Bottom of the Barrel WK7 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel WK7
10/20/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Our words are powerful. Our words have meaning. They can hurt others. They can help others. Are you part of the problem? Or are you part of the solution?

I’ve never had a problem editing an article or admitting when I was wrong. What does one have to do with the other? In all my years I’ve never edited B&B. I’ve never gone back in after it was published to add players. I’ve never gone back in to delete my words either. Once it’s published it’s history. It’s set in stone right? For the first time ever I’ve decided to make an edit to Bottom of the Barrel. Not subtract but to add! With all the injury news today I felt compelled to do so!

Being and honest and transparent are two ideals we need as human beings. Being open and honest as a fantasy sports writer is imperative.

With week 7 of the NFL season upon us a few things are becoming clear. Waiver wire adds, DFS and writing are becoming mundane and exhausting. We’ve officially entered into the quitting portion of fantasy football.

Fantasy football teams are being abandoned, fantasy football writers/podcasters are taking steps back and the grind of the constant work is draining us all. What we’re doing here is clearly a marathon and in no way a sprint. It’s a year round type commitment.

Let me rewind back all the way to March when I become fully entrenched on Twitter. Large groups of people were constantly writing, ranking and broadcasting. It was the off season, there were no deadlines to hit and content didn’t have a expiration date.

Now, lets fast forward to the present time where our content is only relevant for a few days or a week tops. You either get into a strict schedule or you’re lost, passed by. It’s heartbreaking. I truly want us all to succeed. We can all make it. Unfortunately that’s not the case. People are giving up before the miracle happens.

I’ve long said the best way to get along with our writing and broadcasting is to help others. Reach out and share as much content as you can. We all deserve a millions views. A million downloads and a million comments. That’s not realistic and most times it doesn’t go our way.

Shout out to everyone who writes and broadcasts on a daily basis. Shout out to those of you have stepped back. We all have our reasons right? Shout out to anybody who has made a healthy decision here. I love you. I got you!

QUARTERBACK

Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at QB in week 7. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!

Patrick Mahomes KC @ DEN (24th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,400)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

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

Ben Roethlisberger PIT @ TEN (27th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,600)

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger

Big Ben didn’t have to do much vs. the Browns last week. However, he continued to strengthen his bond with Claypool and James Washington! I’m fully expecting Ben to crank up the volume on Sunday. With volume comes points!

Ryan Tannehill TEN vs. PIT (5th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,200)

Tennessee Titan QB Ryan Tannehill

See what happens when Fanduel doesn’t catch up? What the hell are they doing? Tanny is completely 100% a must start week-to-week now right? You bet your ass he is!

Matthew Stafford DET @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,500)

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Can the Lions get a three game winning streak going? You bet your ass they can! Careful how many times you bet you ass here. Stafford didn’t do much Sunday vs. the JAX and rightfully so seeing how their ground game was lights out. I’m fully expecting an entire air show in ATL Sunday!

Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ NO (29th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,800)

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater

Ah Teddy is back with us here at B&B! Teddy has played well in spots this season. That’s what we’re looking to find here at B&B. He’s been very efficient with his passes although the points haven’t added up as much as we’d like. How many of you buy into revenge games? I wouldn’t say this one qualifies seeing how New Orleans took a chance on him and treated him well. Regardless, Teddy B will want to show them what they’re missing!

Kyle Allen WSH vs. DAL (22nd)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,200)

Washington QB Kyle Allen

This is a classic of match-up over the actual player. Forget that you’re spending fictitious money on Kyle Allen and just skip ahead to the mouth watering match-up. The Cowboys are in trouble here. Arizona made them look inept and silly. Here’s hoping we can capture some of that magic with Kyle Allen. Can’t believe I just typed that…

RUNNING BACK

Not new anymore but here’s the most expensive player at RB in week 7. Should help put B&B prices into perspective!

Christian McCaffrey CAR v NO (15th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$8,300)

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffery

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

D’Andre Swift DET @ ATL (18th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$5,400)

Detroit Lions rookie RB D’Andre Swift

It was a real joy to watch the Lions play well and watch Swift show out! After a performance like that it leaves us all asking for an encore! D’Andre should very much give us one Sunday in Atlanta!

Justin Jackson LAC vs. JAX (28th)(FD-$6,100)(DK-$4,900)

LA Chargers RB Justin Jackson

Mr. Jackson had 20 total touches Sunday vs. the Saints. He also out-touched Joshua Kelley 20-12 and out-produced him yardage wise. If you look at the slate Kelley is a touch more expensive than Justin. It’s a no brainer for me here in week 7.

Giovani Bernard CIN v CLE (14th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,500)

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

Joe Mixon has already been declared out. So in turn that pushes Gio up to their RB1. If you remember correctly Gio was the starting RB in Cincinnati for I believe three maybe four seasons. In 2013 Gio rushed 170 times for 695 yards scoring 5 times. He also caught the ball 56 times for 514 yards and 3 touchdowns. Look I’m not going go through his entire career just letting you know Gio is very capable of playing RB in the NFL.

Samaje Perine CIN v CLE (14th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Cincinnati Bengal RB Samaje Perine

Maybe this one is little wild. Maybe I’m just excited that some value has been made available. He’s merely a special teams player at this point but we have no clue how the targets and touches will shake out. 6 or 7 carries and a reception or two is what I think he gets Sunday. This is what B&B is all about! Do you have the guts?

A.J. Dillion GB @ HOU (31st)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Green Bay Packers rookie RB AJ Dillon

Word broke this afternoon that Aaron Jones suffered a minor calf injury sometime in the past few days. This is purely speculative seeing how he’s the third string back in GB. It’s actually quite simple, if Jones plays there is no room for AJ. Pay close attention this over the weekend!

Antonio Gibson WSH vs. DAL (24th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,000)

Washington rookie RB Antonio Gibson

JD McKisson (FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,600)

Something something Dallas’ defense is awful. Something something Gibson/McKissic are splitting touches. Nothing more then a plug and play here!

Zach Moss BUF @ NYJ (26th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)

Buffalo Bills RB Zach Moss

Was tough sledding for Devin and Moss Sunday. Obviously the Kansas City Chiefs are at the top of the NFL food chain so I wouldn’t think too much into it. Looking ahead the Bills travel to the Jets and oh boy is it going to be bad news for them and Adam Gase. Who here thinks the Bills get up big, like 21+ points, on Sunday and we see a steady dose of Moss in the second half? Exactly! That’s what I thought!

Jamaal Williams GB @ HOU (31st)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,000)

Green Bay Packers RB Jamal Williams

Did you see what Derrick Henry did to the Texans on Sunday? 200+ rushing yards and 2 TD’s. Once of which that ended the game. Henry single handedly took the Texans soul with him after this one. Aaron Jones is the RB1 here in this one but lets get wild and roster J-Will! Lot’s of room to run on a soul-less defense.

La’Mical Perine NYJ vs. BUF (19th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,200)

New York Jets rookie RB La’Mical Perine

I respect Frank Gore very much but the Jets would be wise to get the rookie involved. Adam Gase is so bad, “how bad is he Chris?”, he’s starting to effect our DFS decisions now too. Absolutely awful!

Jeremy McNicols TEN vs. PIT (3rd)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Tennessee Titans RB Jeremy McNicols

Not an ideal match-up for the kid. Henry is no doubt the unquestioned RB1 in Tennessee but in today’s day and age can he realistically carry the ball 30 times?

WIDE RECEIVER

DeAndre Hopkins ARZ vs. SEA (32nd)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,200)

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins

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

Mike Williams LAC vs. JAX (18th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,7000)

LA Chargers WR Mike Williams

That-a-boy Mike! He’s finally come alive. Albeit after Keenan Allen left with injury. Regardless the Chargers are fresh as a daisy coming off their bye week and with studly rookie QB Justin Herbert playing this well, plenty of targets and touches to go around!

Marvin Jones DET @ ATL (28th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,400)

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr.

The volume may be lower now that Kenny G is fully healthy, Swift is getting his and Stafford is looking TJ Hock’s way 4-5 times a game but Marvin is Marvin! He’s always been super efficient with his targets. At a sub-6k price tag and this match-up I’m jumping all over it!

Tee Higgins CIN vs. CLE (29th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)

Cincinnati Bengals rookie WR Tee Higgins

Life comes at you fast folks! I full expect Tee to be the next graduate here at the B&B DFS academy. The chemistry that’s developing here between Burrow and Higgins in undeniable! Tee continues to see targets. Continues to put up fantastic numbers. Tee and Burrow are on the fast track to super-stardom. Will it translate into real life wins? Not my area of expertise. Long as the fantasy points are accumulating and the money is flowing who has time to worry about real life wins/loses?

Keelan Cole JAX @ LAC (15th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,700)

Jacksonville Jags WR Keelan Cole

Cole has been a pleasant surprise for us DFS players. He continues to rack up receptions, yardage and even touchdowns yet his price remains low. He’s put up 100+ yards or scored in four of his last six games. It’s such a nice floor for the price that you’d be a fool not to roster him!

Tim Patrick DEN vs. KC (5th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,600)

Denver Broncos WR Time Patrick

Remember when I said life comes at you fast like two minutes ago? What about how shocking and totally unpredictable fantasy football is? If I told six months ago that Tim Patrick was going to be the Broncos WR1 heading into week 7? I would’ve been laughed out of the business. Tim has had back-to-back 100yd receiving games and is absolutely a threat to take it home on any given play. Very tough task ahead vs. KC but his volume alone makes him a play!

Christian Kirk ARZ vs. SEA (32nd)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,900)

Arizona Cardinals WR Christian Kirk

Have the Cardinals finally put it together? Are they clicking? Hitting on all cylinders? Kirk was a popular sleeper add in our seasonal formats so naturally we assumed he’d be a great DFS play week after week! You know what they say when we assume? Makes an ass of u and me. Get it? Kirk has come alive the last few weeks and Seattle comes to town giving up a ton of points to opposing WR’s. Boom or bust? I’d bet BOOM yet again on Sunday!

