Week 11 NFL DFS Defensive (DST) Targets For FanDuel & DraftKings

Welcome to the FC Insights Defensive Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the DST position for each DFS week of the 2020-2021 NFL DFS season.

Top Plays

Dolphins ($4,800 FD, $3,400 DK)

Opponent Opponent Team Total Opponent Points Per Game Opponent Total Sacks Allowed  Opponent Total Turnovers 
Broncos 21.0 20.7 2.6 per game 21

The Dolphins get a price bump this week – but are strongly worth considering spending up for this week as they take on a Denver offence that leads the league in turnovers, and who might be without starting QB Drew Lock this week.  They struggle to protect the passer, and go up against a Miami defence that continues to force turnovers and pressure the QB at an elite clip.  I expect that trend to continue this week & I like their chances of being one of the best defences on the Main Slate this week in a great match-up.

Chargers ($4,500 FD, $4,000 DK)

Opponent Opponent Team Total Opponent Points Per Game Opponent Total Sacks Allowed  Opponent Total Turnovers 
Jets 19.5 13.4 2.9 per game 11

They are more expensive than I’d like – but on a week where I don’t love the punt defences, if you are looking for a pivot off of Miami – the Chargers are in play as they go up against the lowly Jets.  The Jets have done a pretty good job of protecting the football overall – but do struggle to protect their QB up front, and I expect a bounce back game from the Chargers pass rush in this one – especially if Bosa happens to suit up.  Either way, in this match-up, I think they are worth including in your player pool and I don’t expect them to be a popular choice given the price point for them, especially on DK where they hit the $4k price point.

Value Play

Lions ($3,500 FD, $2,700 DK)

Opponent Opponent Team Total Opponent Points Per Game Opponent Total Sacks Allowed  Opponent Total Turnovers 
Panthers N/A 23.3 2.1 per game 10

the Lions were mediocre last week as a value recommendation – but I have no problem going right back to them this week.  We don’t have a projected total for this one – but assuming that Bridgewater is out, it’s hard not to like them as a value option to free up salary room for high spends elsewhere.  It’s worth re-visiting if Bridgewater does play, but after leaving last week’s game with a knee injury, I’m expecting the reigns to be handed over to Will Grier this week – which would give the Lions a pretty good chance of forcing a couple of turnovers in this one.  If they are able to deliver on that, they should hit value at a pretty reasonable cost & I like them compared with many of the other cheap options on the board this week.

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