Exciting NFL football is back! By Week 4 we already develop a pretty good feeling for how certain players will perform throughout the rest of the season. This week’s suggestions include a majority of players to hold and stash as opposed to must-have free agents.
D’Onta Foreman, HOU RB
Was anybody really excited to draft Lamar Miller? The Texans are still trying to find their legs in the passing game so he’s not getting much help with the stacked boxes. Watson showed signs of life against the Patriots and Foreman seems to be making the most out of the opportunity. He is a prime stash if Miller is on your team or you have the extra room at the end of your bench. He’s an injury away from RB1 numbers.
Wendell Smallwood/Corey Clement, PHI WR
Blount has likely cemented his starting position against the Chargers next week, but he hasn’t exactly inspired much faith up until now. Smallwood is the safe easy pickup and Clement is the exciting stash. It’s hard to see either wrestling enough touches away from Blount to warrant a start on your team. Look for the Eagles to add another RB to the mix sooner than later.
Jamaal Charles, DEN RB
Did you forget about Jamaal Charles!? Charles actually out-touched Anderson 9 to 8, which is shocking considering Anderson looked amazing just a week ago. It’s a situation worth monitoring considering Denver has a rookie coach, who will do whatever it takes to win even if that means displacing your starter for the hot hand.
Devin Funchess, CAR WR
Greg Olsen is out for two months and Kelvin Benjamin left the game with an injured knee. Funchess will step into the #1 role if Benjamin remains out. I’d say he looks like a solid plug and play option with the Patriots fielding a porous defense, but Cam Newton and the Panthers haven’t looked right since their Super Bowl run so proceed with caution.
Josh Doctson, WAS WR
We mentioned him in our Trending Down List after Week 1, but if you were patient enough to stash him until now, things might start to look up after he flashed his big play potential on a 52-yard scoring play. His athletic ability makes him a constant threat for the Redskins and may warrant a stash in leagues with more than 12 teams.
Kerwynn Williams, ARI RB
What a bust. After a lackluster showing as a starter in Week 2, Williams only saw 1 snap in Week 3. He was out-touched by Elijhaa Penny. If you picked him up when David Johnson went down, eat the cost of your FAAB now and drop him. He’s a complete waste of roster space.
Jamison Crowder/Terrelle Pryor, WAS WR
Crowder had one of the quietest 1000 yard receiving season last season. Pryor had one of the loudest 1000 yard seasons considering he did it on the Browns. The Redskins are somehow getting it done without throwing to their receivers. Look for these receivers to get back on track in Week 6 (after a tough Kansas City matchup and their Bye Week) against the Niners.