Here are my selections for the optimal line-up in Fanduel for week 11. Note this line-up leaves $200 on the table which gives some wiggle-room if you feel obligated to swap any players out. Good luck and get that ca$h!
QB - Aaron Rodgers, GB ($10,100): I usually like to look for bargain QB's with great match-ups, but this week I'm siding with an elite QB in a game that has potential for a lot of touchdowns. Rodgers is at home against a Philadelphia defense that has already given up 19 touchdowns through the air this year; ranking 3rd worst in the league in that category. A nice bonus is that Chip Kelly loves to play hurry up all game which should give Green Bay some extra possessions on offense than they would against other teams.
RB - Mark Ingram, NO ($8,000): With Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson both sidelined again this week Ingram is up for another high volume day against the second worst rushing defense in the league. This has the set up for a perfect running back play at a decent price.
RB - Shane Vereen, NE ($6,500): The Patriots/Colts game is one that I see has potential for a lot of scoring. Besides the fact that Vereen is great at racking up points in PPR, the Colts usually do a good job at shutting down opposing wide receivers so I see Vereen getting some red zone receiving TD opportunities in this game.
WR - Kelvin Benjamin, CAR ($6,600): Benjamin was the recipient of some great garbage time fantasy points last week after being shut out for the majority of the game. I see Carolina trying to save some face by blowing out an Atlanta team that is near the bottom of the barrel for defending against the pass.
WR - Pierre Garcon, WAS ($6,500): Garcon has been very mediocre this season compared to the numbers he put up last year. With RG3 back in the lineup I expect him to start producing again and it only makes sense for that to start happening against a Tampa Bay defense giving up tons of points to opposing wide receivers. This is a bargain play with a great match-up.
WR - Jordan Matthews, PHI ($5,500): In my opinion for Fanduel tournaments it's always a good idea to combo your quarterback with an opposing teams wide receiver to hope for a high scoring game. Matthews looked to be the favorite receiver of Mark Sanchez so this should be a very cheap play with tons of upside.
TE - Julius Thomas, DEN ($7,500): When it comes to TEs I feel like you always need to play one of the big three (Gronk, Graham or Thomas). I'm playing Thomas this week solely because the other two names are just out of my salary restriction.
K - Blair Walsh, MIN ($4,500): Love this kicker play this week. Chicago is giving up the most points to opposing kickers due to their terrible defense, combine this with a Minnesota offense that isn't spectacular should mean a lot of field goal attempts for Walsh at the cheapest kicker price!
DEF - Chicago Bears ($4,600): I know I just mentioned the Bears have a terrible defense, but Minnesota ranks 29th in the league at giving up sacks which is why I like this bargain play. Always a good chance for a pick 6 when your QB is getting pressured too!