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!
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.
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 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!
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!
Each week the season get more odd. Each week there’s a different set of circumstances. To make it more strange it looks as if we’ve skipped right to Christmas. Right past Thanksgiving and right to Santa Clause!
I’ve often wondered what it would be like drafting a fantasy team with good ole Saint Nick himself. I’d imagine Rudolph would want in on the action too. If we need to fill roster spots guess the other reindeer could play.
My first though would be draft day snacks. Any of us who’ve been involved in live drafts knows the food is as important as the player research itself. Cookies, milk and carrots for Rudolph are easy enough.
As we look ahead to week 11 one thing is clear. I may have lost my mind. Which would make my Bottom of the Barrel selections interesting. We need to slow down and look forward to Thanksgiving. It’s going to be different this year but we’ve adapted this year so far.
Let’s be thankful for our families, friends and football.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 11. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Aaron Rodgers GB @ IND (1)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 11!
Teddy Bridgewater CAR vs. DET (22nd)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$6,400)
Keep an eye out for Teddy’s status due to a knee injury. The Detroit Lions are allowing 28.33 points a game. Which is 29th overall. Plenty of points and yardage to be had here.
Kirk Cousins MIN vs. DAL (17th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$6,200)
Here he is again. Kirk and the Vikes take on the hapless Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. A Dallas defense that has given up the second most passes TD’s this season. The offense runs through Dalvin Cook but the fantasy points will be there for Cousins.
Jameis Winston NO vs. ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)
Winston is now the king of the Saints castle. Although the Falcons have been trending upwards on defense, the Saints are just too powerful. Winston did have corrective eye surgery over the summer so expect a nice return on investment! Thought you should know.
Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ DEN (20th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,800)
Tua and the Miami Dolphins are 6-3! The rookie QB has been playing solid and mistake free football. His TD:INT ratio is now at 5:0. Yet his price on both sites has yet to be adjusted! As the excitement around him builds, Tua should be part of your lineup builds!
Alex Smith WSH vs. CIN (27th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,300)
Alex will no doubt be the 2020 Comeback Player of the year. What a story! In regards to week 11, Alex has a fantastic match-up to exploit through the air. In just two weeks Smith has racked up 715 passing yards! WSH vs. CIN isn’t high on many fans to-do list but it’s going to be a fun and competitive game. Full speed ahead for him this week!
Garrett Gilbert DAL @ MIN (29th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,200)
Gilbert wasn’t awful in week 10! Glowing report I know but there should be a case for him making another start in week 11. It’s still a fluid situation given the fact Andy Dalton may be healthy and ready to play. I’d be comfortable starting Andy here too. Seeing how he’s (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,300) against a Vikings team ranked 28th against the pass. Over/under for this one is currently at 48 points. Plenty of points to go around in this one. I’m hopeful it starts at the DAL QB position.
P.J. Walker CAR vs. DET (22nd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$4,800)
Would be nice cheap play in the event Teddy B can’t go in week 11 at home against the Lions! I like the idea of ANY QB playing against the Lions DST.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 11. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Dalvin Cook MIN vs. DAL (16th)(FD-$10,500)(DK-$9,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 11!
Rex Burkhead NE @ HOU (31st)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,600)
We’ve entered the Rex Burkhead portion of the season. Week-to-week the New England backfield is a headache. We have to take advantage when we can! That time is now! Rex isn’t getting the volume I’d like but for DFS purposes the price is good!
Kalen Ballage LAC vs. NYJ (26th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,600)
Welcome to the Kalen Ballage portion of the season. Wait, think I used that line already. Kalen has now been the Chargers lead RB in back-to-back weeks. I firmly believe that will continue until Austin Ekeler returns. Let’s use Ballage while we can! What better time then week 11 in a revenge game vs. the Jets!
Damien Harris NE @ HOU (31st)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,700)
D-Harris set a career high in carries last Sunday (22). I see no reason why the Pats get away from giving him all the work he can handle. In week 11 it doesn’t get any better! The Texans DST has been gashed all year on the ground.
Jonathan Taylor IND vs. GB (30th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,800)
Here we go again! It’s going to happen this week! Right? I’ll take my chances at the price and the match-up. Fingers crossed!
J.D. McKissic WSH vs. CIN (14th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,200)
15 targets! How insane is that? Looking ahead to week 11 it may only get better! Alex Smith loves to check down and JD has benefited big time. His price has only gone up $300 on both sites.
Not much to say here. The Jets are going nowhere fast. So why would we roster a NYJ RB? Well it’s looking like Perine is about to get a ton of work. As much as he can handle. Looks like a nice audition for a lowly price.
Jamaal Williams GB @ IND (3rd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,700)
J-Will received half the work he normally gets in week 10 but I’m chalking it up to his short stay on the COVID IR. Aaron Jones is the clear RB1 in this offense but as you’ve seen Jamaal get’s his targets and touches too.
Jordan Wilkins IND vs. GB (30th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,000)
I will 100% open and honest with you here. Week to week in this backfield we never know what we’re going to get. This week I have a feeling about Jordan. It’s like the shell game with these IND RB’s. The match-up is sweet and the price is fantastic.
Davante Adams GB @ IND (7th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,600)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 11!
