The end of the week is approaching as Thursday has arrived opening up the NFL action. This also means its times to get ready for some FanDuel action for week 11 of the 2015 NFL season. While we like to get you a lineup on Thursday to incorporate the Thursday Night game we will also deliver our Sunday Lineup of the week as well by Saturday.
That being said week 11 kicks off tonight as the Tennessee Titans head to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. While many football fans will be tuning into see how bad the jerseys might look after last weeks debacle of Christmas colors, we will be tuning into see a few big fantasy performances.
Two of those performances could come from both quarterbacks as they get a shot at each others defense that ranks in the top eight in fantasy points allowed to the quarterback position. If you take into consideration three of the top five have byes that moves them into the top five for week 11.
Entering this weekend the Jaguars defense limited Joe Flacco in week 10 but for the season have allowed 2,562 yards passing with 17 touchdowns and only five interceptions. Meanwhile the Titans haven’t been much better allowing 2,107 yards passing, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions as well as three rushing touchdowns.
While we like both Blake Bortles and Marcus Mariota tonight we can also look for some solid fantasy value among their teammates as well. One of those bargains is tight end Julius Thomas as long as he active since he is listed as probable. The Titans have allowed 525 yards and seven touchdowns to opposing tight ends through the first 10 weeks of the season.
Here is our week 11 NFL FanDuel lineup for Thursday Night Football.
Quarterback – Blake Bortles ($7,500): We could have easily jumped on the Tom Brady bandwagon this week on Monday Night Football. That being said the Jaguars quarterback saves us some salary cap space as well as offers us a chance at a 20 plus point performance. Bortles has three 22 plus fantasy performances over his past five games.
Other top FanDuel Quarterback options this week include Marcus Mariota, Tom Brady and Case Keenum (Deep Fantasy Sleeper).
Running Back – Darren McFadden ($6,800): This would be a much easier play over the weekend we still like it today. McFadden gets a shot at a Miami Dolphins team that has allowed the second most fantasy points to the running back position. Add in a return of Tony Romo and the running game should gain a little ground.
Running Back – Devonta Freeman ($9,100): We considered going with Adrian Peterson but his questionable designation has us a little worried. That being said look for another big game out of Freeman this weekend.
Other top Fanduel Running Back options this week include Adrian Peterson, Todd Gurley and Ameer Abdullah.
Wide Receiver – Allen Robinson ($7,700): We could have gone with Allen Hurns as well but elected Robinson. Robinson has double digit fantasy numbers in ten straight games for the Jaguars as well as seven of his last eight games.
Wide Receiver – Dorial Green-Beckham ($5,500): We love the Titans rookie receiver but he has been up and down all season. With the injury to fellow receiver Justin Hunter we expect to see the Titans rookie get more shots at developing. If tonight’s contest is a high scoring affair we could see a bunch of fantasy numbers coming from the receiver position.
Wide Receiver – Calvin Johnson ($8,100): We could have easily went with another option but we expect Johnson to put up some numbers against the Raiders. Johnson has four straight double digit fantasy performances and may be called on if the team needs to keep up with the Raiders passing attack.
Other top FanDuel Wide Receiver options this week include Kamar Aiken, Steve Johnson, Mike Evans, Michael Crabtree and Stefon Diggs.
Tight End – Brandon Pettigrew ($4,500): We considered going with Rob Gronkowski the top option but we elected to go with more of a fantasy sleeper. Pettigrew who has been slow to produce this season should have an opportunity to produce against an Oakland Raiders team that has allowed a league high 10 touchdown passes to the tight end position. Eric Ebron is another solid option but we valued the cap savings as well as Ebrons continue disappointment shed us away.
Other top FanDuel Tight End options this week include Julius Thomas (Injury Report), Travis Kelce and Jason Witten (If Tony Romo plays).
Kicker – Sebastian Janikowski ($4,600): Vegas expects this weekends Oakland Raiders/ Detroit Lions game to be one of the highest scoring games of the weekend making both kickers a viable option. In the end the Raiders offense have looked better each week while the Lions have struggled.
Other top FanDuel Kicker options this week include Steven Hauschka, Stephen Gostkowski and Jason Myers.
Defense – Seattle Seahawks ($5,400): The Seahawks have a prime matchup this week against the San Francisco 49ers. Entering this week the 49ers have failed to score more than 17 points in each of their past three games including only three points the last time these two teams met.
Other top FanDuel Defense options this week include Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.