“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 11 2022 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2021, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 11 of the 2022 season!
As usual, before we get to winning you more bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 11 of the 2022 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
As per usual, I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome.
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games and player props for Week 11 contests, along with they’re prices.
- For those new to this column, note that I never advocate against you paying up at any particular position for DFS. We all know that the likes of Patrick Mahomes are probably going to have the most consistent upside in terms of potential fantasy points from week to week. But remember that DFS is a salary cap game. You can feel free to sprinkle high priced players into your lineups, but you can’t pay up at every position because there’s simply not enough salary to go around. I try my best each week to provide my thoughts on how you might want to balance your cash lineups in terms of points potential and salary.
- My approach to DFS in Week 11 is to pay down at QB and WR and anchor my team with a stud RB. There also appears to be some decent values at TE.
- No “Free Square of the Week”™ this week but do like the value you get from Tyler Higbee. With Cooper Kupp out, there’s more targets to go around and Higbee managed to catch all 8 targets for 71 yards in Week 10. He’s averaging 44.7 yards per away game, so there’s good opportunity to take advantage of his low pricing on Draft Kings and Yahoo.
- The Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings game has the second highest over/under (48.5) of any game this Sunday, the Vikings have just the 29th ranked defense in the NFL so I’m really in on the Cowboys this weekend, and in particular the passing offense seeing as how the Vikings are also just 29th defending the pass. This means I’m in on Dak Prescott, CeeDee Lamb and Tony Pollard (assuming Zeke Elliott remains out), in that order. The Vikings have allowed the fourth-most passing yards per game to opposing QBs this season (262.9) and 2.4 touchdowns per game, so there’s lots of reasons to love the Cowboys offense this week. With the Vikings, I don’t mind playing Justin Jefferson since he’s on fire, but will likely fade the rest.
- UPDATE – With Ezekiel Elliott returning this week, I’d fade Tony Pollard in cash games, but continue to consider him in GPPs.
- Daniel Jones gets Detroit this week, who have the last ranked defense in the NFL and recently allowed big games to mobile QBs Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Fields, which is something that Jones can also take advantage of. Jones has the 4th most rush yards among QBs this season, so he should have a solid floor along with terrific TD upside.
- And speaking of the Giants, my favorite RB of the week is Saquon Barkley. The Lions have allowed the 2nd most rush yards to opposing teams per game this year, and Barkley currently has the most rush yards (103) on the 2nd most carries (22) per game of any player in the NFL. He’s expensive, but he’s my favorite spend of the weekend.
- I’m on board with Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson this week as well, particularly with JD McKissic going on IR for a neck injury. The Texans lead the league in yards (1,407) and rushing touchdowns (13) allowed, so there’s certainly lots of upside here.
- Ja’Marr Chase is still out, so I’m in on both Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. Both have been getting plenty of targets over the last two games, with Higgens getting 14 and Boyd getting 11, and both have TD and big play upside. The Steelers have allowed the 3rd most passing yards per game and a league-leading 17 TDs to opposing WRs, so I like their chances.
- If you want to pay up at QB, feel free to go back to Justin Fields who’s been the top fantasy scorer on average over the last 4 weeks and he faces the Falcons 31st ranked defense. But I’d rather get in on his much cheaper weapons Cole Kmett and Darnell Mooney since I’d expect the Falcons to go all in on trying to stop Fields from running. And since Khalil Herbert is on IR, I’m also in on David Montgomery this week who is also cheaply priced.
Good luck everyone with your Week 11 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 12 Cash Lineup suggestions!