CeeDee Lamb DAL @ MIN (31st)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,000)
Hey CeeDee! It’s bittersweet to see you back with us at B&B. It’s been the awful QB play in DAL. We know CeeDee. We’re here for you. You’re always welcome at B&B. Glad you’re back and I think we all know what comes next!
Jerry Jeudy DEN vs. MIA (20th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)
Jerry has clearly become the WR1 in Denver. Unfortunately Drew Lock hasn’t played well. Jeudy has the 7th worse catch percentage because of it. Looking at a home match-up vs. the surging Miami Dolphins volume alone has JJ on my DFS radar.
Curtis Samuel CAR vs. DET (15th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,700)
I love the idea of Samuel in week 11 at home against this Lions DST. The way Carolina uses him just excites me in this match-up. Plenty of targets and touches coming his way Sunday. He will locked and loaded in all my lines!
Michael Pittman Jr. IND vs. GB (8th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,500)
Mike Pittman Jr. is now the unquestioned WR1 in Indianapolis now. I absolutely don’t see a case where he’s not. Fully healthy, this kid is now able to showcase his superior receiving talents. The volume Pittman Jr. is set to see just astounds me. I’m all aboard at this price.
KJ Hamler DEN vs. MIA (20th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,600)
If Jerry is 1A in Denver then KJ is making a case for 1B. After a 10 target day in week 10 KJ’s prospects for week 11 are extremely bright!
Willie Snead IV BAL vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,500)
After all the complaining in Baltimore Hollywood Brown has done nothing! While Willie has stepped up to a certain extent. Truth be told, Snead does this from time to time. Moving forward I’m expecting Willie to see 6-7 high upside targets Sunday.
Marvin Hall DET @ CAR (12th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,800)
At this point I think it’s best we take a look at Marvin Hall. At this point I think it best to take Marvin Hall serious. With or without Kenny G this guy has a role. A deep route type roll. Tampa Bay throttled Carolina through the air in week 10. With or without Kenny G, Matthew Stafford can have the same success.
Devin Duvernay BAL vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,000)
I can’t put my finger on Devin. I’ll take it one step further, I can’t put my finger on Lamar Jackson. The Ravens would be wise to get the rookie involved more. There is an opening this week vs. the 30th overall ranked pass defense of the Titans.
Steven Sims Jr. WSH vs. CIN (26th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)
Sims Jr. was targeted 6 times Sunday in Detroit. While Alex Smith attempted 55 passes for 390 yards. In week 12 I’m fully expecting a competitive game here with CIN. I’d be willing to bet Alex throws 40+ passes in this one. While Sims Jr. sees several down field looks.
Chris Conley JAX vs. PIT (23rd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,000)
Quick question, what Jacksonville WR was targeted the most in week 10? I’m sure by know you’ve already guessed it. Chris Conley! Aside from Chark and Robinson has the rookie QB Luton found a favorite secondary WR target? It’s a tough match-up vs. Pittsburgh but that’s why I like it. Conley may be an afterthought leading to several impactful targets.
Travis Kelce KC @ LV (11th)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$8,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 11!
Dalton Schultz DAL @ MIN (13th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,600)
The constant turnover in QB play hasn’t bothered Dalton much. He’s playing 95% of the offensive snap as well. The particulars are all there for Dalton in week 11.
Cameron Brate TB vs. LAR (15th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$2,500)
Color me impressed! Cameron caught a TD pass in week 10. I know that’s meaningless for week 11. It does tell us a few things. One of which is his usage. It’s not great. However, with Tom Brady as your QB, in primetime, anything goes.
Taysom Hill NO vs. ATL (32nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,800)
If you’re reading this then you know why Taysom Hill is a good play this week 11.
Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. DAL (22nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,200)
Irv Smith Jr. looks to be dealing with a groin injury. Meanwhile Kyle set a season high in receptions, yardage and routes ran. I like the idea of Kyle finding the end zone in week 11. The Cowboys can only do so much. I’d like to think Rudolph is the least of their worries.
Ryan Izzo NE @ HOU (16th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)
Izzo was on the field for 54 of the Patriots 58 offensive snaps in week 10. It hasn’t lead to much production for fantasy purposes but the points will come. Promise!
Durham Smythe MIA @ DEN (9th)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)
At this point I’m obligated to mention Durham. He was a fun part of my prop bet show last Saturday and he actually scored. Just looking to keep the momentum going!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 11! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/22!
How many of you are exhausted? Mentally checked out from life? The more I look around and interact with people the clearer it’s become. We need a break. We need to rest and recharge.
Easier said then done right? As a productive member of society its highly unlikely you can just walk away for a week. Where would you go? Who would you go with? I read an article recently that stated the lead up to a vacation is actually the best part. The daydreaming. The romanticizing that goes on. Why can’t we do that now?
The last six months, actually more, have been extremely difficult for most. We can all relax now. Rest and enjoy week 10.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 10. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Russell Wilson SEA @ LAR (4th)(FD-$8,900)(DK-$7,700)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 10!
Jared Goff LAR vs. SEA (32nd)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,500)
Fresh off of their bye week the Rams, an Goff, should have a field day Sunday against the Seahawks lowly ranked defense.