Corey Davis TEN vs. PIT (25th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,800)

Tennessee Titans WR Corey Davis

Corey was finally playing well! He was helping us and we liked it! Then he was added to the COVID-IR. Corey is back now for a match-up that isn’t that scary when you look into it! Will he get enough volume? Or enough targets to make him a viable option this week? I’m guessing 5-6 targets and 3-4 receptions. Fortune favors the bold!

Tre’Quan Smith NO vs. CAR (4th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,000)

New Orleans Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith

Tre’Quan is no stranger to B&B! Michael Thomas has been ruled out and so has Emmanuel Sanders. Mr. Smith has now been thrust into a predominate role Sunday in New Orleans!

Gabriel Davis BUF @ NYJ (13th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,600)

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Gabriel Davis

Gabe is no stranger to us here at B&B and given the match-up along with his price, undeniable to me! Roster the kid! 75yds and TD in week 7?

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC @ DEN (13th)(FD-$7,900)(DK-$6,300)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

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

Logan Thomas WSH vs. DAL (26th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,500)

Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas

Have you heard how awful the Cowboys defense is yet?

Anthony Firkser TEN vs. PIT (9th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,000)

Tennessee Titans TE Anthony Firkser

Keep an eye on Jonnu Smith and his injury designation. He went down Sunday and didn’t return. Tony went wild in his absence! 8 receptions 113 yards and a TD! If Jonnu is out I’m telling you now this is a slam dunk play. Probably my favorite play to be honest!

Drew Sample CIN vs. CLE (22nd)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,200)

Cincinnati Bengal TE Drew Sample

Look, if you’re reading this then you know what’s going on day to day in the fantasy community I’d assume. Drew hasn’t done a thing for quite some time. He put up zeros in all statistical categories Sunday week 6. That’s both good and bad. Are you a glass half full kind of person? Or a glass half empty kind of person? He had 0.0 Sunday, so there’s no where to go but up right?

Dawson Knox BUF @ NYJ (20th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,300)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

I like to pick on bad teams. it’s the not so very secret to my DFS success. Knox has the Q tag currently but keep in mind as you’re building lines for week 7!

Harrison Bryant CLE @ CIN (14th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Cleveland Browns rookie TE Harrison Bryant

Not to be rude to Harrison but this is just the process of elimination. Starting TE Austin Hooper came down with appendicitis. David Njouk is just there so that leaves the rookie looking at an expanded role! If you’re like me, punting TE, this selection is looking better and better by the hour!

I’ve always enjoyed reading waiver wire articles with a “graduated” portion of the article but that’s not my style. I do want to mention Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb and Chase Claypool. Hope to see them playing for a long time!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 7! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 10/25 1p MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 10/25!

Draftkings 10/15 1p MAIN

Any questions or comments?

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

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

Bottom of the Barrel WK6 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel WK6
10/13/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

This is downright strange. Or is it absolutely awful? As I type this I’m still thinking about Tuesday night professional football. Come to find out that’s never happened in the history of the NFL? Or has it? Oh 2020 how we loathe thee. Or do we love this idea?

That’s the thing! No one can decide! No one can agree! We’re stuck in this early week purgatory waiting for football but also wanting to look ahead to our week 6 waivers and our week 6 DFS slates!

Look, I’m not complaining at all. That’s not my style. I’m also not blaming the DFS sites. I’m too easy going for that. We are allowed to be a little irritated and frustrated. When you turn everything over to computers and algorithms this is bound to happen. My trusted ole pen and paper has never blacked out or delayed me!

DFS has become a juggernaut. It’s given birth to thousands of websites and podcasts. Lets be honest, its changed the way we all play fantasy sports. Personally, I love it. That’s where this whole article and most of my content has come from.

As human beings we’re good and adapting and overcoming. Case and point; 2020. We are in the home stretch now friends. Little over two months left in the year. Lets be mindful of each other and treat everybody with respect. Kill em’ with kindness as my late father used to say!

What you find horrid and nasty I find exciting and opportunity! Week 6 here we come!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Lamar Jackson BAL @ PHI (14th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,600)

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

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

Ryan Tannehill TEN v HOU (8th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,900)

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill

Quick turn-a-round for the Titans this week. With a monster RB like Henry I don’t think it matters much. Tanny has posted 13 multi-TD games in his last 14 games. Good bet he does it again Sunday at home vs. Houston’s 21st overall ranked defense.

Matthew Stafford DET @ JAX (27th)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,200)

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Fresh off the bye week the Lions travel to Jacksonville in what should be a winnable plus match-up. As a Detroit Lions fan that means squat. Stafford is averaging 250+ passing yards a game along with 2 TD’s per contest. He’s a safe bet to hit those numbers Sunday.

Kirk Cousins MIN v ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$6,100)

Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins

Minnesota has shown some life their last few games. Looking ahead to Sunday it doesn’t get any sweeter then the Atlanta Falcons. As you read on you’ll notice a Viking type theme going on! Roster Kirk in week 6! As Bob Barker would say, “the price is right!”

Daniel Jones NYG v WSH (28th)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,400)

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

5 interceptions, 16 sacks and a fumble in each of the last 4 games. I do this to myself quite often when putting this article together. So why would we use Danny Jones in week 6? He has to break out of this funk sooner or later right? You’d think so right? To be honest the Washington DST is the play in this one.

Alex Smith WSH @ NYG (5th)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,000)

Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith?

I’m sure we can all agree seeing Alex on the field in week 5 was spectacular. Ron Rivera did say if Kyle Allen is healthy enough he’s the starting QB. Regardless, I’m happy he’s healthy and proud to mention him in B&B! Shout out to Mike F @DaddysHomeFF!

RUNNING BACK

Christian McCaffrey CAR v CHI (13th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$8,500)

Carolina Panther RB Christian McCaffrery

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

David Montgomery CHI @ CAR (32nd)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,800)

Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe D-Mont is arguably the best RB play of week 6. I was shocked to see him under 6k. Very excited and happy but surprised! Without Cohen David is seeing all the backfield touches. Goal-line work included! The volume he will see in week 6 alone makes him a slam-dunk play!

Antonio Gibson WSH @ NYG (20th)(FD-$5,800)(DK-$5,500)

Washington rookie RB Antonio Gibson

Gibby has seen back-to-back 5 target weeks and is fully entranced as WSH lead back. On Sunday they travel to the NYG for a very positive match-up! Look for Antonio to do it all for our DFS teams this Sunday!

Myles Gaskin MIA v NYJ (28th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,400)

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

Gaskin is putting together some nice weekly averages. Looking ahead to week 6 MIA finds themselves in a sweet spot. I fully expect Myles to see 15-16 touches and around 80 total scrimmage yards. In addition to price point I love the play.

Damien Harris NE v DEN (1st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,000)

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris

This game was originally suppose to be played last week. Instead both teams got bye weeks and will try again this Sunday. Harris was all the buzz last time out after getting 17 carries and accumulating 100 yards. With an extra week to prepare I’m counting on Harris to see a ton of touches in unison with James White.

D’Andre Swift DET @ JAX (24th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)

Detroit Lions rookie RB D’Andre Swift

Swift is no doubt the best pass catching back on this Lions team. When will the Lions let him loose and give him a full work load? For his price on both sites this week I’m willing to take that bet! #FreeSwift

Mike Boone MIN v ATL (23rd)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)

Minnesota Vikings RB Mike Boone

Dalvin Cook has already been ruled out for week 6. Enter Alexander Mattison! I say in walks Boone and matches Alex’s touches! The classic case of zigging when others zag! Boone has always been very productive when he sees the field. That’s the issue! With a healthy Cook it leaves Mike the odd man out. Week 6 is your DFS window for Boone!

Ke’Shawn Vaughn TB v GB (31st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

Let’s be honest, a large portion of us want Vaughn to be a thing. Well I do at least. Let me also say that if Leo Fournette is active Ke’Shawn is a non-factor.

Gus Edwards BAL @ PHI (12th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Baltimore Ravens RB Gus Edwards

The Ravens back-field has been a mystery so far this season. Fantasy players are currently dropping Mark Ingram. That’s how crazy this 2020 season has been so far. Gus is averaging 6.8 carries a game. Through the first few games Edwards has a 6.2 YPC. I like his odds this week in Philly.

WIDE RECEIVER

Davante Adams GB @ TB (10th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-8,000)

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

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

Justin Jefferson MIN v ATL (25th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$6,000)

Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson

Admittedly JJ’s price is towing the line for B&B but he’s under 6k at home against an awful Falcons team. He’s averaging 74.2 receiving a yards a game to go with 3.8 receptions a contest. Don’t think twice about it! ROSTER JJ in week 6!

Chase Claypool PIT v CLE (30th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,200)

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie WR Chase Claypool

What a coming out party for the kid in week 5! There’s nothing I can say you don’t already know. Give the rookie a shot in week 6 while his price is still manageable.

N’Keal Harry NE v DEN (27th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,500)

New England Patriots WR N’Keal Harry

I try and stay away from players who’s value is tied to another. Meaning, long as Cam Newton is the starting QB for the Pats I like Harry as a DFS play. Keep an eye on Cam the next few days. Nothing official yet either way.

Darnell Mooney CHI @ CAR (6th)(FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,000)

Chicago Bears Darnell Mooney

Did you know Mooney has been targeted 5 fives times in two of their last three games? He’s also played the 2nd most snaps of all the Chicago WR’s. Foles threw some awful passes last time out but with another week of practice under their belt here’s hoping for some chemistry!

Danny Amendola DET @ JAX (19th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,100)

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola

Danny will never put up WR1 numbers each week for your DFS team. He will however produce a safe floor at a low price enabling you to roster one, may two WR1’s! It’s strategic move this week!

Darrius Shepherd GB @ TB (10th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)

Green Bay Packers WR Darrius Shepherd

The Packers stud WR1, Adams, has practiced in full all week. Green Bay rarely gets into 3+ WR sets during the game. I still find some sort of value for Darrius here in week 6. He’s literally the cheapest you can get at WR.

TIGHT END

Mark Andrews BAL @ PHI (29th)(FD-$7,600)(DK-$6,500)

Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews

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

Tight end is a wasteland for cheaper options this week. So tread lightly!

