Trashman’s Garbage Grab Bag: Week 9
I’m going to need a shower after this one, but it’s all going to be worth it my friends. Here are your trashy treasures for Week 9 of the NFL season.
Zach Pascal, Colts: Yes, you could very well go with Charles Rogers or, probably the best prospect of the bunch Parris Campbell, but Pascal has already been 90%+ player and has had 50+ yards or a TD in 3 of his last 5 games.
DeVante Parker, Dolphins: Parker isn’t as exciting as the upstart Preston Williams, but he gets more red zone action so he’s shown a bit more upside. The Jets are burnable through the air.
Chris Conley, Jaguars: Conley has been on a tear as of late, and Dede Westbrook is banged up, so Conley’s chances are even better this week, even if Westbrook does end up going. He has a soft matchup with the Texans in London this week.
Diontae Johnson, Steelers: No James Conner means the Steelers will lean on Jaylen Samuels and perhaps a bit more on their passing game. Johnson is a legitimate 1B to Juju Smith- Schuster’s 1A.
Anthony Miller, Bears: Miller is averaging 50+ yards and 6 targets over his last 3 games, and he gets an almost league worst Philly secondary this week. It’s the perfect storm for a Miller eruption.
Ty Johnson, Lions: Yes, Paul Perkins and J.D. McKissic are around, but Johnson has been the one constant over the last 3 weeks, and last week’s touch leader for Detroit Tra Carson is on I.R.
Rex Burkhead, Patriots: We want to make sure he’s playing first, but Burkhead could be in line for major action if James White sits. White was added to the questionable list on Friday, and late designations are rarely a good thing for the player in question.
Jonnu Smith, Titans: Smith filled in for an injured Delanie Walker last week and led the Titans in receiving with 78 yards and a TD. Walker is still out this week, and though Carolina is not an easy team to get over on, Smith is athletic enough to make some big plays. He’s a safe start.
Jack Doyle, Colts: Doyle led the Colts in receiving last week with 61 yards, and though Eric Ebron will challenge him for targets T.Y. Hilton will not.
Dallas Goedert, Eagles: Goedert may not be on the field as much when DeSean Jackson returns, but Jackson is no lock to see the field this week. Goedert has been Wentz’s favorite red zone target for the last 3 weeks.
Sam Darnold, Jets: Darnold has perhaps the easiest schedule in the league for the rest of the season, including 2 meetings with Miami – One of those meetings is this Week. Darnold bounced back decently last week after a nightmare game against New England in Week 7, so he should be back to his usual self.