“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Week 11 2023 Cash Games
By Ha Kung Wong
In 2022, we were over 70% for cash lineups again and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 11 of the 2023 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!
And as we did last year, we’re also adding our top two player prop picks to help you win even MORE money!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 11 of the 2023 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 and Christian McCaffrey 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 up for at least one RB to anchor your team and fill up on value at WR and DEF with a mid-priced QB option (except for Yahoo where Dak Prescott is underpriced).
- The “Free Square of the Week”™ is Devin Singletary. In Week 10, Singletary stepped in again for Dameon Pierce and had a whopping 30 carries for a career-high 150 yards. Pierce is out again with the lingering ankle injury, so Singletary gets a crack at the Arizona Cardinals defense that allows the 3rd most fantasy points to running backs. Don’t overthink it, lock him in and enjoy the savings.
- Speaking of the Texans, the Cardinals @ Texans game has the highest over/under of the weekend slate (48.5) and a spread of 6, so I’m in on most skill players here, including Kylar Murray, Trey McBride, Marquise Brown and John Conner, in that order, for the Cardinals and Nico Collins, Tank Dell, C.J. Stroud, and Dalton Shultz, in that order, for the Texans.
- Kylar Murray in particular is a good deal at his depressed pricing after finally getting back to the field last week. Murray didn’t throw a TD but was still a top-13 fantasy QB with 249 passing yards, 33 rush yards and a rushing TD. Perhaps even more encouraging is that Murray hit his fastest top speed in a game since 2021. The rushing floor alone makes for a nice DFS play, and both Brown and Conner should benefit from the increased offensive tempo.
- The Texans have the second most passing yards per game of any team this season (274.3), and rookie CJ Stroud is on a heater over the last 2 games, averaging a ridiculous 413 passing yards over that span. That’s a lot of yards to go around. Nico Collins, Tank Dell and Dalton Shultz are healthy, and Noah Brown is at best going to be limited, so I like the opportunity.
- The Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions game has the second highest over/under of the weekend (48.5) and a spread of 7.5, so I’m in on most skill players here as well, including D.J. Moore and Justin Fields, in that order, against a Lions defense that is just 20th against the pass and Amon-Ra St. Brown, Jahmyr Gibbs, Sam LaPorta and Jared Goff, in that order, particularly since the Bears defense is ranked just 26th against the pass.
- Moore was the No. 4 fantasy receiver over the first 5 weeks with Justin Fields, averaging 106.2 yards with 5 TDs. Moore is in a good spot with Fields back and facing a Detroit defense that allows the 10th most fantasy points to WRs.
- Gibbs is also in a particularly good spot with the Bears defense allowing the fewest YPC but the most receiving yards per game to running backs. Gibbs is killing on pass plays, and that shouldn’t stop here.
- Christian McCaffrey has been incredible this year, having his first game without a TD last week after having 17 straight. CMC has the 3rd most rush yards (83), rushing TDs (1), receiving yards (37.66) and 2nd most receiving TDs (0.44) per game among all RBs in the league. You can’t ask for better consistency, particularly now that he gets to face a Buccaneers defense that’s ranked just 24th overall.
- And an effective CMC means that Brock Purdy also gets a lift, coming off the bye last week to get the 49ers back on track by completing 19 of 26 passes for 296 yards and 3 TDs. Having a healthy Deebo Samuel back on the field also helps. Now he faces the Bucs defense that’s second to last defending the pass, so feel free to add him to your lineups.
- The Cowboys destroyed the Giants defense last week with 6 different players scoring a TD and it’s now the Commanders turn to do the same. Sam Howell likes to spread the ball around, and no team has dropped back more this season (444). Jahan Dotson had a down game in Week 10 but had TDs the previous 2 weeks, averaging 88.5 yards on 9 targets over that span. I like his chances to get a few opportunities this week, particularly for his dirt-cheap pricing.
- On defense, I love taking value and paying down, which means I like the San Francisco 49ers Defense, which is discounted on Yahoo and FanDuel and gets to face a Buccaneers offense that’s ranked just 22nd overall. On Draft Kings, I’m looking at the solid New York Jets Defense facing a struggling Bills team and priced near minimum.
Good luck everyone with your Week 11 Cash Lineups, and I’ll see you next week for some Week 12 Cash Lineup suggestions!