FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 11 Sunday Night
Week 11's Sunday Night Football game features an NFC matchup between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. Following the main slate of action, fantasy enthusiasts can stay involved throughout the night by playing in FanDuel's Sunday night's single-game contests.
For those unfamiliar, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Bookmakers currently peg the Rams as 6.5-point favorites with a 40.0-point over/under. With a projected low-scoring affair in store, here are the notable matchups to target on this slate.
Jared Goff ($15,000) - While the quarterback position carries elevated importance on single game slates, neither Jared Goff nor Mitchell Trubisky looks particularly attractive. Goff notoriously struggles when pressured, but he does draw a home game here. Positively for Goff, volume should work in his favor as his 355 pass attempts rank third in the NFL heading into Week 11. While Goff has completed just 60.3 percent of those for 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions, the volume give him an edge over Trubisky. Even against the Bears' fifth-ranked pass defense, per our schedule-adjusted metrics, Goff remains the superior play.
Cooper Kupp ($13,500) - Goff's top pass catcher, Cooper Kupp looks like a more reliable MVP choice at a slightly cheaper price. While Kupp saw only four targets last week, his 10.3 targets per game still ranks fourth in the NFL. Kupp runs a majority of his routes from the slot, where the Rams' offense can create advantageous matchups against opposing defenses. While the Bears are stout against enemy passing attacks, Kupp provides secure target volume and nice upside.
Allen Robinson ($12,500) - With the Bears projected to lose this contest by 6.5-points, Allen Robinson makes sense as a contrarian MVP. While the Bears struggle through the air, Robinson leads the team in most major receiving categories. So far this season, he averages 68.7 yards and 8.4 targets per game. While it doesn't always lead to consistent output, Robinson faces a 20th-ranked LA pass defense tonight. However, with Jalen Ramsey now on the Rams, there is a chance the stud corner follows A-Rob. Either way, Robinson's target volume keeps him in play as a contrarian MVP pick.
Tarik Cohen ($8,500) - With David Montgomery questionable for this game, Tarik Cohen stands to benefit. Not a traditional running back, the Bears list Cohen at 5'6", 179 pounds. Cohen excels primarily in the pass game, where he averages 5.9 targets per game. With Montgomery banged up, Cohen could see an elevated rushing share in this game. The Rams rank fifth in rush defense, according to our metrics, but Cohen's usage in the pass game keeps him interesting at this price.
Josh Reynolds ($8,500) - With Brandin Cooks slated to sit again, Josh Reynolds has filled in directly on the outside. In two games without Cooks, Reynolds played 88 percent and 95 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps. In that span, Reynolds saw 13 total targets and 205 air yards. While the matchup is tough, Reynolds provides exposure to this passing attack at a cheap price.
Cordarrelle Patterson ($5,500) - Another potential beneficiary from Montgomery's injury, Cordarrelle Patterson typically receives a number of scripted plays every week, with a number of them coming from the backfield as he's logged nine rush attempt already this season. Last season with the New England Patriots, Patterson actually started and worked the feature back for an entire game, so he has the ability to fill in for Montgomery if needed. While that scenario seems unlikely, perhaps a few additional carries go Patterson's way, making him a very interesting salary-saving dart throw on this slate if Montgomery sits or is limited.
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