Daily Fantasy Football Roundtable: Week 11 DraftKings Must-Starts

Every Friday, our contributors give you their must-start or favorite play for the weekend's DraftKings' contests.

Here are our picks for Week 11:

Brendan DonahueJeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (at NO), $4,500

With reports coming out that Giovani Bernard is set to miss another game, Jeremy Hill immediately gets bumped back up into top-10 running back range. While he did severely disappoint owners last week, I believe that was more a by-product of Andy Dalton and how the game transgressed. I would look for him to get back on track this week against the Saints and provide great value for just a $4,500 price tag.

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Sean Beazley — Andy Dalton, QB, Cincinnati Bengals (at NO), $5,600

I think the key to victory this week is going to be finding a QB on the cheap since so many of the big-time QBs are so highly priced. One player I am rolling out in a few GPPs is Andy Dalton. Dalton is just off a miserable outing against ClevelAnd and is price is almost at the site minimum at $5,600. The Bengals could be playing from behind as well since they are playing Drew Brees and the Saints. I believe Dalton is going to have a monster 300/3 (if not better) type of game. Saving money on your QB allows you to load up on some of the higher-tier players like Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham. I will be playing a lot of double-TE lineups this week as I expect both to be two of the highest scorers this week.

Ryan WattersonRyan Mathews, RB, San Diego Chargers (vs. OAK), $4,500

Returning from injury, Mathews is expected to regain his lead-back role in wake of Branden Oliver's recent struggles. A game against the Raiders is a nice welcome back gift for Mathews. Oakland is one of the worst teams in the league against the run, and coming off a three-game slide, I expect the Chargers to return to a heavy run game approach. The key here is the low salary for what could be high-end RB2 numbers this week.

Dan Yanotchko — Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots (at IND), $7,900

The player I have to have in all my DraftKings lineups this week is Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots. Gronkowski has been a beast as of late, and his stat lines have certainly signaled a return to health, as he has 49 receptions, 663 yards, and eight touchdowns on the year. The Colts have also been very generous to opposing tight ends this year, giving up an eighth-worst 15.1 FPS per game, and six touchdowns so far. I know that he has quite the high value this week, but this game against the Colts will be a shootout, and he will have 10-plus targets.

Kevin HansonAntonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (at TEN), $7,800

Coming off his worst game of the season, Brown fumbled twice (his only two of the season) and finished with eight receptions for a season-low 74 yards. With full point-per-reception scoring and a three-point bonus at 100 receiving yards, Brown's floor is incredibly high with at least 5/74 in all 10 games and an average of 7.9 receptions (on 11.2 targets) for 107.0 yards per game and eight total touchdowns. With 31-plus fantasy points in four of 10 games, Brown offers significant upside despite possessing a high floor. With four receivers more expensive than Brown, he is a relative value as my top-ranked PPR receiver. [Lastly, Brown plays on MNF giving owners the ability to make up some ground, if necessary, in their contests.]

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