Bottom of the Barrel
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
That was fun! How did you do? Good or bad we have another chance later this week! That’s the beauty of daily fantasy sports! To be honest we have 15+ weeks left to get it right!
I’d love to hear any comments or testimonials how Bottom of the Barrel worked out for you in week 1! Thank you for all the support! If you keep reading I’ll keep writing!
These first few weeks of the NFL season are always the toughest DFS wise. Teams are still working out their positional rotations. Coaches are still apprehensive to give players a full work-load. As the weeks continue adding up so will our bankroll!
Enough with the nonsense! Lets dig into week 2! The match-ups are waiting!
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!
Lamar Jackson BAL @ HOU (FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Phil Rivers IND v MIN (FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,900)
The more things change the more they stay the same. Case and point, Phil Rivers. He’s going to continue throwing the ball 40+ times a game. As the Colts get more familiar with each other the fantasy point will follow! MIN is 27th overall v the pass. Sneaky good week ahead for Mr. Bolo Tie!
Gardner Minshew II JAC @ TEN (FD-$7,000)(DK-5,800)
I always love to see others flourish and succeed! Gardner was outstanding on Sunday! The Jags hit the road Sunday to play the Titans who are 24th vs. the pass. I fully expect Minshew to attempt more then 20 passes in this one. His price point is an absolute steal!
Ryan Tannehill TEN v JAC (FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,900)
Tanny has finally broken through and found a home in Tennessee. He should find himself comfortably in our lineups on Sunday. At this price he only needs 17-18 points to return value! Consider that his floor on Sunday!
Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ TB (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)
Teddy looked fantastic Sunday v the Raiders! The dinking and ducking was working. His downfield passes looked crisp and on point. Although Tampa is a tougher match-up on paper look at what New Orleans did! Not comparing the two teams. Merely saying the confidence isn’t there for the Bucs yet.
Daniel Jones NYG @ CHI (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)
Danny Dimes heads to Chicago Sunday to square off against the 25th overall ranked Chicago Bears defense. With Saquon at the RB helm look for the WR corps to get open early and often. Jones is one of my favorite plays of the week!
Christian McCaffrey CAR @ TB (FD-$10,500)(DK-$10,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
Ronald Jones II TB v CAR (FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,200)
More expensive then I’d like for B&B purposes. When the match-up is there though I spare no expense! Carolina was eaten alive in week 1 by Raider RB Josh Jacobs. Rojo is still the RB1 in Tampa but for how long? Let’s take advantage while we can!
James Robinson JAC @ TEN (FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,400)
J-Rob isn’t a household name. He’s the prototypical stud workhorse RB. However he’s getting ALL the work in Jacksonville. Which isn’t saying much but he’s literally getting ALL the work at RB! No other running back touched the ball Sunday. At his price this week mixed with the volume I’d be hard pressed not to roster him!
Zack Moss BUF @ MIA (FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,800)
Moss showed us why we drafted him across the board in all formats. The rushing work was split with Devin which was to be expected right? He caught three passes though and seemed to be on the field every time the Bills were inside the 20! Devin’s price on Fanduel is $6,000! Why would pay that when you can roster Moss at $800 less bucks?
Malcolm Brown LAR @ PHI (FD-$5,200)(DK-$5,700)
Leading up to Sundays game coach McVay said their backfield was going to be a true RBBC. Correct me if I’m wrong but it wasn’t that bad! Brown saw the most work Sunday. 18 carries 79 yards 2 TD’s 4 targets 3 receptions 31 yards. Cam Akers looked good don’t get me wrong but if they truly go with the, “hot hand” approach then Malcolm is your guy!
Josh Adams NYJ v SF (FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,400)
Josh is the reason I created this article. He’s very cheap but there is a little upside. If Le’veon Bell sits out week 2 with a hamstring issue and rookie La’Mical Perine can’t get his ankle injury healed up, Adams will be splitting carries with Frank Gore. It’s not an ideal tandem but the 49ers are ranked 27th vs. the run at the moment. SF will no doubt figure it out but the time to pounce is now!