Drew Lock DEN @ LV (25th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,500)
Drew Lock has shown some flashes the last few weeks. This Sunday vs. the Raiders should be no different. Vegas is allowing the 6th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s while owning the 6th worst defense pass defense. With Jerry Jeudy stepping up in recently weeks expect some fireworks from Mr. Lock!
Baker Mayfield CLE vs. HOU (23rd)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,000)
Baker was placed on the COVID-IR list after being in close contact with someone who had COVID. He should be cleared by Wednesday and have a normal week of practice anyway. We’ve done well picking on the Texans! HOU is giving up the 8th most fantasy points to opposing QB’s.
Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs. LAC (28th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,600)
There he is! Has Tua lived up to his first round draft stock? Not my question to answer! He has however, lead the Dolphins to two straight wins! He also completed 71% of his passes in week 9! Averaging 8.9 yards a completion! Miami has a certain swagger going on right now with Tua leading the change! Looking ahead, the Chargers pose no real risk Tua’s fantasy ceiling in week 10!
Alex Smith WSH @ DET (21st)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,200)
Alex Smith entered the ball game in week 9 after a gruesome Kyle Allen ankle injury. Smith went 24/32 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown. He unfortunately tossed 3 INT’s. Smith heads to Detroit Sunday for a very plus match-up. My projections? 250+ passing yards and 2 TD’s. At this bottom low price you have to consider him!
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 10. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Christian McCaffrey CAR vs. TB (12th)(FD-$9,700)(DK-$9,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 10!
Antonio Gibson WSH @ DET (32nd)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,600)
The rookies price tag is a tad high for B&B. His match-up is so damn good though! Looking around at the other high end RB’s this week and their prices, Gibby is actually very cheap! It’s just a simple math equation! Price + production = money!
Darrell Henderson Jr. LAR vs. SEA (14th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,900)
Henderson currently has the dreaded Q tag but after their bye week coach McVay has openly said nothing to see here! Hendy will be a full go in week 10. Darrell has been a ho hum boring type RB so far this season. He hasn’t lit any of our stat sheets on fire but he’s been damn consistent.
Duke Johnson HOU @ CLE (14th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,000)
Duke is a classic case of workload and volume. If David Johnson doesn’t clear concussion protocol the Duke is their RB1. He averaging a career low 4.3 yards an attempt but who cares when you’re the only one there! The Browns own the 22nd overall rushing defense if that matters. It should!
Jamaal Williams GB vs. JAX (27th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,000)
Aaron Jones is the RB1 in GB. That’s no secret! Even when he and Jamaal are in the lineup Williams is averaging 9.2 touches a game. There is plenty of work to go around in this one vs. the Jags. Jacksonville is giving up the 6th most fantasy points to opposing RB’s.
Jerick McKinnon SF @ NO (5th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,600)
Jet just seems to have a knack for the end zone doesn’t he? Mostert and Coleman remain on the IR and McKinnon received 12 carries and tired legs aside, leap frogged Hasty early Thursday night.
Mike Davis CAR vs. TB (12th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$6,700)
This is shocking. CMC finally played in week 9 after an extended stay on IR with a high ankle sprain. Now he has some sort of shoulder ailment. Mike Davis at $5,400 on Fanduel is insane. While on Draftkings he was $4,000 then after the CMC news broke he shot up to $6,700. Which is absolutely nuts. In all my years playing DFS I’ve never seen a players price increase AFTER the slate has been introduced. Keep an eye on CMC status.
J.D. Mckissic WSH @ DET (32nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,900)
All good turns deserve another. JD was mentioned in B&B9 so of course I’m going back to the well week 10 in Detroit! McKissic caught 9 passes on 14 targets! 14 flipping targets! His passing down work has steadily increased all season and I’m fully expecting a whopper of game in week 10!
Ryan Nall CHI vs. MIN (18th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,000)
If David Montgomery hasn’t been what makes you think Nall will play well? I can read your mind, at this point I know all the questions! Ha! Moving on, I don’t know much about Nall. He did rack up yards after the catch in relief of D-Mont last week. At such a low price he will usefull to our DFS lines!
Devontae Booker LV vs. DEN (8th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)
Make no mistake this clearly Jacobs backfield. Booker did well with his 8 carries in week 9. Scoring on a 23yd TD. I don’t fully expect him to see a ton of work moving forward but there is a game script factor to account for in this one.
Salvon Ahmed MIA vs. LAC (20th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
The NFL regular season is a strange place. Everything was set for Jordan Howard to have a nice cheap productive fantasy day. Then in walks Salvon. Looking ahead to week 10 the Dolphins could be without Breida. Every team he’s on seems to hate Jordan Howard. That leaves Mr. Ahmed, at dirt cheap prices, to help our DFS lines.
Joshua Kelley LAC @ MIA (21st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,400)
Holy cow is this backfield a mess. Too many cooks in the kitchen I think it goes. After Justin Jackson went down Kelley did see the most snaps (43) rushing 9 times for 28 yards and catching all five of his targets. This backfield is all relative seeing how Ekler will be back shortly. In the meantime and in a pinch I’d consider Kelley this week.
Davante Adams GB vs. JAX (19th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$9,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 10!
The time to get in on Reagor is now. Fresh of a bye week and another week stronger and up on the playbook Jalen will be heavily involved. His price will never be lower. A date in New York is just what the DFS doctor ordered.
