How fast has this season gone by to you? In most cases week 17 is easier to navigate then other weeks during the season. Playoff spots are locked up. Several good players are rested in preparation of the actual NFL playoffs. Thus, creating massive value with backup players!
It has been a wild season. So many ups and so many downs yet we’ve made it.
Let me swift through this week for you! Patrick Mahomes has already been given the day off! So has Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. Going to be an odd Sunday!
What’s shocking is the fact I keep writing “new feature” in Bottom of the Barrel to mention the most expensive player at each position. Yet here we are, last week of the regular season. That is how fast this season has gone!
Lamar Jackson BAL @ CIN (14th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,000)
Here are some cheaper options at QB in week 17!
Russell Wilson SEA @ SF (7th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$7,300)
Mr. Unlimited has made his way into Bottom of the Barrel? Trust me, I am just as shocked as you are! Seattle has already locked up the NFC West division. Let us hope HC Pete Carrol opens the playbook to get the guys ready for the playoffs!
Drew Brees NO @ CAR (16th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$5,900)
Drew looked sharper in last week’s contest after his extended layoff. This week will be all about knocking the rust off and getting to sharpen the blade for the NFC playoffs.
Philip Rivers IND vs JAX (30th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,000)
Derek Carr LV @ DEN (25th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)
Andy Dalton DAL @ NYG (6th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,600)
Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ BUF (17th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,100)
C.J.Beathard SF vs SEA (27th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,200)
Chase Daniel DET vs MIN (13th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$4,900)
Chad Henne KC vs LAR (23rd)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,100)
Below is the most expensive player at RB in week 17. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Dalvin Cook MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$10,400)(DK-$9,200)
On Wednesday December 30th news broke that Cook was leaving the team after a family emergency. His father has died. Our prayers are with Dalvin and his family currently.
Here are some cheaper options I like for week 17.
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs SEA (15th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,000)
Giovani Bernard CIN vs BAL (12th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,400)
Gus Edwards BAL @ CIN (19th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$4,900)
Nyheim Hines IND vs JAX (30th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$4,900)
Darrel Williams KC vs LAC (14th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,800)
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG vs DAL (24th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)
Malcolm Brown LAR vs ARZ (22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,300)
A.J. Dillon GB @ CHI (10th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,900)
James White NE vs NYJ (16th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)
Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB vs ATL (7th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,400)
Alexander Mattison MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$6,100)
Alfred Morris NYG vs DAL (24th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
Mike Boone MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)
Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 17. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Davante Adams GB @ CHI (6th)(FD-$9,300)(DK-$9,200)
Here are some cheaper options I like at WR this week!
Nelson Agholor LV @ DEN (12th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,400)
RussellGage ATL @ TB (20th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,400)
Jakobi Meyers NE vs NYJ (22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)
Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL (28th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$5,200)
Zach Pascal IND vs JAX (24th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)
James Washington PIT @ CLE (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)
Jerry Jeudy DEN vs LV (19th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,200)
Juwan Johnson NO @ CAR (10th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,400)
No secret here! The most expensive tight end has been lights out all season!
Travis Kelce KC vs LAC (22nd)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,600)
Here are some cheaper plays at TE for week 17!
Trey Burton IND vs JAX (26th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,800)
Dan Arnold ARZ @ LAR (17th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,100)
Dawson Knox BUF vs MIA (16th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,000)
Durham Smythe MIA @ BUF (30th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,500)
Cameron Brate TB vs ATL (31st)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,900)
Nick Keizer KC vs LAC (22nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,200)
Tyler Conklin MIN @ DET (23rd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$3,000)
Merry Christmas! Happy holidays! If you asked me over the summer what my expectations for Christmas in 2020 were, I would’ve have painted a completely different picture. We all have different ideas, goals, and passions. Yet as much as we plan life does not go accordingly.
What is your favorite Christmas memory? Pick one and let us discuss it. Let the warmness and joy fill your soul. You have earned it! Merry Christmas!
Drew Brees NO vs MIN (13th)(FD-$14,500)(DK-$10,200)
On such a small slate our options are limited. It is either Drew or Kirk. To be honest, you do not have to roster either one if you choose! Drew has a safe floor here today, around 240 yards and one touchdown.
Kirk Cousins MIN @ NO (12th)(FD-$14,000)(DK-$9,600)
The Vikings are a 7-point underdog today in New Orleans. Rightfully so given the high-end performance from the Saints recently. Kirk has thrown multiple TD’s in 10-of-14 games this season. Depending on your approach today Kirk is very much in play.
Taysom Hill NO vs MIN (13th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$6,000)
With Drew Brees now back as the starting QB, Taysom has been relegated back to his gadgetry ways. This is an exploitable match-up in terms of receiving work. Hill is a contrarian play only today.
Dalvin Cook MIN @ NO (1st)(FD-$16,000)(DK-$12,000)
Cook has taken this Vikings team and carried them on his back! Dalvin has averaged 29.3 touches a game since week 7. Cook is an absolute workhorse in this offense in every way possible! In 84% of their games this season, Cook has averaged 20+ touches. Personally, I have Cook around 130 all purpose yards and a touchdown.
Alvin Kamara NO vs MIN (16th)(FD-$15,000)(DK-$11,400)
Hallelujah! Amen! With Drew Brees back as their QB1 Alvin’s workload has returned to normal! The Vikings made David Montgomery look like an All-Pro in week 15. Full speed ahead for Kamara! I have Alvin for around 120 all purpose yards and a touchdown.
Latavius Murray NO vs MIN (16th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-4,800)
If you roster Cook and Alvin, you will notice your total average for spending elsewhere takes a huge hit. Murray makes for a nice complimentary piece today.
Ameer Abdullah MIN @ NO (1st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$200)
Ameer is nothing more than a lineup filler today. The Vikings love to run, run, and run yet Ameer is an afterthought. I do not expect Abdullah to see more than four total targets this afternoon but hey, if you are max entering all options are on the table!
C.J. Ham MIN @ NO (1st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$200)
Ham plays a bigger role in this Minnesota offense then we give him credit for. He is a huge reason why Cook can find room week after week. CJ does have the questionable tag so be mindful of that. I could see a case where the Vikings coaching staff lets Ham punch one in at the goal line as a thank you and Merry Christmas!
Alexander Mattison MIN @ NO (1st)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$2,000)
Mattison will not play on Christmas. He was just downgraded to OUT due to a concussion.
Mike Boone MIN @ NO (1st)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$200)
The only way Boone would be a viable option is if Ham were ruled out along with Mattison. This game has all the makings of a 25+ carry game from Dalvin Cook. Again, in massive tournaments we must think of everything!
Justin Jefferson MIN @ NO (19th)(FD-$12,500)(DK-$9,200)
Now we are talking! The rookie has turned it on as of late seeing double digit targets in three of his last four. Two 100 yard receiving games his last three. Is Justin now the WR1 in Minnesota?
Adam Thielen MIN @ NO (19th)(FD-$12,000)(DK-$8,600)
Adam has been disappointing as of late in terms of receptions and yardage, yet he is still finding the endzone. Thielen has already set a career high in touchdown receptions (13) and will give our teams that WR2 upside. I have no issue stacking Justin/Adam today!
Emmanuel Sanders NO vs MIN (27th)(FD-$10,500)(DK-$8,800)
In the absences of star wideout Michael Thomas, Sanders has become a viable option at WR and even a safety blanket for Drew Brees. The Vikes have given up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing WR’s on a per game basis. I find Manny Sanders to be a must start this afternoon.
Tre ‘Quan Smith NO vs MIN (27th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,400)
Smith will be inactive today with an ankle injury.
Chad Beebe MIN @ NO (19th(FD-$6,000)(DK-$1,800)
The Minnesota Vikings offense goes through Cook, Jefferson and Theilen leaving only the scraps for a guy like Beebe. When building your lines and being left with no cash I would still fade Chad. If you are looking to punt a roster spot look elsewhere.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey NO vs MIN (27th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$2,600)
My new favorite name! No Michael Thomas. No Tre ‘Quan Smith. Targets must go somewhere!
Juwan Johnson NO vs MIN (27th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$2,200)
Johnson was on the field for 42 offensive snap last week. Most he is played all season. At this point of the article, I am sure you are aware a guy like Johnson is not going to explode but he can play a major role in a big GPP.
Marquez Callaway NO vs MIN (27th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$200)
Callaway was activated from IR Thursday swapping spots with Tre-Quan. His price on DraftKings is just flat out ridiculous! Stack studs then roster Marquez!
Jared Cook NO vs MIN (10th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$5,600)
I cannot be the only that thinks Cooks might go nuts today right? For several weeks now we have all written off Jared. In seasonal formats we are looking elsewhere. I will not have 100% exposure, but I will hedge some bets with Cook just in case!
Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ NO (19th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$5,200)
It is next to impossible trusting a Minnesota tight end but of their grouping I would turn to Irv Jr. His price point is just around where we would expect. Look for Irv to see four or five targets today.
Kyle Rudolph MIN @ NO (19th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$2,400)
Rudolph is OUT for week 16 with a foot injury.
Tyler Conklin MIN @ NO (19th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$3,000)
In the absence of Kyle, I find Tyler to be the best value at tight end today. If he catches another touchdown pass everybody will be checking their lines and looking around and saying, “I had him in my line but took him out last minute!” Conklin makes for a nice punt/lineup filler.
Josh Hill NO vs MIN (10th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$200)
There is absolutely no reason to roster Josh Hill today.
Adam Trautman NO vs MIN (10th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$1,000)
The Saints have revived the corpse of Jared Cook thus suppressing any work from Trautman.
Here are two of my sample lines I am going to use on Christmas Day! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Here we are! A few short days away from Christmas. Time flies when you are having fun right? This year is a testament that regardless of your attitude and surroundings time still flies. The sun still rises and sets. The Earth still spins!
Does anyone know the definition of insanity? Read from a dictionary it reads, the state of being mentally ill, madness. If we dig a little deeper the secondary definition states, extreme foolishness, or irrationality. By definition I have been insane for years! No, I am not clinically insane locked up in a padded room wearing a strait jacket. I do, however, tend to act with extreme foolishness with a touch of irrationality. My definition of insanity goes like this, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, if that isn’t the truth! Let us apply this sentence to the life of a DFS player! Each week we read the same articles, visit the same websites, and text the same people.
If you have not put two and two together yet let me spell it out for you. We are all insane. All DFS players are nuts! Especially you, right now for reading this! I already know your next thought. Well, aren’t you, Chris Robin, part of the problem then? Funny you should ask because I was just about to explain myself! If Bottom of the Barrel is part of your research memorandum each week then did, I just contradict myself? The same ole same ole? Reading the same piece of boring trash each week expecting different results? The answer is quite simple! No! No way! In an odd yet humble way I believe B&B is unique from most DFS related articles.
Below is the most expensive player at QB in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Patrick Mahomes KC vs ATL (32nd)(FD-$9,400)(DK-$8,500)
Here are some cheaper options at QB in week 16 I love!
Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ JAX (31st)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)
Mitch has been on a heater! He has had success moving out and around the pocket and finding the open receiver. This week in Jacksonville he may not be expected to do much. Manage the game and feed David Montgomery. Yet I could a see case where Mitch has the quietest three touchdown pass day ever!
Andy Dalton DAL vs PHI (17th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,500)
Oh yuck. If you read the opening in its entirety, then you know the theme here is insanity. Willingly rostering Andy Dalton is quite sickening. Yet, over his last five games Andy has 10:3 TD:INT ratio. Having won three of those last five games.
