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3 Week 1 Waiver Wire Stashes – 2019 Fantasy Football

3 Week 1 Waiver Wire Stashes – 2019 Fantasy Football

The 2019 Fantasy Football season has finally arrived, kickoff is just a two days away. While many fantasy owners have been put on cruise control after their draft heading into week 1, you just like actual NFL teams, should be looking at the waiver wire to see which players could help your roster in the future. There is no rule that after your draft is complete you cannot pick guys up off the waiver wire until week 1 is complete. So, you being an active manager and taking a look early on could lead you to find some absolute steels. We are going to be using Yahoo’s ownership percentages and discussing 3 players we think you should stash on your bench if you have the depth to do so.

Justice Hill – 29% Owned

Justice Hill has been one of my favorite rookie running backs all season. The hype doesn’t stop now that the regular season is upon us. Hill is on a team that wants to run the football a ton. For Justice Hill to get a lot of work in this offense he needs to learn to pass protect, which I think he showed flashes of in the preseason. You cannot deny his talent. Hill beat out Seahawks running back Chris Carson in college at Oklahoma State University. He has game breaking speed and allusiveness, if an injury happens to Mark Ingram I think Hill goes from a third down pass catching back to one of the featured backs in the offense.

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Kenny Stills – 27% Owned

The sky’s are opening up for Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills. Formal Dolphins wide receiver was traded to the Texans over the weekend and this was nothing but good for him, and his fantasy football value. Stills goes from playing in Miami where he got only 64 targets and 37 receptions for 553 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2018, and a daunting quarterback battle that wouldn’t end well for his value. To now, playing in a potential top 5 offense and targets to go around. Stills in Miami received top level coverage, I don’t see him getting that same coverage in Houston.

Right now the Texans have him listed as the 4th wide receiver on the depth chart but I cannot see him staying there. Will Fuller and Keke Coutee are both coming off injuries and Coutee was injured again in preseason. The probability they both play 16 is not very high. Stills might not be involved week 1 but he could become a vocal point in this offense come week 4. The Texans haven’t targeted the running back or the tight end position much with Deshaun Watson as their quarterback. Stills could see a surprisingly high amount of targets in 2019.

Darren Waller – 23% Owned

Despite the lack of production early on in Darren Waller‘s career, physically Waller may be one of the most impressive tight ends you will ever see. He is fast, athletic, has good hands, can run really crisp routes, and he is bigger than most of the defenders who can actually keep up with him in space. Waller has had a career filled with drug related suspensions both in college and in the NFL. The biggest question is will he stay on the field.

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If he does he could be a beast for your fantasy team. He is filling the role Jared Cook left in the offseason. In that role rook had his best season. Cook caught 68 of 101 for 896 yards and 6 touchdowns. Waller is owned un just under a fourth of leagues and is a quality streaming candidate if you need one. The Denver Broncos ranked as the 8th worst defense against the tight end position in 2018. Waller will have a good match up to start the season. Cook dominated in week 1 for the Raiders, and with Antonio Brown the only other real receiving threat we could see Waller put up a top 12 week.

3 Week 1 Waiver Wire Stashes – 2019 Fantasy Football

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