Tim Patrick DEN @ LV (17th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,900)
Tim was able to play in week 9 after being limited the week prior in practice. He caught 4 passes for 29 yards and a TD. As Lock grows and learns this offense will open up. Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler and Noah Fant will all be in on the action. Further opening things up for Tim.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB vs. JAX (19th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,400)
Every fantasy football report I’ve read just dogs on MVS. What he did in week 9 was awful. It was shallow and cannot be repeated. I say to them, “cool your jets!” I shouldn’t have to say this but GB’s offense runs through Jones and Adams. Which is fine! There has been no real WR2. It’s fluctuated week-to-week but no one receiver has asserted themselves. At his price, at home vs. Jacksonville, I’ll take the risk in week 10.
Rashard Higgins CLE vs. HOU (26th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,600)
The week Odell Jr. went down Higgins stepped up in a big way. He was then one of the more trendy waiver wire additions and let us all down. Fast forward to week 10 where the Browns were on bye and able to get in some practice reps and build some cohesion.
Richie James SF @ NO (20th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,000)
Have you ever heard the term, “don’t chase points”? It’s great advice! Deebo Samuel was activated from the COVID-IR along with Brandon Aiyuk while Kendrick Bourne is back on it. Most people would tell you its best to stay away from Richie now with SF’s better WR’s back in the mix. I say no! If you’re playing big money GPP’s you need to take educated risks!
KJ Hamler DEN @ LV (17th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,800)
Finally! KJ is finally showing us those flashes that made him such a fun selection in the draft! KJ continues to out do himself week-to-week. Setting career bests in receptions and yardage. Week 9 was no exception. 6 catches on 10 targets for 75 yards and an explosive 12.5 yards-per-catch! Hamler and Denver find themselves in a juicy match-up vs. the 25th overall pass defense of the Vegas Raiders.
Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ TEN (30th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)
Speaking of a rookie who continues to improve each game, Michael Pittman Jr. The Colts hang their hat on their defense and rightfully so. While their offense is still a work in progress. As they grow and learn more Pittman looks to be among the biggest benefactors. Another lowly priced kid who can help us win big this week.
Greg Ward PHI @ NYG (24th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,800)
As I’m sure you’ve noticed I intend to pick on the Giants this week. First Reagor, now Ward! Greg’s long term prospects for fantasy relevance are fading. With the return of Alshon (yawn), Dallas Goedert and Miles Sanders there will only be enough targets to go around. Get it while you can with Mr. Ward.
Jalen Guyton LAC @ MIA (22nd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,300)
Something something 75 yard bomb. While the masses are looking at Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Hunter Henry sneak in with Jalen!
Van Jefferson Jr. LAR vs. SEA (32nd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)
Van Jr. is the reason I created this article. He’s not seeing a ton of work but Goff is looking his way. We have to pick our spots. I’m choosing this one! The O/U here is at 55.5. That’s the second highest point implied total. There will be plenty of points to go around!
Darren Waller LV vs. DEN (10th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,900)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 10!
Robert Tonyan GB vs. JAX (28th)(FD-$5,700)(Dk-$3,600)
Am I the only one who thinks this is a multi-TD game for Tonyan? Good! Glad I’m not the only one!
Eric Ebron PIT vs. CIN (30th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,400)
Ebron continues to see great volume and he’s doing well with each target. Cincinnati ranks 31st overall against opposing TE’s. I love Ebron’s chances of finding the end zone again in week 10.
Austin Hooper CLE vs. HOU (20th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,900)
Hooper will be back in the mix at TE in week 10. Another match-up to exploit.
Jordan Reed SF @ NO (29th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,500)
We all know the risk you take when Jordan Reed is in your roster. Use him while you can.
Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ MIA (6th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)
Herbert continues to look Don’s way. At the price what more is there to say?
Jesse James DET vs. WSH (25th)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$3,100)
No deep statistical analysis here. Washington isn’t all that good against TE’s. 99% of people will be on TJ Hock. I’ll be on James. Care to join?
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 10! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/15!
We all have a big week ahead of us. Like it or not we’re all in this together. Like it or not we all need unity. We all need to come together. Sounds silly doesn’t it?
Maybe I’m too optimistic. Maybe I’m too willing to help others. It sounded odd to me when I read that out-loud. How can a human being be too optimistic? How can someone be too helpful?
Maybe I get too deep sometimes. Maybe I’m in my feelings too much. To be honest, it doesn’t bother me, that’s all I’ve ever known. These feelings and ideas are what makes me human. I wouldn’t change that for the world.
Look, it would be ridiculous of me to think some lowly fantasy football article can change the world. It would be preposterous to think I have any pull on social media. It’s ok to think big. It’s ok to have big dreams.
NEVER. STOP. DREAMING. BIG.
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 9. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Patrick Mahomes KC vs. CAR (7th)(FD-$9,300)(DK-$8,100)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. CHI (5th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,300)
The Bears put together a magical record to start the season. They’ve now lost two straight. Have their true colors started to shine? Tannehill, overall, has put together strong numbers half way through the season. 17:3 TD:INT ratio mixed with a healthy diet of Derrick Henry. Tanny is a good bet for 250+ yards and 2+ TD’s Sunday!
