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Week 11 FanDuel Cash-Game Picks

By Kevin English | Updated on Tue, 23 May 2023 . 1:27 PM EDT

Quarterback

Deshaun Watson, Texans ($7,700) vs. New England

Don’t pay attention to Watson’s Week 10 dud. Wet and rainy conditions played a major role in the ugly loss at Cleveland.

Prior to that one, Watson hit 21 FD points in 5 straight. And Sunday’s matchup with the Pats might find them without top CB Stephon Gilmore, who’s been sidelined since Week 7.

Also consider: Justin Herbert

Running back

Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($10,500) vs. Dallas

Sure, Cook’s never been this expensive. But with the massive value that opened up at TE, you’re not really sacrificing by using Cook.

Enjoy the massive usage against a bad Dallas D and move along.

Kalen Ballage, Chargers ($5,800) vs. New York Jets

This one feels a bit thin — perhaps because of the player at hand — but Ballage is positioned for a fantasy-friendly day.

With Justin Jackson and Austin Ekeler out, Ballage should match the 15+ carries he’s seen in each of the past 2 weeks. He’s tallied 9 targets over that stretch, too. It’s no wonder he pops up #1 in our dollar per point rankings.

Also note: LA is implied for the 2nd most points on the main slate (27.75), entering the weekend as massive favorites against the Jets (9.5).

Also consider: Miles Sanders, Kareem Hunt, Duke Johnson, Adrian Peterson

Wide receiver

Davante Adams, Packers ($9,500) at Indianapolis

Adams took Thursday’s practice off due to an ankle injury. But the Packers took him off the injury report altogether ahead of Sunday’s showdown against the Colts.

It’s not an ideal matchup, but playing indoors in a game that projects to be close will give Adams a shot at a ceiling game. He’s already reached 26 FD points 4 times in 7 games.

Brandin Cooks, Texans ($6,100) vs. New England

Cooks has tallied 6+ catches in 4 of his past 5 outings. He’s out-targeting Will Fuller 47-38 over that stretch.

There’s no reason for his volume to slow against the Pats, especially if Gilmore (as noted above) remains out. Either way, there’s value in a $6.1K price tag.

Chase Claypool, Steelers ($6,400) at Jacksonville

Here’s what Steelers’ WR targets look like over the past 3 games:

Diontae Johnson: 24

JuJu Smith-Schuster: 28

Claypool: 32

Claypool owns 3 TDs over that stretch, giving him 7 total for the season. He’s recorded 8 total touches inside the 10 yard-line.

Now facing a leaky Jags pass D without CB C.J. Henderson, Claypool profiles as a solid TD bet. Pittsburgh’s implied for nearly 29 points.

Also consider: Keenan Allen, Diontae Johnson, Jarvis Landry

Tight end

Taysom Hill, Saints ($4,500) vs. Atlanta

He’s min priced. And he’s starting at QB.

Really … what else do you need to know?

Well … according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jameis Winston will not factor into the Week 11 game plan. HC Sean Payton is free to change his game plan on the fly, sure. But we know he’s a big fan of Hill. And he’ll be positioned to deliver against a subpar Atlanta defense.

Also consider: N/A

Defense

Chargers ($4,500) vs. Jets

Lions ($3,500) at Panthers

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Kevin English, Senior Analyst
Kevin brings 15 years of experience as a fantasy analyst and mid-stakes competitor across various formats (redraft, best ball, dynasty, DFS). His work has been featured on The Mercury News, Rotoworld, and FantasyPros.
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