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Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 6

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There were a slew of highs and just as many brutal lows for fantasy teams this week as players boomed and, often physically, busted with abandon in Week 5. Hopefully your squad came out unscathed, but we have the pickups you need to survive just in case. Here’s the fallout going into Week 6…



49ers vs Colts


  • If Carlos Hyde‘s tough upcoming schedule wasn’t enough to motivate you to move him, maybe being out snapped by Matt Breida 35 to 33 is. Coach Kyle Shanahan claims it had nothing to do with Hyde’s hip and everything to do with the hot hand, but I don’t buy it. One thing’s for certain, and it’s that Breida needs to be owned.


  • Marquise Goodwin had a nice game against the weak Colts secondary in some part due to an uneffective run game. That run game may still be questionable next week against the Redskins who will be minus Josh Norman. He may be worth a look in that game, as the ‘Skins are likely to put up some points. The same can be said for George Kittle if you’re looking to stream a TE.


  • Not quite the game we expected from Jacoby Brissett. He was solid, but he failed to capitalize on the easy matchup. He’s a last resort against Tennessee this week.


  • Marlon Mack is Indy’s best looking back and needs more carries. With his 91 yard effort in a win against the 49ers, he should earn them. He needs to be owned in most formats.


Bills vs Bengals


  • The Bills were afraid of Charles Clay‘s knee, and now we know why. Clay may miss significant time, which couldn’t come at a worse time with him being the Bills’ primary pass catcher. Nick O’Leary becomes in immediate pickup as a potential target hog in an offense that is also without Jordan Matthews.


  • Ugh, Zay Jones got 6 targets in this one but only came away with 1 catch. Even without Clay and Matthews, he’s not a high waiver priority.


  • Joe Mixon isn’t tearing up the field, but at least he’s getting the bulk of carries for the Bengals. Hill can be dropped, but I have to admit that Mixon is having a bit of trouble adjusting to the NFL’s speed.


Cardinals vs Eagles


  • And like that, the Chris Johnson experiment is over. The Cards acquired Adrian Peterson to presumably take the reigns. I wouldn’t go dropping Ellington though. I think he’ll still be used on passing downs.



  • Hope you heeded the Garbage Grab and started Nelson Agholor on Sunday. He’s not consistent, but he’s potent in matchups that do not favor Alshon Jeffery.


Chargers vs Giants


  • It was a long day for Chargers WRs other than Keenan Allen. Philip Rivers avoided them like the plague and threw almost exclusively to his RBs and TE. With rookie Mike Williams possibly returning this week, it’s going to be hard to predict usage for any WRs other than Allen.


  • The Chargers keep putting this pass catching back Austin Ekeler on the field. Keep an eye on him going forward.


  • Well, there goes the floor on Evan Engram‘s fantasy production. A zero catch game didn’t help anyone, but he’ll undoubtedly bounce back now that virtually every Giants WR is injured.


  • Odell Beckham Jr. likely has a broken ankle, and his 2017 season is in doubt. Hope you got some wins out of him while you could. Brandon Marshall has a sprained ankle and will be week to week. Sterling Shepard also has an ankle injury, but it doesn’t seem nearly as bad as the other two. Roger Lewis becomes a must add for week 6, but even more so may be Shane Vereen, who will see certainly see an uptick in targets.


  • To add insult to injury, Orleans Darkwa suffered a calf injury after starting the game and playing quite well. He’ll be questionable for week 6. I’d still hold onto Gallman, but Darkwa is worth an add if you need RB help.


Jaguars vs Steelers


  • The Jaguars didn’t even bother with doing anything other than handing Leonard Fournette the ball against the Steelers. They’ll probably throw a little more this week, but it’s good to know that against formidable secondaries, in Fournette we can trust. Chris Ivory becomes a high value handcuff.


  • JuJu Smith-Schuster is playing well enough to be added in 12 team and larger leagues. I feel better about him in PPRs than Martavis Bryant right now. I’m concerned about Bryant’s output. You can’t drop him, but he’s going to be on my bench in bad matchups until further notice.


Jets vs Browns


  • Bilal Powell doesn’t seem to be too badly hurt, but if he can’t go this week, Elijah McGuire becomes a reasonable flex, even as a lackluster in between the tackles runner.


  • As can be expected against the Browns, Austin Seferian-Jenkins led the teams in targets(8). Teams know they can pick on the Browns with their TEs so expect big things from Ryan Griffin this week.


  • Isaiah Crowell actually had a fair game against the Jets, but don’t expect much against the Texans this week. Trade him if you can. I don’t know that things are going to get better for him this season.


  • Congratulations, Ricardo Louis is the closest thing the Browns have to a No.1 WR. He’s worth an add in deeper leagues.


  • David Njoku doesn’t get a ton of targets, but they’re high yield targets for the most part, as he’s used primarily in the end-zone. If you’re lost at TE, he’s worth a spot start in hopes that he scores – he probably will.


Panthers vs Lions


  • Cam Newton has his mojo back, which makes me question whether he was really that hurt in the first place. I’m not going to complain though. Even Ed Dickson is worth a speculative add now, though I’m not convinced he’s the new Greg Olsen.


  • Jonathan Stewart isn’t doing much with his touches, but he’s still out touching Christian McCaffrey on a regular basis. I was encouraged by McCaffrey’s use in the red-zone though. He should be the more effective back against Philly this week.



  • Daniel Fells has outplayed Eric Ebron the past 2 weeks. I don’t know that I love Fells going forward as much as I have lost faith in Ebron.


  • This dink and dunk Lions offense is making it hard to use any of their skill players on a regular basis outside of Ameer Abdullah.


Ravens vs Raiders


  • The Garbage Grab was fire this week. Mike Wallace went bananas against a vulnerable Raiders secondary. Flacco has actually found something that works offensively, and Wallace needs to be owned.


  • Jeremy Maclin actually led the Ravens in targets with 8. He didn’t do much with them, but it’s a positive step. Hold onto him.



  • I’m officially worried about Marshawn Lynch. He salvaged his game with a TD, but he only got 12 carries, and that seems about his upper limit these days. You would think they would lean heavier on him with no Derek Carr. Selling high here is not out of the question.


  • Amari Cooper‘s floor has collapsed, and I’m not sure if or when it will return to something usable. If there’s a time to buy low on him, it’s now. Just beware that he may not return to form anytime soon.


Titans vs Dolphins


  • The Titans offense was garbage, and not the good kind, without Mariota against a middling Dolphins defense. Good thing they face the Colts this week. It’s a Monday night game and Mariota is a game time decision though, so have other options available for him. I think you’ll still be able to get something out of your skill players if he sits though.


  • The ankle injury that Devante Parker suffered is supposedly minor, though it still ruined many a fantasy day. If he can’t go for some reason, Kenny Stills makes for an upside play against the Falcons. He might anyway, if Parker gets the shutdown treatment from Desmond Trufant.


  • Cutler needs to be benched. I can’t imagine that he gives the dolphins a better chance to win than Matt Moore. Cutler hasn’t topped 230 yards this season.


Seahawks vs Rams


  • Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy were in an even timeshare, and neither one could get anything going behind Seattle’s useless O-line. J. D. McKissic had 5 targets, but his outlook will be murky when C.J. Prosise returns, which very well could be after their bye this week. This is a situation to avoid all around.


  • The game script dictated that the Rams go over the middle against the Seahawks deadly secondary. So don’t go nuts picking up Tyler Higbee just yet.


  • Sammy Watkins stunk on Sunday, and things won’t get easier for him against the Jaguars this week. He’s better left on benches in this one. Cooper Kupp, who got 8 targets against the Seahawks makes for a better option.


Packers vs Cowboys


  • Aaron Jones has created a dilemma in Green Bay with his dominant play against the Cowboys on Sunday. When Ty Montgomery returns, which could be this week, it will be to a timeshare. A situation that was one of the most stable in football is now in flux.


  • Look for Randall Cobb to pick things up this week, as Jordy Nelson will get the Xavier Rhodes treatment when they face Minnesota.


  • Brice Butler is still better left on benches. He’s scored in 2 of the last 3 games, but he’s only had 2 targets a game.


Chiefs vs Texans


  • Charcandrick West isn’t getting many touches or targets, but he’s been effective in what action he’s gotten recently. He actually makes for a deep league flex against a Steelers team that is difficult to throw.


  • How good can DeShaun Watson get? He’s feasted on two of the best teams in the AFC over the last two weeks, and he gets the Browns this week. I’m seriously starting him over anyone not named Rodgers.


  • Will Fuller is surviving on endzone looks almost entirely, but Watson is keying in on him there. He’s a must start against Cleveland this week, as he should add some yards to that TD value.


Vikings vs Bears


  • Sam Bradford aggravated a knee injury Monday night that brought Case Keenum back under center. It’s safe to say we won’t see Bradford this week against the Packers. Keenum has been up and down in his starts this season, so he’s no lock to do well against the Packers, even though it’s a plus matchup. Division games are often hard to predict and can be low scoring affairs.


  • As I said in the Garbage Grab, Jerrick McKinnon is Minnesota’s best back, and they’ll realize it eventually. I guess they came around sooner than I thought. He’s a must add in all formats. If you need to drop Murray for a bag of peanuts, don’t think twice about it.



  1. I have Wilson on bye this week . . . better to pick up Carr (yeah, someone dropped) or Brissett as a fill-in this week? With my WW priority, I’m unlikely to get Carr, but I’m still inclined to prioritize him over Brissett despite Brissett’s apparently favorable matchup.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Tend to agree OBP

  2. Thoughts on Doug Baldwin going forward?? Just traded Devin Funchess, who I snagged off waivers last week for Baldwin, so question is should I hang onto him or package and try to snag Julio Jones or another superstar

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      He’s a great hold, however we are always interested in packaging two players of his caliber for ultra-elite players like Julio. Both options are solid. The good news is he’s a great keep, so you have plenty of time and leverage in negotiations.

  3. Would you start will fuller over tyreek hill, Keenan Allen, Evans or Kamara? Standard

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Too early, see the rankings Wed afternoon through Sun morning, as they are continuously updated.

  4. Post By yeagermeister

    I have Rivers and Wentz at QB. both on the road and rankings have wentz 3 higher than rivers with wentz +1 and rivers 0 vs ecr. Do you agree with that? I’d initially think rivers has better matchup with raiders def looking horrible.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Please wait for QB rankings updates tomorrow afternoon through Sun AM. I personally like Rivers quite a bit this week.

  5. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

    Thinking about trying to unload M Lynch, Kamara and/or Coleman..

    My RBs: Lynch, Anderson, B Allen, Mixon, Coleman, Martin, D Henry, Kamara
    My WRs: Evans, Thomas, K Allen, Hilton.

    2 WRs, 2 RBs, Flex in standard scoring.

    Targeting a guy who has both Cam Newton and Wentz at QB. He’s weak at RB with McCaffrey, Powell, Murray and Prosise.


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Love your thinking. Also keep an eye out for opportunities to improve your starting RBs. Tune in to tomorrow’s Trade Cast for some ideas.

  6. Would you trade away B. Cooks and Ellington for ajayi and brate ? Standard

    1. only if brate’s going to be your starter

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      If I needed a RB, and was set at WR- yeah I would.

  7. We can drop Cohen. Right?

    1. only in 10 team or smaller leagues, unless you have a sure thing to replace him with.

  8. Trade Wentz for Hyde?? PPR, other backs are Martin, Zeke (also have Morris) Coleman and Jerrick Mckinnon, I have Watson at QB, would pick up Breida as insurance for Hyde.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert


  9. 12 Team .5 PPR (1-4)

    [1] QB: Tyrod Taylor
    [2] RB: Gordon, Howard (Kamara, Powell, McGuire)
    [2] WR: Jeffery, Parker (Shepard, Fuller)
    [1] TE: Reed (Cook)
    [1] W/R/T: Lynch
    Bench total: (6)

    1) Dropped Mariota for Tyrod last week and now officially streaming and my best options are either McCown or Siemian!?

    2) With my 10th priority I’m gonna TRY to add Brate dropping Cook but other than that I don’t know what moves are even worth making? My team averaging 93 points a week and that’s not cutting it in my 2nd biggest money league I’m in… Is my season over? Love you guys but I went 1-4 last week across my 5 season longs and I’m 13-12 cumulatively in those leagues … I drafted w/the cheatsheets, follow the WWCS weekly, and trust the ranks but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong here!

    Top Available:
    QB: Mariota?, McCown, Siemian, Goff
    RB: AP, Mack, Darkwa, Charles, Breida
    WR: Agholor, Louis, Lewis, JJ, Wright, Wallace, etc
    TE: Brate, Njoku

    1. Should I trade away Melvin Gordon, Jeffery + Fuller for AB and Mixon!? The other team also has guys like Hunt, Garcon, Cooper, and Davante Adams …

      1. that’s a reasonable offer. AB is the best player. Mixon big upside- you are stacked at RB. Go see what the Julio or Mike Evan’s owners’ rosters look like.

        1. Yeah man I THINK the other team with AB is leaning towards doing it, but if the Evans owner will take a similar offer, is that the better player to acquire? The Evans owner also has M. Thomas, D. Martin, Fitz, Cohen and Crowell… Really appreciate your help and looking forward to the tradecast tomorrow!

    2. You can see how. I have the QBs ranked in the WWCS. Will have to think long and hard about Mariota, maybe MCown.

      Just gotta keep grinding. Being above .500 across the board is a good place to be at this point of the season. We will separate as the season progresses. Keep making your waiver claims.

      You’re RB depth is too good, you have too many assets there you can’t start every week. You need to make a trade or two utilize those assets to upgrade your WR. We gave some fantastic buy low WRs on last week’s trade cast, that went bananas. We will try to do it again on tomorrow’s edition. You can also look at upgrading QB through a trade.

      You need Jordan Reed to step it the fuck up. He’s a huge part of your roster. Keep making waiver pickups – there are some good guys on your wire. Make it hard on your opponents.

  10. Question on who to drop this week for ROS pick(s). 10-team, Standard scoring redraft league w/ 2RB, 2WR, 1FLEX (RB or WR).

    Just heard the waiver podcast which confirmed Martavis is a candidate to drop but wondering if Derrick should be dropped. I’m following Carr’s and Kelce’s injury status and might need to scramble later in the week. Do you agree on Martavis and/or Henry for dropping?

    And, might wait on QB/TE adds for waiver and try for Funchess and one of Gallman/McGuire/McKinnon/Mack. Which one or two of these are best for ROS consideration.

    Thanks and great job, guys!

    1. Yes, we agree. We would likely drop Martavis. But, either is fine. It’s just that if Murray ever does finally go down- Henry’s upside is season changing. He’ll win you the league. Bryant is not capable of that- although his odds at basic weekly production right now are probably better than Henry’s. But, for you- they are both stashes- so I like upside.

      ROS = Gallman, McKinnon

  11. In .5 PPR I have desean Watson and fuller. I also have brees, Michael Thomas, and kamara. Would you try packaging Watson/fuller for a premium guy? I lost Dalvin cook in this league as my main RB (took over what was a terrible team week 3).

    1. Yes, you should explore your options. We like where your head is at.

      1. Besides the trade are we really set on fuller simply being a sell high? I believe you said you were going to talk about that on the trade podcast? But it just seems like he finally has a QB that can accurately throw him the deep ball and Hopkins relieves the pressure from him. He to me just seems like what we all wanted Martavis to be. His volume is concerning but he just needs two catches to get a week’s worth of fantasy. Love the podcasts though probably more than the Sirius show. Seems to be a great outlet for Alex to get his enormous frustrations out about “crappy” players before he has to go family friendly on Saturday.

