Fantasy Football: NFL Daily Fantasy Picks Week 11

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Nov 8, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback

Kirk Cousins

(8) makes a pass during the second quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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Most weeks I fail to take my own advice after writing this column for some strange reason. Last weekend I had Kirk Cousins listed as the top quarterback play on my board considering his price. You would think that I would have played him in a majority of my daily fantasy football lineups this past week, it only makes sense. When it came down to building my rosters I went heavy on Aaron Rodgers and Cam Newton figuring that they were “safer” plays than rolling out Cousins. Neither Rodgers or Newton had bad games necessarily, but Cousins ended his day with a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating and a 29 point day.

The lesson here is that even though sometimes its easy to second guess yourself, roll out the guys that make the most sense after doing the research. Just because a play seems glaringly obvious, it doesn’t mean you should try to poke holes in it and out smart the other players. The Saints secondary would probably struggle defending a high school team right now. Cousins and his 29 point day would have been the perfect way to start building that tournament winning lineup and the cost savings from the other top quarterbacks would have given you a ton of flexibility.

Despite hitting big on Cousins and his favorite target Jordan Reed, my picks had a bit of a down week. My quarterback plays weren’t bad as a whole despite Newton and Bortles having less than spectacular games. Running back this week was full of landmine’s and all three of my primary picks flopped in great match ups. Wide receivers were pretty solid with the exception of Stefon Diggs, who never really got anything going battling the weather as Minnesota went completely ground heavy. All in all, not one of the better weeks I have had writing this column. Excited to get back at it this week and do better with this one.

If you have any suggestions or comments for me on these articles, please leave them. I would love to hear some feedback on how you are using these articles and also if there are some different things you might want to see. With that said, lets take a look at this slate.

DISCLAIMER – Salary cap numbers are based on FanDuel’s pricing for this week.

On to the picks!

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