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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 12 Players To Drop

Week 12 officially marks just three games left till playoffs start and trust me you’re going to need to drop these players if you have them rostered. All the players I have listed below are owned in 20% of leagues. They all should be owned in zero percent of leagues if you are making a playoff push.

Week 12 Players to drop

Kareem Hunt, Running Back, Cleveland Browns

Kareem Hunt had a great streak from Week 6 to 8. But, since then his fantasy production has dropped off. Hunt has been touchdown-dependent and even though he and Jerome Ford split their carries evenly, it was Ford who got the red zone attempt and touchdown in Week 11. Since Week 8, Hunt has not gone over 10 fantasy points in PPR scoring. Even at a flex, there are better options than Hunt.

Tyjae Spears, Running Back, Tennessee Titans

Trust me, I was one of the fantasy managers who was holding onto Spears for that breakout. There were early signs that he could pop off, but the wait is over. On the season, Spears’ season high of carries is eight. He is active in the passing game, but even in PPR scoring his three highest games are 17.9, 10, and 8.8 fantasy points. If he makes it into your starting lineup then I’m sure you are not in playoff contention.

Dalvin Cook, Running Back, New York Jets

I’ve mentioned Dalvin Cook before, but the only reason I’m bringing him up again is that he is rostered in 68% of Fantrax leagues, 24% of Yahoo leagues, and 31% of ESPN. Now those numbers are way too high. As for Fantrax, he is only active in 25% of leagues. But, still, he should not be rostered in more than 5% of leagues. Since Week 8, his high on attempts is four. He has not gone over five fantasy points in PPR scoring since Week 3. You need to drop Cook asap.

Josh Reynolds, Wide Receiver, Detroit Lions

Josh Reynolds looked like a steal early in the season, but since Week 6 his fantasy high is eight fantasy points. He has not scored a touchdown since Week 5 and has not gone over 50 yards since Week 6. In their last three games, Reynolds has seven targets and Amon-Ra St. Brown has 29 targets. All signs point to dropping Reynolds.

Quentin Johnston, Wide Receiver, Los Angeles Chargers

I have Quentin Johnston on this list once again because on average he is owned in about 30% of leagues. That number went up because he did catch a touchdown last week. But he went back to his old ways in Week 10. Catching two passes for 21 yards. While Keenan Allen had 10 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. Johnston is just not consistent enough to be a starter on a fantasy team and should be dropped.

Players on the Chopping Block

Tee Higgins, Wide Receiver, Cincinnati Bengals

Hear me out on this one. Tee Higgins is elite, don’t get me wrong. But he has been injured quite a bit this season and now Joe Burrow is out for the season. So, if you need help at the running back position, Higgins should be looked at as a trade piece going forward. I wouldn’t drop him, but he could be benched going forward as we need to see how Jake Browning does.

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