Trey Burton IND v CIN (19th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,100)

Indianapolis Colts TE Trey Burton

Here’s a guy that’s always bugged the heck out of me. All the potential in the world but just can’t put it together. Always on and off the IR and injury reports. I know he can only do so much. Phil Rivers seemingly looks his way when he’s on the field. Whatever that’s worth.

Tyler Eifert JAX v DET (6th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,400)

Jacksonville Jaguars TE Tyler Eifert

Eifert didn’t practice Wednesday due to a neck stinger but reports out of Jacksonville are saying they aren’t worried about his status Sunday v the Lions. I have this odd feeling Tyler scores a few times Sunday. I don’t know! I can’t shake it!

Richard Rodgers PHI v BAL (17th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$2,500)

Philadelphia Eagles TE Richard Rodgers

I honestly have no idea what the heck is going on in Philly. Goedert is still not playing. Zach Ertz looks slow and washed. Something something Alshon Jeffery and DeSean Jackson. All in all it’s quite awful.

Irv Smith Jr. MIN v ATL (32nd)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,500)

Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr.

If the Irv Jr. breakout game doesn’t happen this week friends it’s not happening at all.

Nick Boyle BAL @ PHI (29th)(FD-$4,100)(DK-$2,500)

Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle

Boyle played 62 offensive snaps in week 5! His largest total of the season. We’ve seen Lamar feed Mark Andrews several times this season. Who’s to say PHI doesn’t take away Mark leaving Boyle open a time or two?

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 6! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 10/18 1p MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to lock on Sunday morning 10/18!

Draftkings 10/18 1p MAIN

Any questions or comments?

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

Find me on Twitter right here! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Or on DFScheatsheets.com https://twitter.com/dfscheatsheet1

Bottom of the Barrel WK5 (NFL DFS)

Bottom Of the Barrel WK5
10/5/2020
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

What a Sunday! What a weekend! What a week for Bottom of the Barrel!

It’s week 5 now and week 4 is behind us! We have to move fast in this fantasy football world! Only way to survive is planning ahead!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Patrick Mahomes KC v LV (9th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,700)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

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

Joe Burrow CIN @ BAL (22nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$6,000)

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow

Joe is the real deal! Burrow just set a rookie QB record! 3 straight 300 yard passing performances by a rookie QB. Playing in BAL is no easy task but let’s see what this rookie is all about! Joe should be lowed due to the match-up but I’m loving the potential in this one!

Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ ATL (32nd)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,900)

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy! It’s great to see him on the field and running around again isn’t it? Let’s be honest this Carolina team has a little momentum winning two in a row! They now head to ATL (0-4) and the match-up couldn’t be any better.. The Falcons are reeling, to say the least, while the Panthers putting it all together! No disrespect to Teddy but this play has everything to do with the match-up.

Phil Rivers IND @ CLE (30th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)

Indianapolis Colts QB Phillip Rivers

Phil is Phil! Sunday in CLE may just be the game we see the old bolo tie wearing gun slinger! CLE ranks 20th overall vs. the pass while Rivers sits around 7th in overall net passing yards per attempt. I know that’s a long shot statistic but it could be a perfect storm in Cleveland!

C.J. Beathard SF v MIA (29th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,300)

San Francisco 49ers QB CJ Beathard

Assuming Jimmy G is still out for week 5 and assuming Nick Mullens is benched for C.J. I really like this match-up. You know what they say when we assume? Makes an ass out of you and me. Get it?

Tua Tagovailoa MIA @ SF (8th)(FD-$6,200)(DK-$5,400)

Miami Dolphins rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

Dolphins coach Brian Flores hasn’t committed to a starter in week 5. The entire fantasy football community is on pins and needles waiting for Tua’s debut. I’m with you! Lets pay close attention to this one…

RUNNING BACK

Ezekiel Elliot DAL v NYG (17th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$7,800)

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot

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

D’Ernest Johnson CLE v IND (2nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,700)

Cleveland Browns RB D’Ernest Johnson

I’m sure you’ve heard Nick Chubb is on the IR. It’s very unfortunate but it’s now an opportunity for Johnson. Who filled in very well Sunday. To the tune of 13 carries for 95 yards. CLE has been very run heavy the first few games of the season. I don’t see that changing now. Hunt will no doubt see all the passing down work but what if I could promise you 10+ carries from D’Ernest?

J.K. Dobbins BAL v CIN (22nd)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,300)

Baltimore Ravens rookie RB J.K. Dobbins

Something has to give here right? Ingram, Gus and Dobbins are all in the mix. It’s driving JK owners nuts. Sunday v CIN should afford Dobbins more chances. With chances come opportunity. With opportunity comes fantasy points.

Reggie Bonnafon CAR @ ATL (13th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)

Carolina Rb Reggie Bonnafon

We all thought Reggie was CMC’s handcuff right? Come find out Mike Davis is good at football! Reggie caught a TD in week 4 then they sent him back down to the practice squad Monday. So if they call Reggie up again they have to keep him on the active roster or risk losing him on waivers. CMC is still a week out so I fully expect a Davis/Reggie backfield week 5 in ATL. It’s such a plus match-up both backs can be successful.

Brian Hill ATL v CAR (31st)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)

Atlanta Falcons RB Brian Hill

Hill was given some very high upside attempts Monday but fell short of anything productive. Which is fine. Just sets him up nice Sunday v CAR who just happens to be the worst graded team v pass catching RB’s. Carolina has given up 27 receptions to RB’s.

Jordan Wilkins IND @ CLE (27th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,000)

Indianapolis Colts RB Jordan Wilkins

A lot of you were upset with Jon Taylor’s usage Sunday and rightfully so. Hines and Wilkins received some major work behind him. Is that a sign of things to come? I doubt with a young stud like JT but we need to think ahead and prepare just in case.

Anthony McFarland Jr. PIT v PHI (19th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Anthony McFarland Jr.

James Connor is no doubt the lead back in PIT. McFarland and Snell split carries behind him Sunday. Anthony took advantage and did more with his carries then Snell. I have no issue putting McFarland in some of my GGP lines Sunday. I’m expecting the rookies first NFL touchdown at home this weekend! The word “electric” was also thrown around after his week 4 preformance!

WIDE RECEIVER

DeAndre Hopkins ARZ @ NYJ (10th)(FD-$8,700)(DK-$7,900)

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins

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

CeeDee Lamb DAL v NYG (19th)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$6,000)

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

Oh c’mon! CeeDee is still ONLY $5,900 on FanDuel? Fresh off a 5 reception, 79 yard and 2 touchdown game his price goes up only $300? It’s shocking quite frankly! He’s right on the cusp of being too much for B&B but until his price increases get used to seeing him here! Can you blame me?

Cole Beasley BUF @ TEN (21st)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,700)

Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley

I’ve never been big on Cole and I was wrong Sunday. This Buffalo team is very good and Josh Allen can support 3-4 WR’s! I know! It’s wild right? Cole is currently on pace for 1,000 yards too! Beasley will continue to be a favorite option for Allen moving forward and that alone makes him worth the price!

Tim Patrick DEN @ NE (24th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,400)

Denver Broncos WR Time Patrick

I could write and write about Tim and his prospects all day long. How many people would read it though? To keep it simple, Patrick lead the Broncos in targets, receptions and receiving yards Sunday. He looks to have a strong connection with young QB Brett Rypien. At his DFS price that’s enough for me to add him!

Hunter Renfrow LV @ KC (1st)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,900)

Las Vegas Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow

The Raiders rookie WR’s are still hurt it seems. Giving Hunter more playing time and targets. It’s a tough task Sunday vs. a fast and hungry KC secondary but Carr has looked fantastic to start the season. The snaps are there and the price is right!

Jeff Smith NYJ v ARZ (3rd)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,000)

New York Jets WR Jeff Smith

Who? How many people in the world do you think have this name? Jeff Smith! Another kid who has been thrust into a starting role due to injuries. Keep a close eye on Perriman. If he’s unable to play Sunday Mr. Smith will play opposite of Crowder and for this price you could do worse. Right?

Gabriel Davis BUF @ TEN (21st)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,400)

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Gabriel Davis

Gabe Davis played so well last Sunday I had to add him again! As I said above, Allen can support all these different combos of WR’s! Davis has no doubt carved out a role in Buffalo!

Isaiah Ford MIA @ SF (11th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,500)

Miami Dolphins WR Isaiah Ford

Has Ford taken over the WR2 role in MIA? Not sure. Has he taken to Chan Gailey’s offensive game plan? Absolutely! Whatever is going on I want a slice of it. Ford looks fast and elusive! He’s the reason I created this article!

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC v LV (8th)(FD-$7,800)(DK-$6,400)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

Aside from the no doubt must start stud TE’s this position is pretty shallow in week 5. I t would be rude of me to just skip it all together!

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

Jordan Akins HOU v JAX (24th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,300)

Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins

Akins suffered a concussion Sunday so keep an eye on him. This Sunday, week 5, against JAX is a very juicy match-up. If he plays he’s in my lineup.

Dawson Knox BUF @ TEN (25th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,600)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

Tyler Kroft BUF @ TEN (25th)(FD-$4,400)(DK-$3,000)

I’m going to lump both Buffalo TE’s together here if you don’t mind? What are the chances we see a repeat of a few weeks ago and both BUF TE catch a TD? I’d say not half bad given the match-up!

Blake Bell DAL v NYG (9th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,800)

Dallas Cowboys TE Blake Bell

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of Blake Bell? That’s what I thought! Dallas welcomes the Giants to Jerry World Sunday in an NFC East match-up. It has all the makings of Zeke Elliot game here. In turn, screams 2-3 TD game from their TE’s! Shultz is the TE1 in Dallas but don’t forget about Bell!

Dan Arnold ARZ @ NYJ (18th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$3,200)

Arizona Cardinals TE Dan Arnold

Dan Connor AKA Dan Arnold makes his return to B&B simply due to match-up. The O/U in this one sits at 48.5 points as of now. It just screams Cardinals blow out doesn’t it?

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 5! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 10/11 Main

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 10/8 and Sunday morning 10/11!

Draftkings Main 10/11

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I Hate Fantasy Football Players THE END!

I Hate Fantasy Football Players pt. 3
10/3/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

When’s the last time a sequel was better then the original? When you enter into trilogy territory that’s when you know you’ve got a hit!

Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Godfather, Back to the Future and The Mighty Ducks are all on the list of greatest movie combos ever. If you’re into 1980’s horror slasher flicks like me, then a trilogy has a greater meaning! Halloween, Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street.

I’ve always antiquated football with the fall. The fall with horror movies. I Hate Fantasy Football Players deserved a third part thus, making it a trilogy. When discussing horror movie trilogies there are a few rules to discuss.

If you missed the first two here there are! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/i-hate-fantasy-football-players/nfl/05/

Here is #2! https://www.dfscheatsheet.com/i-still-hate-fantasy-football-players/nfl/05/

 

1. Sex = Death
2. Don’t drink and do drugs
3. Never say “I’ll be right back!”
4. Sequels are always bigger and bloodier
5. Sequel killers are basically superhuman
6. Anyone can die in a sequel

On social media you see everything! On social media anything goes. I look at fantasy football on Twitter and Facebook as being in an actual horror movie! The owners listed below are the same as a masked man carrying a large knife! They will chase you down, cause anxiety and murder your fantasy football joy!

1. Glad it’s a free league guy

I’m no big shot. I truly understand the excitement of drafting and building a team. Certain website allow you to draft at an instant. In turn you get people racking up 20-25+ free leagues and deserting most of them by week 3. Not to be rude but that’s none of my business. What is our business are all the preposterous trade offer screen shots littering social media. I don’t know about you but it tests my patience. Would you send and accept half the offers you receive if your current home league was free?

2. “Thoughts” guy

Literally the worst! From what I’ve seen a lot of fantasy football groups on social media have banned this exact statement! Made this trade, thoughts? Most of these questions don’t include league size, scoring format or current roster. At this point in the article hopefully you’re upset. Just as pissed as I am! Please dear Lord don’t be thoughts guy! It’s lazy and upsets people! Most of the time there is a huge fight in the comment section. People get upset and they answer with a smartass reply. That leads to more smartass comments and before you know it there’s a full blown Royal Rumble going on.

3. Will I win guy?

My worst fear!

If you have to ask probably not. Before we jump to conclusions I do get the idea. Some of us are wound tight. We get nervous. We want others to back us up. In all my years of playing fantasy football I’ve never seen anything good come from this question. In today’s day and age of social media you’ll always wind getting made fun of and/or put down. Trolls right? They are everywhere!

4. Get back in 5 guy

Ghosting 101…

We all know what this is. The blow off move. When another team owner is scared or doesn’t want to hurt your feelings, “I’ll be right baaaaaaack!” No you won’t!

5. Over thinking guy

Start? Sit? Add? Drop?

Hopefully by now you understand I’m not putting anybody down. Heck, I’ve done each and every one of these! Over thinking anything is just a by product of being thorough. Wanting to be absolutely right in every way. Which as you know is impossible! If it seems too good to be true it usually is. If it feels off and not right it usually is. With fantasy sports so prevalent on social media now a days a quick poll should do the trick. Or a quick message to your most trusted friend. Nothing good comes from over thinking. It creates unwanted stress and anxiety. The whole point of this is fun! Connecting with others. Building relationships with others. Make a decision and stick with it! Easier said then done I know but just try it this week! Lets see what happens.

6. Toilet tinkered guy

Where some of my best ideas come!

Some of my best work is done on the toilet! Not bring crass or rude, it’s just the truth! We can tinker with our seasonal lineups and our DFS lines and both are deadly! Everybody has a smart phone. Meaning we have everything at our finger tips at a moments notice! Games, banking apps, news apps, sports apps and our fantasy sports apps. Oh! What better time to check the waiver wire while we have a few moments alone on the toilet right? I set my seasonal lineup Sunday night or Monday morning for the following week. I check back Tuesday to get in my waiver claims. Wednesday morning I shuffle my roster around and leave it be! Sunday morning I check the news and injuries and give it one last look over before lock at 1p EST. My point, if we make our decisions early in the week they come from a place of confidence! A gut reaction that is normally right and spot on! When it comes to DFS enter enter all week then edit right before lock. Tinkering will be the death of your team. Unless that’s the fun?

7. Victory lap guy

This is a huge topic of discussion on social media. For those of you who don’t know let me briefly explain. A victory lap is just a told you so. A parade thrown for yourself after getting a certain projection or ranking correct. For example, “Ahhhh I told you Ke’Shawn Vaughn wasn’t a top-10 dynasty rookie RB!”. Vaughn has been in street clothes so far this season meaning the victory lappers have decided enough time has passed to solidify their stance on him. I’m being objective here! No opinion one way or another. Just shining light on the topic. Most recently victory lappers will now ask ahead of time. For example, “May I take my victory lap on Brandin Cooks now?” which is very thoughtful and we all appreciate you! In some cases the victory lapper will lay out their plans, “If Julian Edleman doesn’t catch 10 passes today I’m going to take my victory lap.” Another nice and thoughtful idea. I’ve also noticed their have been a few rules placed on victory lapping. To me, the most important one, the injury victory lap. Don’t victory lap when a player gets hurt. That’s in poor taste right? Overall I find the victory lap very perplexing.

8. Inappropriate group chat guy

We all know this guy. Most of the time we tell each other, “Oh don’t mind Steve he’s a miserable human being to begin with!” Steve is always sending awful meme’s or sexually explicit photos/videos in you leagues group chat. In certain cases that’s all he’s known for. We even stick up for him in advance of said meme’s and gif’s. “I want to warn you Chris, Steve is a little off and he says weird things sometimes.” It helps soften the blow. If you’re reading this and laughing hysterically saying, “dang that’s funny but we don’t have a guy like Steve in our group chat!” Then you’re Steve! You’re the inappropriate group chat guy! Never change Steve!

9. Neglects an entire position guy

This one is exactly what you think it is! Zero RB guy! Or zero WR guy. Let’s fool around during the draft and try to outsmart everybody else! In the end it never works out well. Let’s say over the years a team was orphaned in your league. New owner comes in and trades most of the talent away. In turn, they have Julio Jones, Davante Adams and Michael Thomas at WR. Pretty sweet right? Until you notice their starting RB’s are Frank Gore and LeSean McCoy. A top heavy team that never really competes due to neglect at one position. Again, it’s none of my business how you run your team. That’s the beauty of this! We’re our own teams general manager! Just bringing awareness.

10. Commish with no plan guy

Full disclosure, I was struggling with the last, “Guy” on this list. Ten is just a nice round number. When have you read a list that ended with nine. After the breaking news Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19 and the New England at Kansas City was delayed a lot of fantasy managers were scrambling for replacements. Even more so after the postponement of Pittsburgh at Tennessee. Throughout the weekend I’ve seen a ton of advice and overall disappointment in leagues commissioners. Rightfully so if you’re now left holding you hat with an incomplete roster. We all knew this 2020 NFL season was going to be unlike any season we’ve experienced before. Certain votes were cast before the draft and some after. Any way you slice it we need contingency plans. Anything! To sit back and do nothing isn’t fair. It’s not right to us and all fantasy managers alike.

Is it over?

Hope you had fun! Is the idea now dead? Like Michael Myers at the end of Halloween? Who knows! You’ll just have to wait and see!

Thank you for reading! Any questions or comments?

Did I miss someone? Who would you add? Let’s talk about it!

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Bottom of the Barrel WK4 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel
9/28/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

I’ve long said what we do as fantasy sports writers is fleeting and quite fickle. Things change so fast day to day we don’t have long to bask in our glory. It’s a good pace if we fail miserably.

Regardless, we need to find common ground. Somewhere between, “I’m good at what I do.” or along the lines of, “Just following the numbers.”

We’re entering week 4 of the NFL season and little has taken shape. You read that right! The injuries have been piling up. With that comes opportunity! It’s up to us to be aware of the depth on each team and specifically on a positional basis!

Let’s take a look at week 4 and where we can take advantage of those opportunities!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Lamar Jackson BAL @ WSH (21st)(FD-$9,600)(DK-$8,100)

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

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

Jared Goff LAR v NYG (11th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,700)

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

Goff and the Rams fell behind big to Buffalo then came alive. That was last week and this is now week 4. The Giants got absolutely hammered by San Francisco Sunday. Nick Mullens threw for 343 yards while their RB’s went nuts. What do you think Goff can do?

Matthew Stafford DET v NO (28th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)

Detroit QB Matthew Stafford

We’re three weeks in and Stafford hasn’t looked right to me. I can’t put my finger on. Getting sacked and throwing awful interceptions. Regardless, Matt had a great showing Sunday in Arizona. 22 completions and 8.7 yards per attempt. With Kenny G back expect the Stat-pad-ford of old moving forward! New Orleans comes to town week 4 and I’m fully expecting 250+ passing yards and 2 TD passes as his floor in this one!

Ryan Fitzpatrick MIA v SEA (31st)(FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,400)

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Miami’s passing attack is coming together! Right? I mean Fitz has gone over 24 fantasy points his last two games. Ryan is averaging 8 yards per attempt and 226 yards a game. We all know the wheels are going to come off at a certain point but I’m riding it until they do! Sunday MIA is home vs. an awesomely talented offensive SEA team. Their defense however not so much. The Seahawks are giving up, on average, 28 points a game.

Baker Mayfield CLE @ DAL (30th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,800)

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

This one here isn’t so much about Baker but the Cowboys defense. In the first three week of the season they’ve given up 97 points! Ninety seven! Do the math that’s 32+ points a game! If my O/U math is correct this one sits at 55.5. Highest of the day, at this point. 31-28 final here I’m going to guess. Roster Baker in week 4! Off the record, I actually like all of Bakers commercials! Have you seen the new book club one? Classic Baker!

RUNNING BACK

Ezekiel Elliot DAL v CLE (29th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,300)

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot

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

Carlos Hyde SEA @ MIA (15th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,300)

Seattle Seahawks RB Carlos Hyde

This one is super simple. Chris Carson got gator rolled. Was super nasty and quite dirty if you ask me. Thankfully, Carson will be fine. Knee sprain out 1-2 weeks. In the meantime this Seattle offense is averaging 37 points a game. I’d want any part of it I could get!

