FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 11 Thursday Night (Cardinals at Seahawks)
The Arizona Cardinals converted a game-ending "Hail Mary" against the Buffalo Bills, improving their record to 6-3. There is now a three-way tie for the division lead with the Los Angeles Rams and tonight's opponent, the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle are three-point home favorites with the highest game total of the week at 57.5 points on FanDuel Sportsbook.
If you are new to the single-game slate, here is a brief rundown. The salary cap remains at $60,000 and scoring is unchanged from the full roster game, but we don't have to worry about individual positions. Instead, single-game slates feature five flex spots. Kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Let's break down this slate!
Kyler Murray ($17,000): Murray's bomb to DeAndre Hopkins for the win would make Doug Flutie proud. He certainly made his only passing touchdown of the game count as they stay in the race for the NFC West crown. Despite the single touchdown through the air, Murray racked up 61 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 11 attempts, propelling him over 30 FanDuel points for the third consecutive game.
Since this is a single-game, $17,000 is a little more than we're using to paying at the top but the matchup is great. The Seahawks' defense ranks 26th in Passing Net Expected Points (NEP) per drop back (0.22) and 26th in Passing Success Rate allowed (52.8%). Murray had his highest-scoring game of the season against the Seahawks in their Week 8 overtime win, completing 34 of 48 passed for 360 yards and 3 touchdowns, while adding another 67 yards on the ground and another touchdown for 38.1 FanDuel points.
Russell Wilson ($16,500): Wilson comes in just $500 cheaper than his counterpart but they share similar projections at the top of this slate. He has carried the Seahawks' offense as their defense has struggled. However, injuries to his offensive line and running backs and constant pressure from the Los Angeles Rams' defense led to three turnovers for Wilson and his lowest-scoring game of the year, 11.92 FanDuel points.
The Arizona Cardinals' defense offers a much better chance for Russ to have a bounce-back game. They allow over 20 FanDuel points per game to opposing quarterbacks, including a 32.92 point game to Wilson earlier this year. Tyler Lockett ($13,000) also exploded in that game, commanding a ridiculous 20 targets from Russ, catching 15 of those for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns for 45.5 FanDuel points. Despite the questionable tag, Lockett should play and is in-line for another strong game as the Cards' defense has struggled against slot receivers.
DeAndre Hopkins ($13,500): Hopkins was the recipient of Murray's end zone heave to close out their game against the Bills, securing 7 of 12 targets for 127 yards and the game winning touchdown for a total of 22.2 FanDuel points. Hopkins also had 12 targets the last time these two teams met, catching 10 of those for over 100 yards and a score. A Murray-Hopkins stack is the easy go-to but their combined price eats up over half of your total salary. Still, our projections have Hopkins as the highest-scoring wide receiver this week against the Seahawks' defense that ranks 30th in wide receiver target success rate (61.6%) and has allowed the most points to the wide receiver position.
Chase Edmonds ($9,500): Despite the return of Kenyan Drake, Edmonds still tallied 11 touches against the Bills on Sunday for 9.2 FanDuel points. He's been most effective as a receiver for Murray, with 37 targets on the year which ranks fourth on the team. Edmonds' receiving work was put on display in their last matchup, catching all 7 of his targets for 87 yards while adding another 58 on the ground for 18 FanDuel points.
David Moore ($8,000): We have to find some value if we're going to play the likes of Murray, Russ, and Hopkins, and Moore fits in nicely. He ranks third on the team in airyards and is coming off a season-high snap share. Pete Carrol made it clear that Lockett will play tonight despite a knee injury but how effective will he be? If less than 100%, that could open up more opportunities for Moore, especially from the inside where the Cardinals have been most vulnerable.
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