Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 9

Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 9

Pickings are slim going into Week 9, as injuries have decimated fantasy squads nationwide. Still there’s value to be had in the dingiest corners of the waiver wire. Be warned, this week’s grab is not for the faint of heart…



Jacoby Brissett, Colts: Brissett is a poor man’s Deshaun Watson, confidence included. He gets a Houston defense this week that is being gutted on the regular by opposing QBs.


Running Back

Damien Williams, Dolphins: Williams is the other half of an unassuming Dolphins running game now that Jay Ajayi has moved on. He’s likely to be the 3rd down back, but could see more time on the field if Kenyan Drake can’t get his blocking together. They’re both flyers, but Williams is much less likely to be owned right now.

DeAndre Washington, Raiders: Washington came out gangbusters last week in Marshawn Lynch’s stead, catching 8 of 10 targets for 62 yards and a TD. Lynch is back from suspension, but Washington should see plenty of action as the Raiders seem opposed to giving Lynch more than 12 touches a game.

Devontae Booker, Broncos: C.J. Anderson is an increasingly ineffective 2-down back, Jamaal Charles is an aging pass-catching back. Booker is the best of both worlds. The Broncos are going to have their hands full with the NFL’s hottest team, the Eagles, this week so look for them to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Philly. They’ll be using Brock Osweiler under center so don’t expect much from the Bronco’s WRs. I’m expecting a lot of action for Denver pass-catching backs and tight ends.


Wide Receiver

Robert Woods, Rams: Woods is the model of consistency with an average of over 50 yards a game this season. He’s been L.A.’s best receiver so far, and he gets a Janoris Jenkins absent Giants secondary this week.

Brandon Coleman, Saints: There isn’t a better matchup for WRs than the Buccaneers, and Coleman faces them at home this week. He doesn’t get too many targets, but the few he gets are often in the end-zone.

Russell Shepard, Panthers: Now that Kelvin Benjamin is a Bill, Shepard steps in as the 3rd option in Carolina behind Funchess and McCaffrey. Rookie Curtis Samuel provides more upside perhaps, but he’s been struggling with the playbook and has been playing behind Shepard all season.


Tight End

A.J. Derby, Broncos: Derby will continue to be a focal point of the Denver offense with Brock Osweiler under center against an Eagles defense that is susceptible to the pass. He’s a reliable safety blanket play this week.

Ben Watson, Ravens: Both Mike Wallace and Jeremy Maclin are questionable going into week 9, and though they both may play, neither will be at 100%. Watson has held a steady floor in PPR formats for the majority of the season and makes for a solid play going up against a flimsy Tennessee secondary.


  1. Desperately need a win tomorrow and with Gordon on bye, I’m either started Joe Mixon or Marlon Mack at RB2. Who has higher floor this week?

    1. Mixon has the higher floor due to touches

    2. mixon has the higher floor

    3. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      +1 to the Mixon board. Game script for the Colts also could put a huge dent into Mack’s volume.

  2. Doctson or Corey Davis in PPR scoring?

  3. Now that Watson is gone Should I trade Hopkins Mccoy and Dede for Cooks Corey Davis Chris Thompson .. other rbs are Dougy and Howard.. other Wrs are Nelson Juju Sanders .. Full PPR we start 3rd 2 rb and 2 flex

    1. i can get behind that trade with your other wrs being somewhat suspect

  4. Post By

    1pt ppr… flex… Cory Davis, Cameron Brate or Tevin Coleman???

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Coleman for sure.

  5. 1 point ppr, need to start 2 of the following WRs, AJ Green, Demaryius Thomas, Paul Richardson, Mohamed Sanu

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Green and Richardson, for me.

  6. Thin at WR this week. Are we rolling out the Corey Davis train this week?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      It feels like it. Moreso than the Doctson train (which is a coming up soon, it seems)

  7. 10 Team PPR

    [1] QB: Wilson
    [2] RB: D. Martin, Mixon (Lynch, D. Henry, Cohen)
    [3] WR: Evans, Funchess, Agholor (K. Allen)
    [1] TE: Engram (Doyle)
    [1] W/R/T: CJA
    Bench total: (5)

    So guys like Darkwa and P. Rich are ranked higher this week than guys I’m currently starting like Agholor and CJA so should I be dropping Cohen, Doyle or anyone else to pick up and start P Rich and/or Darkwa this week?

    Really trying to figure out my best WR3 play and best FLEX play…

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I think you can drop Doyle.

  8. Ppr , mack or parker in flex, should i drop alf to pickup alex collins?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Close for me between Collins and Parker.

      Titans have been decent vs. the run, although Collins is getting more and more snap percentage in recent weeks.

      Dolphins and Raiders could be in a shootout.

  9. Post By

    Need one of the three for a flex in a full ppr, D.Parker, Mack, or Jeffrey? Thanks!

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      That’s a tough one, but I think Parker.

      Parker could be in the shootout, and they lost a workhorse RB.

      Hard to endorse Alshon because of the matchup and his low volume.

      Mack’s game script could go sour.

  10. Hell RW Nation Flex Spot Who should I start Anderson/Lynch/Doctson

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I’m pretty sour on Anderson and Lynch, so I’d roll with Doctson.

      Anderson does have a tendency to throw out a monster game in between several weeks of super-pedestrian outings, though.

  11. Need two of these four bonus points for longer TD runs also 1PPR. D. Murray, D. Henry, M. Mack or L. Blount?

  12. Flex question since I see Trashmans’s rankings are a bit old — need to pick two — marvin jones, devante Parker, alex collins, Whitten or Marshawn. thanks

  13. another flex issue — Darkwa or D Henry? thanks

  14. And my last Flex question of the day — Collins, Fuller or T coleman — Many thanks

    1. Post By Nebraskan Assassin

      Also Corey Davis

  15. Post By Nebraskan Assassin

    14 team standard
    Current starters
    Have Jordy, Shepherd, Drake
    Change any starters? If not who do you like in the flex?

    1. Post By Nebraskan Assassin

      Also Corey Davis

  16. Post By Show Me Your TDs

    16 team standard 5-3

    RBs: CJA, Forte, Henry, Foreman, Drake, and jamaal

    Would you drop jamaal forbooker or woodhead? WW is super thin and I’m leaning dropping for woodhead. Thanks

  17. Davante Parker, Will Fuller or Paul Richardson. Need 1 PPR

    1. Davante Adams*

  18. Post By

    Crabtree or Michael Thomas in full ppr? Brees or R. Wilson?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Thomas and Wilson, for me.

  19. PPR – Jarvis Landry or Corey Davis?

    STD – (Need 2) Tevin Coleman, Ajayi, Marlon Mack?

    STD – (Need to Bench 1) Jordy, Sterling, Kupp, Doctson?

    STD – Mixon or Davante Parker?


    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Landry imo

      Coleman and Mack



  20. Fournette is inactive today — Who is the better play — Yeldon or Ivory? and would you play either over parker, lynch or collins? thanks

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      I grabbed Ivory. I think he gets volume, but Yeldon is the explosive play.

  21. With Ertz a last minute OUT, who would you cut to add TE? Dion Lewis, buck allen or Woodhead? PPR league

  22. Need help, Thomas, funchess, Jeffery, Graham, or Davis. Please pick 3
    My team is Silent Riders, and are 3-5.

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Thomas, Funchess, Graham, for me

  23. I need big upside Cutler or Hundley!!!!

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