Oct 23, 2012
Week 7 of the fantasy football is in the books and we now have a pretty good idea of the players set to underachieve this season. Some players are just stuck on terrible teams while others are just plain bad. We’ve also added a few players to the list that should be dropped because of injury. If you read our Waiver Wire Savior articles and are wondering who to drop this week, have a look at the list below. All of these guys are safe cuts in most league formats.
QUARTERBACKS—CUT THEM LOOSE
Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
Russell Wilson has played admirably this season for a rookie thrown straight into the fray. Unfortunately he isn’t getting it done for his fantasy football owners. Wilson hasn’t attempted more than 30 passes in a game since Week 1 and has surpassed 200 yards passing only twice in seven games. His matchups in the coming weeks aren’t very good and he has a Week 11 bye approaching. Get rid of him now and take a look at a guy like Carson Palmer or Brandon Weeden, who are playing a lot better football and have some decent matchups upcoming.
Consider Dropping In: 10-team, 12-team and 14-team Leagues
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Alex Smith, QB, San Francisco 49ers
Alex Smith is in a situation similar to Wilson only he has more experience and it’s showing. Smith has throwing 30 or more attempts only twice in seven games and has thrown for over 200 yards just twice. His numbers have been steady and predictable based on matchup quality which is a good thing. The problem is that his schedule in the coming weeks is terrible. Smith is away at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8, a bye in Week 9, followed by two more rough matchups against St. Louis and Chicago. He’ll likely be worth picking back up for the fantasy playoffs but there is no point in wasting roster space on him until then.
Consider Dropping In: 10-team and 12-team Leagues
Cut Them Loose Watch List: Joe Flacco (Baltimore Ravens)
Keep Them Cut: Tim Tebow (New York Jets), Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs), Blaine Gabbert (Jacksonville Jaguars), Mark Sanchez (New York Jets), Christian Ponder (Minnesota Vikings), Kevin Kolb (Arizona Cardinals), John Skelton (Arizona Cardinals)