Every Sunday in the weekly fantasy chats, I get asked about my favorite plays of the week or who is my player pool that weekend for DFS.
This article series covers exactly that.
I will go through the players I am targeting as core plays for all formats here. I will cover tournament plays and games to target for stacks in other posts.
The idea is that this will paint a clearer picture of framing lineups.
Week 11 DFS Content:
Our core players are the players that we will have the most exposure to in their positions.
They can be played in cash games and tournaments and are the players we are primarily building our lineups with.
I will have some analysis on the player selections and game writeups, but check out the Week 11 Worksheet for a fully detailed breakdown of the players and games.
Tua Tagovailoa ($7,700 DraftKings/$8,400 FanDuel)
The Dolphins have scored 31 or more points in all four of their games at home this season.
When kept clean, Tagovailoa is averaging 9.2 yards per pass attempt with a 118.0 rating. 17 of his 19 touchdown passes have come without pressure.
The Raiders are 18th in pressure rate (34.3%).
The Raiders also have had a soft schedule over the past several weeks.
They have faced Jared Goff in Week 8, but outside of that game, Las Vegas has faced Jordan Love, Mac Jones, Tyson Bagent, Tommy DeVito (after Daniel Jones left), and Zach Wilson.
Slowing down this Miami passing game will be their largest test since early in the season when they allowed Josh Allen to complete 31-of-37 passes with three touchdowns.
Dak Prescott ($7,300/$8,500)
Prescott is the hottest quarterback in the NFL right now.
Over his past four games, he has closed as QB1, QB3, QB2, and QB1 for fantasy.
Over that span, Prescott leads the league with 9.7 yards per pass attempt, and 12 passing touchdowns.
We have also seen Dallas keep their foot on the gas through the air in two blowouts over that span against the Rams and Giants if you are concerned about the game script limiting action which has been common against Carolina.
Carolina is a pass defense that is not scary at all on a per-dropback level, just nobody ever has to throw against them.
The Panthers are 21st in the league in passing points allowed per attempt (0.413) but face just 28.1 pass attempts per game (third fewest) since they are consistently getting flooded on the scoreboard.
Only two quarterbacks have scored more points than what they have averaged entering the week against Carolina, but those have been two big ones. Those were Jared Goff (27.4 points) and Tua Tagovailoa (22.5 points).
Carolina is 30th in the league in terms of pressure rate (30.0%).
When Prescott has not been pressured over his past four games, has completed 71.7% of his passes for 8.7 Y/A, 10 touchdowns, and a league-high 121.8 rating.