Sam Darnold NYJ vs CLE (24th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,000)
The New York football Jets enter this contest fresh off their first win of the season! Dare I say that Sam Darnold has some momentum? He topped 200+ passing yards for the first time since week 4! He played a mistake free game as well! Wait, not entirely mistake free seeing how he was sacked twice and fumbled once. To be clear, the fumble was not lost. The Jets regained possession. I think that is a good sign, don’t you?
Dwayne Haskins WSH vs CAR (18th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$4,800)
I have no plans of rostering Dwayne this week or any other week to be clear. I have this platform, so I would like to use it briefly. Dwayne Haskins is a child. An uneducated fool. Getting the starting gig back in week 15 in place of real starting QB, Alex Smith, he proceeded to go out after the game. To a local club, around others without wearing a mask. I am not here to debate social issues and mask wearing but I want to give my opinion on this immature imbecile. Any sane person with common sense would tell you that this is awful. It is unbelievably stupid. Unfortunately, Dwayne is not a regular working-class kid. He is a professional football player. He has put his teammates and coaches at risk. He is harming his team big time. I would not be shocked if Washington fired him. Cut him loose, good luck elsewhere stupid. After all this time how does an individual not know this behavioral will not be tolerated. It goes beyond immaturity. It is borderline negligent and extremely dangerous.
Ryan Finley CIN @ HOU (15th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$4,800)
Let reel it in and discuss some positivity! Ryan Finley looked damn good Monday night! He was running all over the place! He was throwing all over the field too! If the Bengals can play with that same sense of toughness, they did vs the Steelers they may have a winning streak on their hands!
Below is the most expensive player at RB in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Christian McCaffery CAR @ WSH (4th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$9,200)
Don’t freak out. No idea if CMC will be active this week. He’s offered on both sites only reason I’m mentioning him here.
Here are some cheaper options I love at RB in week 16!
Antonio Gibson WSH vs CAR (25th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$6,600)
Nothing concrete yet but if Gibby is active we should all be licki9ng our chops! Washington is currently the 4th seed in the NFC playoff picture and 1st place in the NFC East! I would imagine the Football Team is walking a thin line between letting the rookie heal yet needed him back ASAP! More Gibson news should be made available as the weeks goes on. Pay close attention! If he is active, I will have 100% exposure!
Le’Veon Bell KC vs ATL (7th)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,800)
Bell will no doubt be a popular play this weekend after rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire was injured. In all honestly, I do not think this game will be particularly close. Two teams heading in opposite directions. Do the Chiefs give Bell a steady dose of carries? Prepare him for larger roll in the playoffs? CEH has already been declared OUT for the remainder of the 2020 season. My money is on Bell see the lions share of carries from here on out.
Tony Pollard DAL vs PHI (11th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,500)
If you were Jerry Jones what would you do with Zeke for the remainder of the season? Exactly! I would do the same. Let me spell it out for anyone not too sure what we are think. I would 100% absolutely give Elliot these final two games off. Go away, go rest, go relax and rediscover yourself. Zeke has clearly not been the Zeke of old. I still believe it was due in large part to Dak and that gruesome leg injury. I also passionately believe Zeke will return to form in 2021. Until that day lets get Tony P. 20-25 total touches a game. If that is the case our DFS lines will certainly pop off!
J.K. Dobbins BAL vs NYG (21st)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,200)
It is official right? The Mark Ingram era in Baltimore is officially over. It is the JK & Gus show from here on out. To sweeten the deal Dobbins has scored a touchdown in four straight games. The Ravens are hitting their stride at the absolute perfect time. Spend the money on JK this weekend. Merry Christmas!
Giovani Bernard CIN @ HOU (31st)(FD-$6,000)DK-$4,800)
My B&B notes are normally done by bedtime on Sunday night. Only reason I tell you this is the fact I was 50/50 that Gio was going to be mentioned here. Then Monday Night Football happened, and it made me smile! Gio scored twice and racked up 97 total yards. At this rate Bernard just might be a nice safe play rest of the season. Safe with multi-touchdown upside! Plus, it would not be Bottom of the Barrel if we were not picking on the Houston Texans DST!
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ BAL (15th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,700)
Fantasy football is a fickle beast. We use players up and spit them out. Case in point, Wayne Gallman Jr. We had a few good weeks together, me and Wayne, now it looks to be a committee backfield with Alfred Morris (FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,000). In all seriousness who is to say we cannot stack Alf & Wayne in week 16. Has all the makings of a cool cartoon at-least. The Adventures of Alf & Wayne!
J.D. McKissic WSH vs CAR (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$6,400)
I seriously cannot quit this guy! I will have to go back and check, but I am almost certain McKissic has set a B&B record for consecutive weeks mentioned in the article. To be honest I can think of several other backs that would make me look foolish if I were attached too. Without Gibby or with Gibby, JD has a definite role on this team, and I am going roster him each week! Sunday vs the Panthers will be no exception!
Ito Smith ATL @ KC (24th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)
Is anyone else bummed out about Todd Gurley basically being replaced? Todd was a mainstay in our fantasy lines for several seasons. Looks like that time is over. Ito has been named the Falcons RB1. Which does not mean much but it opens some big-time value and salary relief for our DFS lines rest of season.
Rashaad Penny SEA vs LAR (5th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
Here is the deal, it is shocking how many messages I receive about Penny. So, I would like to discuss them all right now. In order if I may. Yes, yes, no, maybe, no chance, sometimes, yes, and yes. Hopefully, that helps!
Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.
Tyreek Hill KC vs ATL (32nd)(FD-$9,400)(DK-$9,000)
Oh boy, if you like spend money on either site here is your golden goose for week 16.
Below are some cheaper options at WR I love this week!
DJ Chark JAX vs CHI (4th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,800)
People want Chark to be a thing so bad. Like bad. Talking about it constantly on social media bad. Not being rude, just seeing! That is where people get in trouble. Someone simply sees then gets ridiculed for it. Ala Captain Obvious, who people pick on. What just happened? Back to DJ, his price has dropped to a more respectable place allowing us to toss him in our lines and only being helped, not hurt, if that makes sense. I would be willing to bet Chark has his lowest ownership of the season in week 16. Thus, making him important for all who take the plunge!
Curtis Samuel CAR @ WSH (3rd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)
Samuel led the team in targets (9) in week 15 but only caught four. Curtis also carried the ball twice for six yards. Sunday is going to be a tough task for the Panthers. Especially their skill position players. Yet, in an odd sick way that is why I love them this week! Say it with me now, LOW OWNERSHIP! Which means nothing if they do not produce. Look for Carolina get creative with Curtis and back to their gadgetry ways!
Tee Higgins CIN @ HOU (23rd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,700)
Personally, Tee Higgins hurt my feelings last night. Needed him to score 15+ points to make my dynasty final and it did not happen. I must be objective here for you, the reader. So, like a true professional I will do that. Dear Tee, I hate your stinking guts. You make me vomit. You are the scum between my toes. Love, DetroitBeastie.
Well, I tried! In all seriousness Higgins has been targeted a ton and I do not expect that to change against a very favorable matchup in Houston.
Russell Gage ATL @ KC (2nd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,100)
Now we are talking! Gage has emerged as one heck of a complimentary WR to Calvin Ridley. What? Calvin not Julio you say? At this point in the season, we need to grasp onto any positive situation or ideal winning situation we can! Russ has now caught a TD pass in three straight games and cannot be ignored any longer. In week 16 the Falcons travel to Kansas City. At first glance you would think it was a bad matchup or awful idea to play any Falcons. I respectfully disagree! ATL @ KC has an over/under of 53.5 points! Atlanta should be down early and often. Forcing Matt Ryan to throw 45+ times! Russ also known as Mr. Unlimited 2 should do simply fine Sunday!
Greg Ward PHI @ DAL (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,100)
Greg Ward has been a guy in and out of B&B. Classic case of skip him, he does well. Add him in the article he puts up a dud. He has treated me this way all season. Look at week 15. Greg caught four passes for a miniscule fifteen yards but scored twice! So, let us try again here with Greg Ward! Care to join me?
Jalen Guyton LAC vs DEN (14th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,200)
If you have paid any attention to Bottom of the Barrel this season, I am sure you have noticed my love for the rookie. Jalen running routes for Justin Herbert is a thing of beauty. The long-term outlook here is brighter than I thought possible looking back. In terms of week 16 I am fully expecting another respectable game from Jalen. Dare I say four receptions for around seventy yards and a touchdown? Jalen is the ultimate boom candidate this weekend!
Darnell Mooney CHI @ JAX (25th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,000)
Let us play a game. If you have time? Choose your preferred method of fantasy points. Total yardage? Or total touchdowns? Sounds silly doesn’t it? Let me explain! Mooney has received a touchdown in back-to-back-games yet has failed to eclipse to 50+ total yards. I can say with full confidence that Darnell Mooney will score for the third straight week and will total more than 50 yards!
Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX vs CHI (4th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,700)
I did that right? The Jaguars may let the rookie play a little quarterback? Oh boy! Looks like we have another Taysom Hill situation on our hands!
Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 16. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.
Travis Kelce KC vs ATL (30th)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,500)
Yet again, three of the four positions are dominated by Kansas City Chiefs. They are good that is no surprise.
Here are some cheaper options I am rolling with at TE in week 16!
Cole Kmet CHI @ JAX (25th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,200)
Well friends, I was wrong in week 15. Sixty yards and touchdown were not achieved by the rookie tight end last week. Not even close if I am being honest yet here I am again. Once again asking you to consider adding Kmet in your DFS lines for week 16.
Dalton Schultz DAL vs PHI (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,200)
Dalton has been a solid streaming option at tight end all season. No more no less. That is exactly what he is this week at home vs the divisional rival Philadelphia Eagles. I have this game down for somewhere in 28-24 final range. Meaning, plenty of points to go around.
Jordan Akins HOU vs CIN (27th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,300)
Like the game we played with Mooney above but the opposite effect. Jordan is catching passes and racking up yardage but one touchdown all season. At his lowly price, this week think I am willing to take a chance on him, yet again.
I find it shocking that Hooper caught five passes for 41 yards and a touchdown and his price on both sites is on the low end given the match-up in week 16. Going to be tough getting away from Hooper this week. Especially the way Baker Mayfield has been playing.
Chris Herndon NYJ vs CLE (26th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,500)
Scroll all the way up to Sam Darnold. I can wait, no rush. Ah you are back! Winning streak, right? Catching my drift here?
Here are two of my sample lines I am going to use for week 16! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/27!
We’ve had Monday night football, Tuesday night football, Wednesday football, Thursday football and of course Sunday football. Now we have Saturday night football! What a treat! The season hasn’t gone accordingly to plan but we’ve had a season. That’s the most important thing.
I have always been partial to NFL football on Saturday’s. When you’re a child with no real responsibilities everyday is Saturday. As an adult with nothing but responsibilities it’s quite different. Watching professional football on Saturday instantly makes it feel like a holiday. No where to go. No where to be and nothing to do. We can lay around most of the day and take it in while not feeling awful about it.
We are a few weeks away from Christmas and this year has been challenging to say the least. I believe you owe it to yourself to unplug this Saturday and rest. Take the day to recharge and recoup. I’m aware one day and two football games isn’t going to undo all the stress and anxiety that is 2020 but we must start somewhere.