Kirk Cousins MIN vs. DET (20th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$6,200)
Every time I write down Kirk’s name I vomit in my mouth a little. Although awful, if we follow the match-ups it’s a good one! In five career games vs. the Lions, Kirk has 10 passing TD’s, 250+ passing yards in four of five and a 70%+ completion rate. It’s hard to pass him up at the price. Yuck!
Derek Carr LV @ LAC (29th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,700)
Time to hop back onto the Carr train in week 9! After a sub par performance in Cleveland last week his price has actually gone down! The Chargers DST isn’t as lowly as you probably think it is. Although they giving up 25.57 points a game. Carr has a very nice floor in week 9!
Daniel Jones NYG @ WSH (16th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,400)
Let me explain! Danny seems to be in neutral. Kind of just there. In Philadelphia week 7 he gave us 21.68 Fanduel points. Monday night at home vs. a tough TB defense he provided 18.24 Fanduel points. So looking ahead to week 9 the match-up opens up a bit. Washington’s defensive line is not one to target but their secondary can be beaten! At the price all we need is 200 passing yards and a TD pass. Very do-able!
Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ ARZ (18th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,500)
Tua finally made his much anticipated first start. Wasn’t exactly awesome. Which I’m cool with! There will be some growing pains. Tua vs. Kyler is shaping up to be a high end event! I’m hoping the competitive fire roars in this one as Tua keeps up with Kyler Murray.
Jake Luton JAX vs. HOU (23rd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$4,900)
Now we’re talking! Minshew Mania is over. That came out wrong. Not excited Gardner is out, I’m happy for the rookie. The sixth round rookie from Oregon St. will make his first NFL start! Jake had a fantastic 28:3 TD:INT ratio. At least his first start is against the hapless Texans!
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 8. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Christian McCaffrey CAR @ KC (13th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,500)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
David Montgomery CHI @ TEN (24th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,700)
Most talk ill of D-Mont. They say he’s basically a statue out on the field. I could argue both points but for the sake of B&B lets discuss the positives! David was finally efficient with his targets and touches Sunday vs. New Orleans! It was a lovely change of pace! He averaged 4.2yds a carry in week 8. He’s averaging 4.75 targets a game (8th) and has had 11+ fantasy points on Fanduel in 3 of his last 4 games. Montgomery is no doubt the unquestioned lead back in Chicago. A lead back under 6k? I’m all over it.
Justin Jackson LAC vs. LV (27th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)
The Chargers backfield has been a guessing game all season. Until week 8. Justin look full control of it. Trust me! 17 carries 89 yards and 3 receptions for 53 yards. JJ was a top-10 RB in week 8. Albeit 10th but still a fantastic. Long as his price hovers where it is now he’s a play for me!
Zack Moss BUF vs. SEA (16th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,200)
I can honestly say don’t think I’ve had player on B&B in back-to-back weeks after the previous week went well. Normally a guy plays well they up his price and he graduates from the Bottom of the Barrel school of DFS. Moss again did more with his carries then Devin Singletary. 14 carries 81 yards (5.8 per carry). Moss is clearly the goal line back here scoring twice Sunday from inside the 10yd line.
Phillip Lindsay DEN @ ATL (11th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,200)
Here’s another muddied backfield. Melvin is seemingly the lead back but Phil has been absolutely fantastic with his limited work. Phil had 6 carries 83 yards and a TD Sunday. Fantasy players are begging for Lindsay to get more work! Our wish will be granted this weekend in Atlanta!
Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG @ WSH (6th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,500)
How many times in a season has a guy been made available after an injury? Not saying it’s the case with Wayne but he’s serving us well! 12 carries 44 yards and a rushing TD in week 8. He’s now had 12+ fantasy points on Fanduel in back-to-back weeks. Am I nervous about Alfred Morris? No. Am I irritated with Dion Lewis? Yes. The price and his fantasy output is fantastic!
Le’Veon Bell KC vs. CAR (29th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,100)
If you’ve noticed I’ve held off adding Bell into B&B for various reasons. One of which being usage and the other being a plus match-up. The time is now! Week 9! Pat Mahomes is a fantasy force, all yardage and points go through him. That’s not news. For DFS purposes we’re able to pick out spots. I’m selecting Bell in week 9! You should to!
JD McKissic WSH vs. NYG (20th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)
One word to describe JD? Effective. Gibson is the lead back in Washington and that won’t change. I think that’s best for McKissic and his fantasy outlook. His price stays low and he stays off the DFS radar. JD makes his money with receptions and I’m looking forward to 5+ of them in week 9!
Brian Hill ATL vs. DEN (10th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)
Who is scared for Todd Gurley’s long term fantasy prospects? If you are get Hill in your lines for week 9. Hill has looked quicker and more elusive then Todd too. Did you notice that in week 8? Brian had a seasonal high 11 carries last week and I’m excited to see how he’s used on Sunday.
Tony Pollard DAL vs. PIT (4th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
The Dallas Cowboys are not good. That’s no secret. People are freaking out and selling off Zeke. That’s none of business but raises some interesting questions with Tony. Andy Dalton should be back in week 9. That helps the offense a touch. Dallas needs to start working in different personal and packages. In walks Pollard, at 4k+ on both sites, says hello and sits down in our week 9 lines! It’s an awful match-up yes but that makes me love it more! I am a sicko.
Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT @ DAL (22nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)
James Connor will be in 100% of my lines. He doesn’t meet the salary requirement for B&B though. There will be so many points and yardage to go around in this one. Roster McFarland and reap the benefits!
Troymaine Pope LAC vs. LV (27th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)
From the practice squad to production! 10 carries 67 yards 7 targets 5 receptions for 28 yards! LA Head Coach Anthony Lynn has always been a “hot hand” type of coach with his RB’s. This is a situation to monitor throughout the week.
DeAndre Washington MIA @ ARZ (28th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)
Just coming out that Washington was traded to MIA today. Also breaking Gaskin is going to miss time with a MCL sprain. There is a lot to unpack here. First there’s the travel and COVID testing. Next is learning the playbook. Hard to see a case where he gets a ton of work in week 9. Maybe I’m just setting you up for a BIG B&B addition in week 10? Shout out to Cesar for filling me in.
DeAndre Hopkins ARZ vs. MIA (21st)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
Marquise Brown BAL @ IND (16th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$6,000)
Who here buys into the WR complaining for more work narrative? If you answered yes then Hollywood is your guy in week 9!
Curtis Samuel CAR @ KC (4th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,400)
Admittedly a very tough match-up. I firmly believe the fact Carolina is moving Curtis around so much is beneficial for his production. Gimmicks aside highly consider Samuel in week 9.
Jerry Jeudy DEN @ ATL (28th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,700)
If not now then when? Coming off a seasonal high in targets and yardage the stage is set for Jerry to go nuts in week 9!
Darnell Mooney CHI @ TEN (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$3,900)
The rookie is turning into a fantastic deep threat for the Bears. Mooney has received 5+ targets in six straight games. He’s scored twice this season and he will catch a TD in Tennessee this week. Back-to-back weeks with a TD for the kid. No doubt a fantastic play this week in all formats!
Laviska Shenault Jr. JAX vs. HOU (26th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)
Laviska has been hot and cold so far this season. Kid is electric and lines up all over the field. The Jags no doubt know this and would be wise to get him more involved. That starts this week in plus match-up after their bye week. What I find most exciting is the fact Jake Luton is getting the start. Meaning anything is possible! Luton/Shenault stack? Who says no?
This contest is green across the board. Cobb led the Texans in in targets, receptions and yardage in week 7. He now has 5 receptions of 20+ yards. He’s had his day in the spotlight years ago in Green Bay but who’s to say he can’t come though for us on a week to week basis?
Tim Patrick DEN @ ATL (28th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,900)
The 3rd year WR has been a fantasy dynamo! On team loaded with young receiving talent Patrick has stood out. He unfortunately didn’t play in week 8 with a hamstring issue. Keep an eye on his status for week 9. It’s a sweet match-up!
Marvin Hall DET @ MIN (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,800)
Sad to say but Kenny G has already been ruled out for week 9. Marvin Hall looked to have benefited most after Kenny G exited the game Sunday in Detroit. Setting a career high in receiving yards the contest in Minnesota is very inviting! The Vikes have allowed the 3rd most yards per attempt in 2020! Deep balls will be flying!
Quintez Cephus DET @ MIN (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)
It’s yet to be seen who will see the most work in the wake of the Kenny G hip injury. Cephus has it in him to contribute. If you remember correctly the rookie had 10 targets in week 1 when Kenny G was inactive! I’d rather him figure it out on my week 9 roster!
Travis Kelce KC vs. CAR (9th)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$7,200)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Jack Doyle IND vs. BAL (18th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,900)
Jack is back! Back-to-back weeks with a TD and on the field for 58% of the snaps. Jack is back! He makes for a nice streaming DFS play this week vs. BAL.
Ross Dwelley SF vs. GB (8th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,800)
George Kittle has broken a bone in his foot if you haven’t heard. Now it’s Dwelly’s turn to step up. I don’t know how good it’ll be given the fact Jimmy G is done too. Oh well, for $4,800 and $3,800 guess you could do worse!
Jordan Akins HOU @ JAX (29th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,300)
Akins was back at practice on Monday and will assume TE1 duties. When on the field he’s been the preferred TE option of QB1 Watson.
Will Dissly SEA @ BUF (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,700)
The match-up in Buffalo is awesome. Buffalo has been a bottom-10 type DST so far this season. Long as Mr.Unlimted is at QB anything is possible!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 9! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/8!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Here in Michigan it’s gorgeous. Trees turn dozens of different colors. Picking pumpkins on a Saturday afternoon is the move. Drinking hot cider at an apple orchard is where people meet. Taking photos with your family while sitting on bales of hay is cute.
Then there’s me.
Watching vicious and gory horror movies. Turing off the lights inside and watching Michael Myers slay everyone in his path. We are not the same. That’s ok! We’re all connected in other ways! We both love football! We both enjoy DFS! That’s the beauty of all this! We can have different lifestyles and differ in opinions yet still remain cordial and respectful!
Bottom of the Barrel has been rolling all season! Week 8 is no exception! B&B is jam packed this week!
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 8. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Patrick Mahomes KC @ NYJ (14th)(FD-$9,200)(DK-$7,400)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB!
