Best NFL Week 11 Under the Radar Plays
You guys know the drill – I like to give my best plays at each position who you might be missing out on. No other words needed. Let’s go.
(salaries via FanDuel)
Drew Brees $9,300 – I know, how is Drew Brees “under the radar?” But look at who is ahead of him in terms of salary – Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. Given how well the others have done this year and how well their teams are doing, Brees won’t get much usage. However, the Saints are playing their best football, the Bengals are banged up on defense and Brees has a healthy roster where he’s distributing like the old Brees we are accustomed to seeing. The Saints are also at home, which definitely helps for obvious reasons.
Alfred Morris $7,300 – A lot of great expensive plays at RB. A lot of great team matchups we are waiting injury info on. Here’s something we are sure on. Alfred Morris is the No. 1 RB, the Redskins are much more effective with RGIII at QB with running the ball and Washington is -7 at home against one of the worst defenses in the NFL. Seeing as how Morris hasn’t exactly “gone off” this year, this is the perfect time for a more than reasonable price given how many touches he’s getting.
Mohamed Sanu $7,300 – Here’s the logic behind this one – all these guys are priced between $6,900 and $6,600 with their opponents listed: Brandon LaFell (Indianapolis), Brandin Cooks (Cincinnati), Roddy White (Carolina) and Kelvin Benjamin (Atlanta). All those names sound more appealing for a slight cheaper price, right? Well, when A.J. Green returned against the Jaguars, Sanu still racked up 8 catches for 95 yards and a TD. As for last week against the Browns, everyone struggled, the wind was howling along the river, and Dalton is usually terrible in nasty weather. Dalton will be indoors this time, likely playing from behind and against a weak pass defense with a banged up No. 1 corner in Keenan Lewis. You’ve all seen the picture of his knee, right?
Larry Donnell $5,200 – We all know this guy has crazy upside in the red zone. However, Donnell is still getting at minimum four receptions a game. Donnell is at home against a struggling pass defense, and the 49ers just lost Patrick Willis for the season, which can really hurt when it comes to covering TEs. It’s a better ceiling and floor than you probably remember.
Nick Novak $4,500 – Since most of the kickers are under $5k this weekend, this is sort of a “take your pick” situation. Furthermore, Novak really shouldn’t qualify as under the radar. However, he hasn’t been in double digits since September. The Chargers are 10-point favorites at home in warm weather, which is something nice to not stress about this time of year.
Chiefs $5,200 – I can’t imagine many people using the Chiefs since it’s, well, the Seahawks. But here’s the reasoning – Not only has Kansas City been crushing it recently on the defensive side of the ball, they are at home with a great homefield advantage with the crowd nose, 1.5-point favorites, Seattle has turned it over five times in the last three weeks (since Percy Harvin was traded), the Seahawks have played a ton of average-to-terrible defenses this season in general (the only exception is Denver at home Week 3) and most importantly have a great sacks advantage (KC 4th in sacks vs SEA 21st in sacks allowed).View all posts by Nick Juskewycz