Bottom of the Barrel Divisional Round

Bottom of the Barrel Divisional Round
1/10/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Are you superstitious? What extremes have you gone to ensure your team wins? After Wild Card weekend it is safe to assume Cleveland Brown fans have done the most! Praying, wearing jerseys, rubbing stones, or even bowing down to tchotchkes. Whatever the Cleveland faithful have done it is clearly working!

Up next is the Divisional Round, the final four! Meaning, there is little to no room for error. We must be damn near perfect. Which is possible if we stay the course and dig in to Bottom of the Barrel. This article is not the end all be for DFS value plays, but it has been unbelievably effective all season. You have trusted me, and the continued support only makes me work harder. No time to let up now. Let us finish strong!

This article started as a never-ending quest for daily fantasy football advice but in an odd way Bottom of the Barrel incorporates three ideals I practice often. Setting goals, taking risk, and reassessing my life on a weekly basis. To be successful in DFS we need to be right within as well.

It is time! It is time to start looking at our DFS lines for the Divisional round!

QUARTERBACK

Tom Brady TB @ NO (7th)(FD-$7,700)(DK-$6,300)

Realistically, TB12 has shown no signs of slowing down. While Drew Brees may call is a career after this season

Tom is washed man. It is all over for him. That was cute! Now what? Playoff Tom has been activated! 381 passing yards and two touchdown passes in Tampa’s Wild Card win Saturday.

Baker Mayfield CLE @ KC (25th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$5,300)

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Cleveland does not stand a chance in Kansas City on Sunday, right? Not so fast! The Browns completely laid waste to the Steelers, at Heinz Field nonetheless, on Sunday. Momentum in professional sports is a real thing! The Browns have some major momentum and a ton of confidence right now! It cannot be denied. CLE @ KC also has the highest over/under of the weekend at 56. You are going to want a piece of this game!

Let’s not forget when Baker and Mahomes played against each other college!

Drew Brees NO vs TB (19th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,600)

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees

Another seemingly done noodle arm QB, Drew Brees, got it done last weekend. Now the Saints turn their attention to TB12 and the Tampa Bay Bucs. As a divisional foe, Drew hung 382 total passing yards along with six total touchdowns in two games against Tampa this season. Drew Brees is cheaper source of fantasy points this weekend. Add where needed!

Jared Goff LAR @ GB (3rd)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,200)

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

Throughout the course of the season one thing has become apparent. You either love Goff or you hate him. Which side of the fence are you on? Jared was thrust into action Saturday in Seattle after an awful injury to John Wolford. Goff did enough to help his team advance and here we are.

RUNNING BACK

Cam Akers LAR @ GB (27th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,700)

Los Angeles Rams rookie RB Cam Akers

If I have said it once I have said it a million times, Cam is an elite level talent. What is shocking to me has been all the Hendy vs Akers chatter on social media. I rarely give my personal opinions on social media because it is just not worth the headache. In a way I let the players do their thing and we move on. Cam is seeing a ton of carries and his YPC is extremely healthy! Do not overthink, roster the rookie!

J.K. Dobbins BAL @ BUF (23rd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$6,000)

Baltimore Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins

Speaking of impressive rookie RB’s, JK is now Baltimore’s RB1. Dobbins is not necessarily racking up the yardage but’s he has been extremely efficient! Scoring a touchdown in seven straight games! Saturday in Buffalo has all the makings of a heavyweight match-up. 50-point o/u with plenty of fantasy points to go around. Please get in on the action!

Ronald Jones II TB @ NO (1st)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$5,200)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II

RoJo missed Tampa’s Wild Card contest due to a quadricep issue. As it stands now, Jones is still uncertain for Sundays game in New Orleans. Even if he can play is worth it? With only four teams playing our room for error is very slim! A 0.0 at any position this weekend would be devastating.

Leonard Fournette TB @ NO (1st)(FD-$6,300)(DK-$4,900)

Tampa Bay RB Leonard Fournette

In Ronald Jones absence Leo carried the ball nineteen times for ninety-three yards and a touchdown. Like it or not Fournette is best play Sunday for the Buccaneers. With a little bit of Ke’Shawn Vaughn. (FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,000)

Kareem Hunt CLE @ KC (24th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$4,800)

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt was outstanding last weekend in the Browns win at Pittsburgh. His talents were on full display. I would imagine Hunt will once again be heavily involved in Kansas City. The combo of Nick Chubb and Hunt have yielded amazing results. Stats and analysis are fun and particularly important but what about the eye test? Kareem sure has passed that one!

Clyde Edwards-Helaire KC vs CLE (5th) (FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,500)

Kansas City Chiefs rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

Cleveland is a top-10 defense vs opposing RB’s, so I am not too excited to roster him. Although the rookie RB should be well rested and ready to go. On a positive note, I would expect CEH to see some high-upside type snaps/targets.

Le’Veon Bell KC vs CLE (5th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,100)

Kansas City RB Le’Veon Bell

The only issue I have here with Bell is the presumptive workload. Will he? Won’t he? The Chiefs had a first-round bye obviously and now CEH should be back and ready to go! Best to use the wait and see approach with Bell this week.

Gus Edwards BAL @ BUF (23rd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,200)

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards

Baltimore had their way with the Titans on the ground last weekend. Two hundred- and thirty-six-yards rushing yards to be exact. The rushing yards and carries start with Lamar then Dobbins then Gus. One good thing here is the definite pecking order. It is a perfect situation for DFS players like us. There is a safe floor with massive TD upside for Gus this week. Edwards price is too sweet to pass up on in large tournaments this weekend!

Latavius Murray NO vs TB (3rd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,300)

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray

Murray has been a nice RB complimentary roster filler all season. Why would that change now? Much like Gus Edwards, you know what you are getting from Latavius each week.

Jamaal Williams GB vs LAR (2nd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,400)

Green Bay Packers RB Jamaal Williams

It is getting harder and harder to roster Jamaal. It is even tough to discuss why we should roster Williams in DFS formats. That coupled with an extremely difficult matchup this week vs the Rams make for an easy decision, just do not. Do not add Jamaal to your DFS teams this weekend. Then in the same breath that makes me want him more. Low ownership and all. I know, it is a sick hobby we have chosen.

WIDE RECIEVER

Jarvis Landry CLE @ KC (2nd)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,600)

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

Dang! Landry has looked fantastic as of late! Finding the endzone in four times his last six games. Again, stats and analysis will only get you far. Can we all agree the Browns are on one, right? They have some major momentum and are hitting on all cylinders. It is just too heavy to pass up on. Landry needs to be on out DFS teams this weekend.

Antonio Brown TB @ NO (19th)(FD-$6,400)(DK-$5,400)

Tampa Bay Bucs WR Antonio Brown

Obviously, I would prefer Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but their price is not exactly B&B material. AB has clearly built a rapport with TB12 and will continue to see his targets and touches. Although his role has been limited as of late it is best to think ahead and predict a game script. This game has the potential to be a 28-24 final. Or even 35-31. You will want several pieces of this one!

Cooper Kupp LAR @ GB (3rd)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,300)

Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp

Kupp is ok! Kupp is going to play Saturday in Green Bay. Cooper has bursitis in his knee and will be limited in practice this week. Do not let that deter you from rostering him this weekend. Who knows how the coverage of the Rams WR’s is going to shake out? The idea of the Alexander treatment mixed with his swollen knee just might scare enough people away from Kupp giving those of us who roster him a leverage advantage!

Gabriel Davis BUF vs BAL (5th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,000)

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Gabriel Davis

Word is out! Yet, Gabe’s price on both formats have not really caught up. That is a perfect storm in my eyes! Davis has seen at least four targets their last seven games. While Gabe’s snap count decreased with the return of John Brown how long will that last? May I ask you all a serious question? Who are the Bills WR2 now? Go ahead, answer open and honestly!

