Sunday Stash Report: Week 14 (Fantasy Football)
The Sunday Stash Report continues ahead of Week 14 after the lightest injury week of the season. Last week’s Stash Report may have nailed Trent Taylor, who appears to have established an immediate rapport with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Fantasy owners are fresh off another week of injuries, and more underperformance from guys we thought might finally produce (looking at you Mike Evans). Now that fantasy playoffs are underway, we are focused purely on stashing guys that you may use in Weeks 15 and 16.
If you are potentially in need of a dart throw option at WR, Cole is your man. Cole hasn’t been targeted that much, but he did make an impressive touchdown grab last week, his first of the season, and is seeing the bulk of the offensive snaps. That enough makes him worth stashing.
Corey Clement (RB – PHI)
The Eagles have the Giants and Raiders Weeks 15 and 16. Corey Clement is currently behind LeGarrette Blount and Jay Ajayi in the pecking order, but Clement is the preferred option on passing downs and in the two-minute drill. Clement has flashed talent this season while Ajayi is mostly unspectacular and Blount is a two-down plodder.
If something were to happen to Blount or Ajayi, Clement would be ticketed for an even larger role. He can make a difference if increased opportunity arises.
Matt Breida (RB – SF)
Matt Breida doesn’t have any standalone value, but he’s shown enough this season to prove that he could produce if given a chance. Carlos Hyde has never played a full season. He’s close to doing so this year, but if he doesn’t, Breida will step into an every-down role.
This is purely a pickup in case of a Hyde injury, but this late in the season, your bench only needs to consist of guys that could legitimately make a difference. Breida is that type of guy.
Trey Burton (TE – PHI)
Truthfully, he should be universally owned right now. The TE position is still largely a wasteland so if you are in need of a TE, you should’ve stashed Trey Burton already in the event Zach Ertz does not play this week. If you are fine at TE, then the Zach Ertz owner in your league should have stashed Burton as Burton is the only clear TE handcuff in the league that can produce as well as the starter when given the full complement of snaps.
With Ertz in the concussion protocol, there is a chance he misses this week’s showdown in Los Angeles. If that happens, Burton becomes an immediate TE1.
In fact, if Ertz misses any additional time for any reason, Burton is a TE1. For that reason, he should be owned.
Washington Redskins D/ST
The Washington Redskins finish the fantasy season at home against Blaine Gabbert and Trevor Siemian. Need I say more? The Redskins may be the top defensive play in championship week.