Bottom of the Barrel has always been for the low-owned and cheaply priced players. The special Saturday edition is going to be a tad different. With only four teams playing our options are limited when compared to a full 10+ team slate. Let’s call this a full slate discussion. Even better, a full slate dissection!
Aaron Rodgers GB vs CAR (21st)(FD-$9,200)(DK-$7,300)
Rodgers at home in December is a different breed! We’ve seen a vintage Aaron Rodgers in 2020. 3,685 passing yards with 39 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions. He’s been unbelievable in tandem with stud WR Davante Adams. Noting witty to say here. We all know what to expect for Rodgers on Saturday. I’m going to say 260 yards and 3 TD passes vs CAR.
Josh Allen BUF @ DEN (19th)(FD-$8,400)(DK-$7,200)
After sitting down to write the notes for this article I thought it was easy. It was a breeze. Then when I sat down to type this out and come up with my projections and fun fancy blurbs I was stumped! If you’ve read B&B at any point in the season, then you know I never mention the studs! This article is nothing but studs! It’s a very odd thing! What do I say? What do I do with my hands? The Denver Broncos are middle of the pack defensively but when it comes to QB they are allowing 18 or more points to QB’s so far in 2020. Oh boy.
Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ GB (5th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,200)
Realistically, there is little to no reason to pivot off Rodgers and Allen. Yet what’s the point of this article if it was that simple? You know me better then that! Teddy playing in GB Saturday night isn’t the direction our DFS lines should go. The Packers are holding opposing QB’s to the fifth-fewest points per game. When it comes to DFS I’m nuts and sometimes borderline crazy. Only reason to roster Teddy B is for salary relief. Which doesn’t really make sense give the small slate. Unless you’re maxing out GPP’s on Saturday steer clear of Bridgewater.
Drew Lock DEN vs BUF (24th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,000)
What’s odd is the fact I’d prefer Lock over Teddy. Want to know why? It’s simple! The propensity for a higher upside game is there. Teddy and his ceiling are completely capped in GB. While Lock is fresh off a career high in touchdowns (4) and a seasonal high in completions over 25 yards (5). That was last week though and Saturday is a big boy math-up for the Broncos and Drew Lock.
Aaron Jones GB vs CAR (25th)(FD-$8,200)(DK-$7,300)
Over the years of consistently playing DFS I’ve noticed sometimes it’s not always about crunching numbers and projecting DvP matchups. What I have to say here about Aaron Jones is very elementary. Jones was projected off the charts in Detroit in week 14. He did find the endzone, but it wasn’t the slate breaking performance we expected. For that simple fact I’m projecting Jonesy to go crazy Saturday at home. It’s just screaming to me! I can’t shake the thought of a three-touchdown game. Do with that what you will.
Mike Davis CAR @ GB (28th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,500)
Another case of projections and crunching DvP numbers, Mike Davis is the second highest priced RB on Saturday. When I’d prefer MG3. Over the past few days, I’ve seen some very spirited tweets regarding Davis. I had no idea being a Mike Davis loyalist was a thing. Who am I to judge? Last I checked this is America and you’re allowed to do as we please! On paper the match-up is fantastic! The Packers give up the 5th highest points to opposing RB’s. I’m not putting Mike down or telling you to fade. Promise. Let’s just temper our expectations.
Melvin Gordon III DEN vs BUF (16th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,200)
Before we get into Melvin Gordon just know I know. I know him and Phil Lindsay are just about splitting work. If I may have a moment of your time, I’d like to discuss why I’d prefer MGIII this week. So, in week 14 MG3 had 16 total touches compared to Phil’s 11. Yet Gordon recorded six total first downs last week. MG3 is clearly the preferred red zone and goal line back. Not to mention offers more, way more, upside in the passing game. In a game that will be closer than most expect, I wouldn’t be shocked to see upwards of 18+ total touches.
Devin Singletary BUF @ DEN (23rd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,100)
At the start of the season we were left scratching our heads in terms of who the heck to use. Fast forward to week 15 and we’re right back where we started. Your guess is as good as mine in terms of who see’s more work in Denver on Saturday. If you’re asking me, I’d choose Devin here cause he’s cheaper.
Zack Moss BUF @ DEN (23rd)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,500)
I could be lazy and tell you to see Devin Singletary blurb but that would be rude. The only positive I can pluck here is the fact Denver’s defense usually gives up close to 100 yards a game to opposing RB’s. To me, that doesn’t fly here! There isn’t one favorite back. So now what? Logically I’d think we just split it down the middle. 50 yards for Moss and 50 yards for Devin. So here we are again, back where we started.
Phillip Lindsay DEN vs BUF (16th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
There is no real reason to roster Phil Lindsay Saturday. I’m sorry to my Phillip Lindsay fans. He averaged a meager 2.4 yards a carry in Carolina last week. He has no role in the passing game. Why would you punt the RB position on such a small slate? Let’s say he scores a touchdown Saturday, which is best case scenario, I highly doubt it effects your lineup’s ability to cash. Hard pass.
Jamaal Williams GB vs CAR (25th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,800)
If you could promise me ten or more targets and touches for J-Will on Saturday, I’d be all in. Guess what? I’m all in anyways. The Packers are playing so flipping well this season it’s just fun thinking ahead to positive game scripts. I said this same exact thing last week and I’ll say it again here. Packers get ahead early in this one and they just feed both Jones and Williams. I have no issue stacking both GB running backs.
Davante Adams GB vs CAR (14th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$9,400)
C’mon now. I won’t waste your time. We both know what to do here.
Stefon Diggs BUF @ DEN (10th)(FD-$8,200)(DK-$7,900)
C’mon now. I won’t waste your time. We both know what to do here. Diggs has now caught 100 passes this season. He’s been unbelievably good in his first season with Buffalo. Did you catch the story about Diggs and Allen when they play video games? No matter what their doing if one dies in Call of Duty the other drops what war their fighting to make sure they revive the other. No DFS implication. Just find it cute.
Robby Anderson CAR @ GB (5th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$6,200)
Green Bay is allowing the fifth fewest points to opposing WR’s but that doesn’t affect my opinion on rostering his Saturday. Robby currently sits at 996 receiving yards and will no doubt eclipse 1,000 yards Saturday, in Green Bay, for the first time in his career. At this point in the season, given all the awfulness of 2020 I like this. It’s a feel-good story. No issue if you have 100% exposure to Robby tomorrow.
Curtis Samuel CAR @ GB (5th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$4,800)
Labeled a gadget guy, in Bottom of the Barrel early in the season, Curtis has ridden that wave and has been fantastic for real life purposes and fantasy purposes! Looking ahead to Saturday in Green Bay his versatility should serve him. Look for Curtis to catch 5-6 passes and carry the ball 2-3 times. Perfect amount of work for the price.
Cole Beasley BUF @ DEN (10th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,700)
Mr. Cole Beasley! You sir are a gem! The past four games Cole has seen 38 targets! On a very pass heavy offense, it’s going to be tough getting away from Beasley on Saturday. The middle of the field should his playground in Denver!
Tim Patrick DEN vs BUF (11th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,300)
Timmy, Timmy, Timmy can’t you see sometimes your targets just hypnotize me! Another week another touchdown for Timmy P! Which makes six total this season. Last Sunday Tim lead the Broncos in receiving yards, snaps and routes ran. He is absolutely in the conversation as a must start Saturday given the small slate.
Gabriel Davis BUF @ DEN (10th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,000)
Hopefully you’re not getting sick of me talking about the rookie speedster Gabe Davis. Kid has been phenomenal in his first NFL season. Over the last month he’s averaging 15 air yards per target. Has scored in four of the last five games. Buffalo came out Friday to tell us John Brown will not be activated off IR for Saturday’s contest. Denver has been respectful on defense this season but the upside of Davis burning a corner once or twice Saturday is too high!
Allen Lazard GB vs CAR (14th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,100)
Since coming back from injury Lazard hasn’t fully taken over the WR2 job in Green Bay. He’s seeing several targets a game. On Saturday let’s say he sees four targets. Is that enough to consider rostering Allen Lazard? On any other team no.
KJ Hamler DEN vs BUF (11th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,500)
If you believe in Drew Locks big arm then consider KJ. Although his target share isn’t as quite where we want it.
Jerry Jeudy DEN vs BUF (11th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,900)
To be used as a lineup filler on Saturday. Not expecting a huge return on price.
Robert Tonyan GB vs CAR (24th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$4,500)
This passing game absolutely goes through Davante Adams. Yet can we call Tonyan the second favorite target of Aaron Rodgers? Let’s review and I’ll let you make the decision! Tonyan has scored a touchdown in four straight games. Tonyan has 4+ targets in seven of the last nine games. What do you think?
Noah Fant DEN vs BUF (29th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$3,800)
Fant missed last week due to an illness. Be mindful of that but looking head to Saturdays contest the Buffalo Bills are giving up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. He’s a very safe play in the Saturday only slate.
Dawson Knox BUF @ DEN (6th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$2,800)
What bums me out is the fact Dawson Knox’s entire week 14 game was defined by his fumble. It’s hard to not consider any pass catching option in this Buffalo offense. Look, I’m realistic and not expecting a slate breaking type of game but at his price on both sites 40 yards on 4 receptions would be perfect.
Two other tight ends I’d consider purely as punts.
Ian Thomas CAR @ GB (7th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,500)
Nick Vannett DEN vs BUF (29th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,900)
That’s it! This is the Saturday slate. Here are a few sample lines for the Saturday ONLY slate!
What a weekend! At this point I would hate to think I’ve lost my audience. When I’d like to think I’ve gained a bigger one! As the fantasy football playoffs are in full swing teams are dropping like flies. So selfishly I’d like to think more and more folks are turning towards DFS!
Let me be your DFS North Star! Let be your Christmas star, the star of Bethlehem! Together we can enjoy the holidays. Together we can win! I’m sure of it!
When I was a little boy, I loved getting GI Joes for Christmas. At one point I had a couple hundred. As a boy I’ve been told I was rough. I used to beat up my toys bad. Smash them, slam them and throw them. They are action figures after all. They saw plenty of action!
Below is the most expensive player at QB in week 15. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Patrick Mahomes KC @ NO (11th)(FD-$8,900)(DK-$7,900)
Here are some cheaper options at QB in week 15 I love!
Taysom Hill NO vs KC (17th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,000)
Kansas City strolls into New Orleans sitting at 12-1. While the Saints sure aren’t awful themselves. This has all the makings of a heavy weight boxing match. Is this a prelude to the Super Bowl? Stacking this game would be wise but let’s be smart about it! Rostering Taysom at QB is a smart move at the price.
Matthew Stafford DET @ TEN (28th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,800)
Let’s err on the side of caution and keep our eyes open for Detroit injury report on Wednesday. Matthew has been pretty beaten up all season. To make matters worse, he didn’t finish the game in week 14. His ribs are tender. Do the Lions hold him out rest of the season? Who knows, more to come here.
Kirk Cousins MIN vs CHI (9th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$6,100)
As much as it pains me to say, Kirk has been a serviceable streamer all season. Compared to the Vikings match-up last week the Bears are touch lower in QB pressures, QB hits and sack percentages. Meaning Cousins could have an easier time getting the ball out to his playmaking WR’s.
Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ MIN (15th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,500)
Fresh off his second three TD game the last three weeks Mitch gets a plus match-up in Minnesota. Did you know throughout the past three games Trubisky has scored the ninth most points among QB’s? Mitchell is on some kind of heater here and warrants our attention in DFS formats this Sunday.
