This Week 11 main slate has a lot of value with some big-time offenses not being on it. Missing teams like the Seahawks, Cardinals, Bills, Chiefs, and Buccaneers will make a lot more variance in these lineups but there are definitely some players that cost a good amount of your salary that you should avoid putting in most, if not all, of your lineups. The term “Creepers” is used to define players you should fade away from. So, let’s dive into players you should NOT put in if you want to maximize your potential winnings.
*All prices are from DraftKings but definitely avoid them wherever you play DFS in general.*
QB: Aaron Rodgers ($7,000)
The second-highest salary out of the quarterback position will not give you the value that you need from this spot. The Indianapolis Colts might be the best passing defense that he has faced this season and the only time he played a team that was on the Colts level was Tampa. In that game, he couldn’t complete half his passes and only had 160 yards and a pair of interceptions.
Rodgers rarely turns the ball over but could be susceptible as the Colts have 11 interceptions and average less than 200 passing yards allowed per game. You are paying a premium for a low ceiling if you select Rodgers. Allen Lazard will be on a snap count, if he plays at all, and Aaron Jones could have a big day on the ground as Rodgers could become a passanger in this game. You need to Discount Double Check for a better option at quarterback this week.
RB: Alexander Mattison ($6,200)
The fact his price tag is so high confuses me. Yes, he is going to be facing the Dallas Cowboys but do you not remember there is a guy named Dalvin Cook on this team? Dalvin Cook didn’t leave the game against Detroit when up big late in the fourth and the rushing attempts won’t be there for Mattsion. Last week, he only had two touches the ENTIRE game. The offense isn’t built for Mattison as Cook took 94.4 percent of the overall RB touches last week. This price tag is too high and he won’t get many touches throughout the game.
RB: Todd Gurley ($5,900)
What running back has gotten the most red zone touches this season? If you answered Todd Gurley then you are correct. Going up against the New Orleans Saints is not a great matchup