
The Chargers don’t have too many more guys to throw to. He could be a dud, but the opportunity should be there.
Also considered: Julio Jones ($9,100), Amari Cooper ($7,200), Sammy Watkins ($6,600), Chris Givens ($4,500)
TE – Rob Gronkowski (BUF@NE) – $8,400
The Bills say they have a way to stop Gronk. That pretty much guarantees three touchdowns.
Also considered: Antonio Gates ($5,900), Jimmy Graham ($5,800), Eric Ebron ($5,400), Coby Fleener ($5,000)
K – Steven Hauschka (SF@SEA) – $5,000
The Seahawks (inexcusably) can’t score in the red zone, so Hauschka should get some work.
Also considered: None
D – Seattle Seahawks (SF@SEA) – $5,400
Blaine Gabbert is starting and Carlos Hyde is out. The Seahawks had success getting pressure on Carson Palmer last week, so I like their chances against Gabbert.
Also considered: New York Jets ($4,700), Chicago Bears ($4,200)
TOTAL – $60,000