Stock Market: A rising star in Washington, Smallwood or Howard?

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DeAndre Washington :: WASH

(10/5/16) DeAndre Washington is now set to start Week 5, as Latavius Murray (toe) is very questionable to play Week 5. Washington is not only a must-own right now, he very well might be the future in Oakland. The cons: He has never carried the ball more than 7 times in one game this year, which is his rookie year, but his yards-per-carry average is 6.4. In Week 4, he rushed the ball 5 times for 3 yards and pulled in 3 passes for 16, which is a great sign that he can funtion as a three-down back if called upon. I think the Raiders want someone to rise in this offense to help keep the passing game going strong, as teams will look to make the Raiders run the football in the coming weeks. And, I think they will successfully behind Washington, who stands 5-8, 204 pounds. Each year a player rises from low-type value and becomes a beast… I believe it could very well be one of DeAndre Washington, Wendell Smallwood or Jordan Howard!

BUY. BUY. BUY.

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3 Comments

  1. Smitty on October 5, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Thoughts?

  2. B D on October 7, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    This is interesting because all three options are on offenses like to feature the run. If one runner gets the majority of the carries they could be a league winner.

    Washington seems interchangeable with Richard (roughly the same amount of touches). Lowering the ceiling for both.

    Smallwood has looked incredible so far, but Ryan Mathews still seems likely to get starters carries. If, or when, Mathews gets injured again Smallwood will get most of the carries while Sproles gets 3rd down and more.

    Jordan Howard is just plain better than Langford, and could have replaced him as the on-going starter. Looks like the best short and long term option.

    BD

    • Smitty on October 7, 2016 at 11:50 pm

      Good take. Yep, I agree, there are things to like and there are obstacles for all three. I like owning all three right now, and in many leagues I do, as we always like being ahead of the curve. Devontae Booker, Mike Gillislee, Kenneth Dixon are also three I’ve been all over all year.

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