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DraftKings NFL Week 11 Picks & Sleepers: Target the Cowboys, Vikings Shootout

Fellas! How much do we love Justin Fields?! A ton! Thank you CJay for blessing us all with his talent and presence and for lining our pickets with good money. It’s nice to see Fields come through again while Saquon Barkley and Jeff Wilson delivered massive performances on the day. The Sun God continued to impress with his insane target numbers, and what do you know, maybe the luckiest defensive touchdown of all time scored by the Vikings turned them from duds to absolute studs at near minimum value.

Let’s ride!

QUARTERBACKS

Justin Fields $7,600 (at ATL)

That Fields’ so hot right now! Hot might be an understatement of how good Justin Fields has been. Fields is putting the offense on his back while racking up massive fantasy numbers — especially on the ground. He comes back home to Georgia, facing a Falcons team that passed on him on draft night in what could be a giant “F-you” middle finger spite game. There’s no reason to think he’ll slow down now.

Dak Prescott $6,600 (at MIN)

Back-to-back 20-plus point games for Dak since his first game back from injury. Prescott is finding his groove and picking up his touchdown numbers as he climbs back toward fantasy QB1 range. This matchup with the Vikings has big point total potential in what could be a back-and-forth affair.

Marcus Mariota $5,500 (vs CHI)

On the flip side of Fields here, Marcus Mariota could be a pivot play at quarterback if you want to save some cash. His rushing upside is very tantalizing for this price, especially when he’s playing a very bad Bears defense. While he’s been hit-or-miss, this opportunity almost looks too good for Mariota to miss, as everyone has taken advantage of Chicago’s defense.

Other intriguing options:

Baker Mayfield $5,000 (vs BAL)

RUNNING BACKS

Saquon Barkley $8,900 (vs DET)

Last week against the Texans, Saquon Barkley ran the ball 35 (!!!!) times. Clearly, he’s focal point of the Giants’ offense and he should see high volume once again as a home favorite over the Lions. Hopefully, his receiving numbers come back up after a one-catch game, but I’d say you can pencil Barkley in for AT LEAST 25 touches this week against a bad team in what could be a sneaky high-scoring game.

Jonathan Taylor $7,800 (vs PHI)

Finally healthy, Jonathan Taylor showed why he was the No. 1 pick in most leagues. With former offensive lineman Jeff Saturday now calling the shots, it seems like he wants to establish the run and play tough football. The Colts may not be tanking after all and it starts with their star running back who should find success against an Eagles defense that’s struggled to defend the run while Jordan Davis is out.

Cordarrelle Patterson $6,200 (vs CHI)

A lot of DFS players could be playing David Montgomery this week with a full workload on deck against the Falcons. However, I’m going to pivot to the other side of the ball to Cordarrelle Patterson, who is coming off a tough Week 10 game against the Panthers in a monsoon. Arthur Smith is one of the more annoying coaches with his running back committee and unwillingness to throw his studs the football, but Patterson should still do damage against the Bears. I’ll take Patterson over Monty here.

Kenyan Drake $5,900 (vs CAR)

I hate this backfield. One week it’s this guy, the next week it’s someone else, and then it’s back to the original guy. With Gus Edwards out of the lineup, Kenyan Drake has been the guy and looks like he should be the guy moving forward. Edwards will likely be back in the lineup this week after missing time with a hamstring injury, but I would expect John Harbaugh to ease him back into the script. With Baltimore being a heavy favorite, expect a heavy dose of Drake on Sunday.

Other intriguing options:

Rhamondre Stevenson $6,700 (vs NYJ), David Montgomery $6,100 (at ATL), D’Onta Foreman $5,900 (at BAL), Devin Singletary $5,800 (vs CLE), Brian Robinson $5,300 (at HOU)

WIDE RECEIVERS

CeeDee Lamb $7,500 (at MIN)

Yes, CeeDee Lamb just went off in Week 10 and it’s usually hard to replicate that kind of success. But this matchup against the Vikings has high-scoring potential with Lamb and Justin Jefferson facing off in a battle between two of the top teams in the NFC. The Cowboys are going to have to air it out to keep pace with the Vikings’ offense and there hasn’t been much aerial production outside of Lamb and Dalton Schultz.

