Sunday Stash Report: Week 15 (Fantasy Football)
The Sunday Stash Report continues ahead of Week 15 after a heavier injury week. Last week’s Stash Report hit on Trey Burton, who returned immediate value and will do so again should anything happen to Zach Ertz. Fantasy owners are fresh off another week of injuries, and more underperformance from guys we thought might finally produce (looking at you again Mike Evans). Now that fantasy playoffs are underway, we are focused purely on stashing guys that you may use in Week 16.
Buck Allen (RB – BAL)
The Ravens backfield has been largely a mess all season outside of Alex Collins. Buck Allen’s name is here in the unlikely event that Collins suffers an injury. Danny Woodhead is not being used like we initially thought he would. It may be because of the injury and the games missed, but the reason is most irrelevant. If Collins were to go down, I’m confident that it would be Allen shouldering the majority of the workload. A matchup against the Colts in Week 16 is one you can certainly take advantage of should Allen find himself as the starter.
Aaron Jones (RB – GB)
Aaron Rodgers is back, which only increases the value of the main RB for the Packers. Right now, that’s Jamaal Williams. However, Williams has been injured before this season and could get injured again. It is also possible that he simply comes out for a couple plays and Jones rips off a couple big runs and Mike McCarthy just rolls with it. There are multiple paths to Jones retaking that job. The matchup against the Vikings in Week 16 is daunting, but with Rodgers back, Jones would be worth starting if he were getting the majority of the snaps.
Adam Shaheen (TE – CHI)
This is a deep, deep sleeper. Adam Shaheen is by no means a reliable option nor do I project he becomes one at any point during the remainder of the season. The Bears play the Browns Week 16 and the Browns’ struggles against the TE position are well documented. With the state of the TE position as bad as it is in 2017, Shaheen could be worth starting if you’re TE starved.
Nick Foles (QB – PHI)
Just four short years ago, Nick Foles was briefly the greatest QB of all time. Okay, not really, but he looked like a franchise QB and the future of the Eagles. He’s bounced around the league a bit and endured a fate worse than death – a year with Jeff Fisher as his head coach – but now he is back in Philly and starting for the team with the best record in the NFC. If you’ve made it this far with Carson Wentz or by streaming QBs, Foles could be the answer you’re looking for. The Raiders are a cupcake matchup and that’s exactly the team Foles gets to face at home in Week 16. Sometimes, fantasy football doesn’t have to be hard.