Bottom of the Barrel
9/5/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is here! We’ve made it! Damn this feels good!

Last time we spoke Bottom of the Barrel wasn’t much of a thing. Yes I’ve written B&B for the better part of five seasons but things have changed. Social media has welcomed me with open arms. I’ve been able to grow and expand my content big time. For that I’m grateful and thankful for the support!

What is Bottom of the Barrel? Just a silly idea that came to me a few years ago. Since then DFS has really taken off! We all know the high priced studs to start week to week right? Unfortunately there is a cap on Fanduel and Draftkings so we have spend to wisely. B&B helps you fill in your DFS lineups with cheaper high upside guys!

Social media has been jam packed with fantasy football content for months now. Some good and some bad. It’s Twitter though so that’s to be expected. In turn, what should we expect the first week of the NFL season? As it stands now there are a ton of questions! Realistically we don’t know how the targets and touches are going to shake out across the board.

With week one upon us let me help! Let’s work it out together!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Patrick Mahomes KC v HOU(31st)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$7,400)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!

Cam Newton NE v MIA(30th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,100)

New England QB Cam Newton

Cam is the Patriots new shiny toy! Week 1 vs. a divisional rival? Admittedly there are a few questions marks in terms of his rushing yardage but at the price I’m in!

Jimmy Garoppolo SF v ARZ(32nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,800)

This one isn’t sexy but facing the 32nd ranked DST vs. QB’s is very sexy! Plus I’ve heard he’s been working on his deep passing!

Tyrod Taylor LAC @ CIN(28th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,600)

Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor

As a starting QB Tyrod has preformed at or above all of his seasonal projections. Not to mention all the weapons at his disposal! Mix in some rushing yards and it’s a no-brainer.

Teddy Bridgewater CAR v OAK(25th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,900)

Let’s be honest and say what we’re all thinking. One or two passes to CMC could make Teddy’s price gravy. Throw in DJ Moore and the upside is there!

Gardner Minshew II JAX v IND(21st)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,800)

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew

There is something about this guy! He’s likeable and people are drawn to him. Fandom isn’t going to win us money but his rushing yards just might!

RUNNING BACK

Christian McCaffrey CAR v OAK(19th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$10,000)

Carolina Panther RB Christian McCaffrery

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!

Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAX(31st)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,700)

Colts rookie RB Jonathan Taylor

Recently JT has taken a beating for dropping a few passes. He’s been the talk of social media for week 1 so who am I to disagree? Plus I’m thinking this will be the cheapest he ever is on both sites.

James White NE v MIA(26th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$6,000)

Patriots RB James White

I don’t know about you but Cam has only excited me more for White! Sony, Rex or the recently cut Lamar Miller doesn’t change White’s value. He’s pure gold on site like FD with PPR points.

Tarik Cohen CHI @ DET(29th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,900)

Chicago RB Tarik Cohen

Cohen hasn’t missed a game in three season and you know what you’re getting. He’s the textbook complimentary RB on your DFS roster. Opening the season in Detroit with Mitch at QB isn’t as awful as you think!

Boston Scott PHI @ WSH(30th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,800)

Eagles RB Boston Scott

Scott has been able to get more first team reps recently with Sanders sidelined. Humor me a moment, PHI gets up big and Scott sees a full quarter maybe more chalked full of garbage time! Still counts people!

Nyheim Hines IND @ JAX(31st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

Mack and JT, all we’ve heard about this off-season. What if I told you Hines could become what James White is in New England! You heard it here first!

Antonio Gibson WSH v PHI(5th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Normally I march to the beat of my own drummer and I am now. I’m bringing up Gibson to tell you one thing. Use at your own risk. He might be the chalkiest RB going week 1. So do you want to join the masses or do you want to win money? The choice is yours. Exercise caution here!

WIDE RECEIVER

Michael Thomas NO v TB(32nd)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$9,000)

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!

DeSean Jackson PHI @ WSH(21st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,900)

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

It’s week 1 people. You know the drill…
2019 week 1 – 8 receptions 154 yards 2 TD
2018 week 1 – 5 receptions 146 yards 2 TD

N’Keal Harry NE v MIA(31st)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,400)

Patriots WR N’Keal Harry

Cut after cut and Harry is still standing! Strong as ever! Get in on the ground floor here! Oh yeah MIA is a very favorable match-up!

Russell Gage ATL v SEA(14th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,300)

Falcon WR Russel Gage

Julio and Ridley. Julio and Ridley. Reminds of Jane from the Brady Bunch always feeling left out! Gage gets his week 1!

Greg Ward PHI @ WSH(21st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)

Nothing fancy here, Greg is in the mix after a WR process of elimination. Alshon is out. Rookie Jalen Reagor is out. Everybody is on Ertz/Jackson so sneak in Greg Ward!

Trent Taylor SF v ARZ(25th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,900)

The sneakiest of plays! Taylor missed the entire 2019 season with a foot injury and now he’s a healthy WR among a slew of unhealthy SF WR’s! Would it be wild to roster a Jimmy G/Trent Taylor stack?

Scotty Miller TB @ NO(27th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Tampa Brady WR Scotty Miller

Little to no talk about Scotty! Rightfully so given the plethora of studs in Tompa Bay right now! It looks as if Scotty has locked down the slot role in TB. Which is sweet gig when TB12 is your QB. There should plenty of room for the 23 year old speedster to find in New Orleans week 1.

TIGHT END

George Kittle SF v ARZ(32nd)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$7,200)

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!

Jonnu Smith TEN @ DEN(13th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,400)

Titans TE Jonnu Smith

Have any of you seen the twitter photo of Jonnu last month? He’s the unquestioned TE1 in Tennessee on a damn good offense. He’s priced very reasonably for the type of production I expect in week 1.

Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ GB(28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,100)

Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr.

We’ve all heard how Irv Jr. is expected to see a larger role right? Well let’s quit talking about it and be about it! No time like the present!

Cole Kmet CHI @ DET(15th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,400)

Are you scared of Jimmy Graham? I’m not! Guy is a shell of himself. Hurts to say this but the Bears torched the Lions TWICE last season! While Mitch threw six total TD’s. This could be a case of Chicago trying out their new 6’6 TE in the red zone once or twice. Just the dart throw I’m looking for at TE!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 1! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

FD 8:20p ET (Thu-Mon)

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 9/10 and Sunday morning 9/13!

DK 9/10 (Thu-Mon)

Any questions or comments?

Did I miss something? Let’s talk about it!

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