Derek Carr LV @ CLE (25th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,500)
Though all the interactions I’ve had on social media one thing is clear about Carr. You’re either a fan or you dislike him. There is no in-between. I’m expecting a big week 8 for Derek Carr. The Vegas Raiders head to Cleveland. The Browns let rookie QB Joe Burrow score 4 times! While their defense also gave up 406 total yards and didn’t force a single turnover! Let’s look at Derek’s last three games. OCT 4 vs. BUF (9th) 20.44 points. OCT 11th @ KC (11th) 24.98 points. OCT 25th vs. TB (15th) 20.26. Derek Carr is very nice play Sunday with a nice safe floor!
Baker Mayfield CLE vs. LV (28th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$6,100)
Holy smokes! It’s happening! Right? Baker tossed 5 TD passes in week 7 but lost Odell for the season. Can we trust him? Is he for real? Who knows! What I do care about is the match-up Sunday vs. Vegas. It hurts losing OBJ but it has opened up major WR value at other spots in the offense! Stay tuned! Keep reading!
Drew Lock DEN v LAC (29th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,300)
DFS is all about assessing risk and taking chances. Lock was intercepted twice yesterday by a very good KC team. In week 8 things get a little easier against the lax defense of the Chargers. LAC has given us 30+ points in two straight games.
Tua Tagovailoa MIA vs. LAR (10th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,600)
No need to go wild here in my explanation. It’s very easy! We’ve waited six months for this exact moment! Fantasy football should be fun! Playing Tua in our DFS lines for week 8 is fun!
Nick Foles CHI vs. NO (27th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,800)
B&B is fantastic isn’t it? No I’m not taking this moment to promote the article. It’s fantastic in the sense I can mention Foles, be completely serious, and get away with it! Foles is throwing the ball around 40 times a game but has only tossed 1 TD per game his last three. With that kind of volume and his price tag, Big D Nick certainly has my attention!
Jimmy Garoppolo SF @ SEA (31st)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,400)
The 49ers really beat the hell out of the Patriots! Final score 33-6! Meaning Jimmy G had one heck of game through the air right? Well this is awkward! Don’t worry I’m fully expecting Jimmy G. to have his way with the lowly ranked Seahawks defense!
Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 8. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!
Derrick Henry TEN @ CIN (18th)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,000)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB!
Myles Gaskin MIA vs. LAR (11th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,200)
I’m honestly shocked at his price. Has to be because they were on bye in week 8. Regardless lets take advantage. Myles has averaged 13.6 carries and 4.5 receptions a game. He’s also caught 27 of his 29 targets! (93.1%) Kid has an honest shot at a top-10 RB type week here! Sub-6k? Has homerun written all over it!
Zack Moss BUF vs. NE (21st)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,400)
Moss made the most of his targets Sunday in New York but that’s not saying much given their point total. Josh Allen has been taking a ton of the rushing work but hey that’s so 2020! Between the two, Moss and Singletary, I’m going to side with the cheaper player. The Pats let Phil Lindsay and Melvin Gordon run for a combined 169 rushing yards. Why can’t Moss/Singletary have the same success?
JaMycal Hasty SF @ SEA (12th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)
Well Hasty looks to be the last man standing in this SF back field at the moment! After Jeff Wilson Jr. went down with an ankle injury Hasty averaged 6.3 yards a carry vs. the Patriots. His price is a little higher then I’d like but us beggars cant be choosers!
James White NE @ BUF (17th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,500)
White didn’t log a carry in week 7 and he was only on the field for 10 offensive snaps. He did miss Wednesday and Thursdays practice leading up to week 7 so I understand. Looking ahead to week 8 I’d be shocked if he wasn’t heavily involved. A divisional game with an up-and-coming Bills team could be just what the doctor ordered for their competitiveness!
Carlos Hyde SEA vs. SF (1st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$5,300)
Hyde is a very capable RB. Chris Carson left Sunday nights game with an apparent ankle injury. Carlos scored a 24 yard TD following Carson’s exit. It’s an issue to monitor throughout the week.
Nyheim Hines IND @ DET (28th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)
It looks as if Hines has fully taken over the RB2 duties in this offense behind Taylor. The Colts head to Detroit on Sunday in what should be a pass heavy air affair. That’s great news for Hines and his fantasy prospects!
DeeJay Dallas SEA vs. SF (1st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)
As I said Monday Hyde did something to his hamstring. As we get later and later into the week he stills holds the Q tag. In the even Hyde can’t play DeeJay should get a ton of work! Travis Homer is still nursing a knee contusion. It’s not an idea match-up with the 49ers but you know what I say about volume!
J.K. Dobbins BAL vs. PIT (2nd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,600)
Mark Ingram still hasn’t practiced! Even with the Ravens on bye week Mark hasn’t progressed much it seems. Leaving Gus and JK has their one-two combo. We’ve all had a little taste of the rookie but left scratching out heads about his usage. If Mark is out Sunday, Dobs will be in plenty of my lineups!
Gus Edwards BAL vs. PIT (2nd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,400)
If any of you have a handle on what’s going on in this Baltimore backfield please speak now. The Ravens were on bye in week 7 allowing Mark Ingram to rest his ankle injury. Although initial reports still have Mark’s status up in the air for week 8. If Mark is ruled out any time before Sunday Gus becomes a glorious play at his price!
