Money Receivers (Week 6 2020)
Last week, some dude sat down with his Chase Claypool, Travis Fulgham and Brandin Cooks lineup to watch the NFL as a broke ass for the last time. Did he get lucky? Maybe a little, but none of that matters now, he’s rich. The reason why he’s rich is because he took the high variance position of WR (or TE), and used it to his advantage. What a smart guy that guy is. He didn’t pay up for pass catchers that everyone else is playing. No, he did the exact opposite and paid down for guys nobody was playing, then used the salary relief to pay up for multiple studs at lower variance positions. People outsmarting other people, you gotta love it. Like everyones’ favorite, dumb old saying, if you can’t beat them, join them. I caught the money winning stench of these two low cost pass catchers for Week 6 a mile away. It’s our time this week boys (and girls).
Irv Smith Jr. TE – $2500 Draftkings
If you have even one functioning eyeball and a serviceable brain, you know that Irv Smith Jr. is a beast that needs to be freed. After watching Sunday Night in Seattle, it looks like Gary Kubiak is finally on board. After only seeing 6 targets on the season, and only catching two of them, Smith was thrown to five times, catching four in the Vikings’ loss to the Seahawks. Not only that, it looked like there was a deliberate attempt to get the second year absolute beast more involved in the offense. I may be reading too much into the fact that he was targeted on the first Vikings’ pass attempt but I don’t think so. They prioritized getting him the ball and if they do so again this week against the Falcons, he could smash. So far this season, only two teams (Saints, Bills) in the NFL have given up more DK points to the TE position than Atlanta. Their secondary is exploitable and their offense is good enough to hang points to chase. The best news is, we don’t need this guy to break any records at $2500. He’s only topped 60 yards in a game three times in his career, what if he did toss up a 5-70-1 line? That’s not that crazy.
Scotty Miller WR – $4200 Draftkings
This is an “if he plays” type of play which is doesn’t inspire a ton of confidence but this game we play is not won by the weak. You have to be bold and you have to make choices that seem risky to the untrained eye. It comes with the territory. Here’s the thing, I think Aaron Rodgers is going to go into Tampa and put points on the board. He cares about the whole “Rodgers vs Brady” narrative and while we are on the subject, so does Brady. I keep reading about the tough Buccaneers defense which is accurate but more so against the run. They can be had in the pass game and you don’t have to go very far back to see that, just ask rookie signal caller, Justin Herbert. If I am right and Aaron Rodgers is able to hang a 30 burger, the Buccaneers will be right where Scotty Miller truthers want them to be. He should see the always burnable Kevin King and when he does, we will see some fantasy friendly shots downfield (16+ yard ADOT). Nobody is going to play Miller because of the prime time dud against the Bears last time out which is fine with me. He came into that game hurt and the Bears have a formidable pass defense. This isn’t that except for the coming in hurt part. (There are a ton of injuries with this room so if Chris Godwin sits, Tyler Johnson at $3400 is firmly in play. I will definitely play Johnson if both Miller and Godwin sit. We have options boys but I would prefer to have Miller active given that Johnson could be a popular punt.)
Money Receivers (Week 6 2020)