Sep 18, 2012
The fantasy football season is young but we’ve already seen enough of some players to know that they are going to live up to our draft day expectations of them. Whether the plays has fallen behind on their teams’ depth charts, suffered an injury or bad play, these guys just aren’t worth rostering right now.
In any case, it’s really easy to want to cut all kinds of players this early in the season but we definitely advise against it. We’ve already release our list of waiver pickups to target in the Weekly Waiver Wire Savior. There are a lot of underachieving players that we would hang onto for at least another couple weeks, but here’s a list of the guys we’d drop right now to make room for potential additions. Just remember it’s too early in the season to start dumping elite players like Chris Johnson. Give your elite fantasy football players a chance to bounce back this week. A lot can change with another game in the books.
RUNNING BACKS—CUT THEM LOOSE
Isaiah Pead, RB, St. Louis Rams
During the offseason, Pead was thought to be the heir to Steven Jackson’s throne. He was drafted as a middle tier handcuff and expected to start when Jackson went down with injury. Well as it turns out that is not the case. The first problem with the theory is that they forgot to tell Jackson he is supposed to be on the way out. The second problem, the “real” depth chart, reared its ugly head this week. Steven Jackson was taken out of the game after spiking a ball. He did not return. Who took over his role? If you guessed Daryl Richardson, congratulations! Richardson, not Pead took over the tailback duties. The worst part is that Pead didn’t get a single touch in the game even after Jackson was benched. Richardson had 17 touches for a total of 102 yards. He looked outstanding and was a big part of the Rams victory. Pead was not. He’s no longer worth owning in any but the deepest leagues and even then he’s more measured by hope than real value.
Consider Dropping In: 10-team, 12-team and 14-team leagues
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Rashad Jennings, Jacksonville Jaguars
Jennings lost the starting job almost immediately, relinquishing the role back to Maurice Jones-Drew before the first half of week one was over. Hampered with a knee injuries is doesn’t look like we will be seeing Jennings anytime soon. Reports were that he was “not close to playing yet”. At this point he only has value as a handcuff. Unfortunately an injured handcuff needs its own handcuff. He has no value right now even in deep leagues yet he’s still owned in 45% of Fleaflicker leagues. Believe what you will about politics, you don’t want to be one of this 45%.
Consider Dropping In: 10-team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues
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