A week ago Cam Newton was unemployed, but now he will be under major consideration for Week 11 NFL DFS lineups. This comes after Newton turned nine snaps against Arizona into two touchdowns: one rushing and one passing. He produced more Fantasy points in his brief time on the field than Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson or Carson Wentz did while playing a full complement of snaps. Newton seems poised to resume his short-yardage role, at the very least, but he also appears to be trending towards getting the start on Sunday vs. Washington.
Should Newton factor into your NFL DFS strategy in Week 11? While he’s the ninth-most expensive QB on FanDuel, he’s outside the top 20 on DraftKings, so there are differing opinions on what value he’ll supply. So, how should you grade Newton versus the rest of the quarterback NFL DFS player pool? And which other players should you target? Before locking in your NFL DFS picks for Week 11, be sure to check out the NFL DFS advice, strategy and projections from SportsLine daily Fantasy expert Mike McClure.
McClure is a legendary professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings. His methodology has led to enormous cashes on FanDuel and DraftKings. He took down two high-stakes tournaments on FanDuel in 2020 and recorded a pair top-10 finishes in tournaments with over 130,000 entrants on DraftKings. His lineups also finished inside the top 1 percent in more than a dozen other tournaments last season.
He uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every snap of NFL action, taking factors such as matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best DFS values that he shares only with members at SportsLine.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Week 11 NFL schedule and locked in his top daily Fantasy football picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NFL DFS picks for Week 11
One of McClure’s top NFL DFS picks for Week 11 is Packers receiver Davante Adams at $8,400 on both DraftKings and FanDuel. Adams is coming off seven catches for 78 yards vs. the Seahawks in Week 10. It was the sixth time over his last eight games he’s posted at least 75 receiving yards.
One of those games he failed to reach the 75-yard threshold came when Jordan Love started, as Rodgers and Adams have a strong connection. Adams ranks third in the NFL in targets (98), receptions (65) and receiving yards (864) as he’s on pace for career-highs in both catches and yards. He is a must-start vs. the rival Vikings on Sunday as Adams torched Minnesota for over 200 yards and five touchdowns in two games last year.
Part of McClure’s optimal NFL DFS strategy also includes rostering Packers running back AJ Dillon ($6,200 on DraftKings, $7,000 on FanDuel), who will get the start with Aaron Jones (knee) sidelined. Dillon took over for Jones midway through last week’s game and finished with 66 rushing yards, 62 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Dillon has received the bulk of touches once before in his young career and he thrived under the spotlight. Last season he got 21 carries against the Titans and responded with 124 yards and two scores. He should feast on Minnesota’s porous run defense that ranks 28th in rushing yards allowed. The Vikings have allowed five touchdowns to opposing running backs just over their last two games, as well as 329 total rushing yards.
How to set NFL DFS lineups for Week 11
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Sunday. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who is Mike McClure putting in his optimal NFL DFS lineups for Week 11? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NFL DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a daily Fantasy expert with nearly $2 million in winnings, and find out.