Trashman’s Fantasy Fallout Going Into Week 7

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Can you believe it? It’s almost halfway through the season, and if you’re reading this you haven’t smashed your computer on the curb yet. That or you’re loaded, in which case this is all water under bridge. Here’s the Fallout going into Week 7…


49ers vs Redskins

  • Brian Hoyer was benched for rookie C.J. Beathard, and the 49ers were no worse for the wear. Beathard wasn’t the most impressive QB at this year’s Senior Bowl, but he can’t be much worse than Hoyer has been at getting the ball to his receivers. I’m not downgrading 49er skill players.


  • It’s hard to say whether the 49ers were showcasing Carlos Hyde for potential trade partners or if they’ve resigned to him being their guy for now. In any case, it can only be good news for his owners. Keep shopping him though.


  • With a young QB under center, TE George Kittle should see an uptick in targets for the foreseeable future.


  • Using Chris Thompson as a primary back did not work for Washington on Sunday. He’s arguably their best pass catcher, and he’s best left in that role. Samaje Perine was slightly more effective on the ground, but I don’t see him having much success against Philly this week if Rob Kelley is still out.


  • I’m not sure if Jordan Reed is still hurting or not, but splitting time and targets with Vernon Davis does little to help either of them in fantasy.


  • Pick up Josh Doctson where you can. He’s slowly but surely becoming Washington’s most reliable WR.


Bears vs Ravens


  • Mitch Trubisky got his first win as a game manager, with his offense being predicated on the run. I don’t expect this to change anytime soon. Jordan Howard should have a strong second half to his season.


  • Tarik Cohen barely saved his game with a TD throw to Zach Miller, but his 14 carries keeps him relevant going into week 7.


  • I’m done with Joe Flacco and any Ravens offensive player that isn’t a running back against Minnesota and maybe anybody else.


Browns vs Texans


  • I don’t know who told Alex to get on the Kevin Hogan train, but he needs to end that relationship. Hogan is just as bad as Deshone Kizer, except he should know a bit better by now.


  • Ricardo Louis led the Browns in targets with 7 but couldn’t do anything with them. With the QB play being what it is, he’s a longshot at best on any given week.


  • D’Onta Foreman had 12 carries to Miller’s 15 in this one, but much of it was due to the Texans coming out with a big lead early on. He’s still not quite a standalone player.


  • It’s hard to make an honest evaluation of Will Fuller right now. He’s only getting a handful of targets at most, but he keeps scoring. I guess you keep him in there as long as Watson is hot, which could be all season.


Dolphins vs Falcons


  • Jay Ajayi has been pretty feast or famine this season, but I think it will be more of the former now that the Dolphins realize keeping the ball out of Jay Cutler‘s hands brings their best chance of winning football games.



  • Taylor Gabriel had a season high 8 targets on Sunday, but couldn’t get much going with them. I would try him again this week against the Patriots if Sanu continues to sit.


  • Austin Hooper led the Falcons with 9 targets in this one. He makes for a nice streaming option this week as well if Sanu is out.


Lions vs Saints


  • I’m not saying he’s a must start this week, but Marvin Jones is going to be a target hog against Pittsburgh this week, with no Golden Tate around. T.J. Jones is worth a long look in deep leagues as well.


  • Daniel Fells is the preferred TE in Detroit.. Ebron has lost his mojo.



  • Don’t worry about Michael Thomas. Even the greats have bad days. He’ll go nuts against Green Bay this week. The same can’t be said for Snead this week. He’s moving back into the mix, but it’s a slow roll.


Packers vs Vikings


  • The good news for Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery owners is that both of them are going to stay busy with Aaron Rodgers down for the count. They’re both flex starts against the Saints.


  • We’ll see what QB Brett Hundley has this week as he faces the Saints, but I imagine we’ll see an uptick for Randall Cobb and Martellus Bennett as the Packers attempt to make things easier for Hundley by shortening the field.


