Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 6
The hits keep coming, so we have to keep mining the waiver wire for injury and bye week help. Or if you’re like me, you do it cause it just feels better to win that way. In any case, here are your 35% and under owned power plays for week 6
Case Keenum, Vikings: Keenum is no prize, but he gets a juicy matchup against the Packers this week. He’s going to have to throw the ball all day to stay in the game. Turnovers are definitely a possibility, but he should have a good day overall.
Samaje Perine, Redskins: Perine has failed to do by force that which has happened by chance, at least for, and that is to take the job from Rob Kelley. Yet here we are in week 6 and Perine is getting the start. He’s going to come off the field on 3rd downs, but Perine should get the first 2 downs and goal line work for the Redskins.
Dion Lewis, Patriots: Lewis led all Patriot backs in rushing in week 5, and Rex Burkhead is out again. The Jets can be run on, but they’re stout enough not to run right at with a big back. It’s a perfect situation for Lewis who’s a bit of a “tweener”.
Matt Forte, Jets: I’m not terribly excited about Forte, but he should steal some of Elijah McGuire’s goal line carries in a decent matchup.
Taylor Gabriel, Falcons: The Falcons are without Sanu, and Gabriel actually leads the Falcons receivers in end-zone looks. He’s a fine flex play in most formats.
Adam Humphries, Buccaneers: Humphries is in the mix every week it seems like, and this week is no different with Mike Evans likely to be shadowed by Patrick Peterson. DeSean Jackson gets the best draw, but Humphries will get plenty of looks in what should be a shootout with the Cardinals.
Ricardo Louis, Browns: Meet the Browns new no.1. With Corey Coleman down for several more weeks and Kenny Britt on the doubtful side of questionable, Louis is Cleveland’s best shot in the passing game outside of Duke Johnson. The way that this week’s opponent the Texans are putting up points, Louis is going to have to be involved early and often to keep the Browns afloat.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers: Apparently, nobody told JuJu he wasn’t the no.2 WR in Pittsburgh. JuJu is outplaying Martavis Bryant right now, and Big Ben actually hinted that the Steelers might give Bryant a break in this one. Eli Rogers is back to play the slot, so JuJu may get snaps on the outside in Bryant’s stead.
Zach Miller, Bears: Mitch Trubisky is favoring Miller as a big safety blanket, and rightfully so. The Bears WRs are hot garbage. He faces the Ravens this week who give it up to tight ends.
David Njoku, Browns: Njoku has caught a TD in 3 of 5 games this season. He doesn’t see a ton of targets, but he makes due with what he gets as the Browns primary end-zone target.