Daily Fantasy: Week 11 NFL picks
We're heading into Week 11 of the National Football League season, and it will be an interesting one from a Daily Fantasy perspective. There are plenty of new starters, injury replacements and guys with favorable matchups.
(FantasyAces.com salaries in parentheses) (all times ET)
Tom Brady, New England ($7350 at IND): Remember when Brady was done after that MNF game in Kansas City? Yeah, right. He has been on fire lately, and he has a favorable matchup on national television in Indianapolis. The Colts rank 27th against the pass, allowing 263.6 yards per game. If you like to spend big at the QB position, Brady should be your 'safe' target.
Shaun Hill, St. Louis ($5500 vs DEN): Hill takes over the reins for the Rams offense, and win or lose, he'll be able to move the ball against the Broncos. You can expect the heavily favored Broncos to grab a big lead, forcing the Rams to be pass happy to get back into the game. That means big Fantasy points.
Ryan Mallett, Houston ($5500 at CLE): Mallett makes his much-anticipated start under center for the Texans, and he should see extra pass attempts with RB Arian Foster (groin) inactive with an injury. The Browns are so-so against the pass, so there is potential for Mallett to well exceed DFS salary expectations.
Alfred Blue, Houston ($4000 at CLE): With Foster inactive, Blue will be the primary ball carrier for the Texans. The Browns have been shredded for 134.2 rushing yards per game, which ranks a dismal a 28th. They have also allowed seven rushing scores in nine games.
Mark Ingram, New Orleans ($5400 vs CIN): Ingram (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game, so potential Fantasy owners need not worry about him suddenly being inactive. The Bengals have been torched for 143.0 rushing yards per game, worst in the AFC, and they have yielded 12 rushing touchdowns, which is also the worst in the AFC. Ingram should be in line for a big game.
Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina ($4900 vs ATL): Benjamin has been a bright spot for the Panthers in an otherwise dismal past five or six weeks. The Falcons are dead-last against the pass, allowing 280.8 yards per game through the air, as well as 31 pass plays of 20 or more yards. Benjamin will find the end zone at least once with 80-plus receiving yards.
Julian Edelman, New England ($4850 at IND): Edelman will be a huge part of the New England offense, possibly racking up double-digit catches in this one. As mentioned above, Indy ranks 27th in the NFL against the pass, so Brady and Edelman will hook up frequently.
Rob Gronkowski, New England ($5800 at IND): Normally you won't want to spend big dollars at the tight end position, unless the matchup is ultra-favorable. The Patriots are going to pass for big-time yardage against the Colts, and Gronk will obviously be a huge part of their success. If he has less than seven receptions, 70 yards and a score, I'd be surprise. Indianapolis has struggled against the tight end all season, and there is no way they hold down one of the best in the league.
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