Stash Cache Week 6
Stash Cache returns for Week 6 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 6 results pour in. Ownership percentages are from NFL.com. Primarily focusing on 12 team or larger leagues.
1) D’Onta Foreman, RB
Houston Texans owned in 1.2% of leagues.
The Texans have been eagerly awaiting the return of last year’s third-round pick D’Onta Foreman and in Week 7 they will get what they’ve been waiting for. Through five weeks the Texans have yet to have a 100-yard rushing performance. Foreman will look to provide that spark needed to propel this offense to its full potential. While starting running back Lamar Miller won’t disappear from the game plan entirely upon Foreman’s arrival, he will take a back seat to the early down role he has been used to. As players, both add an element to the offense required to be successful. However, Foreman is the cheaper option and will look to fully take over a backfield for a team which has seen enough of Lamar Miller to know he is not the future. Get ahead of Miller and needy running back teams and grab Foreman while he's free.
2) Kapri Bibbs, RB
Washington Redskins owned in >.1% of leagues.
As Washington was being rolled by the Drews Brees in a record-breaking night, both Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson suffered injuries. Peterson is especially banged dealing with ankle, shoulder and knee injuries while Thompson - who is oft-injured - is dealing with rib and knee injuries. Bibbs was promoted from the practice squad going into Week 3 to help take the load of the feature backs. In Week 6 it looks like he may be taking more than a few carries from the injured duo. Following Peterson’s and Thompson’s departure from the game, he was given 4 carries for 9 yards and added a touchdown. He is a free option in a backfield made of glass.
1) Chester Rogers, WR
Indianapolis Colts owned in .3% of leagues.
In the first game since T.Y. Hilton injured his ribs, Rogers saw the most amount of offensive snaps. While Eric Ebron enjoyed a blowup game, Rogers quietly caught 8-11 targets for 66 yards. The Colts have continued to find themselves in primarily must-pass situations due to a ineffective run game which ranks 29th in the league in yards per game at 74.4. Quarterback Andrew Luck averages 49 passing attempts a game and without a true number one receiver, Rogers is the only receiver worth owning in Indianapolis.
2) Keke Coutee, WR
Houston Texans owned in 9.2% of leagues.
Coutee is the second Texans player to make the list this week following a 6-51-1 performance against the Cowboys in primetime. After his breakout game against the Colts in Week 4, posting 11-109-0, he was still overlooked in waivers. This time around starting Coutee is tough due to the bad matchup against the Bills, as they come in surrendering the fourth fewest points to wide receivers this year. In Coutee’s favor, however, the secondary may be missing star safety Micah Hyde due to a groin injury while rookie sensation cornerback Tre’Davious White will attempt to shadow DeAndre Hopkins. It is worth noting that Will Fuller has played more snaps than Coutee in weeks both were active, only coming off the field in single/zero receiver sets. For now, he’s a low tier flex play in PPR leagues, but a high-value stash.
1) Tyler Higbee, TE
Los Angeles Rams owned in .3% of leagues.
The Rams come into Week 6 potentially missing two of their top receiving threats as Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp both suffered concussions. Cooks was taken out in the first quarter which led to an uptick in snaps for Higbee, totaling 53 out of 80 offensive snaps. He did little with his four targets only converting two for 26 yards. If both receivers are to miss time, the team will be forced to use their tight ends more in the passing game. While Higbee hasn’t been effective as fellow tight end Gerald Everett, he nearly quadrupled Everett’s playing time in Week 5. Higbee is worth stashing as he plays for one of the best offenses in football.