Bottom Of the Barrel WK5
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie
What a Sunday! What a weekend! What a week for Bottom of the Barrel!
It’s week 5 now and week 4 is behind us! We have to move fast in this fantasy football world! Only way to survive is planning ahead!
I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!
Patrick Mahomes KC v LV (9th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,700)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Joe Burrow CIN @ BAL (22nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,000)
Joe is the real deal! Burrow just set a rookie QB record! 3 straight 300 yard passing performances by a rookie QB. Playing in BAL is no easy task but let’s see what this rookie is all about! Joe should be lowed due to the match-up but I’m loving the potential in this one!
Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,900)
Teddy! It’s great to see him on the field and running around again isn’t it? Let’s be honest this Carolina team has a little momentum winning two in a row! They now head to ATL (0-4) and the match-up couldn’t be any better.. The Falcons are reeling, to say the least, while the Panthers putting it all together! No disrespect to Teddy but this play has everything to do with the match-up.
Phil Rivers IND @ CLE (30th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)
Phil is Phil! Sunday in CLE may just be the game we see the old bolo tie wearing gun slinger! CLE ranks 20th overall vs. the pass while Rivers sits around 7th in overall net passing yards per attempt. I know that’s a long shot statistic but it could be a perfect storm in Cleveland!
C.J. Beathard SF v MIA (29th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,300)
Assuming Jimmy G is still out for week 5 and assuming Nick Mullens is benched for C.J. I really like this match-up. You know what they say when we assume? Makes an ass out of you and me. Get it?
Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ SF (8th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,400)
Dolphins coach Brian Flores hasn’t committed to a starter in week 5. The entire fantasy football community is on pins and needles waiting for Tua’s debut. I’m with you! Lets pay close attention to this one…
Ezekiel Elliot DAL v NYG (17th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,800)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
D’Ernest Johnson CLE v IND (2nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,700)
I’m sure you’ve heard Nick Chubb is on the IR. It’s very unfortunate but it’s now an opportunity for Johnson. Who filled in very well Sunday. To the tune of 13 carries for 95 yards. CLE has been very run heavy the first few games of the season. I don’t see that changing now. Hunt will no doubt see all the passing down work but what if I could promise you 10+ carries from D’Ernest?
J.K. Dobbins BAL v CIN (22nd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)
Something has to give here right? Ingram, Gus and Dobbins are all in the mix. It’s driving JK owners nuts. Sunday v CIN should afford Dobbins more chances. With chances come opportunity. With opportunity comes fantasy points.
Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ ATL (13th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)
We all thought Reggie was CMC’s handcuff right? Come find out Mike Davis is good at football! Reggie caught a TD in week 4 then they sent him back down to the practice squad Monday. So if they call Reggie up again they have to keep him on the active roster or risk losing him on waivers. CMC is still a week out so I fully expect a Davis/Reggie backfield week 5 in ATL. It’s such a plus match-up both backs can be successful.
Brian Hill ATL v CAR (31st)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
Hill was given some very high upside attempts Monday but fell short of anything productive. Which is fine. Just sets him up nice Sunday v CAR who just happens to be the worst graded team v pass catching RB’s. Carolina has given up 27 receptions to RB’s.
Jordan Wilkins IND @ CLE (27th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)
A lot of you were upset with Jon Taylor’s usage Sunday and rightfully so. Hines and Wilkins received some major work behind him. Is that a sign of things to come? I doubt with a young stud like JT but we need to think ahead and prepare just in case.
Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT v PHI (19th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)
James Connor is no doubt the lead back in PIT. McFarland and Snell split carries behind him Sunday. Anthony took advantage and did more with his carries then Snell. I have no issue putting McFarland in some of my GGP lines Sunday. I’m expecting the rookies first NFL touchdown at home this weekend! The word “electric” was also thrown around after his week 4 preformance!
DeAndre Hopkins ARZ @ NYJ (10th)(FD-$8,700)(DK-$7,900)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
CeeDee Lamb DAL v NYG (19th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$6,000)
Oh c’mon! CeeDee is still ONLY $5,900 on FanDuel? Fresh off a 5 reception, 79 yard and 2 touchdown game his price goes up only $300? It’s shocking quite frankly! He’s right on the cusp of being too much for B&B but until his price increases get used to seeing him here! Can you blame me?
Cole Beasley BUF @ TEN (21st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,700)
I’ve never been big on Cole and I was wrong Sunday. This Buffalo team is very good and Josh Allen can support 3-4 WR’s! I know! It’s wild right? Cole is currently on pace for 1,000 yards too! Beasley will continue to be a favorite option for Allen moving forward and that alone makes him worth the price!
Tim Patrick DEN @ NE (24th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,400)
I could write and write about Tim and his prospects all day long. How many people would read it though? To keep it simple, Patrick lead the Broncos in targets, receptions and receiving yards Sunday. He looks to have a strong connection with young QB Brett Rypien. At his DFS price that’s enough for me to add him!
Hunter Renfrow LV @ KC (1st)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,900)
The Raiders rookie WR’s are still hurt it seems. Giving Hunter more playing time and targets. It’s a tough task Sunday vs. a fast and hungry KC secondary but Carr has looked fantastic to start the season. The snaps are there and the price is right!
Jeff Smith NYJ v ARZ (3rd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,000)
Who? How many people in the world do you think have this name? Jeff Smith! Another kid who has been thrust into a starting role due to injuries. Keep a close eye on Perriman. If he’s unable to play Sunday Mr. Smith will play opposite of Crowder and for this price you could do worse. Right?
Gabriel Davis BUF @ TEN (21st)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,400)
Gabe Davis played so well last Sunday I had to add him again! As I said above, Allen can support all these different combos of WR’s! Davis has no doubt carved out a role in Buffalo!
Isaiah Ford MIA @ SF (11th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,500)
Has Ford taken over the WR2 role in MIA? Not sure. Has he taken to Chan Gailey’s offensive game plan? Absolutely! Whatever is going on I want a slice of it. Ford looks fast and elusive! He’s the reason I created this article!
Travis Kelce KC v LV (8th)(FD-$7,800)(DK-$6,400)
Aside from the no doubt must start stud TE’s this position is pretty shallow in week 5. I t would be rude of me to just skip it all together!
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Jordan Akins HOU v JAX (24th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,300)
Akins suffered a concussion Sunday so keep an eye on him. This Sunday, week 5, against JAX is a very juicy match-up. If he plays he’s in my lineup.
Dawson Knox BUF @ TEN (25th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,600)
Tyler Kroft BUF @ TEN (25th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$3,000)
I’m going to lump both Buffalo TE’s together here if you don’t mind? What are the chances we see a repeat of a few weeks ago and both BUF TE catch a TD? I’d say not half bad given the match-up!
Blake Bell DAL v NYG (9th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,800)
Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Blake Bell? That’s what I thought! Dallas welcomes the Giants to Jerry World Sunday in an NFC East match-up. It has all the makings of Zeke Elliot game here. In turn, screams 2-3 TD game from their TE’s! Shultz is the TE1 in Dallas but don’t forget about Bell!
Dan Arnold ARZ @ NYJ (18th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$3,200)
Dan Connor AKA Dan Arnold makes his return to B&B simply due to match-up. The O/U in this one sits at 48.5 points as of now. It just screams Cardinals blow out doesn’t it?
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 5! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 10/8 and Sunday morning 10/11!
Any questions or comments?
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