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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 16 Edition

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.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 15 Edition


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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. Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills
(4.76% owned in FFPC leagues)

Robert Foster went undrafted in 2018. The former Alabama wide receiver signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills. At the draft combine, Foster ran the 5th best 40 time at 4.4. The main issue with Foster’s game is his hands. During training camp, Foster had problems catching passes and almost found his way on the roster bubble. Despite this issue, the Bills kept Foster on their 53 man roster and he has been active since week 1. Foster finally had his breakout game in week 10 against the New York Jets. In this game, Foster caught a 47 yard up route from Matt Barkley to set up a Shady McCoy touchdown. He would finish this game with 3 receptions for 105 yards. Foster would then have another stellar performance against Jacksonville week 12. In this matchup, Foster ended up scoring on a another bomb, this time from Josh Allen for 75 yards. He would finish that contest with 2 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. This past week against the Jets, Foster was a PPR demon catching 7 passes for 104 yards. As you can see, the talent is there, but like most Trash Pile players, there is always a reason that they are barely owned. Robert Foster’s defect is a lack of consistency and also with dropped passes (as stated above). His speed, however, will be what keeps him on the Bills roster. Josh Allen has a cannon of an arm, this is no secret, and it’s very possible that Robert Foster will be his deep ball threat moving forward. After the release of wide receivers Andre Holmes and Kelvin Benjamin, there is certainly a large hole in the Bills receiving corps. In the coming weeks, you may see Fosters name more and more. If you are prepared to keep a player on your roster who has deep ball upside, Foster is your guy.

2. Jordan Akins, TE, Houston Texans
(13.27% owned in FFPC leagues)

We finish the Trash Pile with Jordan Akins. The Texans selected Akins in the
3rd round of the 2018 draft (98th overall) out of UCF. Akins is a monster. He is 6’3” and 249lbs and has exceptional hands. He is however, old for a rookie. Jordan is currently 26 years old due to having played minor league baseball for a few years before heading to college at UCF. Regardless of his age, Akins could still be worthwhile in dynasty formats. With his huge frame, he is an instant red zone option for Deshaun Watson. This year, Akins has not delivered for dynasty owners and has yet to have a real breakout game. This past week against the Indianapolis Colts, Akins showed off his skill set by catching a 24 yard contested catch on the right sideline by leaping and bringing down the ball in bounds. After having a pretty big first half in this game (2 catches for 40 yards), he would not catch another ball. His current stats won’t make you jump out of your seat (13 catches on 18 targets for 152 yards and no touchdowns). It’s just a matter of time with Akins, and with his ownership low, he could be easily had for your dynasty roster. If you’re looking towards the future and have a hole in your tight end spot, grab Akins up now.

3. J’Mon Moore, WR, Green Bay Packers
(12.2% owned in FFPC leagues)

J’Mon Moore is a big-bodied receiver (6’3” 205lbs) with great leaping ability out of Missouri. Moore was selected as the first of 3 wide receivers drafted by Green Bay in the 2018 Draft (4th round 133rd overall). Early on during camp, Moore was receiving first team reps which created a buzz among the dynasty community. Then after a few bad preseason games, he was passed over on the depth chart by other rookie receivers (Valdez-Scantling and St. Brown) and eventually an undrafted free agent (Kumerow). This was due to an issue J’Mon had developed during practices and then in preseason games with dropped passes. The lack of confidence Aaron Rodgers had in Moore and also a lack of concentration, made Moore’s stock plummet. He was made inactive a bunch of times and would only be activated for 9 of the teams 15 games. Originally most dynasty leaguers thought he would be the predecessor to Randall Cobb, but it hasn’t worked out the way most owners figured. His original ownership had dropped by 28% since the start of the year. In the 9 games he has been active for, he had only been targeted one time. Moore did end up catching this pass, however, for a 10 yard gain. In this past weeks game against the Falcons, Moore did get on the stat sheet by returning a kick for 26 yards, but he did not receive a target in the passing game. The knock on Moore is his limited route tree and more recently, his problem with drops. Moore is still somewhat of an unknown in the NFL and could definitely have value once given an actual chance in real-game action. If you’re rebuilding, he is someone to put on your watch list or even your roster, if you have the room. Any time you can add a pass catcher with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback, you should at the very least be intrigued.


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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 14 Edition


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I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. This week on the Trash Pile, we are trying something different. I’m going to be recommending 3 stash players for next season each week from now until week 17 that are owned in 15% or less in all FFPC leagues. The list may range from veterans to first round busts, but should be interesting nonetheless. 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. Jonathan Williams, RB, Indianapolis Colts
(12.91% owned in FFPC leagues)

Jonathan Williams was projected as a high draft pick (possibly even the first round) after his junior year at Arkansas. An injury in his senior year before the season started killed his draft stock, and he was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the 5th round (156th overall) in 2016. Since being drafted, Williams has bounced around between a few practice squads and has also served a suspension of 4 games. However, Williams possesses many traits that any team would look for in a running back.

He is a great pass protector, has good vision, runs with power up the middle, has pass catching ability and is known for being slippery when defenders go in for the tackle. Currently sitting on the Colts practice squad, he has also had stints with the New Orleans Saints and Denver Broncos that both resulted in his release. He seems to always be the “next man up”, but then is passed over for whatever reason. The Colts have activated Williams this season on 3 separate occasions, but he has only received 3 carries for 0 yards.

In the coming weeks, it is possible the Colts could push Williams into action a few more times to see what they have in him. If this happens, it could be an audition for a roster spot next year with the Colts, or another team. Williams is a gamble for sure, but there are 13% of FFPC owners who obviously believe in his talent.

2. Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears
(14.7% owned in FFPC leagues)

I already know a majority of fantasy football owners hate Kevin White and I should too. I drafted the guy in my own Dynasty league and got burned. Injuries have derailed his career severely and that is a known fact. White still carries that high draft pick pedigree (selected 7th overall in 2015) and there will be a team that will take a chance on him next year because of this.

This season he has played sparingly. Most of his production came on a hail-mary pass in the game against New England where he hauled it in for 54 yards, but could not gain the extra yard to help the Bears secure a victory. It’s true that Kevin White has lost a step (his speed was his best asset), but he might have that chip on his shoulder mentality that could make him a serviceable roster option.

As of the writing of this article, his career stats are 24 catches for 263 yards and no touchdowns. I have no idea what the future holds for Mr. White, but I am certainly intrigued. If you are in the 85+% of leagues he’s available in, a $1 would probably get you Kevin White and that’s not a bad price coming from the Trash Man himself.

3. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, New Orleans Saints
(7.61% owned in FFPC leagues)

Teddy Bridgewater is a player I am definitely rooting for. Bridgewater is a former 1st round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings (32nd overall) from the 2014 NFL Draft out of Louisville. After a breakout season in 2015 where he would end up making the Pro Bowl, Bridgewater tore his ACL and dislocated his knee joint in a gruesome injury in practice before the start of the 2016 preseason.

Since that time, he has been rehabbing and trying to make a comeback. In 2017, Bridgewater did the unthinkable and came back to play in week 15 against the Bengals. After a standing ovation, Bridgewater would end up tossing an interception in one of his only 2 pass attempts that season. After the conclusion of 2017, the Vikings would release Bridgewater. He was then signed by the New York Jets and after a decent preseason that saw him toss 316 yards, 2 td’s and 1 INT in 3 games, he was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a 6th round draft choice.

So far this year, Bridgewater has done nothing but take kneel downs for Drew Brees. However, the Saints could view him as the predecessor to Brees. In the Saints highly potent offense, this should excite any fantasy owner with a pulse. $1 would probably get Bridgewater on your roster. I’ve spent $1 of FAAB on worse players who would never sniff a Pro Bowl and I’m sure you have too.


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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 13 Edition


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I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. These 3 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. Brandon Powell, WR, Detroit Lions
(2.5% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Chicago, Vs Los Angeles Rams, @ Arizona

Powell was an undrafted player out of Florida. Standing at 5’8” and 181lbs, he was mainly featured in the slot and also returned kick offs and punts. During the preseason, he was targeted 20 times in 4 contests. He displayed his quickness and physicality and ended up snagging 16 receptions for 103 yards. His most talked about play was his punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 3. Powell fielded the ball towards the left sideline, ran towards the middle of the field and juked a few defenders before sprinting towards the right side of the field for an 80 yard score. Even with his heavy usage in the preseason, Powell was cut and then signed to the practice squad.

Golden Tate took the rookie under his wing and helped him since his addition to the practice squad and even praised Powell more than once when speaking to the media. With Golden Tate traded to Philadelphia at the trade deadline, the Lions have turned to T.J. Jones as the next man in line for the slot receiver duties. As of right now, Jones has underwhelmed by only catching 5 passes for 42 yards in the 4 games played without Tate. Powell has only seen the field as a receiver in one of them (week 10 against the Chicago Bears). He played 25 snaps (a 32% snap share), was targeted 3 times and caught one reception late in the game for 6 yards.

