3 Players To Drop: Week 12
Week 11 is over and the Monday Night Football game of the season did not disappoint! We lose both Kansas City and Los Angeles to byes in week 12, but the Thanksgiving Holiday delights us with 3 matchups on Thursday. So make sure your lineups are set before you dive into your plate! Here are 3 players hogging all of grandma’s stuffing to drop! 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 12.
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1. Derrick Henry RB, Tennessee Titans (66% owned Yahoo!)
The Tennessee Titans offense was cruising of late before being exposed by the Colts in week 11. Derrick Henry has been dropped and added for a bye week fill in’s, but now is the time to drop Henry for good. QB Marcus Mariota is back on the injury report, Dion Lewis is the feature back and with touch matchups against Houston and Jacksonville still on the schedule. Drop Derrick Henry now.
2. Demaryius Thomas WR, Houston Texan (92% owned Yahoo!)
Demaryius Thomas was flirting with this list all season as a Denver Bronco, but his trade to Houston bought him some time. Times up! In his first game he posted a respectful 4/67 line but over the bye week WR Keke Coutee got healthy and was back in the mix. With Coutee dominating the slot and Deandre Hopkins just balling week in week out, Thomas is left with the scraps. It will be hard to trust DT for the rest of the season, he’s safe to drop.
3. Jimmy Graham TE, Green Bay Packers (90% owned Yahoo!)
Graham broke his thumb Thursday night against the Seahawks, First reported as a 4 week timetable for return. With the Pack in must win mode, Head Coach Mike McCarthy said he’s “optimistic” Jimmy will play and that the Green Bay Packers medical staff with try to use “different splints and protections” Jimmy Graham has been below his average all season. Aaron Rodgers might be skeptical throwing to Graham in the red zone now with the season on the line, eliminating any value Graham has left. TE is a thin market drop Jimmy now.
That does it for this weeks edition of 3 Players To Drop. Happy Thanksgiving and Good luck in Week 12! 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!