Bottom of the Barrel
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
Awful. Shocking. Painful. Nightmare. Just a few words to explain NFL week 2 on Sunday.
Much like anything unpleasant we need to forgive. That doesn’t mean we forget. Only means we grow and learn and file it away as a mistake. Exactly what we should do ahead of week 3. It will test our resolve, our attitude and also our moods. Brighter days are ahead.
Let’s get into Bottom of the Barrel week 3!
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 vs. KC (FD-$9,400)(DK-$8,200)(DK-$9,400)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Jared Goff LAR @ BUF (29th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,600)
Goff hasn’t thrown a ton through the first two weeks but he’s been very efficient! In Buffalo this week isn’t a juicy match-up but that only interests me more for DFS purposes!
Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ ATL (25th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$5,700)
Oh boy! Mitch Mitch Mitch oh how I loathe thee. Trubisky has an outstanding match-up Sunday in ATL. A Falcons team that completely folded Sunday in Dallas. In week 1 they gave up 38 to SEA then 40 even in Dallas. Playing Mitch has everything to do with Atlanta not so much Mitch and the Bears.
Justin Herbert LAC v CAR (12th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)
I wrote my notes over the weekend having no idea what the Charger team doctor had done. I have no words really. Herbert looked fantastic on Sunday v KC. I fully expect the coaching staff to open it up and let Justin do his thing.
Daniel Jones NYG v SF (15th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,500)
This one has so many layers to it! Saquon is on IR. Bosa is on the IR. Where does that leave Danny Dimes? Without Barkley what does the NYG offense look like? More passing I’d assume right?
Jeff Driskel DEN v TB (22nd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,300)
Another tough real life situation has given Jeff the starting nod this weekend at home vs. TB. Some guys are really good back QB’s! Does Jeff fit in that category? Only time will tell but I do love his price in our lines! KJ Hamler, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy and Melvin Gordon III are all at Jeff’s disposal.
Ezekiel Elliot DAL @ SEA (29th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,300)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
Mike Davis CAR @ LAC (6th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,100)
Sometimes injuries open the door for certain players and we get all wide eyed and bushy tailed. This article doesn’t necessarily mean I’m all in on these guys. What if I took the time to mention a player for the sole purpose of telling you to fade him? That’s what I’m doing here. Fade Davis!
Devin Singletary BUF v LAR (21st)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)
Moss or Devin? Devin or Moss? That’s the question here right? Both have a favorable match-up Sunday v the Rams. Between the two I’m rolling with Devin.
Jerick McKinnon SF @ NYG (7th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,900)
Another team hit hard by the week 2 injuries, San Francisco. Their RB1 and 2, Mostert and Coleman. In walks McKinnon! Who has look explosive if I may say! Recent news has come down saying Jeff Wilson Jr., “could see the most action” in week 3. To me, all this is doing is throwing people off Jerick’s sent. The upside and his price makes this a homerun!
Antonio Gibson WSH @ CLE (14th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,700)
The Browns defense through two weeks has been no slouch. Especially v rush yards. The volume Gibson will see Sunday alone makes him a nice play. 15 carries 5 targets?
D’Andre Swift DET @ ARZ (22nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,000)
Let’s be honest, the Lions look awful. So why am dropping Swift as a DFS start on Sunday? I fully expect ARZ to put up 40+ points on Sunday. In turn Stafford, the WR core and Swift will be on the field A LOT! Its elementary dear Watson!
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ NYG (7th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)
Wilson was a late addition to B&B given the news from the San Francisco Chronicle. It briefly stated Wilson could see a bulk of the workload this week in New York. I’ve learned over the years to take this kind of thing with a grain of salt. Although we still need to prepare. My friends over at Rotoballer and their thoughts on Wilson. https://www.rotoballer.com/jeff-wilson-jr-rb-sf-week-3-waiver-wire-pickups/784347
DeAndre Hopkins ARZ v DET (19th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$7,900)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
CeeDee Lamb DAL @ SEA (28th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,400)
Lamb has been a pleasant surprise hasn’t he? We all had our own expectations for him headed into the season and it’s nice when something goes according to plan! The Seattle secondary is far removed from the Legion of Boom days.
Darius Slayton NYG v SF (20th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,900)
Strange enough I just had a conversation with a friend on twitter about Slayton! Darius is dependent on big plays. The textbook boom/bust play. So we have to be careful and pick out spots with him. The 49ers are fantastic up front even with the loss of Bosa. I have an odd feeling Darius gets loose on a 50-60 yard TD this weekend.
Tre’Quan Smith NO v GB (32nd)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)
How many of you watched Monday Night Football? Saints v Raiders. I had a blast watching the game and I kept a close eye on Tre’Quan. While Thomas sits Smith will be relevant. I think it would be smart of Sean Payton and Brees to get Smith more involved Sunday v GB!
Corey Davis TEN @ MIN (23rd)(FD-$5,300(DK-$5,200)
Is this the real deal? Is Davis finally breaking out? Who the heck knows! We’ve been talking about it for years! I know this will sound weird but it’s not business if Corey is here to stay. All I care about is this Sunday! Titans in Minnesota is a plus PLUS match-up! 29th overall ranked defense kind of plus. Back to back weeks with a TD for Corey coming right up!
Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC v MIA (9th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,300)
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed how the Jags have used Laviska the first 2 games of the season. What excites me most is the fact Jacksonville is just learning what a Swiss army knife Shenault can be!
Curtis Samuel CAR @ LAC (8th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
What if I told you Carolina is going to use Curtis as a running back AND a wide receiver Sunday? He’s no CMC but at his price and potential usage could be a perfect storm!
George Kittle SF @ NYG (5th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,300)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Logan Thomas WSH @ CLE (26th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,700)
Haskins targeted Logan nine times last week! That’s fantastic for any skill position let alone the tight-end! Have you seen his price on FD and DK this weekend? You’d be negligent not to roster him!
Dalton Schultz DAL @ SEA (21st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,500)
Dalton is the de-facto TE in Dallas now without Jarwin. Yeah yeah Seattle I hear you. For these prices you’re only looking for a few grabs. Consider that done!
Drew Sample CIN @ PHI (30th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,500)
You know what I just thought of? Why are my B&B plays this week so closely connected to our seasonal waiver wire adds this week? Free and/or cheap plays with added targets and touches that’s why!
Eric Ebron PIT v HOU (23rd)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,300)
Houston is allowing 12+ fantasy points to opposing TE’s so far this season.
O.J. Howard TB @ DEN (27th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,500)
This is just my goodbye to OJ Howard. He can be dropped in any and all formats now. My love for him goes back quite some time. I thought you were the one OJ. I’m heartbroken.
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 3! 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 9/24 and Sunday morning 9/27!
Any questions or comments?
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