With less than a few games to go before the fantasy season begins, it’s essential to trim fat from our rosters in order to maximize weekly output. While we sometimes feel emotional attachments to players or feel like we’re going to experience some kind of FOMO after dropping them, we have to get rid of it and realize it’s for the betterment of the team.
Here’s this week’s list of players who will likely weigh down your rosters as we head down the stretch. If you are looking for some guys cache for future useI’ve got you covered there, too.
Claypool huntWR, Bears (61 percent are listed by Yahoo)
Stay true to my word from last week’s columnClaypool’s got another week to show his fantasy stuff, and he’s now officially droppable after performing 2.1 half PPR as WR82 in Week 11. Snap’s stake hasn’t reached 50% in any of Claypool’s three games as a Bear, and he’s only averaged 3.6 goals. for each contest in that time frame.
with QB Justin Fields Dealing with a shoulder injury (not throwing) and a minor slam dunk on tap this week, followed by a tilt against Packersand the Eagles and Bills, who rank 12th, 5th, and 19th in WR schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed, or aFPAClaypool can be taken down because he won’t break WR5.
Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams (63% are listed)
Frustration and Daryl Henderson are synonymous this season, and it’s time to finally let him go. He’s only seen double-digit touchdowns once in his last four games and averages 5.05 PPR ineffective half points in that time frame. The Rams offense is a shell of what it was in 2021, and now they are without it cooper cup And maybe Matthew Stafford for a while, too.
Cam Akers He took over running back duties last week, which now leaves Henderson splitting the scraps with rookie Kyren Williams. A solid 63% of Yahoo executives still hold on to the idea of a resurgence, but feel free to let Henderson and the pressure of putting him on the list go.
Nehem HeinzRB, billing (55% are listed)
People have been asking me if Hines could be dropped for about nine weeks now, and it’s been hard to navigate him, especially due to a team switch after being traded a few weeks ago and his past experience as a PPR sweetheart. It’s finally time to give up any league wins to Hines in 2022, as the writing seems to be on the wall in Buffalo.
The fifth-year player has just one catch for eight negative yards and one catch for nine yards in a three-game stretch with the Bills for a whopping 0.6 fantasy total for a half of PPR in three contests. Devin Singletary is a clear lead, as James Cook came out strong in Week 11 with an 11-86-0 streak. The 55% of managers who still make Hines lists are better off with them Latavius MurrayOr Cook or even Akers.
Usually, members of the high-impact offenses don’t repeat this article, and I’m bucking the trend by giving you back-to-back bills. McKenzie has slowly been out of service of the Fantasy, but it’s finally time to swap it out for a more productive WR. The 27-year-old hasn’t found the end zone since Week 4 and has only gone over 50 yards once in 2022.
When this Buffalo offense is healthy, he’s not part of the plan, and they don’t seem to need him because the Bills have scored the second most points in the NFL to date with 281. More widely involved like Treylon Burks or Donovan People’s Jones.
Jahan DotsonWR Leaders (18% are listed)
Dotson’s breakthrough has been delayed until next season, as it doesn’t appear to be happening in this current iteration of the Washington offense. His early success came in 2022 with Carson Wentz under center, and now he’s faced with a much heavier game plan, limiting the rookie’s goals.
He’s not a viable fantasy option in regular rehashing tournaments moving forward, so send Dotson to lounging in a chair or golfing until the 2023 season begins.
Happy New Year, I hope you all have an amazing day filled with family, friends, family friends, tons of food, and of course, soccer!
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A proud graduate of the UGA Grady School of Journalism, Jennifer Eakins has been in the sports industry for over a decade. She has had stints with CNN Sports, Atlanta Hawks, and Colorado Rockies. Her first fantasy football draft took place in 1996 where she selected Ricky Watters with the first overall pick, and she’s been a runaway fantasy ever since.