Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 2
It’s week 2 and our teams are disintegrating before our very eyes. That may be a slight exaggeration, but a lot has already happened to change the outlooks of many of our rosters. No fear, the Garbage Grab is here. These plays are going to help tie you over until more permanent moves can be made. Or hey, maybe these guys will stick. Either way, these are my dumpster diamonds owned in 35% or fewer of leagues going into Week 2.
Tyrod Taylor, Browns: Taylor may not throw for a ton of yards, but his ability to move the ball on the ground(77 yards last week) gives him a solid built in floor. He gets the Saints this week, and they just let Ryan Fitzpatrick put up over 50 fantasy points on them, so Taylor should be a fine play.
Jalen Richard, Raiders: Richards had 79 yards on 14 touches last week as the only Raider besides Jared Cook who could catch the ball. Against a solid Denver run defense, look for Oakland to get him involved again in an effort to avoid running right at the Broncos.
Theo Riddick, Lions: RIddick had 9 touches last week, and more importantly, LeGarrette Blount had -3 yards and is questionable coming into Week 2. Kerryon Johnson and Riddick should get most of the run in this one.
Dante Pettis, 49ers: Pettis will be starting in place of Marquise Goodwin, and he’s coming of a 61 yard, 1 TD game against the Vikings last week. The Jets went nuts on the Lions who gave up on Matt Patricia with a rookie QB, so I have faith that the 49ers can do the same with Jimmy G.
Ryan Grant, Colts: Grant led the Colts in receptions and yards last week(8, 59) in a new look short passing game. The Redskins are no slouches in defending the pass, but Grant should be a safe PPR start this and most weeks.
Chris Godwin, Buccaneers: DeSean Jackson is playing, but Godwin still needs to be owned. He’s been rotating with Jackson, coming down with 41 yards and a TD in week 1.
Phillip Dorsett, Patriots: Dorsett filled in admirably for Julian Edelman in Week 1, catching 7 balls on 7 targets for 66 yards and a TD. He may be one of the few Patriot pass-catchers that can come up with the ball against the Jaguars secondary this week.
Antonio Callaway, Browns: Josh Gordon is being released on Monday, leaving Callaway to start opposite Rashard Higgins. He was a highly touted prospect coming into the draft this year, and he has the skill to thrive in the NFL. He’s a sneaky start this week against the just burned Saints.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jaguars: ASJ was heavily involved in the Jaguars plans last week, getting more snaps than any receiver, but he had a TD called back so his day wasn’t what it could have been. Look for him to rectify the situation against the Patriots,
Jonnu Smith, Titans: Smith is stepping in where Delanie Walker hobbled out as the starting tight end in Tennessee for the rest of the season. Smith is an athletic specimen who we noticed in the Senior Bowl last year as a solid pass-catching option. If Blaine Gabbert is under center, expect him to dump off to his tight end all day.