Bottom of the Barrel Super Bowl LV
What a season! Wow was this a wild ride. The Super Bowl is upon us. Not much for me to say here that you do not already know. We have had two weeks to prepare and comb through every stat and match-up possible. So instead, I would like to use this spot for something more important.
Thank you. The love and support you have shown me this season have been unbelievable. More than I could have ever imagined. Thank you. Without all of you Bottom of the Barrel would be nothing. Just a washed-up piece of fantasy football crap. If you have not noticed there are hundreds and hundreds of fantasy football accounts, websites, and podcasts. Unfortunately, many good people get lost in the shuffle. Others just give up and quit due to the daily grind anxiety of the pressure.
Look, I have no blueprint on how to be successful with writing and broadcasting. The only thing I can tell you is my own way. Consistency, being open to change, acceptance and even a little fear goes along way. When we decide to try something new it is just natural to be afraid. Nothing grows in comfort.
Thank you to everyone who supported me and Bottom of the Barrel this season. It was a massive success. We had some fun along the way, a few disagreements but mostly fun. Thank you for everything along the way this season. The NFL season coming to end on Sunday is bitter sweet. Personally, I enjoy the rush and constant go-go-go. I also value my down time and resting. Either way it has come to an end! For that I am extremely grateful. For that I am extremely thankful.
Thank you for a fun and successful season. Could not have done it without you. Until next season friends!
Patrick Mahomes KC @ TB (26th)(FD-$16,500)(DK-$12,000)
Let us be honest, Kansas City will score 30+ points Sunday, right? Pat will account for most, if not, all of them. He is the best player on the field so why get cute and talk yourself out of Patty Mahomes? Only reason to fade Mahomes is if you are in a massive GPP. His ownership will undoubtedly to 80+%. He is an expensively free square on Sunday if that makes any sense.
Tom Brady TB vs KC (21st)(FD-$15,000)(DK-$10,000)
Brady is washed. He is going to wither and die away from the New England Patriots. Oh! Tom Brady is a starting QB in the Super Bowl.
Leonard Fournette TB vs KC (17th)(FD-$12,500)(DK-$7,800)
Leonard has been a pleasant surprise for the DFS community during Tampa’s playoff run. Not much will change Sunday. I am fully expecting 12+ targets and touches in what will amount to a robust stat line. Do not set your lines without Leo this weekend.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC @ TB (2nd)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$7,000)
CEH may wind up trashing a lot of our lines on Sunday. Or not? The rookie back missed some time late in the season and did absolutely nothing against the Bills on Championship Sunday. Are you willing to spend the money to roster Clyde on Sunday?
Darrel Williams KC @ TB (2nd)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$5,200)
D-Will is the KC RB play on Sunday. The casual DFS fans will flock to Clyde leaving Darrell under owned. Which is the edge we will need to separate ourselves from the crowd.
Ronald Jones II TB vs KC (17th)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$2,200)
Bottom of the Barrel has always been about those off the beaten path plays. A player or two that can help propel your line across the finish line. Yet at this point of the season those same methods must go out the window. Super Bowl Sunday is not really the best time to get cute. I understand the idea of rostering a guy Sunday in hopes he is your golden goose. RoJo is not that guy.
Tyreek Hill KV @ TB (26th)(FD-$14,000)(DK-$10,400)
I do not own a crystal ball but let me be clear. DO NOT fade Tyreek Hill on Sunday. 100+ receiving yards is set in stone. A TD reception is set in stone. The only question is how many touchdowns will Tyreek score? Best suited to let him figure it out in your lineup!
Chris Godwin TB vs KC (3rd)(FD-$12,000)(DK-$8,800)
Nothing ground-breaking here but I have this odd feeling Tampa Bay is playing for behind on Sunday. Which will lead to heavy usage from Godwin. That is where KC is most vulnerable. Across the middle of the field.
Mike Evans TB vs KC (3rd)(FD-$11,500)(DK-$8,400)
People are constantly fading Evans. They are trading him, cutting him, or leaving him on the bench. If you are looking for a floor of four receptions and 70 receiving yards, then Mike is you guy! I love the idea of stacking BOTH Godwin and Evans on Sunday.
Antonio Brown TB vs KC (3rd)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$6,200)
Last update AB was limited in practice on Wednesday the 3rd. Is it worth the risk on Sunday? There is so much more talent we can roster this weekend. AB is best suited as a throw GPP throw in last minute this weekend.
Mercole Hardman KC @ TB (26th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$5,600)
We have done this same ole song and dance with Hardman all year. Will he? Won’t he? I am putting all my chips on yes! Hardman will provide us with a healthy stat line on Sunday. Look at his price, why wouldn’t you sprinkle a little Hardman across your lineups this weekend?
Sammy Watkins KC @ TB (26th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$4,200)
Not much is given in life. There is not much we can say are a “sure thing”. Sammy Watkins playing like crap when we roster him and Sammy Watkins going nuts when we fade him are sure things! It is a sick give and take with Sammy. The choice is yours! I want nothing to do with him.
Scotty Miller TB vs KC (3rd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$3,400)
Is Scotty Miller faster than Tyreek Hill? Sure, going to fun watching the Super Bowl with that narrative. How many times do you think the announcers mention this? I will set the over/under at 3.5! Any takers?
Tyler Johnson TB vs KC (3rd)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$1,200)
Nothing more than a Super Bowl dart throw. Will this kid come through when Tampa needs him the most? Tyler is +600 to score an anytime touchdown Sunday. Think I would rather make that bet.
Travis Kelce KC @ TB (23rd)(FD-14,500)(DK-$11,000)
What more can I say here that we do not already know about Kelce? He is the best tight end in football. He is even better than most wide receivers in the NFL. Travis will find the endzone Sunday. Much like Tyreek, how many times though?
Cameron Brate TB vs KC (30th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$4,800)
Most of you film gurus already know what the Chiefs weak spot is on defense. The middle of the field. Just so happens that is wear Cam Brate roams!
Rob Gronkowski TB vs KC (30th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$3,000)
Playoff Gronk with playoff Brady has been a work of art for 10+ years now. Why would it stop now? The chemistry between these two is unparallel. Gronk is a safe bet for an anytime TD on Sunday. Make the bet and roster him too while you are at it.
Nick Keizer KC @ TB (23rd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$200)
Any of you get weird premonitions from time to time? I have heard feeling déjà vu is as close as it gets for seeing the future. I had had an odd feeling Keizer catches a TD pass Sunday. He just happens to be +1900 for that same bet! What are the chances?
Here are some of my single game sample lines I am going to use for the Super Bowl! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for some updated lines closer to lock Sunday afternoon 2/7/2021.
That is, it! Did I miss someone?
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