Bottom of the Barrel WK16
12/22/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Here we are! A few short days away from Christmas. Time flies when you are having fun right? This year is a testament that regardless of your attitude and surroundings time still flies. The sun still rises and sets. The Earth still spins!

Does anyone know the definition of insanity? Read from a dictionary it reads, the state of being mentally ill, madness. If we dig a little deeper the secondary definition states, extreme foolishness, or irrationality. By definition I have been insane for years! No, I am not clinically insane locked up in a padded room wearing a strait jacket. I do, however, tend to act with extreme foolishness with a touch of irrationality. My definition of insanity goes like this, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, if that isn’t the truth! Let us apply this sentence to the life of a DFS player! Each week we read the same articles, visit the same websites, and text the same people.

If you have not put two and two together yet let me spell it out for you. We are all insane. All DFS players are nuts! Especially you, right now for reading this! I already know your next thought. Well, aren’t you, Chris Robin, part of the problem then? Funny you should ask because I was just about to explain myself! If Bottom of the Barrel is part of your research memorandum each week then did, I just contradict myself? The same ole same ole? Reading the same piece of boring trash each week expecting different results? The answer is quite simple! No! No way! In an odd yet humble way I believe B&B is unique from most DFS related articles.

QUARTERBACKS

Below is the most expensive player at QB in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!

Patrick Mahomes KC vs ATL (32nd)(FD-$9,400)(DK-$8,500)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Here are some cheaper options at QB in week 16 I love!

Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ JAX (31st)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky

Mitch has been on a heater! He has had success moving out and around the pocket and finding the open receiver. This week in Jacksonville he may not be expected to do much. Manage the game and feed David Montgomery. Yet I could a see case where Mitch has the quietest three touchdown pass day ever!

Andy Dalton DAL vs PHI (17th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,500)

Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton

Oh yuck. If you read the opening in its entirety, then you know the theme here is insanity. Willingly rostering Andy Dalton is quite sickening. Yet, over his last five games Andy has 10:3 TD:INT ratio. Having won three of those last five games.

Sam Darnold NYJ vs CLE (24th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,000)

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold

The New York football Jets enter this contest fresh off their first win of the season! Dare I say that Sam Darnold has some momentum? He topped 200+ passing yards for the first time since week 4! He played a mistake free game as well! Wait, not entirely mistake free seeing how he was sacked twice and fumbled once. To be clear, the fumble was not lost. The Jets regained possession. I think that is a good sign, don’t you?

Dwayne Haskins WSH vs CAR (18th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$4,800)

Washington Redskins QB Dwayne Haskins

I have no plans of rostering Dwayne this week or any other week to be clear. I have this platform, so I would like to use it briefly. Dwayne Haskins is a child. An uneducated fool. Getting the starting gig back in week 15 in place of real starting QB, Alex Smith, he proceeded to go out after the game. To a local club, around others without wearing a mask. I am not here to debate social issues and mask wearing but I want to give my opinion on this immature imbecile. Any sane person with common sense would tell you that this is awful. It is unbelievably stupid. Unfortunately, Dwayne is not a regular working-class kid. He is a professional football player. He has put his teammates and coaches at risk. He is harming his team big time. I would not be shocked if Washington fired him. Cut him loose, good luck elsewhere stupid. After all this time how does an individual not know this behavioral will not be tolerated. It goes beyond immaturity. It is borderline negligent and extremely dangerous.

Ryan Finley CIN @ HOU (15th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$4,800)

Cincinnati Bengals QB Ryan Finley

Let reel it in and discuss some positivity! Ryan Finley looked damn good Monday night! He was running all over the place! He was throwing all over the field too! If the Bengals can play with that same sense of toughness, they did vs the Steelers they may have a winning streak on their hands!

RUNNING BACKS

Below is the most expensive player at RB in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!

Christian McCaffery CAR @ WSH (4th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$9,200)

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffery

Don’t freak out. No idea if CMC will be active this week. He’s offered on both sites only reason I’m mentioning him here.

Here are some cheaper options I love at RB in week 16!

Antonio Gibson WSH vs CAR (25th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$6,600)

Washington rookie RB Antonio Gibson

Nothing concrete yet but if Gibby is active we should all be licki9ng our chops! Washington is currently the 4th seed in the NFC playoff picture and 1st place in the NFC East! I would imagine the Football Team is walking a thin line between letting the rookie heal yet needed him back ASAP! More Gibson news should be made available as the weeks goes on. Pay close attention! If he is active, I will have 100% exposure!

