Garbage Grab: Week 12
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, Rosterwatch.com
I once found a twenty laying next to a trash can. These players aren’t exactly currency, but they’re worth their weight in fantasy gold. This is the Garbage Grab.
Brandon LaFell WR, Panthers: Any receiver who posts a 93 yard 1 touchdown game is worth a look the following week, and LaFell has the hapless eagles defense to work with on Monday night. If there’s a week to gamble on him, this is it.
Chris Givens WR, Rams: Brandon Gibson caught the two touchdowns last week, but it was Givens that came in second in targets behind Danny Amendola who is most likely out this week with a foot injury. I look for Givens to lead the team in targets Against the Cardinals on Sunday.
Dallas Clark TE, Buccaneers: Clark has had somewhat of a resurgence over the last five weeks, culminating in his best game of the season last weekend. He’ll continue to flourish against a Falcons defense that is the fifth best matchup for tight ends.
Jarius Wright WR, Vikings: No Percy harvin? No problem. Well kind of. Wright did a pretty serviceable job in Harvin’s stead two weeks ago with 65 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be the jack of all trades this week too, but Minnesota is up against a Chicago defense that dominates opposing teams. He’s going to have a tough time, but the Vikings don’t really have many other options in the passing game, as Michael Jenkins is injured as well.
Cedric Peerman RB, Bengals: He was in the “Grab” last week, but he’s still owned in only a handful of leagues. He had seventy five yards on the ground against the Chiefs, and he will get his chances versus an Oakland defense that leaks like an old faucet. Trot him out there again.
Kendall Hunter RB, 49ers: He’s owned in fewer than 30% of leagues and he faces the worst run defense in the NFL this week in New Orelans. There will be enough to go around for Frank Gore and Hunter to be productive.
Jalen Parmele RB, Jaguars: Parmele had 80 yards on 27 touches against the Texans. I’d say he’s well worth a flex play against a Titans defense that is the second best running back match up right now.
Jake Locker QB, Titans: Locker leads the charge against a Jaguars team that allowed game manager Matt Schaub to break records against them . I’m not saying Locker will get into the history books this week, but he will have better numbers than Charlie Batch, so Big Ben owners give him a look.