Trashman’s Garbage Grab Bag: Week 1

Welcome to the first Garbage Grab Bag of the 2019 NFL season! If you’re not familiar with the context, I find players who are owned in 35% or fewer of fantasy leagues, who are likely to be available on your waiver wires come Sunday morning, that can be the difference makers for your teams on the week and perhaps beyond. Hopefully you won’t need them this early in the season, but it never hurts to deepen your benches. 


Running Back

Justice Hill, Ravens @ Dolphins: The Ravens are going to be in competition to lead the league in rushing attempts, and they’ve already been explicit in saying Mark Ingram wouldn’t be the only back involved. The rookie Hill ran a 4.40 forty and makes for a prime candidate for 3rd down duties. He’ll get the opportunity to break some big plays against the Dolphins unintimidating defense.


Carlos Hyde, Texans @ Saints: Hyde’s best days may be behind him, but he’ll have a crack at the starting job in Houston, as Duke Johnson isn’t really viewed as a 3 down back in the league. Even if Hyde doesn’t achieve starter status, he’ll still work in a committee for the Texans. The Texans are in line to put up a lot of offense against the Saints this week. They’ll have to.


Gio Bernard, Bengals @ Seahawks: Bernard benefits from a new head coach, the absence of A.J. Green who’s out healing from ankle surgery, and a shaky John Ross who’s missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury. Word out of Cincy is that he could flirt with double digit touches in this new look offense, and while that may just be conjecture, he’s worth taking a long look at while Green is sidelined. 


Wide Receiver

Tre’quan Smith, Saints vs Texans: Smith could work his way into the no.3 receiving option behind Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, if he can surpass an aging Ted Ginn and a newly added Jordan Cook. He’s one big play away from fantasy relevancy as a deep threat for the Saints.


Hunter Renfrow, Raiders vs. Broncos: Tyrell Williams may be the most obvious beneficiary of Antonio Brown’s mind boggling departure, but Renfrow could end up leading the Raiders in receptions. He’s worth grabbing now to see what shakes out. 


Randall Cobb, Cowboys vs. Giants: Cobb and Prescott are reported to have a strong connection already. The question is whether there will be enough action in the passing game to sustain Cobb in fantasy. Cole Beasley had 672 yards and 3 TDs in that role last season, and I see Cobb as an upgrade on the former Cowboy. If he can make a dent against any team, it’s the Giants.



Nick Foles, Jaguars vs. Chiefs: Foles has had shaky career in the NFL, but he seems to be on an upswing these days. The Jaguars are going to have to score pleny to keep up with the Chiefs, and Foles figures to be a considerable part of that endeavor. 


Tight End

Darren Waller, Raiders vs. Broncos: Waller is an athletic specimen who has a new lease on football life after starting his career in Baltimore where he struggled with addiction. Now clean, Waller drew rave reviews from his teammates in camp, and he comes into an Oakland offense now that is reeling from the loss of Antonio Brown. He could feast.



  1. This isn’t so trashy. Smells decent. Thanks Trash man!
    Would you start Tyrell over Barber?

    1. yuck, I’ll leave that decision up to Trashman. Check his flex rankings if he doesn’t get back to you later this AM.

      1. Lol!!

    2. Stinks pretty good eh? Yeah, i would.

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    Trashman….Help………..1 quick question: Who do I start? Lativius Murray or Devin Singeltary this week?


    1. I give murray the edge

  3. .5 points per completion, 6 pt TDs,

    Kyler Murray or Kirk Cousins?

    ESPN Standard, 6 pt TDs

    Winston or Newton? (I know rankings show Winston, but how comfortable are we really rolling him out there?)

    Marlon Mack or Tyler Boyd?

  4. 10 team Keeper PPR. Have a stable of RB’s and Damien Harris as a 17th round flyer. Would you drop him for Trequan Smith, Ginn, Humphries, Beasley? Justin Jackson still sitting out there also.


    1. No i can’t justify that move yet. Jackson could be close, but i want to see what happens this week before considering that

  5. Thanks Trashman. I’m looking forward to dumpster diving with you a time or two this season.

    1. Right on, be careful, it can get addictive!

  6. Trashman, You are money! Solid work!!

    1. Thanks Mike, glad to see you’re still rolling with us

  7. RW, need some help. Got 3 questions…

    1. One PPR – Flex (Need One): Mike Williams, Cortland Sutton, Kalen Ballage, or Justice Hill?

    2. Goff or Murray?

    3. Who to Sit (One PPR)? Josh Jacobs, Kupp, DJ Moore?


    1. Williams, goff, I’d sit Moore

      1. Thanks man

  8. Trashy bastard,

    Full ppr flex:

    Gio or Christian Kirk?

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    Pro member. Kyler murray or goff?
    Kyler Murray or phillip rivers

    1. I’m sitting Murray till i see how he performs in a real game. Detroit’s defense has improved too.

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    Full PPR question. TY Hilton or Josh Gordon?

  11. McCoy is active, Sony or D.Will in PPR?

  12. Damien Williams, Tevin Coleman Tyler Boyd and Marlon Mack. Need 2 for flex spots. Full PPR. Thanks

  13. Miles Sanders, Tyrell Williams, Lat Murray, Curtis Samuel. Standard. Pick 1

    1. Tough, I’d say Williams

  14. Ekeler or Ingram in flex standard with all yard bonuses and long TDs bonus

      1. Thanks Trashman

  15. Guys, AB owner and tough bind at WR3..trey Quinn, Marquise Brown or DK Metcalf

  16. Trashman, jacobs or Devonta at the flex?

  17. Are we ready to unleash Kyler today or is Kirk Cousins a better/safer option?

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    Happy Week 1 Nation,

    Full point ppr. Need 2:

    Tevin Coleman, Latavius Murray, or Matt Breida


  19. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    ….so I quit fantasy

    1. Miserable week for fantasy foosball, starters gave me single digits (Michel, Evans, A. Jones, Diggs, Cooks, Winston, D. Adams) and bench players blew up (Crowder, Derrick Henry, Marlon Mack). Starting Michel over Henry based on rankings was a terrible mistake. I almost started Crowder instead of Diggs which would have been brilliant but I stupidly bought into the pregame warmup video hype.

      Moving forward all Patriots running backs not named James White need to be buried in the cheat sheets, I would rather have a Melvin Gordon type player than get swindled by Bill Belichick on a weekly basis.

      Better luck next week, this was a rough week, going to be 0-1 in both of my leagues.

  20. I’m in a PPR and have the misfortune of being a Tyreek Hill owner.

    How much FAAB budget on Marquise Brown? 20%?

  21. In a dynasty league, is Hunter Renfrow worth picking up at the expense of Darwin Thompson? This is a 10 team, full PPR format. My WRs are Evans, Allen, Diggs, Samuel, Sutton, JJAW, AJ Brown, and AJ Green (sitting on my IR). RBs are Chubb, Mixon, Cook, Penny, Jones, Mattison, and Thompson.

    1. Curtis Samuel and Ronald Jones that is

  22. Good call on Randall Cobb. Going to be a hot waiver wire pickup this week (11% owned).

  23. Should I drop Kirk or Curtis Samuel for Hollywood Brown ?

  24. I drafted the Jags D and I’m thinking it was a big mistake. How would rank the top 10 Ds?

  25. How would you prioritize John Brown, John Ross, and Hollywood Brown in waivers? Thanks in advance

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