Allen Lazard GB vs LAR (1st)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$3,900)

Green Bay Packers WR Alan Lazard

Lazard has not done much recently. Allen has topped three receptions or twenty yards his last two games. He has not even recorded anything over sixty yards since Green Bay played New Orleans at the end of September. So why should we consider Allen Lazard this week? Green Bay at home in a late afternoon playoff game is too sweet. Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP rate and will do simply fine spreading the ball around. Davante Adams will be busy lined up against Jalen Ramsey forcing Rodgers to be surgical and methodical Saturday. I like that idea!

Rashard Higgins CLE @ KC (2nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,100)

Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins

If you remember correctly Cris Collingsworth said during the CLE @ PIT broadcast Sunday night how enamored Baker is to Higgins. So, I investigated it. Rashard has seen twenty-five targets his last four games. In order of games, it has gone 7, 3, 5 and 10 targets wise. It is something we need to pay attention to Sunday in Kansas City.

Deonte Harris NO vs TB (24th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,500)

New Orleans Saints WR Deonte Harris

Fresh off the IR Harries lead the Saints in receptions and receiving yards. While tying in targets. Do I expect this to happen again vs Tampa Bay on Sunday? Absolutely not but I would rather be safe then sorry. Again, small slate equal extraordinarily little wiggle room for error. Harris is safer rostered this weekend than not!

Mercole Hardman KC vs CLE (28th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,900)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

Adding Hardman in our lines this weekend is a tough sell. Yet realistically it is not a horrible decision. Once again, has everything to do with the game script, the defense, and the projected point totals.

Equanimeous St. Brown GB vs LAR (1st)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,000)

Green Bay WR Equanimeous St. Brown

Nothing special to say here. Just the fact I believe Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers have their way with the Rams on Saturday. This one could wind up where Rodgers distributes the ball so well every single WR gets in on the fun. Just a thought.

TIGHT END

Robert Tonyan GB vs LAR (17th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$4,200)

Green Bay Packers TE Robert Tonyan

Tonyan catches touchdowns. That is what he does. That is, it. End of blurb.

Rob Gronkowski TB @ NO (26th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$3,600)

Tampa Bay Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski

Playoff Gronk has yet to make an appearance. Rob gave us a steaming pile of 0.0 last weekend. Was it game flow? Was it match-up based? Whatever it was I do not expect it to continue this weekend in New Orleans. Yet, I passionately believe Gronks 0.0 performance is still fresh enough to push DFS players away this weekend. Just in time for a two-touchdown celebration on our rosters!

Jared Cook NO vs TB (21st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,000)

New Orleans Saints TE Jared Cook

There he is! Again! Cook tied for the team lead in targets (7) last weekend and yet I have not heard a peep about him. Am I comfortable playing Jared this week vs the Bucs? I am fully fading on Fanduel, but he is a full send on Draftkings this weekend. All pricing related.

Austin Hooper CLE @ KC (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$3,800)

Cleveland Browns TE Austin Hooper

Hooper has picked up the pace in terms of production. He caught 7-of-11 targets Sunday night in Pittsburgh. Let us not get overzealous though, all Browns players got in on the fun. Austin has seen a whopping 31 targets in the last three games and has gone over at least 10.5 fantasy points during that time.

Tyler Higbee LAR @ GB (5th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,000)

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee

Please do not play Tyler Higbee this weekend. Only reason I added him in this space is to finally close my personal folder on him. He has been the odd man out what looks like all season. The fact he is over $5,000 on Fanduel is laughable.

Dawson Knox BUF vs BAL (7th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,100)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

Despite popular belief, Dawson Knox is now a thing. No way around it folks. The Buffalo Bills are humming on offense and we should stake claim to as many pieces of this offense as possible! Knox is no exception!

Cameron Brate TB @ NO (26th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$2,900)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate

Brate caught four of six targets for eighty yards in Wild Card weekend. Is there a chance it is going to be Gronk or Brate each week? Back and forth? Who knows, that sounds exhausting. Just keep an eye out when you are building lines for the divisional round. The potential and the price are ripe for the picking!

Harrison Bryant CLE @ KC (30th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)

Cleveland Browns rookie TE Harrison Bryant

Shot in the dark here. Harrison was not target Sunday night vs Pittsburgh after being activated from the COVID-IR. He only played 22 snaps as well. It is obvious why; the entire team was dealing with COVID scares and quarantines. It is no secret I normally punt the TE spot and Bryant is on my radar as a flyer!

Here are some of my sample lines I am going to use for the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 1/16 4:35p SAT-SUN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Saturday morning 1/16/21! Also Sunday morning 1/17/21!

Draftkings 1/16 4:35p SAT-SUN

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Bottom of the Barrel WK14

Bottom of the Barrel WK14
12/7/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

If I Had a magic wand I’d bring us all back to that one Christmas where we were coziest. Surrounding by family and friends in front of a fire. With it being just about 2021 I know the holidays aren’t what they used to be. That’s ok, its what we make of it! We need to slow down and take it all in. Stay in bed longer. Turn off your phone. Read a book with a cup of coffee. Go play in the snow. Have an extra portion at dinner. Enjoy yourself!

Here’s to a fantastic holiday season!

Bottom of the Barrel was always my first love when it came to writing. It’s what makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. As I’ve said before sometimes real life gets in the way of our fantasy lives. Bottom of the Barrel is what stopping to smell the roses is to you. It is a time for me to sit down and relax, look around and take in everything around me! I’m glad you’re here!

I’m so thankful for all of you! We’ve been on this wild ride together! What I find exciting is the fact we’re not done yet! The fantasy football playoffs are here! While the real life NFL playoffs are taking shape!

If you’re still rocking with me then thank you! More to come! Lets go dig into week 14!

QUARTERBACK

As we’re accustomed to now here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 13. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!

Aaron Rodgers GB @ DET (23rd)(FD-$9,100)(DK-$7,500)

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at QB in week 14!

Matt Ryan ATL @ LAC (27th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,700)

Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan

Did you see what the Patriots and Cam Newton did to the Chargers in week 13? I seriously don’t know what to make of Matt Ryan anymore. Has the window officially closed in Atlanta?

Matthew Stafford DET vs. GB (6th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,700)

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matt went 27/42 for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns. THE LIONS ARE FREE! Free from the awful clown coach! I’m fully expecting Detroit to keep the pedal to the metal these last few games.

Philip Rivers IND @ LV (22nd)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,900)

Indianapolis Colts QB Phillip Rivers

What can I say about Phil that hasn’t already been said? I love the idea of this Colts team getting everyone involved! TY, JT and others! In week 13 Rivers averaged a seasonal best 8.1 yards an attempt along with a 77 percent completion rating. So far this season he’s also averaged 289.3 passing yards a game! Full speed ahead in week 14 for the Colts and Phil Rivers!

Sam Darnold NYJ @ SEA (31st)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,100)

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold

Did I get lucky last week mentioning Sam here? So you believe lightning can strike twice in the same spot? The match-up v SEA sure is giving me that vibe!

Daniel Jones NYG vs. ARZ (24th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,500)

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

All reports from New York are telling us Danny Dimes has a real shot to play Sunday at home vs. the Cardinals! A Cardinals team that is giving up the 11th most points fantasy points to opposing QB’s!

Mike Glennon JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,100)

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Mike Glennon

Jacksonville has now used three different QB’s this season. Who would you prefer? Who has been the best? Does it really matter? With Mike at QB it’s still the James Robinson show. Although a kid like Collin Johnson has been targeted heavily. The Titans DST is a favorable match-up for the Jags. Use with caution!

Jalen Hurts PHI vs. NO (8th)(FD-$6,600)(DK-$5,100)

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

As it stands now Eagles HC Doug Pederson has yet to choose a starting QB for week 14. It would be wise for him to choose Hurts rest of the way. Keep your eyes open! UPDATE: Jalen Hurts has been named the starting QB for week 14!

