Stash Cache Week 3

Stash Cache returns for Week 3 and brings a new group of players you’ll want to target before their price rises. While searching the waiver wire as you wait for the games to start, to gain an edge on the waiver wire rush, drop injured players or late round flier picks for most - if not all - of these players, who will provide free value as Week 3 results pour in. Ownership percentages are from NFL.com. Primarily focusing on 12 team or larger leagues. 


Candidates

Running back

1) Chris Ivory, RB

Buffalo Bills - owned in 0.6% of leagues.

Now, hear me out. Yes, the Bills offense is anemic. However, they did show signs of life in the second half of Week 2. Ivory was hardly involved but did score a touchdown; he has been fighting for the scraps left behind by LeSean McCoy. McCoy has been described as less than 100% healthy for the game and you can snag Ivory for free before the game on Sunday while he is free. Ivory is a huge longshot but he has been overlooked quite significantly in the “stash” perspective.


2) Chase Edmonds, RB

Arizona Cardinals - owned in 0.1% of leagues.

Edmonds is in a similar position as Chris Ivory: stuck behind an elite talent and looking to make the most out of the scraps. Unlike Ivory, Edmonds is a rookie trying to cement a spot in the offense behind David Johnson - Johnson  can catch just as well as he runs. Although he has been struggling, primarily due to the offense’s total lack of efficiency with Sam Bradford at the helm. As we witnessed Thursday night, when Baker Mayfield took over the Browns offense  looked completely revived and pulled out a stunning win over the Jets. When Rosen is in, the Cardinals may see a revival as well. While Edmonds will never be the starter barring severe injury to Johnson, he may carve out a role in a significant way.


3) Samaje Perine, RB

Washington Redskins - owned in 0.3% of leagues.

Perine has been a healthy scratch the first two games of the season. However, fellow running back Rob Kelley has had surgery and will miss some time. If anything were to happen to Adrian Peterson, Perine would take the lead rushing role as Chris Thompson has locked in the passing down work. As a starter last year Perine ran for 603 yards but only one touchdown and he also caught 22 passes for 182 yards per game. A potential starting back is free on waivers before the game on Sunday.


Wide Receiver


1) Albert Wilson, WR

Miami Dolphins - owned in 0.5 % of leagues.

The Dolphins take on the Raiders in what should be a shootoutby the end of the 3rd quarter. Tannehill hasn’t exactly lit it up this season and primarily has targeted Kenny Stills, though Wilson is close behind, recording the same amount of receptions and one more target. Stills did miss time but nothing significant enough to attribute Wilson’s success to his absence. Wilson could be Tannehill’s guy this week and he will surely be a darling on next week’s waiver wire come Wednesday morning. 


2) Anthony Miller, WR

Chicago Bears - owned in 1.8% of leagues.

Miller has yet to flash the talent got him drafted 51 overall in the 2018 draft. Trubisky is doing him no favors either as he has just been funneling the ball to Allen Robinson and his running backs. Despite this, Miller scored his first touchdown last week while logging 56% of the snaps. The fourth option on the team, Kevin White logged just 17% of snaps. Miller is not producing yet, but he is on the field enough to have viability as he adjusts to the offense


3) Martavis Bryant, WR

Oakland Raiders - owned in 3.5% of leagues.

Bryant still has lingering suspension worries and is currently appealing to the league. Any suspension will trigger the end of his playing career but carries no real risk as your last bench spot. During his first game action, Bryant logged 40% of the snaps over Seth Roberts, who has played a prominent role in the offense since last year.. He only caught 4 passes for 30 yards. On only 22 snaps, he has shown he is a better talent than the rest of the depth chart aside from Cooper. Bryant brings huge upside as a stash right now.


Tight End


1) Nick Boyle, TE

Baltimore Ravens - owned in 0.2% of leagues.

The Ravens are fielding a three-headed monster at tight end as Mark Andrews, Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle are each seeing significant playing time. However, Boyle played 51% of the snaps last week and looks to be the team’s favorite. Joe Flacco has targeted the position 24 times and 10 have gone to Boyle. He is a viable plug and play in poor situations, as he will face the Denver Broncos this week who have allowed the fourth most points to tight ends.


2) Jake Butt, TE

Denver Broncos - owned in 0.9% of leagues.

Butt is listed as the team’s second tight end on the depth chart under Jeff Heuerman but has twice as many targets as the starter. The Broncos like his ability as a receiver  while they use Heuerman to block. Butt tallied 6 targets and converted them into 4 catches for 48 yards and a key reception in the 4th quarter to extend a game-winning field goal drive. He will take on the Ravens this week who have allowed 6.5 points per game to opposing tight ends.