Bottom of the Barrel WK12
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
It snowed all day here in Detroit. The fall is turning to winter fast. Most fantasy teams are turning to pumpkins fast as well.
One of, if not, the best weeks of the year is upon us! A short work week and anticipation for an all day football marathon! This years Thanksgiving is going to be different then most of us have ever experienced.
Small family gatherings, if any. Swinging by other family and friends houses may not be a good idea. Being home at peace isn’t half bad. Just depends what type of person you are.
We have each other. We have football. Lets be thankful for those.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 12. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Kyler Murray ARZ @ NE (10th)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$8,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 12!
Taysom Hill NO @ DEN (17th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,200)
Taysom Hill has lost his tight-end eligibility. Which we saw coming. I’ve made peace with it. How many of you are dealing with a stubborn owner who refuses to move Hill out of their TE spot?
Daniel Jones NYG @ CIN (23rd)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,500)
Fresh off their bye week I expect the Giants and Danny to fill the stat sheet against a demoralized Cincinnati Bengals team. Losing your franchise QB in that manner has a negative effect on morale.
Derek Carr LV @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,700)
Derek Carr looked good on Sunday didn’t he? 275 yards and 3 TD’s in a divisional game against the reigning Super Bowl Champions is no small feat. Now Vegas is able to turn their attention to a hapless Atlanta defense.
Jared Goff LAR vs. SF (15th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,000)
Speaking of good QB play, Goff flat out got it done on Monday night. I’ve never understood the hatred and disgust for Jared. The Rams have a great supporting cast around him with an outstanding head coach. The Rams excel in ball control thanks to a bevy of stud WR’s and a mixture of young RB’s. In seven career games vs. the 49ers, Goff has tosses 14 TD’s compared to 4 INT’s.
Baker Mayfield CLE @ JAX (30th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,300)
I’ve never been excited to bet on Cleveland on Baker Mayfield. Sometimes our research is more about the match-up rather then the player itself. Fun fact, Baker has never played a game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars! Willing to bet you just Googled that to check my work!
Phil Rivers IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$6,100)
In all honesty the Colts sitting at 7-3 is exciting! The Titans are middle of the road on defense. In week 11 they gave up 430 total yards and for the fifth time this season, thirty or more points. In his career Phil has thrown 18 TD’s vs. the Titans. For best results pair with rookie WR Michael Pittman Jr.
I know Bottom of the Barrel is about those cheaply priced players but the top portion of the RB list is filled with players in the $6,000 range. Some of the match-ups are too good and the price of Dalvin Cook skews the pricing of the RB category. Let’s explore!
Dalvin Cook MIN vs. CAR (28th)(FD-$11,000)(DK-$9,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 12!
Kareem Hunt CLE @ JAX (27th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,600)
No surprise but I’m fully expecting Hunt to receive 12+ targets/touches on Sunday. Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt? This week in Jacksonville both backs will have ample opportunity to shine. The Jaguars DST are giving up the 6th most points to opposing RB’s. A post-thanksgiving feast will ensue.
Austin Ekeler LAC @ BUF (18th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$6,100)
If Austin is cleared and plays in week 12 I want 100% ownership. After an extended injury absence this will undoubtedly be the cheapest we see him rest of the season. With rookie QB Justin Herbert at the helm Ekeler should absolutely shine!
Jonathan Taylor IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,900)
It finally happened right? The breakout we were all promised months back? I’m going to say yes and believe this is a sign of things to come! 22 total carries and four receptions while commanding 68.8% of the RB share in week 11 is a great sign! Look for JT to come on strong these next few weeks! The breakout continues Sunday!
Giovani Bernard CIN vs. NYG (24th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,700)
Mentioning Gio is a ho-hum kind of thing. While Mixon is on IR there’s a certain workload to be expected here for Bernard. Moving forward it’s not going to get any easier for CIN and specifically GIO but the volume is there. So is the price.
Damien Harris NE vs. ARZ (14th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,800)
Rex was lost to an injury. Sony Michel has been activated from IR. Just a simple process of addition and subtraction. I have no worries about Harris and his workload moving ahead. He’s had 10+ carries in five straight games. He’s also averaged 5.4 YPC in those last five games. Personally, he makes for a set it and forget it RB2/flex play in week 12.
Salvon Ahmed MIA @ NYJ (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,100)
Long as Gaskin is out Salvon is the lead back. Not saying much I know but a date with the Jets says all you need to know!
Leonard Fournette TB vs. KC (20th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,900)
This has all the makings of a heavyweight match-up in week 12. Bring your best players and let do battle. Leo is a RB built for this kind of game. 31-28 type final score when all is said and done. Looks to be one of the more exciting games of the week.
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ CIN (17th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)
Fresh off their bye week look for a steady dose of Wayne! The Bengals get smoked in the air then opening the door for the run. I’m thinking 14 or so carries along with two or three receptions and a TD this week for Gallman Jr.
Nyheim Hines IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,800)
We’ve had some success recently mentioning RB’s from the same team. Washington in week 10. Kind of New England in week 11. Now it’s the Colt’s turn in week 12! Both backs can produce vs. a Titans team not really equipped to deal with all the weapons IND has in their possession.
Cam Akers LAR vs. SF (8th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,200)
Full disclosure, I do my B&B notes Sunday night and finalize it all on Monday morning. I wrote in Cam Akers with the hope he’d do well Monday night or at least find the end zone. The rookie did both! Cam only carried the ball five times. The Rams in total only rushed 20 times. He did catch a TD pass! Is this the start of a beautifully crafted rookie RB relationship? I sure hope so and at his price on both site we’re able to enjoy it as well!
