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Week 9 Garbage Grab

Trashman’s Garbage Grab: Week 9

We’re almost halfway through the season, and there are plenty of waiver wire warriors to sift our way through to find the cream of the crop. These are my favorite dumpster diamonds going into Week 9…


Wide Receiver

Van Jefferson, Rams

Jefferson is the undisputed no.3 for the Rams now that DeSean Jackson has been let go. With 7 and 6 targets the last two weeks, and a prime matchup with the Titans, the best matchup for WRs in the league, Jefferson makes for a solid upside play in most formats.


Bryan Edwards, Raiders

With the unfortunate events transpiring from Henry Ruggs‘ accident, Edwards has a shot to become the no.1 WR on the Raiders moving forward. He’s a bit more versatile than Hunter Renfrow, and he was having a solid preseason and first 3 games with Derek Carr before Ruggs came on. The matchup isn’t stellar, but Edwards will get plenty of looks.


Rondale Moore, Cardinals

DeAndre Hopkins is a true game-time decision this week, and so is Kyler Murray. If neither goes, Moore would be a dump-off king in the hands of Colt McCoy


Tajae Sharpe, Falcons

Sharpe will see an increased role for the Falcons now that Calvin Ridley is out for mental health reasons. Sharpe saw 6 targets in Week 8, and odds are that that number goes this week against the Saints, a top 5 best WR matchup.


Running Back

Derrick Gore, Chiefs

Gore had 11 carries for 48 yards and a score in Week 8, running behind Darrel Williams. He looked powerful between the tackles, and he’ll get another shot to make fantasy waves this week against a middling Packers defense. 


Jordan Howard, Eagles

12 carries and 2 TDs in Week 8 are enough to get Howard on my radar for Week 9 against the Chargers, a top 5 matchup for RBs. 


Mark Ingram, Saints

Ingram got 8 touches for 52 yards in his first week as a Saint, and those touches are certain to improve with Trevor Siemian under center this week. The Saints are going to have to lean on the run to take some pressure off of Siemian’s arm.


Tight End

Pat Freiermuth, Steelers

Freiermuth has had 7 targets in back-to-back weeks as the pass-catching TE in Pittsburgh with Eric Ebron sidelined. His opponent this week, the Bears, covers TEs well but Freiermuth should still get enough targets to make him worth your while as a streamer.


Albert Okwuebugnam, Broncos

Albert O is running as the no.1 TE in Denver this week with Noah Fant out on the COVID-19 list. Okwuebugnam is a size/speed combo who commands targets in the red-zone. Chances are he scores and does a lot more this week against the Cowboys.



Tyrod Taylor, Texans

Taylor had 27 and 18 fantasy point games to start the season before going down with injury in Week 3. He’s back now, and he gets to face the Dolphins, a top 3 QB matchup this week. With no true downhill runner, expects gobs of passing attempts from the Texans.


  1. Post By The Dirty Sanchize

    (PPR) 1WR Spot:

    1. I like Landry in PPR

  2. PPR / 6 point passing TDs

    Need to find a replacement for Kyler Murray…

    1. Drop McNichols or Boston Scott?
    2. Add Tyrod, Love, Danny Jones, or Roethlisberger?


    1. Roethlisberger is not available. My options are Love, Tyrod, and Danny Dimes.

      1. Post By Byron Lambert

        I’d prob go Danny Dimes—- don’t hate Love if you have a hunch there

    2. Post By Byron Lambert

      I’d drop Scott

  3. Need Input,

    Full point ppr. Can start 1 qb, 2 rb, 2 wr, 1 te, and 2 w/r/t flex. Record is 3-4, and I keep running into highest scorer most weeks. Need a win to stay in the standings logjam. Would you make this deal or hold tight?

    James Robinson, Hyde, and Tee Higgins

    To get:
    Sanders, Gainwell, and Justin Herbert (going to counter with having him add Diontae Johnson to make up for Higgins loss and he keeps pushing Pitts, Mark Andrews, or Etiene keeper rights as a throw in too)

    Rest of team
    QB- Hurts, Taysom Hill
    RB-Kamara,Mike Davis, AP, Jamaal Williams(IR)
    WR-Ceedee, Keenan Allen, McLaurin, Agnew, AJ Green(IR)
    TE-higbee, Freiermuth, knox(IR)

    If I stay put who would you start at rb2 and flex from
    Mike Davis


    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      answered in the other post

  4. Post By

    1st League-Jordan Howard or Monty?
    2nd League- Hyde or R. Moore?

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      I can’t start Jordan Howard over Monty

      Probably Hyde if James Robinson and Kyler sit. If not then I’d play Moore esp if you think Hopkins will be out

  5. Bench stash through the weekend

    Rhamondre or Gore

    1. Post By Byron Lambert

      Prob Gore

      1. .5 PPR

        Who would you start

        Bateman, Aiyuk, Jeff Wilson Jr, or Gore

        Tajae and DPJ are free agent options too

        1. If Watkins is out, I think I’d go Bateman

  6. Had Tua filling in for Kyler, would you go Brissett or Jordan Love now that Tua is out

    1. I’d plan on love

  7. With Kyler appearing to be OUT – Tyrod Taylor or Jimmy G? Could also go Brisset, Big Ben, Fields, or Bridgewater

  8. I’d go Taylor or Teddy

  9. I have a trade offer. I would receive CMC and DeAndre Hopkins and give Aaron Jones DK Metcalf and Adrian Peterson. Half point ppr. Would you do it?

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