Week 11 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Cowboys vs Vikings

Dalvin Cook fantasy outlook makes him an unreal fantasy option in Week 11.
Dalvin Cook fantasy outlook makes him an unreal fantasy option in Week 11. | Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images

The red-hot Minnesota Vikings will take on the 2-7 Dallas Cowboys in search of their fourth straight win. FanDuel Sportsbook's Week 11 NFL odds list the Vikings as sizable 7-point favorites over the Cowboys in this one.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this Week 11 Cowboys-Vikings showdown.

Amari Cooper Fantasy

Start Amari Cooper, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Fantasy managers who took the plunge on Amari Cooper were understandably panicked when Dak Prescott was ruled out for the year. But he's actually been pretty productive no matter who starts. Cooper has put up at least 12.5 PPR points in three of his last four games, averaging 7.0 targets for 5.0 catches and 57.8 receiving yards per game in that stretch. With Andy Dalton likely to be back at the helm, Cooper should get a solid bump in efficiency. And with Dallas almost certainly playing from behind, expect Dalton to funnel a ton of looks Cooper's way.

Dalvin Cook Fantasy

Start Dalvin Cook, RB, Minnesota Vikings: Look, you're starting Dalvin Cook every week no matter what, so this isn't exactly breaking news. But Cook could be poised for one of his best games of the year here. Aside from one decent showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Cowboys' defense has been atrocious. Dallas is surrendering bottom-two marks in: opposing points per game (32.2; No. 32), rushing yards per game (157.0; No. 31), yards per carry (5.0; No. 31). And this unit hasn't faced a player of Cook's caliber this season. Minnesota's MVP candidate has put up at least 25.0 PPR points in half of his starts this year, but he's got a real shot to record some new season highs on Sunday.

Michael Gallup Fantasy

Sit Michael Gallup, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Michael Gallup just hasn't been producing recently, and there aren't many signs that are pointing to a turn-around. Since Week 6, Gallup is turning 6.8 targets into 3.0 catches for 30 receiving yards and no scores. The volume is slightly encouraging, but he's competing with Cooper and CeeDee Lamb for targets in one of the least efficient passing offenses in the league. He's not someone you want to be relying on in fantasy right now.

Kirk Cousins Fantasy

Sit Kirk Cousins, QB, Minnesota Vikings: Frankly, this matchup is as good as it gets, so you probably want to start as many Vikings as you can. But Kirk Cousins could be the exception to that rule. He's only averaging 23.3 passing attempts per game during the team's three-game win streak. And with Minnesota being hefty 7-point favorites in this one, the Vikings will likely continue to limit Cousins' workload. Even in a decent matchup, Cousins might not see enough volume to be worth a start here.

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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