Garbage Grab: Week 12
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, RosterWatch.com
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m still not fully emerged from my food coma, so you may not want to take me on my word, but these are a few unlikely heroes(?) that just might get your holiday season started off right. Oh yeah, be sure to grab Santana Moss if he’s still available in your league too.
Montario Hardesty RB Browns: Hardesty isn’t a lock to play, and Cincinnati is tough against the run, but if he suits up you’ll have a starting running back on your hands. Ogbonnaya has done well in his absence, but Hardesty is better in protection, so I wouldn’t worry about him not getting his job back.
Johnny White/Tashard Choice RB Bills: With the unfortunate loss of Fred Jackson last week, a serious void has been left in Buffalo’s running game. CJ Spiller is first up to fill it, but I don’t have much faith in him as an inside runner. He’s probably already owned in your league anyway. Choice is worth a speculative add, as he’s just been added to the roster, but after unimpressive stints in Dallas and Washington it seems to me like his best days are behind him. I lean towards rookie Johnny White, who should get at least a handful of carries to make an impact.
Arrelious Benn WR Buccaneers: The Bucs’ staff has recently stated that Benn would be a greater focus in the offense, and they proved their intent with a five catch, 75 yd game for the speedy split end last week. I think he has the talent to keep it up. Let’s just hope Freeman can get him the ball.
Kevin Boss TE Raiders: The receiving corp in Oakland is aching from injuries, and Palmer has to get the ball to someone. It might as well be Boss.
Brad Smith WR Bills: WR Donald Jones is lost for the year, and C.J. Spiller has to go back to running back, so look for the former QB to get more involved in the passing game. The Bills need play makers more than anything right now, ans Smith has shown that he is capable of that role in short stints. With more opportunities, Smith could pay off for you.
Tarvaris Jackson QB Seahawks: Seattle is playing Washington this week, and while they have been a reasonably stout defense this season, over the last five games the Skins’ have given up the 8th most fantasy points to QBs in the league. Jackson looks to have recovered from his pectoral injury, so if you’re in a bind, you could do worse at QB this week.
Atlanta Defense: Owned in less the 35% of fantasy leagues, The Falcons’ defense has evolved into a run stopping, pass blocking machine over the past few weeks. They should have a pretty easy time with Minnesota this week, especially if Adrian Peterson sits.