Bottom of the Barrel Championship Sunday
1/20/2021
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Then there were four. Just like that! Twelve quarters of football left in the 2020 season. I thought about using this space to recap the season. Intertwine the lessons we learned with some sort of philosophical twist. Felt like a lot work! The way my brain works in addition to my love for writing and we would be here for hours.

So, I thought better of it! What else could we do together this week that we have not done yet this season? To be honest, we have just about covered everything. Winning, losing, laughing, and being upset. We have covered the full range of emotions. On the last weekend of football before the Super Bowl do, we play it safe.

Absolutely not! Now is the time to go all in! The day after the Super Bowl this season you will be hoping and praying for NFL DFS action. Let us get it while we can!

When you think about Bottom of the Barrel what comes to mind? If safe and boring come up first, then I have not been particularly good this season. For some odd reason I do not think those words will come up.

QUARTERBACK

Patrick Mahomes KC vs BUF (13th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,600)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Concussion or twisted nerve? Whatever has happened seems to be clearing up. Reports all over the wire today have said Mahomes has cleared “big steps”. As it stands now the decision is out of the Chiefs hands. The NFL has protocols in place for a reason. All signs point to Pat playing Sunday vs the Bills.

Aaron Rodgers GB vs TB (22nd)(FD-$8,700)(DK-$6,500)

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

If Aaron Rodgers is the starting QB for the Packers, then Green Bay will always be in the running for a Super Bowl. As a Detroit Lions fan, it is a touch pill to swallow. Realistically, it is the truth. In terms of Sunday, we are in for a treat.

Josh Allen BUF @ KC (20th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$6,900)

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

What more can we say about this kid? At this point of the season not much left I can say to gas him up. Josh Allen is the real deal and will be well worth the money on Sunday in Kansas City.

Tom Brady TB @ GB (3rd)(FD-$7,800)(DK-$6,100)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady

Vintage playoff Tom Brady. Personally, TB12 is the best playoff QB of all time. Love it or hate him Tom just flat out gets it done. Looking ahead to Sunday we finally get to see a TB vs Rodgers head-to-head playoff game. Sunday will be the fourth time these two have faced off. Tom is also 2-1 vs Rodgers but those have all been regular season games.

Chad Henne KC vs BUF (13th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)

Kansas CIty back-up QB Chad Henne

Just in case! Never know!

RUNNINGBACK

Aaron Jones GB vs TB (1st)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$6,500)

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones

Are we done fading Aaron Jones yet? I have never understood the rationale behind leaving AJ behind. Putting him down and passing on him week-after-week. Jones fell one yard shy of hundred last weekends but ripped off a 60-yard run to begin the second half. I would be willing to bet a large portion will be fading Jones again this weekend. People see Tampa and where they rank against RB’s and do not think twice, fade. Not me and you should not either.

Leonard Fournette TB @ GB (27th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,300)

Tampa Bay RB Leonard Fournette

Leo has looked fantastic so far in the playoffs. He is seen thirty-six total carries for 159 yards, caught nine passes from ten total targets and has scored twice. Even with Rojo active last weekend Fournette still found the endzone. Fournette still carried the ball 17 times. Fournette still saw six targets. Leonard win be a busy beaver Sunday in Green Bay!

Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs BUF (22nd)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,000)

Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards Helaire

At the time of this publication, Wednesday, Clyde did practice today. Although a “light day” as coach Andy Reid said it is still a positive step. Thursday the 21st is the big full speed practice day for KC. Keep an eye out for CEH in practice reports this week. We will revisit on Sunday morning.

Darrel Williams KC vs BUF (22nd)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$4,800)

Kansas City Chiefs RB Darrel Williams

If the aforementioned CEH is deemed inactive then here is your guy! D-Will looked great last weekend vs the Browns. Out carrying Bell 17:3 and assuming lead back duties. At this point of the season, I do not see Andy Reid changing much.

Devin Singletary BUF @ KC (24th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,500)

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

To be fair the Bills really have reason to rush the ball, at all. You would think that would paint them into a corner, but they have made it this far! You can expect around six or seven carries along with three or four receptions. It is a safe floor, but it is a low one. Plan accordingly.

Ronald Jones II TB @ GB (27th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,600)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II

What if I told you about my idea to roster BOTH RoJo and Fournette on Sunday? Here me out! The temperature in Green Bay at kick-off will be around 28 degrees and about a 50% chance of snow. Tampa would be wise to use both backs in a 50/50 split. Each one stays active. Each one stays warm.