Alexander Mattison MIN @ HOU (28th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,000)

Minnesota Vikings RB Alexander Mattison

Dalvin Cook is the play here but that’s not Bottom of the Barrel way! Cook has scored 20.8 fantasy points a game so far. Houston is allowing the 5th most fantasy points (27.4) a game to the opposing teams backfield! Last I checked Mattison is part of the MIN backfield! Look for the Vikes to open up their playbook Sunday. 0-4 would be an absolute disaster!

Myles Gaskin MIA v SEA (5th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$5,000)

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

Scroll up to the Ryan Fitzpatrick section. Ok good you’re back! Same principles apply! Myles carried the ball 22 times Sunday and caught 5 passes! If that’s the case again in week 4 I’m expecting some big numbers out of Gaskin! He also saw a 74.5% snap share. I’m telling you now get in now on the ground floor! Before his price goes way up!

Chase Edmonds ARZ @ CAR (31st)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,200)

Arizona Cardinals RB Chase Edmunds

This is strictly a gut call. Drake is the RB1 and seeing all the work. Chase gets a few looks a game and I firmly believe he explodes for one in Carolina Sunday. Full disclosure, his price on FD is too steep for me. DK play only.

Travis Homer SEA @ MIA (16th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)

Seattle Seahawks RB Travis Homer

How are the targets and touches going to pan out in the Seattle backfield? Maybe a Homer/Hyde combo? Whatever the case may be I want all the SEA offense I can get right now! Homer has a legit shot of seeing RB1 duties Sunday with Carson out.

Latavius Murray NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,900)

New Orleans Saints RB Latavius Murray

What’s funny is the fact I thought Arizona was going to hammer the Lions Sunday. I think the Saints are going to wail on Detroit this Sunday! Alvin has looked like the best player in football. So much so what’s the use in playing Murray? Latavius has seen double digit touches in back to back weeks now. Plenty of room for him Sunday in Detroit!

J.J. Taylor NE @ KC (18th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,000)

New England Patriots RB J.J. Taylor

Pay close attention to Damien Harris and his availability this coming Sunday. Same with James White. If both men are still out I’d take a flyer on JJ in a massive GPP. Rex Burkhead scored three times Sunday! Why can’t JJ? That’s normally how this team rolls!

WIDE-RECEIVER

Michael Thomas NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$7,600)

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas

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

CeeDee Lamb DAL v CLE (24th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,400)

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

Lamb has looked awesome! Catching 16 of his 21 targets to start the season for 230 yards and a TD. Lamb will go face to face with a CLE defense that’s given up 5 TD’s to opposing WR’s. Lamb finds the end zone this week! Book it!

Justin Jefferson MIN @ HOU (9th)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$5,200)

Minnesota Vikings rookie WR Justin Jefferson

Why hello there Mr. Jefferson! What a coming out party! Have you noticed its taken a few weeks for these blue chip rookies to get going? No looking back now! Justin will be in ALL my lines until his price is raised!

Tre’Quan Smith NO @ DET (24th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,000)

New Orleans Saints WR Tre’Quan Smith

Smith hasn’t hit that 75yd homerun of a TD yet this season! The targets are there! Alvin Kamara is as well. Don’t fret don’t frown Sunday in Detroit is Tre’Quan’s time!

James Washington PIT @ TEN (19th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,800)

Pittsburgh Steelers WR James Washington

Did you know James led the team in targets and receptions Sunday? Juju is the big dog on this team in terms of receiving BUT if Diontae can’t play due to a concussion then watch out for Washington.

Adam Humphries TEN v PIT (25th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Tennessee Titans WR Adam Humphries

Adam has taken full advantage of a AJ Brown-less Titans team. He’s also their full time slot guy now. At these bottom of the barrel prices sing me up!

Gabriel Davis BUF @ OAK (3rd)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,200)

Buffalo Bills rookie WR Gabriel Davis

This new Buffalo Bills passing game is making a star out of everyone! Again, pay close attention to John Brown and his status Sunday. If he’s out I’m firing up Davis in any and all lineups! He’s not a flash in the pan folks, this kid is here to stay!

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC v NE (5th)(FD-$7,600)(DK-$6,800)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

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

Dalton Schultz DAL v CLE (28th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,300)

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz

Dalton is seeing a ton of volume, target wise. I know the excitement around him heading into week 3 was very high. Be patient and go back to the well this weekend. Cleveland has surrendered 22 catches and 3 total TD’s to the TE position already this season.

Logan Thomas WSH v BAL (30th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,500)

Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas

His volume alone makes him a play. Add in his cheap pricing across the platform and bam you have your DFS TE for week 4!

Dawson Knox BUF @ OAK (11th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,500)

Buffalo Bills TE Dawson Knox

Something something Josh Allen something something MVP.

Dan Arnold ARZ @ CAR (4th)(FD-$4,300)(DK-$2,700)

DFS is all a matter of perspective and opportunity. With Maxx Williams on IR, set to miss 3 weeks, that makes Dan Arizona’s TE1. This offense starts and ends with Hopkins and Drake but at these prices who’s to say Arnold can’t be productive!

Gerald Everett LAR v NYG (6th)(FD-$4,200)(DK-$2,500)

Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett

Nothing special to say here. Only the fact the Giants are in town after taking a drubbing at the hands of San Francisco. Does Everett get loose for a TD?

Adam Trautman NO @ DET (12th)(FD-$4,000)(DK-$2,500)

New Orleans Saints rookie TE Adam Trautman

Adam might be my favorite cheapy TE play of the weekend! As I’ve said before this DFS game is all about opportunity! If Cook can’t play then I’m locking Adam in all of my lines!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 4! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 10/04 1p MAIN

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 10/1 and Sunday morning 10/4!

Draftkings 10/04 1p MAIN

Any questions or comments?

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Hammer Time (NFL wk3)

Hammer Time
9/24/20
Anthony Joseph Volanti https://twitter.com/A_Volanti4390

Welcome back to DFS CheatSheet’s Hammer Time with the Gambling Guru! Each week, I’ll share my favorite bets to help give you an edge over the oddsmakers. Because let’s be honest, the only thing better than watching football is winning some money on it. LET’S GOOO!

*Note: The odds listed are accurate as of the time of writing, but the market is subject to change—shop around for the best lines. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Week 2 Betting Recap:
Wow. What a huge week for the Gambling Guru (and you, if you’ve been following my best bets and player props). First, the Nick Chubb to score the 1st TD prop (+400 at DraftKings and +650 on FanDuel) hit on Thursday night. That was a nice payout, especially if you did the max $20 for the DraftKings promo or took advantage of the higher odds on FanDuel. The Chubb over 71.5 rushing yards also smashed. The Joe Burrow over 23.5 rushing yards narrowly missed—at one point in the game he actually had it before taking a loss on a subsequent play—and the Same Game Parlay missed one leg because the total points went over. That provided a profitable 2-3 start to the weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow

On Sunday, my best bets were split down the middle, but injuries to Saquon Barkley, Parris Campbell were partly to blame. Green Bay and San Francisco easily covered, while Kansas City avoided an upset and Tennessee pushed in the teaser. But we also learned just how bad Minnesota and Philadelphia are this year; the Vikings and Eagles are officially on the list of teams I can’t trust. Miami got a backdoor cover against Buffalo that I’m going to chalk up to a combination of Ryan Fitz“magic” and the game delay caused by the wild weather. However you slice it, it’s a lackluster 11-12 performance in the main slate.

The Monday night game was the big winner, however, as almost all of my player props hit. Alvin Kamara scored the first touchdown (+550 at DraftKings) then scored a second time (+600 at FanDuel). If you bet both props and Kamara to score at any time (a mispriced -105 at FanDuel), you had a big day. Kamara also crushed his over 4.5 receptions, 37.5 receiving yards, and 90.5 total yards props. Likewise, Josh Jacobs hit the over on 2.5 receptions, 68.5 rushing yards, and 85.5 total yards. He failed to find the end zone and narrowly missed his over 17.5 receiving yards line with 17 yards, which killed 3 props. Still, that’s a dominant 9-3 finish to the Week 2.

Week 2 Record: 22-18 (55%)

Let’s see if we can keep it going for Week 3, starting with some TNF props…

TNF Player Props and Bets: MIA @ JAX

Miami Dolphins RB Myles Gaskin

· Myles Gaskin over 16.5 receiving yards (-122 at FanDuel)
· Myles Gaskin over 2.5 receptions (-148 at DraftKings)
· Mike Gesicki over 51.5 receiving yards (-110 at FanDuel)
· Over 48.5 total points (-110 at DraftKings)
· MIA +3 (-110 at DraftKings)
Minshew Mania may be in full effect, but Jacksonville’s defense is still a bottom feeder. So far this season, running backs have gashed the Jaguars when catching balls out of the backfield. Myles Gaskin has been impressive thus far as the surprise starter in Miami, so I expect that to continue tonight. Sure, there’s always a slim chance that receiving back specialist Matt Brieda steals the show, I’m confident coach Brian Flores will ride the hot hand. I think Gaskin goes over 2 receptions and smashes the receiving yards line (I’d even bet it up to 20 yards if the line continues to move). I also love Mike Gesicki to hit on his 49.5 receiving yards prop. Through two games, the Dolphins young tight end has been targeted 16 times, logging 160 yards on 11 receptions. DeVante Parker was removed from the injury report Wednesday, but playing on a short week after fighting through a hamstring injury only boosts the odds for Gesicki to be the focal point of this passing attack led by Fitz“magic”. I anticipate a high-scoring, messy affair. I’ll take the points with the Dolphins simply because I believe in the coaching staff. Fear the beard, fade the ’stache, and hammer these bets.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew

That’s all for now. Check back next week for more favorite picks and player props.

The Gambling Guru’s cumulative record for the 2020 NFL season heading into week 3 is 32-25, hitting on 56% of his bets.

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Bottom of the Barrel WK3 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel
9/23/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Awful. Shocking. Painful. Nightmare. Just a few words to explain NFL week 2 on Sunday.

Much like anything unpleasant we need to forgive. That doesn’t mean we forget. Only means we grow and learn and file it away as a mistake. Exactly what we should do ahead of week 3. It will test our resolve, our attitude and also our moods. Brighter days are ahead.

