The first game of NFL week 11 will be the Green Bay Packers heading to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. Vegas has the total at 49.5 half, so there should be plenty of points scored in this one, meaning there will be plenty of fantasy goodness.
This cheat will be short and geared toward the Showdown slate on DraftKings. Now, that doesn’t mean you can’t use the same plays I suggest in this article on similar contests on Fan Duel or other DFS sites.
I’ll leave this here as well:
Note: I’m more of a GPP player, so the players I list may have a really high upside, along with a greater amount of risk. Keep that in mind when plugging these players into your lineup.
Let’s get into it.
Player to lock-in: Russell Wilson
Want to hear a crazy stat? Russell Wilson currently ranks 26th in pass attempts but is tied for the fourth most passing touchdowns in the NFL. That impressive. He’s also been on fire since the Seahawks’ bye week, throwing for eight touchdowns compared to just one interception.
He is expensive, but probably someone you want to lock into your lineups, especially if you like the Seahawks in this one.
Wilson should also be considered for the “Captain’s Spot” for your lineups. The upside is there, especially at home.
Like most undrowned GPP plays, these two players are both touchdown dependent, but with so many high priced players on this slate, it would be smart to get one of these guys in your lineup.
Let’s start with Jimmy Graham, who has the revenge narrative playing against his former team.
With the Seahawks, Graham wasn’t used like he was in New Orleans. In fact, there were times where you forgot Graham was on the Seahawks’ roster. Now, that isn’t all on Graham, but it does say something about his up and down play.
Graham is a risky play coming off a game where he saw just one target. He is also dealing with a knee injury. While I do expect him to play, he is going to have to score a touchdown to make him worth the roster selection.
Note: If Graham is out, consider Lance Kendricks.
Seahawks’ WR David Moore on the other hand, is healthy and should see a decent amount of targets behind Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett. From week 5-8, Moore scored four touchdowns. Last week against the Rams, however, he was targeted just three times.
So, Moore certainly comes with some risk. It also doesn’t help that the Packers have allowed just three scores to WRs over the last three weeks. With that being said, that’s exactly what makes Moore a fantastic tournament play for this showdown slate.
Note: TE Nick Vannett is also cheap and deserves some consideration.
Player to Fade: The Seahawks’ Backfield
Like the Packers, the Seahawks have a good, young RB that should get the majority of the usage based on his skill set alone. However, the backfield of the Seahawks is currently crowded, and that’s putting it lightly.
Rookie Rashaad Penny saw his role expand Sunday against the Rams with the absence of Chris Carson. The problem is Carson is expected to now play on Thursday night, which means Penny’s usage could take a hit.
Seahawks’ head coach Pete Carroll has already eluded to this as well.
“When everybody’s healthy, not everybody’s going to get the ball a lot,” Carroll said. “That’s just the way it goes, so we’ll figure that out.”
That means I’m fading the entire Seattle backfield on Thursday night.