RUNNING BACK

Dalvin Cook MIN @ TB (3rd)(FD-$10,200)(DK-$9,400)

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

Oh look! Cooks price has come down another $200 on Fanduel!

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at RB in week 14!

Miles Sanders PHI vs. NO (1st)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$6,200)

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders

What gives? What the heck is Dougie P doing with Miles? It’s been awful! Its been a travesty! It just might cost Doug his job! In the meantime, Sanders price has dipped big time. So low that it can’t be ignored! The talent doesn’t match the price. The talent doesn’t match the usage. He’s worth an open and honest look in week 14 give the price.

Melvin Gordon III DEN @ CAR (25th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,200)

Denver Broncos RB Melvin Gordon III

Melvin or Phil? Phil or Melvin? Again, does it really matter? Gordon carried the ball 15 times for a season high 131yds. Phil is going to get carries. So is MGIII! I just don’t see a case where we can talk bad about Melvin and his workload. On Sunday the Broncos travel to Carolina. A Panthers team that’s allowing the 8th most fantasy points to RB’s. Expect a heavy dose of Melvin.

Wayne Gallman Jr. NYG vs. ARZ (18th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,700)

New York Giants RB Wayne Gallman Jr.

What an absolute treat Wayne has been this season! He saw his five game touchdown streak come to an end. Yet he’s seen 12 or more carries in five straight games! I’d fully expect Gallman Jr. to find the end zone again on Sunday! Do I hear twice?

Myles Gaskin MIA vs. KC (19th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,600)

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

Welcome back there kid! Myles looked good in his first game back after a four game layoff. Gaskin is without a doubt the RB1 for Miami. Now look, I know what you’re thinking! A tilt against the Chiefs on Sunday is a tough task. The talent is there and I’m expecting him to see around 18 total carries.

Phillip Lindsay DEN @ CAR (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$4,300)

Denver Broncos RB Phil Lindsay

I’ve had great success this season stacking same team RB’s! The Denver running backs are no exception! The match-up is perfect! You can count on Phil getting double digit carries. Roster BOTH Bronco RB’s and accumulate all the points!

TY Johnson NYJ @ SEA (24th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,700)

New York Jets RB TY Johnson

This one is crazy I know but it is Bottom of the Barrel! If father time Frank Gore can’t clear the concussion protocol by game day then it’s the TY Johnson show! What if I could promise you 20 or more carries for TY on Sunday? Would that be enough to change your mind?

Latavius Murray NO @ PHI (11th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,900)

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray

We’ve seen the benefit of Taysom Hill at QB. We’ve also see the negative. Alvin Kamara has seen his receptions all but disappear. While we’ve seen Murray’s usage boosted big time! I want to take full advantage of this on Sunday.

Chase Edmonds ARZ @ NYG (21st)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,600)

Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmunds

Chase has seen his passing down work rise. In week 13 the production was awful. It was far below his seasonal average. That screams perfect timing even with Drake in the lineup!

J.D. McKissic WSH @ SF (7th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,900)

Washington Football Team RB JD McKissic

Ten targets and ten receptions! JD continues to produce in PPR formats! There is just no way around anymore! If rookie RB Antonio Gibson cannot play due to a toe issue then I will seriously consider grabbing McKissic in 100% of my lines! It’s just too sweet not to! Peyton Barber will more then likely be the starting RB further hiding the talent of JD. Which we want for DFS purposes!

Jamaal Williams GB @ DET (32nd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$6,000)

Green Bay Packers RB Jamal Williams

A receiving secondary back vs. the Detroit Lions. What more should I say? Detroit is awful against opposing RB’s. Yeah they’ve been better but Rodgers, Jones and Adams are going to absolutely wear this defense down. J-Will should see a healthy workload in this one!

Jeremy McNichols TEN @ JAX (29th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

Tennessee Titans RB Jeremy McNicols

Follow me here if you’d like but I think Tennessee wipes the floor with the Jags. So much so they try to preserve Henry in the second half. What do you think about Jeremy seeing 10-12 carries in the second half?

Tony Pollard DAL @ CIN (20th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$5,300)

Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

What the heck is going on with Zeke? What’s even more shocking is the fact Dallas is still alive in the divisional race! As awful as it sounds I firmly believe the Cowboys have their way with Cincinnati on Sunday. Grind them down with Zeke and let Tony take them home!

WIDE RECEIVER

Davante Adams GB @ DET (25th)(FD-$9,600)(DK-$9,300)

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at WR for week 14!

Allen Lazard GB @ DET (25th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,000)

Green Bay Packers WR Alan Lazard

After some time away with an injury Lazard is now fully entrenched as GB’s WR2. Like it or not Aaron Rodgers is an MVP candidate and should absolutely shred the Lions defense. Look for Lazard to find the end zone Sunday in Detroit.

Michael Pittman Jr. IND @ LV (19th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)

Indianapolis Colts rookie WR Michael Pittman Jr.

Pittman has seen fourteen total targets his last two games. Yet has only caught seven of those. The competition between him and TY as the teams WR1 is one that can benefit us all!

Keke Coutee HOU @ CHI (5th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)

Houston Texan WR Keke Coutee

One of the fun times where we all called our Keke shot and we were all right! Coutee saw a seasonal high in receptions and a career high receiving yards in week 13. Why would that change now?

Denzel Mims NYJ @ SEA (32nd)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,100)

New York Jets rookie WR Denzel Mims

Dammit! Any time now Denzel! He hasn’t been off the charts good but he’s played a nice role for the tanking Jets. As his price stays around the same I’m going to keep taking shot after shot with him in my lines!

Jalen Reagor PHI vs. NO (22nd)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,400)

Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jalen Reagor

Wow! That punt return right? Is Jalen just another sub-par rookie on an awful team? Who knows! I now love the idea of Jalen Hurts starting at QB in week 14! Let’s stack both Jalen’s and call it Jalen 2 Jalen? What about 2XJalen? The Jalen Connection? Whatever you call it you heard it here first!

Russell Gage ATL @ LAC (6th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,500)

Atlanta Falcons WR Russel Gage

Gage caught a TD in week 13! Which is impressive given his workload this season. He remains the Falcons WR3 but I can work with that. In some odd way I think it’s better if Julio is in the lineup for Gage.

Sterling Shepard NYG vs. ARZ (20th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,200)

New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard

Shepard is a dang good complimentary WR. Colt McCoy is a sub-par QB. Let’s hope Daniel Jones is under center in week 14. It’s an exploitable match-up.

Laviksa Shenault Jr. JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,100)

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

Was nice to see Laviska find the end zone again last Sunday. This kid is quick and offers a unique set of skills. The Jags should and will find ways to get in more involved at home on Sunday.

Tim Patrick DEN @ CAR (13th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)

Denver Broncos WR Time Patrick

Get it while you can with Tim! Patrick is in a rhythm right now with Denver QB Drew Lock. The Broncos have a fantastic group of young WR’s and things are going to change for Tim and Drew very soon. This is DFS though! Who cares about the long term! Keep spending very little for Tim!

Demarcus Robinson KC @ MIA (16th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$3,800)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson

It’s hard to calculate who’s going to get the larger piece of pie in this offense. Well aside from Kelce and Tyreek that is. So in turn I like to play the calculated risk guessing game. It’s a fun game.

Collin Johnson JAX vs. TEN (28th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Collin Johnson

Mike Glennon has eyes for Collin! You should too!

Greg Ward PHI vs. NO (22nd)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,100)

Philadelphia Eagles WR Greg Ward

Jalen Hurts has eyes for Greg! You should too! See what I did there?

P.S. its true though!

Quintez Cephus DET vs. GB (7th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,200)

Detroit Lions rookie WR Quintez Cephus

The Detroit Lions cut Marvin Hall. After some time they told us their reasoning! Whatever front office is left told us they would like to get some of the younger kids involved. Open it up if you will. Would you look at that! Cephus caught his first career TD in week 13! The Lions should be playing catch up all day in week 14. Meaning, Quintez should be heavily involved!

