Week 11 is your last chance to qualify for the FFFC and a million dollars at Fanduel.com. As far as I can tell from the website, the only remaining path to the promised land is their Super Qualifier with a $200 entry and up to 7,250 teams competing for only 20 spots, so it will be far from easy. Normally, I advocate stacking players with related outcomes, picking what projects to be a high scoring affair and loading up. Instead of three to four tasty matchups I see most weeks, NONE of the games stick out as obvious shootouts, so I’m rolling with a more diverse approach.
Quarterback – Case Keenum ($6,000)
Tight End – Rob Gronkowski ($8,200)
Kicker – Mike Nugent ($5,000)
Defense – New York Giants ($5,300)
You know the drill. No rocket science here, just good players with good matchups and a long shot or two sprinkled in if they have a high ceiling. I might tweak things a little bit to free salary so I can include other good matchups. I like the Arizona Cardinals ($5,700) at Jacksonville. Some other considerations:
Wide Receiver – Santonio Holmes ($4,500 – if active), Rishard Matthews ($4,500), Doug Baldwin ($5,200), DeAndre Hopkins ($5,200), Marvin Jones ($5,600) Aaron Dobson ($6,200), Keenan Allen ($6,600), Riley Cooper ($7,000).
Marvin Jones is an interesting dice roll. Joe Haden will shadow A.J. Green, forcing Andy Dalton to feed other Bengals. Giovani Bernard might also benefit. Aaron Dobson making the list might raise a few eyebrows as he faces the very tough Carolina Panther secondary, but Rob Gronkowski’s presence has drawn a lot of attention, causing Tom Brady to look Dobson’s way a little more often.
If you’re looking to play a stack, the Redskins-Eagles contest is going to be the most popular choice. The Vegas over-under of 53 supports that notion, as do the numbers both defenses have given up over the course of the season. The caveat is that the Eagles defense has tightened up the screws slightly over the last few weeks. You have to go all the way back to Week 4 against the Broncos to find a game in which they gave up more than 21 points. The Eagles have given up the most points to wide receivers this year. That ranking is skewed and might lead some astray. Philly has only given up the 15th most over the last five weeks. They’re not the Seahawks, but they aren’t the sieve they were to start the season. The Redskins rank 11th in that category over the same time frame.