Drew Brees (5%) – I like Brees a lot in tournaments this week. He hasn’t done a whole lot this year in terms of fantasy production but that should change this week against Washington. We just saw Case Keenum put up a huge 4 touchdown game against them and if Keenum can do it, Brees can do it.
Jared Goff (2.5%) – I’m not a huge fan of Goff this week, but he will be low-owned and has weekly 3 touchdown upside which is why I’m mentioning him. Goff has looked great the past couple of weeks and he hasn’t scored under 26.5 FDP in his last two games. Minnesota has a solid defense, but allowed 28.5 Fanduel points to Kirk Cousins last week. He’s not my favorite play this week, but he will be low-owned and is a sneaky GPP play.
Ryan Fitzpatrick (2.5%) – Fitzpatrick is my favorite GPP quarterback this week. The Dolphins defense is ranked 31st in QB rating and completion percentage and Fitzpatrick will be lower owned due to his poor performance last week. He is in a great spot with the return of Mike Evans and I think he could finish the week as a top 5 fantasy QB.
Chris Thompson (5%) – Rob Kelly is out and that makes me super excited for the fact that Thompson is so fun to watch. He has explosive big play potential and will receive his fair share of touches out of the backfield this week. Even though the Saints have a solid defense, I like Thompson’s big play ability because that can turn into fantasy points.
Jerrick McKinnon (4%) – People will want to stay away from the Vikings backfield until they know what the roles of Murray and McKinnon are. Murray has received plenty of touches and McKinnon’s value has taken a hit because of it, but McKinnon has still scored 22 fantasy points in 3 of the last 5 games. He’s the big play threat in this committee and the Rams give up plenty of big plays on the ground.
Marqise Lee (7.5%) – Allen Hurns has already been ruled out for this week meaning Marqise Lee should receive a massive amount of targets. Lee has been targeted 23 times over the last two games and Hurns’ injury should only benefit him. Leonard Fournette is questionable and if he is ruled out of this game, Lee is a must play in GPPs.
DeVante Parker (6%) – The Bucs have struggled to contain wideouts this year and have allowed the second most fantasy points to the position. It looks like Parker’s injury is behind him and he will go lower owned than teammate Jarvis Landry because he has yet to have the explosive game everybody expected out of him this season. I think he could have a monster game and will be a great GPP option this week.
Desean Jackson (4%) – Mike Evans is back in the lineup and he is drawing everybody’s attention. Miami is bad against the pass and I think pivoting to Jackson is a great way to differentiate your line from the rest of the field. Jackson has a much lower floor, but similar upside and I think he’s worth thinking about when building your tournament lines.
Ted Ginn Jr. (4%) – Ginn was a huge letdown last week which is why I am interested in him this week. People will be fading him after getting burned and I think we need to take advantage of this. The Saints have the second highest implied total on the slate and I believe this will be a Drew Brees week rather than an Ingram/Kamara week. Washington allowed 4 TDs to Minnesota last week including 166 yards and a TD to Adam Thielen. I don’t think Ginn has nearly that much upside, but I could easily see him going for 80 yards and a score.
Bruce Ellington (3%) – With Will Fuller out, Ellington should slot in as the WR2 for the Texans. Hopkins will be shadowed by Patrick Peterson all day which means Ellington may see an additional increase in targets. Ellington caught 4 passes including a touchdown reception on 8 targets last week. Other than Patrick Peterson, the Cardinals are mediocre against pass. Ellington is a high-risk/high-reward option this week.
Danny Amendola (2.5%) – Amendola is questionable, but I think he should be good to go this week. The Patriots have the highest implied team total of the week and are facing the Raiders who have been exploited by numerous teams in the passing game. With Chris Hogan already ruled out, Amendola should receive more targets than usual and his questionable tag will lower ownership making him a great tournament play this week.
Tyler Kroft (7.5%) – People are still kind of under the impression that Denver’s defense is elite, but they are awful against the tight end having allowed the 2nd most fantasy points to the position. Kroft received 6 targets last week and if he sees the same volume this week, he could easily score a touchdown against the struggling Broncos.
Cameron Brate (4%) – Brate has let me down the last couple of weeks, but I’m not giving up on him yet. Brate has only scored 2.9 FDP over the last two weeks, but I’m going back to him here because everybody else is going to give up on him. Very few people will risk it with him again this week, but I’m one of the ones that will. The Dolphins have allowed the 5th most fantasy points to tight ends this year and with Mike Evans back in the lineup I think the defense’s focus will be off of Brate.
Jermaine Gresham (1%) – Gresham has scored in two straight games and is still minimum salary. The Texans have allowed the 6th most fantasy points tight ends on the year and he is still flying under the radar so take him while he’s at this low price.
That’s it for my tournament picks for Week 11. Follow me on Twitter @joejberg where I’m available to answer all fantasy related questions.