Garbage Grab Week 8

Garbage Grab: Week 8
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert,
If you have a fantasy football team, chances are at least one of your players came out injured last week. Three of my starters did, but that’s another story. Hopefully one or more of these players can provide a happy ending for you in this week 8.

Roy Helu RB Redskins: We’ve been getting glimpses of what Helu can do throughout the season, but it looks like this could be the week he breaks through against a 30th ranked Bills defense. Owned in less than 30% of leagues, Helu might soon take the reigns in Washington’s backfield.

Andy Dalton QB Bengals: Owned in 33% of leagues, Dalton is building quite the report with rookie receivers A.J. Green and Jerome Simpson, who might also be worth a start as he’s scored in two of his last three games. Dalton should have a decent game against Seattle’s 20th ranked passing defense this week, but keep in mind Seattle’s defense plays well at home. For a bye-week fill in, he should do the trick though.

Jabar Gaffney WR Redskins: With WR Santana Moss on the sidelines for the next several weeks, Gaffney looks like the guy who’s going to see the biggest boost in looks, garnering eight in last week’s contest. He’s football old and probably won’t get too deep, but he’s the outright possession receiver for the ‘Skins from here at least until moss gets back. Owned in 38% of leagues.

Jason Hill WR Jaguars: No receiver for the Jags has looked amazing this year, but Hill has led them in targets for the past two games. Let’s see if he can make it a third in a tough contest against the Texans’ banged up defense.

Emmanuel Sanders WR Steelers: WR Hines Ward probably won’t play this week, and Sanders will get the start if he doesn’t. Normally there are too many mouths too feed in Pittsburgh to rely on anyone save Mike Wallace, but this is one week that I think there will be more than enough looks to go around as they face the lowly Patriots pass defense.

Daniel Fells TE Broncos: If there’s anything we’ve seen from Tim Tebow is that he’s a gamer, but throws a deep ball that looks like a wounded duck. I think he’ll have more success keeping it short and quick to his tight ends. Fells came through for him late in the game last week against Miami, so maybe he’ll start relying on the rangy tight end a bit more. Fells was second in targets last week to WR Demaryius Thomas with four, and could improve those numbers against a Lions defense that is tough against receivers. Owned in only 2% of leagues.

Lance Ball RB Broncos: Another deep reach this week, Ball looks to be the inside/goal line back whenever Tebow doesn’t call his own number. From what is being said in football circles, the Broncos staff isn’t too keen on RB Knowshon Moreno anymore, so I wouldn’t be surprised if they sour on him quickly if he’s not productive against a fairly soft Detroit run defense. Owned in a measly 1% of leagues, Ball could be the beneficiary of being in the right place at the right time.

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