DraftKings Showdown Week 11: Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks

Week 11 of NFL DFS action on DraftKings kicks off with the Arizona Cardinals at the Seattle Seahawks on the Thursday night showdown slate. This is by far the most exciting Thursday matchup of the season so far and currently has the highest implied total of the week at 57.5.

I’m going to cover creating a cash game lineup and my favourite plays that you can use in your GPP lineups. Read our Week 1 article to learn more about the different strategies for these two contests.

These are my personal opinions on the games and strategies at the time of writing this. I may employ different players and strategies than above if later or further information makes me reevaluate my opinions.

DFS Week 11 Cash Game Options

Draftkings Showdown Week 11

As I tweeted last week, the cash game cheat code worked again last week and currently puts us at 7 out of 9 winning weeks. However, this week is tricky as both backfields have multiple questions about who’s the starter, who’s fit, if there’s a committee approach, etc.

Starting with the visitors, Kenyan Drake returned last week and carried the ball 16 times with 1 target. This was similar to his pre-injury usage. Sadly also like pre-injury, he didn’t take advantage of it and only scored 13.9 fpts. Chase Edmonds reverted to his early-season usage with 11 total touches. He also didn’t capitalise on his opportunities and only score 10.7 fpts. For a cash game lineup, I’m leaning towards Drake as he touches the ball more often than Edmonds. Edmonds has the big-play ability so I feel he’s more of a tournament play.

On the Seahawks, who thought Alex Collins would get so many touches? He’s back on the practice squad as I write this which presumably means one of the other injured Seahawks running backs is likely to play. However, they may reactivate Collins at the last-minute. If so, he has to be in consideration for cash lineups.

It looks unlikely that Chris Carson will be back on Thursday but Carlos Hyde has a possibility of returning. If he does, then he’s the back to choose for your cash lineups. Travis Homer and Deejay Dallas were both bit-part players in the loss to the Rams.

I want to play either Russell Wilson or Kyler Murray at Captain in cash. To do so, I need to play Chase Edmonds rather than Kenyan Drake. I’m currently expecting Hyde to play so he’s my Seattle RB. If he can’t go and Alex Collins looks like he’s starting, I can swap Drake for Edmonds. All this allows you to fit in the two kickers, which is important in cash games.

DFS Week 11 GPP Options

Draftkings Showdown Week 11

Despite a slightly better performance on Sunday, the Seahawks still give up the most fantasy points by far to wide receivers. The Cards give up the 10th most DraftKings points too so focusing on pass-catchers in GPPs looks a good idea. Obviously, you are playing a lot of Kyler and Russ as well, I don’t need to tell you to do that! Here are players I’ll be focusing on in GPPs:

Freddie Swain – SEA ($1.2k, Captain - $1.8k)

Swain is a good play as a punt anyway, but it looks like Tyler Lockett might be out on Thursday which upgrades him to similar usage as David Moore. Last week he was targeted as much as DK Metcalf and Moore with Lockett on the field. He’s also got the highest aDOT (average depth of target) of the Seattle receivers in the last 2 weeks so has the potential to score a long touchdown.

David Moore – SEA ($4.8k, Captain - $7.2k)

I can’t target Swain without targeting David Moore. He’s a potentially good play for all the same reasons that Swain is. Moore has already had some decent fantasy scores this season so I like him in Showdown even if Lockett is fit. Remember, Lockett had his 20 target game against Arizona in Week 7. If he’s not out there, those targets need to go somewhere. Stacking Russ with Swain and Moore should be a low-owned stack to help you differentiate your lineup from the field.

Christian Kirk – ARI ($7.4k, Captain - $11.1k)

Kirk had a surprisingly disappointing fantasy week against Buffalo after three successive weeks of scoring over 20 fpts. Will that make him slightly lower-owned this week? Possibly. He’s a receiver playing against the Seahawks. Do you need any further analysis than that? I thought not.

Andy Isabella – ARI ($2k, Captain - $3k)

If there’s a week you’re going to play Isabella, it’s this one against Seattle. His snap count has remained low all season and he’s only the fifth-highest targeted player on the Cardinals. So why pick him? Well, this is Showdown and a single TD from a low-owned player can break the slate. Isabella has the highest aDOT of the Cards receiver so if this is the week he scores his third touchdown of the year, it may well be a long one. These are the sorts of ‘what-if’ plays you need to consider in NFL DFS Showdown slates for week 11.

MArk Ferguson

DFS Analyst