Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 1
I pity the fantasy player that has to sift through the garbage this during the playoffs, but there have been multiple injuries to befall some of our studs over the week so it may be required. Proceed with precaution…
Nick Foles, Eagles: Foles is no longer thought of as the wunderkind who threw for 27 TDs and 2 INTs in 13 games during his second year in the league, but the downtrodden New York Giants offer a lot of leeway for just OK QBs. He’ll have has full arsenal of weapons to dismantle their defense.
Kerwynn Williams, Cardinals: Adrian Peterson is done for the season, maybe forever, and Williams has been yeoman-like but amassing volume in carries. He’ll get a Redskins team that has been yielding high yardage in the run game.
Rod Smith, Cowboys: Smith has approached 50 yards and a TD on the ground in 2 of his last 3 games, and let’s not leave out the 115 yards he had in the passing game last week. The Raiders are bad enough to allow for two rushers to make their nut this week.
T.J. Yeldon/Chris Ivory, Jaguars: Leonard Fournette is on the wrong side of questionable after not practicing on Friday, leaving a strong possibility that he’ll sit on Sunday. Yeldon and Ivory will make up an uninspiring tandem against a stout Texans run defense.
Wayne Gallman, Giants: Gallman has been the Giants’ flavor of the week for about a week and looks to be the bell cow going into week 15. There’s a chance the Giants abandon the run if the Eagles run away with things, but Gallman should see double digit carries and at least a couple scoring opportunities.
Corey Coleman, Browns: We thought DeShone Kizer forgot about Coleman once Josh Gordon returned to the fold, but Coleman bounced back in Week 14 with 62 yards and a TD. More importantly, he produced right alongside Gordon who had 69 yards and a TD. The Ravens’ generally competent secondary is without Jimmy Smith this week, leaving the Browns receivers some room to run.
Keelan Cole, Jaguars: Cole has been just as viable as Marqise Lee and Dede Westbrook over the past few weeks, and he’s less likely to be owned than either of them. Allen Hurns is still sidelined and the Texans secondary stinks. He’s worth a shot in deep leagues.
Cordarrell Patterson, Raiders: Patterson plays the Cooper role again this week, and he gets a cheesecloth-like Cowboys secondary that gives up plays in chunks.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals: RSJ cooled off the last couple weeks, playing behind Jermaine Gresham, but Gresham is out this week so RSJ gets a big boost against a Washington team that has given up more points to TEs than 30 other teams this season.