Dynasty fantasy football is a long game that can often be won at the margins. One of the biggest margins is your waivers, but the other is buying low on players who are about to take off.
This list is a combination of the two. Some players might be on your waivers. Some might be on another team’s bench. All of these are players I want on my own roster as we head into Week 3.
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Week 3 Dynasty Fantasy Football Stashes
The Browns lost RB Nick Chubb to a significant knee injury in Week 2, and current QB Deshaun Watson didn’t really impress much himself. Through two weeks, Watson is QB15 in fantasy, completing 38 of 69 attempts with a 55% completion percentage. This is the lowest for anyone in the top 30 in fantasy scoring. He’s thrown for 389 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions, adding 11 rushes for 67 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Overall, these stats aren’t all that flashy, especially for such a highly-paid starter in the NFL. If Watson continues to struggle, and the Browns begin to look ahead to their future, it’s entirely possible that they start looking at what they have in Thompson-Robinson.
I doubt Thompson-Robinson ever takes the job from Watson without an injury, but he could become a trade chip in the offseason depending on what he shows on the field between now and then. I’m stashing him in deeper Superflex formats on the outside chance that he gets a shot on a team with nothing to lose.
For now, Akers is on the Rams. That could change at literally any moment though as the team has made it very clear that they are looking to move him. Akers isn’t washed though, and I think he could find a new home looking to lean on him and his talents.
With all of the RB injuries we’ve seen already, someone out there will be willing to take the risk, and I want Akers on my bench if and when that change happens. I’m not actively acquiring him, but if you see him dropped to waivers or if you can get him for cheap in a trade I’m fine doing so.
Miller is another player in that RB3-4 range that I’m trying to add while his value is depressed. Miller is definitely rostered in most dynasty leagues, but whoever rosters him might be getting sick of doing so. Miller was a rookie pick that has yet to take the field, and as teams start to evaluate their rosters they could be swayed into sending him away for a veteran who’s producing now.
The Saints are anxiously awaiting the return of Alvin Kamara, but with the latest injury to Jamaal Williams that will force him to miss time, and the emergence of Tony Jones, they will need some help. Miller could be that guy down the stretch.
Dell is probably a bad choice for a stash candidate, but with all of the attention on Nico Collins, I feel like people might be missing him. Dell was a player I liked in dynasty rookie drafts this summer so I’m not shocked to see him do what he’s doing. That being said, I’m keeping an eye on him to see if he stumbles at all in that unpredictable Texans offense.
As soon as Dell puts up a dud of a game for fantasy I’ll be waiting to pounce. I don’t mind overpaying even if I have to. He can’t get 5 catches for 50 yards every game even though that’s what he’s averaging so far.
Toney looked in Week 1 but he looked much better in Week 2, even though the Chiefs as a whole looked worse. He caught all five of his targets for 35 yards in a surprisingly close game. After his Week 1 dud, it’s entirely possible that his current manager is done with him and you might be able to snag him for dirt cheap.
I’m not at all excited to start Toney yet, but the way that that offense works it could be a Toney week at any moment. I’m fine stashing and holding on to see how the next few weeks go before cutting bait entirely if he fails again.
I recently listed Granson as a riser in my weekly trade risers and fallers column due to his Week 2 performance. All it takes to be a TE1 in fantasy is catching a touchdown pass, which Granson did, the first of his career. However, the trend that I see emerging makes him worth stashing or acquiring in dynasty as well.
Granson caught four of six targets in Week 1 and three of four in Week 2. That’s not terrible volume for someone who’s ranked as TE52 in dynasty ECR. Maybe he’s the guy that QB Anthony Richardson is forming a bond with. Even if he’s not, he’s almost free to acquire in dynasty, making him a perfect stash candidate while we wait to find out.