The past 2 weeks, Powell was inactive due to the addition of free agent wide receiver Bruce Ellington. Ellington appears to have taken this role from T.J. Jones as he seen an 82% snap share in week 12 and has caught 12 passes for 80 yards the past 2 weeks. As you can see, there is definite PPR value in this position on the Lions team. This season appears as if it could be a wash for Powell. Ellington seems to be the key here. If the Lions end up bringing Ellington back, it honestly could mean that Powell won’t get his shot. However, if Ellington either gets hurt or signs elsewhere, Powell could be a worthy stash for your dynasty roster, or he could be banana peel that has been sitting your garbage can for days. You have to love fantasy football and it’s unpredictability.

2. Jeff Driskel, QB, Cincinnati Bengals
(0.0% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Denver, @ Los Angeles Chargers, Vs Oakland

Driskel was drafted in the 6th Round in 2016 out of Louisiana Tech by the San Francisco 49ers. He has a decent arm and is not afraid to run the ball (he ran a 4.5 40 yard dash at the Combine). In his first training camp Driskel lost out to Christian Ponder for the 3rd String Quarterback and was placed on waivers. The Bengals scooped Driskel up and he served their 3rd string QB behind Dalton and A.J. McCarron in 2016. In practice during the 2017 preseason, Driskel broke his hand was placed on IR.

He was brought back in 2018 to battle for the backup quarterback position with Matt Barkley and with strong play in the preseason (34/58 for 58.6% completion rate, 448 yards, 2 td’s 1 INT), he landed the job. Driskel has since been plugged in for duty in a few separate occasions this season. The first appearance of Driskel was in mop-up duty against the Chiefs in week 7. Driskel ended up throwing 4 passes (all completed) for 39 yards. In another blowout vs the Saints in week 10, he was again sent in for mop-up duties. In this contest, however, he would score a nice touchdown run. On a 4th and 1 from the 27 yard line, Driskel faked a handoff up the middle to running back Mark Walton and confused the entire defensive line. He would go untouched down the left sideline for a score. His final stat line of that game read 2/3 45 yards, 2 rushes, 35 yards and a touchdown.

This past week against the Cleveland Browns is when Driskel would actually be pressed into duty due to an Andy Dalton injury. After Dalton injured his thumb, Driskel was sent in and played fairly well. In the 3rd quarter on the 27 yard line on a 1st and 10, Driskel found Tyler Boyd running down the middle for a quick strike that would go for a touchdown. Then, in the 4th quarter on a 1st and goal, Driskel called his number and took it up the middle (with help from Joe Mixon) for a rushing touchdown. After helping his team score 2 touchdowns, he almost led them to a comeback, but they just fell short. Driskel ended his day going 17/29, 155 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 rushes for 9 yards and another score. He did throw an interception in this contest, but it was called back after a roughing the passer call went his way that wiped it out.

Driskel is serviceable for you Dalton owners (Dalton was just placed on IR). Driskel is definite Trash Pile material as he is another player that will be free for all you FAAB cheapskates.

3. Jason Croom, TE, Buffalo Bills
(1.05% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Miami, Vs New York Jets, Vs Detroit

We finalize the Trash Pile this week, appropriately, with a tight end. As many of you know, tight end is a wasteland this season. If you don’t have the top 5 guys, you basically are plugging in nuts and bolts to try to get basically anything from the position. Croom played college ball for the University of Tennessee, where he was used sparingly and only scored 6 touchdowns in his collegiate career. Going undrafted, the Buffalo Bills signed him in 2017. After being placed on the IR for a short amount of time in the preseason of 2017, he was then cut. Then in November of that same year was finally signed to the practice squad.

After a large chunk of a season learning from Charles Clay, Croom finally showcased his skills in week 3 of the preseason vs the Bengals. In this game, Croom ran a tight end screen pattern and Nathan Peterman found him and Croom did the rest. From 18 yards out, Croom weaved away from a tackler, ran down the right sideline and jumped between 2 defenders for a score. This solidified his role as the backup to Charles Clay. Croom was on the opening day roster and has since had some success.

In week 3 against the Vikings, Josh Allen found Croom on a play action pass down the right sideline and he ran it in for a 26 yard touchdown (untouched). Croom has also been heavily targeted in a few matchups. Against the Chargers in week 2 he had 4 targets and against the Bears in week 9, he had 5 targets (catching 3) for 36 yards. With Charles Clay being often injured and the only other tight end on the roster being a converted quarterback in Logan Thomas, Croom could have some dynasty value.

This value could be limited though, but most tight end value this year is limited. If you have a larger roster, Croom might be a name to look into. Basically Croom is a player sitting on the curb with a piece of cardboard with sharpie on it that says “FREE”. How much do you like picking up free trash?


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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 12 Edition

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. These 3 guys are barely owned. This week, I’m trying something different. These guys might actually contribute to your squad in the coming weeks. I have provided 2 rookies and one veteran that pretty much everyone knows. Here goes:

1. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens
(0.2% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Oakland, @ Atlanta, @ Kansas City

If you are an Alex Collins owner, you are certainly frustrated by Gus Edwards. The big bodied running back (6’1” 238lbs) spent his first 3 college seasons with Miami University before transferring to Rutgers to finish out his collegiate career. Going undrafted, the Ravens scooped Edwards up and signed him as a free agent. In the preseason, he led the Ravens in rushing with 53 rushes for 174 yards. After the preseason finale, Edwards was cut and then signed to the practice squad.

When Kenneth Dixon went down with an injury in week 5, the Ravens activated Edwards in week 6. Since being activated, Edwards has been a bruiser when given the ball. In his first regular season action against Tennessee, he rushed 10 times for 42 yards and had a nice 11 yard run up the gut breaking a few tackles in the process. He hasn’t received more than 10 carries again until this past week against Cincinnati. Edwards out carried Alex Collins 17 to 7 in this contest and he gashed the Bengals defense in between the tackles 17 times for 115 yards (6.8 YPC) and a score. On his touchdown run, Edwards took the handoff and ran up the middle, broke one tackle when the defender fell to the ground and scored from12 yards out. He even scored a two point conversion to tie the game in the 4th quarter.

If you own Alex Collins, you might want to take a look at Edwards. I’m not so sure John Harbaugh has faith in Collins due to his usage as of late. You may need to spend that FAAB you have been saving for Gus Edwards. It seems as though the tide is turning in the Baltimore backfield, and Harbaugh may be leaning on the rookie runner more and more.

2. Marcell Ateman, WR, Oakland Raiders
(0.7% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Baltimore, Vs Kansas City, Vs Pittsburgh

Marcell Ateman was selected in the 2018 NFL Draft in the 7th round (pick 228) by the Oakland Raiders out of Oklahoma State. In his senior year at OSU, he caught 59 passes for 1,156 yards and 8 touchdowns. He slipped in the draft due to the lack of speed, his limited route tree and his injury history (he missed his junior year due to a foot injury).

What Ateman lacks in speed, he makes up for with his size and catch radius. Ateman is a big body (6’5” 219lbs) that will create a mismatch with most corners and safeties. In the preseason, Ateman displayed these traits which made him a reliable target. In all 4 preseason games Ateman was targeted 17 times and caught 12 passes (71% catch rate) for 139 yards. In the 2nd week of the preseason against the Los Angeles Rams, Ateman also displayed some quickness on a 9 yard out route that he gained an extra 16 yards after the catch for 25 yards.

The most impressive stat that the box score won’t show is that Ateman did not record a single drop in the preseason. Even though Ateman had been impressive, he did not make the 53 man roster and was signed to the Raiders practice squad. Once Amari Cooper was dealt to the Dallas Cowboys, the Raiders promoted Ateman to the active roster. In the first 3 weeks he was active, however, he did not see the field. Heading into the week 11 matchup against Arizona, wide receiver Jordy Nelson was ruled out, which meant Ateman would see an uptick in snaps. He would go on to produce by catching 4 passes for 50 yards (which led the Raiders in receiving). With the game near the end in the 4th quarter, Derek Carr showed his faith in Ateman and threw a sideline dart to him for 32 yards. Ateman quickly got out of bounds once he corralled the pass and this completion would help set up the game winning field goal by Daniel Carlson. Ateman is definitely someone you should look at.

With his huge frame, he’s an instant red zone threat. The only thing holding him back is the Raiders offense. If you like gambles, Ateman could definitely be a boom-bust gamble for your roster.

3. Colt McCoy, QB, Washington Redskins
(0.4% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Dallas, @ Philadelphia, Vs New York Giants

Normally on the Trash Pile, I would recommend someone to stash on your Dynasty team that’s a little younger. With playoffs in the near future, and a gruesome injury to starting quarterback Alex Smith that will have him miss the rest of the season, I am recommending a familiar name in Colt McCoy. He was a fantastic college quarterback while at Texas and was even the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy back in 2008.

Since being drafted in the league in 2010 (3rd round, 85th overall), he has played for Cleveland and San Francisco until settling with Washington since the 2014 season. McCoy has had his ups and downs since being in the league, but is definitely serviceable. His career stats before being put to work this past week were 508 completions out of 842 attempts for 5,586 yards with 26 touchdowns and 23 INT’s. This past week, McCoy didn’t look too out of place and almost gave Washington a chance to win in Smith’s absence. A missed 63 yard field goal left them just short of the “W”. McCoy’s final stat line was 6/12 for 54 yards and a touchdown pass to tight end Jordan Reed in the left corner of the end zone. McCoy even ran 5 times for 35 yards.

He lands on this list because Alex Smith’s ownership in FFPC is at 86.7%. A lot of those teams might need to scramble to find a useable quarterback and McCoy could possibly be just that. I’m not saying he’s going to win anybody their leagues, but with FFPC’s trade deadline (and many other sites trading deadlines) going by the wayside this past weekend, you are basically relegated to free agents. If you didn’t already snag a backup quarterback, you are basically looking at such names as: Eli Manning, Brock Osweiler or C.J. Beathard (those were the top 3 in my league – just as an example). I know McCoy isn’t a sexy name whatsoever, but sometimes you have to scrape by in fantasy football. Don’t go crazy with your FAAB if you need to add him. Hell, you may even be able to get him for $1. Would you pay $1 to keep your season going? I sure would.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 11 Edition

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)
On IR

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?

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 10 Edition

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Like last week, these 3 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. Braxton Berrios, WR, New England Patriots
(1.4% owned in FFPC leagues)
On IR

Berrios was a 6th round pick by the Patriots in the 2018 Draft (210th overall) out of Miami University. Before being drafted, he was compared to former Patriot Wes Welker. Standing at 5’9” and only 185lbs, it’s easy to see the comparison. In college, Berrios played out of the slot and throughout his career at Miami and compiled 96 catches for 1,121 yards and 14 touchdowns. At Miami’s Pro Day, he showed off his speed by running a 4.44 40 time. The Patriots were intrigued and ended up drafting him.

Berrios is a fearless receiver and is not afraid to go through the middle to make a catch and has been praised for his route running. During the preseason, he only saw action in week 1 due to injury. He would end his preseason with 1 catch for 3 yards. He also returned a kick for 13 yards and fair caught a punt. After that only preseason contest, the Patriots placed Berrios on IR with an undisclosed injury that would end his rookie season before it began. Why is Berrios landing on the Trash Pile this week? Well, Julian Edelman isn’t getting any younger and he does have an injury history.

Next season, if Berrios can make an impression in camp, he may be able to spell Edelman during the season. If you play in PPR formats, he could be useful next season and beyond. With only 1.4% ownership, he could be a nice stash (since he’s on IR designation). If you have an IR spot to burn, you might want to take a shot on Braxton Berrios.

2. Mason Rudolph, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
(1.2% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Carolina, @ Jacksonville, @ Denver

Is this Big Ben’s last year in Pittsburgh? Will he retire? Who knows. I’m not even sure Big Ben knows. The Steelers took Ben Roethlisberger serious when he said the 2018 season would be his last and took a chance in the 3rd round at pick 76 on Mason Rudolph due to this uncertainty. Rudolph was a 3-year starter at Oklahoma State and threw for 4,553 yards and 35 touchdowns in his senior year. What was even more impressive is that he also ran for another 10 scores. He was also the winningest quarterback in Oklahoma State’s history. What is also intriguing about Rudolph is that the Steelers also drafted one of his favorite receivers from his college days in James Washington.

In his first preseason action against the Philadelphia Eagles, Rudolph showed off his chemistry with Washington. On a 3rd and 8, Rudolph threw one up for Washington and the receiver came down with it while being draped over by an Eagles corner for 35 yards. The very next week, Rudolph would throw his first touchdown on a 5 yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster against the Green Bay Packers. In the final preseason matchup against the Carolina Panthers, Rudolph would impress. He had two touchdowns in this game, but the most impressive came on a 3rd and Goal in the 3rd Quarter. The Panthers defense forced Rudolph out of the pocket and he rolled to his right and threw across his body to the middle of the end zone to find Quadree Henderson for a touchdown. His preseason performances had ups and downs. He did throw a costly interception in week 2 against Green Bay. In the first offensive snap of the game, Rudolph threw a pass that was intended for Darius Heyward-Bey and Tramon Williams read it perfectly and jumped the route to pick the pass for an easy pick six.

All in all though, you can clearly see the kid has talent. His final preseason numbers weren’t too shabby. Rudolph ended up with 24/44 54.5% completion rate, 315 yards, 2 td’s and 1 INT. He is clearly the heir apparent to Roethlisberger and even has a similar frame (6’5” 236lbs) of the franchise quarterback. If you own Roethlisberger on your Dynasty team, you may want to grab Rudolph if you haven’t already.

3. Justin Watson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
(0.3% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Washington, @ New York Giants, Vs San Francisco

Ending the Trash Pile this week is Bucs wide receiver Justin Watson. Drafted in the 5th round at 144th overall, Watson is Pennsylvania University’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and all-purpose yards. After his pro day, he began to gain some hype by running a 4.41 40 yard dash and also by possessing a catch radius of 10.28 (91st percentile). Not only does he have speed, but he also runs crisp routes and has excellent hands.

Watson flashed his potential early on in the preseason and was fairly productive. In week 2 against the Tennessee Titans, Jameis Winston hit Watson in the corner of the end zone for a 21 yard score. Then, in the final preseason game, Ryan Griffin hit Watson on a short slant for a 3 yard touchdown. Watson preseason wasn’t all roses though as he did fumble in his first action of the preseason against the Miami Dolphins and also dropped a pass for a first down against the Lions. However, Watson is the only one on the Trash Pile list who has actually seen the field so far this regular season. He has been active for 5 of the Bucs 8 games and caught his only target of the year for 5 yards.

Watson has the potential to be a red zone threat and will be valuable eventually to Dynasty leaguers. His ownership gives the indication that he’s basically free and very well could pay off dividends if added.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 9 Edition

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Like previous weeks, these 3 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. KhaDarel Hodge, WR, Los Angeles Rams
(0% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ New Orleans, Vs Seattle, Vs Kansas City

Hodge originally started his collegiate career at Alcorn State as a quarterback. After a redshirt season, he transferred to Hinds Community College where he would make the switch to wide receiver. He then transferred again to Prairie View A&M where he played his final three seasons as a wideout and was named All-SWAC in his senior season. When his college career at Prairie View A&M would end, he would total 104 catches for 1,797 yards and 21 touchdowns (12 touchdowns coming in his senior season alone). This led the Rams to invite him to training camp as an undrafted free agent. During training camp, beat writers and coaches were praising Hodge for his route running, size and ability to win on contested catches.

With a 6’2” 205lb frame, Hodge would soon show on the field in preseason just why the Rams had interest in him. Hodge made a splash in his preseason debut against the Baltimore Ravens. Late in the 4th quarter, with the ball on the 8 yard line, quarterback Brandon Allen threw a low pass in the middle of the end zone and Hodge slid on his knees to make a sneaky grab for the touchdown. This would be the only score for the Rams in this game. He would make another great play the next week against the Oakland Raiders. Quarterback Sean Mannion, threw up a deep pass where Hodge went up to grab it while being draped over by the defender and shifted his body in traffic to snag the ball out of the air. The play ended up going for 47 yards. It’s a beauty of a grab and can be seen on YouTube.

He ended the preseason with 8 catches for 100 yards and a score. Due to injuries in the Rams wide receiver core, Hodge has been active for 6 games so far, but has mostly been relegated to special teams duties. However, he has caught 1 pass for 14 yards on his only target of the season against the Seattle Seahawks in week 5. KhaDarel Hodge is on the Trash Pile list as a what the heck speculative add. The Rams have a potent offense and a with the amount of talent they have on offense, who wouldn’t want just a small piece of that? If the Rams end up sitting players like they did last year in week 17, we may just see what kind of talent he really has.

2. Vyncint Smith, WR, Houston Texans
(0.04% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Denver, BYE, @ Washington

The next player on the Trash Pile could possibly have an impact in the coming weeks. Smith is a big-bodied receiver (6’3” 196lbs) with a 4.36 40 time from the small school of Limestone College. He ended up going undrafted, but was quickly scooped up by the Texans as a free agent. Coach Bill O’Brien seemed excited about bringing in Smith by saying, “You have a chance to bring in a guy like that, height, weight, speed. Maybe he can help you on special teams and maybe he can do it as a receiver.” With the coaches vote of confidence, it seemed the Texans were pretty high on Vyncint Smith.

He would show the coaching staff early on why they brought him in. Week 2 of the preseason against the San Francisco 49ers, Smith would run a square in route, beat his defender with his speed and dive to catch the ball thrown by Joe Webb III and would roll into the end zone untouched for a 41 yard score. Smith would follow that up with another pretty catch by sliding to his knees and catching a 43 yard bomb from Webb III while being pestered by a defender. Houston was so impressed by the rookie that they ended up adding him to their opening day roster and cutting former 3rd round pick Braxton Miller to make room for him.

He has been active so far for 4 games and has seen 4 targets get thrown in his direction with Smith snagging 1 reception for 28 yards against the New York Giants in week 3. With Will Fuller going down with a torn ACL and Keke Coutee nursing a sore hamstring, Smith may see an uptick in playing time. He’s free to anyone right now (not just in FFPC), so if you’re intrigued, have at him.

3. Dalyn Dawkins, RB, Tennessee Titans
(0.02% owned in FFPC leagues)
@ Dallas, Vs New England, @ Indianapolis

Dawkins is the nephew of Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins. He started his collegiate career at Purdue. After his freshman season, he would transfer to Colorado State where in 3 seasons, he would go on to rush for 3,185 yards and 17 total touchdowns (3 were receiving scores). Dawkins, however, would go undrafted and was signed by the Titans as a undrafted free agent.

Currently listed at 5’7” and 182lbs, he is basically in the Dion Lewis mold. In training camp, Dawkins would battle it out with another undrafted free agent running back from Iowa named Akrum Wadley. Both running backs would showcase what they had in preseason. Dawkins ended up sticking with the Titans, whereas Wadley was shown the door. Dalyn’s preseason stats won’t blow you away (30 carries, 99 yards, 3 receptions for 26 yards), but he had a few nice runs that showed some juke, speed and vision. He does lack in some areas like pass protection. Still, the Titans liked what they saw and cut Wadley and signed Dawkins to their practice squad.

So far this season, Dawkins has only been active for 1 game, but did not receive any carries. However, if there were an injury in the Titans backfield, Dawkins could be a player to fill in a role (unless the Titans sign a free agent off the street). If you’re Dynasty league has roster sizes of 30 or more players, Dawkins could be worth a speculative add (especially for you Dion Lewis owners) and for basically a FAAB price of $0-$1, he’s definitely affordable.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 7 Edition

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Like last week, these 3 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. Isaiah Ford, WR, Miami Dolphins
(0% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Detroit, @ Houston, Vs New York Jets

Ford was the Dolphins’ 7th round selection out of Virginia Tech in 2017 (237th overall). He is Virginia Tech’s all-time leader in receptions (210), receiving yards (2,967) and touchdowns (24). Due to a meniscus tear in his first training camp in 2017, he was placed on IR and missed his entire rookie season.

When he finally hit the field for his first preseason action in 2018, Ford made it count. Facing off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the 10 yard line, Ford ran a drag route and Bryce Petty hit him with a quick pass. He then sped into the end zone for a 6 yard score. Immediately following his touchdown, the Dolphins lined up for the 2 point conversion and Petty targeted Ford again in the corner of the end zone to successfully convert. After the Buccaneers game, he wouldn’t make a real impact until the final preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons. In this game, Ford caught a team-high 4 receptions for another team-high 43 yards and was targeted 6 times. He did, however, have the ball ripped out of his hands on a play, which ended up being reflected on the stat sheet as a David Fales interception.

Isaiah Ford still remains an intriguing prospect. He is good in press coverage, has good size (6’2” 197lbs), can win on contested catches and can track the deep ball with ease. If he can learn under veterans like Danny Amendola and Kenny Stills and can put it all together, it’s possible that he can either be brought up this season or make the team out of camp next year. With the future of DeVante Parker up in the air, there may be a roster opening for the taking. If Ford impresses, it may be his. Right now, he’s free in all leagues (not just in FFPC).

2. Reece Fountain, WR, Indianapolis Colts
(0.3% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Buffalo, @ Oakland, BYE

Around draft time in April, there was a little bit of hype around Daurice Fountain (aka Reece). The small school wide receiver from Northern Iowa put up some decent numbers his senior year in 2017 by catching 66 passes for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns. This would intrigue the Colts brass and he was taken in the 5th round at pick 159. He was also drafted by a lot of dynasty leaguers hoping that he could be the next T.Y. Hilton as his ownership was creeping around 10-11% (in FFPC) before the season started.

Turns out that Fountain would fall short of expectations in the preseason by dropped balls, poor routes, injuries and being passed on the depth chart by other wide receivers on the roster. Fountain didn’t even suit up for the first preseason game due to a minor bursae injury to his knee. This injury would bother him throughout the preseason and he would only end up with 4 catches for 46 yards. The numbers aren’t very stellar, but Fountain is still a bit raw and will need time to develop. This is why the Colts added him to their practice squad before the season started.

He has excellent speed (4.5 40 time) and possesses the ability to haul in passes in traffic and can use his 6’1” 210lb frame to box out defenders. Right now, the Colts are hurting at wide receiver. Fountain may see action soon, so if you want to add a guy who may get a shot in the NFL that could possibly deliver, Reece is your man.

3. Jordan Lasley, WR, Baltimore Ravens
(0.2% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs New Orleans, @ Carollina, Vs Pittsburgh

We end the Trash Pile with former UCLA wideout Jordan Lasley. He was drafted in the 5th round (162nd overall) by the Baltimore Ravens. Like most draftees, he was very productive in college and even led the Pac-12 in receiving yards with 1,264 despite being suspended for 3 games. The flaw in his game is his lack of concentration. He has had a problem with dropped balls. In training camp, however, Lasley was praised by coaches and beat writers for his route running and speed (he ran a 4.5 at the Combine).

He didn’t flash in the preseason, but did have a few nice plays. In the Hall of Fame game, Lasley snagged a throw that was behind him by sprawling out with his body turned and ran a few extra yards for a nice 14 yard gain. Then, week 3 against the Dolphins, Lasley extended his body to catch a low throw by Robert Griffin III for 13 yards. His total production from the preseason wasn’t really that impressive when you look at the numbers (6 catches, 58 yards), but he definitely has potential.

The problem currently for Lasley is that the Ravens have proven veterans ahead of him on the depth chart (Michael Crabtree, John Brown, Willie Snead) which led him to be placed on the practice squad to start the year where he has found his name on the inactive list.

The good news is that one of those receivers (John Brown), is on a 1 year prove it deal that will end after this season. It is very possible that Brown will command a larger salary and might head out of town in the offseason. Lasley could be a good grab later on to sit and wait on in your offseason stashes.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 6 Waiver Wire Stashes

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Like last week, these 3 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. Temarrick Hemingway, TE, Denver Broncos
(0% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Los Angeles Rams, @ Arizona, @ Kansas City

Opportunity is what Hemingway may have in the coming weeks. Originally drafted in the 6th round by the Los Angeles Rams, he had some impressive stats at the combine (9’7” broad jump, 4.7 40 yard dash and a 6.88 3-cone time), but hasn’t made an impact in the NFL as of yet. In college at South Carolina State, Hemingway was a threat in the passing game. During his 4 year college career, he caught a total of 93 passes for 1,056 yards (11.4 YPC) and 7 scores. The only claim to fame he has had so far in the NFL regular season is playing 8 games on special teams and recording a single tackle. He did, however, have some flashes in his first preseason when lined up at tight end. In the 2nd week of preseason in 2016, he caught a nice 26 yard seam pattern and showed off some quickness. Then again in week 4 that year, he led the team in yardage with 3 catches for 41 yards (with a nice 21 yard grab on 3rd down).

Hemingway spent his second season in 2017 on IR with a fractured fibula that he sustained in the third preseason game. In the 2018 preseason, Hemingway didn’t produce much (4 catches for 10 yards total). With 3 other tight ends on the roster, he was cut by the Rams and tried out for a number of teams (most recently with Detroit and Denver). He wasn’t given an opportunity until this past week when Denver signed him to their practice squad.

Denver’s tight end position is decimated by injuries currently with Jake Butt done for the year with a torn ACL and Troy Fumagalli also done for the year with sports hernia. Jeff Heuerman is their current starter with Matt LaCosse and Brian Parker backing him up. Hemingway could find his way on the field if he can pick up the Denver offense. Blessed with the size (6’5” and 244lbs) of a red zone wide receiver, Hemingway is a receiving tight end that if given the chance, could become a touchdown target. Heuerman didn’t really do much in the receiving game this past Sunday by only catching 2 passes for 18 yards on 4 targets. Since Hemingway has yet to really show what he can do in the pros, it remains to be shown if he could have value.

That’s why Hemingway lands on the Trash Pile here. If you have a roster of over 30 players and you have some dead weight to cut, why not add Hemingway just to see if he has what it takes?

2. Kyle Lauletta, QB, New York Giants
(0.1% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Philadelphia, @ Atlanta, Vs Washington

New York is Eli Manning’s team. At least it appears it is, until his contract is done. That means Lauletta will continue to learn behind Manning. Kyle Lauletta was the Giants 4th round draft choice (108th overall) in 2018 out of Richmond University. In his time at Richmond, he threw for a school record 10,465 yards and 73 touchdowns. His performance in the Senior Bowl is what probably landed him in the 4th round. He outplayed other first round quarterbacks such as Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen in this game and ended his day going 8/12 for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns on his way to receiving the MVP honors. If you haven’t seen his 75 yard bomb to DJ Chark in this game, please do yourself a favor and YouTube this. Before the draft, he also had a nice write-up in The Players Tribune titled, “A Letter to NFL GM’s”. Giants GM Dave Gettleman may have read said letter.

All jokes aside, Lauletta does look like he has some skill and if he works on his arm strength and accuracy, could possibly be a starter at some point in his NFL career. When that time will come is the question. He has been the scout team quarterback so far this season, and has been inactive in all 5 of the Giants regular season games. The only action he has seen was in the preseason (much like a lot of the Trash Pile players). His preseason numbers aren’t going to “WOW” you. Lauletta threw a total of 35 passes and completed 17 (roughly 49%), 194 yards, 1 passing touchdown, 2 INT’s and 1 rushing touchdown. The rushing touchdown he scored was actually pretty nice. It was on a bootleg play, where he decided to take it himself and weaved in and out of defenders for a 10 yard score. Another impressive stat of note was that he was only sacked twice in the 4 preseason games he made appearances in for a total of 17 yards. This figure is mildly impressive given the Giants offensive line issues. Brian Billick called him “the best quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft”.

I realize that isn’t much since the guy hasn’t coached in years, but he did see something in Lauletta. Eventually someone is going to have to take the reins away from Eli Manning. It could be Lauletta, it could be Davis Webb. Who knows? I’m not sure the Giants even know. If you want to bet on a quarterback who may or may not become the future quarterback for this team, add Lauletta before it’s too late.

3. Simmie Cobbs, Jr., WR, Washington Redskins
(0.1% owned in FFPC leagues)
Vs Carolina, Vs Dallas, @ New York Giants

Finally, on the Trash Pile is wide receiver Simmie Cobbs, Jr. Cobbs was tremendous during his tenure at Indiana University. He ended his career with 139 receptions for 1,990 yards and 12 scores. Due to a slow 40 time of 4.64 seconds, Cobbs went undrafted. He was invited to as Redskins camp as an undrafted free agent and was signed to their practice squad.

Cobbs is a big bodied wide receiver (6’4” 220lbs) who can be a threat in the red zone. He also has shown that he can make some pretty unbelievable catches. In a game against Ohio State, he made 2 one handed grabs (one catch was while making a nice spin and tucking the ball in before heading out of bounds). Both can be seen on YouTube. He torched Browns first-round draft pick Denzel Ward for 11 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown in that game. All of that is pretty impressive. Why did he go undrafted then? Well, besides that average 40 time, Cobbs has a hard time with separating from the corner at the line. This is something that he can work on with NFL coaching and veteran mentoring.

He did show flashes in the preseason though. During week 3 against Denver, quarterback Kevin Hogan found Cobbs streaking down the right side after he beat the corner using some speed for an 18 yard score. Then in the final week of the preseason against Baltimore, Hogan threw a deep 38 yard pass to Cobbs where he snuck underneath the corner to make the grab and spin his body out of bounds while maintaining control of the ball. He definitely does have talent.

The Redskins current wide receiver group isn’t going to scare anyone (they also just signed former first-round bust Michael Floyd), which is why Cobbs might be a sneaky add. He could be made active at any time though due to the wide receivers in front of him and their injury history (Josh Doctson, Paul Richardson, and Brian Quick). Like a lot of players, he just needs to wait for his time to shine.

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Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 5 Waiver Wire Stashes

I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Like last week, these 3 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. Hakeem Valles, TE, Detroit Lions

(1.1% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs Green Bay, BYE, @ Miami

Valles is a name you probably haven’t heard. Hakeem is a mammoth at 6’5” 258lbs. He played his college ball at Monmouth University. Formerly a wide receiver at Monmouth, he made the transition to tight end late in his college career and began to produce. This caught the attention of Bruce Arians during his tenure in Arizona and when Valles went undrafted, he was added to the Cardinals practice squad. He was then promoted due to injury and was placed on the active roster to play special teams. After 11 games being on the active roster in Arizona and not catching a pass (he did have 4 tackles though), he was cut before the 2017 started. Four days later he was scooped up by the Detroit Lions.

The Lions added Valles to their practice squad and they have been working with him to practice his craft. This past preseason it looked like Valles had been putting it all together. He posted 8 catches on 14 targets (one drop in the end zone), 84 yards and also showed that he had strong pass and run blocking ability. These numbers impressed the Lions coaching staff and they promoted to the active roster as a 4th tight end. The current trio of Lions tight ends (Luke Willson, Michael Roberts and Levine Toilolo) have underperformed by only catching a total of 63 yards with 1 score. Valles has seen the field in some passing situations also by having 3 targets, catching 2 for 11 yards.

This past week of practice, it was reported that Valles received some first team reps. Take notice Dynasty owners.

2. Jeffrey Wilson, Jr., RB, San Francisco 49ers 

(0.4% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs Arizona, @ Green Bay, Vs Los Angeles Rams

This is one of my favorite prospects from 2018. Jeff Wilson was an undrafted running back from North Texas. In his senior year at North Texas, he dominated Conference USA by rushing for 1,215 yards with 16 touchdowns. Wilson also can catch the ball, as he had 70 receptions in his career at North Texas (which is a plus for a running back playing for Kyle Shanahan). So why was the guy undrafted? Well, Wilson did have a few fumbles in his college career that definitely hurt his draft stock.

When injuries hit the 49ers running backs in the preseason, the coaching staff had no choice but to give Wilson more playing time, and he did impress. In week 2 of the preseason against Houston, he had a nice 6 yard run where he showed good vision and burst (perfect for the zone-blocking scheme Shanahan currently runs in San Francisco). Against Indianapolis in week 3 of the preseason, Wilson displayed patience and waited for his blockers before making a cut to a 7 yard gain. Then, in the preseason finale against San Diego, Wilson didn’t look as good, but did plow through the middle for a 2 yard touchdown showing off his physical side.

Wilson totaled 19 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown and 2 catches for 17 yards in 3 preseason performances. This led the 49ers to sign him to their practice squad where he currently awaits. Currently with Matt Breida ailing with multiple injuries already, an aging Alfred Morris and Raheem Mostert (special teams) ahead of him on the depth chart, we may see Wilson in action this year. All it takes is opportunity.

3. David Moore, WR, Seattle Seahawks 

(0.4% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs Los Angeles Rams, @ Oakland, BYE

David Moore is a former 7th round draft pick in 2017 out of the small school East Central University. He is the all time leader at East Central in receiving yards (2,776) and touchdowns (35). After being a practice squad player and only dressing for 1 game in his rookie season in 2017, Moore made a splash in his 2nd training camp. Rave reviews from coaches and beat writers about Moore’s speed, quickness, and his skill on contested catches. All of these traits were put on display in the preseason. Most notably the catch Moore made against San Diego. With 2 defensive backs draped all over him, Moore made an unbelievable play and caught the ball in traffic for a 52 yard gain. It’s really something to see.

If you haven’t seen it already, you should look for it on YouTube. He also made a great contested catch and run vs Minnesota in the preseason and after the catch, he made a nice spin move to get away from the defender to sprint into the end zone for a 36 yard score. Pro Football Focus had David Moore rated the #19 WR out of 182 in the preseason (minimum of 5 targets). That’s not too shabby for a guy from a small school. His final totals in the preseason were 6 catches for 147 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 3 punts vs Minnesota for 24 yards (8 ypr).

This season so far, Moore has been active, he just hasn’t caught a pass. He currently sits 3rd string LWR behind Brandon Marshall and Doug Baldwin on the Seahawks depth chart. Will Russell Wilson throw a pass to Moore this year? I don’t know, but it looks like 0.4% of FFPC owners are waiting to find out.

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Dynasty Dumpster Diving: Week 4 Waiver Wire Adds/Stashes

Another crazy week in the NFL is in the books. There were definitely some surprises in the outcomes of a few games. I see you Buffalo! Usually, I would give you 5 names of players who were owned in 45% or below in FFPC leagues. This week, we are going to dive deeper into that dumpster and take a look at 5 players barely owned that you should stash (this is for deeper leagues). Let’s go:

1.  Richie James, WR, San Francisco 49ers

(Owned in 0.9% of FFPC leagues)

Vs Arizona, @ Green Bay, vs Los Angeles Rams

James was a 7th round draft pick by the 49ers in 2018 out of Middle Tennessee State. Due to injuries to his collarbone and a high ankle sprain in college, he was limited in his senior year to only 5 games and fell in the draft. Currently he has yet to see the field as a receiver in a regular season game, but the talent is definitely there. Listed at 5’9”, he plays bigger than his small stature and thrives on contested catches. With 4.48 speed, he is also a deep threat. In his very first preseason game against Dallas, he caught a short slant 7 yards for a touchdown, showing off his shiftiness. Then in week 3 of the preseason, he had a team high 65 yards where 42 yards came on a dig route where he beat his defender with ease. James solidified his place on the 49ers roster in the preseason finale against the San Diego Chargers by hauling in 7 of his team high 8 targets for 80 yards. This season, you may see James play mostly special teams. Things could change if a receiver in front of him on the depth chart gets injured. The 49ers current wide receiver corps has had their fair share of injury concerns, so he should be a name you keep in mind when the time is right. As of right now, he’s basically free. If you’re in a super deep league, you should definitely take a flier on Richie James. 

2. Chris Warren III, RB, Oakland Raiders

(Owned in 9.13% of FFPC leagues)

Currently on IR

The son of a former NFL running back, Warren made his presence known in the preseason by leading all running backs with 250 yards rushing. Without even being active in the regular season, he’s still 9% owned. This should tell you how valuable he is already to Dynasty owners. Warren displays a Marshawn Lynch-esque similarity to his game. He is a battering ram and is listed at 6’2”, 244lbs who can tire out a defense and will fight for extra yardage on every run. Also, Warren showed that he has some pass catching abilities by catching 6 of the 7 passes thrown his way in preseason. With both Lynch and Doug Martin on 1 year contracts, Warren is an intriguing prospect. You will not see Warren on the field in 2018, however, as he is on IR for a knee injury he played through during the preseason which  required surgery. If he is available in your Dynasty league, he’s a definite add. 

3. Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills

(Owned in 0% of FFPC leagues)

Vs Tennessee, @ Houston, @ Indianapolis 

The Josh Allen era began in Week 2. This is good news for Robert Foster. Undrafted in 2018, the former Alabama wide receiver signed as a free agent with Buffalo. At the draft combine, Foster ran the 5th best 40 time at 4.4. The main issue with Foster’s game is his hands. During training camp, Foster had problems catching passes and almost found his way on the roster bubble. Despite this issue, the Bills kept Foster on their 53 man roster and he has been active since week 1. After playing 16 snaps in week 1 and failing to catch a pass, he finally snagged 2 passes (on 3 targets) in week 2 against the Chargers for 30 yards. This past week vs Minnesota, he dropped a 58 yard bomb from Josh Allen and also dropped a simple shovel pass that was ruled as a fumble (credited to Josh Allen). His mental lapses and concentration will be taxing to the Bills coaching staff, but his speed will keep him on the roster. Josh Allen has a cannon of an arm, this is no secret. The question is, can Robert Foster be the deep threat wide receiver that Allen needs in Buffalo? I’m not sure, but he’s basically free in all leagues for anyone to find out. 

4. Mike Boone, RB, Minnesota Vikings

(Owned in 2.46% of FFPC leagues)

@ Los Angeles Rams, @ Philadelphia, Vs Arizona

Mike Boone finally got a taste of regular season action against Buffalo this past Sunday. Unfortunately, the game was out of hand with Buffalo jumping up to an early lead and Boone only got to carry the ball twice. His first carry was stuffed at the line, but the other carry, Boone showed off some burst and sped through the middle of the line for 11 yards. That would be his last carry of his regular season debut to date. His final stat line from Sunday would read 2 carries, 11 yards, 1 catch, 0 yards and a costly missed block that led to a sack on a crucial 3rd down. Not exactly what everyone had envisioned from the SPARQ freak, Mike Boone (he was ranked as the 2nd most athletic running back in the 2018 draft class). This certainly will not be the last we hear about Boone. He looked pretty good in the preseason. Boone carried the ball 49 times for 185 yards in all 4 preseason games and shredded Jacksonville week 2 for 91 yards. His ownership jumped a full percentage before this week and I expect that most owners will forget about him after this game. Like most of the other guys on this list, he too may be free. If Dalvin Cook were to get injured again like he did last season, Mike Boone could be a decent asset. 

5. Javon Wims, WR, Chicago Bears

(1.17% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs Tampa Bay, BYE, @ Miami

Wims had a terrific preseason for the Bears and led all preseason receivers with 227 yards. Javon used the preseason to refine his route running, show off his straight line speed and perfect his body control. In the Hall of Fame game vs the Baltimore Ravens, he was targeted 10 times catching 7 passes for 89 yards. Against the Chiefs week 3 in the preseason, Wims had another strong showing and even caught a 7 yard touchdown pass by stretching out and lunging for the ball in the back corner of the end zoneIt’s pretty evident that the Chicago Bears value Javon Wims. Currently he is the 6th wide receiver on their depth chart. Rather than cut him and try to add him on the practice squad and risk losing him, they added him to their 53 man roster. The Bears really don’t have any proven wide outs on the roster outside of Allen Robinson and for this reason, Wims could be a diamond in the rough, if added. Wims has yet to be activated for a regular season game, but may be given a chance next week due to an injury to Anthony Miller. Wims is an excellent candidate as a stash on your dynasty roster. 

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Dynasty Dumpster Diving: Week 3 Waiver Wire Adds/Stashes

What a Week 3! By now, you might have an idea if you have some dead weight on your roster. Below are some players who you might be able to stash, use as a streaming option, trade bait, or provide depth for your roster. These guys are owned in less than 45% of all FFPC leagues (ownership may be even less in leagues like Yahoo! or ESPN). Keep in mind these player options are for leagues of 20 or more roster spots:

1. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

(16.89 % owned in FFPC leagues)

@ Carolina, @ Atlanta, Vs Miami

A.J. Green lit it up on Thursday night. This may have overshadowed the performance of wide receiver Tyler Boyd. He played 58 of 76 offensive snaps (76%) and appears to have cemented his role as #2 WR in Cincinnati (ahead of speedster John Ross). Dalton looked Boyd’s way often in this matchup and the results were significant. Boyd tied A.J. Green with a team high 9 targets and hauled in 6 passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. It certainly was what the Bengals have been waiting for after drafting him in the 2nd round of 2016 out of Pitt. There is value to be had here with an addition of Boyd to your roster. Spend some FAAB and get some depth at WR!

2. Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

(26.34% owned in FFPC league)

Vs Pittsburgh, @ Chicago, BYE

Fitz-magic is back! Why am I recommending a 30-something quarterback who may only have 1 more start this season? Well, Pat Mahomes just lit up the Steelers defense for 6 passing touchdowns (Fitzpatrick plays that same defense this upcoming Sunday). It’s extremely possible that after this Sunday’s game vs the Steelers that Head Coach Dirk Koetter goes back to his suspended quarterback, Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick sure is going to make that decision tough. Currently Fitzpatrick leads the NFL with 819 passing yards (both games he threw for over 400 yards), is 2nd in the league with 8 td’s, and has a QB rating of 151.5 (tops in the NFL). If Koetter does end up starting Winston once he’s off suspension, he may have a short leash. Use Fitz-magic as a fantastic streaming option on Sunday or as a wait and see option going forward. Depending on the circumstances that await in Tampa Bay, he could very well be your new QB1.

3. Antonio Callaway, WR, Cleveland Browns

(36.17% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs New York Jets, @ Oakland, Vs Baltimore Ravens

 
The Josh Gordon era in Cleveland is over. Cleveland released the oft-suspended receiver on Saturday. This is good news for Antonio Callaway owners. After seeing only 1 target Week 1 vs Pittsburgh, Callaway owners may have been discouraged. However, he delivered this past Sunday on the road in New Orleans. Tyrod Taylor looked the rookie’s direction, at a crucial point of the game late in the 4th quarter. With the game winding down, and the Browns needing to convert a 4th down, Taylor threw a 47 yard strike for a touchdown to Callaway to tie the game at 18-18. It appears Taylor has a lot of confidence in Callaway. At the end of the day, Callaway ended up with 4 total targets for 3 catches, 81 yards and a score. He also played 81% of the offensive snaps (50 snaps out of 62 total plays). With a lack of real receiving options outside of Jarvis Landry or David Njoku, Callaway may be Taylor’s 3rd passing option in this offense. Stash him, use him as depth or even trade bait if you’re in a deeper dynasty league.

 

4. Ryan Tannehill, QB, Miami Dolphins

(44.07% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs Oakland, @ New England, @ Cincinnati 

 
In 2 games this season, Tannehill has thrown for 4 touchdowns, with 398 yards passing and 48 yards rushing. Yeah, not exactly eye-popping fantasy numbers, but good enough that he should be owned more in fantasy leagues. This upcoming week, he should be a decent streamable option against the Oakland Raiders. So far in 2018, the Raiders have the 15th worst pass defense and the 31st worst rush defense. Also, with the Raiders traveling across the map for this matchup in Miami, it could be juicy for the Dolphins and Tannehill. Look for Tannehill to pass early and often and pose a dual threat to the Raiders using his legs. Add Tannehill if you’re a little shaky at the QB position, or use him as a stream option. He may only cost you $1 of FAAB money this early in the season.

5. Ito Smith, RB, Atlanta Falcons

(27.08% owned in FFPC leagues)

Vs New Orleans, Vs Cincinnati, @ Pittsburgh

With an injury came opportunity for Ito Smith. Starting running back Devonta Freeman was ruled out of Sunday’s contest against a tough Carolina Panthers defensive front. Tevin Coleman was given the start in his place and 4th round pick Ito Smith got his first taste of real NFL action as his backup. Smith would go on to carry the ball 9 times for 46 yards (5.1 YPC). He and Coleman sliced through a defense that held Ezekiel Elliot to only 69 yards rushing in Week 1 by rushing for a combined 153 yards. With Freeman being out 2-3 weeks, Smith’s role as a backup running back should continue. Next week’s matchup against the Saints should be fruitful for both Coleman and Smith as the Saints have given up over 100 yards rushing to running backs each of the first 2 games. Smith is definitely a player to stash and hold on to. In the upcoming offseason, Coleman will more than likely sign elsewhere to become a lead back. This makes Ito Smith an interesting Dynasty add/stash. Get him early if you have the room on your roster.
Honorable mentions: 
Deonte Thompson, WR, Dallas Cowboys (0% owned in FFPC leagues)
 
Kyle Juszczyk, RB, San Francisco 49ers (15.68% owned in FFPC leagues)
 
Elijah McGuire, RB, New York Jets (31.41% owned in FFPC leagues)
 
Malcolm Brown, RB, Los Angeles Rams (18.65% owned in FFPC leagues)
 
Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota Vikings (12.45% owned in FFPC leagues)

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Dynasty Dumpster Diving: Week 2 Waiver Wire Adds/Stashes

Week 1 is in the books! Hopefully you pulled out a “W” and you escaped without an injury. Win or lose, fantasy owners will be ready to spend those FAAB dollars up on the next big waiver wire grab. Here are 5 guys you might want to stash, add or even use as trade bait:

Jonnu Smith, TE, Tennessee Titans

(46.63% owned in FFPC Leagues)

Vs Houston, @ Jacksonville, Vs Philadelphia

It sucks for Delanie Walker owners, but he suffered a disgusting ankle injury Week 1 vs Miami and is out for the season. Insert Jonnu Smith. Before the injury to Walker, Smith was seeing a 52.2% snap share in the Titans offense. Now due to Walker’s injury, that number will increase drastically. Smith is a pass catching tight end like Walker, and has scored an average of .36 fantasy points per route. Last season, he had 18 receptions for 157 yards (104 YAC) and 2 TD’s and was stashed in a lot of Dynasty leagues due to his potential. Week 1 vs Miami, he was targeted 3 times and caught 1 pass for 12 yards. With more usage coming his way in upcoming weeks, he’s a definite add if he’s available.

Phillip Lindsay, RB, Denver Broncos 

(13.93% owned in FFPC Leagues)

Vs Oakland, @ Baltimore, Vs Kansas City

Lindsay, the undrafted rookie out of Colorado had a fantastic Week 1. Going into this game, most fantasy owners were looking to see what Royce Freeman would do. What they got was a heavy dosage of both Freeman and Lindsay. The Broncos went with Royce Freeman as the starting running back and he received 29 total snaps. However, Phillip Lindsay was right there with him with 26 total snaps. Both running backs rushed for 71 yards on the day, with 15 carries each. What separated the 2 running backs was Lindsay’s pass catching ability. He was targeted 3 times, catching 2 for 31 yards and a nice 29 yard touchdown off of a screen, which he sped down the left sideline to pay dirt. Fantasy owners should take note of not only Lindsay’s speed, but also his versatility. He will make Devontae Booker an afterthought sooner rather than later. Go nuts with your FAAB on him. He should have a role in the offense going forward.

Ian Thomas, TE, Carolina Panthers

(8.8% owned in FFPC Leagues)

@ Atlanta, Vs Cincinnati, Bye

Greg Olsen was seen in a walking boot after Week 1’s game against Dallas. Carolina will now have to try to replace Olsen’s production in the offense. When Carolina drafted Ian Thomas, they may have drafted Olsen’s replacement. Thomas is a 6’4”, 240lb rookie drafted in the 4th round out of Indiana. So far, he has received rave reviews from coaches in practice for his route running, blocking and pass catching abilities. After Olsen exited the game, Thomas was targeted twice and caught both passes for 4 yards. His production and usage will increase in the coming weeks and it’s possible that the extent of Olsen’s injury would make Ian Thomas an asset to your team. Spend that FAAB folks!

Jakeem Grant, WR, Miami Dolphins

(1.3% owned in FFPC Leagues)

@ New York Jets, Vs Oakland, @ New England 

No DeVante Parker? No problem when you have Jakeem Grant at wide receiver. Grant played 25 snaps and was targeted 7 times (the most of any Dolphins wide receiver) during Sunday’s rainy contest vs Tennessee. Not only did he catch 5 passes for 38 yards, but he also took a kick return 102 yards for a touchdown. Grant has ridiculous speed with a 4.42 40 time, and also efficient with a career catch rate of 71.4%. Going forward the Dolphins should try to get Jakeem on the field more as he is electric when the ball is in his hands. Right now, he might be a bargain, so grab him early and stash him.

Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks

(0% owned in FFPC Leagues)

@ Chicago, Vs Dallas, @ Arizona 

When Jimmy Graham departed Seattle, it left a gaping hole at tight end for the Seahawks. Did Seattle find their tight end of the future in this past April’s draft in Will Dissly? Most draft experts thought he was a pass blocking tight end. After Week 1 vs Denver, Dissly certainly made a case for himself as a pass catcher. He scored the Seahawks first touchdown of the game on a 15 yard reception and finished with 5 targets, 3 receptions for 105 yards and a score. I’m not sure if this was a fluke or not as most experts had Nick Vannett as the pass catching tight end for the Seahawks. Dissly might be a name for you to remember. Add Dissly as a wait and see option for your squads.

Honorable mentions: Brandon Marshall, WR, Seattle Seahawks (49.43% owned), Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (16.88% owned) and Marcus Murphy, RB, Buffalo Bills (8.82% owned)

 

 

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Dynasty Dumpster Diving: Week 1 Waiver Wire Adds/Stashes

It’s almost time for the real games to start, and like most fantasy owners; you may check your waiver wire multiple times per day. After all, roster moves are half the fun. Well, here are a few guys that are less than 30% owned in FFPC Leagues that you may want to add to your Dynasty rosters before the season starts. Here goes:

Mike Gillislee, RB, New Orleans Saints (22.7% owned in FFPC Leagues)
Vs Tampa Bay, Vs Cleveland, @ Atlanta


Gillislee finds himself on the list due to opportunity. Recently released from the New England Patriots after being the odd man out, he signed a 1 year deal with the Saints as the backup to Alvin Kamara.  With Mark Ingram suspended for the first 4 games of the season, Gillislee will provide the Saints a short yardage option. That same role in 2017 provided to be fruitful for Gillislee as he scored 4 touchdowns in the first 2 weeks for New England. It’s possible that he can pound in some goal line carries to make him a decent waiver option for your Dynasty, team. Just be aware, that once Ingram’s suspension is over, Gillislee’s time with the team may be as well. If you get four solid weeks of production, he may be a decent addition to your roster.


Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears (26.08% owned in FFPC Leagues)
@Green Bay, Vs Seattle, @Arizona

If you’re reading this, you may have thrown up in your mouth a little bit. Kevin White has been a disappointment since being drafted 7th overall in 2015. Injuries have derailed his career severely.  In Week 3 of the preseason though, White flashed some of the speed and potential which made him a 1st round selection. He ran a streak up the left sideline and had a nice 29 yard touchdown grab beating 2 Kansas City Chiefs defenders. With only 39 targets, 21 receptions for 193 yards in his career, there really is no indication that White will be a “thing” in Chicago. All I know is, if you have a first round pedigree, you get chances to show what you can do. Currently, he is sitting as 2ndstring on the depth chart behind Allen Robinson. It’s very possible that Kevin White at least could have some value as a depth receiver on your bench.

 

Laquon Treadwell, WR, Minnesota Vikings (11.74% owned in FFPC Leagues) vs San Francisco, @Green Bay, Vs Buffalo

Treadwell is another former first round draft choice. Like Kevin White above, this name may have made you yell at your screen or gag slightly. Yes, Laquon has underwhelmed during his time in Minnesota (21 career receptions for 215 yards since 2016). The Vikings obviously wanted to push Treadwell, so they signed Kendall Wright to compete with him for the #3 wide receiver position. The first 2 preseason games were both a wash for Wright and Treadwell. However, in the 3rd week of the preseason, Cousins and Treadwell connected on a nice 27 yard pass and Treadwell finished the game with 3 targets, 3 catches for 44yards. This basically put the dagger in Wright’s roster status in Minnesota as he was released. Cousins and Treadwell appeared to have developed chemistry during camp. Cousins has also stated numerous times to the media commending Treadwell’s for his vast knowledge of the offense. Sure, he might not light up the stat sheet because of the large target share that Thielen and Diggs take up, but if there were an injury to one of them; Treadwell would see a chunk of those targets. If you have room and you want to take a flier, what could it hurt?

Chad Kelly, QB, Denver Broncos (1% owned in FFPC Leagues)
Vs Seattle, Vs Oakland, @Baltimore

Kelly is the nephew of Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly. He was drafted as Mr. Irrelevant (the final selection in the NFL draft) in 2017 out of Ole Miss. After basically a redshirt first year with the Broncos (he was placed on non-football injury list after offseason wrist surgery), he was finally unleashed Week 1 of the preseason of 2018. The results have made it worth the wait for the Broncos. In all 4 weeks of the preseason, Kelly went 40/60 for 463 yards, 3 TD’s, 2 INT’s to go along with 42 yards rushing. Not bad considering he was passed on by every NFL team during the draft. His preseason play made former 1st round pick, Paxton Lynch expendable. Lynch was released during the final cuts making Chad Kelly the backup quarterback to Case Keenum. Kelly would be a great dynasty addition to an owner who would like to have a quarterback of the future in their stable. I still can’t believe he’s only 1% owned. Come on FFPC owners!


Jordan Akins, TE, Houston Texans (18.82% owned in FFPC Leagues)
@New England, @Tennessee, Vs New York Giants


The Houston Texans current starting tight end is Ryan Griffin. Read that sentence back to yourself. There is a reason why Houston spent a 3rd round selection in the 2018 draft on Akins. Akins is a monster. He is 6’3” and 249lbs and has exceptional hands. He is however, old for a rookie. Jordan is currently 26 years old due to having played minor league baseball for a few years before heading to college at UCF. Regardless of his age, Akins can play. He showed off his skills early in the preseason in week 1, catching both of his targets for 20 yards and 2 scores. His production trailed off in the last 3 games and he only received 3 total targets, catching 2 for 33 yards. If Ryan Griffin struggles or his concussion issues continue, Akins would be inserted right into the starting lineup as a rookie. With his huge frame, he could be a nice red zone option for Deshaun Watson. If you want a decent tight end to grab on the cheap, Akins might be right up your alley.






 

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It’s Time: 5 Dynasty Players You Can Finally Give Up On

With the start of the 2018 NFL season right around the corner, you may be looking to trim some fat from your roster before the first game kicks off. Here are 5 players in Deep Dynasty leagues who you may want to look at cutting bait on before you go into the 2018 Fantasy Football season:

ArDarius Stewart, WR – New York Jets 

Stewart was a 3rd round draft pick (79th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. At Alabama, he was dynamic. Stewart looked like he was NFL ready any time he had his hands on the ball. During his last season at Alabama, he put up 54 catches for 864 yards and 8 TD’s. When he arrived for rookie minicamp, Stewart injured his thumb and had to have surgery. The injury caused him to miss most of the workouts. When he finally was healthy enough for camp with the Jets, he had already fallen behind. This caused him to be passed on the depth chart by basically everyone.

It wasn’t until Jeremy Kerley was handed a 4 game suspension in November that Stewart got to see the field regularly. At the end of the season, he was basically an enigma for the Jets offense. Stewart was tied for 10th on the team in receiving yards with Tight End Neal Sterling, with only 82. He also only saw 13 total targets, with 6 catches for 0 TD’s. Most of his production came on punt returns as he returned 9 kicks for 173 yards (a 19.2 yards per return average). Currently, this preseason, he is being outplayed by Chad Hansen, Tre McBride and Charles Johnson.

It’s very possible that Stewart may not even make the Jets roster. These obstacles along with a recent 2 game PED suspension handed down by the NFL to Stewart make his roster status up in the air for the Jets. As of right now, he has basically no value and not worth a roster spot at this point in time. Cut him if you haven’t already.

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Paxton Lynch, QB – Denver Broncos

Going into the 2016 NFL Draft, there were 2 highly touted quarterbacks who would go on to be selected #1 overall (Jared Goff) and #2 overall (Carson Wentz). At 26th overall, the Denver Broncos selected the 3rd quarterback in the 1st round, from the University of Memphis named Paxton Lynch. In his rookie season, Lynch was thrust into action, making 2 starts. The 2 starts showed varied results. He attempted 83 passes, completing 49 for a 59% completion percentage, with 497 yards, 2 TD’s and 1 INT. This past season, Lynch again made 2 starts when Brock Osweiler struggled. Lynch looked visibly worse in these 2 games, throwing for 295 yards with 2 TD’s and 3 INT’s. Eventually Lynch was injured and the Broncos went back to Trevor Simien as the starting quarterback to finish out the year.

During the offseason, the Broncos signed Case Keenum as their starting quarterback. This left Paxton Lynch in a quarterback competition with Chad Kelly to see who would become the backup. So far this preseason, Chad Kelly has outplayed Lynch and passed him on the depth chart. If Lynch is relegated to third string quarterback, it would appear his time with Denver is coming to an end. Paxton Lynch has basically no value at this point and will more than likely find himself as a career backup. Cut bait!

Joe Williams, RB – San Francisco 49ers

49ers Coach Kyle Shanahan had thought he found his running back of the future when he traded up to draft Joe Williams in the 4th round of the 2017 draft out of Utah. Williams, however, has not delivered. The problem with Joe Williams is that he just can’t stay healthy. During his first training camp with the 49ers, Williams injured his ankle and was placed on IR, which ended his rookie season before it started.

At the start of this season, Williams was back and healthy. However, the team had also gone out and signed free agent running back Jerick McKinnon to be the starter. In the 49ers’ first preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, Williams finally got a taste of the NFL. He rushed 11 times for 27 yards and a touchdown. Although he did score a touchdown, he did not look spectacular and played against mostly 2nd and 3rd teamers. In the 2nd week of the preseason, with injuries to starting running back Jerick McKinnon and 2nd team running back Matt Brieda, it appeared Williams would get his first start with the 1st team offense. That was not the case, as Jeremy McNichols got the start. Williams ended up playing on the 2nd and 3rd team and rushed 8 times for 18 yards vs the Houston Texans. In the preseason, Williams ran the ball for only 2.4 yards per carry. Not quite what Kyle Shanahan had envisioned when he traded up to take Williams. It was reported shortly after the Texans game that Williams is now dealing with fractured ribs and may again be placed on IR.

When the 49ers got the news about Williams and their running back stable depleted, they reached out to free agent Alfred Morris. Now with Morris on the roster, it appears Joe Williams roster spot may be in jeopardy. If Williams is placed on IR, he should be dropped in all leagues. It does not appear that his body can take the punishment of the NFL game.

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Breshad Perriman  WR – Baltimore Ravens

Perriman is a former first round pick from the 2015 NFL Draft. 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”. There have been a few flashes of greatness.

In a game vs Cleveland in 2016, he grabbed 3 catches for 64 yards with a nice 27 yard touchdown catch. Another game that same year vs Miami, he took a short slant pattern 53 yards for a touchdown. During his brief career, more was to be expected from a former 1st round draft pick. His career stats from 3 seasons are 43 catches for 576 yards and 3 scores. Currently Pro Football Focus has Perriman graded as their lowest ranked wide receiver. Maybe a chance of scenery would do him some good. I just won’t be the one owning him to find out.

Ameer Abdullah RB – Detroit Lions

Before the start of the season, the Detroit Lions made a few moves to help bolster their back field. First, in March, they signed LaGarrette Blount to a 1 year deal. Then in April, Lions drafted Kerryon Johnson in the 2018 NFL Draft to solidify their future in the back field. Only problem was, Ameer Abdullah was supposed to be their future star running back since being drafted in the 2nd round in 2015. Abdullah’s career has been hot and cold. In his first preseason game in 2015, he had a ridiculous 45 yard run that made fantasy owners salivate. That year he rose up everyone’s draft board. However, he did not deliver. Since that time, he had shown flashes of greatness, but never any real consistent production to make him a commodity.

The Lions tried him out as their featured back in 2016, but he tore a ligament in his foot and his season ended early. Again in 2017, Detroit opened the season with him as their starring running back and Abdullah would underperform. He rushed 165 times which was a career high for only 552 yards and 4 TD’s. His yards per carry dipped to an abysmal 3.3 (the lowest of his career). I’m not saying Abdullah’s career is over, but his time with the Lions may be running out. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Abdullah’s name on the roster cut list. A team will probably give him another chance, but it may not be as a featured back. You could play the wait and see game with him, but if it’s my roster, he is either being dealt or waived.

 

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