by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
Do you play in an extremely deep, competitive league? Are you trying to get a step up, stashing players for a few weeks ahead? Let us try to help! Each week we are going to turn the clock ahead three weeks in an effort to find a few players you may want to stash. For this week, we move to Week 5 to dig for a few options:
Jake Locker – Quarterback – Tennessee Titans
Week 6 Opponent – vs. Jacksonville
ESPN Ownership – 5.8%
After a big Week 1 in Kansas City the masses jumped off the bandwagon after Week 2, as he threw for 234 yards, 1 TD and 2 INT against the Cowboys. It’s still just one game and you don’t want to run too hot or too cold based off it.
The fact is that he still has the potential weapons with Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright, as we wait for Justin Hunter to put it all together (if that will ever happen remains to be seen). Considering the matchup and the upside, he’s going to be someone to keep an eye on. If he struggles over the next few weeks the outlook will change, but for now there’s enough potential to keep him on radars.
Aaron Dobson – Wide Receiver – New England Patriots
Week 6 Opponent – at Buffalo
ESPN Ownership – 3.2%
We have talked a lot recently about how the Patriots have become more of a matchup team, focusing their offense to their opponent. It’s great that they can do it, though it makes projecting fantasy relevance nearly impossible.
That said, what is Buffalo’s weakness? Through two weeks it’s been stopping opposing wide receivers, as they have yielded the 11th most fantasy points to them as opposed the 24th most to running backs.
That said, Dobson is clearly the #2 wide receiver behind Julian Edelman and could be a sneaky play in a few weeks. All it’s going to take is one big passing performance from Brady, with Dobson making some plays, for his ownership levels to explode. Try to stay ahead of the curve.
Latavius Murray – Running Back – Oakland Raiders
Week 6 Opponent – vs. San Diego
ESPN Ownership – 1.5%
I’ve made no secret about being a fan of stashing Latavius Murray and it really should be a when, not if, he gets his opportunity. Maurice Jones-Drew is already hurt (and looked bad when he was healthy) and Darren McFadden has mustered just 3.3 YPC thus far. The team is already in shambles, so why not see what Murray can do?
Maybe his opportunity comes this week, but it really shouldn’t be long. By Week 6 it’s easy to imagine him starting in the backfield, becoming a viable FLEX, at worst, and possible RB2.
Make sure to check out all of our Week 3 rankings: