Fantasy Football: Dynasty Waiver Wire Stashes (Week 11)
Peter Howard looks for dynasty league waiver wire stashes for Week 11.
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On the Dynasty Waiver Wire, we look for under-owned or undervalued players in dynasty. I list every column in the order I prefer the players but they are not ranked through the columns. So be sure to check out past columns since not all of them have hit yet.
Here is the week 11 Dynasty Waiver Wire.
Tajae Sharpe (WR – TEN)
Highlighted by Rotoviz.com post-draft and during his rookie season, Tajae Sharpe was an exceptionally productive receiver in college at a young age. We can see this in his 73rd percentile College Dominator rating and 94th percentile Breakout Age (the age at which he had at least 20% of his team’s yards and touchdowns). These factors continue to be one of the best indicators of potential at the NFL level. In his rookie season, Sharpe managed to snag 83 targets, 41 receptions, 522 yards and two touchdowns. He faded down the stretch, from Week 12 to 16, and the arrival of Eric Decker, Taywan Taylor, and Corey Davis haven’t helped his future prospects – nor the continued success of Rishard Matthews. Unfortunately for Sharpe’s dynasty outlook, we should like all of these receivers. But I’m always comfortable admitting that I don’t’ know the future and betting on the best indicators to lead us to the highest probabilities. In other words, I don’t know how it could happen, and that’s okay. Sharpe’s College Production indicated a potential fantasy prospect. His rookie season bolstered his case and showed he could translate his skills to the NFL level. A foot sprain before the season has kept him off the field and the fantasy radar in his sophomore year. But I still want to stash him where I can and bet on the trend continuing.
Carlos Henderson (WR – DEN)
Rookie reminder alert! Carlos Henderson should be rostered in most dynasty leagues. He has a good profile but has lost most of his value this season since the draft. He’s an athletic player who produced well in college but was drafted on a team with a deep depth chart headed by two great players who dominate the team’s targets and production more than almost any other tandem. However, things do, eventually, change and as a long-term prospect, Henderson shouldn’t have lost any of this under the radar luster, even though he has lost most, if not all, of his online hype. As such, he may have dropped to waivers, but you shouldn’t let him sit there. With a 79th percentile College Dominator rating and 4.46 wheels, the dynamic playmaker from Louisiana Tech may be a long-term prospect, but that shouldn’t scare us away in Dynasty.
De’Angelo Henderson (RB – DEN)
Two Hendersons on one team? I’m assuming that Devontae Booker is rostered in all leagues. If not, then he’s the target. But DeAngelo Henderson is worth stashing in deeper dynasty leagues as well. He was drafted in the 6th round in this year’s draft but was impressive in the preseason. So much so that there was some talk of him being a viable redraft prospect. While that hype has rapidly cooled off as the season has gone on, Henderson is still an interesting prospect. At 5’7″ tall and 208 lbs, he ran a 4.48 40-time leading to a 71st percentile Height Adjusted Speed Score, per PlayerProfiler.com. While at Coastal Carolina he posted an eye-popping 94th percentile College Dominator and has displayed a three-down skill set. Over the last four weeks, C.J. Anderson‘s snap percentage has dropped: 59%-48%-36%-38%. Both Jamaal Charles and Booker have seen their snap % rise over the same time period. Henderson, as a 6th round pick, is signed to a four-year contract. So he should have some opportunity moving forward to show more of what he can do. If nothing else it’s a free ticket to a backfield that doesn’t have a locked in number one.
Justin Hardy (WR – ATL)
I’ve nearly put Justin Hardy on the Dynasty Waiver Wire before. I’ve held off because he’s repeatedly failed to see a significant increase in targets even when an opportunity comes up – and that’s true since being drafted in 2015. At some point, a player has to take advantage of his opportunities or it will never happen. However, he has stuck to the roster, which is a positive sign. Mohamed Sanu has firmly taken the number two role behind Julio Jones, and Taylor Gabriel has been a very good player for the team. Still, Hardy continues to register snaps and an occasional splash play like his week 10 touchdown (even if it was his only reception). Slow burn breakouts are something of a theme in 2017 with the likes of Nelson Agholor and Robert Woods finally developing into fantasy assets. So here’s some information about a 25-year-old breakout prospect. Hardy’s numbers are solid, a fair athlete with impressive (87th percentile) Agility- according to PlayerProfiler.com – he had a 55th percentile College Dominator at East Carolina. He also had a 71st percentile Breakout Age and his best comparable player on PlayerProfiler.com is Doug Baldwin who also took several years to really show his talent. Hardy is in the “you never know” flyer category, but I still check his target share every time there’s an injury or opening.