  • The Vikings are trying to get Latavius Murray involved, but with less than half the yardage of Jerick McKinnon on almost the same amount of carries should show them that it’s a failed cause. McKinnon is the guy in Minnesota.


  • Teddy Bridgewater is close to returning, but I don’t see the Vikings shaking things up as long as they’re winning. With Baltimore and Cleveland up for the next 2 games, Case Keenum is likely the starter.


Patriots vs Jets


  • Dion Lewis is becoming a weekly flex start. Fire him up against Atlanta this week.


  • Chris Hogan took a major hit in the 2nd quarter that may have slowed him down for the remainder for the game. He should be good to go this week though, and he’s still a strong start.




Buccaneers vs Cardinals


  • Jameis Winston won’t throw until later in the week, so we won’t have a read on him for some time. There’s a real chance that Ryan Fitzpatrick starts against Buffalo on the road this week.


  • Adam Humphries should be owned in PPR formats. He’s been a consistent factor in the offense all year.


  • It’s safe to say that Adrian Peterson still has gas left in the tank. He’s a volume back that needs carries to flourish, and he’s going to get as many as he can handle in Arizona. Andre Ellington is an afterthought now.



Rams vs Jaguars


  • Robert Woods has been the Rams best receiver in 3 of the last 4 games. With Sammy Watson getting the Patrick Peterson treatment this week, he makes for a sneaky start.



  • Marqise Lee‘s 83 yards is probably as good as he’s going to get with Blake Bortles. Good for you if you can live with that.


Chargers vs Raiders


  • Hunter Henry has had a TD or 90 yards in his last 3 games. I’d say it’s safe to leave him in your lineups.


  • Mike Williams only played 9 snaps in this one. He’s only a hold in dynasty leagues right now.


  • I’m resigned to the fact that Marshawn Lynch has a low ceiling in this offense. It’s hard not to when you’re getting at most 15 carries a game. He’s a flex at best right now.


  • Sell Amari Cooper where you can. His schedule is mostly stretches of brutality from here with a couple lighter games in weeks 9 and 11 – 10 is his bye.


Steelers vs Chiefs


  • Martavis Bryant may not have asked for a trade, but I wouldn’t put it past him with the pittance of opportunities he’s being given. He’s too good to drop, but he should be in a lot of trade offers going out. JuJu Smith-Schuster is on the rise.


  • No concussion for Tyreek Hill. Fire him up on Thursday night.


Giants vs Broncos


  • With a convincing road win against the Broncos under his belt, Orleans Darkwa looks like the undisputed lead back in New York. Add him where you can.


  • As suspected, Evan Engram is the no.1 receiver in New York. He’s still available in 30% of leagues.


  • Devontae Booker is trending up in the Denver offense, specifically as a pass catcher.


  1. Hold onto Jordy or look to trade him? and who is a good guy to go after

    1. Post By

      His value has already taken the hit by Rodgers being out. So unless you have a packer fan willin to overpay I would wait and see. Huntley may surprise you!

      1. Thanks KW!

  2. Alright I’m in 4th place out of 10, record is 3-3, 6 guys make playoffs. Standard scoring.. I have the #1 ww priority, and can hold onto it. Or do I give in and get Lewis or should I continue to hold out?
    My rbs- M Gordon, Gallman, Mcguire, Brieda, Foreman, A Collins..

    1. Only use it on Lewis if you are desperate for a RB play this week. We’d likely stay put.

  3. Hey RosteWatch! Any thought on C.J Prosise making the WW Cheat Sheet? If so, where would u grade him compared to Rawls and Lacy.

    1. Yes, closely examined. Cold have put him on instead of Lacy. As a stash, we like him more. He’ll prob be on next week.

      1. Ended up dealing him for Rishard Mathews who I like a little better. I took flyers on Williams and Doctson on waivers. Hopefully that solidifies WR and gets me through bye weeks.

