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 the tournament plays for all formats here. I will cover core players 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:
It is not that all tournament players cannot be used in cash games. If a player here works out for your team structure in cash games surrounding your primary core, use them.
These players just come with some element of inherent risk, but they are the primary players I still want to be ahead of the field on compared to the percentage of rosters they are projected to make this weekend.
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.
Sam Howell ($6,300 DraftKings/$7,700 FanDuel)
Closing as QB4 (24.2 points) last week, Howell has now been the QB13 or higher in eight games this season.
One of the weeks in which Howell gave as a dud was in this matchup in Week 7.
Howell and Washington have gone in a different direction while the Giants have plummeted into the abyss. I expect Howell to bounce back and have a stronger game at home in this rematch.
In that matchup, Howell was sacked six times. He has been sacked seven times over the past three weeks as Washington has transitioned to a shorter passing game.
Over the past three weeks, Howell has thrown just 50.4% of his passes over five yards downfield, 23rd in the league. That rate was 58.2% before, which was 13th.
Howell has gone from 2.72 seconds per pass attempt (20th) down to 2.65 seconds to throw (12th).
When these teams played in Week 7, Howell was just 10-of-21 (47.6%) with a 49.9 rating against the blitz.
Over the past three weeks, he is 25-of-32 (78.1%) with a 122.1 rating against the blitz.
The Giants are now allowing 12.3 yards per completion (30th) and 7.7 yards per pass attempt (28th).
Kyler Murray ($6,100/$7,600)
Murray checked off several boxes we were looking for in his first start of the season.
Arizona’s 5.9 yards per play were their most in a game since Week 3.
65.3% of their yardage gained came via passing, their second-highest rate in a game this season and highest since Week 4.
They scored their most points in a game since Week 3.
Murray had no lingering issues with mobility. He scrambled twice for 20 yards, rushing six times for 33 yards and a touchdown in total.
Houston has allowed a QB1 scorer in four of their past five games, which includes Desmond Ridder (26.2 points), Derek Carr (16.3 points), and Baker Mayfield (19.0 points) outside of Joe Burrow (19.9 points) last week.