Week 9 is just around the corner and now is the time to drop those players that have been holding up space on your bench. By now you should know who your consistent starters are and who isn’t showing up. If you are still waiting for a breakout, trust me it would have happened by Week 4.
So take my advice, cut loose the players that are holding you down. Let’s win some games and now worry about dropping a player who isn’t producing.
Players to Drop for Week 9
Jeff Wilson Jr., Running Back, Miami Dolphins
Jeff Wilson Jr. has been hurt most of the year and most people kept him on an IR spot just in case he took over like last year. Well, the answer is no. He has been back for two weeks and is the third string. And once De’Von Achane is back, he will be the fourth string. Raheem Mostert is still getting the majority of the carries and all the red zone carries. Wilson will only be a fantasy option if Mostert and Achane both miss time.
Jaleel McLaughlin, Running Back, Denver Broncos
Jaleel McLaughlin showed up when Javonte Williams was hurt. But, now that Williams is back, he is once again the workhorse. In their Week 8 matchup against the Chiefs, Williams had 27 carries and McLaughlin had four. It was easy to think that McLaughlin would be a big part of the offense because of the way he produced. But, the answer is no and Williams is the back to have for the Broncos.
Miles Sanders, Running Back, Carolina Panthers
Miles Sanders was the workhorse, but as of late it has been the Chuba Hubbard show. Sanders did miss the last couple of weeks with an injury and Hubbard took over the backfield. Even with Sanders back healthy, it is Hubbard who is out carrying him. Just this last week Hubbard had 15 carries and Sanders had two.
Tank Dell, Wide Receiver, Houston Texans
Tank Dell looked amazing at the beginning of the season, but now he is barely averaging around five to six fantasy points per game since Week 4. That is in PPR scoring too. Dell only has 10 targets combined for his last three games. While Nico Collins has 16 targets in his last three games.
Elijah Moore, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns
Elijah Moore has yet to score a touchdown this year. He could be a flex start in PPR scoring, but even then that is pushing it. I know Deshaun Watson has been out, but even when Watson is in, Moore has only hit a high of 11.80. That is in PPR scoring format too. We don’t know when Watson will be back, but the Browns passing game is one you need to stay away from.
Players on the Chopping Block
Chris Olave, Wide Receiver, New Orleans Saints
I’m not saying to drop Chris Olave, but now is the time to look for a trade while he still has value. He is getting a ton of targets, which on paper looks nice. 10, 15 and nine are his targets in his last three games. But, if you watch the games a few of those targets are completely uncatchable. And that is more on Derek Carr than Olave. Olave only has one touchdown on the year, while his teammate Rashid Shaheed has three on the year. I’d try to package Olave in a trade soon while he still has value with his target share.