Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 2
It’s only Week 2, but players are already falling like dominoes. Expand your wealth of fantasy options with these trashy fantasy flyers…
Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles – 35% owned
Gainewell played 25 snaps and scored a TD in Week 1 against the Falcons, as the backup to Miles Sanders. He seems to have leapfrogged Boston Scott as the no.2 in Philly, and he’ll get another chance to shine against a 49ers defense that gave up 2 TDs and over 200 yards to Detroit RBs in Week 1.
Tevin Coleman, Jets – 20% owned
Coleman is running as the 1A in what looks like a 3-headed dog of a Jets backfield. He’ll face a Pats team this week that was the 7th best matchup for RBs last season.
Tim Patrick, Broncos – 22% owned
Patrick ended up leading the Broncos in receiving last season, and the way things are going injury-wise, he’ll have a decent chance to do it again. Jerry Jeudy‘s recent injury puts Patrick on the field most offensive plays, and Patrick knows how to get open. With a more capable QB in Teddy Bridgewater, Patrick is a solid option against a Jags team that just got scorched by the Texans of all teams.
Sammy Watkins, Ravens – 20% owned
Marquise Brown is questionable going into Week 2, and even if he does play, Watkins makes for a healthier choice to lead the Ravens receiving attack against the Chiefs. He also makes for a shrewd revenge narrative play against his former team. Watkins was actually targeted more than Brown in Week 1(8 to 6), so he might be the better play anyway.
Hunter Renfrow, Raiders – 6% owned
I’m actually fine in playing fellow Raider Bryan Edwards this week, but Renfrow makes for the trashier play. And he actually led the Raiders WR corps in targets in Week 1. QB Derek Carr likes to throw it short and sweet, and he also considers Renfrow ti be the best player on the team, so to say he trusts him is an understatement.
Adam Trautman, Saints – 10% owned
45% of QB Jameis Winston‘s targets went to TEs in Week 1, and though Juwan Johnson is a sexy option who scored last week, Trautman led the Saints in targets(6). He’s a good bet to garner the most looks again this week against the Panthers.
David Njoku, Browns – 8% owned
Njoku’s 76 yards on 5 targets led the Browns last week in a gutwrenching loss to the Chiefs in Week 1. Odell Bekcham sat that game, and he’ll sit again this week, so Njoku may be in line for another big day against a Texans team that is easy on TEs.
Teddy Bridgewater, Broncos – 16% owned
Slow and steady won the race for Teddy in Week 1 against the Giants, when he put up almost 25 fantasy points. You could say that this result was predicated on the fact that the Broncos were playing the Giants, which may be true, but Denver faces Jacksonville this week, so he’s still a decent streaming option using that logic.
Jared Goff, Lions – 13% owned
Goff threw the ball 57 times in Week 1, scoring almost 35 fantasy points in the process, so he’s worth a start against a Green Bay team that just allowed 5 TDs to Jameis Winston, based on volume alone.