3 Players To Drop: Week 9
Week 8 is complete and welcome to bye week hell. Fitting that Halloween falls on the week 9 slate of games with SIX teams on a bye. With the Bengals, Colts, Giants, Cardinals, Eagles and Jaguars resting up, massive startiing line-up holes need to be filled. Drop these fantasy zombies and fill those spots! Here are 3 players on your squads to drop now to fill those spots! Make sure you read Top Guru Josh Trotta’s (@trotta23) (@tffgurus) weekly waiver article and get the knowledge on who to pick up as we head into week 9!
Drop in all leagues:
Will Fuller WR, Houston Texans Torn ACL
Week 9 Drops:
1. Jameis Winston QB Tampa Bay Buccaneers (66% owned Yahoo!)
That was fast. Jameis Winston was benched week 8 for self-destructing on the field throwing 4 picks. Threatening to lose the entire locker room, the coaching staff pulled the plug on Winston in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick. The team responded in force and battled back almost beating the Cinncinati Bengals. This move could be permanent since the team has no guaranteed money invested in the QB beyond 2018. It’s been clear that Fitzpatrick isn’t the future of the team, but Jameis Winston might not be either.
2. Corey Clement RB, Philadelphia Eagles (52% owned Yahoo!)
The Eagles lost Jay Ajayi earlier in the season and Clement was a popular waiver pick-up. The backfield in Philly is a mess, a true RBBC with 3 mouths to feed. Clement has seen a drop in carries and targets the last 3 weeks. Concluding with the 5 carry 3-yard performance in London. Eagles are on bye this week and Wendell Smallwood and Rookie Josh Adams will steady the backfield after that. Who knows maybe even Darren Sproles might rise from the dead for the 2nd half.
3. Geronimo Allison WR, Green Bay Packers (51% owned Yahoo!)
Allison was injured in week 4 due to a hamstring, causing the Packer offense to toss their new rookie wideouts into the mix and they performed great. Disaster scenario for Allison owners. Even though Green Bay’s high volume offense is able to support 3 relevant WR, Geronimo might have fallen to WR 4 with the emergence of Marquez Valdes-Scantling. In his Week 8 return, Allison caught 1 ball on 1 target against a poor Rams secondary. Geronimo can be dropped.
That does it for this weeks edition of 3 Players To Drop. Good luck in Week 9! You can find me on Twitter @drod4htown and the rest of us @tffgurus on twitter. You can also visit our website www.tffgurus.com for all your fantasy advice.
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