As Week 5 approaches, we are officially at that point where you need to drop players who haven’t been pulling their weight. If you’ve been holding onto someone based on offseason hype, and they haven’t scored more than five fantasy points then it’s time to drop them.
I know it is hard to drop players, but fantasy is all about making moves. Also, it is never smart to keep someone on your team, based on name. I know you may have drafted Joe Burrow in the fourth this year, but it does not look like it is his season. I wouldn’t hold on to him if you don’t have room on your bench.
Now, let’s cut some players loose.
Players to Drop for Week 5
Tyler Allgeier, Running Back, Atlanta Falcons
Tyler Allgeier turned some heads in Week 1, but since then he has been irrelevant. Allgeier only had seven carries for 16 yards in Week 4. Since Week 4 Allgeier has been on the field less and less. From Weeks 1 to 3 Allgeier has played 56%, 44%, and 30% of snaps. Going forward, Allgeier isn’t looking startable.
Kendre Miller, Running Back, New Orleans Saints
With Jamaal Williams out, it looked like Kendre Miller would be the number-one backup to Alvin Kamara. But, after today’s game, Miller is not going to be a fantasy option. Kamara had 11 carries for 51 yards and 13 receptions for 33 yards. Miller only had one carry for three yards. Miller is an easy player to drop going into Week 5.
Rashaad Penny, Running Back, Philadelphia Eagles
I know I mentioned Rashaad Penny last week, but if you still have him in your lineup now is the time to drop. D’Andre Swift and Kenneth Gainwell are the easy one and two backs in this backfield. Penny was inactive again for Week 4 due to the coach’s decision. It does not look like Penny will play for the Eagles anytime soon.
AJ Dillon, Running Back, Green Bay Packers
This one is more of a hot take, but AJ Dillon is not going to help your fantasy team. Even with Aaron Jones hurt in those couple of games, Dillon still didn’t produce. He has yet to go over 10 fantasy points. He does have a good matchup against the Raiders for Week 5, but Jones looks like he is healthy now and should take over all the carries.
JuJu Smith-Schuster, Wide Receiver, New England Patriots
I would just stay away from the Patriots offense. But, JuJu Smith-Schuster is an easy drop going into Week 5. Smith-Schuster only had one catch in Week 4. On the season he doesn’t have a touchdown and only has 80 yards on 11 catches. He is not worth a roster spot at his point.
Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver, Dallas Cowboys
I’m not sure if you still have Brandin Cooks on your roster, and if so you need to drop him. He does have 15 targets in the three games he played, but only has 66 yards and no touchdowns. He is not a reliable starter and I would much rather have Michael Gallup over Cooks in the Cowboys receiving core.
Hunter Renfrow, Wide Receiver, Las Vegas Raiders
Hunter Renfrow has been nonexistent this year. Even in a PPR format, Renfrow is not getting any targets. On the season he has 52 yards on five catches through three games. There are much better options out there.
Kyle Pitts, Tight End, Atlanta Falcons
Kyle Pitts had some much hype coming out of college, but he has been a disappointment in fantasy. On the season he only has 121 yards on 11 catches. While he is on the Falcons he is not going to be a fantasy factor on your team.
Player 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.
Jahmyr Gibbs, Running Back, Detroit Lions
Luckily Jahmyr Gibbs should have some trade value since he is a rookie. But the Lions have been going to David Montgomery all season. In PPR formats Gibbs has only scored in the double digits once. He is barely a flex start at this point, but he can turn it around. Rookies do have upside, but he is on the chopping block still.