NFL Week 11 is just about here. The top salary-cost quarterbacks on DraftKings for NFL Week 11 are Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Alex Smith, Matthew Stafford, and Jared Goff make up the rest of the Top 5. As always, I list the 4 QB options that I believe offer value.
NFL Week 11 Top Fantasy QBs
1. Tom Brady, $7,400, New England vs Oakland
2. Drew Brees, $6,800, New Orleans vs Washington
3. Alex Smith, $6,700, Kansas City at New York Giants
4. Matthew Stafford, $6,600, Detroit at Chicago
5. Jared Goff, $6,500, L.A. Rams at Minnesota
Most Overpriced Salary
Drew Brees, $6,800, New Orleans avs Washington
I'm a Saints fan. But, even I know that Drew Brees offers zero value based on his salary. Drew's only thrown for over 300 yards twice this season. He did it versus Green Bay in Week 7. He did it versus New England in Week 2. Brees is on pace for, possibly, 25 TD passes.
Why? It's because the Saints have developed the best rushing attack in the NFL. Brees does what he must to get the Saints' the “W”.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Tom Brady, $7,400, New England vs Oakland
Tom Brady ranks first in passing yards per game at 301.6. The Patriots' offense is based on Brady throwing the football to TE Rob Gronkowski and then one of his wide receivers, Phillip Dorsett or Brandin Cooks. New England doesn't rush the football nearly as much as a team like New Orleans does.
Terrific Tom has thrown 19 TD passes this season. Oakland's defense allows 361.1 total yards per game. 244.6 of those yards are passing yards.
NFL Week 11 QB Options
Derek Carr, $6,400, Oakland vs New England
The Patriots remain the 32nd ranked defense in the NFL based on yards allowed. Opposing quarterbacks throw for 287.2 yards versus New England's secondary. Derek Carr could easily eclipse the 400 yards mark in this game on Sunday. At only a $6,400 salary, Carr's looking like an exceptional value play at QB.
Eli Manning, $5,700, New York Giants vs Kansas City
Sure, the New York Giants might be the worst team in the NFL. Still, Eli can sling it all over the field versus a KC defense that gives up close to 260 passing yards per game. We know Alex Smith is going to have his way with the Giants' horrible defense.
It's just a question of whether Eli gets his way with KC's D. If the Giants hope to keep it close, Eli's going to have to.
Jay Cutler, $5,400, Miami vs Tampa Bay
Cutler has some skills left. His TD to INT ratio is 5 to 1 in Miami's last 2 games. That's a fairly exceptional TD to INT ratio. Cutler could end up bombing the Buccaneers with TD pass after TD pass. Tampa's defense ranks 29th versus the pass. The Buccaneers allow 266.4 passing yards per game.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, $5,300, Tampa Bay at Miami
Fitzpatrick played horribly versus the Jets in NFL Week 10. No worries. He could step it up at a huge salary discount in Week 11. How? Tampa's best wide receiver, Mike Evans, gets back onto the football field. I think Fitz has a shot to turn around his bad form in Miami on Sunday.