Darwin Thompson KC vs. NYJ (26th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)
Strictly a gut call here. We all know what’s going to happen in this one. KC will undoubtedly beat the hell out of the Jets. Hello garbage time for Darwin!
Davante Adams GB vs. MIN (30th)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$8,800)
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR!
Brandon Aiyuk SF @ SEA (32nd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,800)
Aiyuk is a little too expensive for B&B but the price, match-up and work load is too sweet not to mention. Brandon caught 6 passes for 115 yards on Sunday. Furthermore, Deebo Samuel left with a hamstring injury and will, “miss some time” as HC Kyle Shanahan said in an interview after the game.
A.J. Green CIN vs. TEN (29th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,500)
Green tied Tyler Boyd in targets on Sunday. This Cincinnati offense looks as if they’ve passed AJ by. Is that the truth? What do I know? Hopefully other DFS players think that and while AJ’s price has fallen below $6,000 the time to use him is now!
Jarvis Landry CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,600)
Odell Beckham Jr. is out for the season. Need I say more?
Henry Ruggs III LV @ CLE (31st)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,900)
Ruggs III has only three targets in each of his last three games. Fellow rookie wipeouts, Higgins, Lamb and Jefferson have all enjoyed breakouts and continued success. It’s now Henry’s turn! The breakout party is this Sunday in Cleveland. You’re all cordially invited!
Mercole Hardman KC vs. NYJ (12th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,700)
Demarcus Robinson KC vs. NYJ (12th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$3,100)
I’m going to do a combo platter here with these two men. Both reasonably priced for a slaughter fest in week 8. Yeah you can grab Hill, who hasn’t had a 100 yard receiving game this season, or you can mix-n-match one of these guys! Choose wisely!
Rashard Higgins CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,200)
Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE vs. LV (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,800)
What do we call a back-to-back combo platter? Have we entered buffet territory? No idea seeing how I’m making it all up as I go! If you scroll up and look at Landry’s profile that’s all we need to say. In the wake of OBJ’s injury rookie WR DPJ scored a TD. While Higgins has caught 10 of 11 targets for 149 yards and 2 TD’s. Not to sound rude but this offense, and Baker, look better without Odell.
Marcus Johnson IND @ DET (25th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)
Marcus led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards in week 7! Where did this guy come from? The Colts travel to Detroit Sunday and I wouldn’t be shocked to see MJ get another 6-7 targets. These are all high upside and meaningful targets too! For the minimum prices he’s locked and loaded!
Cole Beasley BUF vs. NE (13th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,300)
11 catches on 12 targets for 112 yards. 4 catches on 7 targets for 45 yards and a TD. Those are Cole’s last two stat lines. Clearly he’s a fantastic grab as a check down specialist in Buffalo! On Fanduel he’s averaging 11.2 fantasy points a game! What a fantastic floor for a guy at $5,300!
Darnell Mooney CHI vs. NO (20th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)
The fantasy points will come for the rookie. I promise you! He’s operated as the Bears WR2 behind Allen Robinson. The Chicago Bears aren’t exactly the greatest show on turf but at 5-1 they are doing something right!
Jalen Guyton LAC @ DEN (16th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)
Another game another long bomb TD for the kid! As rookie dynamo QB Justin Herbert develops and grows he’s taking everyone with him! Clearly there is a connection here! Lets explore it all and see where it goes!
Denzel Mims NYJ @ KC (FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,200)
The highly touted rookie made an immediate impact in week 7. Catching four of his seven targets for 42yds. This Jet’s team doesn’t have much going on. The fact Mims is healthy and finally playing is a nice little nugget of optimism. I’d imagine he’s now their WR1. Like it or not. Good or bad.
Jalen Reagor PHI vs. DAL (27th)(FD-$5,600)(3,600)
Moments ago Eagles head coach, Doug Pederson, said Jalen is now back at practice! There are a few hurdles ahead for the rookie to play Sunday night. Each hurdle can be passed if the kid works hard and shows team doctors he’s healthy! A Sunday night match up vs. the hapless Dallas defense could be one heck of a welcome back party!
Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE!
Albert Okwuegbuam DEN vs. LAC (18th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$2,800)
Did anyone else see this Sunday? Fant clearly isn’t 100% and his ankle is still bothering him. The rookie stepped out and did a good job of it! Looking ahead to week 8 the Chargers have given up 4 TD’s to opposing TE’s!
Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ DEN (12th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)
Scroll up and read Jalen Guyton profile. Herbert is doing wonders for this team! He’s taking everybody to the promise land!
Will Dissly SEA vs. SF (8th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,800)
Nothing fun to say here. No good stats to mention. Punt play only. In the wake of the Chris Carson injury there is an off chance SEA might have to throw more. Making Will good for what? 2-3 receptions for 30-40 yards? Even that ambitious but not out of the question!
Durham Smythe MIA vs. LAR (22nd)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)
Do you trust me? Do you enjoy B&B? That’s good! Great news! Know let me sell you on Durham Smythe! This offense should look completely different with Tua at QB. I’m not saying better, just different. They always say a TE is a nice safety blanket for a rookie TE!
Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 8! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!
Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 11/1!