Week 8 of the fantasy football season is here and there are some crucial pickups on the waiver wire that can really improve your team. There might be some hard decisions to be made on who should be dropped to pick up a player so let’s breakdown which players you can drop off of your squad.
10. Kerryon Johnson (RB, Detroit Lions, 97.3 percent owned)
This one might seem like the obvious choice because it was announced on Tuesday that Kerryon Johnson would be heading to the IR. Some might hold out hope that he can help in the playoffs but the earliest that he can return is in Week 15. It’s hard to imagine they are going to give him a give full load even if he is back playing in Week 15. There is no reason to hold onto hope, he isn’t going to help your team this year.
9. Wayne Gallman (RB, New York Giants, 25.7 percent owned)
The Wayne Gallman dream in New York is dead. With Saquon Barkley’s ankle holding up well against the Cardinals, Gallman isn’t going to get much playing time moving forward. If he is still on your roster it’s a waste of space and he can be dropped.
8. Nelson Agholor (WR, Philadelphia Eagles, 24.7 percent owned)
Nelson Agholor could still end up being a decent fantasy option at wide receiver but he is too inconsistent to play. His snaps also might be going down after his poor effort on Sunday night football against the Dallas Cowboys.
7. Allen Lazard (WR, Green Bay Packers, 15.4 percent owned)
If you started Allen Lazard Week 6 against the Detroit Lions he very well could have won you that week but he won’t be winning you many weeks going forward. The wide receivers are quickly getting healthy for the Packers with Davante Adams expected back soon. Lazard is going to have trouble getting targets moving forward.
6. O.J. Howard (TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 57.5 percent owned)
If you are starting O.J. Howard every week at tight end your fantasy football team is already in trouble. If you have him on your bench as a second tight end for when your starting tight end has a bye, don’t even waste the spot. There are plenty of players out in the free-agent pool who make more sense than holding on hope that at some point the team will start using the former first-round pick.
5. Mitchell Trubisky (QB, Chicago Bears, 24.4 percent owned)
The Bears have a little issue on their hands with Trubisky and it’s hard to imagine he will ever be worth a start in your fantasy league. He has played in six games this year and has thrown only five touchdowns total. At this point, Ryan Tannehill is probably a better option than Trubisky. Stop wasting a roster space with him.
4. Antonio Brown (WR, Free Agent, 39.6 percent owned)
Unless you have an extremely strong team and can use a bench spot on a guy who might not even sign with a team this year, Antonio Brown needs to be dropped. Even if he was signed today it will probably be at least a couple of weeks until you could trust him to start, and who knows what type of role he would have a new team.
3. Giovani Bernard (RB, Cincinnati Bengals, 18.4 percent owned)
The Bengals offense is terrible and there is no point in still holding onto their backup running back. On the season he has 27 rushing attempts for 49 yards. Even if Joe Mixon gets hurt, Bernard still might not be worth a start.
2. Noah Fant (TE, Denver Broncos, 8.4 percent owned)
When you are looking for a fill-in tight end you want a guy who can get you at least five or six points and not leave you with a goose egg. Fant should not be started every week in fantasy and if you are using him as a fill-in, you can’t even trust he will get you a few points.
1. Chris Thompson (RB, Washington Redskins, 43.1 percent owned)
Adrian Peterson is the clear lead back in Washington and if he went back it’s not a guarantee Thompson would take over the starting role. He doesn’t have a touchdown on the ground this year, and his role doesn’t look like it will increase anytime soon.