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.

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 … Continue reading Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 12 Edition

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?

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 … Continue reading Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 11 Edition

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.

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 … Continue reading Dynasty Trash Pile: Week 10 Edition