Bottom of the Barrel WK8
10/26/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Here in Michigan it’s gorgeous. Trees turn dozens of different colors. Picking pumpkins on a Saturday afternoon is the move. Drinking hot cider at an apple orchard is where people meet. Taking photos with your family while sitting on bales of hay is cute.

Then there’s me.

Michael Myers

Watching vicious and gory horror movies. Turing off the lights inside and watching Michael Myers slay everyone in his path. We are not the same. That’s ok! We’re all connected in other ways! We both love football! We both enjoy DFS! That’s the beauty of all this! We can have different lifestyles and differ in opinions yet still remain cordial and respectful!

Bottom of the Barrel has been rolling all season! Week 8 is no exception! B&B is jam packed this week!

QUARTERBACK

Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 8. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!

Patrick Mahomes KC @ NYJ (14th)(FD-$9,200)(DK-$7,400)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!

Derek Carr LV @ CLE (25th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,500)

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr

Though all the interactions I’ve had on social media one thing is clear about Carr. You’re either a fan or you dislike him. There is no in-between. I’m expecting a big week 8 for Derek Carr. The Vegas Raiders head to Cleveland. The Browns let rookie QB Joe Burrow score 4 times! While their defense also gave up 406 total yards and didn’t force a single turnover! Let’s look at Derek’s last three games. OCT 4 vs. BUF (9th) 20.44 points. OCT 11th @ KC (11th) 24.98 points. OCT 25th vs. TB (15th) 20.26. Derek Carr is very nice play Sunday with a nice safe floor!

Baker Mayfield CLE vs. LV (28th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$6,100)

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Holy smokes! It’s happening! Right? Baker tossed 5 TD passes in week 7 but lost Odell for the season. Can we trust him? Is he for real? Who knows! What I do care about is the match-up Sunday vs. Vegas. It hurts losing OBJ but it has opened up major WR value at other spots in the offense! Stay tuned! Keep reading!

Drew Lock DEN v LAC (29th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,300)

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock

DFS is all about assessing risk and taking chances. Lock was intercepted twice yesterday by a very good KC team. In week 8 things get a little easier against the lax defense of the Chargers. LAC has given us 30+ points in two straight games.

Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs. LAR (10th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,600)

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

No need to go wild here in my explanation. It’s very easy! We’ve waited six months for this exact moment! Fantasy football should be fun! Playing Tua in our DFS lines for week 8 is fun!

Nick Foles CHI vs. NO (27th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,800)

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles

B&B is fantastic isn’t it? No I’m not taking this moment to promote the article. It’s fantastic in the sense I can mention Foles, be completely serious, and get away with it! Foles is throwing the ball around 40 times a game but has only tossed 1 TD per game his last three. With that kind of volume and his price tag, Big D Nick certainly has my attention!

Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ SEA (31st)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,400)

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

The 49ers really beat the hell out of the Patriots! Final score 33-6! Meaning Jimmy G had one heck of game through the air right? Well this is awkward! Don’t worry I’m fully expecting Jimmy G. to have his way with the lowly ranked Seahawks defense!

RUNNING BACK

Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 8. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!

Derrick Henry TEN @ CIN (18th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,000)

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!

Myles Gaskin MIA vs. LAR (11th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,200)

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

I’m honestly shocked at his price. Has to be because they were on bye in week 8. Regardless lets take advantage. Myles has averaged 13.6 carries and 4.5 receptions a game. He’s also caught 27 of his 29 targets! (93.1%) Kid has an honest shot at a top-10 RB type week here! Sub-6k? Has homerun written all over it!

Zack Moss BUF vs. NE (21st)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,400)

Buffalo Bills rookie RB Zack Moss

Moss made the most of his targets Sunday in New York but that’s not saying much given their point total. Josh Allen has been taking a ton of the rushing work but hey that’s so 2020! Between the two, Moss and Singletary, I’m going to side with the cheaper player. The Pats let Phil Lindsay and Melvin Gordon run for a combined 169 rushing yards. Why can’t Moss/Singletary have the same success?

