Welcome back for another week of cashing in here at Razzball. I am here with your weekly DFS-focused article laying out my favorite options to target at each position for the Sunday DFS main slate. This DFS Flash article goes position by position, giving you my favorite pay-up option and my favorite pay-down or dart-throw option at each position to help you build out a winning DFS lineup.
I use DraftKings pricing as a point of reference to seek out some values, and the goal is to help you “double up” in a 50/50 cash game with solid plays. Of course, you can use the dart throws to try to win the GPP tournaments, but at the end of the article, I give you my “double up” lineup using players discussed in this article. Let’s get right into it, let’s build this lineup and let’s make some money.
Pay up – Justin Fields – $7,600– We used Fields here last week when he was only $6,500, and he returned us over 6 and a half times return on our investment with another monster game. Fields is riding an absolute heater, and he is getting it done both through the air and with his legs. He has 325 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns over the past 2 games, which is a big reason he scored over 40 fantasy points in both games. Fields gets another great matchup this week against an Atlanta defense that ranks 22nd against opposing quarterbacks and has a bad run defense. It is a great matchup for Fields to continue his quality play. Even with the bump in salary, we still only need 23 fantasy points to get over a 3x return on investment, and Fields has gone over that number for 4 straight games now.
Pay Down – Daniel Jones – $5,700 – Daniel Jones and the Giants are one of the biggest surprises of the season so far. While he isn’t a guy who is going to put up massive numbers and light up a scoreboard, he has had a solid floor this season, and he also brings the rushing upside we like. He is averaging 17.1 fantasy points per game this season, and that is exactly the number we would need from him to get a 3x return on investment this week. With a matchup against a Detroit defense that ranks dead last in the league in posits allowed to opposing quarterbacks, there is no reason to think that Jones can’t get to his weekly average in this game.
Pay Up –Nick Chubb – $8,200 – Again, this week, we have a lot of solid RB options at the top this week, but I love the consistency we have seen with Nick Chubb. Even in a game last week with his lowest rushing attempts of the season, Chubb still found the end zone and got 16 fantasy points. He is averaging 21.6 on the season and comes into this matchup against a Buffalo team whose run defense has been a little suspect lately. Buffalo just gave up 119 yards and a touchdown to Dalvin Cook last week, 76 yards and a touchdown to Michael Carter the week before, and 143 yards to Aaron Jones the week before that. I am looking for Chubb to add to his 11 rushing touchdowns this week.
Pay Down – James Robinson. – $5,200 – In his first game as a Jet, Robinson faced this same Patriots team but only got 5 carries after only practicing with the team for a few days after the trade. His workload increased the following week, and now the Jets are coming back off a bye that allowed Robinson more time to learn the playbook and allowed the coaching staff to come up with ways to utilize him in the offense as well. The fact that the Jets went out and acquired Robinson immediately after the Breece Hall injury tells me that they see the value in Robinson and want him to be a part of this offense. With an expected increase in workload and Robinson’s playmaking ability, he could certainly pay off as a solid value for us at this low salary.
Pay Up – CeeDee Lamb – $7,500 – Lamb is another guy who is starting to heat up. He had 11 catches last week on 15 targets and turned took them for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. In his past 3 games with his starting quarterback back in the fold, Lamb has 20 catches, 3 touchdowns and is averaging just under 100 receiving yards per game. This game has potential shootout written all over it, and the Minnesota defense ranks 29th against opposing wide receivers. This is setting up to be another big day for Lamb, and I want to get him in my lineup.
Pay Down – Parris Campbell – $4,300 – While others throw darts at Van Jefferson and Ben Skowronek this week in hopes they pick up some Cooper Kupp volume, I’m going to go with a guy who has already been showing us the volume. Parris Campbell is a guy who is finally breaking out and having Matt Ryan back at quarterback is a big boost for him. In the past 3 games that Ryan has been his quarterback, Campbell has seen 32 targets and has at least 7 catches in each of those games. They should be playing from behind and are playing a Philadelphia defense that has a pair of excellent outside corners, which is why I love Campbell, who runs most of his routes out of the slot. This is the one matchup that Indy has an advantage in the passing game, and Matt Ryan is a veteran and should utilize it often.
*Bonus – Darius Slayton – $5,000 – If you use Daniel Jones and want to stack him with a pass catcher, you can certainly use Slayton at this price. He is showing a solid rapport with Jones and is also the healthiest receiving option on the team also. He is averaging right about 15 fantasy points per game over his last 3 games, and that is exactly the number we need for our 3x return.
Pay Up – T.J. Hockenson – $5,300– With the injuries to some of the top-tier tight ends and Travis Kelce off the main slate, the tight end position becomes a spot to salve some salary, even at the high end. Hockenson is a guy who comes in with the 3rd highest salary on the slate, but it is still super affordable. He has become a big part of the Minnesota offense right away and has seen 19 targets over the past 2 weeks. He had 7 catches last week and 9 the week before, so you love to get that volume out of your tight end. With the volume likely to continue, if Hock can find the end zone this week, he will pay off handsomely at this salary.
Pay Down – Greg Dulcich – $3,800 – This is a play that I LOVVE for tournaments, but I also like as a salary-saving option in our cash game build. With a 1 catch dud last week, and his bye the week before that, people may be forgetting that he put up 3 straight weeks of double-digit fantasy performances prior to the bye. This week sets up to be a great spot for a bounce-back game from Dulcich as he gets to take on a Vegas defense that ranks 27th in the league against opposing tight ends. They are without their leading tackler in linebacker Divine Deablo, and Dulcich could see a few extra targets this week also if Jerry Jeudy can’t play. I love the matchup, I love the value, and I love the hair!
Pay Up – Baltimore – $4,000 – If you have money to blow, use it on Baltimore, who is fresh off a bye and gets to play Baker Mayfield.
Pay Down – Saints – $3,000– They play a Rams team who just lost their best player and is an absolute mess in both the running back room and the wide receiver room. There are enough playmakers on this defense that I like using them in this matchup at this salary.
JB’s Example “Double Up” Lineup:
QB – Daniel Jones
RB – Nick Chubb
RB – James Robinson
WR- CeeDee Lamb
WR- Parris Campbell
WR- Darius Slayton
TE – Greg Dulcich
Flex – Amon-Ra St. Brown
DST – Saints
That will do it for your Week 11 DFS Flash. Thanks for checking in, and I look forward to seeing you here every week to build out a winning DFS lineup. Make sure you check out all the fantastic new tools on Razzball.com and sign up for a FREE TRIAL of the Razzball tools subscription as you get ready to set the rest of your Week 11 fantasy lineups. You are always invited to follow me on Twitter @FantasyCoachJB and ask me any questions you may have. Good luck in your upcoming matchups, and I’ll see you in the winner’s circle!