The rookie got it done in week 14! Against a white-hot New Orleans Saints team too! By all accounts Jalen will remain the Eagles starting quarterback in week 15 at Arizona. To be honest I’m excited to watch Hurts and Kyler duel it out! Both are multi-talented athletes, but you can’t ignore the momentum Hurts has going for him right now.
Nick Mullens SF @ DAL (20th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,100)
Last I heard the 49ers head coach, Kyle Shanahan, said he’s, “considering all options at quarterback” this weekend. Which is fine. The indecision doesn’t really bother the process here. It’s more about the Dallas DST. Mullens? Beathard? Either one here is fine by me!
Alex Smith WSH vs SEA (29th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)
The Washington Football is optimistic Alex will fine and ready to go Sunday at home. Looks to be just a mild calf issue. With Washington currently in first place in the NFC East I’d expect a full effort from Smith here. Alex has thrown for at least 290 yards in three of his last first games. While the Seahawks are giving up the 4th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s!
Jarrett Stidham NE @ MIA (10th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,100)
Nothing is concrete yet but who thinks Cam Newton has played awful? Is there a chance we see Stidham Sunday? Sometimes it best to be fully prepared! Keep Jarrett in mind as you build your rosters this weekend.
Chase Daniel DET @ TEN (28th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)
In the event Matthew Stafford is inactive Sunday in Nashville Chase would step in against a very fantasy friendly defense. On Tuesday morning the Detroit Free Press claimed Stafford is highly doubtful to play Sunday. Yet no official word on his status.
Below is the most expensive player at RB in week 15. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!
Derrick Henry TEN vs DET (31st)(FD-$10,200)(FD-$9,500)
Fade King Henry at your own risk. I just must ask, why in the hell would you not roster Henry in week 15? Don’t give me the chalk excuse. Don’t give me the contrarian excuse. I seriously can’t think of an excuse NOT to pay up for Derrick in week 15.
Here are some cheaper options I love at RB in week 15!
J.K. Dobbins BAL vs JAX (29th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,900)
Holy crap was Monday Night Football fun this week! It sent social media into a frenzy! Poop-gate as I’ve heard it called. Anyway, to slice it JK saw the most carries. Only 13 to be specific but it was a great sign for his upcoming match-up against the Jaguars. Dobbins has now had double digit carries in three straight and five of his last six. I won’t bore you with details and numbers about how awful Jacksonville is. Get JK in your lines for Sunday!
J.D. McKissic WSH vs SEA (19th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,700)
Week in and week out we mention McKissic here at Bottom of the Barrel and each week he delivers. It’s quite the odd occurrence here. JD seems to be better when rookie back Antonio Gibson is active. If that’s the case in week 15 against Seattle, then I fully expect McKissic to see his targets and receptions shoot back to about ten!
Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ DAL (27th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,100)
As stated above we still don’t know how the 49ers QB situation is going to shake out. Same could be said about the running backs. While I think it’s safe to assume Raheem Mostert will out-touch Jeff Wilson it won’t be by much. In week 14 the breakdown was 16-12 in favor of Raheem. Silly thought I had, let’s say head coach Shanahan is uncomfortable with the teams QB situation and uses that to feed BOTH Mostert and Wilson Jr.? If you could promise me 10+ carries for Wilson this weekend in Dallas I’d have 100% exposure and wouldn’t think twice about it. If you could promise me 10+ carries for Jeff in this one, then it’d be tough for me to say no.
Gus Edwards BAL vs JAX (29th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,400)
The Gus Bus! Oh, how we love thee. Gus was extremely efficient with his seven carries last night. To the tune of 49 yards and two touchdowns! The match-up here goes without saying but I’m expecting it to be a free for all on offense for the Ravens on Sunday. Almost like making a casserole. Large portion of JK with a cup of Gus and a sprinkle of Justice Hill.
Latavius Murray NO vs KC (22nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,700)
Insert Taysom Hill has been awful for Alvin but good for Murray comment here. Wish I could leave it at that but it’s not true. Well in Murrays case at least. Latavius has put up two clunkers in a row now while Alvin is still doing hot RB stuff. The Chiefs are 22nd overall against opposing RB’s and the Saints are more then capable of keeping pace with Mahomes and Kansas City. I’ve always liked stacking the high over/under games from a secondary perspective.
James White NE @ MIA (11th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,500)
I’ve made no secret about my love for James White and his roll with the Patriots. My love still blooms but his workload had faded away. Not to be rude but I believe its Cam Newtons ineptitude as of late. There is just no way Bill Belichick lets this go on much further. They’d be wise to make the switch to Stidham now before their playoff chances completely vanish.
Jordan Wilkins IND vs HOU (32nd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)
Wouldn’t be Bottom of the Barrel if we weren’t picking on the Houston run defense. If you noticed the Texans have grabbed back the 32nd overall ranking vs the run. Previously held by the Detroit Lions. His price on Fanduel is a little worrisome given the predicted workload. Although 40-50 yards and a touchdown are well within reach Sunday.
Justice Hill BAL vs JAX (29th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
Wouldn’t be a Ravens running back party without Justice Hill! Plenty of targets and touches to go around Sunday! How out of control would it be to enter a lineup with all three Baltimore RB’s? It would be flat nuts. Meaning, count me in!
Kerryon Johnson DET @ TEN (26th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
Everybody on Earth actually, whoever reads B&B on a regular basis knows this is now Swifts backfield. That’s relegated Peterson and Kerryon to meh type roles. Swift played 36 snaps on Sunday, Adrian had 17 and Kerryon saw 15 offensive snaps. Hardly what I’d call “good” looks for an RB. To be fair mentioning KJ here is my way of saying goodbye. I’m a fan of his. Kid is only 23 but has had some bad breaks and struggled staying healthy. The Detroit Lions planned accordingly. Here’s hoping next season Swift and Kerryon can become a powerful one-two punch. A Detroit Lions fan can dream right?
Ito Smith ATL vs TB (7th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
Realistically, is Todd Gurley done? Or is he just in a tough spot on an awful team? My opinion? No, he’s not done the Atlanta Falcons in general all done. Their window for winning anything of significance is officially closed. Meanwhile Ito has seized the opportunity he’s been given. I’m just going to say it, Ito Smith will receive the bulk of carries for Atlanta rest of the season. He’s finding room to produce. His 4.3 YPC is proof of that. The match-up isn’t ideal. It’s bad. Like bad. Hence the reason I like Ito in week 15! No one will give him a second look! Tampa is first overall against the run but 22nd overall against the pass. Ito finds the endzone Sunday. A reception TD!
Jeremy McNichols TEN vs DET (31st)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
Can we all agree that Derrick Henry may have 200+ rushing yards in week 15? He’s going to absolutely destroy the Lions defense. Opening the door for McNichols to get his as well. Look at what the Titans did last week. They were up multiple scores in the second half, and it allowed Jeremy to carry the ball eleven times. If he sees that same workload, or more, he will make us all happy at the price! Think we could have a real winner on our hands here this week with McNichols.
Tony Pollard DAL vs SF (5th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$5,200)
Raise your hand if knew that Elliot received only one more carry than Tony. Wow! That many of you? To be honest I wouldn’t expect anything less from you. Zeke has some sort of calk injury he’s nursing. Keep an out for Dallas practice reports all week. Either way I’m expecting Tony to see a large portion of work in week 15.
Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 15. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.
Tyreek Hill KC @ NO (20th)(FD-$9,300)(DK-$8,800)
Below are some cheaper options at WR I love this week!
CeeDee Lamb DAL vs SF (13th)(FD-$5,800)(FD-$4,500)
Lamb has reached 50 or more yards in four straight games now. It’s been a huge let down but not at all his fault. DFS is a game of opportunity and risk. He’s the farthest thing from a sure thing at this point of the season but how can you not at least take a second look? The talent with CeeDee is immense. Too good to just glance over in week 15.
Russell Gage ATL vs TB (22nd)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,700)
Gage has been outstanding the last two games. He’s had either a touchdown or 80+ yards in back-to-back weeks. He also threw a touchdown pass to fellow WR Calvin Ridley in week 14. The Tampa Bay Bucs aren’t as scary vs the pass as they are vs the run! TB has given up the 9th most receiving yards to opposing WR’s. Full steam ahead for Russell in week 15.
Jakobi Meyers NE @ MIA (18th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,600)
Cam Newton has been awful. Are we back to Scam Newton now? Either way it’s hurt Jakobi’s production and value big time. Not all is lost though. Meyers has now entered back into B&B territory where he’s welcomed. There is just no way a WR, who was seeing a 30+% target share a few weeks back, just fades into oblivion. The time to use him is now.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs HOU (23rd)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,800)
The fact TY Hilton has come alive can only make life easier for the rookie WR. The targets are there, and they will continue to be there. Big game ahead for Pittman Jr. Let’s say 60 yards and a TD big?
Willie Snead IV BAL vs JAX (24th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,300)
I had a feeling Willie was going to go nuts on Monday night. I was wrong! Guess what? I’m going to double down on Snead IV this week. Do you think Hollywood Browns 44yd TD reception on Monday night is a definite sign of things to come or just a lucky one-off type thing? From weeks 6-11 Willie was seeing a healthy 3.6 receptions a game along with 52.4 yards a game. Willie makes for a nice complimentary piece in our DFS lines for week 15.
Darnell Mooney CHI @ MIN (29th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,900)
Mooney continues to impress with whatever looks he sees. Long as Mitch is on a heater, you’d be wise to consider Darnell. Especially Sunday vs a leaky Minnesota secondary.
Michael Gallup DAL vs SF (13th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)
To the untrained eye Gallup is just blah. Pedestrian if you will. Yet if you investigate it a bit more, you’ll see the targets are there. A healthier target shares then to be expected. Specifically, thirty targets total his last five games. Yet only one touchdown over that span. The work is there! Gallup should find the endzone Sunday vs the 49ers.
Mohamed Sanu DET @ TEN (30th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,000)
How many of you buy into the back-ups being connected? If so, then you’ll love Sanu and Chase Daniel!
Kendrick Bourne SF @ DAL (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,100)
Deebo Samuel hurt his hamstring very early in week 14. Now he’s on the IR and will miss the remainder of the season. After said injury Bourne wound up 2nd on the team in total targets. Which makes for an interesting storyline this week vs the inept secondary of the Dallas Cowboys.
Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 15. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective.
Travis Kelce KC @ NO (19th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$8,000)
If you’ve noticed by now three of the four positions are dominated by Kansas City Chiefs. They are good that’s no surprise.
Here are some cheaper options I’m rolling with at TE in week 15!
Irv Smith Jr. MIN vs CHI (26th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,600)
Irv! There you are! He finally found the endzone! After a four reception, sixty-three yard and touchdown performance Irv has us all clamoring for an encore. Will he deliver? I think so!
Cole Kmet CHI @ MIN (11th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,000)
After back-to-back seven target weeks it’s quite clear who the TE1 is now in Chicago. The offensive snap counts also favor the rookie. We know his floor but we’ve yet to see his ceiling. Here’s hoping we do in week 15!
Gerald Everett LAR vs NYJ (32nd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,100)
There is no way I’m alone in thinking the Rams absolutely wail on the Jets, right? I fully expect Goff and Akers to have their way with the lowly Jets. I’m also expecting Gerald to be on the field a ton. In week 14 he played in 53 of 63 offensive snaps after playing in 60 of them in week 13. The targets aren’t there but his time on the field is. Something good will happen in this case. I’m sure of it.