  4. I’m carrying two tight ends which I hate doing ASJ and Graham. Thoughts on trading ASJ for Amendola as depth? I feel like I’m giving away a little value but HATE HATE HATE having two TEs. I’m 5-1 in a 14 team league. .5 PPR

    J Jones

    1. Hate it too, but hate trading a good one for Amendola even more. Use the waiver wire to improve WR depth.

  5. 5-1 record in a 10-team, standard scoring redraft league and looking for the best RB stash for ROS. I have MGordon/DMartin/AKamara/TColeman/DHenry but thinking my best waiver wire opportunity is for an upcoming RB…I’m 10th in the waiver order and my league just won’t trade. I’m thinking of dropping DFunchess since his late season value should be impacted by Olsen’s return. My WRs are MEvans/KAllen/THill/DParker/WFuller/DFunchess.

    Available RBs are: ODarkwa/MMack/CProsise/DForeman/DBooker or am I better served with MForte/ELacy?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      You don’t really have to get any of those guys. But, for your roster- I’d drop Funchess for Darkwa, maybe Mack.

      Great roster btw….

    2. if you’re looking for upside, foreman is the guy. i’m not sure when he’ll get the opportunity though. darkwa looks like the best short term prospect right now. none of those guys are must haves in a 10 team league though.

      1. Thanks Byron and Trashman for your opinions. Darkwa was taken before my 10th ww spot. I picked up Sterling Shepard thinking he might be heavily used, and effective, later this season and help me in the playoffs. I will continue watching Foreman and start watching Mack as I agree with you both on their potential for higher usage.

  6. Now that Zeke is gauranteed to play another 2-3 weeks should I trade him or keep him and gamble that he stretches it out all year? I have a guy willing to trade me LeSean McCoy for Will Fuller/Joe Mixon or Zeke for McCoy. Which should I do? Im really torn. Thanks.

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d stay put.

    2. mccoy has one of the easier schedules here on out. i might make the fuller mixon trade if you can afford it, and hold onto zeke.

      1. Thanks!

  7. I missed on will Fuller and need wr help. Discard league. The owner needs te and rb help. I have asj and Graham, and I have Gordon/Martin/Zeke/foreman/Henry/Morris. I’m thinking of a combo package. Any suggestions?

    1. Oh, I have Keenan Allen, devante Parker, and Marquis lee

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      Start with Henry, ASJ or Graham, and Lee. I’ll have some targets for your on tomorrow’s TradeCast.

    3. to try to get fuller? who does he have?

  8. I got a trade offer for W. Fuller. I’ll be getting T. Cohen. 18 team PPR

    1. I would take that trade in a heart beat

      1. misread T. Cohen as T. Coleman haha. I’d hang onto fuller like the experts below me are saying as well.

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      Close, but I want Fuller.

    3. only if you need the rb help. if your team is solid or it makes you weak at wr than probably not.

  9. Current RBs: Shady McCoy, Beast Mode, Mixon, McCaffrey, Henry, Breida, Mack

    Current WRs: AJ Green, Demaryius, Martavis, Smith-Schuster

    Best RBs available according to waiver wire cheat sheet: Orleans Darkwa, Dion Lewis, and Chris Ivory

    Best WRs available according to waiver wire cheat sheet: Mike Williams, John Ross, Kenny Stills

    Would you drop anyone from my roster for any of the best available RBs or WRs according to the waiver wire cheat sheet?

    1. It would be interesting to see what the Murray owner would be willing to offer you for henry and maybe one of those steeler WRs. You have a lot of depth at RB. Mack would be the lowest on the pole for me. Breida could be the guy if Hyde does get traded.

      Tough to have two shaky Steelers WRs. With Parker out it might be Kenny Stills, IMO. Williams could bust out soon too according to the RW love…

      I think you need to determine the risk tolerance and make the moves. I’d certainly start looking to the Murray owner though.

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        Thanks CWink.

