Well that just happened. Week two has come and gone and hopefully you’re no worse for the wear. Thanks to all of you, Bottom of the Barrel has been picking up some serious steam. So along with that and my week two lines I’ve been humbled. Just when I think I have it all figured out an event or a conversation knocks me down a few pegs. Humility is teachability. I’m not claiming that little gem as my own but it does paint quite the picture. I’ve notice the more I brag and boast the tougher life becomes. If I just sit back and show an ounce of gratitude life opens up and I have an easier time of it! That being said, I have a more manageable time writing and plucking these picks when I leave it all to you. Football games are going to be played, decisions are going to be made and most importantly life is going to happen whether we’re ready for it or not. We just have to have the right attitude and be humble enough to see the forest through the trees.
I’ve looked at a lot of trees this week, kicked a few tires and I humbly give you my week three Bottom of the Barrel picks…
As most predicted the top echelon QB’s did what was expected of them. This week its not as cut and dry. There is immense value to be found in the cheaper priced QB. With that comes low ownership, more money to be saved and more wiggle room to be had at the other skill positions!
Jameis Winston TB @ MIN (FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,000)
So TB DST created havoc for CHI, Jameis didn’t have to throw as much as we would’ve liked. If Bradford is back this week in MIN that may change. PIT spread the ball all over the field Sunday vs. MIN. Look for TB and Winston to do the same!
Jay Cutler MIA @ NYJ (FD-$7,400)(DK-$6,100)
This should be easy right? Any team and their QB/DST combo vs. the Jets right? Well you’re not wrong! If we dig a tad deeper you’ll see that Jay, forget it just roster Cutler.
Trevor Siemian DEN @ BUF (FD-$7,400)(DK-$5,500)
Hey guys, Trevor leads the NFL in touchdown passes! DEN looked great Sunday v DAL! I’m not scared of a road tilt vs. BUF. This offense is clicking!
DeShone Kizer CLE @ IND (FD-$6,900)(DK-$5,000)
Listen, I had Brissett on here last week. Let’s get wild and roster Kizer!
Is a sure thing ever real? Before you know it loose lips and itchy fingers on the internet have created a high owned chalk play. The solution? Pull the ole Kansas City Shuffle! Zig when other zag and oh man do I have some RB zig plays…
Chris Thompson WAS v OAK (FD-$5,600)(DK-$4,500)
This guy is in line for a lot more work this Sunday with Kelley out! OAK is fantastic on offense so look for a ton of volume out of Thompson this week! Dirt cheap too.
Chris Carson SEA @ TEN (FD-$6,000)(DK-$4,900)
Lacy was a healthy scratch Sunday and Carson out touched every RB SEA had. He will the RB1 in SEA before long. I love him this week!
Jalen Richard OAK @ WASH (FD-$5,000)(DK-$4,100)
Garbage time points matter, they count too! This guy is an absolute burner! Lynch is the RB1 but every week is different from the next. I have a gut feeling about him Sunday…
Tevin Coleman ATL @ DET (FD-$5,500)(DK-$5,300)
This may be the week Coleman steals the spotlight away from Freeman. Those small dump passes could go a long way in DET Sunday.
Duke Johnson Jr. CLE @ IND (FD-$5,700)(DK-$4,200)
This IND vs. CLE game may be my favorite of the week! Here’s hoping for 20+ touches this Sunday!
James White NE vs. HOU (FD-$5,600)(DK-$5,400)
I could write a separate article on which NE RB I think is going to score the most week to week. This week I choose White, no rhyme or reason. He’s due, plus if you can get HOU off balance and running around like crazy NE and White benefit!
Finding some cheap WR’s came easy this week. This is my proudest collection yet!
Taylor Gabriel ATL @ DET (FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,00)
Kid is quick and quite elusive. He will be a factor Sunday.
Rashard Higgins CLE @ IND (FD-$5,100)(DK-$4,000)
Not a single person will roster this guy. You should! He came from the practice squad to lead CLE in targets, catches AND yards! I know I know it is CLE but once again I find myself with another piece from this damn CLE/IND game!
Devin Funchess CAR vs. NO (FD-$4,800)(DK-$4,200)
I’ve heard some rumblings that NO is the team to target from week to week now. Well target Funchess, CAR #2 WR. Kid has a ton of potential and should find himself wide open quite a few times Sunday.
JuJu Smith–Schuster PIT @ CHI (FD-$5,000)(DK-$3,00)
JuJu on that beat, running man on that beat…aye
Geronimo Allison GB vs. CIN (FD-$4,600)(DK-$3,000)
If Jordy misses any time this kid is a must play especially against CIN. He barely left the field vs. ATL.
Kamar Aiken IND vs. CLE (FD-$4,800)(DK-$3,300)
A pure punt play but he and Brissett look to have build a connection. They are playing CLE.
Tight End has been the usual cast of characters. The few high priced studs are doing what they are supposed to do while the rest of them are just there. Week to week the bottom of the TE barrel has been pretty good to us! Lets keep it going this week!
Julius Thomas MIA @ NYJ (FD-$5,100)(DK-$3,000)
He’s playing against the Jets, don’t over think it. Cutler to Thomas for a TD at least once.
Virgil Green DEN @ BUF (FD-$4,600)(DK-$2,700)
The DEN offense seems to be clicking. BUF will have their hands full with Thomas, Sanders AND Anderson, Green will find room to roam!
David Njoku CLE @ IND (FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,800)
Another example of CLE playing in IND, why not right? He’s cheap as it gets!
Ed Dickson CAR vs. NO (FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,700)
Greg Olsen broke his foot, his injury creates opportunity for Ed. Oh, and they are home vs. NO!
Time for an intermission! Here’s a short list of kickers to choose…
Adam Vinatieri IND vs. CLE (FD-$4,600)
Chandler Catanzaro NYJ vs. MIA (FD-$4,600)
Randy Bullock CIN @ GB (FD-$4,500)
Ryan Succop TEN vs. SEA (FD-$4,500)
Week in and week out we see the importance of a DST, there is no way around it! Choosing the right DST is its own game within itself but the rewards are glorious! On the surface it seems quite simple. Target a DST playing against a horrible and/or poor QB. If you take a closer look, said unit isn’t always the cheapest, so we must audible and pick each match-up apart. Here a few I like week 3…
Cleveland Browns CLE @ IND (FD-$4,400)(DK-$3,000)
Whoa! Yes I really am suggesting the Cleveland Browns as a DST this week! They’re playing IND people!
Indianapolis Colts IND vs. CLE (FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,200)
Whoa! Yes I really am suggestion the Indianapolis Colts as a DST this week! They’re playing CLE people! See what I did there?
Philadelphia Eagles PHI vs. NYG (FD-$4,500)(DK-$3,000)
After watching how atrocious the Giants were Monday night it’ll be hard for me to get away from the Eagles this week at home.
Carolina Panthers CAR vs. NO (FD-$4,500)(DK-$2,600)
Carolina is at home this week vs. the Saints. The Saints are in trouble, Carolina benefits big time this week.
I humbly submit this list to all of you in hopes you can use it for the right reasons. I’m also thankful for every person who reads this and sends me messages! Week 3 is upon us, will you be ready? If you answered yes I applaud you message me! If you answered no, shame on you! Scroll back up and start over! Thanks again people!
Here’s what I’m working with this week…
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