Bottom of the Barrel WK6
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
This is downright strange. Or is it absolutely awful? As I type this I’m still thinking about Tuesday night professional football. Come to find out that’s never happened in the history of the NFL? Or has it? Oh 2020 how we loathe thee. Or do we love this idea?
That’s the thing! No one can decide! No one can agree! We’re stuck in this early week purgatory waiting for football but also wanting to look ahead to our week 6 waivers and our week 6 DFS slates!
Look, I’m not complaining at all. That’s not my style. I’m also not blaming the DFS sites. I’m too easy going for that. We are allowed to be a little irritated and frustrated. When you turn everything over to computers and algorithms this is bound to happen. My trusted ole pen and paper has never blacked out or delayed me!
DFS has become a juggernaut. It’s given birth to thousands of websites and podcasts. Lets be honest, its changed the way we all play fantasy sports. Personally, I love it. That’s where this whole article and most of my content has come from.
As human beings we’re good and adapting and overcoming. Case and point; 2020. We are in the home stretch now friends. Little over two months left in the year. Lets be mindful of each other and treat everybody with respect. Kill em’ with kindness as my late father used to say!
What you find horrid and nasty I find exciting and opportunity! Week 6 here we come!
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 @ PHI (14th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,600)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Ryan Tannehill TEN v HOU (8th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,900)
Quick turn-a-round for the Titans this week. With a monster RB like Henry I don’t think it matters much. Tanny has posted 13 multi-TD games in his last 14 games. Good bet he does it again Sunday at home vs. Houston’s 21st overall ranked defense.
Matthew Stafford DET @ JAX (27th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,200)
Fresh off the bye week the Lions travel to Jacksonville in what should be a winnable plus match-up. As a Detroit Lions fan that means squat. Stafford is averaging 250+ passing yards a game along with 2 TD’s per contest. He’s a safe bet to hit those numbers Sunday.
Kirk Cousins MIN v ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$6,100)
Minnesota has shown some life their last few games. Looking ahead to Sunday it doesn’t get any sweeter then the Atlanta Falcons. As you read on you’ll notice a Viking type theme going on! Roster Kirk in week 6! As Bob Barker would say, “the price is right!”
Daniel Jones NYG v WSH (28th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,400)
5 interceptions, 16 sacks and a fumble in each of the last 4 games. I do this to myself quite often when putting this article together. So why would we use Danny Jones in week 6? He has to break out of this funk sooner or later right? You’d think so right? To be honest the Washington DST is the play in this one.
Alex Smith WSH @ NYG (5th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)
I’m sure we can all agree seeing Alex on the field in week 5 was spectacular. Ron Rivera did say if Kyle Allen is healthy enough he’s the starting QB. Regardless, I’m happy he’s healthy and proud to mention him in B&B! Shout out to Mike F @DaddysHomeFF!
Christian McCaffrey CAR v CHI (13th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$8,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
David Montgomery CHI @ CAR (32nd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,800)
Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe D-Mont is arguably the best RB play of week 6. I was shocked to see him under 6k. Very excited and happy but surprised! Without Cohen David is seeing all the backfield touches. Goal-line work included! The volume he will see in week 6 alone makes him a slam-dunk play!
Antonio Gibson WSH @ NYG (20th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,500)
Gibby has seen back-to-back 5 target weeks and is fully entranced as WSH lead back. On Sunday they travel to the NYG for a very positive match-up! Look for Antonio to do it all for our DFS teams this Sunday!
Myles Gaskin MIA v NYJ (28th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,400)
Gaskin is putting together some nice weekly averages. Looking ahead to week 6 MIA finds themselves in a sweet spot. I fully expect Myles to see 15-16 touches and around 80 total scrimmage yards. In addition to price point I love the play.
Damien Harris NE v DEN (1st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)
This game was originally suppose to be played last week. Instead both teams got bye weeks and will try again this Sunday. Harris was all the buzz last time out after getting 17 carries and accumulating 100 yards. With an extra week to prepare I’m counting on Harris to see a ton of touches in unison with James White.
