As Week 4 approaches, it is getting to that time when you need to drop players that you have been holding on to. There is no point in holding onto a backup if you think the starter is injury-prone. Also, if you drafted that player that had a lot of hype in preseason, but is only playing 10 snaps a game, I’m sorry but you need to drop him.
This happens every year, but if they are only scoring 2 to 3 fantasy points on your bench. Then it is time to move on before it is too late. I’ll be providing my top players to drop for Week 4, as well as some players who are on the chopping block.
Now, let’s cut some players loose.
Players to Drop for Week 4
Tank Bigsby, Running Back, Jacksonville Jaguars
In the offseason, Tank Bigsby was supposed to be a big part of this offense. But, you can’t always believe what is said during training camp. But, now is the time to drop Bigsby. He did score a touchdown in Week 1, but since then he has hardly been on the field. And he did score in Week 3, but, he only had two carries in Week 3, didn’t have one touch in Week 2 and in Week 1 he had seven carries. He is not involved in the passing game and only had 15 snaps in Week 1. He is not a fantasy impact and I would much rather have Jaylen Warren or Tyler Allgeier.
Justice Hill, Running Back, Baltimore Ravens
Justice Hill and Gus Edwards were the top pickups when J.K. Dobbins went down. But, as we go into Week 4, it looks like Hill is the one to drop. He was ruled out in Week 3, but the Ravens did activate Melvin Gordon III and Kenyan Drake. Hill did get most of the work in Week 2 but only produced 8.3 fantasy points in PPR scoring. The real number one running back on this team is Lamar Jackson. The backfield is way too crowded with Hill, Edwards, Gordon, and Drake. Hill seems like the odd one out.
Damien Harris, Running Back, Buffalo Bills
If you still have Damien Harris on your team, it is time to drop him. He has no value on this team and I don’t see him getting traded anywhere. James Cook is the workhorse in this backfield and Latavius Murray would be second. Through three weeks Harris has 13 carries and Cook has 44 carries. In Week 3, Murray and Harris both only had five carries. He is not worth the roster spot for five fantasy points a game.
Rashaad Penny, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles
This is an easy one. In Week 1 Penny was a scratch and in Week 2 he only had three carries even with Kenneth Gainwell out. Penny will not have any value in this backfield and is not likely to get traded. Penny is a lost cause and not worth a roster spot.
Jahan Dotson, Wide Receiver, Washington Commanders
This kills me to say it, but Dotson is just not producing in this offense. Sam Howell is not looking his way, the way he did in preseason. Terry McLaurin has been the most productive wide receiver on the team. Through three weeks Dotson has 10 receptions for 83 yards and no touchdowns. Dotson is on the field 86% of snaps, but the ball isn’t coming his way. I would much rather start Gabe Davis, Christian Kirk or Drake London.
Kadarius Toney, Wide Receiver, Kansas City Chiefs
Kadarius Toney did not have a great Week 1 and it has continued since then. You would think with Patrick Mahomes throwing the ball that Toney would be a great start each week. Nope. Through three weeks he has seven receptions for 35 yards. Skyy Moore and Rashee Rice are the top options behind Travis Kelce. Toney only has 11 targets through three weeks. He had five targets in both Week 1 and Week 2, but only one target in their Week 3 blowout against the Bears.
Allen Robinson II, Wide Receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers
I just want to know what happened to Allen Robinson after that career year he had with the Bears in 2020. Because since then he has not been a fantasy stud at all. I thought after Diontae Johnson went down that Robinson would come alive. But he hasn’t. Through two weeks he has 11 targets and only seven receptions for 76 yards and no touchdowns. George Pickens is the wide receiver to have on the Steelers.
Tyler Higbee, Tight End, Los Angeles Rams
Even with Cooper Kupp out, Tyler Higbee is still not a viable option for Matthew Stafford. Higbee only has six receptions for 61 yards through two weeks. It has been the Puka Nacua experience in the Rams receiving core and I don’t see that changing. Drop Higbee as soon as you can.
Players on the Chopping Block
This is a list of players you should think about trading or you should only give them another two weeks max.
Najee Harris, Running Back, Pittsburgh Steelers
It would be crazy to drop a round 2 or 3 player, but Najee Harris needs to show up soon or he is going to lose trade value. His teammate Jaylen Warren has slowly been outshining him the last couple of weeks. Keep an eye on Harris, but if he doesn’t score over 10 fantasy points soon, then he is an easy drop or trade piece.
Alexander Mattison, Running Back, Minnesota Vikings
Alexander Mattison has had a rough start. He has fumbled the ball a few times, but he is still getting a ton of carries. He has 20 carries for 93 yards in Week 3. Mattison did have a fumble on the goal line, but it was counted as forward progress, so Mattison got away with one. The Vikings did trade for Cam Akers, which is a little concerning, but it looks like Mattison is still the workhorse. The downside is he only has one touchdown on the year. He should be a player you should trade away before his value goes down.
Jaxson Smith-Njiba, Wide Receiver, Seattle Seahawks
Jaxson Smith-Nijba had a lot of hype coming into the season, but it has been the DK Metcalf show as always. Smith-Njiba only has nine receptions, 57 yards and no touchdowns through Week 3. He is one to drop in the coming weeks if he doesn’t turn it around.
Be on the lookout for our Week 4 Rankings as the week moves along: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Half-PPR by Position | Flex Rankings | Positional Ranks w/ K & DST | Dynasty | Superflex Dynasty