Cortland Sutton $6,000 (vs LV)

Have Russel Wilson and the Broncos’ offense struggled? Absolutely. However, this week could be a fantastic get-right spot against a bad Raiders defense. The injury to Jerry Jeudy opens up a significant target share for Sutton in Denver’s offense and he could turn into the target hog that we all thought he would be entering this season. Last week, Sutton saw 11 targets and while he only snagged six for 66 yards, I like the spot here.

Terry McLaurin $5,900 (at HOU)

All he needed was a quarterback and Terry McLaurin has that now in the form of Taylor Heinicke. He’s averaging 93.5 yards per game in Heinicke’s four starts and he gets a juicy matchup against struggling rookie cornerback Derek Stingley. McLaurin is an elite talent and Heinicke has the balls to take deep shot after deep shot.

Allen Robinson $5,600 (at NO)

While we all mourn the loss of Cooper Kupp, Matthew Stafford now turns to Allen Robinson to be his No. 1 wideout. Stafford peppers his WR1 and Robinson now has a real chance to make things right for his fantasy owners. Expect a ton of volume for A-Rob with Kupp on the shelf.

Donovan Peoples-Jones $4,600 (at BUF)

DPJ has had four straight double-digit DK point games and continues this bizarre trend of being the Browns’ WR1 in road games. With this matchup moving indoors to Detroit, Peoples-Jones has a chance to make magic once again in what should be a weird neutral environment away from Bills Mafia. DPJ is still cheap and he comes with massive big-play potential against a secondary that’s vulnerable to the big play. There’s also a good chance of a positive game script for the Browns’ passing attack.

Other intriguing options:

Tee Higgins $7,100 (at PIT), Chris Olave $6,800 (vs LAR), DJ Moore $5,700 (at BAL), Darnell Mooney $5,400 (at ATL), Garrett Wilson $4,900 (at NE), Parris Campbell $4,300 (vs PHI), Nico Collins $4,100 (vs WAS), Ben Skowronek $3,900 (at NO)

TIGHT ENDS

Dalton Schultz $4,300 (at MIN)

Dalton Schultz is super dependent on his quarterback play. With Dak Prescott under center, he’s arguably a top-five tight end and without him, he’s invisible. Schultz has top-tier volume racking up yardage and is generally second on the totem pole behind Lamb. This is a big-time game with the Vikings that should produce plenty of points.

Tyler Conklin $3,400 (at NE)

Coming off a down game, Tyler Conklin looks to replicate his monster Week 8 game against the Patriots when he put up 6-79-2 on 10 targets. Corey Davis’ absence should also open a nice target-share chunk in the passing game.

Other intriguing options:

Cole Kmet $4,100 (at ATL), Foster Moreau $3,700 (at DEN), Juwan Johnson $3,100 (vs LAR), Jack Stoll $2,500 (at IND)

DEFENSE

Washington Commanders $3,100 (at HOU)

The Commanders’ defense held the Eagles in relative check and forced a handful of turnovers. Now, they get a fantastic matchup with a Texans offense that hasn’t exactly hung crooked numbers on the scoreboard. The Washington pass rush could do some numbers against Davis Mills this Sunday.

New York Jets $2,800 (at NE)

This is a big-time divisional/rivalry game here with both teams coming off of a bye. On one hand, you have the Jets defense that is absolutely humming and just held Josh Allen and the Bills intact while upsetting the AFC favorites. On the flip side, the Patriots’ offense has looked terrible with little to no signs of upside.

Other intriguing options:

Denver Broncos $3,500 (vs LV), New Orleans Saints $3,000 (vs LAR)

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