12 Fantasy Football Stash Candidates Ahead of Week 11

Nov 15, 2022
12 Stash Candidates Ahead of Week 11

With the fantasy postseason only a handful of weeks ahead, now is the time to really look forward and stash some players who may be advantageous down the stretch. These stashes may be based on potential injuries, pecking order, favorable remaining schedule, or any combination of things.

Clear out those benches (check out my Dead Weight Report on who to drop) and make room for this week’s crop of emerging fantasy assets.

Editor's Note: Check out the Week 11 Waiver Wire Watch

Deshaun Watson, QB - Browns

The Cleveland QB is eligible to return to practice this week and, barring any more legal issues, will make his 2022 debut in Week 13 against his former team in Houston. Despite Deshaun Watson’s lengthy absence from the football field, his athleticism and football acumen make him an immediate upgrade over Jacoby Brissett upon his return.

Only 37% of Yahoo fantasy managers have stashed the QB so far, so there’s a solid chance he’s available in your leagues if you need a boost at the QB position.

Odell Beckham, WR - FA

OBJ was in this column last week, but he’s only rostered in less than half of fantasy leagues, so I included him this week, too. Several teams have been rumored to be in the mix for the Odell Beckham sweepstakes, including the Cowboys, 49ers, and Bills, among others, all interesting options for the 30-year-old WR.

He is getting a little long in the tooth and is coming off a pretty brutal torn ACL, so expectations should be tempered, but OBJ is certainly stashable in the event he lands in a place where he can thrive and make a difference in the fantasy playoffs.

Corey Davis, WR - Jets

Before a knee injury sidelined him during Week 7, Corey Davis was averaging 9.4 half-PPR points per contest as the WR37 and was second in the Jets offense behind Garrett Wilson in targets per game with 5.5. Plenty has happened since then, including Elijah Moore's ostracization, that Davis only has to worry about Denzel Mims as far as potential usage goes, and Mims has hauled in just four catches in the three games with Davis on the shelf.

New York doesn’t have the easiest upcoming schedule when it comes to wideouts, but in Weeks 15 and 16 for the fantasy playoffs, Davis will face the Lions and Jaguars, who sit 21st and 27th, respectively, in WR schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed, or aFPA. Grab him now in the event he comes roaring back and becomes a hot waiver wire add.

Latavius Murray, RB - Broncos

Recommending anyone in the Denver offense is rough, but so is the waiver wire in 2022, and we all need options. Melvin Gordon is technically the starter, but he’s had his share of struggles, and the schedule pans out really nicely for rushing in the coming weeks. The Broncos face off against just one defensive unit that’s ranked higher than 21st in the NFL in RB aFPA for the rest of the season, which bodes well, considering the passing game has been anemic.

Murray has put up low RB3 numbers (RB36) in half-PPR points per contest in the four games with the Broncos and could see an uptick if there’s a coaching change in the Mile High City or if Gordon continues to falter. He’s not a sexy one, but Murray is an option.

Jameis Winston, QB - Saints

The Andy Dalton experiment in New Orleans has produced a 2-5 record and a lot of frustration for fantasy managers with the Saints’ offensive pieces on their rosters. As bad as the NFC South is, the division is still very undecided, and maybe Dennis Allen will make the switch to Jameis Winston sooner rather than later.

If Winston regains the starting role, he could be an asset down the stretch, particularly with 12 more teams yet to have their bye weeks. Let’s hope a change is coming in New Orleans, and with only 10% of Yahoo managers stashing Winston right now, he’s widely available if it does happen.

Alexander Mattison, RB - Vikings

Perennially one of the best insurance plans in fantasy football, Alexander Mattison is used in direct correlation to Dalvin Cook when put in the position as the lead back. Cook has managed to stay healthy so far in 2022, but the latter half of the season is a slog, and having Mattison stashed at the end of your bench can be beneficial.

Plus, the Vikings have already had their bye, so he could be used in case of emergency, considering how dry the RB market is right now for viable fantasy starters.

Kickers with Good Matchups in Weeks 12 & 13

*Numbers in parentheses are ranking in kicker aFPA

Defenses with Good Matchups in Weeks 12 & 13

*Numbers in parentheses are ranking in kicker aFPA

  • Dolphins - HOU (24th), SF (26th)
  • Steelers - IND (32nd), ATL (13th)
  • Falcons - WAS (23rd), PIT (25th)
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