D’Andre Swift DET @ JAX (24th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)
Swift is no doubt the best pass catching back on this Lions team. When will the Lions let him loose and give him a full work load? For his price on both sites this week I’m willing to take that bet! #FreeSwift
Mike Boone MIN v ATL (23rd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
Dalvin Cook has already been ruled out for week 6. Enter Alexander Mattison! I say in walks Boone and matches Alex’s touches! The classic case of zigging when others zag! Boone has always been very productive when he sees the field. That’s the issue! With a healthy Cook it leaves Mike the odd man out. Week 6 is your DFS window for Boone!
Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB v GB (31st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
Let’s be honest, a large portion of us want Vaughn to be a thing. Well I do at least. Let me also say that if Leo Fournette is active Ke’Shawn is a non-factor.
Gus Edwards BAL @ PHI (12th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)
The Ravens back-field has been a mystery so far this season. Fantasy players are currently dropping Mark Ingram. That’s how crazy this 2020 season has been so far. Gus is averaging 6.8 carries a game. Through the first few games Edwards has a 6.2 YPC. I like his odds this week in Philly.
Davante Adams GB @ TB (10th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-8,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
Justin Jefferson MIN v ATL (25th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$6,000)
Admittedly JJ’s price is towing the line for B&B but he’s under 6k at home against an awful Falcons team. He’s averaging 74.2 receiving a yards a game to go with 3.8 receptions a contest. Don’t think twice about it! ROSTER JJ in week 6!
Chase Claypool PIT v CLE (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,200)
What a coming out party for the kid in week 5! There’s nothing I can say you don’t already know. Give the rookie a shot in week 6 while his price is still manageable.
N’Keal Harry NE v DEN (27th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)
I try and stay away from players who’s value is tied to another. Meaning, long as Cam Newton is the starting QB for the Pats I like Harry as a DFS play. Keep an eye on Cam the next few days. Nothing official yet either way.
Darnell Mooney CHI @ CAR (6th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,000)
Did you know Mooney has been targeted 5 fives times in two of their last three games? He’s also played the 2nd most snaps of all the Chicago WR’s. Foles threw some awful passes last time out but with another week of practice under their belt here’s hoping for some chemistry!
Danny Amendola DET @ JAX (19th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,100)
Danny will never put up WR1 numbers each week for your DFS team. He will however produce a safe floor at a low price enabling you to roster one, may two WR1’s! It’s strategic move this week!
Darrius Shepherd GB @ TB (10th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)
The Packers stud WR1, Adams, has practiced in full all week. Green Bay rarely gets into 3+ WR sets during the game. I still find some sort of value for Darrius here in week 6. He’s literally the cheapest you can get at WR.
Mark Andrews BAL @ PHI (29th)(FD-$7,600)(DK-$6,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Tight end is a wasteland for cheaper options this week. So tread lightly!
Trey Burton IND v CIN (19th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,100)
Here’s a guy that’s always bugged the heck out of me. All the potential in the world but just can’t put it together. Always on and off the IR and injury reports. I know he can only do so much. Phil Rivers seemingly looks his way when he’s on the field. Whatever that’s worth.
Tyler Eifert JAX v DET (6th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,400)
Eifert didn’t practice Wednesday due to a neck stinger but reports out of Jacksonville are saying they aren’t worried about his status Sunday v the Lions. I have this odd feeling Tyler scores a few times Sunday. I don’t know! I can’t shake it!
Richard Rodgers PHI v BAL (17th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)
I honestly have no idea what the heck is going on in Philly. Goedert is still not playing. Zach Ertz looks slow and washed. Something something Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. All in all it’s quite awful.
Irv Smith Jr. MIN v ATL (32nd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)
If the Irv Jr. breakout game doesn’t happen this week friends it’s not happening at all.
Nick Boyle BAL @ PHI (29th)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)
Boyle played 62 offensive snaps in week 5! His largest total of the season. We’ve seen Lamar feed Mark Andrews several times this season. Who’s to say PHI doesn’t take away Mark leaving Boyle open a time or two?
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 6! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 10/18!
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