Cam is nothing more then a punt play each week. We just have to pick our spots! I’m picking mine this weekend against an Atlanta team that struggles to covers tight ends.
Jesse James DET @ TEN (25th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)
Maybe there is something to this whole back-up to back-up thing! Made me think, how wild would it be to stack Daniel, Sanu and James? Oof! That would be one for the record books!
Adam Trautman NO vs KC (31st)(FD-$4,300)(DK-2,500)
Jared Cook am I right? Seemingly back from the dead. Completely screwing the rookie over. If the Saints want to keep pace with Kansas City, they may have to pull out all the stops. I almost mentioned Josh Hill instead of Trautman here but that would have been unacceptable. Who knows? Tight end has been a wasteland all season, but I do think Trautman find the endzone! His stat-line could be one reception, ten yards and a touchdown.
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Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 15! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/20!
If I Had a magic wand I’d bring us all back to that one Christmas where we were coziest. Surrounding by family and friends in front of a fire. With it being just about 2021 I know the holidays aren’t what they used to be. That’s ok, its what we make of it! We need to slow down and take it all in. Stay in bed longer. Turn off your phone. Read a book with a cup of coffee. Go play in the snow. Have an extra portion at dinner. Enjoy yourself!
Bottom of the Barrel was always my first love when it came to writing. It’s what makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. As I’ve said before sometimes real life gets in the way of our fantasy lives. Bottom of the Barrel is what stopping to smell the roses is to you. It is a time for me to sit down and relax, look around and take in everything around me! I’m glad you’re here!
I’m so thankful for all of you! We’ve been on this wild ride together! What I find exciting is the fact we’re not done yet! The fantasy football playoffs are here! While the real life NFL playoffs are taking shape!
If you’re still rocking with me then thank you! More to come! Lets go dig into week 14!
As we’re accustomed to now here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 13. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Aaron Rodgers GB @ DET (23rd)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$7,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 14!
Matt Ryan ATL @ LAC (27th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,700)
Did you see what the Patriots and Cam Newton did to the Chargers in week 13? I seriously don’t know what to make of Matt Ryan anymore. Has the window officially closed in Atlanta?
Matthew Stafford DET vs. GB (6th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)
Matt went 27/42 for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns. THE LIONS ARE FREE! Free from the awful clown coach! I’m fully expecting Detroit to keep the pedal to the metal these last few games.
Philip Rivers IND @ LV (22nd)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,900)
What can I say about Phil that hasn’t already been said? I love the idea of this Colts team getting everyone involved! TY, JT and others! In week 13 Rivers averaged a seasonal best 8.1 yards an attempt along with a 77 percent completion rating. So far this season he’s also averaged 289.3 passing yards a game! Full speed ahead in week 14 for the Colts and Phil Rivers!
Sam Darnold NYJ @ SEA (31st)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,100)
Did I get lucky last week mentioning Sam here? So you believe lightning can strike twice in the same spot? The match-up v SEA sure is giving me that vibe!
Daniel Jones NYG vs. ARZ (24th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,500)
All reports from New York are telling us Danny Dimes has a real shot to play Sunday at home vs. the Cardinals! A Cardinals team that is giving up the 11th most points fantasy points to opposing QB’s!
Mike Glennon JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,100)
Jacksonville has now used three different QB’s this season. Who would you prefer? Who has been the best? Does it really matter? With Mike at QB it’s still the James Robinson show. Although a kid like Collin Johnson has been targeted heavily. The Titans DST is a favorable match-up for the Jags. Use with caution!
Jalen Hurts PHI vs. NO (8th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,100)
As it stands now Eagles HC Doug Pederson has yet to choose a starting QB for week 14. It would be wise for him to choose Hurts rest of the way. Keep your eyes open! UPDATE: Jalen Hurts has been named the starting QB for week 14!
Dalvin Cook MIN @ TB (3rd)(FD-$10,200)(DK-$9,400)
Oh look! Cooks price has come down another $200 on Fanduel!
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 14!
Miles Sanders PHI vs. NO (1st)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$6,200)
What gives? What the heck is Dougie P doing with Miles? It’s been awful! Its been a travesty! It just might cost Doug his job! In the meantime, Sanders price has dipped big time. So low that it can’t be ignored! The talent doesn’t match the price. The talent doesn’t match the usage. He’s worth an open and honest look in week 14 give the price.
Melvin Gordon III DEN @ CAR (25th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,200)
Melvin or Phil? Phil or Melvin? Again, does it really matter? Gordon carried the ball 15 times for a season high 131yds. Phil is going to get carries. So is MGIII! I just don’t see a case where we can talk bad about Melvin and his workload. On Sunday the Broncos travel to Carolina. A Panthers team that’s allowing the 8th most fantasy points to RB’s. Expect a heavy dose of Melvin.
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG vs. ARZ (18th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,700)
What an absolute treat Wayne has been this season! He saw his five game touchdown streak come to an end. Yet he’s seen 12 or more carries in five straight games! I’d fully expect Gallman Jr. to find the end zone again on Sunday! Do I hear twice?
Myles Gaskin MIA vs. KC (19th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,600)
Welcome back there kid! Myles looked good in his first game back after a four game layoff. Gaskin is without a doubt the RB1 for Miami. Now look, I know what you’re thinking! A tilt against the Chiefs on Sunday is a tough task. The talent is there and I’m expecting him to see around 18 total carries.
Phillip Lindsay DEN @ CAR (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,300)
I’ve had great success this season stacking same team RB’s! The Denver running backs are no exception! The match-up is perfect! You can count on Phil getting double digit carries. Roster BOTH Bronco RB’s and accumulate all the points!
TY Johnson NYJ @ SEA (24th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,700)
This one is crazy I know but it is Bottom of the Barrel! If father time Frank Gore can’t clear the concussion protocol by game day then it’s the TY Johnson show! What if I could promise you 20 or more carries for TY on Sunday? Would that be enough to change your mind?
Latavius Murray NO @ PHI (11th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,900)
We’ve seen the benefit of Taysom Hill at QB. We’ve also see the negative. Alvin Kamara has seen his receptions all but disappear. While we’ve seen Murray’s usage boosted big time! I want to take full advantage of this on Sunday.
Chase has seen his passing down work rise. In week 13 the production was awful. It was far below his seasonal average. That screams perfect timing even with Drake in the lineup!
J.D. McKissic WSH @ SF (7th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,900)
Ten targets and ten receptions! JD continues to produce in PPR formats! There is just no way around anymore! If rookie RB Antonio Gibson cannot play due to a toe issue then I will seriously consider grabbing McKissic in 100% of my lines! It’s just too sweet not to! Peyton Barber will more then likely be the starting RB further hiding the talent of JD. Which we want for DFS purposes!
Jamaal Williams GB @ DET (32nd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$6,000)
A receiving secondary back vs. the Detroit Lions. What more should I say? Detroit is awful against opposing RB’s. Yeah they’ve been better but Rodgers, Jones and Adams are going to absolutely wear this defense down. J-Will should see a healthy workload in this one!
Jeremy McNichols TEN @ JAX (29th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
Follow me here if you’d like but I think Tennessee wipes the floor with the Jags. So much so they try to preserve Henry in the second half. What do you think about Jeremy seeing 10-12 carries in the second half?
Tony Pollard DAL @ CIN (20th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$5,300)
What the heck is going on with Zeke? What’s even more shocking is the fact Dallas is still alive in the divisional race! As awful as it sounds I firmly believe the Cowboys have their way with Cincinnati on Sunday. Grind them down with Zeke and let Tony take them home!
Davante Adams GB @ DET (25th)(FD-$9,600)(DK-$9,300)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 14!
Allen Lazard GB @ DET (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,000)
After some time away with an injury Lazard is now fully entrenched as GB’s WR2. Like it or not Aaron Rodgers is an MVP candidate and should absolutely shred the Lions defense. Look for Lazard to find the end zone Sunday in Detroit.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ LV (19th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)
Pittman has seen fourteen total targets his last two games. Yet has only caught seven of those. The competition between him and TY as the teams WR1 is one that can benefit us all!
Keke Coutee HOU @ CHI (5th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)
One of the fun times where we all called our Keke shot and we were all right! Coutee saw a seasonal high in receptions and a career high receiving yards in week 13. Why would that change now?
Dammit! Any time now Denzel! He hasn’t been off the charts good but he’s played a nice role for the tanking Jets. As his price stays around the same I’m going to keep taking shot after shot with him in my lines!
Jalen Reagor PHI vs. NO (22nd)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,400)
Wow! That punt return right? Is Jalen just another sub-par rookie on an awful team? Who knows! I now love the idea of Jalen Hurts starting at QB in week 14! Let’s stack both Jalen’s and call it Jalen 2 Jalen? What about 2XJalen? The Jalen Connection? Whatever you call it you heard it here first!
Russell Gage ATL @ LAC (6th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,500)
Gage caught a TD in week 13! Which is impressive given his workload this season. He remains the Falcons WR3 but I can work with that. In some odd way I think it’s better if Julio is in the lineup for Gage.
Sterling Shepard NYG vs. ARZ (20th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,200)
Shepard is a dang good complimentary WR. Colt McCoy is a sub-par QB. Let’s hope Daniel Jones is under center in week 14. It’s an exploitable match-up.
Laviksa Shenault Jr. JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,100)
Was nice to see Laviska find the end zone again last Sunday. This kid is quick and offers a unique set of skills. The Jags should and will find ways to get in more involved at home on Sunday.
Tim Patrick DEN @ CAR (13th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)
Get it while you can with Tim! Patrick is in a rhythm right now with Denver QB Drew Lock. The Broncos have a fantastic group of young WR’s and things are going to change for Tim and Drew very soon. This is DFS though! Who cares about the long term! Keep spending very little for Tim!
Demarcus Robinson KC @ MIA (16th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,800)
It’s hard to calculate who’s going to get the larger piece of pie in this offense. Well aside from Kelce and Tyreek that is. So in turn I like to play the calculated risk guessing game. It’s a fun game.
Collin Johnson JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)
Mike Glennon has eyes for Collin! You should too!
Greg Ward PHI vs. NO (22nd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,100)
Jalen Hurts has eyes for Greg! You should too! See what I did there?
P.S. its true though!
Quintez Cephus DET vs. GB (7th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,200)
The Detroit Lions cut Marvin Hall. After some time they told us their reasoning! Whatever front office is left told us they would like to get some of the younger kids involved. Open it up if you will. Would you look at that! Cephus caught his first career TD in week 13! The Lions should be playing catch up all day in week 14. Meaning, Quintez should be heavily involved!
Jalen Guyton LAC vs. ATL (30th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,200)
Did you know Guyton played more offensive snaps (64) in week 13 then Keenan Allen (62) and Mike Williams (59)? Not saying much seeing how the Chargers were skunked. I’ve loved this kid since day one! If you’re going to throw darts this week you’d be wise to start with him!
Travis Kelce KC @ MIA (6th)(FD-$8,200)(DK-$7,400)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 14!
Dalton Schultz DAL @ CIN (29th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,500)
Andy was harassed by the Washington football all day in week 13. This week, in Cincinnati, Dalton should have time! Dalton has caught four passes in four straight games too. As a habitual tight end punter let’s start here!
Anthony Firkser TEN @ JAX (27th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)
No idea what’s going on with Jonnu knee injury. What I can tell you is I love the price and potential output for Firkser if he’s the starting TE against a weak Jacksonville secondary.
