By Sean Reis
For Week 11, I drafted a team that will fit in your weekly budget featuring a couple of very high-budget players. However, I also suggest drafting Matt Ryan, Lamar Miller or Danny Amendola, depending on your opinion. Good luck!
Derek Carr ($6,300) — Since the start of the season, week after week, I have been skeptical of the Oakland Raiders offense. However, with the half of the season done, I am finally a believer. I trust Carr as a low-budget pick against the Detroit Lions in Week 11.
Devonta Freeman ($8,400) — My first of two high-budget players this week, Freeman is the top back in the league. At $8,400, Freeman definitely has a high pricetag, but you will receive what you are paying for.
Charcandrick West ($4,500) — At the reverse end of the pricing spectrum is West, whom I may not trust as much as Freeman, but at $4,500 in Week 11, I trust West to have a strong game against the San Diego Chargers.
Amari Cooper ($6,800) — Carr has a lot of targets in Oakland, however, the top receiver this season has been Cooper. With the recent emergence of Michael Crabtree, I am nervous about Cooper, but I think Oakland will be passing more than rushing and there will be plenty of receptions to share in Week 11.
Kamar Aiken ($4,800) — With the loss of Steve Smith, Sr., two weeks ago, Aiken is now the No. 1 receiver on the Baltimore Ravens depth chart. Aiken may not produce as much as Smith did, but at $4,800, Aiken is one of the most affordable No. 1 receivers in Week 11. I like Aiken in the upcoming week and the rest of the season.
Davante Adams ($4,600) — In Week 10, Adams was by far the favorite target for Aaron Rodgers with over 20 targets and double digit receptions. Although, he did not receive a touchdown… again, I expect that to finally change in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Rob Gronkowski ($7,700) — My other high-budget player this week, a player I never pick because he is outrageously expensive, is Gronk. However, in Week 11, I predict Gronkowski to have his best game of the season. Julian Edelman is hurt and Tom Brady needs his favorite target to step up this week so I think he will in a dramatic fashion.
Jacksonville Jaguars ($2,600) — Although I am not a fan of Jacksonville this year, their defense has played well in past weeks. In a really good matchup this week against the Tennessee Titans, for the first time ever, I trust Jacksonville’s defense.