I’ll be digging through the trash for your next waiver stash. Just like last week on the Trash Pile, we are recommending 3 stash players for next season each week from now until week 17. These players are owned in 15% or less in all FFPC leagues. The list may range from veterans, fringe players all the way to first round busts. If you’re in a rebuild and you are looking towards the future, maybe there is a guy that sparks some interest between now and week 17. If not, thanks for reading anyway. Here goes:
1. Robert Foster, WR, Buffalo Bills
(4.76% owned in FFPC leagues)
Robert Foster went undrafted in 2018. The former Alabama wide receiver signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills. At the draft combine, Foster ran the 5th best 40 time at 4.4. The main issue with Foster’s game is his hands. During training camp, Foster had problems catching passes and almost found his way on the roster bubble. Despite this issue, the Bills kept Foster on their 53 man roster and he has been active since week 1. Foster finally had his breakout game in week 10 against the New York Jets. In this game, Foster caught a 47 yard up route from Matt Barkley to set up a Shady McCoy touchdown. He would finish this game with 3 receptions for 105 yards. Foster would then have another stellar performance against Jacksonville week 12. In this matchup, Foster ended up scoring on a another bomb, this time from Josh Allen for 75 yards. He would finish that contest with 2 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. This past week against the Jets, Foster was a PPR demon catching 7 passes for 104 yards. As you can see, the talent is there, but like most Trash Pile players, there is always a reason that they are barely owned. Robert Foster’s defect is a lack of consistency and also with dropped passes (as stated above). His speed, however, will be what keeps him on the Bills roster. Josh Allen has a cannon of an arm, this is no secret, and it’s very possible that Robert Foster will be his deep ball threat moving forward. After the release of wide receivers Andre Holmes and Kelvin Benjamin, there is certainly a large hole in the Bills receiving corps. In the coming weeks, you may see Fosters name more and more. If you are prepared to keep a player on your roster who has deep ball upside, Foster is your guy.
2. Jordan Akins, TE, Houston Texans
(13.27% owned in FFPC leagues)
We finish the Trash Pile with Jordan Akins. The Texans selected Akins in the 3rd round of the 2018 draft (98th overall) out of UCF. Akins is a monster. He is 6’3” and 249lbs and has exceptional hands. He is however, old for a rookie. Jordan is currently 26 years old due to having played minor league baseball for a few years before heading to college at UCF. Regardless of his age, Akins could still be worthwhile in dynasty formats. With his huge frame, he is an instant red zone option for Deshaun Watson. This year, Akins has not delivered for dynasty owners and has yet to have a real breakout game. This past week against the Indianapolis Colts, Akins showed off his skill set by catching a 24 yard contested catch on the right sideline by leaping and bringing down the ball in bounds. After having a pretty big first half in this game (2 catches for 40 yards), he would not catch another ball. His current stats won’t make you jump out of your seat (13 catches on 18 targets for 152 yards and no touchdowns). It’s just a matter of time with Akins, and with his ownership low, he could be easily had for your dynasty roster. If you’re looking towards the future and have a hole in your tight end spot, grab Akins up now.
3. J’Mon Moore, WR, Green Bay Packers
(12.2% owned in FFPC leagues)
J’Mon Moore is a big-bodied receiver (6’3” 205lbs) with great leaping ability out of Missouri. Moore was selected as the first of 3 wide receivers drafted by Green Bay in the 2018 Draft (4th round 133rd overall). Early on during camp, Moore was receiving first team reps which created a buzz among the dynasty community. Then after a few bad preseason games, he was passed over on the depth chart by other rookie receivers (Valdez-Scantling and St. Brown) and eventually an undrafted free agent (Kumerow). This was due to an issue J’Mon had developed during practices and then in preseason games with dropped passes. The lack of confidence Aaron Rodgers had in Moore and also a lack of concentration, made Moore’s stock plummet. He was made inactive a bunch of times and would only be activated for 9 of the teams 15 games. Originally most dynasty leaguers thought he would be the predecessor to Randall Cobb, but it hasn’t worked out the way most owners figured. His original ownership had dropped by 28% since the start of the year. In the 9 games he has been active for, he had only been targeted one time. Moore did end up catching this pass, however, for a 10 yard gain. In this past weeks game against the Falcons, Moore did get on the stat sheet by returning a kick for 26 yards, but he did not receive a target in the passing game. The knock on Moore is his limited route tree and more recently, his problem with drops. Moore is still somewhat of an unknown in the NFL and could definitely have value once given an actual chance in real-game action. If you’re rebuilding, he is someone to put on your watch list or even your roster, if you have the room. Any time you can add a pass catcher with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback, you should at the very least be intrigued.