The time is here again to prepare for another shot at $300 thousand dollars this Sunday in FanDuel’s $2.5 Sunday Million contest. As we start to look at our top NFL fantasy options for week 11 we wanted to get started by looking at the top over/under scores according to Vegas.
In all, five week 11 NFL matchups have our attention with over/under scores of at least 46.5 points. This opens the door for a ton of fantasy scoring around the NFL with the highest projected total coming from the Detroit Lions contest with the Oakland Raiders that is currently set at 49 points according to Covers.
As we start to look at these five contest we started we like a few key fantasy plays from the Raiders/Lions matchup. One of those top FanDuel options is wide receiver Calvin Johnson despite being listed as questionable. Johnson enters this weekend with four straight games with 11 fantasy points as well as six times over his last eight games.
Along with Johnson we also like a few other key fantasy plays from this contest including wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper for the Raider as well as both quarterbacks. While many fantasy owners might shy away from Matt Stafford to Derek Carr but this weekend could be the time to see a big time fantasy performance from Stafford and Johnson.
Here is our week 11 NFL FanDuel lineup with options:
Quarterback – Matthew Stafford ($7,000): This weekend we have a few top fantasy options at quarterback we like including Stafford, Derek Carr and Tom Brady. Now that being said we elected to take a big time gamble with a quarterback who should be used in a low percentage of fantasy leagues. That landed us with Stafford who has shown over the past few seasons he can have a big time fantasy performance.
Other top NFL FanDuel Quarterback Options include Derek Carr, Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez (Fantasy Sleeper).
Running Back – Charcandrick West ($7,100): West is another top fantasy option this weekend against a very bad San Diego Chargers team. Entering this weekend this Chargers have allowed a combined 1,561 yards and 11 touchdowns to the running back position this season.
Running Back – Lamar Miller ($7,400): While we like Darren McFadden we are now concerned with his injury status leading up to the game. We suggest monitoring his status leading up to kickoff. That being said the Cowboys and Dolphins square off this weekend while entering ranked 2nd and 3rd in fantasy points allowed to the running back position as well.
Other top NFL FanDuel Running Back Options include Darren McFadden (Injury Status), Marshawn Lynch and Latavius Murray.
Wide Receiver – Calvin Johnson ($8,100): We love Johnson this weekend in a game that could see a ton of scoring from both teams. Add in the fact he has four straight double digit fantasy performances makes him a strong fantasy start.
Wide Receiver – Tavon Austin ($6,000): Austin will make his return to his home town of Baltimore to take on the Ravens this weekend. The same Ravens are team that has allowed a league high 16 touchdown receptions to opposing wide receivers this season.
Wide Receiver – Julio Jones ($9,100): Since we had the cap room it was easy to go with Jones against the Indianapolis Colts, the same Colts team that has struggled on the defensive side of the ball all season. Along with that Jones has five straight double digit fantasy perforamnces including at least 18.7 fantasy points in each of his last three games.
Other top NFL FanDuel Wide Receiver Options include Dez Bryant, Kamar Aiken, Steve Johnson, Mike Evans, Jarvis Landry and Jamarcus Nelson (Fantasy Sleeper if Michael Floyd and John Brown both are out).
Tight End – Brandon Pettigrew ($4,500): While the better of the options is his teammate Eric Ebron, we are taking a gamble with Pettigrew he was able to grab a touchdown last week. This weekend the Lions get a shot an Raiders team that is allowing the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in the NFL.
Other top NFL FanDuel Tight End Options include Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Crockett Gilmore.
Kicker – Chandler Catanzaro ($4,700): The Arizona Cardinals have a favorable matchup this weekend with the Cincinnati Bengals. This opens the door for Catanzaro to have another big time fantasy game after posting double digit points in back to back games.
Other top NFL FanDuel Kicker Options include Stephen Gostkowski, Steven Hauschka and Sebastian Janikowski.
Defense – Seattle Seahawks ($5,400): The Seahawks have put together double digit fantasy games in four of their past seven games. One of those double digit fantasy performances came just three weekends ago against the same San Francisco 49ers team.
Other top NFL Defense Options include St. Louis Rams, New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.