JaMycal Hasty SF @ SEA (12th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)

San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty

Well Hasty looks to be the last man standing in this SF back field at the moment! After Jeff Wilson Jr. went down with an ankle injury Hasty averaged 6.3 yards a carry vs. the Patriots. His price is a little higher then I’d like but us beggars cant be choosers!

James White NE @ BUF (17th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,500)

New England Patriots RB James White

White didn’t log a carry in week 7 and he was only on the field for 10 offensive snaps. He did miss Wednesday and Thursdays practice leading up to week 7 so I understand. Looking ahead to week 8 I’d be shocked if he wasn’t heavily involved. A divisional game with an up-and-coming Bills team could be just what the doctor ordered for their competitiveness!

Carlos Hyde SEA vs. SF (1st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$5,300)

Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde

Hyde is a very capable RB. Chris Carson left Sunday nights game with an apparent ankle injury. Carlos scored a 24 yard TD following Carson’s exit. It’s an issue to monitor throughout the week.

Nyheim Hines IND @ DET (28th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

It looks as if Hines has fully taken over the RB2 duties in this offense behind Taylor. The Colts head to Detroit on Sunday in what should be a pass heavy air affair. That’s great news for Hines and his fantasy prospects!

DeeJay Dallas SEA vs. SF (1st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Seattle Seahawks rookie RB DeeJay Dallas

As I said Monday Hyde did something to his hamstring. As we get later and later into the week he stills holds the Q tag. In the even Hyde can’t play DeeJay should get a ton of work! Travis Homer is still nursing a knee contusion. It’s not an idea match-up with the 49ers but you know what I say about volume!

J.K. Dobbins BAL vs. PIT (2nd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,600)

Baltimore Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins

Mark Ingram still hasn’t practiced! Even with the Ravens on bye week Mark hasn’t progressed much it seems. Leaving Gus and JK has their one-two combo. We’ve all had a little taste of the rookie but left scratching out heads about his usage. If Mark is out Sunday, Dobs will be in plenty of my lineups!

Gus Edwards BAL vs. PIT (2nd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,400)

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards

If any of you have a handle on what’s going on in this Baltimore backfield please speak now. The Ravens were on bye in week 7 allowing Mark Ingram to rest his ankle injury. Although initial reports still have Mark’s status up in the air for week 8. If Mark is ruled out any time before Sunday Gus becomes a glorious play at his price!

Darwin Thompson KC vs. NYJ (26th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Kansas City Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson

Strictly a gut call here. We all know what’s going to happen in this one. KC will undoubtedly beat the hell out of the Jets. Hello garbage time for Darwin!

WIDE RECEIVER

Davante Adams GB vs. MIN (30th)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$8,800)

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!

Brandon Aiyuk SF @ SEA (32nd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,800)

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk

Aiyuk is a little too expensive for B&B but the price, match-up and work load is too sweet not to mention. Brandon caught 6 passes for 115 yards on Sunday. Furthermore, Deebo Samuel left with a hamstring injury and will, “miss some time” as HC Kyle Shanahan said in an interview after the game.

A.J. Green CIN vs. TEN (29th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,500)

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green

Green tied Tyler Boyd in targets on Sunday. This Cincinnati offense looks as if they’ve passed AJ by. Is that the truth? What do I know? Hopefully other DFS players think that and while AJ’s price has fallen below $6,000 the time to use him is now!

Jarvis Landry CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,600)

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season. Need I say more?

Henry Ruggs III LV @ CLE (31st)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,900)

Las Vegas Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III

Ruggs III has only three targets in each of his last three games. Fellow rookie wipeouts, Higgins, Lamb and Jefferson have all enjoyed breakouts and continued success. It’s now Henry’s turn! The breakout party is this Sunday in Cleveland. You’re all cordially invited!

Mercole Hardman KC vs. NYJ (12th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,700)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

Demarcus Robinson KC vs. NYJ (12th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,100)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson

I’m going to do a combo platter here with these two men. Both reasonably priced for a slaughter fest in week 8. Yeah you can grab Hill, who hasn’t had a 100 yard receiving game this season, or you can mix-n-match one of these guys! Choose wisely!

