Bottom of the Barrel WK17

Bottom of the Barrel WK17
12/30/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

How fast has this season gone by to you? In most cases week 17 is easier to navigate then other weeks during the season. Playoff spots are locked up. Several good players are rested in preparation of the actual NFL playoffs. Thus, creating massive value with backup players!

It has been a wild season. So many ups and so many downs yet we’ve made it.

Let me swift through this week for you! Patrick Mahomes has already been given the day off! So has Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh. Going to be an odd Sunday!

QUARTERBACK

What’s shocking is the fact I keep writing “new feature” in Bottom of the Barrel to mention the most expensive player at each position. Yet here we are, last week of the regular season. That is how fast this season has gone!

Lamar Jackson BAL @ CIN (14th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,000)

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Here are some cheaper options at QB in week 17!

Russell Wilson SEA @ SF (7th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$7,300)

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Mr. Unlimited has made his way into Bottom of the Barrel? Trust me, I am just as shocked as you are! Seattle has already locked up the NFC West division. Let us hope HC Pete Carrol opens the playbook to get the guys ready for the playoffs!

Drew Brees NO @ CAR (16th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$5,900)

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

Drew looked sharper in last week’s contest after his extended layoff. This week will be all about knocking the rust off and getting to sharpen the blade for the NFC playoffs.

Philip Rivers IND vs JAX (30th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,000)

Indianapolis Colts QB Phillip Rivers

Derek Carr LV @ DEN (25th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr

Andy Dalton DAL @ NYG (6th)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,600)

Dallas Cowboys QB Andy Dalton

Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ BUF (17th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,100)

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

C.J. Beathard SF vs SEA (27th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,200)

San Francisco 49ers QB CJ Beathard

Chase Daniel DET vs MIN (13th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$4,900)

Detroit Lions backup QB Chase Daniel

Chad Henne KC vs LAR (23rd)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,100)

Kansas City QB Chad Henne

RUNNING BACK

Below is the most expensive player at RB in week 17. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!

Dalvin Cook MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$10,400)(DK-$9,200)

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

On Wednesday December 30th news broke that Cook was leaving the team after a family emergency. His father has died. Our prayers are with Dalvin and his family currently.

Here are some cheaper options I like for week 17.

Jeff Wilson Jr. SF vs SEA (15th)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$6,000)

San Francisco 49ers RB Jeff Wilson Jr.

Giovani Bernard CIN vs BAL (12th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,400)

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

Gus Edwards BAL @ CIN (19th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$4,900)

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards

Nyheim Hines IND vs JAX (30th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$4,900)

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

Darrel Williams KC vs LAC (14th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,800)

Kansas City Chiefs RB Darrel Williams

Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG vs DAL (24th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)

New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman Jr.

Malcolm Brown LAR vs ARZ (22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,300)

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown

A.J. Dillon GB @ CHI (10th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,900)

Green Bay Packers rookie RB AJ Dillon

James White NE vs NYJ (16th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)

New England Patriots RB James White

Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB vs ATL (7th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,400)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie RB Ke’shawn Vaughn

Alexander Mattison MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$6,100)

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison

Alfred Morris NYG vs DAL (24th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

New York Giants RB Alfred Morris

Mike Boone MIN @ DET (31st)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Minnesota Vikings RB Mike Boone

WIDE RECIEVER

Below is the most expensive player at WR in week 17. Just helps me put the B&B player prices in perspective!

Davante Adams GB @ CHI (6th)(FD-$9,300)(DK-$9,200)

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

Here are some cheaper options I like at WR this week!

Nelson Agholor LV @ DEN (12th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,400)

Las Vegas Raiders WR Nelson Agholor

Russell Gage ATL @ TB (20th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,400)

Atlanta Falcons WR Russel Gage

Jakobi Meyers NE vs NYJ (22nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)

New England Patriots WR Jakobi Meyers

Sterling Shepard NYG vs DAL (28th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$5,200)

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard

Zach Pascal IND vs JAX (24th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)

Indianapolis Colts WR Zach Pascal

James Washington PIT @ CLE (23rd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)

Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington

Jerry Jeudy DEN vs LV (19th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,200)

Denver Broncos rookie WR Jerry Jeudy

Juwan Johnson NO @ CAR (10th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,400)

New Orleans Saints WR Juwan Johnson

TIGHT ENDS

No secret here! The most expensive tight end has been lights out all season!

