In today’s day and age of social media, everything is at our fingertips. We can livestream our entire day for the world to see. What you have for breakfast. What kind of underwear you’re wearing today? Every single thought in your head can be published. Not always the best idea!
We all have our opinions. Yet we’re all judging each other. We’re all racing to one-up each other. We have formed little groups and cliques to attack others who disagree. My team versus yours. What I’m doing is better. No! What I’m doing is better. Quite frankly, it’s exhausting.
Like it or not we’re all connected. We’re all human beings. I understand the idea of being first. I also understand the idea of helping others. As it stands now, a large portion of people have lost their way. We’re all on the same path! We’re all looking to help each other.
How many times has someone told you no? That is a very vague question. Let me rephrase it better. How many times has someone told you to not say that, or stop doing that? It’s a suppression of my dreams I fear most. Realistically, as it stands now it is almost like a self-imposed sanction!
Looking back at the last few years of my life it’s shocking I made it from there to this. Normally daily fantasy sports aren’t that serious but given the choice sometimes these articles are my outlet.
Thank you for listening. Let's dig into some Week 4 Bottom of the Barrel wide receivers!
Bottom of the Barrel 2023 NFL DFS Week 4 WR
Terry McLaurin Commanders @ Eagles(25th)
Most would say the Commanders and Sam Howell are a mess. I agree, to a certain extent. The Washington defense is holding firm and it is Sam Howell who stinks. Hence the reason why Terry's price tag has fallen into the Bottom of the Barrel territory. It is a bad look in seasonal formats but awesome for those of us who play daily fantasy sports!
We could literally copy and paste last week's player blurb from Terry and use it over again for this week's blurb for Terry. Washington was blown out, at home, by Buffalo 37-3 so they needed to throw early and often. Why would this week, in Philadelphia, be any different?
Again, I do not care who wins or loses the actual game. Just looking for those DFS points! Let's count on 8-9 targets, 5-6 receptions, and 75-80 yards. A touchdown would be glorious!
Chris Godwin Buccaneers @ Saints(11th)
Chris Godwin only caught 3-of-5 targets for 32 yards last Monday night. He has taken a backseat to Mike Evans as Baker continues to look that way more often. Regardless of that, it is too tough to pass up on Godwin here at his price tag. Much like Terry McLaurin seasonal folks are a little uneasy with Godwin but these are the times and weeks, we need to keep our eyes open for value such as this!
Chris Godwin will have his games and once that breakout game occurs I am hoping the floodgates follow and Baker feels as if he's unlocked another level to the Tampa Bay offense. If not now, then when? I am banking on Godwin finding the endzone in New Orleans!
Let me project Godwin for 8-9 targets, 5-6 receptions, 70-75 yards, and a touchdown catch!
Nico Collins Texans vs. Steelers(28th)
Nico has already been a star as far as Bottom of the Barrel is concerned! Last week wasn't the best but that is history now! In case you missed it Collins only caught two passes on three targets for 34 yards. This is professional football and the Texans still do have a rookie quarterback! The highs and lows will happen.
Looking ahead to Sunday the Texans host Pittsburgh who have been getting after opposing QBs as of late. Shoot, even last week against the Jaguars pass rush Stroud held his own. Was just more of a Tank Dell game for Houston. Again, as Stroud settles in and takes the next step in his development we should see him start to spread the ball around more. So further down the road, it could be a Tank AND Nico kind of game!
My projections for Nico this week have him around 70 receiving yards on 4 to 5 catches. I am looking forward to this one. Both teams come into this one after two huge road wins.
Tutu Atwell Rams @ Colts(26th)
That was a touchdown. He was clearly on his tippy toes while tap dancing down the sideline as he reached the pylon. Again, that was then and this is now. Atwell still had a beautiful game as he caught 4-of-9 targets for 50 yards and did find the endzone once. Just one of those greedy DFS things right? We could've had more!
The Rams head to Indianapolis on Sunday and I did mention Matthew Stafford in the QB Bottom of the Barrel edition. Meaning, I like the Rams to bounce back, big time. If that is the case then why wouldn't Tutu be targeted 8, or more times, in this one? I have Atwell around 4-5 receptions, 70-75 yards, and even a carry or two!
DeAndre Hopkins Titans vs. Bengals(13th)
Tough spot for both me and Hopkins this week. The Bengals defense looked fantastic Monday against the Rams while DeAndre's lack of targets is worrisome. So I am between a rock and a hard place. What do we do with a stud wide receiver at such a lower-than-normal price tag? Would make me sick if I passed him up. Or even worse, I wrote his name in my notebook and didn't add him to the article.
Let's give D-Hop 8-9 targets, 5-6 receptions, and 70-75 yards. Fingers crossed on this one.
Tank Dell Texans vs. Steelers(28th)
Tank Dell snagged 5-of-7 targets for 145 receiving yards and a touchdown! Tank made the Jacksonville secondary look foolish. In a game that was all but won by the Jaguars fans before the ball had even been kicked off. We know Dell's dynasty outlook, is very promising. How about his DFS prospects for Week 4?
All I keep reading over and over again is about this expected pash rush from the Steelers. I get it. I understand. C.J. Stroud is bound to make a mistake or two in this one. Hold on to the ball too long and get sacked or rush a play and toss an interception. Getting the ball snapped and out of his hands quickly is one way to combat a pass rush. I am sure the coaches know that! I'm just a shlub writing a DFS article.
Give Tank Dell 7-8 targets, 5-6 catches, and 65-70 yards.
Michael Thomas Saints vs. Buccaneers(23rd)
MT has been consistent in the short field. The targets are coming in as he caught six passes last week, seven in Week 2, and five in Week 1. He has been reliable. Is still able to hit home runs on the field? I am not too sure about Thomas so far this season. One thing I do know is he's been safe. If that is what you're into when building DFS entries then you've found the wrong article.
So why have I mentioned him Bottom of the Barrel this week? I see an opening in the Tampa Bay secondary that Thomas should be able to exploit. It is taking all that I have not to say this but I am going to anyway. We are going to get a vintage MT game on Sunday. It should be exciting! I have Thomas around 8-9 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Elijah Moore Browns vs, Ravens(22nd)
Finally. Still very early in the season but Elijah looks to be finding his form as a professional wide receiver. Elijah caught all 9 of his targets for 49 yards last week. Sure, we want more yardage and touchdowns but we've shown patience with him so far. This is the week we are repaid.
The Ravens have been getting cooked by wideouts to start the year. The idea of using Amari Cooper as well to complement Moore is also an idea worth following. I'd expect 7-8 targets, 5-6 receptions, 70-75 yards, and a touchdown. Now we are off and running with Elijah and the King we were promised prophecy from AJ Brown is in effect.
Rashid Shaheed Saints vs. Buccaneers(23rd)
Shaheed was just this cheap player I'd write about last year to fill out the rest of my articles. I'd even go out of my way to mention him in my single slate DFS videos if the Saints played in Primetime. After last season I was hoping New Orleans would give him a shot as a legit WR.
It has been a mixed bag to start the year. Last week he didn't catch a single pass but returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown. Once again, back to that boom or bust type of player. The Buccaneer's coverage schemes have been respectable. Not like Shaheed is going to turn into a possession type of wide receiver but the idea of a few go routes has me intrigued!
Use a pencil when you write down my projections for Rashid please but I have him around 3-4 targets, 2-3 receptions, and about 35-40 yards. Again, one 75-yard touchdown catch can turn this blurb into smoke but hey, what else can I do?
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