Rashard Higgins CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,200)

Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins

Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,800)

Cleveland Browns rookie WR Donovan Peoples-Jones

What do we call a back-to-back combo platter? Have we entered buffet territory? No idea seeing how I’m making it all up as I go! If you scroll up and look at Landry’s profile that’s all we need to say. In the wake of OBJ’s injury rookie WR DPJ scored a TD. While Higgins has caught 10 of 11 targets for 149 yards and 2 TD’s. Not to sound rude but this offense, and Baker, look better without Odell.

Marcus Johnson IND @ DET (25th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)

Indianapolis Colts WR Marcus Johnson

Marcus led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards in week 7! Where did this guy come from? The Colts travel to Detroit Sunday and I wouldn’t be shocked to see MJ get another 6-7 targets. These are all high upside and meaningful targets too! For the minimum prices he’s locked and loaded!

Cole Beasley BUF vs. NE (13th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,300)

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley

11 catches on 12 targets for 112 yards. 4 catches on 7 targets for 45 yards and a TD. Those are Cole’s last two stat lines. Clearly he’s a fantastic grab as a check down specialist in Buffalo! On Fanduel he’s averaging 11.2 fantasy points a game! What a fantastic floor for a guy at $5,300!

Darnell Mooney CHI vs. NO (20th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)

Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney

The fantasy points will come for the rookie. I promise you! He’s operated as the Bears WR2 behind Allen Robinson. The Chicago Bears aren’t exactly the greatest show on turf but at 5-1 they are doing something right!

Jalen Guyton LAC @ DEN (16th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)

Los Angeles Chargers rookie WR Jalen Guyton

Another game another long bomb TD for the kid! As rookie dynamo QB Justin Herbert develops and grows he’s taking everyone with him! Clearly there is a connection here! Lets explore it all and see where it goes!

 Denzel Mims NYJ @ KC (FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,200)

New York Jets rookie WR Denzel Mims

The highly touted rookie made an immediate impact in week 7. Catching four of his seven targets for 42yds. This Jet’s team doesn’t have much going on. The fact Mims is healthy and finally playing is a nice little nugget of optimism. I’d imagine he’s now their WR1. Like it or not. Good or bad.

Jalen Reagor PHI vs. DAL (27th)(FD-$5,600)(3,600)

Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jalen Reagor

Moments ago Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson, said Jalen is now back at practice! There are a few hurdles ahead for the rookie to play Sunday night. Each hurdle can be passed if the kid works hard and shows team doctors he’s healthy! A Sunday night match up vs. the hapless Dallas defense could be one heck of a welcome back party!

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC @ NYJ (17th)(FD-$7,900)(DK-$6,600)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!

Albert Okwuegbuam DEN vs. LAC (18th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$2,800)

Denver Broncos rookie TE Albert Okwuegbunam

Did anyone else see this Sunday? Fant clearly isn’t 100% and his ankle is still bothering him. The rookie stepped out and did a good job of it! Looking ahead to week 8 the Chargers have given up 4 TD’s to opposing TE’s!

Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ DEN (12th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)

Los Angeles Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr.

Scroll up and read Jalen Guyton profile. Herbert is doing wonders for this team! He’s taking everybody to the promise land!

Will Dissly SEA vs. SF (8th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,800)

Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly

Nothing fun to say here. No good stats to mention. Punt play only. In the wake of the Chris Carson injury there is an off chance SEA might have to throw more. Making Will good for what? 2-3 receptions for 30-40 yards? Even that ambitious but not out of the question!

Durham Smythe MIA vs. LAR (22nd)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)

Miami Dolphins TE Durham Smythe

Do you trust me? Do you enjoy B&B? That’s good! Great news! Know let me sell you on Durham Smythe! This offense should look completely different with Tua at QB. I’m not saying better, just different. They always say a TE is a nice safety blanket for a rookie TE!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 8! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 1p 11/1 MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/1!

Draftkings 1p 11/1 MAIN

Any questions or comments?

Did I miss something? Let’s talk about it!

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