I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Just like last week on the Trash Pile, we are recommending 3 stash players for next season each week from now until week 17. These players are owned in 15% or less in all FFPC leagues. The list may range from veterans, fringe players all the way to first round busts. If you’re in a rebuild and you are looking towards the future, maybe there is a guy that sparks some interest between now and week 17. If not, thanks for reading anyway. Here goes:
1. Breshad Perriman, WR, Cleveland Browns
(0.86% owned in FFPC leagues)
Perriman is a former first round pick (26th overall) from the 2015 NFL Draft out of UCF. When the Ravens selected Breshad, they thought they were getting the next Dez Bryant. Before his rookie season even started, he was placed on season ending IR with a knee injury. This would be the start of Perriman’s rocky career. Injuries to his knees and hamstrings to go along with multiple drops when he gets on the field, have cemented his status as a “draft bust”. Before the season had even started, Pro Football Focus had Perriman graded as their lowest ranked wide receiver. After the conclusion of the preseason and with more drops on his resume, the Ravens finally cut Perriman loose. After a short stop in Washington with the Redskins and being cut yet again, he was brought in for a try out and signed by the Cleveland Browns. After 9 weeks of being on the roster, it appears that Perriman may have found a home. Baker Mayfield looked Perriman’s way on the first play of week 14 against Carolina and hit him with a 66 yard strike. The play would have gone for a touchdown, but Perriman ended up losing his balance. This past week against the Denver Broncos, Perriman would finally hit paydirt. On a 3rd and 9 in the first quarter, Mayfield hit Perriman down the right sideline on a contested catch for a 31 yard score. Perriman has speed, but the main issue with his game is dropped passes. So far, he has been able to hold onto the ball. If he corrects this issue, his speed would make him an interesting option for Baker Mayfield moving forward. A lot of dynasty owners will be weary of grabbing Perriman, so even after this past weeks performance, he may still only cost you a few dollars of FAAB. At 25 years old, he’s still pretty young with plenty of game left.
2. Mike Boone, RB, Minnesota Vikings
(0.82% owned in FFPC leagues)
Mike Boone is an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati. The SPARQ freak would have a great preseason, which made his ownership spike up to almost 3%. In said preseason, Boone carried the ball 49 times for 185 yards in all 4 games and shredded Jacksonville week 2 for 91 yards. Due to having Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray in front of him, Boone’s regular season stats are very limited. He wasn’t even made active until week 3 against Buffalo and received only 2 carries in this contest for 11 yards. He also missed a block on a 3rd down in that game and it led to a costly sack. Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals was his best game to date, however. Boone had one carry in this game and made it count. In the 3rd quarter, Boone took the hand off, hit the gap and exploded up the middle for 20 yards. So far in the 7 games he has been active for, he has rushed the ball 11 times for 47 yards (4.3 YPC) and caught 2 passes for 1 yard. Also, since his first time being active in week 3, Boone’s ownership has dropped by 2%. This means he may not be on anyone’s radar at all in dynasty. As of today, Mike Boone is free for the taking. If Dalvin Cook were to get injured again like he did last season, Mike Boone could be a decent asset. Hey, the price is right if you have the roster room!
3. Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos
(4.45% owned in FFPC leagues)
The Trash Pile this week ends with Denver Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick. An undrafted free agent from the 2017 Draft class, Patrick was signed initially with the Baltimore Ravens, then cut and added to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad before finally landing with the Denver Broncos that same season. Since that time, Patrick has learned the ins-and-outs of the Broncos offense. It took a while before Patrick actually made any sort of impact. Finally, in week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick would catch his first career NFL touchdown. On this play, there was 9 seconds left before the half, Case Keenum found Patrick, who snuck by his defender in the back corner of the end zone for a 24 yard score. He would not make another an impact again until week 14 after Emmanuel Sanders tore his ACL and he was promoted up the depth chart. That is when Patrick would make an intriguing PPR add. Since that week 14 contest San Francisco, Patrick has led all Broncos receivers in targets (18) and yardage (150). He has also outplayed rookie sensation Courtland Sutton. Beyond this season, who knows what kind of value Patrick will hold. The Broncos could revamp their wide receiver stable in free agency and the draft, or they could roll with Tim Patrick. If you need PPR help in your championship game this week, Patrick does have a juicy matchup against Oakland, but you may need to blow the rest of your FAAB budget.