Fourth & 1 Debate: Second-Half Stashers
This Week’s Topic:
Which two players are you stashing for the second half? Why?
The two players that I am stashing away for the second half are Chris “Beanie” Wells and Michael Crabtree. Both have had tumultuous starts to their promising NFL careers, but I feel that once they get up to speed should be solid fantasy contributors.
Beanie Wells is more likely to make an impact this year. He hasn’t been given an opportunity to show what he can do, initially because of his contract situation, and later because of injuries. He also had some fumbling issues, which lost the trust of Ken Whisenhunt. I feel he’s too talented of a back to sit on the sidelines. Eventually he’s going to get a chance at the stripe and deliver. Once he gets his confidence back, along with Whisenhunt’s, the sky is the limit. That’s assuming that the Cardinals attempt to balance their offense a bit. They were at their best last season in the playoffs when ran the ball more. I believe they will get back to that at some point this year. When they do, I want to have Beanie on my roster.
The other high-profile Rookie I would stash is Michael Crabtree. I know he missed a ton of time, probably too much to make an impact this year, but I believe in his skill set and think he’ll get an opportunity down the stretch to show what he’s capable of.
I wouldn’t consider him anywhere near the level of Randy Moss, but I do see some similarities. Both believed they were wronged in the NFL Draft, and I think Crabtree shares the same motivation to prove everyone wrong who doubted him. It’s not like the 49ers have major roadblocks in his way either. Isaac Bruce and Josh Morgan aren’t high-end starters.
His role will be limited initially, but by season’s end, there is a great chance he works his way into the starting lineup. Who knows? Perhaps, he works his way into your fantasy starting lineup as well.
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