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Last week we did pretty well suggesting Dak Prescott and D'Ernest Johnson who did well without killing your salary cap. Let's hope we get things right this week as well. Also, I will post in the comments if there are any major changes to my suggestions come Sunday.
Josh Allen ($8,800) and Dak Prescott ($8,400) have plus matchups facing the 29th and 31st defense against the position, and my lean again this week is going to be Dak. That should be a high-scoring game, and if the Chiefs have righted the ship, it should be a shootout. Weather could also play a factor here in Buffalo for Josh Allen.
If I'm going to the mid-tier options, Cam Newton ($7,500) peaks my interest. I'm not thrilled that P.J. Walker might get snaps, but that information might make Cam a contrarian play. The WFT will be without Chase Young and has been a disappointment going 30th against the quarterback spot.
If you told me in August that I'd be writing Week 11 about Joe Flacco ($6,300), I would have told you that you're crazy, yet here we are. Flacco won't kill your salary cap and there's a passage here to pairing him with a wide receiver (Elijah Moore $5,900, Corey Davis $6,400, Jamison Crowder $5,700) that could lead to a big payday in a GPP.
Count me in on the AJ Dillon ($7,000) bandwagon this weekend. He's going to get 15-plus touches for the Packers, and the Vikings rank 21st against opposing running backs this season. Dillon has six targets in the passing game, and Aaron Rodgers will always take what the defense gives him — in this case it's likely challenging the Packers' running game. I see double-digit fantasy points easily here for Dillon.
Another player who will be in the mix Sunday is the Titan's D'Onta Foreman ($6,200). He logged 13 touches last week (11 carries, two catches) and should continue to see that type of workload with Derrick Henry out. He doesn't kill any salary cap, and the matchup against the Houston Texans is a plus matchup for any running back. This seems like another week to be more economical at the running back position.
Among the elite wide receivers, it's hard to ignore Stefon Diggs ($8,100). The Bills might have finally learned throwing the ball to him is a good thing (26.2 fantasy points Week 10), and he's hit double-digit fantasy points in five of his last six games, showing consistency and a solid floor. The Colts rank 20th against the pass and have to go on the road for this game.
The Titans aren't a great matchup for Brandin Cooks ($6,600), but you can't overlook his 35 targets (albeit in a small sample) in three games this season with Tyrod Taylor. The Texans have had brutal matchups for wide receivers against opposing defenses, yet Cooks has had 13.4 fantasy points or more in five of his nine games this season.
I plan on making lineups with both George Kittle ($6,800) and Darren Waller ($6,700), as they won't kill your salary cap. Kittle has been a monster since returning from injury with 13.5 and 17.1 fantasy points in his last two games, and Waller faces the Bengals who are 24th in the league against the pass. I prefer Kittle over Waller, but again, I'll use both in tournaments lineups.
I have a bias toward Dawson Knox ($5,600) as a Bills fan, but let me back that up with some facts. He's had 12.9 fantasy points in three of his seven games this season and has become a favorite of Josh Allen in the red zone. He's another week removed from being injured, so he should improve on his 2.2 fantasy-point performance from last week. Recency bias will make him low-owned in both cash and tournaments.
I'm not sure I've ever written this much about the tight end position, but it seems like a good week to do so. Dan Arnold ($5,400) has become a favorite target of Trevor Lawrence and has 25 targets over the last three weeks. The 49ers aren't a great matchup, but they have to travel across the country, and Arnold has at least eight or more fantasy points in his last three games.
My Buffalo Bills ($4,500) are more cost-effective than the Cleveland Browns ($5,000) despite averaging the most fantasy points (11.66) of any defense. They're at home (typically a good place for any defense), and I don't trust Carson Wentz who has only one game of more than 300 passing yards this season.