Oct 25, 2011
LaDainian Tomlinson is one of the greatest running backs of our generation and has almost certainly stamped his ticket to Canton. He’s racked up 160 touchdowns in his career, including 31 during his amazing 2006 campaign. Yet as legendary as he is, his star is fading. Age takes its toll on every player. Nobody can play forever. Tomlinson is only 32 years old but for a running back he may as well be 50, and this season he’s playing like that. Tomlinson is one of many players on our Week 8 Waiver Wire - Cut Them Loose list because even though we can sit here and say great things about him all day, legacy doesn’t give you fantasy points.
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QUARTERBACKS—-CUT THEM LOOSE
Sam Bradford (St. Louis Rams)
When he played well as a rookie last season, it was assumed that St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford would naturally take the next step this season. The former No. 1 overall draft pick was on a young an improving team and with his rookie struggles behind him he was pegged as a fantasy starter. Then the season started, the Rams got besieged by injuries and Bradford struggled. Bradford has three touchdown passes to nine turnovers (two interceptions, seven fumbles) and he’s dealing with an ankle sprain as well that kept him out of last week’s game with the Dallas Cowboys. There’s not much doubt that Bradford has a future, but for fantasy purposes it’s time to get rid of him this season.
Consider Dropping In: 10-Team and 12-Team Leagues
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Curtis Painter (Indianapolis Colts)
When the Kerry Collins experiment failed for the Indianapolis Colts - as many predicted - Curtis Painter finally got his shot to start at quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. In his first two games Painter actually did well, throwing for 558 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. Perhaps all those years of holding a clipboard and watching Peyton Manning had paid off. Then Painter crashed back to reality, throwing for 255 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in the last two weeks. Now, Painter’s mainly been used as a bye-week fill in and two-quarterback leagues. He’s owned in less than 10 percent of leagues and started in less than five percent. Yet if you’re one of the few who hopped on the Painter bandwagon, it’s time to hop off.
Consider Dropping In: 10-Team, 12-Team and 14-Team Leagues
Cut Them Loose Watch List: Matt Hasselbeck (Tennessee Titans), Matt Cassel (Kansas City Chiefs)
Keep Them Cut: Kerry Collins (Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning (Indianapolis Colts), Donovan McNabb (Minnesota Vikings), Kyle Orton (Denver Broncos), Chad Henne (Miami Dolphins), Kevin Kolb (Arizona Cardinals), Rex Grossman (Washington Redskins), Jason Campbell (Oakland Raiders)
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