    2. i could drop breida, not being a hyde owner, for darkwa or lewis. i don’t want to own juju and bryant at the same time. i think that williams and ross have more upside than juju.

  10. I’m going to be in need of a qb with Watson on bye. 3-3 and in a must win match up. …

    My waiver pick up looks to be Ivory to protect L4.

    Considerable drops would be Snead, Gabriel, Funchess or a Golden Child in Mike Williams. Could also consider dropping Ivory if the word of L4 is good to go. Who do I drop for a qb pick up? Also are we considering Doctson over Snead or any other flex guys, or wait it out… I need to get through week 8 which is my most devistating bye week (NYG, TN, Jax).

    Roster construction is currently:

    2 Flex – Mixon, Funchess, Snead, Gabriel, M. Williams


    Elliott/Jags D

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I would drop Snead and or Gabriel. Ivory is a good grab for you. I am definitely more interested in Doctson than Snead.

    2. it could be some time before williams is productive. i could let go of him for the time being. or gabriel if you don’t plan on playing him this week. i’m being patient with doctson.

  11. I am 3-3 in a standard scoring league where I am deep at rb and in need of help at wr I have Bell, Elliot, CJ Anderson and McKinnon at rb and can only play two. I have aj green, Diggs, D Parker, Garcon, and T Gabriel at wr.

    I am looking to make a trade offer to someone who has Thielen, M Thomas, D Thomas and Hogan at wr. I guess I am just wondering who I should be trying to offer I was thinking McKinnon and what kind of return I should ask for?

    1. anderson would probably be the one i would try to move, as his value is trending down. i think they’d probably give you anyone but m thomas for him. after his game last week, they might even move him. you also might try to get rid off elliott before the other shoe drops. you might be able to get a couple of those guys for him, like thielen/hogan

  12. I just got offered Hunt and brieda for Elliot and CJ Anderson in that league?

  13. I have Russell Wilson and Brandin Cooks. Would you trade them for Marcus Mariota and Deandre Hopkins? I would be the one making the offer. 10 team standard league.

    1. it’s an offer you can definitely make. i’m not sure they’d go for it though.

  14. Pick up Breida or Darkwa off waivers? I have Hyde. Other RBs are Howard, Lynch, Duke Johnson, Buck Allen and T Coleman.

    1. You seem pretty set at RB. I’m my opinion I would cuff Hude with Breida.

    2. breida, unless you plan on playing darkwa

  15. Can I drop Gilliselle for Dion Lewis in a PPR league?

    1. is that the only guy you can drop? i’d take the chance if you’re not winning games.

      1. I’m 3-3 and usually have Gilliselle on my bench. I have hunt, McKinnon and Howard. Just have them as bye week fill ins

  16. Do you like Dion Lewis over Buck Allen this week?

  17. Post By Nebraskan Assassin

    Alright guys I’m sitting at 2-4 and you helped me win my league last year. Been doing army training for 3 weeks with 0 cell service so I couldn’t set my lineups. 14 team std.

    Rb-howard/mixon/powell/procise/Dion lewis
    Wr-M.Thomas/Jordy/Djackson/john brown/Sterling shep/golladay

    Need to drop 1 to pick up a defense. Also perine and Corey Davis just hit waivers. Drop anyone for them?

    Any trade ideas?

    1. you can drop prosise. i might drop golladay for davis if you don’t plan on playing him this week. he might not go anyway. i might try to shop sterling shepard seeing as he’s the no.1 in ny these days

  18. Sir Trashman,

    Was offered Fournette and Mixon or Fournette and Duke for my Evans and Ellington. PPR. It would leave me thin at WR with Cobb, Jo. Brown, Doctson, Dez, C Davis.


    1. i would do either of those most likely. is it possible he could throw in another wr, as he’s going to have to drop someone in the trade? ellington seems close to useless right now, so i would ship him off while he has value.