Jalen Guyton LAC vs. ATL (30th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,200)

Los Angeles Chargers rookie WR Jalen Guyton

Did you know Guyton played more offensive snaps (64) in week 13 then Keenan Allen (62) and Mike Williams (59)? Not saying much seeing how the Chargers were skunked. I’ve loved this kid since day one! If you’re going to throw darts this week you’d be wise to start with him!

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC @ MIA (6th)(FD-$8,200)(DK-$7,400)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Here are some cheaper options I’m considering at TE for week 14!

Dalton Schultz DAL @ CIN (29th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,500)

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz

Andy was harassed by the Washington football all day in week 13. This week, in Cincinnati, Dalton should have time! Dalton has caught four passes in four straight games too. As a habitual tight end punter let’s start here!

Anthony Firkser TEN @ JAX (27th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,600)

Tennessee Titans TE Anthony Firkser

No idea what’s going on with Jonnu knee injury. What I can tell you is I love the price and potential output for Firkser if he’s the starting TE against a weak Jacksonville secondary.

Jordan Akins HOU @ CHI (28th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$2,900)

Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins

Akins will continue seeing a majority of offensive snaps at the tight end position. Believe it or not the Bears are awful against opposing tight-ends.

Jacob Hollister SEA vs. NYJ (32nd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,100)

Seattle Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister

Seattle at home playing the worse team in the NFL. What could go wrong? I’m fairly certain Russ and the Seahawks want to get right. Seattle wins big!

Tyler Eifert JAX vs. TEN (25th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,100)

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert

Classic case of the Jags trying to keep pace with the Titans.

Cole Kmet CHI vs. HOU (13th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,900)

Chicago Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet

Cole is no stranger to B&B. In the meantime it looks as if he’s become the Bears TE1.

Donald Parham Jr. LAC vs. ATL (31st)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)

Los Angeles Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr.

I just have a hard time thinking the Chargers will struggle on offense again at home vs. the Falcons.

If you’re still reading then thank you. The support that you’ve show for me and Bottom of the Barrel this season has been incredible!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 14! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 12/13 1p MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 12/13!

Draftkings 12/13 1p MAIN

Any questions or comments?

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Bottom of the Barrel WK8

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

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

Then there’s me.

Michael Myers

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

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

QUARTERBACK

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

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

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

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

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

Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr

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

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

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

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

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

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock

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

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

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

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

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

Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles

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

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

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

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

RUNNING BACK

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

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

Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry

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

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

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

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

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

Buffalo Bills rookie RB Zack Moss

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

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

San Francisco 49ers RB JaMycal Hasty

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

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

New England Patriots RB James White

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

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

Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde

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

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

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

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

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

Seattle Seahawks rookie RB DeeJay Dallas

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

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

Baltimore Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins

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

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

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards

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

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

Kansas City Chiefs RB Darwin Thompson

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

WIDE RECEIVER

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

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

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

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

San Francisco 49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk

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

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

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green

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

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

Cleveland Browns WR Jarvis Landry

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

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

Las Vegas Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III

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

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

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

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

Kansas City Chiefs WR Demarcus Robinson

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

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

Cleveland Browns WR Rashard Higgins

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

Cleveland Browns rookie WR Donovan Peoples-Jones

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

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

Indianapolis Colts WR Marcus Johnson

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

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

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley

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

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

Chicago Bears rookie WR Darnell Mooney

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

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

Los Angeles Chargers rookie WR Jalen Guyton

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

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

New York Jets rookie WR Denzel Mims

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

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

Philadelphia Eagles rookie WR Jalen Reagor

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

TIGHT END

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

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

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

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

Denver Broncos rookie TE Albert Okwuegbunam

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

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

Los Angeles Chargers TE Donald Parham Jr.

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

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

Seattle Seahawks TE Will Dissly

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

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

Miami Dolphins TE Durham Smythe

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

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

Fanduel 1p 11/1 MAIN

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

Draftkings 1p 11/1 MAIN

Any questions or comments?

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

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2020 Dynasty Must Haves (all 32 teams)

2020 Dynasty Must-Haves (all 32 teams)
6/10/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

I have always taken great pride in my writing. I have also taken great pride in my relationships with my readers. When I sat down to write my most recent article, Dynasty Assets I wanted to take the idea of fantasy assets and value to another level. I’m aware of the very thin line between discussing asset vs. value.

Dynasty Assets was met with some obvious questions and concerns. In turn, it sparked another idea. Along with an obligation to explain my thought process. If you missed find it here. https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-dynasty-assets-all-32-teams/nfl/05/

In terms of fantasy football we all have our own ideas and thoughts. We also share some of the same ideals and fandom. Since day one my idea was to always engage readers and spark unique ideas and conversation. Push our limits and boundaries when discussing our ideas.

When it comes to fantasy football every body wants their opinion heard. Some more than others. Along the way we must learn to respect everyone regardless of the situation. Treat everyone with a positive attitude and with an outlook of optimism.

Let’s get back to the topic at hand. Dynasty asset vs. fantasy value. I tried my best in the opening of my previous article to explain it. I think it best to explain further. Just know I’ve heard all the comments and spirited opinions in relation to the idea.

The best way for me to put it is an excerpt from Dynasty Assets, “For example, when you scroll down and get to the Baltimore Ravens the obvious choice is Lamar Jackson right? Yes and no. He is far and away the best fantasy asset to own in BAL but there is absolutely no value there due to his ADP and trade value.” Let me elaborate please. Lamar Jackson is the unquestioned starting quarterback in Baltimore. The reigning NFL MVP. He is also the biggest fantasy asset for the Ravens.

When we get into the value portion of Lamar Jackson I mentioned the fact he has no value due to his ADP and trade value. I also mentioned the same fact for a few other NFL players such as Christian McCaffery. Here’s my thought process about that. If you own a player of CMC, Mahomes and/or Jackson’s caliber and receive a trade offer would you accept? I know what you’re think now. Depends on what the offer is. Is there truly an offer on this Earth that you’d accept to trade away any of these men? The mistake I made in this process was thinking my idea would be universally accepted. I see the error in that now.

Moving on, I’d like to clear the air and given a more definite dynasty asset article. Clean cut, precise and to the point!

ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray is the dynasty must have in the Cardinals organization. Of course they now have DeAndre Hopkins and with the temperance of Kenyan Drake last season we could all mildly argue this topic but why? How many of you have either seen or heard where Kyler is going is super flex drafts? Pretty high right?

ATLANTA FALCONS

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

The Atlanta Falcons boast a deep and rich offense. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Hayden Hurst, Jake Matthews and now newly signed Todd Gurley. Yet the dynasty must have in Atlanta is Calvin Ridley. Most fantasy players are extremely excited about his 2020 season. Rightfully so given his age and past seasons success.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

If you were to ask a casual NFL fan they’d say, “Wow Baltimore has a good team!” For people like us, in-depth fantasy football players, we’d say, “Holy crap this team is loaded with young stud talent from top to bottom!” With that being said think I speak for all of us when I say Lamar Jackson is the biggest dynasty must have in Baltimore.

BUFFALO BILLS

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

I’ve always said the NFL is more fun when the Bills and/or Cincinnati is good. That being said, Buffalo is primed and looking to win the AFC East in 2020. The team currently has a number of young, talented and hungry kids. Their quarter back, Josh Allen, leading the charge. Josh Allen finds himself as a top-10 fantasy QB headed into the 2020 season and I couldn’t agree more. Allen is the must have dynasty asset in Buffalo. This decision was made easier given all the confusion about the RB position. Singletary or Moss? Moss or Singletary?

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffery

Would it be lazy of me if I just copied and pasted what I wrote about Carolina in my last article? What you call lazy I call efficient! Regardless, I’m not going to. The Panthers must have fantasy asset is Christian McCaffery. It’s that simple. Moving on, next!