Tony Pollard DAL v ATL (FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,900)
Here me out on this one. We all know the offense runs through Zeke. Leaves little to no work for any other RB. Fast forward to Sunday in Dallas. The Falcons come to town and it’s going to magical! The O/U currently sits at 52. Second highest on the schedule. I could see a scenario where this game is so fast paced bang bang, Zeke needs a series or two off. In comes Tony! At $4,800 it wouldn’t take much for him to return value! Think about it…
Davante Adams GB v DET (FD-$8,600)(DK-$8,100)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
Anthony Miller CHI v NYG (FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,200)
Mr. Miller is fast becoming one of my favorite WR2’s. Allen Robinson (FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,400) is Chicago’s WR1 without question but in Detroit we saw what Miller can do in a hurry! Looking ahead to week 2 vs. the NYG and their 28th ranked passing defense there’s just no way he doesn’t put up 10+ fantasy points.
Allen Lazard GB v DET (FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,300)
Lazard out snapped all other WR’s not named Davante Adams. Lazard was tied for 4th in terms of targets but it’s not always about targets. It’s what you do with your opportunities! Let me be honest with you here, I don’t know this kid. I don’t know much about him. So not to be rude to Allen but the decision to play him Sunday has everything to do with the match-up. The Detroit Lions just don’t win in Green Bay. Heck, they don’t win in general.
Parris Campbell IND v MIN (FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,500)
Are you as excited for Parris as I am? Hardly a breakout game in week 1, Campbell is trending in the right direction. It’s only a matter of time before he goes for 100yds and 2 TD’s. This Sunday at home vs. the Vikings could just be that time! Minnesota’s secondary is young and inexperienced. I want all the shares of Parris I can get for Sunday. He’s a chunk play kind of kid and there will be plenty of chunks to be had! Wait, ah never mind.
CeeDee Lamb DAL v ATL (FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,700)
Lamb looked fantastic on Sunday! Cooper is clearly their WR1 but who cares when CeeDee is this cheap on both sites. His price plus the match-up vs. ATL is a massive green light for me on Sunday.
Mercole Hardman KC v LAC (FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,800)
What a bummer! Mercole only saw 20 snaps in the season opener Thursday. That will be short lived I promise you! At this point he’s not on anyone radar! I firmly believe Pat and KC shows Hardman some major love Sunday in LA.
Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ TEN (FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)
Talk about excitement, Laviska is destined for stardom in Jacksonville. Gardner is one heck of a QB and he doesn’t care what we think. The Titans are ranked 24th overall vs. the pass and I’d bet the farm they only up the ante with getting Shenault involved Sunday!
Travis Kelce KC @ LAC (FD-$7,800)(DK-$7,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
O.J. Howard TB v CAR (FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,900)
Ayyyeee! OJ scored in week 1! Now what? On DK he’s dirt cheap! I’ll take my chances week to week with him in this offense.
Logan Thomas WSH @ ARZ (FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,600)
Logan played 74% of the snaps and led the team in targets! I know right! Why do I have this sneaking suspicion Thomas throws a TD or catches another on some sort of gadget play?
Jordan Akins HOU v BAL (FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,300)
Jordan out snapped teammate Jordan Fells 48-25 and looked really good in the middle of the field. At his bottom of the barrel pricing I’m taking a chance on him in what looks to be a high scoring affair (O/U 53)!
Dan Arnold ARZ v WSH (FD-$4,400)(DK-$3,300)
I know what you’re thinking, Dan Connor. Or is that just me? No he’s not the dad from Rosanne! He is however, the TE1 in a rising Arizona offense! Any cheaper and you’d be using guys on IR.
Here is one of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 1! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 9/17 and Sunday morning 9/20!
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