James White NE vs. ARZ (14th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)
Unfortunately Rex Burkhead has been lost for the season. In turn White set a season high in targets and scrimmage yards. It’s a awful occurrence but one most are familiar with. James should assume a heavy passing down workload Sunday vs. the Cardinals.
Frank Gore NYJ vs. MIA (21st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)
Rookie RB La’Mical Perine suffered a high ankle sprain early on in week 11. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, guy walks into a football game carrying the ball 15 times for 61 yards and a TD. MIA is 28th overall against the run and the likelihood Gore see’s 15+ touches again is something we can’t ignore. Frank will score a TD in week 12. I don’t make the rules.
Brian Hill ATL vs. LV (29th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
Adding Brian Hill to your DFS roster in week 12 is way off the beaten path. There’s not much to discuss here. The O/U here is a whopping 55.5 points. Meaning an absolute void of defense. I expect Matt Ryan to throw the ball around 40 times. Several to Brian Hill.
Tyreek Hill KC @ TB (11th)(FD-$8,600)(DK-$6,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 12!
Breshad Perriman NYJ vs. MIA (17th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,200)
Ah! There you are Breshad! Three TD’s in your last two games is more then enough to get added to B&B! Thanks for the call!
Darius Slayton NYG @ CIN (24th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)
At this point hopefully you’ve noticed my propensity to pick on Cincinnati in week 12! Darius always has the opportunity to make a big play! Also known as boom or bust. Slayton does have eight receptions for twenty or more yards this season. Look for him to add another one on Sunday!
Curtis Samuel CAR @ MIN (29th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,100)
Something something gadget guy. Something something price not adjusting. Minnesota is giving up, on average, 383.3 yards per game. We’ve now seen that it doesn’t matter who the Carolina QB is, Curtis will be involved.
Jerry Jeudy DEN vs. NO (19th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,100)
If the major DFS sites are going to ignore the rookies pricing then I’m going to mention him every single time! A home game vs. the superior New Orleans Saints just screams playing catch-up.
Jarvis Landry CLE @ JAX (25th)($5,700)(DK-$5,200)
Landry should command a generous target share in week 12. I know what you’re thinking, yes I agree. This one will undoubtedly be a big Chubb/Hunt week. At his price I like the idea of 7+ targets for Landry vs. an inferior secondary.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs. TEN (27th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)
Michael. Michael. Michael. Oh how we love thee. Let me count the ways. Pittman Jr. is getting better and better each week and will absolutely explode Sunday at home. I don’t say it often but you’ve been warned!
Denzel Mims NYJ vs. MIA(17th)(FD-$5,600)DK-$3,500)
Mims is starting to impress. Mims is starting to show us why he was a second round draft selection. He seems to be the apple of Flacco’s eye leading the Jets in targets and reception yards in week 12. The best is yet to come with Mims. Week 12 will be the start of that. The rookie will catch his first NFL touchdown Sunday!
Hunter Renfrow LV @ ATL (30th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
We have to pick our spots with certain players. I’m doing that now with Hunter in week 12. A glorious match-up awaits him in Atlanta.
Nelson Agholor LV @ ATL (30th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,900)
What the heck is going on here? Nelson led all other Vegas WR’s in snaps and targets! As stated above Derek Carr is in one heck of groove. I can’t stress enough how outstanding this match-up is Sunday in Atlanta.
Jakeem Grant MIA @ NYJ (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,700)
Total flier. Jakeem is the true essence of B&B. Miami lost last week ending their three game winning streak as I’m sure you know. What better way to get right then playing the Jets? All it takes is one here to make Grant’s day!
Travis Kelce KC @ TB (15th)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$7,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 12!
Anthony Firkser TEN @ IND (10th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,900)
So here’s my rationale. TEN @ IND is one of the more exciting games in week 12. Strictly my opinion but it does have it’s merits! The point implied total for this game is 50+ points. So we’re looking at a 28-24 type final. Tony F has slowly chugged along and been effective behind Jonnu Smith.
Mo Ali-Cox IND vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$2,700)
Read the excerpt above and just swap out Anthony for Mo Ali. Same ideal.
Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. CAR (18th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,800)
How many of you get on food kicks? Like cereal in the AM everyday for a month? Or pizza for dinner 3-4 days a week for a month? I’m like that right now with Kyle Rudolph.
Tyler Kroft BUF vs. LAC (23rd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,900)
Here’s a situation where I absolutely love Josh Allen for 3+ passing TD’s in week 12. They have to go somewhere. Someone has to catch them!
Tyler Eifert JAX vs. CLE (29th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,600)
Who here expects the Jaguars to behind from the start? That’s a wise game script for you to have. Rookie QB Jake Luton didn’t have the best showing in week 11. That being said Tyler did have five targets! Lets hope JAX and Luton get a few things ironed out in practice this week.
Nick Vannett DEN vs. NO (30th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)
Nick and the Broncos are just a product of an awfully beautiful game script vs. a better New Orleans Saints team. Realistically the Saints could hang 30+ points on the Broncos. Thus making Denver trying to keep up. How do you keep up? Throwing the ball! The Saints aren’t the best when guarding TE’s. Fant will get all the love here but let’s get weird and roster Nicky V!
Maxx Williams ARZ @ NE (3rd)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)
Who? Did you know Maxx are on the field for 67% of the offensive snaps in week 11? Something good is bound to happen being on the field that much in this offense. Right?
Nick Keizer KC @ TB (15th)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)
This is just flat out silly.
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 12! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/29!
Any questions or comments?
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