Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 5
It’s an odd week when the RBs are more plentiful than the WRs in the grab, yet here we are. Get your ground game going while you can…
Jacoby Brissett, Colts: Brissett had a great first half against a (supposedly) elite Seahawks defense last Sunday night, before the wheels fell off once he realized he was playing for the Colts and not the Patriots anymore. He’s got an unflappable nature about him that makes me excited for his NFL future, and he should have an easier go of it against the hapless 49ers on Sunday.
Thomas Rawls, Seahawks: It was only 2 seasons ago that Rawls led the NFL in yards per carry as the undisputed workhorse in Seattle. Injuries has plagued him since, but he is as healthy as he’s been in a long time now and has the reigns in the backfield again – Lacy is just insurance as far as I’m concerned.
Wayne Gallman, Giants: Gallman is the best of the worst group of Giants backs I’ve seen in awhile. What’s good is that he’s facing one of the worst run defenses in the league right now in the Chargers. He should be good for at least a flex.
Alex Collins, Ravens: It’s a crowded backfield in Baltimore, but Collins is producing with whatever he’s given, as he’s gotten 82 yards on 9 carries in the last 2 games. If he can hold onto the ball he could hold onto first 2 down duties.
Jerrick McKinnon, Vikings: Latavius Murray was dead weight as a Raider, and I don’t expect much to change now that he’s a Viking. McKinnon is their best back, and I think they’ll realize that sooner than later.
Jermaine Kearse, Jets: Austin Seferian-Jenkins will steal some red-zone thunder, but Kearse is still the no.1 in New York, and he’ll get a middling Browns secondary this week.
Mike Wallace, Ravens: Wallace’s targets have gone up every week, and he’s playing virtually every offensive down. The Ravens stink, but Wallace is their best chance of going big this week with Jeremy Maclin dealing with an injured hand.
Nelson Agholor, Eagles: Alshon Jeffery will be tied up with Patrick Peterson most of the day, leaving Agholor and Ertz to soak up targets. Yes, I purposefully omitted Torrey Smith. He’s my least favorite fantasy player, even though his prospects are good in this one.
Ben Watson, Ravens: Watson’s floor has proven to be among the higher of streaming TEs this season. He should have little trouble finding yards and end-zone targets against Oakland.
Tyler Kroft, Bengals: The other Tyler is being used as if he was Eifert, especially in the red-zone. Buffalo is tough to pass on, but they’re even harder to run against.