Notorious' NFL DFS Core Plays: Week 11

It was an ugly week for the core plays and for my bankroll. The picks weren’t great to begin with and then you add in the Justin Jackson injury in warmups (or on the first snap) and it wasn’t a week worth remembering. Rather than focusing on the negative, let’s get right into this week’s picks.

Core Plays

Stefon Diggs

DraftKings: $7,500
FanDuel: $7,900
Yahoo: $26

I was tempted to write up Michael Thomas this week, but I’d like to see him get a full practice or a full complement of snaps before unleashing him as a core play. Instead, I’ll go with the receiver that leads the NFL in receptions (63) and receiving yards (813) in Diggs. He’s been a huge weapon for the Bills this season and sees a nice mix of short and deep targets. This gives him a high floor and a high ceiling. He’s scored double-digit fantasy points in every game this season and has topped 20 fantasy points (DK scoring) four times. This week he takes on the Cardinals in what projects to be the fastest-paced game of the week. You might hear a few mention a cornerback matchup against Patrick Peterson, but that’s honestly a positive these days. Diggs projects to have one of the best WR/CB matchups of the week.

About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


  • chachi99

    Taysom Hill TE eligible on Fanduel and was just announced as the starter? That is a free square for sure!

  • schmake

    Yeah I don’t know why that isn’t being talked about more

  • johnnyjakes

    Because he’s going to be 80 percent owned. I’m gonna zig while you all zag.

  • FlyingArmBar4u

    Doesn’t matter if he is going to be 99% owned its a free easy 10-20 fantasy points . Durrrrrrrrrrif you dont play him you’re not playing dfs correctly and losing

  • Notorious

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    • 2013 FanDuel WFBBC Finalist

    @chachi99 said...

    Taysom Hill TE eligible on Fanduel and was just announced as the starter? That is a free square for sure!

    100% agree. Added him to the Sunday update and as my #1 TE in CVR.

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