Let’s get into Bottom of the Barrel week 3!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Lamar Jackson BAL vs. KC (FD-$9,400)(DK-$8,200)(DK-$9,400)

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

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

Jared Goff LAR @ BUF (29th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,600)

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

Goff hasn’t thrown a ton through the first two weeks but he’s been very efficient! In Buffalo this week isn’t a juicy match-up but that only interests me more for DFS purposes!

Mitchell Trubisky CHI @ ATL (25th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$5,700)

Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky

Oh boy! Mitch Mitch Mitch oh how I loathe thee. Trubisky has an outstanding match-up Sunday in ATL. A Falcons team that completely folded Sunday in Dallas. In week 1 they gave up 38 to SEA then 40 even in Dallas. Playing Mitch has everything to do with Atlanta not so much Mitch and the Bears.

Justin Herbert LAC v CAR (12th)(FD-$7,200)(DK-$5,900)

Los Angeles Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert

I wrote my notes over the weekend having no idea what the Charger team doctor had done. I have no words really. Herbert looked fantastic on Sunday v KC. I fully expect the coaching staff to open it up and let Justin do his thing.

Daniel Jones NYG v SF (15th)(FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,500)

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

This one has so many layers to it! Saquon is on IR. Bosa is on the IR. Where does that leave Danny Dimes? Without Barkley what does the NYG offense look like? More passing I’d assume right?

Jeff Driskel DEN v TB (22nd)(FD-$6,500)(DK-$5,300)

Denver Broncos QB Jeff Driskel

Another tough real life situation has given Jeff the starting nod this weekend at home vs. TB. Some guys are really good back QB’s! Does Jeff fit in that category? Only time will tell but I do love his price in our lines! KJ Hamler, Noah Fant, Jerry Jeudy and Melvin Gordon III are all at Jeff’s disposal.

RUNNING BACK

Ezekiel Elliot DAL @ SEA (29th)(FD-$9,000)(DK-$8,300)

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliot

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

Mike Davis CAR @ LAC (6th)(FD-$6,000)(DK-$5,100)

Carolina Panther RB Mike Davis

Sometimes injuries open the door for certain players and we get all wide eyed and bushy tailed. This article doesn’t necessarily mean I’m all in on these guys. What if I took the time to mention a player for the sole purpose of telling you to fade him? That’s what I’m doing here. Fade Davis!

Devin Singletary BUF v LAR (21st)(FD-$5,900)(DK-$4,900)

Buffalo Bills RB Devin Singletary

Moss or Devin? Devin or Moss? That’s the question here right? Both have a favorable match-up Sunday v the Rams. Between the two I’m rolling with Devin.

Jerick McKinnon SF @ NYG (7th)(FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,900)

San Francisco 49ers RB Jerick McKinnon

Another team hit hard by the week 2 injuries, San Francisco. Their RB1 and 2, Mostert and Coleman. In walks McKinnon! Who has look explosive if I may say! Recent news has come down saying Jeff Wilson Jr., “could see the most action” in week 3. To me, all this is doing is throwing people off Jerick’s sent. The upside and his price makes this a homerun!

Antonio Gibson WSH @ CLE (14th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,700)

Washington rookie RB Antonio Gibson

The Browns defense through two weeks has been no slouch. Especially v rush yards. The volume Gibson will see Sunday alone makes him a nice play. 15 carries 5 targets?

D’Andre Swift DET @ ARZ (22nd)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,000)

Detroit Lions rookie RB D’Andre Swift

Let’s be honest, the Lions look awful. So why am dropping Swift as a DFS start on Sunday? I fully expect ARZ to put up 40+ points on Sunday. In turn Stafford, the WR core and Swift will be on the field A LOT! Its elementary dear Watson!

Jeff Wilson Jr. SF @ NYG (7th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,000)

Wilson was a late addition to B&B given the news from the San Francisco Chronicle. It briefly stated Wilson could see a bulk of the workload this week in New York. I’ve learned over the years to take this kind of thing with a grain of salt. Although we still need to prepare. My friends over at Rotoballer and their thoughts on Wilson. https://www.rotoballer.com/jeff-wilson-jr-rb-sf-week-3-waiver-wire-pickups/784347

WIDE RECEIVER

DeAndre Hopkins ARZ v DET (19th)(FD-$8,500)(DK-$7,900)

Arizona Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins

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

CeeDee Lamb DAL @ SEA (28th)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,400)

Dallas Cowboys rookie WR CeeDee Lamb

Lamb has been a pleasant surprise hasn’t he? We all had our own expectations for him headed into the season and it’s nice when something goes according to plan! The Seattle secondary is far removed from the Legion of Boom days.

Darius Slayton NYG v SF (20th)(FD-$5,500)(DK-$4,900)

New York Giants WR Darious Slayton

Strange enough I just had a conversation with a friend on twitter about Slayton! Darius is dependent on big plays. The textbook boom/bust play. So we have to be careful and pick out spots with him. The 49ers are fantastic up front even with the loss of Bosa. I have an odd feeling Darius gets loose on a 50-60 yard TD this weekend.

Tre’Quan Smith NO v GB (32nd)(FD-$5,400)(DK-$4,200)

New Orleans Saint WR Tre’Quan Smith

How many of you watched Monday Night Football? Saints v Raiders. I had a blast watching the game and I kept a close eye on Tre’Quan. While Thomas sits Smith will be relevant. I think it would be smart of Sean Payton and Brees to get Smith more involved Sunday v GB!

Corey Davis TEN @ MIN (23rd)(FD-$5,300(DK-$5,200)

Tennessee Titan WR Corey Davis

Is this the real deal? Is Davis finally breaking out? Who the heck knows! We’ve been talking about it for years! I know this will sound weird but it’s not business if Corey is here to stay. All I care about is this Sunday! Titans in Minnesota is a plus PLUS match-up! 29th overall ranked defense kind of plus. Back to back weeks with a TD for Corey coming right up!

Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC v MIA (9th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,300)

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed how the Jags have used Laviska the first 2 games of the season. What excites me most is the fact Jacksonville is just learning what a Swiss army knife Shenault can be!

Curtis Samuel CAR @ LAC (8th)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)

Carolina Panther WR Curtis Samuel

What if I told you Carolina is going to use Curtis as a running back AND a wide receiver Sunday? He’s no CMC but at his price and potential usage could be a perfect storm!

TIGHT END

George Kittle SF @ NYG (5th)(FD-$7,500)(DK-$6,300)

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

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

Logan Thomas WSH @ CLE (26th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$3,700)

Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas

Haskins targeted Logan nine times last week! That’s fantastic for any skill position let alone the tight-end! Have you seen his price on FD and DK this weekend? You’d be negligent not to roster him!

Dalton Schultz DAL @ SEA (21st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,500)

Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz

Dalton is the de-facto TE in Dallas now without Jarwin. Yeah yeah Seattle I hear you. For these prices you’re only looking for a few grabs. Consider that done!

Drew Sample CIN @ PHI (30th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,500)

Cincinnati Bengal TE Drew Sample

You know what I just thought of? Why are my B&B plays this week so closely connected to our seasonal waiver wire adds this week? Free and/or cheap plays with added targets and touches that’s why!

Eric Ebron PIT v HOU (23rd)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,300)

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Ebron

Houston is allowing 12+ fantasy points to opposing TE’s so far this season.

O.J. Howard TB @ DEN (27th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,500)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE OJ Howard

This is just my goodbye to OJ Howard. He can be dropped in any and all formats now. My love for him goes back quite some time. I thought you were the one OJ. I’m heartbroken.

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 3! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

Fanduel 9/27 Main

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 9/24 and Sunday morning 9/27!

Draftkings 9/27 Main

Any questions or comments?

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Hammer Time (NFL wk2)

Hammer Time (NFL wk2)
9/18/20
Anthony Joseph Volanti https://twitter.com/A_Volanti4390

Welcome back to DFS CheatSheet’s Hammer Time with the Gambling Guru! Each week, I’ll share my favorite bets to help give you an edge over the oddsmakers. Because let’s be honest, the only thing better than watching football is winning some money on it. LET’S GOOO!

*Note: The odds listed are accurate as of the time of writing, but the market is subject to change—shop around for the best lines. Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Note from the editor. As the season starts to pick back up so will our DFS play and our prop bets. Play safe and have fun! https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Week 1 Betting Recap:
We started off hot last week, hitting on 4 of 5 Thursday Night Football bets but then a few upsets ruined our Sunday picks. Clyde Edwards-Helaire didn’t score first in the season opener as we’d hoped, but he did find the endzone eventually. The Chiefs covered the -9.5 spread (as if there was any doubt) and propelled the game over the alternate line of 49.5 points to help us hit on a same game parlay. Will Fuller was one of the few bright spots for the Texans, finishing with well over the 63.5 receiving yards prop he pegged him for.

On Sunday, the Bears squeaked out a victory with a late comeback and an ugly drop by Lions rookie running back De’Andre Swift. The Packers handled the Vikings easily, courtesy of Aaron Rodgers, who channeled his 2011 self and exposed Minnesota’s leaky secondary. Rodgers finished the day with a whopping stat line: 364 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a 72.7% completion percentage. The Seahawks did indeed “let Russ cook,” and the result was a spectacular cover of the -2.5 spread in a high-scoring affair against the Falcons. In hindsight, this should have been marked as the best bet for Week 1. Atlanta’s offense is high-powered, but their defense is still abysmal, so I’m not sure why so much money was coming in on them.

On the player prop side, we only hit on 2 of 7 bets, but were close on most of the ones we missed. Josh Jacobs had a field day, as predicted, and easily went over his 77.5 rushing yards prop. Diggs did indeed feed on the Jets weak secondary, surpassing his 51.5 receiving yards prop. Todd Gurley just missed his 57.5 rushing yards prop and Aaron Jones did not find the endzone. That shouldn’t come as a surprise though, given the stats that the passing game put up in both affairs. In the night cap, Jared Goff also fell several yards short of his 285.5 passing yards line.

Now, for our biggest busts of the week: DeSean Jackson and the Indianapolis Colts.

