2 Must-Stash Players

fantasy football writer smitty sleeperu

Every single fantasy football season, there are High-Upside Players that enter the season with super-big expectations, yet they either start off slow, or they aren’t given a chance by their coaching staff.

Sometimes these players never rebound into predicted form, and other times these players get a later chance than expected, but do eventually thrive.

What 2 Overlooked Players Could Explode Soon?

I’ll give you two…

Derrick Henry and Nick Chubb.

The strange part is that both of these players concern me for the long-term, meaning I don’t trust that either has super-long dynasty value. They are the kind of players that have injury histories, and they are aggressive rushers that abuse their bodies, something that does not mix well with being oft-injured.

However, none of that matters when analyzing things with a redraft-geared thinking cap on, and I think both have insane upside given the value. Because, that’s what it’s all about, Upside vs Cost.

Here’s the deal… Henry and Chubb are getting dropped this week in multiple redraft leagues that I’m in. This might not be the case in all of your leagues, but check waivers and make sure you don’t miss this chance to stash one, or both, of these big-impact rushers. They can win you a league. Both easily have low-end RB1 appeal if starting for their teams. If not dropped, take creative stabs at them via trade. Keep in mind, folks… Derrick Henry had high second-round value (that would have inched toward first-round value) just before the Titans acquired Dion Lewis this past off-season. There was a reason general expectations were high on the guy.

Now go get after it!


  1. Brian Kuschel on October 19, 2018 at 11:31 am

    Both available in my league. Do you like both of those over Rojo?

    • Smitty on October 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Of course, and look at Chubb now, he is the starter in CLE and Hyde was traded to the Jags. Hope you grabbed him!

  2. Shawn Williams on October 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Grabbed Hyde and Doug Martin with the news of Marshawn Lynch possibly going to IR with a severe groin strain.

    • Smitty on October 21, 2018 at 1:44 am

      Not sure if Hyde will see enough work, depends on Fournette… but Hyde won’t play this week.

  3. G_Men on October 20, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    I own Chubb in a few leagues. I’m optimistic about him.

    Henry on the other hand, I owned last year and I have a hard time seeing him taking off in PPR leagues. Where do you see his upside ranked?

    • Smitty on October 21, 2018 at 1:46 am

      Even in PPR, if starting, that means Lewis is hurt. Or phased out. So, his value is in if his situation changes, and if it does, he can be a 2 reception back per game, and that’s enough given the yardage and tds he could produce… top 7-10RB per start if starting.

  4. G_Men on October 20, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    In PPR*

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