I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. I apologize for the short list this week, but life happens. Anyways, these 2 guys are barely owned. They might not be huge contributors to your squad right now, but could possibly be useful down the road. Here goes:
1. Jaleel Scott, WR, Baltimore Ravens
(0.23% owned in FFPC leagues)
Scott is a monster. Standing at 6’6” 211lbs, and also blessed with 4.5 speed, he was drafted in the 4th round in 2018 out of New Mexico State by the Baltimore Ravens. Scott started his college career at Ellsworth Community College for 3 years before transferring to New Mexico State where he would start to gain some notoriety. His most memorable play was in a game against Arizona State where he snagged a one-handed touchdown grab on August 31, 2017. If you want to see this spectacular catch, it’s all over YouTube. His career numbers at New Mexico State are impressive with 76 catches for 1,079 yards and 9 touchdowns. Scott as you can see above is currently on IR due to a hamstring tear, so his rookie season is over. He did have a rough preseason and was plagued by drops throughout camp (thus being on the Trash Pile). If Scott can correct his concentration issues next year, he could become a red zone threat for the Ravens with his big frame. Playing a limited role in the few games he suited up in the preseason, he was only able to snag one of his 3 targets on an out route for 9 yards. If you’re league has multiple IR spots, adding Scott as a wait and see stash could possibly be a good move if he develops a rapport with Joe Flacco or Lamar Jackson.
2. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs
(2.8% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Los Angeles Rams, BYE, @ Oakland
Demarcus Robinson was a 4th round pick (126th overall) out of Florida in 2016. In his rookie season, Robinson honed his craft on special teams just waiting for his chance to get on the field as a receiver. In 2017, he would get his chance and would make 8 starts and play in 14 total games catching 21 passes on 39 targets for 212 yards (10.1 YPC). He even scored in the Wild Card game last year against the Tennessee Titans on a post route where he had to break a tackle to gain paydirt. Robinson currently has a 71.4% catch rate on the season in 2018 by catching 10 of 14 targets for 81 yards. He has also scored his first career regular season touchdown this season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 2. Robinson finds himself on the list due to being on one of the most potent offenses in football. If a wide receiver were to get hurt, Robinson’s number would be the one to get called. This year in camp, the coaches had Robinson learn all the receiver positions on the field. He has even been called the second fastest player on the Chiefs roster. Coaches within Kansas City have praised Robinson for his routes and he has also developed good timing with Pat Mahomes. His ownership is low, which means he’s not on anyone’s radar and will basically cost you nothing. Will you snag him off the Trash Pile?