Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 4
Week 4 is here and so are your fantasy dumpster diamonds. This week’s haul is a even smellier than usual, so you may want to hold your nose while you peruse these little owned options…
Case Keenum, Vikings: Keenum has always been prone to throw the ball around, it just isn’t till now that he has receivers good enough to make up for the deficiencies in his accuracy. He made the Tampa secondary look pedestrian last week, and now he has a chance to expose Detroit like he did as a Ram last season.
Andre Ellington, Cardinals: Ellington is Arizona’s most effective back and led all Cards backs in snaps against the Cowboys in week 3. He should find more room to run against the 49ers this week.
Shane Vereen, Giants: Orleans Darkwa is on the wrong side of questionable going into week 4, and Tampa Bay has given up at least 55 yards receiving to the last two pass catching backs they’ve faced. Vereen may be the Giants best chance out of the backfield this week.
Elijah McGuire, Jets: McGuire got 7 carries last week when Matt Forte was in the game. Now that Forte is sitting, the rookie will split carries with Bilal Powell. Powell is averaging only 2.6 yards per carry, so the Jets may be inclined to see what McQuire can really do with consistent carries.
Travis Benjamin, Chargers: Benjamin has been Philip Rivers’ favorite deep target this season, and we can expect at least a few shots against the pass happy Eagles this week.
Kenny Stills, Dolphins: Stills is averaging 7.5 targets this season as the on field opposite of DeVante Parker. He’ll be heavily involved against the Saints in what should be a high scoring contest.
Devin Funchess, Panthers: Kelvin Benjamin is playing this week, but Funchess is now the no.2 option in the Panthers offense. Cam’s playing like hot garbage right now, but he’ll need all the weapons he can muster up to compete with the Patriots on Sunday.
Paul Richardson, Seahawks: Richardson has ample opportunity to produce this week against a lame Colts secondary and a physically lame Doug Baldwin on the other side of the formation. He’s already doing well enough to flex in any format.
Ryan Griffin, Texans: C.J. Fiedorowicz is on I.R., and Griffin has filled in as the main TE target admirably amassing 61 yards and a TD against the Patriots in week 3. He’ll get a handful of targets this week against the Titans.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins: If the Jacksonville defense has any weakness it’s defending opposing TEs. ASJ played well in week 3, his first game this season, and he’ll continue to work as one of McCown’s safety blankets as the QB will be under constant pressure this week.