Fantasy Football: NFL Daily Fantasy Picks Week 11

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Nov 8, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver

Michael Crabtree

(15) scores on a thirty-eight yard touchdown pass against Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker

Lawrence Timmons

(94) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 38-35. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


Michael Crabtree ($6500) Raiders @ Lions – The Lions gave us the illusion last week that their defense may have shown some improvement during their bye week. They still rank as one of the worst teams in the league against the pass and despite a pretty strong showing against Green Bay are vulnerable through the air. One strong point of the Lions defense this year though has been corner Darius Slay. He grades out as one of the best corners in football right now and there is talk that he will be shadowing Amari Cooper Sunday. Crabtree becomes the default #1 option through the air if Cooper has difficulty finding space against Slay. Crabtree has excellent chemistry with Derek Carr and has been a reliable source of catches all season long. Crabtree should be able to find enough space to break 100 yards and find the end zone as well.

Danny Amendola ($6100) Patriots vs. Bills – Julian Edelman has been Tom Brady’s go to wide receiver the past few years using the short pass as an extension of the New England ground attack. Edelman most likely won’t return this season and Amendola is going to be asked to immediately step in and fill those shoes. Fortunately, Amendola could literally wear Edelman’s jersey and most people wouldn’t be able to tell much of a difference. He came on in relief of Edelman last week and caught 10 passes. The Bills corners are fairly tough but their coverage in the middle has been bad. Amendola’s price is higher than I expected it to be following this change, but I still think he can easily surpass value especially in point per reception leagues.

Stevie Johnson ($5600) Chargers vs. Chiefs – Johnson has become the the top receiver option in San Diego as both Keenan Allen and Malcolm Floyd have sustained serious injuries. Despite the big increase in role, Johnson’s price remains very low and he is both a safe cash play and a tournament option as well. The Chiefs have defended the run really well but have allowed the third most points to the wide receiver position. Phillip Rivers and the Chargers continue to air it out at a near record pace and Johnson should see double digit targets this week. If he can catch 6 or 7 passes, he should easily surpass value.

Others I Like – Calvin Johnson ($8100), Jarvis Landry ($7200), Mike Evans ($8000)

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