Now that week 11 of the NFL season is almost over, we have just two games left on the slate. The Sunday night game will be the Minnesota Vikings at the Chicago Bears. This game has a lot of “fantasy goodness,” but there are some different things you can do to differentiate from the rest of the field.
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 FanDuel 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: Stefon Diggs
On these slates, we want to lock in certain players that A) have the most upside and B) see the most amount of usage.
Stefon Diggs is that player tonight. He is seeing a high amount of targets. In his last two games, Diggs has seen 15 and 11 targets respectively. Things shouldn’t change much on Sunday night going up against a very good Bears’ defense.
If there is one way to neutralize the Bears, it’s getting the ball out quick and underneath. That’s why I expect Diggs to be more of a factor than Adam Thielen in this one. Expect the Vikings to get the ball out quick with a lot of screens to Diggs and Dalvin Cook.
Diggs is way too cheap on DK at $9.6K. Lock him into the captain’s spot tonight. It will allow you to fit in Mitch Trubisky and Thielen.
The Bears activated second-year tight end, Adam Shaheen, this week. He will be behind Trey Burton on the depth chart, but should still see a decent amount of targets, especially in the red zone.
Like most low-owned players on these slates, Shaheen is touchdown dependent. At just $200 on DK, he allows you to pay up for other studs though. He is extremely risky and we don’t know how much the Bears will use him, but he is going to be low-owned and has touchdown upside.
A somewhat cheaper play is WR Taylor Gabriel.
Gabriel hasn’t scored double-digit fantasy points since week six against the Dolphins. However, he is a nice pivot play tonight with Allen Robinson most likely being shadowed by Xavier Rhodes. Gabriel doesn’t need a lot of targets to have a good fantasy day either.
On seven catches against the Buccaneers, Gabriel had 104 yards receiving. He did something similar against the Dolphins when he caught five passes for 110 yards receiving.
Unlike Shaheen, Gabriel is not touchdown dependent. Instead, he is big play dependent, so let’s hope the Bears take a few deep shots to him tonight.