Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 13
I know it can be nerve-wracking using waiver wire players on your last week before playoffs, so I won’t take it personally if you don’t heed these calls. Necessity may require you to take a long sniff though. Here’s the grab for Week 13…
Blake Bortles, Jaguars: Bortles had his best game of the season against the Colts the first time around, and he gets them at home this week with new toy Dede Westbrook.
Jacquizz Rodgers, Buccaneers: The Bucs are minus Doug Martin this week, leaving Rodgers to head the charge against a middling Green Bay front. He should get enough volume to mitigate his lack of explosiveness.
Devontae Booker, Broncos: Booker didn’t impress in Week 12, but he did out snap all Broncos runners and is getting more action every week. He’ll have a much easier go of it against the shrinking Dolphins.
Austin Ekeler, Chargers: Ekeler doesn’t get a ton of snaps, but he doesn’t need them. His 15.2 point average in PPR leagues over the last 3 games is the only proof you need.
D.J. Foster, Cardinals: You can only play Foster if Adrian Peterson sits, but it’s looking more and more like he will. Foster doesn’t have much experience, but he won’t need it up against one of the worst run defenses in the league.
Dontrelle Inman, Bears: Inman is still unowned in most leagues, though he’s been the Bears no.1 since he joined the team. He has a better matchup than usual against the 49ers.
Marquise Goodwin, 49ers: Speedster Goodwin gets the green but confident Jimmy Garoppolo under center this week. The Bears have a stingy secondary, but Goodwin only needs to break one play open to make your day.
Dede Westbrook, Jaguars: Yeah, I know we keep waiting on Westbrook to pop, and it hasn’t happened yet, but he’s getting too many targets to sit against a Colts team that is left with crash-test dummies at the cornerback position.
Cordarrelle Patterson, Raiders: The Raiders are without Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree this week, leaving Patterson, Johnny Holton, and Seth Roberts at the WR position. Patterson offers the best combo of floor and upside of the group.
Julius Thomas, Dolphins:Thomas gets a revenge game against his former team the Broncos this week. Add in the fact that no team has allowed more passing TDs this season than Denver, and you have a really good reason to start Thomas.
Ricky Seal-Jones, Cardinals: RSJ has come out of nowhere to become a weekly streamer at the TE position. Blaine Gabbert worked with him as a backup and feels safe targeting him regularly.