Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 1
Hopefully it’s too early in the season for you to need these guys, but he they are just in case. Take a long whiff….
Evan Hull, Colts – 6% rostered
No Jonathan Taylor or Zack Moss means it’s up to Deon Jackson and Evan Hull to fill in the gaps. Jackson is owned in quite a few leagues, but Hull is still relatively unowned and could be heavily involved in the passing game.
Kyren Williams, Rams – 3% rostered
Williams is rumored to be the 3rd down back on a team that projects to be playing from behind most of the day. With no Cooper Kupp and a cruddy O-line, Williams could see enough dump offs to warrant fantasy consideration.
Van Jefferson, Rams – 34% rostered
Jefferson steps into the no.1 receiving role for the Rams with Cooper Kupp on IR, making him viable in all formats for the foreseeable future.
Jayden Reed, Packers – 10% rostered
Christian Watson is out WK1 and Romeo Doubs is questionable, making Reed the safest bet of the Packers WR corps this week. A talented rookie, Reed has the speed to find openings in the defense enough to make fantasy hay.
Tank Dell, Texans – 5% rostered
My sweetest son out of 2023’s rookie class, Dell was the talk of Texans camp, making plays at will and developing into a red-zone target despite his diminutive size. He’s with a rookie QB in CJ Stroud who isn’t tied to a veteran target, so Dell can take his preseason success into the regular season. Even if you don’t use him this week, he needs to be on benches.
Jake Ferguson, Cowboys – 35% rostered
Ferguson is the tip of the Cowboys TE iceberg, followed by Peyton Hendershot and Luke Schoonmaker. It could end up being a game of musical chairs for these TEs, but Ferguson will get the first shot, and for that reason he makes for a decent streamer in WK1.
Sam Howell, Commanders – 23% rostered
Howell has a full complement of receiving options at his disposal in WK1 against a woeful Cardinals team – His O-line is serviceable to boot. Howell was a favorite of ours from last year’s Senior Bowl and has bested Jacoby Brissett to start for the Commanders.