Yahoo DFS Picks Week 11: NFL DFS lineup advice for daily fantasy football GPP tournaments

We’re running with a three-headed backfield as the spine of our lineup this week. Christian McCaffrey and Dalvin Cook command a hefty chunk of salary, but there are some enticing mid-priced, high-upside players available, too. Per usual, we’re accepting the volatility that comes with an all-or-nothing GPP approach for our Week 11 Yahoo DFS lineup.

Again, since we’re playing in GPP tournaments, a lot of our selections are boom-or-bust by nature. We’d rather fall flat than making “safe” picks and end up with a lineup incapable of paying off huge if things go right.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Before we break down our picks, just a reminder of some key rules for Yahoo DFS. It’s essentially the same as FanDuel, with four-point passing TDs and half-point PPR.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Yahoo DFS Picks Week 11: NFL DFS lineup for GPP tournaments

Sunday main slate, $200 budget, no more than six players from the same team.

WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel

  • Perhaps the Bengals aren’t quite on the trajectory they appeared to be after spanking the division-rival Ravens in Week 7. We’re going to bet on Burrow and Co. nonetheless. Burrow has thrown for three touchdowns in three of the past four games, and if the Raiders continue to unravel, he should be able to deliver another strong performance.

  • McCaffrey didn’t waste much time reestablishing himself as the game’s premier back. He turned 23 touches into 161 total yards and 21.1 fantasy points in Week 10. Cam Newton is expected to start this week, and even though he’s only a fraction of what he once was, he still represents an upgrade over Sam Darnold and P.J. Walker. He’ll help open things up for McCaffrey and the offense overall.

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  • The Packers certainly know they will be in for a healthy serving of Cook, who has progressively improved his output since making his return from injury on Halloween. He totaled six touchdowns across two matchups again Green Bay in 2020, so the Packers won’t necessarily be successful in stopping what they see coming. Anytime Cook is available at a relative discount, it’s too enticing of a proposition to pass up.

  • It appears as if the Titans are still figuring out how to navigate life without Derrick Henry. That new reality was supposed to place Brown in the spotlight — and it still may — but that hasn’t been the case up to this point. Brown has totaled 9.5 fantasy points in two games post-Henry injury. The Texans will certainly dedicate coverage and schematics to slowing Brown, but they won’t have a Jalen Ramsey or Marshon Lattimore at their disposal.

  • Waddle has reached double-digit targets in three of his past five games, and the Dolphins should find enough room against a poor Jets defense to incorporate him heavily again this week. Over that same five-game stretch, Waddle finished with 10-plus fantasy points three times. We’re hoping he can approach the 20-point mark, something that may require a touchdown.

  • Aiyuk’s Week 10 performance — three catches, 26 yards — is underwhelming on the surface, but he still played 90 percent of the snaps and drew 21 percent of the targets. The 49ers attempted just 19 passes, so opportunities were limited in the passing game. Aiyuk brings some Deebo Samuel-esque traits and upside to the table, and at $16, he’s worth the investment this week.

  • Knox was virtually nonexistent from a fantasy perspective last week in his return to action following a two-game absence. The Bills eased him back into action, giving him his second-fewest snaps of the year (49) that yielded a paltry 2.2 fantasy points. The Colts have struggled against the tight end position, so this is a prime spot for Knox to get back on a roll.

  • Dillon will be among the most popular plays this week, but DFS players don’t need to go out of their way to avoid chalk. Aaron Jones is set to miss at least one week with an MCL sprain, and a multi-week absence is possible, so Dillon will have the backfield to himself. Dillon shouldn’t have too much trouble acclimating to the larger role. He’s handled double-digit touches five times this season and delivered a big performance when Jones missed Week 16 in 2020.

  • It’s fair to doubt the Chiefs. After all, beating a struggling Raiders team doesn’t erase the memories of serving up 29-plus points in their first five games, and totaling 13 fantasy points over that stretch. In their most recent five games, however, they’ve only allowed 20-plus points once and have totaled 35 fantasy points. The Cowboys aren’t a team to pick on, but we’ll take our chances given the minimum price tag.

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