CHICAGO BEARS

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

The Chicago Bears have long been a thorn in the side of the Detroit Lions. There has been a lot of talk about CHI and their starting QB situation. Is Mitchell really the guy there? Chicago brought in Nick Foles but for what? To light a fire under Trubisky? Or to take over the starting QB gig? There are no answers at this time. Only thing I can say for certain is 2nd year RB David Montgomery is the dynasty asset to own in Chicago. Another guy people have been wishy-washy about on social media. I firmly believe D-Mont breaks out in 2020 after the Bears finally figure out how to use him! Early and often!

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Cincinnati Bengal’s RB Joe Mixon

As a Detroit Lions fan, feel as if I’m allowed to feel pain for other historically bad NFL franchises. Cincinnati has had some glory days and I believe they are on the upswing. Number one overall draft selection Joe Burrow should be the man for many years. That being said, Joe Mixon is the dynasty asset to own in CIN. He’s an RB1 and makes for a great fit in any format!

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb

As I’ve said before and what I’ve gathered from all of you the Browns are an odd bunch. Does anyone remember this time last year? All the hype and excitement surrounded Cleveland? Well we all know how that worked out. 3rd in the AFC North at 6-10. Baker Mayfield had an awful season. Let’s fast forward to the 2020 season shall we? There is little to no chatter about the Browns yet they still have the same team. So where do we turn for the biggest fantasy asset? Baker? Odell? Landry? Hunt? All could and should be great fantasy assets in 2020 but there can only be one stud fantasy asset. That player is Nick Chubb! On the heels of 1,400+ rushing yard season Chubb enters the season as strong top-10 RB and I don’t expect that to change much!

DALLAS COWBOYS

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot

This is where it gets fun! On paper the Dallas Cowboys offense looks mighty good! On the field it should be even better! In terms of a dynasty asset we want young upside kids right? Along the lines of CeeDee Lamb. Of course but there’s no getting around Ezekiel Elliot here. No way no how! Zeke is still very young! Only 24 years old as he enters his 5th season as the Dallas running back. Not trying to get ahead of myself but it’s quite clear he’s a lock for 1,200 all purpose yards and 7 total touchdowns. He will turn 25 in late July but that’s not issue for me and shouldn’t be for you. Zeke Elliot is the Dallas Cowboys biggest dynasty asset and a top-10 dynasty asset overall.

DENVER BRONCOS

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy

Personally speaking the Denver Broncos are in a good spot! Their first two picks in the 2020 draft were wide receivers. Jerry Jeudy 15th overall followed by K.J. Hamler in the 2nd round, 46th overall. Just a quick recap! So as we look up and down the Denver roster there are a lot of bright spots. Drew Lock has hit a wave of hype this spring. Melvin Gordon III and Philip Lindsay will team up in the backfield. No matter where I look or what I do I’m always brought back to Jerry Jeudy. The 6’1 15th overall pick is going to shine in the Mile High city. I’m not one to argue or cause problems but don’t think I’ll have any issues telling you all Jerry Jeudy is the fantasy asset to own in Denver!

DETROIT LIONS

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay

I just going to say it. Kenny Golladay is the biggest asset to own in dynasty. If you remember I mentioned D’Andre Swift as the Lions biggest asset last month. Since then I’ve noticed Swift climbing draft boards while Kenny G’s value has remained the same. In some cases it’s dropped a little bit. My thought process here is the fact you have two kids to choose from. One was just drafted while the other lead the league in TD receptions last season. I’m sorry I’m not sorry but I’m going to side with the guy who has done well and quite frankly, still has room to grow. Maybe this is a different story next year but let’s cross that bridge when we come to it!

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

You might think of Green Bay as vanilla and boring for fantasy purposes. I agree to a certain extent but they have a handful of guys that are lights out. Correct me if I’m wrong but all I’ve heard this spring is how Aaron Jones will quickly be replaced by rookie RB A.J. Dillon. I’ve mentioned this a time or two and have made my opinion clear. In terms of the biggest fantasy asset to own in Green Bay it’s wide-receiver Davante Adams. Adams is easily a top-10 WR and is hovering in that top-10/15 overall territory. 2019 was up and down due to a turf toe issue and fell shy of 1,000 receiving yards. That being said he’s being under valued in some fantasy circles. Don’t make that mistake! Davante is a lock for 120 targets and I fully expect 150+ targets. Big season ahead for Davante!

HOUSTON TEXANS

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know DeAndre Hopkins is gone. Houston has added David Johnson and Brandin Cooks but how excited are we for them? Meh right? This is Deshaun Watson’s team. Make no mistake about it. Unless Bill O’Brien finds away to screw it up and trade him away too. Highly doubt it but for the sake of my writing thought it’d be funny to mention. Deshaun Watson is the must have asset on this team! Plain and simple!

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Indianapolis Colts Rookie RB Jonathon Taylor

I apologize for getting this far into the article and not mentioning an IDP! If you’re reading this then you know how into IDP I am! Maybe it’s taken me this long to mention an individual defensive player for two reasons. One, IDP is nowhere close to as popular as a SF league. Two, realistically who is going to assign and/or keep an IDP over an offensive player? Both true statements but also not many defensive players are as good as Colts LB Darius Leonard! The must have dynasty must have on this team is no doubt rookie RB Jonathon Taylor. Leonard is no slouch either! Just wanted that to be know! An honorable mention if you will!

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Jacksonville Jaguars WR D.J. Chark

Jacksonville is a perplexing situation for fantasy purposes. There are many cases to be made for a few of their offensive players. Minshew, Fournette, Chark, Westbrook and rookie WR Laviska Shenault. In any case the most must-have asset in Jacksonville is D.J. Chark!

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

The defending 2019 Super Bowl Champions boast one heck of a returning roster in 2020! Their offense is absolutely loaded. Yet the must-have dynasty asset is as simple as it gets! Patrick Mahomes Kansas City’s QB is set up for many years of real life success and in turn, fantasy football dominance! Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and rookie draft darling Clyde Edwards-Helaire are all on my radar here but this choice is a no-brainer. No argument number one choice.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Las Vegas Raiders RB Josh Jacobs

I created a social media poll as part of research for this article in regards to this very organization. Josh Jacobs vs. Henry Ruggs! It was a blowout in Jacobs favor. Rightfully so! Josh is 22yrs-117 days old. While Ruggs is 21yrs-135 days old. There is a very small difference in age while Jacobs has already had a fantastic season under his belt. Josh’s rookie season was outstanding (1,150yds & 8 TD’s). There is no doubt in my mind and there should be none in yours wither. Josh Jacobs is the dynasty must-have in Vegas.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Los Angeles Rams rookie RB Cam Akers

What side of the fence are you on when it comes to Cam Akers vs. Darrell Henderson? As it stands now hopefully you know my stance on all this rookie RB hype. It has been out of control but I get it. All sports have been suspended and we’ve all had too much time on our hands. Back to LAC and their offensive situation. Goff, Woods and Cooper Kupp are the vets and mainstays in this Ram’s offense. Talking dynasty it’s always out with the old and in with the new. Meaning, Cam Akers is the dynasty darling and must-have Rams player!

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Los Angeles Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert

Word on the street and in the fantasy community is that LAC are a mess and in disarray. They let Phil Rivers walk and now plan on using QB Tyrod Taylor to open the season. Melvin Gordon III is gone and in Denver. Meaning, it’s Austin Eklers backfield. Keenan Allen is still their WR1, so I disagree slightly when saying the Chargers are a mess. The biggest take here with LAC is the QB they drafted in April. 6’6 kid from Oregon, Justin Herbert! He is the dynasty must-have on the Chargers. I’ve had a few great conversations with followers on social media about the timeline and development of Herbert. It’s all speculation and personal preference but I do firmly believe Justin starts a handful of games later in the season and doesn’t look back!

