3 Players you can drop from your Fantasy Football team right now
Week 1 fantasy football overreactions are out in full force–a few questions that were submitted to the MFST page:
Should I drop Tom Brady for Sam Bradford?
Should I trade Le’Veon Bell for Jonathan Stewart, Tarik Cohen and Austin Hooper?
Is Brandon Marshall droppable?
Jared Goff over Andy Dalton?
You see what I mean? Crazy overreactions are flooding our inbox, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few players that are worthy of dropping from your roster. Here are the Top 3…
1. Eric Decker
Throughout the entire preseason I have been on the “Decker is bad” train—not necessarily due to his lack of skills, but at this point in his career coming off two horrific injuries, he is no longer fantasy relevant. I would say he isn’t even relevant on the Titans roster.
I continue to receive questions on Decker, some asking if I expect him to turn it around after a crummy Week 1—the answer is no. It was no in August, it’s no now.
Here’s why: The Titans bolstered their offensive weapons this offseason. Obviously Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker will all receive more targets than Decker and rookie WR Taywan Taylor has more upside and is just a better football player right now at this point in both player’s careers. Taylor will continue to split third/fourth wide receiver duties with Decker—making him droppable in most formats (unless you’re in a 14-man league or deeper).
A big stat that the fantasy world is looking at is the fact the Eric led all Titans receivers in snaps—so what? If he isn’t doing anything with that snap count, does it really matter?
Decker was fourth on Titans in targets and did very little with those…3 receptions for 10 yards. Yikes. In 12-man or less leagues, the chances that there are better options on the waiver wire is high—so don’t be shy and drop Decker now.
2. Eddie Lacy
Another player I had BUST written all over in the preseason. With Thomas Rawls out Week 1, you would expect Lacy would see a heavier workload, but that was not the case. He mustered three yards on a measly five carries and was not targeted once in the passing game.
The Seahawks have three backs that are better than Lacy right now: Rawls (when healthy), CJ Prosise and the true back to own in Seattle rookie Chris Carson. We told you weeks ago Carson will be the Seahawks main fantasy producing running back and that looks to be the case after Week 1. Yes, Rawls will re-enter the picture when healthy, but that just pushes Lacy down the depth chart more.
I am on record saying I don’t believe Lacy will be a Seahawk come Week 17 this season (he will be a midseason cut).
With a few solid options on the waiver wire this week, you should look to add Tarik Cohen, Kerwynn Williams, even Andre Ellington over Eddie Lacy.
3. Jeremy Hill
This is one where I can see you stashing Hill on your roster due to potential injuries to either Bernard or Mixon, but there is no way Jeremy Hill should sniff your starting lineup. The Bengals are going with a crazy committee approach to start the season and while I expect Mixon to continue to receive more of a workload every week, Hill will get some touches–but he hasn’t shown capable to do anything with those touches. He had six carries for 26 yards on Sunday and did not seem to be an integral part of the Bengals gameplan.
As stated above, with some solid waiver wire options available—it is likely they will outperform Hill on a week-to-week basis.
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