  12. Trade query.
    I give up ajayi Lynch and Landry
    Get back Mixon Martin sanders

    Please let me know thoughts

    1. Take it. We want Martin, Mixon, Sanders.

      1. Do it ajayi blows!

  13. “The Titans offense was garbage, and not the good kind”- the trashman is fantasy gold.

    1. LOL

  14. Hey guys, need to start one and drop one of these rbs next to Freeman.
    Aaron Jones
    Chris Thompson
    Fat Rob

    Gotta drop one of those to pick up a TE for this week and hopefully next 3-4
    Ben Watson
    A Hooper


    1. Prob start Jones , drop Clement

      Tough call on the TE, check the matchup tool today.

    2. you can drop clement and kittle imo

  15. Post By hjhieme@gmail.com

    Ok I have an interesting decision.

    I am an Alshon owner. I have tried to pair him with Blount and Ty Mont to get elite talent. No such luck.

    So now I am open to adding Agholor to start him when Alshon has a bad matchup. But I would probably drop Zay Jones. Now normally I would think this is ok, but my league keepers are different and Zay has keeper eligibility for an 8th round pick. Is the potential too high for me to skip out on the future for the now.

    My other wrs are: TY Hilton, Tyreek Hill, and Corey Davis


    1. Post By hjhieme@gmail.com

      .5 ppr

    2. Hard to see Zay being drafted much earlier than RD8 next year, so I think you can do what you want. Nice work on trying to put the multi player deals together. That’s tough, because the value is there in the Blount / Alshon offer but nobody will want two players from the same team. TyM’s injury and the emergence of Aaron Jones make the other offer tricky. Keep working it.

  16. Post By Trashmans Fonzanoons

    Would you trade Lynch for Murray?

    1. I think so on the season- but I’d also look at the next 1-2 matchups and try to get wins right now. Lynch is at his most appealing during this home stretch. If the matchups are similar for Murray – I do prob like him a bit more on the season.

      1. Post By Trashmans Fonzanoons

        Sorry I forgot the slug was relevant and I should of specified that it was Demarco.

  17. Post By ronmcfarland12@yahoo.com

    Cowtippers in a .5 PPR 12 Team. QB start/sit: M. Ryan or Cousins?


    1. Please wait for updated rankings and matchup tool- this will likely be Ryan.

  18. Post By apkelley47@gmail.com

    PPR Keeper league, was just offered Bell for Hunt, straight up. Hunt has a 5th round keeper for me right now however…

    1. I’d keep Hunt. A RD5 keeper is #Gold!

  19. Post By joebrowngolf@gmail.com

    Looking to stash a WR. Set at RB. Who would you value higher? Dede Westbrook, Mike Williams, or Corey Davis. Thanks.

  20. Alright RW nation. Here it is

    PPR scoring

    WR: AB, Golden Tate and Keenan Allen and Garcon

    RB: Hunt McKinnon, Tevin Coleman, Powell Foreman and Cohen

    TE: Brate and Engram

    I send: Garcon, Engram and Cohen
    I receive: Mixon and Aaron Jones

    This also gives me a spot to pick up an upside receiver side like Mike Williams or Corey Davis


    1. Then I’m thinking maybe trade all that RB depth for either a better TE or WR

    2. i would try to make it brate instead of engram. he’s going to get a big boost now that there are no wrs in NYC

  21. Ok here goes…

    I’m looking to improve my team as best I can, and I’m thinking it’s my best time to capitalize as a handful of my guys are coming off big weeks.

