After a successful set of NFL DFS picks last weekend, we look to keep the momentum going into Week 10. This article will outline the Week 10 NFL DFS picks for core players at each position to hammer into your FanDuel lineups.
Week 11 NFL DFS Picks for FanDuel
Patrick Mahomes ($8,300)
Patrick Mahomes finally broke out of his slump last weekend, posting 400+ passing yards and 5 passing touchdowns. This Sunday, he plays in a game that boasts the highest over/under of the week, currently sitting at 56.5 points. In the Chiefs vs. Dallas matchup, Mahomes and counterpart Dak Prescott ($8,400) are both in play at reasonable salaries. Look to stack Mahomes alongside Chiefs weapons Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Damien Williams and Mecole Hardman.
Derek Carr ($7,200)
If you choose to fade the elite quarterbacks this week, Derek Carr is a great salary relief option. The game environment is ideal, as this Bengals vs. Raiders matchup currently sits at an over/under of 50.5 points. This Bengals defense has funneled opposing offenses towards the passing game, allowing the 6th least rushing yards thus far. At just $7,200, Carr is the best value quarterback on the slate with elite stacking options in Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller.
Other NFL DFS Options: Josh Allen ($8,800), Dak Prescott ($8,400), Cam Newton ($7,500)
Nick Chubb ($9,000)
After missing a game last week, Nick Chubb has a mouthwatering matchup against Detroit’s soft run defense. As Kareem Hunt continues to nurse a calf injury, D’Ernest Johnson is the only other player to feed in this run-heavy backfield. With Jared Goff doubtful to suit up, the Browns come into this game as hefty -12.5 point favorites. In a matchup where positive gamescript is nearly guaranteed, I can see Chubb going north of 25 carries this week. Lock Chubb into your tournament lineups this week as his volume and touchdown upside will make him a popular option.
AJ Dillon ($7,000)
It was finally AJ Dillon’s time to shine with Aaron Jones going down with an MCL sprain in Week 10. Dillon did not disappoint last week, turning 23 touches into 128 yards and 2 touchdowns. He is set to make his first NFL start against a Minnesota defense that is allowing the third-most yards per carry this season. Dillon is expected to be the most heavily owned player on FanDuel this week, approaching the 30% ownership mark. He will be an extremely tough player to fade so proceed with caution.
Jeff Wilson Jr. ($5,000)
Free square for this week! Jeff Wilson Jr. will step in as the lead back with Eli Mitchell expected to miss this week. Not only is he just $5,000, but he also gets a plus matchup against a terrible Jaguars team. With fullback Kyle Juszczyk and rookie Trey Sermon as the only competition for touches, Wilson should see a ton of carries. Wilson’s current ownership projections aren’t as high as expected which makes him even more appealing as a high leverage play. The priority is to lock him into your lineups and go on about drafting the rest of your team.
Other NFL DFS Options: Dalvin Cook ($8,400), Joe Mixon ($7,600), James Conner ($7,200), Myles Gaskin ($6,200)
Davante Adams ($8,400)
Davante Adams has seen amazing matchups in his past two weeks and failed to produce accordingly. To cut him some slack he was missing Rodgers for one of those performances, but still disappointing nonetheless. Adams is still receiving elite volume with 25 targets in those two weeks and is priced accordingly. He gets another golden matchup against the Minnesota Vikings’ poor cornerbacks. If you choose to fade AJ Dillon, Adams is a must-play and will likely see plenty of opportunities regardless of Dillon’s workload.
A.J. Brown ($7,200)
A.J. Brown has been difficult to trust this year, failing to produce as a WR1 consistently. With Julio Jones and Derrick Henry out, defenses have honed in on stopping Brown. Despite the struggles, the Titans have a 27.5 point implied team total against a struggling Texans defense. Brown has flashed tournament-winning upside with 2 massive games in his last 4 weeks so he’s worth a shot at a discounted price.
Jaylen Waddle ($6,700)
Rookie Jaylen Waddle has emerged as Miami’s number one target in recent weeks. In 4 of the past 5 games, he’s led the Dolphins in targets, with a total of 49 targets. Playing against a Jets pass defense that has looked straight up lost, Waddle is a secure DFS play. As a player who spends the majority of his time working from the slot, Waddle will match up against fifth-round rookie cornerback Michael Carter II. Alongside Tee Higgins and D.J. Moore, Waddle is among my favorite mid-tier wide receiver on the slate.
Michael Gallup ($5,400)
After seeing just 5 targets in his return to action last week, Michael Gallup will have another chance to show out against the Chiefs. This time around, Amari Cooper is listed as out due to COVID-19, freeing up targets for Gallup. He will be the priority receiver out wide with Ceedee Lamb manning the slot. As Gallup continues to return to full health, he will see his snap count increase from last week. In our priority matchup of the slate, Gallup is a top tier value play in GPPs and cash games.
Other NFL DFS Options: Tyreek Hill ($8,500), Deebo Samuel ($7,600), Tee Higgins ($6,500), Rashod Bateman ($5,800), Cole Beasley ($5,700)
Travis Kelce ($7,300)
Despite posting 15+ FanDuel in two straight weeks, Travis Kelce has seen his salary fall to a season-low of $7,300. In what is an amazing matchup for Chiefs receivers, Kelce is once again the best option at tight end. He can be used alongside Mahomes or as a bring-back player with a Dallas stack to get optimal exposure to this game. He brings elite usage as he’s seen 10 targets in 4 of his last 6 games and will look to keep the momentum with Mahomes heating up.
Darren Waller ($6,700)
After recent dry spells at the tight end position, there’s an abundance of options on the week 11 main slate. Alongside Kelce and Kittle, Darren Waller is a top option with the cheapest salary of the three players. Although he has been inconsistent throughout the season, Waller holds a massive ceiling in this matchup against the Bengals. His massive target share makes him a must-stack player with Derek Carr.
Other NFL DFS Options: George Kittle ($6,800), T.J. Hockenson ($5,900)