The Giants will head to Florida to face off against the Buccaneers in Week 11’s Monday Night Football finale. Las Vegas sportsbooks opened the Giants as double-digit underdogs, but they will have a nearly full collection of weapons at their disposal, most notably Saquon Barkley (ankle). We’re going to leave Barkley out of our FanDuel single-game lineup this week, but his presence has the potential to provide the entire unit with a boost in DFS contests.
Here are the key scoring settings for FanDuel’s single-game contests: The point total for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn’t cost any additional money like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 300-yard/100-yard games like on DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Giants vs. Buccaneers
$60,000 budget, need at least one player from each team
MVP (1.5x points): RB Saquon Barkley, Giants ($17,000)
Brady heads into a good “get-right” spot after he and the Bucs laid an egg in their Week 9 loss to the Washington Football Team. He has three performances over 24.0 FanDuel points over his past five games, and the matchup suggests he’ll be able to deliver another meaty point total.
FLEX: WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($13,000)
A good argument can be made in favor of both Evans and Chris Godwin ($12,500) with Antonio Brown (ankle) set to miss another contest. Evans gets the nod thanks to his dominance in the end zone — he’s scored seven touchdowns over his past five games. He’s made the most of low target volume over his past two contests, but he’s gone over 10 targets three times this season.
FLEX: RB Leonard Fournette ($11,500)
Fournette has only failed to crack double figures on FanDuel once since Week 4, and he continues to receive the type of volume that will allow him to keep that streak rolling. The Giants have a poor run defense, so if this matchup gets out of hand, Tampa Bay could hop on Fournette’s back and put the offense in “ground-and-pound” mode.
FLEX: WR Kenny Golladay, Giants ($9,500)
At first glance, Golladay’s return to action left a lot to be desired. However, his 2-28 line on three targets is a lot more palatable when you realize Daniel Jones’ attempted just 20 passes. The Giants aren’t likely to get away with throwing so infrequently on Monday, so Golladay should be much busier. The bye week should have also afforded him more time to heal up from a number of injuries and ailments he’s struggled with throughout the season.
FLEX: WR Kadarius Toney, Giants ($9,000)
Toney is healthy after dealing with a pair of injuries since his Week 5 breakout. Monday’s game paints the picture of a matchup that will require more passing volume than the 20 throws Daniel Jones attempted in Week 9. There will be more hands on deck for the Giants, which means Toney might not dominate target volume. However, we’ve seen the coaching staff’s willingness to deploy Toney creatively. There should be enough playmaking opportunities for Toney to put a dent in this week’s contest.