    .5 PPR 12 team league

    RB-Gordon, Lynch, Mckinnon, Fat Rob

    WR-Dez, Alshon, D Jax Garcon, M Bryant


    I’m thinking pf packaging McKinnon with Garcon, D Jax, or Alshon for a legit #1 RB or WR. Or possibly package Gordon with Alshon. Is my thought process on the right path?

  22. Watson
    Lynch , ajayi , Rawls , d’onte and d Hebert
    Julio Jones , t. Hill , fuller , Aguilar
    Graham , brate

    Tried to trade fuller for McKinnon, the other team countered with Tevin Coleman …

    Should I do it ? This is standard 12 team.
    Also we only have 4 bench spots so it’s hard to hold 2 stash , between Henry and foreman who should I hold or should I just farm the WW and drop both ?

  23. Post By mgambee@gmail.com

    Should I play McCaffrey this week over gillislee or Crabtree in my flex?

  24. I have Russell Wilson and Wentz. I’m afraid to play Wentz on a short week on the road. Do I just roll with him or pick up Palmer, Mccown or Semian? Those are the best options on the wire

  25. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Standard scoring
    Would you trade buck allen and keenan for ajayi? it not
    would you trade buck buck allen and diggs?
    WR are evans diggs keenan micheal thomas ricardo louis
    RB doug martin, kamara buck allen elijah mcguire gallman rawls

  26. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Standard scoring
    WR are evans diggs keenan micheal thomas ricardo louis
    RB doug martin, kamara buck allen elijah mcguire gallman rawls
    Would you trade kamara and micheal thomas for leveon bell?

  27. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Standard scoring
    WR are evans diggs keenan micheal thomas ricardo louis
    RB doug martin, kamara buck allen elijah mcguire gallman rawls
    My Alvin Kamara and Mike Evans for his Kareem hunt?

  28. Traded Ajayi, Newton, Funchess for Julio and Wentz. Already have Dak as my starter. Wondering if I should try and target the McCoy owner with a package like Gore and Lynch. Thoughts?

  29. Post By Dsummitt15@sbcglobal.net

    Standard scoring
    WR are evans diggs keenan micheal thomas ricardo louis
    RB doug martin, kamara buck allen elijah mcguire gallman rawls
    Would you trade keenan allen, stefon diggs, buck allen for leveon bell and corey davis?

  30. Post By SullyFromHouston

    4-1, GO SULLY GO: Well Good morning Roster Watch Nation. Figured I would start getting all up in these comments. Have to start 3 in a 14 team PPR 14-1 . Diggs, Funchess, Kearse, Crowder, Corey Davis. Thanks for the best advice in the business!

    1. i’d sit davis and diggs, unless bradford plays

  31. I have a trade offer to get Alex Smith + Funchess, giveup McCown + Tyreek. Or Smith+Amendola for Fuller. I got Mariota on the bench, with Brissett on WW. I’m leaning on sticking with what I got and rolling the dice with McCown, or since Mariota may play Monday, might drop McCown for Brissett to ensure I have a QB Monday night. Thoughts?

    My team (2-3 record):
    QB – Mariota, McCown
    WR – Evans, Green, Fuller, Tyreek, Thielen
    RB – Abdullah, Powell, A.Jones, James White
    TE – Brate

  32. Have a few questions for tonight’s TNF. Alshon, Funchess, Doug Martin, Kamara. Need 1 RB and a flex for PPR.
    Also Jeffery, Garcon, Beast Mode, Funchess. Need 1 WR and a flex for standard.

  33. Start Hogan or Fuller in std league?

  34. Post By sssnowman@gmail.com

    I have a lot of calls to make and this week I need some serious help to make them (as this is a must win week for me)
    QB-J. Winston
    WR- T. Hill
    WR- A. Thielen
    RB- Gordon
    Flex- As of now- J. Landry

    Bench….E. McGuire, A. Jones and Ty Mot, T, Cohen, Kupp, Garcon, and Foreman.

    With Hill in question and waiting on injuries to decided who’s getting the touches. What is your advice?

    Thank you

    1. i’d put landry over hill and put jones in your flex

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