Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 7
Lots of questionable tags that could easily turn into outs before games start on Sunday. Don’t get caught with your pants. (Down). Here’s the grab going into Week 7…
Rashaad Penny, Seahawks – 36% owned
Rhamondre Stevenson, Patriots – 21% owned
Stevenson scored last week, and is starting to get enough targets to warrant standalone value in PPR formats. The fact that the Giants have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to RBs this season only makes him more intriguing.
Devonta Freeman – 22% owned
Latavius Murray is out, so Freeman looks like the next best option for now. Le’Veon Bell and perhaps Ty’Son Williams will be involved as well, but Freeman is the favorite to get the most touches against a middling Cincy defense.
Rashod Bateman, Ravens – 29% owned
Bateman got 6 targets in his first action of the season and ran the 2nd most routes of any Baltimore WR. He’s got the talent to be the no.1, but I’ll settle for no.2 with Sammy Watkins on the shelf this week.
Jamison Crowder, Jets – 23% owned
Crowder is averaging 8 targets a game since he rejoined the team in Week 4. He offers Zack Wilson a much needed safety blanket over the middle against a New England team that just got torched by the Cowboys.
Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions – 17% owned
St. Brown is the most targeted Lions WR over the last 3 weeks, going over 65 yards in 2 of those contests. He’ll be busy this week trying to keep up with the Rams offense.
Russell Gage, Falcons – 8% owned
Gage will see his first action since Week 2, when he had 7 targets. He’ll have a cushy matchup against a reeling Miami defense, that is the 3rd best matchup for opposing WRs.
OJ Howard, Buccaneers – 5% owned
Cj Uzomah, Bengals – 17% owned
Uzomah has scored 3 times in the past 3 weeks, and though he’s not getting a ton of targets, they’re certainly high-yield in nature. Baltimore has given up the 3rd most points to TEs this season, so expect the Bengals to attack this weakness.
Carson Wentz, Colts – 37% owned
Wentz is really the best QB option under 40% ownership, even with Ty Hilton being questionable, throwing 2 TDs in each of his last 3 games. He’ll have plenty of other receiving options at hand to exploit San Fran’s surprisingly tame secondary.