Jordan Akins HOU @ CHI (28th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$2,900)
Akins will continue seeing a majority of offensive snaps at the tight end position. Believe it or not the Bears are awful against opposing tight-ends.
Jacob Hollister SEA vs. NYJ (32nd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,100)
Seattle at home playing the worse team in the NFL. What could go wrong? I’m fairly certain Russ and the Seahawks want to get right. Seattle wins big!
Tyler Eifert JAX vs. TEN (25th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,100)
Classic case of the Jags trying to keep pace with the Titans.
Cole Kmet CHI vs. HOU (13th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,900)
Cole is no stranger to B&B. In the meantime it looks as if he’s become the Bears TE1.
Donald Parham Jr. LAC vs. ATL (31st)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)
I just have a hard time thinking the Chargers will struggle on offense again at home vs. the Falcons.
If you’re still reading then thank you. The support that you’ve show for me and Bottom of the Barrel this season has been incredible!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 14! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/13!
How many owners in your league have checked out? What about your favorite fantasy football writer? Have they phoned it in? Has the content fallen off?
Now is the time to put the pedal to the metal! No time to let up! If you’re as passionate about fantasy football as I am then hopefully you can understand. If you’re as driven and eager to learn DFS as I am then hopefully you agree!
There’s a thin line here between being a jerk or being smart and excited. All I’ve ever wanted to do is explain my personal process to the best of my ability. It’s just exciting when others around me are doing well. I absolutely love to see others succeed! To see the light bulb go off for something is a fantastic experience!
How many of you are absolutely shocked we’re talking week 13 of the NFL season? My late father always told me as boy to cherish each and every relationship, experience and moment possible. They come and go so fast. Took me 35 years to full understand. Thank you Dad!
As we’re accustomed to now here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 13. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Russell Wilson SEA vs. NYG (4th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,700)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 13!
Matt Ryan ATL vs. NO (12th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$5,600)
I know what you’re thinking. I know what you’re going to say. The Saints have looked outstanding on the defensive side of the ball in recent weeks. The NFC South race is between two teams now. None of which are the Falcons. There are certain divisions in football where I feel you can throw out records when they play. The NFC South is one of them. More importantly, ATL vs. NO is one of those match-ups. Matt Ryan is no stranger to the Saints. In 24 total games he’s tosses 43 TD’s compared to 18 INT’s.
Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA vs. CIN (19th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,000)
One thing about Fitz is he can be relied upon in good match-ups! Last week against the Jets Ryan completed 24 of 39 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns. Expect more of the same Sunday. The price paired with the floor is very nice!
Derek Carr LV @ NYJ (29th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,800)
What. The. Heck. We all what happened in week 12 with Carr. We just don’t know why? In an outstanding match-up on paper (@ ATL 32nd overall pass defense) he tanked! He really made us look like fools. Turning the ball over four times and getting sacked three times! Any good fantasy player and a solid DFS player knows the score. Never be afraid to go back to the well! That’s what I’m doing here in week 13. Scared money don’t make money! That’s how the saying goes right?
Baker Mayfield CLE @ TEN (28th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,300)
Don’t look now but the Browns are 8-3! Baker hasn’t been filling up box scores but he has been efficient with a low amount of passing attempts. Mayfield only threw the ball 29 times in week 12. I’m fully expecting a larger work load for Baker this Sunday. The Titans are very potent on offense and if CLE wants to keep pace then it goes through Baker! With some assistance from Chubb!
Mitchell Trubisky CHI vs. DET (27th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,400)
Mitch absolutely torches the Lions! His last four games vs. Detroit he’s thrown THREE touchdowns in each one! If you’re keep score at home that’s twelve total TD passes! It’s unbelievable! That’s the beauty of DFS! We’re able to pick our spots! I’m choosing Mitch in week 13!
Sam Darnold NYJ vs. LV (24th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)
Shocking? Yes! Ideal? No! Can we gain some sort of advantage with Sam in our lines? Yes! The price tag on both sites is a sweet spot for me along with stacking several other NYJ skill position players. Stacking a few Jets in the right contests can yield some leverage in other areas of your DFS lines this weekend.
Dalvin Cook MIN vs. JAX (28th)(FD-$10,500)(DK-$9,500)
Oh look! Cook’s price came down $500 on Fanduel!
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 13!
Nyheim Hines IND @ HOU (31st)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,300)
Wouldn’t be Bottom of the Barrel if we weren’t picking on the Texans run defense! Last I read rookie RB Jonathan Taylor is still on the COVID-IR. That would leave a huge hunk of work unclaimed for Hines to grab.
David Montgomery CHI vs. DET (32nd)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,500)
Week 12 D-Mont only received eleven carries yet he put up 101 yards. He also caught five of six targets for 40yds and a TD. Kid has it in him! Yet Nagy seems apprehensive about giving him 20+ carries! It’s very strange. This Sunday vs. Detroit it would be wise to cut him loose. Which I firmly believe they do!
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ SEA (18th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,600)
Heyyyy Wayne! We’re not worthy! We’re not worthy! Maybe that’s being a little over dramatic but I’d hate to miss out on a chance to quote Wayne’s World!
In the wake of the Josh Jacobs injury news you’d be wise to consider Booker. Playing at the Jets is sweet enough to make anyone playable. Although there is still a chance Josh Jacobs plays I just don’t see it happening. In any event, keep an eye out. Devontae with a full workload Sunday could be special! See how in week 10 he took sixteen carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Damien Harris NE @ LAC (23rd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,200)
Harris comes with definite risk. Damien has seen 10+ carries in six straight games but was out shined in week 12 by James White. Harris should see his fair share of carries Sunday vs. the Chargers. Who grabs the limelight though? I’m betting on Harris!
Boston Scott PHI @ GB (30th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$6,000)
Did you know Boston out-gained Miles Sanders on one less carry Monday night? Looking ahead to the match-up at Green Bay, the Eagles are 9.5 point underdogs. Which, in turn, could mean a heavy passing down workload! Plus, over the past three games Scott’s offensive snap usage has gone up! Full steam ahead for Mr. Scott this week!
Cam Akers LAR @ ARZ (13th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,500)
Cam and his price tag this week have me licking my chops! Kid has back-to-back games with a touchdown with his sights set on Arizona!
Jordan Wilkins IND @ HOU (31st)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,200)
We’ve had success here at B&B mentioning combo plays! Wilkins worked with Hines in week 12 and found some room. It’s still dependant on JT status.
Myles Gaskin MIA vs. CIN (17th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,900)
Keep a watchful eye out on Gaskin and his status in week 13. If active on Sunday, which I believe he will be, Myles is a full go for me. Gaskin was humming along before his stint on IR and in the meantime his price has fallen. Take advantage while you can!
Frank Gore NYJ vs. LV (29th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,400)
The year is 2035. Frank Gore is still getting meaningful carries in the NFL.
Jamaal Williams GB vs. PHI (8th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$6,100)
Hate to break it to you but I cannot see the future. I do not have a crystal ball. That leads me to Jamaal and what I believe will be a very favorable game script Sunday. Aaron Jones is the RB1 in Green Bay but Williams gets his fair share of touches. Who here thinks the Pack will be up big in the second half? If answered yes then you’d have to believe J-Will sees a ton of work here!
Kerryon Johnson DET @ CHI (10th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,400)
Nothing more then a speculative add seeing how there has been a change at head coach. As we get later in the week let’s hope there is a game plan that includes KJ! Who is still only 23 years old!
Davante Adams GB vs. PHI (13th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$9,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 13!
Corey Davis TEN vs. CLE (23rd)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,100)
Corey has been a pleasant surprise this season! He’s seen six targets in four of five games. I’m fully expecting a nice healthy complimentary role vs. Cleveland on Sunday.
Breshad Perriman NYJ vs. LV (18th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$3,900)
Fortune favors the bold as they say. DFS players are a different breed in term of taking risk yet minimizing it at the same time. After an injury riddled start to the season Perriman has accumulated 234 yards and three touchdowns his last three games. Stack him with Sam Darnold and ride the hot streak!
Darius Slayton NYG @ SEA (32nd)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,600)
Maybe we were a week early on Slayton? That’s just fine! I’d rather be early then late! NOTE looks as if Colt McCoy will be the starting QB. Temper your expectations for all Giants WR’s.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ HOU (22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,900)
The rookie is now without a doubt the Colts WR1. Last Sunday he was the most targeted WR but didn’t do much. Let’s just chalk that up to growing pains! His last two games he’s seen 11 targets, 10 receptions for 167 yards and 1 touchdown. A match-up in Houston Sunday should be all he needs to get back on track!
Cordarrelle Patterson CHI vs. DET (24th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$3,600)
As you know Mitch plays like an All-Pro vs. the Lions. His three touchdown passes have to go somewhere! Patterson will score Sunday at home!
Denzel Mims NYJ vs. LV (18th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,100)
If you’re going to stack Jets you’d be wise to include the rookie WR! Mims tied fellow WR Perriman in targets and receptions Sunday. Mims has also topped 60+ reception yards his last three games. The breakout is coming! So is his first NFL TD! As soon as week 13!
Collin Johnson JAX @ MIN (29th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,300)
With DJ Chark and Chris Conley inactive Sunday Collin took full advantage! So much so that he deserves our attention in week 13! Not too sure what the status is of the other Jag WR’s heading into Minnesota but you’d be wise to give Johnson as second look this weekend.
Darnell Mooney CHI vs. DET (24th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,400)
I love the idea of rookie WR Darnell Mooney going nuts on Sunday at home. As odd as it may sound there is a clear pecking order in Chicago. Allen Robinson II leading the charge for WR. Although Mooney saw nine targets in week 12 I firmly believe he gets loose Sunday for a deep TD!
Tre’Quan Smith NO @ ATL (30th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,000)
I thought I had it all figured out last weekend from the Raiders point of view. Then true to form they burned me and the Falcons went nuts. I don’t see Atlanta doing that again in week 13. Total domination ahead for the Saints. For the low price of $4,800 and $3,000 you too can own a piece of the domination!
Olabisi Johnson MIN vs. JAX (28th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,700)
Since Adam Thielen is currently on the COVID-IR Olabisi is now the WR2 in Minnesota. Which might now mean a whole lot but for DFS purposes it has it’s merits! Kirk Cousins couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if you asked me but somehow Olabisi saw seven target and caught all seven! Look for more of the same Sunday vs. a dreadful Jaguars DST!
Darren Waller LV @ NYJ (31st)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,100)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 13!
Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. JAX (24th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,400)
If you remember correctly Kyle was mentioned here last week. What did he do to earn back-to-back mentions in B&B? Eight targets, seven receptions and 68 yards! Rudolph was also second on the team in targets last weekend. I’m looking at the same type of production in week 13 with the addition of a touchdown!
Mo Alie-Cox IND @ HOU (13th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$2,700)
Not much to say about Mo this week. He did lead the other tight ends in offensive snaps.
Harrison Bryant CLE @ TEN (29th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,500)
The Titans are an extremely friendly match-up for Harrison. They’ve given up 7 total TD’s to opposing TE’s.
Ryan Izzo NE @ LAC (22nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,500)
Izzo has been mention in B&B several times and has yet do anything. At this point adding him here is just part of the process. However, he was on the field for 51 of the Pats total 53 offensive snaps.
Cole Kmet CHI vs. DET (19th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,500)
Something about Mitch Trubisky only throwing TD’s against the Lions. Lazy writing I know but does make a little sense.
