Bottom of the Barrel
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
I’ve long said what we do as fantasy sports writers is fleeting and quite fickle. Things change so fast day to day we don’t have long to bask in our glory. It’s a good pace if we fail miserably.
Regardless, we need to find common ground. Somewhere between, “I’m good at what I do.” or along the lines of, “Just following the numbers.”
We’re entering week 4 of the NFL season and little has taken shape. You read that right! The injuries have been piling up. With that comes opportunity! It’s up to us to be aware of the depth on each team and specifically on a positional basis!
Let’s take a look at week 4 and where we can take advantage of those opportunities!
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 @ WSH (21st)(FD-$9,600)(DK-$8,100)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Jared Goff LAR v NYG (11th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,700)
Goff and the Rams fell behind big to Buffalo then came alive. That was last week and this is now week 4. The Giants got absolutely hammered by San Francisco Sunday. Nick Mullens threw for 343 yards while their RB’s went nuts. What do you think Goff can do?
Matthew Stafford DET v NO (28th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)
We’re three weeks in and Stafford hasn’t looked right to me. I can’t put my finger on. Getting sacked and throwing awful interceptions. Regardless, Matt had a great showing Sunday in Arizona. 22 completions and 8.7 yards per attempt. With Kenny G back expect the Stat-pad-ford of old moving forward! New Orleans comes to town week 4 and I’m fully expecting 250+ passing yards and 2 TD passes as his floor in this one!
Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA v SEA (31st)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,400)
Miami’s passing attack is coming together! Right? I mean Fitz has gone over 24 fantasy points his last two games. Ryan is averaging 8 yards per attempt and 226 yards a game. We all know the wheels are going to come off at a certain point but I’m riding it until they do! Sunday MIA is home vs. an awesomely talented offensive SEA team. Their defense however not so much. The Seahawks are giving up, on average, 28 points a game.
Baker Mayfield CLE @ DAL (30th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,800)
This one here isn’t so much about Baker but the Cowboys defense. In the first three week of the season they’ve given up 97 points! Ninety seven! Do the math that’s 32+ points a game! If my O/U math is correct this one sits at 55.5. Highest of the day, at this point. 31-28 final here I’m going to guess. Roster Baker in week 4! Off the record, I actually like all of Bakers commercials! Have you seen the new book club one? Classic Baker!
Ezekiel Elliot DAL v CLE (29th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,300)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
Carlos Hyde SEA @ MIA (15th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)
This one is super simple. Chris Carson got gator rolled. Was super nasty and quite dirty if you ask me. Thankfully, Carson will be fine. Knee sprain out 1-2 weeks. In the meantime this Seattle offense is averaging 37 points a game. I’d want any part of it I could get!
Alexander Mattison MIN @ HOU (28th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,000)
Dalvin Cook is the play here but that’s not Bottom of the Barrel way! Cook has scored 20.8 fantasy points a game so far. Houston is allowing the 5th most fantasy points (27.4) a game to the opposing teams backfield! Last I checked Mattison is part of the MIN backfield! Look for the Vikes to open up their playbook Sunday. 0-4 would be an absolute disaster!
Myles Gaskin MIA v SEA (5th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$5,000)
Scroll up to the Ryan Fitzpatrick section. Ok good you’re back! Same principles apply! Myles carried the ball 22 times Sunday and caught 5 passes! If that’s the case again in week 4 I’m expecting some big numbers out of Gaskin! He also saw a 74.5% snap share. I’m telling you now get in now on the ground floor! Before his price goes way up!
Chase Edmonds ARZ @ CAR (31st)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,200)
This is strictly a gut call. Drake is the RB1 and seeing all the work. Chase gets a few looks a game and I firmly believe he explodes for one in Carolina Sunday. Full disclosure, his price on FD is too steep for me. DK play only.
Travis Homer SEA @ MIA (16th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)
How are the targets and touches going to pan out in the Seattle backfield? Maybe a Homer/Hyde combo? Whatever the case may be I want all the SEA offense I can get right now! Homer has a legit shot of seeing RB1 duties Sunday with Carson out.
Latavius Murray NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,900)
What’s funny is the fact I thought Arizona was going to hammer the Lions Sunday. I think the Saints are going to wail on Detroit this Sunday! Alvin has looked like the best player in football. So much so what’s the use in playing Murray? Latavius has seen double digit touches in back to back weeks now. Plenty of room for him Sunday in Detroit!
J.J. Taylor NE @ KC (18th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,000)
Pay close attention to Damien Harris and his availability this coming Sunday. Same with James White. If both men are still out I’d take a flyer on JJ in a massive GPP. Rex Burkhead scored three times Sunday! Why can’t JJ? That’s normally how this team rolls!
Michael Thomas NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$7,600)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
CeeDee Lamb DAL v CLE (24th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,400)
Lamb has looked awesome! Catching 16 of his 21 targets to start the season for 230 yards and a TD. Lamb will go face to face with a CLE defense that’s given up 5 TD’s to opposing WR’s. Lamb finds the end zone this week! Book it!
Justin Jefferson MIN @ HOU (9th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$5,200)
Why hello there Mr. Jefferson! What a coming out party! Have you noticed its taken a few weeks for these blue chip rookies to get going? No looking back now! Justin will be in ALL my lines until his price is raised!
Tre’Quan Smith NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,000)
Smith hasn’t hit that 75yd homerun of a TD yet this season! The targets are there! Alvin Kamara is as well. Don’t fret don’t frown Sunday in Detroit is Tre’Quan’s time!
James Washington PIT @ TEN (19th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,800)
Did you know James led the team in targets and receptions Sunday? Juju is the big dog on this team in terms of receiving BUT if Diontae can’t play due to a concussion then watch out for Washington.
Adam Humphries TEN v PIT (25th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)
Adam has taken full advantage of a AJ Brown-less Titans team. He’s also their full time slot guy now. At these bottom of the barrel prices sing me up!
Gabriel Davis BUF @ OAK (3rd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,200)
This new Buffalo Bills passing game is making a star out of everyone! Again, pay close attention to John Brown and his status Sunday. If he’s out I’m firing up Davis in any and all lineups! He’s not a flash in the pan folks, this kid is here to stay!
Travis Kelce KC v NE (5th)(FD-$7,600)(DK-$6,800)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Dalton Schultz DAL v CLE (28th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,300)
Dalton is seeing a ton of volume, target wise. I know the excitement around him heading into week 3 was very high. Be patient and go back to the well this weekend. Cleveland has surrendered 22 catches and 3 total TD’s to the TE position already this season.
Logan Thomas WSH v BAL (30th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,500)
His volume alone makes him a play. Add in his cheap pricing across the platform and bam you have your DFS TE for week 4!
Dawson Knox BUF @ OAK (11th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,500)
Something something Josh Allen something something MVP.
Dan Arnold ARZ @ CAR (4th)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,700)
DFS is all a matter of perspective and opportunity. With Maxx Williams on IR, set to miss 3 weeks, that makes Dan Arizona’s TE1. This offense starts and ends with Hopkins and Drake but at these prices who’s to say Arnold can’t be productive!
Gerald Everett LAR v NYG (6th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)
Nothing special to say here. Only the fact the Giants are in town after taking a drubbing at the hands of San Francisco. Does Everett get loose for a TD?
Adam Trautman NO @ DET (12th)(FD-$4,000)(DK-$2,500)
Adam might be my favorite cheapy TE play of the weekend! As I’ve said before this DFS game is all about opportunity! If Cook can’t play then I’m locking Adam in all of my lines!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 4! 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 10/1 and Sunday morning 10/4!
Any questions or comments?
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