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

Jackson was on a limited snap count during the game, but coach Pederson assured the media his snaps would increase each week—that would have been nice to know ahead of time. At any rate, the Washington Football Team kept Jackson locked down. Credit to Washington’s defense for penetrating the Eagles decimated offensive line and to their offense for scoring 27 unanswered points in the franchise’s biggest comeback since 1955. Last, but not least, we had the major upset of the week: the hapless Jacksonville Jaguars triumphed over Philip Rivers d the Indianapolis Colts. Is Minshew Mania real? We’ll find out in the coming weeks, but this was an ugly gambling casualty in week 1. Hopefully, not everyone went as all in as I did on the Colts.

Overall, we finished with an admirable 10-7 record for week 1. Hey, 59% ain’t too shabby. Let’s see how we fare in week 2!

Spreads:
· MIN +3 (+121 at DraftKings with 25% profit boost promo): Both of these teams will be looking to make a statement after being embarrassed last week. I know that I trashed Minnesota’s secondary earlier, but Rivers is past his prime and Indianapolis has a subpar pass attack at best. The Colts could barely muster 20 points against the worst team in the NFL last week. So I will take the points with the better team. Hammer the Vikings. Bonus: Take advantage of the $50 pre-game money line promo on FanDuel (details below).

Minnesota Vikings RB Dalvin Cook

· GB -6 (+113 at DraftKings with 25% profit boost promo): I was admittedly low on Green Bay coming into the season—they benefited last season from a weak schedule and won a handful of games by one score. But Rodgers is disgruntled (and who can blame him) after the bizarre draft decisions the front office made, and that appears to have lit a fire under him. He went wild in week 1, proving he’s still elite. I think that continues in week 2 against the swiss cheese secondary in Detroit. 6 points is too small of a handicap, so I’ll take the Packers over the Lions. Go Pack, Go! Bonus: Take advantage of the $50 pre-game money line promo on FanDuel (details below).

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones

· BUF -5.5 (+114 at DraftKings with 25% profit boost promo): I really like Brian Flores, but the Dolphins are still in rebuilding mode and the Bills see an opportunity to remain undefeated and start the season 2-0 in a division that’s been dominated by New England for the last two decades. Miami only put up 11 points against the Patriots defense last week and they’ll have a tougher ask against Buffalo. Give me the Bills as an under-a-touchdown favorite.

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen

· PHI +3 (-119 at DraftKings with 25% profit boost promo on the adjusted line): My beloved birds betrayed me last week, but the starting line for this is a huge overcorrection. Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, and Derek Barnett are back, so I’ll hammer the homer pick.

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders

· SF -6 (-104 at DraftKings with 25% profit boost promo on the adjusted line): San Francisco is eager to erase the memory of their ugly loss last week and prove that there is no such thing as a Super Bowl hangover. They’ll bounce back this week in a big way against New York’s “offensive genius” Adam Gase.

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

Teasers/Parlays:
· TEN -3 / KC -2.5 teaser (-132 at DraftKings): I refuse to buy in on the Jaguars and I think the Titans are still being underappreciated on the market. Kansas City is also far and away better than the team rebuilding in Los Angeles. My only concern about these spreads is a backdoor cover, so let’s erase that by taking the two together in a 6-point teaser. You might also consider a money line parlay at worse odds (-162) if you want to play it extra safe. I’m confident enough to go with the bigger payout. Bonus: Take advantage of the $50 pre-game money line promo on FanDuel (details below).

Tennessee Titan QB Ryan Tannehill

Noteworthy sports-book promos this week for existing users:
· DraftKings Profit Bonus: 25% profit bonus on every week 2 game. This boost applies to player props as well, but you can only use the boost once so choose wisely. See the DraftKings Sportsbook app for details and full terms.
· DraftKings 1st TD Scorer Promo: Bet on the first TD scorer and if your bet doesn’t hit but the player scores at any time in the game win your wager back. See the DraftKings Sportsbook app for details and full terms.
· FanDuel Same Game Parlay $10 Credit: Place a $20+ same game parlay of 3+ legs with minimum +200 final odds and get a free $10 site credit. See the FanDuel Sportsbook app for details and full terms.
· FanDuel 35+ Point Profit Bonus: Place a pre-game $50 money line wager on any team and if your team scores 35+ points, win double the winnings. See the FanDuel Sportsbook app for details and full terms.

That’s all for now. Check back this weekend for more player props on Sunday’s games!

The Gambling Guru’s cumulative record for the 2020 NFL season so far is 10-7, hitting on 59% of his bets.

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Bottom of the Barrel WK2 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel
9/14/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

That was fun! How did you do? Good or bad we have another chance later this week! That’s the beauty of daily fantasy sports! To be honest we have 15+ weeks left to get it right!

I’d love to hear any comments or testimonials how Bottom of the Barrel worked out for you in week 1! Thank you for all the support! If you keep reading I’ll keep writing!

These first few weeks of the NFL season are always the toughest DFS wise. Teams are still working out their positional rotations. Coaches are still apprehensive to give players a full work-load. As the weeks continue adding up so will our bankroll!

Enough with the nonsense! Lets dig into week 2! The match-ups are waiting!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Lamar Jackson BAL @ HOU (FD-$9,500)(DK-$8,200)

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

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

Phil Rivers IND v MIN (FD-$7,100)(DK-$5,900)

Indianapolis Colts QB Phillip Rivers

The more things change the more they stay the same. Case and point, Phil Rivers. He’s going to continue throwing the ball 40+ times a game. As the Colts get more familiar with each other the fantasy point will follow! MIN is 27th overall v the pass. Sneaky good week ahead for Mr. Bolo Tie!

Gardner Minshew II JAC @ TEN (FD-$7,000)(DK-5,800)

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew

I always love to see others flourish and succeed! Gardner was outstanding on Sunday! The Jags hit the road Sunday to play the Titans who are 24th vs. the pass. I fully expect Minshew to attempt more then 20 passes in this one. His price point is an absolute steal!

Ryan Tannehill TEN v JAC (FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,900)

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill

Tanny has finally broken through and found a home in Tennessee. He should find himself comfortably in our lineups on Sunday. At this price he only needs 17-18 points to return value! Consider that his floor on Sunday!

Teddy Bridgewater CAR @ TB (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy looked fantastic Sunday v the Raiders! The dinking and ducking was working. His downfield passes looked crisp and on point. Although Tampa is a tougher match-up on paper look at what New Orleans did! Not comparing the two teams. Merely saying the confidence isn’t there for the Bucs yet.

Daniel Jones NYG @ CHI (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,800)

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones

Danny Dimes heads to Chicago Sunday to square off against the 25th overall ranked Chicago Bears defense. With Saquon at the RB helm look for the WR corps to get open early and often. Jones is one of my favorite plays of the week!

RUNNING BACK

Christian McCaffrey CAR @ TB (FD-$10,500)(DK-$10,000)

Carolina Panther RB Christian McCaffrery

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

Ronald Jones II TB v CAR (FD-$5,900)(DK-$5,200)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II

More expensive then I’d like for B&B purposes. When the match-up is there though I spare no expense! Carolina was eaten alive in week 1 by Raider RB Josh Jacobs. Rojo is still the RB1 in Tampa but for how long? Let’s take advantage while we can!

James Robinson JAC @ TEN (FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,400)

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie RB James Robinson

J-Rob isn’t a household name. He’s the prototypical stud workhorse RB. However he’s getting ALL the work in Jacksonville. Which isn’t saying much but he’s literally getting ALL the work at RB! No other running back touched the ball Sunday. At his price this week mixed with the volume I’d be hard pressed not to roster him!

Zack Moss BUF @ MIA (FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,800)

Buffalo Bills RB Zach Moss

Moss showed us why we drafted him across the board in all formats. The rushing work was split with Devin which was to be expected right? He caught three passes though and seemed to be on the field every time the Bills were inside the 20! Devin’s price on Fanduel is $6,000! Why would pay that when you can roster Moss at $800 less bucks?

Malcolm Brown LAR @ PHI (FD-$5,200)(DK-$5,700)

Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown

Leading up to Sundays game coach McVay said their backfield was going to be a true RBBC. Correct me if I’m wrong but it wasn’t that bad! Brown saw the most work Sunday. 18 carries 79 yards 2 TD’s 4 targets 3 receptions 31 yards. Cam Akers looked good don’t get me wrong but if they truly go with the, “hot hand” approach then Malcolm is your guy!

Josh Adams NYJ v SF (FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,400)

New York Jets RB Josh Adams

Josh is the reason I created this article. He’s very cheap but there is a little upside. If Le’veon Bell sits out week 2 with a hamstring issue and rookie La’Mical Perine can’t get his ankle injury healed up, Adams will be splitting carries with Frank Gore. It’s not an ideal tandem but the 49ers are ranked 27th vs. the run at the moment. SF will no doubt figure it out but the time to pounce is now!

Tony Pollard DAL v ATL (FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,900)

Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

Here me out on this one. We all know the offense runs through Zeke. Leaves little to no work for any other RB. Fast forward to Sunday in Dallas. The Falcons come to town and it’s going to magical! The O/U currently sits at 52. Second highest on the schedule. I could see a scenario where this game is so fast paced bang bang, Zeke needs a series or two off. In comes Tony! At $4,800 it wouldn’t take much for him to return value! Think about it…

WIDE-RECEIVER

Davante Adams GB v DET (FD-$8,600)(DK-$8,100)

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

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

Anthony Miller CHI v NYG (FD-$5,700)(DK-$5,200)

Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller

Mr. Miller is fast becoming one of my favorite WR2’s. Allen Robinson (FD-$7,000)(DK-$6,400) is Chicago’s WR1 without question but in Detroit we saw what Miller can do in a hurry! Looking ahead to week 2 vs. the NYG and their 28th ranked passing defense there’s just no way he doesn’t put up 10+ fantasy points.

Allen Lazard GB v DET (FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,300)

Green Bay Packers WR Alan Lazard

Lazard out snapped all other WR’s not named Davante Adams. Lazard was tied for 4th in terms of targets but it’s not always about targets. It’s what you do with your opportunities! Let me be honest with you here, I don’t know this kid. I don’t know much about him. So not to be rude to Allen but the decision to play him Sunday has everything to do with the match-up. The Detroit Lions just don’t win in Green Bay. Heck, they don’t win in general.

