Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 12
The pickings are a little slim with 3 games already in the barn this week, but those pickings are are solid. Here’s the Grab for Week 12. Gotta win this one….
Jacoby Brissett, Colts: Brissett didn’t exactly light the field on fire in his first meeting with the Titans this season, but he’s improved since then as far as TDs go, with 2 in each of his last 3 games. He’s a solid play against a less than middling secondary.
Jonathan Stewart, Panthers: Stewart is coming off his best game of the season, a 17 carry 110 yard effort against the Dolphins before a bye in Week 11. He faces a Jets team that is in the bottom third of the league for rushing yards allowed per game(117.9).
Devontae Booker, Broncos: Denver is looking towards the future at several positions, including running back, and it doesn’t hurt that Booker is their most effective back. He out-touched C.J. Anderson 19 to 15 last week, and is likely to lead the backfield against a pitiful Oakland defense. New QB Paxton Lynch will lean on the run as much as he possibly can in his first start this season.
J.D. McKissic, Seahawks: McKissic is Seattle’s spark plug, now that Mike Davis is down, going up against the worst run defense in the league. What more do you need to know?
Corey Clement, Eagles: It’s true that Clement is just one of several productive backs in Philly, but he’s scored in 3 of his last 4 games, and his opponent Chicago actually does a great job of defending the pass so the Eagles may have to depend on the run more than usual.
Corey Coleman, Browns: Coleman is the undisputed no.1, on a terrible team no doubt, but he got 80 yards on 11 targets in his first game back from an almost season long absence. He’ll continue to be a high floor, high upside play this week.
Dede Westbrook, Jaguars: Westbrook is a strong candidate to lead the Jaguars in receiving this week with Marqise Lee likely to get the infamous Patrick Peterson treatment.
Deonte Thompson, Bills: Thompson led the Bills in targets last week with 8. Yes, Jordan Matthews has returned, but his upside is limited and Thompson’s has shown to be fairly high in his few starts for Buffalo. His floor is equally low, but the absence of Kelvin Benjamin this week should help that.
Mike Wallace, Ravens: Wallace makes a consecutive appearance based off of his 56 yard 1 TD game last week, his still low ownership, and the cherry matchup with the Packers this week. Jeremy Maclin is the stronger play but is available in only about 30% of leagues.
Josh Reynolds, Rams: I loved Reynolds at the Senior Bowl, and upon hearing from Ian Rappoport that Reynolds would be filling in for an injured Robert Woods this week I had to add him in here. He’s risky, but he could win tournaments in daily.
Julius Thomas, Dolphins: Thomas has scored in 2 of his last 3 games and makes for a reasonable play with a reasonable QB under center against a soft Patriots defense.