  19. Dion Lewis or Amari Cooper this week?

    1. Or Doctson?

  20. Post By

    I have to play two sit one, what do you like out of these four for this week? Standard

    Mckinnon, Cooks, Doug martin, davante adams

    Thanks Trashman.

    1. mckinnon and martin

  21. @RosterWatch Should I give up the following for Lev Bell. 10 Team standard. D Murray, Derrick Henry, Doug Martin, Keenan Allen, Car Palmer.@RosterWatch my starting squad would become Carson Wentz, Leveon, CJ Anderson, Mike Evans, AJ Green. Whatcha think?

    1. not sure i’m following this correctly. you’d be giving up those 5 players for bell?

      1. Yes.

  22. Guys I am tired of M Bryant and Sammy Watkins can I drop either for Doctson or Cory Davis

    1. yes, especially if you’re not starting either. ideally i would try to trade them though.

  23. Post By

    I have Zeke, Kamara, Mixon, D Martin, and Ajayi… Sanu, Green, K Allen, Kearse, D Parker… A Hooper

    Should I give away Ajayi for Amendola and ASJ?

    1. Post By


    2. never, never, never

  24. Someone offered me hunt and brieda for zeke and cj Anderson should I do this?

  25. Non PPR league, cumulative scoring through the end of the season and I am currently in first by a few points .
    My qbs are Cousins & Rivers.
    My WRs are Antonio Brown, Devante Adams, Devante Parker, Josh Doctson, and Cooper Kupp. We start 3 and can start a TE as a WR
    my tight ends are Delanie Walker & Sefairain Jenkins.

    He would trade me Shepard and Tyrod Taylor for Phil Rivers. I could also pick up Brisset or Hundley.

    Can I ride with Cousins whole season? He’s bye is done but he does have a few tough matchups. Whats the drop off between Rivers and the QBs noted above?
    Is Shepard someone I would start? Parker seems to be a China doll and Adams has a new QB. and Trashman does like Doctson as noted this week

    Torn here. ANy insight or advice would be appreciated.

    1. Post By

      I am betting the Trashman is going to smack you upside the head with a metal can lid! I would say No to the trade… between Cousins and Rivers you have a good qb duo.

    2. i actually don’t hate this trade, especially if you’re not starting rivers over cousins with any consistency, but i think you need to try consolidating your wr corps instead of adding another one who you’re going to have to make decisions about starting week to week. i don’t know, maybe shepard becomes a wr1, but i’d rather pair some of your talent to try and snag a premier wr who may be slumping or nursing injury like diggs or thomas.

  26. Post By

    Traded AP/Fitz/Garcon for AJ Green/Parker. Leaves me thin at Flex this week but going to fire up Robert Woods, I think it’s a sneaky play as well.

    Highest scoring team in my league but 3-3 due to an 84 point lead in the points against category. Have a playoff lineup of:
    M.Ryan (or Cousins)

    gotta make it there and I like my squad!

  27. Post By

    Full point PPR- I need a WR and a flex

    O Darkwa, J. Allen, W. Snead, M. Bryant, D. Parker

  28. Can’t decide – Carr tonight against the Chiefs or Rivers against the Broncos??

  29. Marshawn or forte This week?

  30. Post By Robert Braswell

    I own both Rudolph and Kittles ..Rudolph been up and down with Kittles relationship with the Qb and major garbage time should I play kittles this week instead? 1 pt PPR …for 1st place…you guys are great thanks

  31. Post By

    12 team league, full PPR, 5-1 tied for 1st place, 6 teams make the playoffs…
    QB Brees, Stafford(res)
    RB Bell, Hunt, Mack(res)
    WR Nelson, Hogan, Fuller(res), Decker(res)
    FLEX Thielen
    TE Henry
    PK Lutz
    DEF Bills, Bengals(res)

    Hunt seems to be back to earth and Nelson without Rodgers scares me.

    Considering a trade giving Hunt, Stafford, Nelson to get Antonio Brown and Fournette
    or do I hold tight. Thoughts ?

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