Travis Kelce KC vs LAC (22nd)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$8,600)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Here are some cheaper plays at TE for week 17!

Trey Burton IND vs JAX (26th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,800)

Indianapolis Colts TE Trey Burton

Dan Arnold ARZ @ LAR (17th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,100)

Dan Connor often confused for ARZ TE Dan Arnold

Dawson Knox BUF vs MIA (16th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,000)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

Durham Smythe MIA @ BUF (30th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,500)

Cameron Brate TB vs ATL (31st)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,900)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate

Nick Keizer KC vs LAC (22nd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,200)

Kansas City TE Nick Keizer

Tyler Conklin MIN @ DET (23rd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$3,000)

Minnesota TE Tyler Conklin

Vance McDonald PIT @ CLE (27th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald

Troy Fumagalli DEN vs LV (15th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)

Denver Broncos TE Troy Fumagalli

Here are two of my sample lines I am going to use for week 17! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 1/3 1p EST Main

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 1/3/21!

Draftkings 1/3 1p EST Main

That is, it! Did I miss someone?

Any questions or comments?

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MLB Opening Day DFS Special Edition

MLB Opening Day DFS Special Edition
7/22/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Opening Day is here! Thursday starts the condensed and shortened MLB season. There are going to be a lot of twists and turns and I plan on being here every step of the way!

I foresee a lot of unorthodox lineups, prospects and strange starting pitching rotations. This is going to be a sprint folks! Buckle up!

I didn’t gather you here to discuss my personal opinions on the upcoming MLB season. I gathered you all here to discuss Thursdays DFS slate! It feels great to have the wheels turning and the DFS cylinders firing again! It’s a way of life, a different way of thinking. You either love it or you don’t.

Enough nonsense! Let’s dissect this outstanding two game slate!

NYY @ WSH 7:08p EST
SFG @ LAD 10:08p EST

What are your first thoughts? It’s not a trick question! Just part of my first step in a long line of breaking down slates. Heavy Yankees and a ton of Dodgers was my first thought but it’s not realistic. Both teams are loaded with talent and their prices reflect that.

Let’s talk starting pitchers on Thursday.

In Washington it’s heavyweight fight.
Gerrit Cole (FD-$11,400)(DK-$10,00) vs. Max Scherzer (FD-$10,700)(DK-$8,600).

The later game is Clayton Kershaw (FD-$10,300)(DK-$7,700) and Johnny Cueto (FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,000)

I’ve never been one to spend up on pitching. Thursday is a tad different given the fact you can only choose from four guys! I sure as hell won’t be owning Cueto willingly!

As I said earlier, my first thought was stack NYY and LAD but that’s not possible. After some time away from my computer I came up with another way. Fade NYY and LAD! Go heavy WSH and the heart of the SFG batting order. Mind you this is for a big GPP contest.

FD 7/23 WSH/SFG

In terms of a cash line we’re obviously going to want safe plays. Quick question, what is safe? These are the first games of the MLB season! Talent will always win out right? Cody Bellinger, Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez and Soto to name a few. Again, it’s going to be an odd season and it’s going to start Thursday and push our limits of analysis. Whatever we thought we knew can be thrown right out the window. Personally, I know nothing. This is a daily game. We can only take so much with us from last season and the few spring games played so far this year.

I’m asking you to think wild. Get crazy! If it doesn’t make sense then that’s probably the key to a good DFS lineup in 2020.

I look forward to providing many more articles and sample lines for all of you this baseball season. Hang with me and I’ll do my best to make it a fun and enjoyable MLB DFS season!

Here are a few more sample lines I’ve been fooling around with! All these lines are for entertainment and fun!

Any questions or comments?

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

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