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

The Dolphins are trending up. They had a fantastic 2020 Draft and as of now they have a whopping 11 draft picks in 2021. This time next year they should be bursting at the seems with young stud talent. With QB Tua Tagovailoa leading the charge. Let’s not spend too much time on this one. I know, you know and we all know Tua is the must-have dynasty asset on this team. I’m excited to see what he can do. If he does what he’s supposed to then Howard, Breida, Parker and Gesicki should all benefit and become better! Really looking forward to the future roster of this team!

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

With the recent news of Dalvin Cook holding out where do we go with our rankings, projections and must own advice? I’m so lost and freaking out! NOT! Wouldn’t it be awful if I actually lived like that? I’m not a mind reader and I don’t have a crystal ball so I have no answer to the Cook situation. Until told otherwise there is little to no change in my belief Dalvin Cook is the must-have dynasty asset in MIN. I could see a setting where rookie WR Justin Jefferson gets into this conversation. Maybe a year or two from now. Just know he’s on the radar!

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

New England Patriots QB Jarrett Stidham

Feel as if I could copy and paste what I wrote for New England in my last article. Really though, what does life look like in New England after Tom Brady. Should we now refer to their seasons as ATB? After Tom Brady? So this season will be 2020 ATB. Is that offensive? Who knows, just know it’s a joke. Lets get back on track here. Honestly I’m excited to find out who the most must-have dynasty asset is in New England. Am I able to show love to IDP here? Sure I am! It’s my article! Stephon Gilmore is the must-have dynasty asset for those of you who play IDP. I love it, it makes sense but it’s rude to all of you don’t. I’ve been going back and forth between Damien Harris and Jarrett Stidham. I’m going to give the edge to Stidham here seeing how he should be their starting QB in 2020. For all of you, “Tom Brady was a system quarterback” people this one should make you make you happy. If Bill and Robert Kraft made Tom Brady star then what’s stopping them from making Jarret one?

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas

New Orleans heads into 2020 as one of the favorites in the NFC. Rightfully so. Long as Drew Brees is their QB it will be that way. Hopefully NO has started to look ahead into the future at the QB position. That’s a topic for another day and time. In terms of a must-have dynasty asset lets discuss this. On the table here is RB1 Alvin Kamara and WR1 Michael Thomas. I decided to ask social media. This is what I received!

@Odinbn said, “Kamara, he can create for himself.” He went on to say, “MT will only go as far as Brees can take him.” https://twitter.com/Odinbn

@acenydet said, “Give me Kamara. 3 down backs that can catch are harder to find then superstar wide receivers.” https://twitter.com/acenydet

@FantasyFootBub replied, “I’m 100% taking Kamara, still has low miles on him just a complete stud.” https://twitter.com/FantasyFootBub

@ChrisMo2413 chimed in with, “Michael Thomas. Now that everyone and their uncles are sharing touchdowns scored in New Orleans. It really does limit Kamara’s upside as a fantasy asset. Borderline top-5 instead of the unanimous 1 like MT.” https://twitter.com/ChrisMo2413

New Orleans Saints RB Alvin Kamara

Thanks to everyone to replied and gave their thoughts!

NEW YORK GIANTS

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Hear me out here, just for a sentence or two. Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley right? Really the only two guys that you could even mention here. We all know the importance teams place on a stud QB while a young stud RB’s gets the shaft. A la Le’Veon Bell, Melvin Gordon and now Dalvin Cook. Seeing how Danny Dimes and Saquon were drafted a season apart it makes sense they are the same age. Only separated by 118 days Saquon is a tad older and the must-have dynasty asset on the Giants roster! I had you for a minute! Did you think I was going to give the nod to Danny Jones? Nah, you know me better than that!

NEW YORK JETS

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold

Another team that’s been down a while, the New York Jets. Yet another team on the rise. Maybe I’m crazy. Maybe I’m stupid? Maybe I think outside the box? I’ll choose the latter option and tell you how excited I am for the Jets and Sam Darnold. The decision to draft massive Louisville OT Mekhi Becton 11th overall followed by Baylor WR Denzel Mims at 59th overall is very telling. You know what it told me specifically? The Jets organizations commitment to Sam Darnold. I implore you to make that same commitment on your dynasty fantasy football teams. Darnold is the must-have dynasty asset on the New York Jets. J-E-T-S JETS! JETS! JETS!

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz

If you remember correctly in my last article Dynasty Assets I mentioned Jalen Hurts as the Eagles biggest fantasy asset. I caught some heat for it but navigated around it cause it was a logical case. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to write another article explaining my case and the difference I have between asset/value. So on the flip side who do you think the biggest must-have dynasty player the Eagles have? Jalen Reagor maybe? I’m sure we could all argue that but I’m not looking to fight and it doesn’t make sense given the fact Carson Wentz in the Eagles QB. I’ve long expressed my distain for Wentz but that’s my problem, not yours. I’m not in the business of giving crap advice thus hurting your research and fantasy teams. Carson Wentz is the must-have dynasty asset in Philadelphia for now. I’m aware of the massive contract he signed (4yrs $128 million) but does anyone else think he’s on thin ice? Woah woah woah! Easy now! Never said I felt that way! Just a thought I had! Worth a thought!

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Pittsburgh Steelers RB James Connor

Another sticky situation when it comes picking the right guy here. So lets talk it out! Lets cut to the chase shall we? Juju Smith-Schuster or James Connor? Hate to say this but who had the worst season in 2019? Lets recap what each did in 2018 real quick. Juju, 1,426 receiving yards and 7 total TD’s. James Connor 973 rushing yards and 13 total TD’s. In 2019 Juju started 12 games and had 552 yards and 3 TD’s. While Connor only started 10 games and produced 464 yards with 4 total TD’s. Safe to say they both had forgettable 2019 seasons right? Personally I think Juju was the bigger let down. After Antonio Brown freaked out and left the fantasy community was excited to see Juju as Pittsburgh’s WR1. That didn’t happen. So where do we turn for the biggest must-have on the Steelers team? In terms of IDP value this team is loaded with talent but I do believe James Connor is still the biggest must-have in Pittsburgh. There’s been a ton of buzz around rookie RB Anthony MacFarland and even speedster WR Dionate Johnson but again, James Connor is still the guy to own in Pittsburgh!

SAN FRANCISCO 49ers

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

The defending NFC Champions are loaded with talent. I expect them to compete for another Super Bowl spot in 2020. When it comes to a fantasy must-have talent only one guy comes to mind. George Kittle! Almost positive no one is going to argue me here. It’s that simple right?

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seattle Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf

In my last article I mentioned Russell Wilson being the biggest fantasy asset on the Seahawks. So again you may ask, “what’s the difference between biggest fantasy asset vs. must-have dynasty asset?” I explained myself in the opening but to elaborate a little it can all be explained with the format of your league. Re-draft vs. dynasty. Dynasty is long term, multiple seasons and beyond compared to re-draft just one season. Dynasty owners can be very fickle and with Russ being 31 years old some people don’t want to buy as much as others. It’s crazy right? Now enter D.K. Melcalf, the 6’4 229lb 22 year old stud. DK had a fantastic rookie season and dynasty owners are licking their chops thinking about his future stat lines. Consider me one of those dynasty owners! DK Metcalf is the must-have dynasty asset to have from the Seattle Seahawks!

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin

As the days fly by and summer approaches the excitement/hype for the Buccaneers grows. I think it’s well warranted. Don’t you? They just added arguably the best QB of all time to pair with two stud WR’s. So it’s pretty to easy for me to tell you that Chris Godwin is the must-have dynasty asset in Tampa.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Tennessee Titan WR A.J. Brown

Took some heat recently for my assessment of the Titans in my previous article for not mentioning A.J. Brown. I’ll admit, I left him out completely. Wasn’t the right time to mention him. I did that on purpose due to the thought process in my past article. Now we fast forward a week and I’m giving must own dynasty assets. Enter A.J.Brown! The Titans played in the AFC Championship last season and were given credit for destroying the New England Patriots dynasty! This team is much more than some Cinderella story. They have become dangerous and dynamic. If they can continue to mold and gel with each other expect another deep playoff run in 2020 and expect A.J. Brown to anchor fantasy teams at WR for years to come!