Parris Campbell IND v MIN (FD-$5,300)(DK-$4,500)

Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell

Are you as excited for Parris as I am? Hardly a breakout game in week 1, Campbell is trending in the right direction. It’s only a matter of time before he goes for 100yds and 2 TD’s. This Sunday at home vs. the Vikings could just be that time! Minnesota’s secondary is young and inexperienced. I want all the shares of Parris I can get for Sunday. He’s a chunk play kind of kid and there will be plenty of chunks to be had! Wait, ah never mind.

CeeDee Lamb DAL v ATL (FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,700)

Dallas Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb

Lamb looked fantastic on Sunday! Cooper is clearly their WR1 but who cares when CeeDee is this cheap on both sites. His price plus the match-up vs. ATL is a massive green light for me on Sunday.

Mercole Hardman KC v LAC (FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,800)

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mercole Hardman

What a bummer! Mercole only saw 20 snaps in the season opener Thursday. That will be short lived I promise you! At this point he’s not on anyone radar! I firmly believe Pat and KC shows Hardman some major love Sunday in LA.

Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC @ TEN (FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault Jr.

Talk about excitement, Laviska is destined for stardom in Jacksonville. Gardner is one heck of a QB and he doesn’t care what we think. The Titans are ranked 24th overall vs. the pass and I’d bet the farm they only up the ante with getting Shenault involved Sunday!

TIGHT END

Travis Kelce KC @ LAC (FD-$7,800)(DK-$7,000)

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce

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

O.J. Howard TB v CAR (FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,900)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE OJ Howard

Ayyyeee! OJ scored in week 1! Now what? On DK he’s dirt cheap! I’ll take my chances week to week with him in this offense.

Logan Thomas WSH @ ARZ (FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,600)

Washington Football Team TE Logan Thomas

Logan played 74% of the snaps and led the team in targets! I know right! Why do I have this sneaking suspicion Thomas throws a TD or catches another on some sort of gadget play?

Jordan Akins HOU v BAL (FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,300)

Houston Texans TE Jordan Akins

Jordan out snapped teammate Jordan Fells 48-25 and looked really good in the middle of the field. At his bottom of the barrel pricing I’m taking a chance on him in what looks to be a high scoring affair (O/U 53)!

Dan Arnold ARZ v WSH (FD-$4,400)(DK-$3,300)

Dan Connor

I know what you’re thinking, Dan Connor. Or is that just me? No he’s not the dad from Rosanne! He is however, the TE1 in a rising Arizona offense! Any cheaper and you’d be using guys on IR.

Here is one of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 1! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

8/20 FD Main

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 9/17 and Sunday morning 9/20!

Any questions or comments?

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Bottom of the Barrel WK1 (NFL DFS)

Bottom of the Barrel
9/5/20
Chris Robin https://twitter.com/DetroitBeastie

Football is here! We’ve made it! Damn this feels good!

Last time we spoke Bottom of the Barrel wasn’t much of a thing. Yes I’ve written B&B for the better part of five seasons but things have changed. Social media has welcomed me with open arms. I’ve been able to grow and expand my content big time. For that I’m grateful and thankful for the support!

What is Bottom of the Barrel? Just a silly idea that came to me a few years ago. Since then DFS has really taken off! We all know the high priced studs to start week to week right? Unfortunately there is a cap on Fanduel and Draftkings so we have spend to wisely. B&B helps you fill in your DFS lineups with cheaper high upside guys!

Social media has been jam packed with fantasy football content for months now. Some good and some bad. It’s Twitter though so that’s to be expected. In turn, what should we expect the first week of the NFL season? As it stands now there are a ton of questions! Realistically we don’t know how the targets and touches are going to shake out across the board.

With week one upon us let me help! Let’s work it out together!

QUARTERBACK

I have a new idea! A new feature if you will. Give out the most expensive player at each position as we get to it. Putting into perspective the B&B prices!

Patrick Mahomes KC v HOU(31st)(FD-$9,500)(DK-$7,400)

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

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

Cam Newton NE v MIA(30th)(FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,100)

New England QB Cam Newton

Cam is the Patriots new shiny toy! Week 1 vs. a divisional rival? Admittedly there are a few questions marks in terms of his rushing yardage but at the price I’m in!

Jimmy Garoppolo SF v ARZ(32nd)(FD-$7,300)(DK-$5,800)

This one isn’t sexy but facing the 32nd ranked DST vs. QB’s is very sexy! Plus I’ve heard he’s been working on his deep passing!

Tyrod Taylor LAC @ CIN(28th)(FD-$7,000)(DK-$5,600)

Chargers QB Tyrod Taylor

As a starting QB Tyrod has preformed at or above all of his seasonal projections. Not to mention all the weapons at his disposal! Mix in some rushing yards and it’s a no-brainer.

Teddy Bridgewater CAR v OAK(25th)(FD-$6,800)(DK-$5,900)

Let’s be honest and say what we’re all thinking. One or two passes to CMC could make Teddy’s price gravy. Throw in DJ Moore and the upside is there!

Gardner Minshew II JAX v IND(21st)(FD-$6,700)(DK-$5,800)

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew

There is something about this guy! He’s likeable and people are drawn to him. Fandom isn’t going to win us money but his rushing yards just might!

RUNNING BACK

Christian McCaffrey CAR v OAK(19th)(FD-$10,000)(DK-$10,000)

Carolina Panther RB Christian McCaffrery

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

Jonathan Taylor IND @ JAX(31st)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$5,700)

Colts rookie RB Jonathan Taylor

Recently JT has taken a beating for dropping a few passes. He’s been the talk of social media for week 1 so who am I to disagree? Plus I’m thinking this will be the cheapest he ever is on both sites.

James White NE v MIA(26th)(FD-$5,300)(DK-$6,000)

Patriots RB James White

I don’t know about you but Cam has only excited me more for White! Sony, Rex or the recently cut Lamar Miller doesn’t change White’s value. He’s pure gold on site like FD with PPR points.

Tarik Cohen CHI @ DET(29th)(FD-$5,200)(DK-$4,900)

Chicago RB Tarik Cohen

Cohen hasn’t missed a game in three season and you know what you’re getting. He’s the textbook complimentary RB on your DFS roster. Opening the season in Detroit with Mitch at QB isn’t as awful as you think!

Boston Scott PHI @ WSH(30th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$4,800)

Eagles RB Boston Scott

Scott has been able to get more first team reps recently with Sanders sidelined. Humor me a moment, PHI gets up big and Scott sees a full quarter maybe more chalked full of garbage time! Still counts people!

Nyheim Hines IND @ JAX(31st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,000)

Indianapolis Colts RB Nyheim Hines

Mack and JT, all we’ve heard about this off-season. What if I told you Hines could become what James White is in New England! You heard it here first!

Antonio Gibson WSH v PHI(5th)(FD-$4,600)(DK-$4,000)

Normally I march to the beat of my own drummer and I am now. I’m bringing up Gibson to tell you one thing. Use at your own risk. He might be the chalkiest RB going week 1. So do you want to join the masses or do you want to win money? The choice is yours. Exercise caution here!

WIDE RECEIVER

Michael Thomas NO v TB(32nd)(FD-$8,800)(DK-$9,000)

New Orleans Saints WR Michael Thomas

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

DeSean Jackson PHI @ WSH(21st)(FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,900)

Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson

It’s week 1 people. You know the drill…
2019 week 1 – 8 receptions 154 yards 2 TD
2018 week 1 – 5 receptions 146 yards 2 TD

N’Keal Harry NE v MIA(31st)(FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,400)

Patriots WR N’Keal Harry

Cut after cut and Harry is still standing! Strong as ever! Get in on the ground floor here! Oh yeah MIA is a very favorable match-up!

Russell Gage ATL v SEA(14th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,300)

Falcon WR Russel Gage

Julio and Ridley. Julio and Ridley. Reminds of Jane from the Brady Bunch always feeling left out! Gage gets his week 1!

Greg Ward PHI @ WSH(21st)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,200)

Nothing fancy here, Greg is in the mix after a WR process of elimination. Alshon is out. Rookie Jalen Reagor is out. Everybody is on Ertz/Jackson so sneak in Greg Ward!

Trent Taylor SF v ARZ(25th)(FD-$4,700)(DK-$3,900)

The sneakiest of plays! Taylor missed the entire 2019 season with a foot injury and now he’s a healthy WR among a slew of unhealthy SF WR’s! Would it be wild to roster a Jimmy G/Trent Taylor stack?

Scotty Miller TB @ NO(27th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$4,000)

Tampa Brady WR Scotty Miller

Little to no talk about Scotty! Rightfully so given the plethora of studs in Tompa Bay right now! It looks as if Scotty has locked down the slot role in TB. Which is sweet gig when TB12 is your QB. There should plenty of room for the 23 year old speedster to find in New Orleans week 1.

TIGHT END

George Kittle SF v ARZ(32nd)(FD-$8,000)(DK-$7,200)

San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle

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

Jonnu Smith TEN @ DEN(13th)(FD-$4,900)(DK-$4,400)

Titans TE Jonnu Smith

Have any of you seen the twitter photo of Jonnu last month? He’s the unquestioned TE1 in Tennessee on a damn good offense. He’s priced very reasonably for the type of production I expect in week 1.

Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ GB(28th)(FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,100)

Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr.

We’ve all heard how Irv Jr. is expected to see a larger role right? Well let’s quit talking about it and be about it! No time like the present!

Cole Kmet CHI @ DET(15th)(FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,400)

Are you scared of Jimmy Graham? I’m not! Guy is a shell of himself. Hurts to say this but the Bears torched the Lions TWICE last season! While Mitch threw six total TD’s. This could be a case of Chicago trying out their new 6’6 TE in the red zone once or twice. Just the dart throw I’m looking for at TE!

Here are two of my sample lines I’m going to use for week 1! Keep in mind these lines are for entertainment purposes! Please play responsible!

FD 8:20p ET (Thu-Mon)

Also look for updated lines closer to the start of the season! This Thursday 9/10 and Sunday morning 9/13!

DK 9/10 (Thu-Mon)

Any questions or comments?

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