Stock Report: Is Chris Hogan A Must Stash Option?

 

Thoughts:
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Edelman dominated the snaps, turning 7 targets into 7 receptions and 66 yards. The bigger story is Hogan, who was talked up as a potential breakout candidate in the preseason and delivered in Week 1. Of course he was targeted just 4 times and, when healthy, he could be fourth on the progression chart:

  • Julian Edelman
  • Rob Gronkowski
  • James White (7 targets on Sunday as he assumes left behind by Dion Lewis)

That said, once Tom Brady returns fourth on the option list (and maybe even third) is an enviable place to be. Last season Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell combined for 92 receptions on 161 targets. LaFell is no longer in the mix and for now Amendola appears to be further down the depth chart. That means potential opportunity, something that we are always on the lookout for.

While he may not make a significant impact over the next few weeks, with Jimmy Garopolo at quarterback, that could change in a hurry. As it is he had 3 receptions for 60 yards and 1 TD in Week 1 and the potential is there for his role and impact to grow.

Consider the arrow pointing up in all formats, which means he’s well worth stashing if you have room at the end of your bench.

Source – ESPN

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5 comments

  1. Gern says:

    Hey Prof, thanks for all the help so far in this young season. I’m wondering what you think about trying to trade for second tier RBs who are down (i.e., Charles and Freeman) with third/fourth tier RBs (e.g., Langford, Bernard, etc). I know it’s a gamble that the better RBs will come around in a month or so and be more valuable down the stretch than the players are traded for them.

    Just thinking about trying to flip Foster or Bernard for Charles…

  2. Mark says:

    I was offered Tyler Lockett for tajae sharpe. Who do u like better the rest of the season?

  3. Sam says:

    Hey RP, made a blockbuster in my dynasty league draft. Which side do you prefer:
    A: Yeldon, Langford, Kelce, Matthews (Jordan) – 2 second round picks in 2017 draft
    B: Bryant (Dez), Allen (Keenan) – first round pick in 2017 draft

  4. Mark – I’d lean Lockett, but both are just backend options.

    Sam – Really depends, but Allen’s injury history is a big issue at this point

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