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Washington Redskins WR Terry McLaurin

I’ve always been honest with all of you. So why stop now? If you missed what I said about the Redskins in my last article here it is! I have a secret to tell all of you. As a little boy in Detroit the Redskins were my second favorite team. I only say that as a diversion due to the fact I have no idea where to start with this team and it’s fantasy prospects. I’m not a fan of Dwanye Haskins. Derrius Guice can’t stay healthy to save his soul. So right off the bat two guys I think we need to see prove something before we’re all in on them right? So as of right now I’ve taken you through 31 professional football teams and I’ve given you an asset and a lot of value. Yet here we are with Washington and I have nothing to give you. Is that my fault for not doing my job or the Redskins organization for not doing theirs? So continuing on with secrets and honesty here’s another secret. I’m fully aware Terry McLaurin is the biggest dynasty stud/must-have on the Redskins team. I was trying to funny and witty with my comments here. A few people took me too serious and here we are! Scary Terry aka F1 aka Terry Mclaurin is the must-have dynasty asset in Washington! Happy now?

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Buy! Buy! Buy!

2020 Players To Buy
4/11/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

The NFL season is still far away but what else are we supposed to do? I love reading rankings and projections but I need more! Mock drafts are cool. So are rookie mock drafts. I need more! What about fantasy football mock drafts? How many of those do you normally do? What’s an outrageous number before people say your obsessed?

I still need more. Breakouts and sleepers? Does that move the needle? Now we’re talking right? I’ll be honest breakouts are my favorite! So are bold predictions! For the sake of what I’m trying to do now lets focus on buys! Missed our busts? Check it out here! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/2020-fantasy-football-busts/nfl/04/

As we move closer the NFL draft you will start to see more content popping up. Mock drafts galore, tiered rankings and rookie projections. At a certain point it’ll make your head spin. If you’re like me you have your favorites. Favorite website, favorite writer and favorite articles.

So much like the Breakouts article I wanted to get in on a list of players I’m buying without any hesitation! The 2020 NFL Draft class is loaded with offensive talent. We already know this. What about players already in the league that we should buy?

If you’re in any dynasty leagues there is no off-season! Lets get to it! Here is an in-depth list of players I’m buying in 2020!

QUARTERBACKS

Matthew Stafford QB-Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Stafford has always been a stats monster. I’ve read a lot of comments on social media where people were doubting Matthew’s durability and injury history. I find that argument completely ridiculous. From 2011-2019 Stafford has missed 8 games. Out of those 9 seasons and 144 total games, Matt has missed 8 games. All being from the 2019 season. Stafford started all 16 games for 8 straight season. I just find this argument to be lazy and the whole, “what have you done for me lately?’ rationale. People forget about Stafford due to him being stuck playing for a lousy Detroit Lions team. This is fantasy football people, real life NFL wins and losses don’t matter. Our fantasy points do. I trust Matthew this season. We don’t know what the 2020 Draft will bring the Detroit Lions but with a healthy Kerryon, Golladay and Marvin Jones I’m buying Stafford as my QB1!

Kyler Murray QB-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray

I’ve been vocal in the past about not trusting Kyler’s ability to get it done in the NFL. I’ve also admitted I was wrong. Now I will take it a step further and tell you I’m sold and we should buy! That’s the beauty of sports! It’s also the beauty of writing! If I’m open and honest with myself I’m able to be honest with you! We’ve seen Murray’s value boom after Arizona landed Hopkins last month. I mean, why wouldn’t it? Kyler’s value has always been his ability to run and rack up rushing yards. Now you can add another level to his game. With Drake showing us late last season what he can mixed with Hopkins sure hands and big play ability, Kyler Murray should soar into the top ten of quarterback rankings in 2020. Buy! Buy! Buy!

RUNNING BACKS

Miles Sanders RB-Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders

I’m a big fan of Miles and what he can do on the football field. For most of the 2019 season it felt like Philly had no idea how and what to do with Sanders. That’s just a personal opinion of mine. Sanders is the quintessential stud pass catching back. I’m not saying anything new here but 2020 is going to be a big year for Miles Sanders. In 2019 he had 63 targets for 50 receptions, 509 yards and 3 touchdowns. In PPR formats I’m buying as often as I can. Buy! Buy! Buy!

David Montgomery RB-Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

Before the start of the 2019 season I viewed Montgomery and Sanders as the same type of back. Half way through the season I was ripping my own hair out. The Chicago Bears clearly had no idea how to use Montgomery. Is he a must start? Is he a sit? He was only on the field 57% of the Bears offensive snaps in 2019. Was it due to poor game scripts? Were the Bears really that bad in 2019? If you look into it they finished .500 so why the heck didn’t David get more action? I’m not a beat writer for the Bears for so I have no answer. Could it have been head coach Matt Nagy? 2019 was his second year at the helm? PPR specialist Tarik Cohen? Regardless of circumstance, I firmly believe David Montgomery makes the leap in 2020. Much like Sanders, their respective teams know what they have now. Time to cut them loose! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Joe Mixon RB-Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon

Another guy I had no interest in drafting last season. Watching him go so high in all the 2019 mocks and then again in real drafts was shocking. For a moment I felt as is I missed something. What does everyone else know? For the first 10 games of the 2019 season my hesitations were well warranted. Then Cincinnati’s head coach Zac Taylor removed his head from his own ass and the results were fantastic! Joe Mixon had a stud like final 8 games. Racking up 817 rushing yards, 5 touchdowns and 16 receptions for 177 yards. In this case it was of no fault to Mixon himself but an issue with his coaching staff. As it stands now Cincy will look to draft LSU QB Joe Burrow #1 overall. All reports are pointing to a fully healthy A.J. Green along with fellow WR’s Tyler Boyd and John Ross. The arrows are no doubt pointing up for Mixon. I want in! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Devin Singletary RB-Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

Look, am I buying into the hype that the Buffalo Bills are good again and can push for the AFC East title? Absolutely! As a life long Detroit Lions fan I get along with other long suffering fan bases. In my personal opinion, the NFL is just better when the Bills are good. Guess I just like to see other historically bad teams succeed. Although the Bills have had some major success in the past. Something something four straight Super Bowl appearances. I’ve gotten a tad off track. Where were we? Devin Singletary! In 2019 Devin found some run and did quite well with it. He did play second fiddle here and there while Frank Gore also got some playing time. Singletary only started 8 games yet finished with 969 all purpose yards. Gore is no longer under contract with the Bills. Devin is the man in Buffalo, for now. Meaning, does Buffalo draft a RB later this month? I’m not a mind reader so I can’t answer that question. However, the Bills don’t have a first round pick this year. Their first pick is #54 in the second round. All odds are pointing to Devin being the RB1 in Buffalo this year. Josh Allen, John Brown and newest addition Stefon Diggs make up the offensive core. With an up-and-coming offense and a Tom Brady-less Patriots team the division is theirs for the taking. Another second year RB, Singletary will get all the carries he can handle! Buy! Buy! Buy!

WIDE RECEIVERS

Calvin Ridley WR-Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons WR Calvin Ridley

Sometimes I have to stop and think before making certain comments. My first thought was to say, “I’m sure you’ve all heard about Ridley!” That would be crazy right? Calvin isn’t a household name! He’s not even his teams WR1! Julio Jones is! In this case Ridley has thrived as the WR2 in Atlanta. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. Calvin Ridley is a weapon. A weapon I want on my side when I go to fantasy war. Ridley absolutely explodes off the line while leaving the defender guessing at his next step. I’ve owned Ridley in a dynasty league since day 1 and I’ve studied his every move. He never runs a lazy half ass route. His footwork is tremendous and this kid get major separation. What I find shocking is the fact Ridley is still learning and growing. 2020 will be his third year in the NFL and I’d be willing to bet the best of his young career to date. Buy! Buy! Buy!

