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Best DFS stacks & blowup targets to target in Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season

Detroit, Michigan, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tee Higgins (85) reacts after making a catch during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

DFS success boils down to finding the highest-scoring fantasy football players at each position in a given week. With close to 20 playable options at quarterback and tight end, along with even more at the running back and wide receiver positions, it is a feat in itself to identify one position correctly.

To finish at the top of a DFS contest, you must hit on basically all skill positions and circumvent the randomness associated with selecting defenses. Doing all of this while also fitting under the confines of a salary cap makes DFS one of the most difficult setups to beat consistently, especially for large-field tournaments.

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One of the best ways to find value opportunities on a given slate is to start with the salary-adjusted expectation for all players. Because DraftKings has been around for over six years, we now have a worthwhile dataset of player salaries and their resulting fantasy performances. By figuring out the expectation based on each player’s salary and position, we can compare their salary-expected fantasy performance to PFF’s fantasy projections. Doing this highlights the best value plays based on salary.

Player Position Team DK Salary Salary Expectation Proj. Fantasy Pts Proj. Above Salary Expectation
Tee Higgins WR CIN 5400 11.42 18.21 6.79
DeVante Parker WR MIA 4000 7.00 12.42 5.42
Tyler Boyd WR CIN 4800 9.53 14.64 5.11
D.J. Moore WR CAR 5900 13.00 17.83 4.83
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR JAX 4100 7.32 11.18 3.86
A.J. Dillon HB GB 6200 14.04 17.84 3.80
Myles Gaskin HB MIA 5700 12.46 16.20 3.74
Ja'Marr Chase WR CIN 7200 17.10 20.56 3.46
Tyler Lockett WR SEA 6000 13.31 16.65 3.34
Jarvis Landry WR CLV 5100 10.47 13.65 3.18
David Njoku TE CLV 2900 4.21 7.37 3.16


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