Jamaal Williams GB vs TB (1st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,400)

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams

From my own personal game script, I would expect J-Will see a healthy amount of work Sunday. Not so much a 50/50 split like RoJo/Fournette but enough to make him viable in a pinch. Or to save money elsewhere in our lines.

WIDE RECEIVER

Mike Evans TB @ GB (3rd)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,800)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans

Evans is not in the normal price range for Bottom of the Barrel. It is Championship Sunday! No time to get cute and the exact time to pull out all the spots! There are only four teams left standing! We must spend up in spots! Mike Evans is constantly overlooked yet all he does is dominate in the endzone and score touchdowns. Kevin King and Jaire Alexander will be roaming around opposite Evans on Sunday but so will Gronk, Godwin, Brown and Brate. Something must give!

Antonio Brown TB @ GB (3rd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,700)

Tampa Bay Bucs WR Antonio Brown

Luckily, AB did not sustain any serious damage to the knee injury suffered last weekend. His MRI scan was clean, and he is day-to-day. Given the importance of Sundays game I would like to think AB will do all that he can to be out there. I would not make it a priority to roster him. More like a wait and see. Wait and see where your roster build takes you.

Allen Lazard GB vs TB (24th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,200)

Green Bay Packers WR Alan Lazard

What a great time for Lazard to find his stride! Allen caught four passes for 96 yards and a touchdown last week vs the Rams. This team at WR has been all Davante Adams and whoever else is active. Now, Allen Lazard is finally pulling his wait. Lazard is a safely deployed as a rock solid WR2 this weekend.

Marquez Valdez-Scantling GB vs TB (24th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$3,900)

Green Bay Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Week-to-week who will it be? After Adams is it Lazard or MVS? MVS or Lazard? If you buy into that logic, then Sunday it will be MVS.

Mercole Hardman KC vs BUF (4th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,000)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

Hardman was busy last weekend against the Browns. What he did worked. It worked well. So, well I am hoping Andy Reid lets it carry over on Sunday. Another four receptions and a carry would be outstanding for Mercole given his price tag.

Gabriel Davis BUF @ KC (2nd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,500)

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Gabriel Davis

How many of you are Buffalo Bills fans? How many of you watched the Bills game last Saturday? Only reason I ask is to double check we saw the same thing. Davis was only targeted four times, but they were high upside targets. Two of them being red zone looks. The rookie tweaked his ankle last weekend and has not practiced yet this week.

Demarcus Robinson KC vs BUF (4th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,700)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson

It is tough trying to project what kind of work Demarcus will see week-to-week. We obviously know he is not going to be a WR1, but it is that homerun boom potential that keeps me coming back.

Tyler Johnson TB @ GB (3rd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)

Tampa Bay rookie WR Tyler Johnson

Nothing crazy here, just a shoutout out to all you Tyler Johnson truthers!

TIGHT END

Robert Tonyan GB vs TB (22nd)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$3,600)

Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan

Rob is a safe bet for 3-4 targets Sunday. Never a ton of yardage but always a threat to score. If a touchdown dependent tight end is always scoring touchdowns does that make him touchdown dependent?

Rob Gronkowski TB @ GB (5th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,200)

Tampa Bay Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski

Gronk saw five targets last weekend but was only able to reel one in. Sunday in Green Bay he should have his way with the Packers linebackers. Clearly a miss-match let us fire up Gronk in hopes of a playoff-Gronk type performance.

Cameron Brate TB @ GB (5th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,000)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate

Cam saw five targets just like Gronk, yet he caught four of them. I have this odd feeling one of these Tampa tight ends is going to score twice. Obviously, I do not know which one. So, I am going to make duplicate lines just swapping out Gronk for Brate and Brate for Gronk! Make sense?

Dawson Knox BUF @ KC (30th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$2,800)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

Knoxy Knoxy Knoxy, what do we do with you? Dawson is low-end TE2 but his QB is Josh Allen. That alone is enough for me to roster him. Hard hitting analysis, I know. It has been a long season! What more do you want from me?

Mardedes Lewis GB vs TB (22nd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)

Green Bay Packers TE Marcedes Lewis

Let us not get crazy. This may Marcedes’ last hoorah as a professional football player.

Here are some of my sample lines I am going to use for Championship Sunday! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 1/24 3:05p MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 1/24/21!

DK 1/20 3:05p MAIN

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