Davante Adams WR-Green Bay

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

This one should come as no surprise. Only reason I mention Adams is because I may be higher on him then most. It’s not really a, “gutsy” call to mention a top 5 WR as a buy. I’m just here to give Adams the credit he deserves. 2019 was no fun for his owners. After a 111 reception, 1,368 yard and 13 TD 2018 season, 2019 was supposed to be glorious! That damn turf toe! However, Adams was able to play 12 games in 2019 and salvaged his season because of it. The targets and receptions were there, just light on the touchdowns. I am fully expecting a monster season out of Adams in 2020. Easily a top 10 draft pick, I will not hesitate to pull the trigger. Do some homework if you’re in a dynasty league. Check on his value and see if you’re able to acquire him from a less than thrilled owner. 100+ receptions, 1,200+ yards and 8 TD’s is his floor. I mean c’mon! What else are you waiting for?! Buy! Buy! Buy!

Christian Kirk WR-Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

Let me be upfront and honest here. I have no strong feelings for Kirk here one way or another. Let me also tell you that I felt a strong obligation to mention Christian here for two reasons. First, I’ve seen a lot of talk about Kirk and why he’s such breakout candidate in 2020. Something about DeAndre Hopkins now being in Arizona and pulling coverage away from Kirk. So I decided to join the masses instead of making my own way. Second, I wouldn’t tell you do anything I wouldn’t do myself. I like the idea of buying Kirk but not for the same reasons as most. To me, buying Kirk is a strategic move. If you’re able to add him pre-draft or grab him after I would turn around and sell him to the highest bidder in a heart beat. Buy! Buy! Trade!

TIGHT-ENDS

Jack Doyle TE-Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle

There’s this huge relief that has come over me as a Jack Doyle owner. I’ve finally figured out what it is! Eric Ebron leaving to play in Pittsburgh! Ebron is the most over rated TE than I can think of. He’s basically a construction barrel that just happens to be placed on a football field. Guy had one good season in 2018 after wasting all our time in Detroit from 2014-2017. Go crowd another teams TE depth chart! I’m sorry Jack! This portion of the article is dedicated to you, not Mr. Construction Cone! Have you heard Phil Rivers is now the QB in Indy? Have you ever heard of a guy named Antonio Gates? How about a kid named Hunter Henry? Look, I’m not saying Jack Doyle is a Hall of Fame TE like Gates. Just pointing out how much Phil likes to feed his tight-end. It wouldn’t take much for Doyle to have a career year statistically in 2020. How much would it cost to grab Doyle in a trade or in your draft? Next to nothing right? Do it or don’t say I never warned you! Buy! Buy! Buy!

O.J. Howard TE-Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE O.J. Howard

Another huge shock right? Sometimes it’s best to point out the obvious! That way my horrible calls don’t look as bad! Jokes aside, what the hell happened with OJ in 2019? He started 14 games, played in 69% of the offensive snaps and only scored one flipping touchdown? That is flat out miserable. It’s actually disgusting! Which will make 2020 that much sweeter! Unless you’ve been living on Mars then you know Tom Brady is the QB in Tampa Bay. Bruce Arians is also the new coach. See what I’m getting at here? Something awesome is brewing in Tampa. Bruce is no stranger to the offensive coordinator position as well. If you Google him you can easily find his favorite motto, “No risk-it, no biscuit!”. He is an aggressive play caller with arguably the greatest quarterback of all-time! That was a long winded way to tell how much I love OJ Howard in 2020. The come back is always sweeter then the set back!

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Who are your buys in 2020? Let’s talk about it!

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Don’t Go Chasing Water Slides!

Don’t Go Chasing Water Slides!
3/14/20
By Chris Robin – @detroitbeastie

Day 3, no sports. I’m happy and healthy yet I have no toilet paper. I’ve taken my free time to reflect and put my ideas on paper. Not toilet paper obviously! Just a regular college ruled notebook. I’m constantly writing my thoughts down. So much that I have several note books filled to the brim.

I’ve always been big into analyzing my dreams. I actually have a dream dictionary! You’d be surprised how spot on dreams are compared to our real lives! This passion alone has filled up several notebooks. The only reason I mention this is because a lot of articles stem from my wild dreams.

When this virus was in its infancy I had a long detail dream about a massive water slide that lead to Canada. Slides in your dreams indicate some instability and risk in your waking life. Adding water, which signifies emotions, to the slide implies that dreams are taping into areas of emotional instability and/or some form of risk-taking behavior.

What the inside of my head looks like!

Another definition represents being carefree while enjoying negative situations or negative habits. Playing with uncertainty or feeling good ignoring the consequences of your actions. Seems heavy doesn’t it? Upon further review it’s actually quite simple.

Last night I had many ideas of how I wanted to express my thoughts today. What mood did I want to convey? Keeping with the light hearted nature of my writing here are the ideas I came up with!

Was I stranded on an island while writing this? What if I was on an old Civil War battlefield? Lost at sea? Or was this article just a message in a bottle? Then the idea of combining them all into one hit me! What if being in the Civil War lead to me to being lost at sea finding a stranded island and resorting to sending a message in a bottle? Wow! What a mouthful!

After mulling over this idea one thing became apparent. Thank the Lord I log my thoughts and write down my ideas! Can you image if this dream just disappeared once I woke up? It would be devastating! Slightly more demoralizing then running out of toilet paper!

Getting back to my original idea of water slide dreams the definition really held water. See what I did there?! When writing fantasy sports content, especially DFS, you’re going to be judged. People pick apart your process. They won’t share it. They will not support you. Not all people, but some, cling to the idea that they know it all. Much like anything we do in our lives people will always have something negative to say. https://thefantasyexperience.wordpress.com/2020/02/21/a-little-support-goes-a-long-way/

As counties declare emergencies and we’re told to stay home our options for entertainment become limited. Take time and trust your process. Enjoy your families and loved ones. Catch up on that book you’ve been putting off. Try a new recipe! Paint or draw! Take time for self care. Every situation has a silver lining. Be on the look out for positive vibes. They are out there, we just need to grab them.

I have constantly ignored the negativity around me. I feel good doing that too. I will continue sliding away into the water. Jump on in with me! The water is fine!

Stay safe and talk soon!

Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

In the Net 3/10/20

I’m excited to bring you my favorite cash game goalies along with a few GPP goalies. I believe In the Net makes for a good compliment to Hot Pucking Stacks! Both articles together should bring us plenty of success!

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EIGHT games on the NHL schedule tonight! Several nice plays in goal tonight but this is my list!

CASH game goalie

CAR G – Petr Mrazek

Petr Mrazek CAR @ DET (FD-$7,700)(DK-$7,100)***CONFIRMED***

20-16-2 W-L – 2.71 GAA – 0.904 SV% – 3 SO

TORNAMENT (GPP)

Pay up!

NSH G – Juuse Saros

Juuse Saros NSH @ MTL (FD-$8,600)(DK-$7,300)***CONFIRMED***

16-12-4 W-L – 2.72 GAA – 0.913 SV% – 4 SO

Mid-tier!

DAL G – Ben Bishop

Ben Bishop DAL vs. NYR (FD-$8,400)(DK-$8,300)***CONFIRMED***

21-15-4 W-L – 2.46 GAA – 0.921 SV% – 2 SO

Value!

ANH G – Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller ANH vs. OTT (FD-$7,400)(DK-$7,500)

8-6-4 W-L – 3.16 GAA – 0.904 SV% – 0 SO

Be sure to keep an open eye in regards to the goalie confirmations! Mrazak, Bishop and Saros have all been confirmed! Be on the look out for Anaheim and their starting goalie tonight!

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