Le’Veon Bell KC vs ATL (7th)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,800)

Kansas City RB Le’Veon Bell

Bell will no doubt be a popular play this weekend after rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was injured. In all honestly, I do not think this game will be particularly close. Two teams heading in opposite directions. Do the Chiefs give Bell a steady dose of carries? Prepare him for larger roll in the playoffs? CEH has already been declared OUT for the remainder of the 2020 season. My money is on Bell see the lions share of carries from here on out.

Tony Pollard DAL vs PHI (11th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,500)

Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

If you were Jerry Jones what would you do with Zeke for the remainder of the season? Exactly! I would do the same. Let me spell it out for anyone not too sure what we are think. I would 100% absolutely give Elliot these final two games off. Go away, go rest, go relax and rediscover yourself. Zeke has clearly not been the Zeke of old. I still believe it was due in large part to Dak and that gruesome leg injury. I also passionately believe Zeke will return to form in 2021. Until that day lets get Tony P. 20-25 total touches a game. If that is the case our DFS lines will certainly pop off!

J.K. Dobbins BAL vs NYG (21st)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,200)

Baltimore Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins

It is official right? The Mark Ingram era in Baltimore is officially over. It is the JK & Gus show from here on out. To sweeten the deal Dobbins has scored a touchdown in four straight games. The Ravens are hitting their stride at the absolute perfect time. Spend the money on JK this weekend. Merry Christmas!

Giovani Bernard CIN @ HOU (31st)(FD-$6,000)DK-$4,800)

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

My B&B notes are normally done by bedtime on Sunday night. Only reason I tell you this is the fact I was 50/50 that Gio was going to be mentioned here. Then Monday Night Football happened, and it made me smile! Gio scored twice and racked up 97 total yards. At this rate Bernard just might be a nice safe play rest of the season. Safe with multi-touchdown upside! Plus, it would not be Bottom of the Barrel if we were not picking on the Houston Texans DST!

Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ BAL (15th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,700)

New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman Jr.

Fantasy football is a fickle beast. We use players up and spit them out. Case in point, Wayne Gallman Jr. We had a few good weeks together, me and Wayne, now it looks to be a committee backfield with Alfred Morris (FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,000). In all seriousness who is to say we cannot stack Alf & Wayne in week 16. Has all the makings of a cool cartoon at-least. The Adventures of Alf & Wayne!

J.D. McKissic WSH vs CAR (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$6,400)

Washington Football Team RB JD McKissic

I seriously cannot quit this guy! I will have to go back and check, but I am almost certain McKissic has set a B&B record for consecutive weeks mentioned in the article. To be honest I can think of several other backs that would make me look foolish if I were attached too. Without Gibby or with Gibby, JD has a definite role on this team, and I am going roster him each week! Sunday vs the Panthers will be no exception!

Ito Smith ATL @ KC (24th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)

Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith

Is anyone else bummed out about Todd Gurley basically being replaced? Todd was a mainstay in our fantasy lines for several seasons. Looks like that time is over. Ito has been named the Falcons RB1. Which does not mean much but it opens some big-time value and salary relief for our DFS lines rest of season.

Rashaad Penny SEA vs LAR (5th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)

Seattle Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny

Here is the deal, it is shocking how many messages I receive about Penny. So, I would like to discuss them all right now. In order if I may. Yes, yes, no, maybe, no chance, sometimes, yes, and yes. Hopefully, that helps!

WIDE RECEIVERS

Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.

Tyreek Hill KC vs ATL (32nd)(FD-$9,400)(DK-$9,000)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill

Oh boy, if you like spend money on either site here is your golden goose for week 16.

Below are some cheaper options at WR I love this week!

DJ Chark JAX vs CHI (4th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,800)

Jacksonville Jaguars WR D.J. Chark

People want Chark to be a thing so bad. Like bad. Talking about it constantly on social media bad. Not being rude, just seeing! That is where people get in trouble. Someone simply sees then gets ridiculed for it. Ala Captain Obvious, who people pick on. What just happened? Back to DJ, his price has dropped to a more respectable place allowing us to toss him in our lines and only being helped, not hurt, if that makes sense. I would be willing to bet Chark has his lowest ownership of the season in week 16. Thus, making him important for all who take the plunge!

Curtis Samuel CAR @ WSH (3rd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)

Carolina Panther WR Curtis Samuel

Samuel led the team in targets (9) in week 15 but only caught four. Curtis also carried the ball twice for six yards. Sunday is going to be a tough task for the Panthers. Especially their skill position players. Yet, in an odd sick way that is why I love them this week! Say it with me now, LOW OWNERSHIP! Which means nothing if they do not produce. Look for Carolina get creative with Curtis and back to their gadgetry ways!

