The Cardinals and the Seahawks are taking part in on Thursday Evening Soccer in Week 11 with the winner getting an opportunity to take management of the NFC West. It is a rematch of an thrilling extra time sport from a few weeks in the past that went the space and noticed the Cardinals emerge victoriously. The Seahawks can be out for revenge whereas the Cardinals, contemporary off a Hail Mary win towards the Payments, will look to remain sizzling. This probably shootout options loads of high-upside choices for these in NFL DFS contests, and our FanDuel Single-game lineup is stacked — with one notable exception.
There are such a lot of top-tier contributors that making a lineup was difficult as a result of we could not afford all of the gamers we wished. That is at all times a superb signal for Thursday night time video games. Our MVP selection got here right down to a chalky QB or a extra contrarian receiver decide, however since FanDuel in 0.5 PPR, we went with the quarterback. Whereas one passer made the minimize for our lineup, we’re fading the opposite quarterback and one of many high WRs on the slate for the needs of lineup differentiation. That mentioned, our technique was to incorporate gamers that give us most of that QB’s manufacturing anyway, so we hopefully will not miss out an excessive amount of by not having Russell Wilson in our lineup.
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FanDuel Single-Sport Picks: Seahawks vs. Cardinals
MVP (1.5x factors): Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($17,000)
There are fairly a couple of good MVP choices for this slate, however we’re going with Murray. He’ll probably be one of many high choices within the place, however it’s simply too harmful to fade him on this spot due to his speeding flooring. Murray is averaging 67.1 speeding yards per sport and has 10 rush TDs on the season. There was just one sport by which he did not log a rating on the bottom, and in that one, he had three landing passes. Murray ought to proceed to run properly towards the Seahawks and will repeat the 38.1-point outing he had towards them a few weeks in the past. The Seahawks have allowed the second-most FanDuel factors per sport (FD PPG) to QBs this yr (25.9) and Murray is averaging 30.16 FD PPG. Positively use him because the MVP, as he’s more likely to be the highest scorer on this slate.
FLEX: DK Metcalf, Seahawks ($13,500)
Affording each Murray and Russell Wilson in the identical lineup is doable, however it necessitates spending down in any respect the talent positions. That is not preferrred, so to counteract that, we’ll be going with a few Wilson’s high weapons as a substitute. Metcalf is likely one of the greatest younger wideouts within the NFL and is coming off a down sport (two catches, 28 yards) towards the Rams. Metcalf solely caught two passes final time Seattle performed Arizona, however he had a protracted display screen move TD worn out by a penalty and has largely discovered success in different matchups (he has at the least 17 FD factors in six-of-nine video games this yr). Metcalf is due for a bounce again, and provided that the Cardinals have allowed the eighth-most FPPG to WRs (33.8), Metcalf may be trusted.
FLEX: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks ($13,000)
Lockett is Wilson’s different high goal that we’re going after. He and Metcalf mixed have accounted for 53.7 p.c of the Seahawks’ receiving yards and 53.6 p.c of their receiving TDs on the yr. So, by having each of them, we should always get a majority of Wilson’s offensive manufacturing and offset any losses we could endure from not having him within the lineup. Final time the Seahawks performed the Cardinals, Lockett was a monster and totaled 15 catches, 200 yards, and three TDs whereas receiving a whopping 20 targets. He could not put up that sort of manufacturing once more, however the Cardinals nonetheless could have bother slowing him down on this matchup. The one query with Lockett is that he is coping with a knee harm. If he cannot play, the logical pivot right here could be to DeAndre Hopkins, who’s simply $500 costlier than Lockett. That wiggle room is constructed into this lineup.
FLEX: Christian Kirk, Cardinals ($10,500)
Earlier than posting simply 4 catches for 27 yards towards the Payments, Kirk had been on a tear. In video games towards the Cowboys, Seahawks, and Dolphins, he posted 12 catches for 246 yards and 5 TDs. In his previous three video games, he’s averaging 7.three targets per outing and he ought to have an opportunity to tear aside a Seahawks secondary that has allowed 195 receptions for two,428 yards to WRs this yr, each good for probably the most within the NFL. Stacking Kirk with Murray provides us some nice upside 00 and it is upside that’s barely much less chalky than the Murray-Hopkins stack that many can have.
FLEX: Dan Arnold, Cardinals ($5,500)
To afford all of those values, we needed to spend down at one spot and select a bottom-barrel worth play. That ended up being Arnold. Arizona noticed Darrell Daniels go down with an harm on Sunday, and Maxx Williams is banged up, as properly. Because of this, Arnold may very well be the one wholesome TE on the Cardinals roster if neither Daniels nor Williams can play on the quick week. In his previous three video games, Arnold has seen eight targets and caught seven for 107 yards. That features two catches for 57 yards towards the Seahawks. Arnold is an athletic TE, and whereas his flooring is low, his ceiling is excessive sufficient to warrant taking an opportunity on him, particularly if he has to play a bulk of the snaps at TE.