Adam Trautman NO @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)
If you’re still reading then thank you. The support that you’ve show for me and Bottom of the Barrel this season has been incredible!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 13! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/6!
If you’re reading this it’s safe to say you love football. It’s also safe to say you enjoy Thanksgiving.
It’s a small slate, no time to be frugal. Bottom of the Barrel’s entire purpose is to mention the low owned low priced guys. Not for Thursday! All I’ve ever tried to do is tell you my process. Put into words where my mind is.
Seeing how it’s a holiday and only a three game slate, lets do this a little bit different! No player is off the table! Settle in, gather round the table and enjoy your family and friends Thursday. Let’s put all the stress aside and be kind to one another. Help others. Support others. Tell those most important to you how you truly feel.
I want thank all of you. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for reading Bottom of the Barrel. Thank you for all the interactions. Without all of you B&B would be nothing. Without all of you I’d be lost. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Deshaun Watson HOU @ DET (18th)(FD-$8,700)(DK-$7,400)
Paying up for the most expensive QB Thursday is a good move! Deshaun has five games over 300 passing yards and heads to Detroit on Thanksgiving. The Lions pass rush and pressure rate is non-existent. Watson will undoubtedly have a big game. Rush yards and all! Fill up and don’t be afraid to ask for seconds!
Lamar Jackson BAL @ PIT (1st)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$6,800)
Has the NFL figured Lamar out? Looking ahead to Thursday Jackson is an easy fade for me. Pittsburgh is kryptonite to Lamar Jackson. In four career games he’s thrown five interceptions and fumbled the ball five times! His poor 57% completion rate is just another reason to fade Lamar. He is the jell-o mold with cat food this thanksgiving.
Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. BAL (11th)(FD-$7,700)(DK-$6,600)
This is a tougher task for Ben and the Steelers. One I’m not paying any attention too. Pittsburgh’s passing attack is down right dangerous and commands our attention. Big Ben has the fastest release after the snap. Meaning, I’m banking on 25+ completions Thursday for big time numbers.
Matthew Stafford DET vs. HOU (19th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,800)
The Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving is all I’ve ever known as a fan. Metro-Detroiters plan their day around this game every year. In turn, it’s basically the Super Bowl for us Detroit Lions fans. Matt has been up and down all year so it’d be negligent for me to recommend him. Just know the entire Lions team will play their hearts out Thursday.
Andy Dalton DAL vs. WSH (13th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,600)
If you’re looking to get cute on Thursday or be contrarian then Andy is your QB. Dallas is also an institution on Thanksgiving. Alone or together with family on Thursday the Cowboys will be on. Why not build a line with him?
Alex Smith WSH @ DAL (22nd)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,400)
After back-to-back 300 passing yard weeks Alex and the Football Team didn’t have throw much to beat Cincinnati. This Washington v Dallas rivalry is already deep with hatred and distain. The fun of it all is a prime time game on Thursday. Alex will dink and dunk his way to 250+ passing yards!
Ezekiel Elliot DAL vs. WSH (10th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$6,800)
Over/under Zeke scores and jumps into the Salvation Army red kettle? Everything I’ve read has told us to temper our expectations with Zeke. I understand that but not on Thanksgiving! Let’s think big and enjoy ourselves! 100+ yards and two touchdowns coming right up!
James Conner PIT vs. Bal (12th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$6,200)
Is it just me or do you throw out records on Thanksgiving? Anything can happen? Stud RB’s do studly things. In week 11 James averaged 6.2 yards per touch. While in week 8 Baltimore held Conner to only 3.1 yards per touch. Something has to give here! I’m excited to see and he will be in most of my lineups!
Duke Johnson HOU @ DET (32nd)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,700)
Oh boy. How many times have you read about the potential of Duke? Yet he’s only averaged 3.3 yards per touch his last two games. Only reason Duke is on the radar Thursday is the opposing defense. The Detroit Lions are DEAD last vs. the run. Use that information according.
J.D. Mckissic WSH @ DAL (19th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,100)
I just don’t see a case where JD won’t be in 100% of my lines on Thursday. The check down receptions from Alex Smith have been as good as gold for JD. Not to mention the fact Dallas is allowing the 2nd most rush yards a game.
Gus Edwards BAL @ PIT (2nd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)
You’re smart. You keep your ear to the streets! JK is on the COVID-IR. Mark Ingram is on the COVID-IR. Gus will be the lead back on Thursday. It’s just a price plus workload equation here!
Tony Pollard DAL vs. WSH (10th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
Tony has been more involved in recent weeks. I love the potential with Tony on Thursday. I love the potential of a one-two punch between him and Zeke. Washington has a dang good defensive line and they are outstanding vs. the run. So the risk here is very high. Yet the reward could be glorious! Lets say Dallas hammers Washington with Zeke over and over. Both team changes personal to give guys a breathers. Tony comes in and reaps the benefit’s a few times on Thursday. It’s a long shot but it makes sense right?
Benny Snell Jr. PIT vs. BAL (12th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)
What are the chances Benny gets a goal line carry or two again? Very low.
Kerryon Johnson DET vs. HOU (31st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,300)
In the absence of Swift in week 11 Kerryon saw the lions share of the work. Which isn’t saying much seeing how they were shut out. Swift is back at practice relegating KJ back to the bench. Keep your eyes peeled here! If Swift for some odd reason is inactive then fire up KJ. No more no less!
Justice Hill BAL @ PIT (2nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)
How many of you think Gus can and/or will get 100% of the RB touches? Nice little pivot from Edwards. Just a flier. Just some roster relief with a touch of upside.
Terry McLaurin WSH @ DAL (31st)(FD-$7,900)(DK-$7,000)
Before I get into Terry just be aware of his status Thursday. Nothing crazy, just a sore ankle. Now let me tell you this, Terry is by far and away my favorite WR play on Thanksgiving. I love you! All of you but don’t be a fool. Don’t be cute and fade and Terry. The price is fantastic for the potential output! Five receptions for 80 yards seems to be his floor. Awesome!
Diontae Johnson PIT vs. BAL (4th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$6,200)
I love you! All of you but don’t be a fool. Don’t be cute and fade Diontae. Is it plagiarism if you copy your own writing? DJ has been an absolute target monster in recent weeks! Commanding 30% of the target share with eight more then anyone else last week!
Chase Claypool PIT vs. BAL (4th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$6,100)
WOW! Just wow! The rookie receiver has scored ten times in his first ten games. He’s fast becoming a must-start at the wide-out position. For best results pair with Big Ben and watch the points add up! Here’s a secret, stack Ben with BOTH Dionate AND Claypool Thursday.
Brandin Cooks HOU @ DET (21st)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,300)
Cooks have been more of the WR we expected him to be after HOU canned their head coach. There’s just no way Cooks doesn’t get loose for 25+ yard TD in Detroit Thursday. Come to find out the Lions are giving up a whopping 39 fantasy points to opposing WR’s this season. What???
Marvin Jones Jr. DET vs. HOU (23rd)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,500)
If Kenny G is inactive yet again Marvin will the WR1 again. The Texans are better then you think they are vs. WR’s but the volume will be there. Jones Jr. makes for a nice complimentary piece in out lines Thursday.
Michael Gallup DAL vs. WSH (2nd)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$3,500)
Nothing more then a flier used to fill out your lines on Thanksgiving. He’s buried behind Zeke, Cooper, Lamb and even Pollard in the Cowboys pecking order. To be honest, at his price he’s not appetizing at all.
Quintez Cephus DET vs. HOU (23rd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,100)
Wouldn’t it be poetic if the rookie WR Quintez Cephus scored the first touchdown of his career on Thanksgiving at home? Makes you think…
Devin Duvernay BAL vs. PIT (16th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,000)
Putting Devin in your DFS lines on Thanksgiving isn’t a good idea. Not to repeat myself but Lamar is awful vs. Pittsburgh. I will say though, some of my worst ideas have paid off in the end. The choice is yours!
Steven Sims Jr. WSH @ DAL (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,200)
Alex Smith seems to have a thing for Sims Jr. Much like Devin above the only draw here is the price. Load up elsewhere and plug Sims Jr. in to complete your line in a pinch.
Mark Andrews BAL @ PIT (1st)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,200)
Mark. Mark. Mark. What do we do with Mark? Every time we’re out he pulls us back in! Seriously, I’d look elsewhere at TE Thursday. Cheaper prices, better match-ups and a tad more upside.
Eric Ebron PIT vs. BAL (14th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,100)
Almost a thousand dollars less, Ebron is a lock for DFS formats Thursday. Eric has scored a TD in three of the last four games. I’m betting the farm he finds the end zone Thursday!
Dalton Schultz DAL vs. WSH (19th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,800)
Dalton has become steady Eddy at TE. He’s caught four or more passes in seven of the Cowboys ten games. Sprinkle in a TD here and there and that Schultz for you! To sweeten the pot Washington is giving up the 12th most points to opposing TE’s.
Jordan Akins HOU @ DET (17th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$2,900)
Cobb and Kenny Stills went down in week 11. With a short turn around that leaves Jordan on a short list of pass catchers Thursday. Watson, Cooks and Akins is a very solid stack on Thanksgiving.
Logan Thomas WSH @ DAL (20th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,500)
Logan is good for five to six targets a game. Alex Smith keeps thing simple and it has helped a guy like Thomas. Short to intermediate routes get the job done for fantasy points!
Pharaoh Brown HOU @ DET (17th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,500)
This one is wild. Why bother? If he scores just know this blurb will be used for a photo.
Jesse James DET vs. HOU (12th)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)
Thursday in Detroit is unbelievably exciting! Plus they pull out all the stops. That helps JJ’s cause, I guess.
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use on Thanksgiving! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes only! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock Thursday morning 11/26!
It snowed all day here in Detroit. The fall is turning to winter fast. Most fantasy teams are turning to pumpkins fast as well.
One of, if not, the best weeks of the year is upon us! A short work week and anticipation for an all day football marathon! This years Thanksgiving is going to be different then most of us have ever experienced.
Small family gatherings, if any. Swinging by other family and friends houses may not be a good idea. Being home at peace isn’t half bad. Just depends what type of person you are.
We have each other. We have football. Lets be thankful for those.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 12. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Kyler Murray ARZ @ NE (10th)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$8,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 12!
Taysom Hill NO @ DEN (17th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,200)
Taysom Hill has lost his tight-end eligibility. Which we saw coming. I’ve made peace with it. How many of you are dealing with a stubborn owner who refuses to move Hill out of their TE spot?
Daniel Jones NYG @ CIN (23rd)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,500)
Fresh off their bye week I expect the Giants and Danny to fill the stat sheet against a demoralized Cincinnati Bengals team. Losing your franchise QB in that manner has a negative effect on morale.
Derek Carr LV @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,700)
Derek Carr looked good on Sunday didn’t he? 275 yards and 3 TD’s in a divisional game against the reigning Super Bowl Champions is no small feat. Now Vegas is able to turn their attention to a hapless Atlanta defense.
Jared Goff LAR vs. SF (15th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,000)
Speaking of good QB play, Goff flat out got it done on Monday night. I’ve never understood the hatred and disgust for Jared. The Rams have a great supporting cast around him with an outstanding head coach. The Rams excel in ball control thanks to a bevy of stud WR’s and a mixture of young RB’s. In seven career games vs. the 49ers, Goff has tosses 14 TD’s compared to 4 INT’s.
I’ve never been excited to bet on Cleveland on Baker Mayfield. Sometimes our research is more about the match-up rather then the player itself. Fun fact, Baker has never played a game vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars! Willing to bet you just Googled that to check my work!