Tee Higgins CIN @ HOU (23rd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,700)

Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR Tee Higgins

Personally, Tee Higgins hurt my feelings last night. Needed him to score 15+ points to make my dynasty final and it did not happen. I must be objective here for you, the reader. So, like a true professional I will do that. Dear Tee, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You are the scum between my toes. Love, DetroitBeastie.

Well, I tried! In all seriousness Higgins has been targeted a ton and I do not expect that to change against a very favorable matchup in Houston.

Russell Gage ATL @ KC (2nd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,100)

Atlanta Falcons WR Russel Gage

Now we are talking! Gage has emerged as one heck of a complimentary WR to Calvin Ridley. What? Calvin not Julio you say? At this point in the season, we need to grasp onto any positive situation or ideal winning situation we can! Russ has now caught a TD pass in three straight games and cannot be ignored any longer. In week 16 the Falcons travel to Kansas City. At first glance you would think it was a bad matchup or awful idea to play any Falcons. I respectfully disagree! ATL @ KC has an over/under of 53.5 points! Atlanta should be down early and often. Forcing Matt Ryan to throw 45+ times! Russ also known as Mr. Unlimited 2 should do simply fine Sunday!

Greg Ward PHI @ DAL (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,100)

Philadelphia Eagles WR Greg Ward

Greg Ward has been a guy in and out of B&B. Classic case of skip him, he does well. Add him in the article he puts up a dud. He has treated me this way all season. Look at week 15. Greg caught four passes for a miniscule fifteen yards but scored twice! So, let us try again here with Greg Ward! Care to join me?

Jalen Guyton LAC vs DEN (14th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,200)

Los Angeles Chargers rookie WR Jalen Guyton

If you have paid any attention to Bottom of the Barrel this season, I am sure you have noticed my love for the rookie. Jalen running routes for Justin Herbert is a thing of beauty. The long-term outlook here is brighter than I thought possible looking back. In terms of week 16 I am fully expecting another respectable game from Jalen. Dare I say four receptions for around seventy yards and a touchdown? Jalen is the ultimate boom candidate this weekend!

Darnell Mooney CHI @ JAX (25th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,000)

Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney

Let us play a game. If you have time? Choose your preferred method of fantasy points. Total yardage? Or total touchdowns? Sounds silly doesn’t it? Let me explain! Mooney has received a touchdown in back-to-back-games yet has failed to eclipse to 50+ total yards. I can say with full confidence that Darnell Mooney will score for the third straight week and will total more than 50 yards!

Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX vs CHI (4th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,700)

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

I did that right? The Jaguars may let the rookie play a little quarterback? Oh boy! Looks like we have another Taysom Hill situation on our hands!

TIGHT END

Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.

Travis Kelce KC vs ATL (30th)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,500)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Yet again, three of the four positions are dominated by Kansas City Chiefs. They are good that is no surprise.

Here are some cheaper options I am rolling with at TE in week 16!

Cole Kmet CHI @ JAX (25th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,200)

Chicago Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet

Well friends, I was wrong in week 15. Sixty yards and touchdown were not achieved by the rookie tight end last week. Not even close if I am being honest yet here I am again. Once again asking you to consider adding Kmet in your DFS lines for week 16.

Dalton Schultz DAL vs PHI (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,200)

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz

Dalton has been a solid streaming option at tight end all season. No more no less. That is exactly what he is this week at home vs the divisional rival Philadelphia Eagles. I have this game down for somewhere in 28-24 final range. Meaning, plenty of points to go around.

Jordan Akins HOU vs CIN (27th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,300)

Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins

Like the game we played with Mooney above but the opposite effect. Jordan is catching passes and racking up yardage but one touchdown all season. At his lowly price, this week think I am willing to take a chance on him, yet again.

Austin Hooper CLE @ NYJ (32nd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,500)

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper

I find it shocking that Hooper caught five passes for 41 yards and a touchdown and his price on both sites is on the low end given the match-up in week 16. Going to be tough getting away from Hooper this week. Especially the way Baker Mayfield has been playing.

Chris Herndon NYJ vs CLE (26th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,500)

New York Jets TE Chris Herndon

Scroll all the way up to Sam Darnold. I can wait, no rush. Ah you are back! Winning streak, right? Catching my drift here?

Here are two of my sample lines I am going to use for week 16! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 12/27 1p Sunday MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/27!

Draftkings 12/27 1p Sunday MAIN

That is, it! Did I miss someone?

Any questions or comments?

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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