Welcome to “Healy’s Hints”, where Brian tells us his favorite NFL DFS plays for your lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Hey, guys! I’m excited to bring my NFL GPP content over to Elite Fantasy, where I’m hoping we’ll be able to build upon all of our 2018 success. If you’re not familiar with how I break down my articles, here’s a crash course. This piece will be broken down into three sections:
1. A cheat sheet, broken down by position and salary (using FD positions & prices).
2. My favorite stack(s) to target, and which players I prefer in those stacks.
3. My “Today’s Edge” section, which covers my top TD picks, the players I will have the most exposure to across all of my lineups, and my “Edge” play, which is my favorite play (or fade!) on the slate.
Note: My top-owned plays and “The Edge” play will be updated no later than 1hr prior to lock!
This article will cover the Week 11 Main Slate, which begins Sunday at 1:00pm EST.
Players to consider for your Week 1 NFL GPPs. This isn’t a list of every player I will have, but rather the top guys I’m including in my stacks/core. Players may be here because of their matchups, their ownership, or even because they’re a good leverage play off the chalk.
|Top Tier||Lamar Jackson||Dalvin Cook||Michael Thomas||Mark Andrews||Bills|
|Top Tier||Dak Prescott||Josh Jacobs||Amari Cooper||Darren Waller||Raiders|
|Mid Tier||Jameis Winston||Devin Singletary||Chris Godwin||Jared Cook||Vikings|
|Mid Tier||Kyle Allen||Kenyan Drake||DJ Chark||Eric Ebron||Ravens|
|Value Tier||Nick Foles||Brian Hill||DJ Moore||Noah Fant||Jaguars|
|Value Tier||Jeff Driskel||Mostert||Marquise Brown|
Value RB: Darius Guice can be added to list. Replace Mosert if he sits.
A common roster construction I like to use in tournaments is stacking a quarterback with one or two of his skill players (RB, WR, TE), and playing one or two guys from the opposition. I plan to attack this week no differently.
My top overall stack is the Saints @ Bucs. It’s always a rollercoaster of a Sunday when rostering Jameis Winston, but after several ups (TDs) and downs (turnovers) he typically gets you to the finish line (cash line). Winston has been north of 21 FanDuel Pts in 6 of his last 7 and I expect no different this week. The Bucs will struggle to run the ball and will rely on Winston to throw 42+ times to keep up with the Saints. My preferred pairing is Chris Godwin, who gets a much more favorable matchup in the slot. You can also pair Winston with Evans, whose talent can overcome any matchup, and lastly you can use either Breshad Perriman or OJ Howard, who finally found paydirt last weekend.
When running it back on the Saints side, they have several potential options, but none greater than Michael Thomas against the Bucs pass funnel defense. Lower-owned options to run back with (or pair with Brees) would be Jared Cook, Alvin Kamara & Tre’Quan Smith (in that order).
Others to Consider
(Prescott, Cooper, Gallup, Elliott)
(Allen, Moore, Samuel, McCaffrey, Olsen)
My Top-Owned Plays (based on exposure across all my lineups)