Phil Rivers IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$6,100)
In all honesty the Colts sitting at 7-3 is exciting! The Titans are middle of the road on defense. In week 11 they gave up 430 total yards and for the fifth time this season, thirty or more points. In his career Phil has thrown 18 TD’s vs. the Titans. For best results pair with rookie WR Michael Pittman Jr.
I know Bottom of the Barrel is about those cheaply priced players but the top portion of the RB list is filled with players in the $6,000 range. Some of the match-ups are too good and the price of Dalvin Cook skews the pricing of the RB category. Let’s explore!
Dalvin Cook MIN vs. CAR (28th)(FD-$11,000)(DK-$9,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 12!
No surprise but I’m fully expecting Hunt to receive 12+ targets/touches on Sunday. Nick Chubb or Kareem Hunt? This week in Jacksonville both backs will have ample opportunity to shine. The Jaguars DST are giving up the 6th most points to opposing RB’s. A post-thanksgiving feast will ensue.
If Austin is cleared and plays in week 12 I want 100% ownership. After an extended injury absence this will undoubtedly be the cheapest we see him rest of the season. With rookie QB Justin Herbert at the helm Ekeler should absolutely shine!
Jonathan Taylor IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,900)
It finally happened right? The breakout we were all promised months back? I’m going to say yes and believe this is a sign of things to come! 22 total carries and four receptions while commanding 68.8% of the RB share in week 11 is a great sign! Look for JT to come on strong these next few weeks! The breakout continues Sunday!
Giovani Bernard CIN vs. NYG (24th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,700)
Mentioning Gio is a ho-hum kind of thing. While Mixon is on IR there’s a certain workload to be expected here for Bernard. Moving forward it’s not going to get any easier for CIN and specifically GIO but the volume is there. So is the price.
Damien Harris NE vs. ARZ (14th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,800)
Rex was lost to an injury. Sony Michel has been activated from IR. Just a simple process of addition and subtraction. I have no worries about Harris and his workload moving ahead. He’s had 10+ carries in five straight games. He’s also averaged 5.4 YPC in those last five games. Personally, he makes for a set it and forget it RB2/flex play in week 12.
Salvon Ahmed MIA @ NYJ (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,100)
Long as Gaskin is out Salvon is the lead back. Not saying much I know but a date with the Jets says all you need to know!
Leonard Fournette TB vs. KC (20th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,900)
This has all the makings of a heavyweight match-up in week 12. Bring your best players and let do battle. Leo is a RB built for this kind of game. 31-28 type final score when all is said and done. Looks to be one of the more exciting games of the week.
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ CIN (17th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)
Fresh off their bye week look for a steady dose of Wayne! The Bengals get smoked in the air then opening the door for the run. I’m thinking 14 or so carries along with two or three receptions and a TD this week for Gallman Jr.
Nyheim Hines IND vs. TEN (26th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,800)
We’ve had some success recently mentioning RB’s from the same team. Washington in week 10. Kind of New England in week 11. Now it’s the Colt’s turn in week 12! Both backs can produce vs. a Titans team not really equipped to deal with all the weapons IND has in their possession.
Cam Akers LAR vs. SF (8th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,200)
Full disclosure, I do my B&B notes Sunday night and finalize it all on Monday morning. I wrote in Cam Akers with the hope he’d do well Monday night or at least find the end zone. The rookie did both! Cam only carried the ball five times. The Rams in total only rushed 20 times. He did catch a TD pass! Is this the start of a beautifully crafted rookie RB relationship? I sure hope so and at his price on both site we’re able to enjoy it as well!
James White NE vs. ARZ (14th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)
Unfortunately Rex Burkhead has been lost for the season. In turn White set a season high in targets and scrimmage yards. It’s a awful occurrence but one most are familiar with. James should assume a heavy passing down workload Sunday vs. the Cardinals.
Frank Gore NYJ vs. MIA (21st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)
Rookie RB La’Mical Perine suffered a high ankle sprain early on in week 11. Stop me if you’ve heard this one, guy walks into a football game carrying the ball 15 times for 61 yards and a TD. MIA is 28th overall against the run and the likelihood Gore see’s 15+ touches again is something we can’t ignore. Frank will score a TD in week 12. I don’t make the rules.
Brian Hill ATL vs. LV (29th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
Adding Brian Hill to your DFS roster in week 12 is way off the beaten path. There’s not much to discuss here. The O/U here is a whopping 55.5 points. Meaning an absolute void of defense. I expect Matt Ryan to throw the ball around 40 times. Several to Brian Hill.
Tyreek Hill KC @ TB (11th)(FD-$8,600)(DK-$6,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 12!
Breshad Perriman NYJ vs. MIA (17th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,200)
Ah! There you are Breshad! Three TD’s in your last two games is more then enough to get added to B&B! Thanks for the call!
Darius Slayton NYG @ CIN (24th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)
At this point hopefully you’ve noticed my propensity to pick on Cincinnati in week 12! Darius always has the opportunity to make a big play! Also known as boom or bust. Slayton does have eight receptions for twenty or more yards this season. Look for him to add another one on Sunday!
Curtis Samuel CAR @ MIN (29th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,100)
Something something gadget guy. Something something price not adjusting. Minnesota is giving up, on average, 383.3 yards per game. We’ve now seen that it doesn’t matter who the Carolina QB is, Curtis will be involved.
Jerry Jeudy DEN vs. NO (19th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,100)
If the major DFS sites are going to ignore the rookies pricing then I’m going to mention him every single time! A home game vs. the superior New Orleans Saints just screams playing catch-up.
Jarvis Landry CLE @ JAX (25th)($5,700)(DK-$5,200)
Landry should command a generous target share in week 12. I know what you’re thinking, yes I agree. This one will undoubtedly be a big Chubb/Hunt week. At his price I like the idea of 7+ targets for Landry vs. an inferior secondary.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs. TEN (27th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)
Michael. Michael. Michael. Oh how we love thee. Let me count the ways. Pittman Jr. is getting better and better each week and will absolutely explode Sunday at home. I don’t say it often but you’ve been warned!
Denzel Mims NYJ vs. MIA(17th)(FD-$5,600)DK-$3,500)
Mims is starting to impress. Mims is starting to show us why he was a second round draft selection. He seems to be the apple of Flacco’s eye leading the Jets in targets and reception yards in week 12. The best is yet to come with Mims. Week 12 will be the start of that. The rookie will catch his first NFL touchdown Sunday!
We have to pick our spots with certain players. I’m doing that now with Hunter in week 12. A glorious match-up awaits him in Atlanta.
Nelson Agholor LV @ ATL (30th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,900)
What the heck is going on here? Nelson led all other Vegas WR’s in snaps and targets! As stated above Derek Carr is in one heck of groove. I can’t stress enough how outstanding this match-up is Sunday in Atlanta.
Jakeem Grant MIA @ NYJ (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,700)
Total flier. Jakeem is the true essence of B&B. Miami lost last week ending their three game winning streak as I’m sure you know. What better way to get right then playing the Jets? All it takes is one here to make Grant’s day!
Travis Kelce KC @ TB (15th)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$7,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 12!
Anthony Firkser TEN @ IND (10th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,900)
So here’s my rationale. TEN @ IND is one of the more exciting games in week 12. Strictly my opinion but it does have it’s merits! The point implied total for this game is 50+ points. So we’re looking at a 28-24 type final. Tony F has slowly chugged along and been effective behind Jonnu Smith.
Mo Ali-Cox IND vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$2,700)
Read the excerpt above and just swap out Anthony for Mo Ali. Same ideal.
Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. CAR (18th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,800)
How many of you get on food kicks? Like cereal in the AM everyday for a month? Or pizza for dinner 3-4 days a week for a month? I’m like that right now with Kyle Rudolph.
Tyler Kroft BUF vs. LAC (23rd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,900)
Here’s a situation where I absolutely love Josh Allen for 3+ passing TD’s in week 12. They have to go somewhere. Someone has to catch them!
Tyler Eifert JAX vs. CLE (29th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,600)
Who here expects the Jaguars to behind from the start? That’s a wise game script for you to have. Rookie QB Jake Luton didn’t have the best showing in week 11. That being said Tyler did have five targets! Lets hope JAX and Luton get a few things ironed out in practice this week.
Nick Vannett DEN vs. NO (30th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)
Nick and the Broncos are just a product of an awfully beautiful game script vs. a better New Orleans Saints team. Realistically the Saints could hang 30+ points on the Broncos. Thus making Denver trying to keep up. How do you keep up? Throwing the ball! The Saints aren’t the best when guarding TE’s. Fant will get all the love here but let’s get weird and roster Nicky V!
Maxx Williams ARZ @ NE (3rd)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)
Who? Did you know Maxx are on the field for 67% of the offensive snaps in week 11? Something good is bound to happen being on the field that much in this offense. Right?
Nick Keizer KC @ TB (15th)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)
This is just flat out silly.
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 12! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/29!
A friend of mine, Ben, who recently published his early 2021 mock, got the juices flowing for me to produce my first 2021 mock of this year! I cannot be out shined by him!
2020 has been a year to forget but, does not mean we can’t look forward to the 2021 draft. This years scouting will be harder than ever with kids opting out and only having last years tape only to go off of. Plus combine/pro day work. Its going to be fun to see how this changes from now until April.
Tweet or comment where ever you read this article on anything you want to go over. Love a good conversation of where my thought process is going here. Thanks for reading!
1. Jets: Trevor Lawrence – QB Clemson
Do the Jets move on from Sam Darnold? It’s hard to say at this point with the lack of help around him to succeed. Hopefully we will know the Jets plan closer to the draft. As of know we will give them the best prospect in the draft, as long as he doesn’t return for his senior season.
2. Jacksonville: Justin Fields – QB Ohio State
Don’t be shocked come April, we’re not talking about Fields being the #1 QB selected. Most who don’t follow the draft as deep will laugh but when it comes into question, just remember I mentioned this. (Not saying I fully believe, but saying I wouldn’t be shocked)
3. Washington: Penei Sewell – OT Oregon
The best prospect in this draft, maybe even over the two listed QBs already selected. Washington missed out on the two polarizing QB prospects, but could stick it out with Alex Smith or look to FA. They need a dominate LT since they lost Williams two years ago.
4. Cowboys: Patrick Surtain II – CB Alabama
5. Chargers: Christian Darrisaw – OT Virginia Tech
6. Dolphins: Micah Parson – LB Penn State
It was between Parson and Chase for me here. With it being such a deep WR class again, I opted for the Dolphins to wait to address that position and fill the need on defense first
7. Bengals: Greg Rousseau – Edge Miami
8. Giants: Ja’Marr Chase – WR LSU
Giants have a ton of needs but they lack a true #1 weapon for their young QB. Slayton is great as a #2. Bringing in Chase could be that legit weapon to pair with him taking Jones to the next level!
9. Panthers: Caleb Farley – CB Virginia Tech
10. Falcons: Keith Paye – Edge Michigan
11. Broncos: Samuel Cosmi – OT Texas
There is real talk Denver may move on from Lock already. And with a few big name QBs on the board, it’s a possibility. Something I will monitor and see where my pick here goes in the near future.
12. 49ers: Wyatt Davis: IOL – Ohio St.
Another team with talks they could move from their QB. They still have money invested in Jimmy G and think they will not move on from him yet. They will need to sure up the interior line for a healthy 2021 season and make yet another run.