Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 1
It’s that time again fantasy freegans! No, you probably don’t need waiver wire winners this early in the season, but hey I’m bringing them to you anyway. Maybe you can squeeze them into a DFS lineup or two…
Teddy Bridgewater, Panthers
Bridgewater is not my idea of a gunslinger, but with one of the fastest WR corps in the league and a cherry matchup against the Las Vegas pass defense, he makes for a justifiable streamer if you need him.
Scotty Miller, Buccaneers
Mike Evans is doubtful to play, and that would probably move Chris Godwin outside, leaving Miller to man the slot – And we know how much Tom Brady loves his slot WRs. Miller has impressed all camp, so he’s not a bad guy to have at the end of your bench anyway.
Kendrick Bourne, 49ers
Bourne will work as the no.2 WR in SF, not that Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk are sidelined. Bourne isn’t a special athlete, but he has a nose for the endzone – He’s scored 9 TDs on just 72 career catches.
Jalen Reagor, Eagles
Reagor was doubtful to play a week ago, but he’s worked his way to a likely start opposite DeSean Jackson against a subpar Washington secondary. Expect Carson Wentz to air it out in this one, especially since Miles Sanders is out. He needs to be owned even if you don’t play him this week.
Lavishka Shenault, Jaguars
Shenault is similar to Reagor in that he should be owned even if you don’t need to play him this week. Shenault is a utility knife in the mold of a more powerful Percy Harvin. He’ll play all over the field, and chances are he’s going to break a play or two open. The Jags will need all the help they can get matriculating the ball down the field, now that Fournette is gone.
Van Jefferson, Rams
It’s a good idea to have any starting Rams receiver on your roster, and Jefferson looks like the frontrunner to hold the no.3 spot after Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. He’s owned in very few leagues so he’s an easy add if you want some upside and have the space.
Justin Jackson, Chargers
Jackson is figuratively limping into Week 1 after being hobbled by a hamstring injury in late August, but the team says he’s “fine”. Before he missed time, he was playing ahead of rookie Joshua Kelley so there’s a chance he continues to do so to start out the season. He’s worth owning at least until we see how the rotation shakes out behind Austin Ekeler.
Malcolm Brown, Rams
Brown is in a similar position as Jackson. He’s the veteran who has experience over the sexier rookie pick in a pandemic shortened offseason. Instead of Kelley though, we have Cam Akers, who by most accounts is a better back, yet we haven’t heard much about him out of Rams camp thus far. Brown could reasonably get the start in Week 1 over Akers and Darrell Henderson, who Brown played ahead of last season when Todd Gurley was out.
Eric Ebron, Steelers
No Steelers WR has impressed this offseason, according to most, but Ebron has been seen making plays all over the field. He’s the Steelers’ best red zone threat in any case, and he needs to be owned.
Ian Thomas, Panthers
Teddy Bridgewater loves a good safety blanket, and Ian Thomas is a fine one in what should be an explosive offense – Well, as explosive as a Bridgewater offense can be. A threat inline and from the slot, Thomas has no competition for reps, so he’ll be involved in virtually every offensive snap.
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