Dynasty Football Stashes: Ten Guys Worth Keeping for the Future
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In fantasy dynasty football leagues, not every person on the roster has to be someone who can contribute now. Often, a few of the players should be people that have breakout potential down the road. I want to briefly discuss ten players that I think can have true starter potential later in the future.
Jacoby Brissett.- The last quarterback people will consider this season, Brissett is a stash for people looking for 2020 upside. Indianapolis is intent on keeping Brissett as insurance for Luck this season instead of trading unless a huge offer comes. Brissett has shown he has some talent before with Indianapolis in 2017 with 3098 yards on 276 completions. In 2020, he should get interest with several teams looking for their next starter each season with that his primary goal.
Dwayne Haskins– Haskins was the 15th overall pick in 2019 to help usher in the new Washington era. The team has Colt McCoy and Case Keenum as options to start this season so there is no rush for Haskins. The rookie will probably see the field this season since every first-round quarterback going back to 2007 started one game. The best catcher on the team currently is Jordan Reed who struggles with injuries so the offense may falter. Haskins also is not much of a runner so that lowers his floor too. However, Haskins has shown natural talents and should get more help with the loaded 2020 incoming class.
Daniel Jones– Another rookie prospect, Jones was the 6th overall pick when the Giants fell in love with him. Eli will do his best to hold off Jones, but the changing of the guard is coming eventually. Jones has rushing potential boosting his floor in fantasy as defenses focus on Barkley. However, there is no real help for any quarterback to throw to except Engram and Barkley until Sterling Shepard recovers. Daniel Jones may not see much action this fall, but he has future dynasty football value.
Kareem Hunt– For 2019, Hunt looks to contribute little with an eight-game suspension only seeing part of the season. Nick Chubb should keep his workhorse role all season while Duke should take some work. It is unclear if Duke will be traded, so Hunt is auditioning for free agency next year. Many teams next season can use a explosive 24-year-old back who has averaged 22 points per game in his career. Whoever gets him for 2020 will be getting a great running back in his prime. Potential teams at that point include the Bills, Texans, Titans, Chargers, and others depending on their situations this season.
Miles Sanders.- Sanders has found his way into a crowded backfield with Howard, Sproles, Clement, Smallwood, and others. With Sanders’s injury, the Eagles are bringing him along slowly while helping him get better with ball security. With Howard on a one-year rental, Sanders remains stuck in a running back committee for this season. Sanders has excellent workout metrics and showed in college that he can take the mantle at some point for Philadelphia. Hopefully he breaks out for lead touches as soon as possible.
Derrius Guice– The second-best rated rookie running back behind Barkley last year, Guice ruined his season with a torn ACL. Guice is working his way back now which will push the Redskins to be cautious early this season. He showed in college that he can handle the workload and has excellent speed workout scores. The Redskins will rely on others to help lighten the workload part of the season until Guice is full strength. Unfortunately, the offense this season lacks any skill to put up points consistently. Washington will have an improved offense next year with Guice firmly entrenched as the starter.
JJ Arcega Whiteside.- With Jeffery and Jackson as starters, JJ will be looking for third receiver reps this season. That does not get easier though with Philadelphia wanting two use more of their two tight end sets. Currently, JJ is seeing red-zone targets helping him push for playing time now. His college dominator rating and breakout age support that JJ will capitalize when given his chance. With Jeffery’s age and history, that might come in 2020 if not by the end of 2019. No matter the timing, the potential in that offense should be appealing.
Hakeem Butler– Butler is a huge radius catch guy who plays fast with a good dominator rating from college. The problem for Butler currently is the depth chart as several receivers are fighting behind Fitzgerald and Kirk. Currently, Twitter reporters are saying the other receivers so far in camp are getting work with starters. That may lead to Butler fighting for the fourth receiver spot this year. If Fitzgerald retires after this season, that gives Butler a year to learn from one of the best. For Butler to make an impact now will be through red zone opportunities or an injury. Whenever he does, Murray should be able to make use of Butler.
Mo Alie-Cox– Being third on the depth chart will keep Mo from seeing any useful playing time this season. However, past this season, Indianapolis has to decide whether they want to keep Jack Doyle and/or Eric Ebron. Coach Reich loves the potential coming from Alie-Cox to possibly feel comfortable moving on with Mo starting in 2020 . Luck targets the tight end position with past seasons showing around 140 targets each season so Mo would really benefit. If Mo sees a majority of those next season, he can put up big numbers.
Ian Thomas- Carolina has found the replacement for Greg Olsen in 2018. Thomas made the most of his playing time making 36 catches on 49 targets for 333 yards and 2 touchdowns. Olsen is back now which will eat into the targets available outside of DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel, and Christian McCaffrey. Olsen is getting up in age at thirty-four years old and has dealt with foot injuries the past two seasons. If Olsen decides to retire after this season, Thomas will be the primary beneficiary seeing Olsen’s old targets. That would make Thomas a great asset whenever he starts seeing them.
While not every potential person could be listed on this article, I believe this gives ten potential players who will become viable assets late this season or in 2020. If your bench or taxi squad can hold some of these people, I believe your team can benefit in the long run for dynasty football.
I also pulled some analysis from the metrics measured from the website playerprofiler and embedded a link with each name I discuss.
Spotrac was a useful resource for looking at potential openings for teams losing top tier talent and needing replacement. https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/2020/ufa/wide-receiver/
Sleeper, the fantasy app, also provided an excellent source for fact-checking stats on players and looking at depth charts. It is an excellent platform for learning dynasty football.