Week 11 Flex Targets DraftKings 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal
Week 11 Flex Targets – DraftKings
By: Armando Marsal

Using the flex position wisely can allow you to differentiate and create unique lineups. Every week calls for different situations, sometimes pricing favors having a receiver at the flex, while other times it favors having a running back. Then there are weeks where playing two tight ends makes sense. It is really dependent on how you construct your rosters, but as usual, I will talk about players from each position that can be plugged into your flex spot.

Running Back

Doug Martin $4,500 at Miami Dolphins
Martin has been far from productive this season, having scored 10 or fewer fantasy points in four straight games. That said, there are some things to like about him this week. First, he has at least 19 touches and has played in over 50 percent of the snaps in three of his last four games. Secondly, he draws a good matchup against a Dolphins defense who has been beat down by running backs in recent weeks, giving up well over 100 rushing yards per game and six touchdowns in their last five contests. Considering how bad Martin has been over the last four games, he is likely going to go overlooked here and at this price, as well as in this matchup, he makes for an enticing low-owned option. Keep in mind, he is a high-risk/high-reward play.

Melvin Gordon $7,600 vs. Buffalo Bills
Gordon is coming off of a poor performance, but has a good shot to bounce back against a Bills defense that were absolutely embarrassed last game by the Saints running backs. Buffalo has now allowed at least one rushing touchdown in six of their last seven games, including seven rushing touchdowns in their last two games. They are allowing a healthy 4.5 yards per carry and 101.9 rushing yards per game, as well as over 27 fantasy points per game. Two of Gordon’s recent subpar performances came against above average run defenses, so it should not be a cause for concern. He has still received at least 19 touches in four of his last five games, with 20+ touches in three of those. Recency bias could cause him to be far lower owned than he should be in this matchup, making him even more interesting in tournaments.

Wide Receiver

Jarvis Landry $6,400 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Landry draws a really nice matchup against Vernon Hargreaves, where he has a 47 percent advantage rating against according to Pro Football Focus, one of the highest of this week. The Bucs come into this matchup, giving up 14.3 receptions and 183.4 receiving yards per game to wide outs, while yielding 10 receiving touchdowns and well over 30 fantasy points per game. Landry continues to see plenty of targets, averaging 10.8 targets per game and not receiving less than seven targets in any game this season. He has also been a big part of the team’s red zone plays, as he accounts for 28.1 percent of the Dolphins red zone targets. Landry is efficient and also has displayed 20+ fantasy point upside on several occasions this season, making him a viable option in all formats.

Marqise Lee $5,500 at Cleveland Browns
Lee has seen a lot of targets as of late, with at least 10 targets in three of his last four games. He faces off against a Browns defense that is dead last in DVOA against opposing No. 1 receivers and a unit that has allowed 86 receptions for 1,187 yards and nine touchdowns to the position. His price remains very reasonable considering his recent production. He has now scored double-digit fantasy points in four consecutive games, including three 15+ fantasy point outings during that stretch. He is dealing with a knee injury that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice, which is something to closely monitor throughout the week. That said, barring any setbacks, he should play and so long as he is not limited, he should be able to take advantage of this matchup.

Tight End

Travis Kelce $7,300 at New York Giants
Typically I am not one to spend up for the highest priced tight end, but in this instance it only makes sense to. He faces off against the Giants who have allowed at least one touchdown in every single game to tight ends this season, including touchdowns to Garrett Celek and Tyler Higbee in each of their last two games. Kelce has been consistent all season and leads the team in targets, so the volume is certainly there. He has a 20 percent advantage rating in this matchup according to Pro Football Focus, which is one of the highest of the week. Aside from the steep price, there is really nothing not to like about Kelce this week.

Good luck to all this week. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal