Monday Night Football Showdown “trolls” are players who should be low-owned and overlooked in one-game slates, but have paths to useful games.
Let’s dig into the two potential surprise plays I’ve identified for Bears-Redskins.
Anthony Miller, WR, Bears
Miller limped into the regular season with an ankle injury that cost him a couple of weeks in late August. He was eased back in Week 1 with 22% of the snaps and then jumped up to 52% in Week 2. With a measly 1/2/0 line on the season, I expect people to overlook him tonight.
This could be the game that he pushes 60-70% of snaps, and if his ankle is nearing 100% and he’s able to create more separation, we could see him rack up four to six targets tonight. For someone who could be low-owned despite having breakout potential, he’s a guy to target in order to get the right kind of leverage in a one-game slate.
Kelvin Harmon, WR, Redskins
Yes, we are going deep here, but this article is meant to discuss players who should be 10% owned or less.
Harmon is absolutely the type of extreme low-owned player who can have an impact on a one-game slate. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound rookie wideout was talked up as a potential first-round pick. However, his 4.60 40 time at the combine led to him ultimately being selected in the sixth round, and he’s been outshined by rookie Terry McLaurin, who is the team’s unquestioned No. 1 WR now.
Harmon flashed some of his big-play ability and could have one to two chances tonight in his limited 10-20% snaps. In what should be a defensive struggle, a big play from Harmon could be much more valuable in a one-game slate at what should be in the 5% ownership range.
Also keep in mind that the past couple weeks have reminded people of just how savage the sport of football is with the injuries racking up. If any of the top-three WRs for the Redskins get banged up, it would likely be Harmon who will be asked to step up. This sort of scenario isn’t likely, but if you’re trying to nab a 20,000 entry one-slate GPP, this is absolutely a scenario that is probably being overlooked by the field, giving Harmon even more leverage at what should be microscopic ownership.