Week 11 DFS Plays: Sterling Shepard injury and bad weather change Sunday landscape
Heath Cummings is looking at more of a stars and scrubs approach this week because of how much he loves the stars this week.
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Sunday Morning Update:
Sterling Shepard is likely not going to play. I'm obviously off of him. I'm also off any other Giant besides Evan Engram.
The weather is brutal in New York, Cleveland, Chicago and Green Bay. Here are the plays you might have considered that I'm avoiding: Eli Manning, Blake Bortles, Marvin Jones and Marqise Lee. I'm also staying away from all eight kickers in those four games. I would not worry about the tight ends in those games, in fact they may get a small upgrade.
There are more ways than one to skin a cat.
What a strange thing to say. I can't imagine how or why the first person who came up with it did so. Attempts to answer that question did not resolve my curiosity. But there it is. A true statement.
And one that applies to almost everything, including DFS. There are more ways than one to build a lineup. This week, I'm going with the stars and scrubs approach.
While I'm generally a fan of balanced lineup building in NFL contests, I find myself far too enamored by stars like Tom Brady, Kareem Hunt and Mike Evans this week to settle for balance. That means we're going to need a couple of scrubs by price, but not by performance.
At running back, the two best options play on the same team. Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead are both $5,700 on FanDuel and Burkhead is only $3,600 on DraftKings. Both have a prime matchup against the Raiders in a game that I expect to be the highest scoring of the weekend. Burkhead is a better stack play with Brady because of his involvement in the passing game, but a Brady/Lewis combo should have less exposure in tournaments. If you need to go even cheaper on FanDuel, T.J. Yeldon is just $4,900 and Leonard Fournette missed practice on Friday.
At wide receiver Dontrelle Inman ($4,900, $3,200) is my clear favorite. In his first game with his new team he caught six passes for 88 yards on eight targets. I expect him to be the No. 1 option for the Bears rest of season and I also expect his price to approach $6,000 before it's all said and done.
Playing any two of those scrubs will allow you to play all the stars you want in DFS this week.
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