Week 9 of the football season is here and there are probably some players on your fantasy football roster that you are holding onto in hopes they can start producing again at some point. Some might be worth keeping, but there are guys who are just a waste of a roster spot and you need to drop. Let’s breakdown ten players that you should drop off your roster.
10. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins (35.1 percent owned)
If you still have Chris Thompson on your roster, you need to drop him off your roster because he has no use anymore. Thompson has missed the last two weeks and even if he does return this week, he is going to be splitting carries with Adrian Peterson. Next week the Redskins are on bye, and after that, the team is expected to get Derrius Guice back.
9. T.J. Hockenson, TE, Detroit Lions (61.4 percent owned)
If you need Hockenson to fill in for your tight end on bye, it might be an okay option, but this isn’t a guy you should be rostering for the long term because he has been so inconsistent. After his impressive rookie debut his production has dropped off.
Since that first game, he has caught 13 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. It’s time to get him off your roster unless you absolutely need him to start this weekend.
8. Antonio Brown, WR, Free Agent (35 percent owned)
Antonio Brown isn’t coming back this year and it’s time to stop holding onto hope that he is going to. If somehow he does come back this year, it’s going to take a while to get him settled into a new team and who knows what type of role he will have.
7. Ty Johnson, RB, Detroit Lions (56.8 percent owned)
This might be an unpopular choice, but it might be time already to drop Ty Johnson. It seems it’s going to be hard to figure out who is going to get the majority of carries with the Lions, and the week you start him, he will probably struggle. The weeks you keep him on your bench, he will probably have his breakout game. It’s not worth the headache that he will be.
6. O.J. Howard, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (48.4 percent owned)
Just a quick look at O.J. Howard’s stats should tell you exactly why you shouldn’t be wasting your time with him. On the season he has 13 receptions for 176 yards and is still looking for his first touchdown. He isn’t worth a start even as a fill in.
5. Giovani Bernard, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (14.8 percent owned)
Giovani Bernard is on a bye this week but it’s clear he isn’t someone that can be trusted. He is more of a pass-catching back but he is so inconsistent, it’s hard to know what weeks you should start him. He really shouldn’t be owned in any leagues unless it’s 16 teams or more.
4. Frank Gore, RB, Buffalo Bills (63.9 percent owned)
In bigger leagues, Frank Gore might be worth holding onto, but in the leagues with 10 people or less, Gore should not be on a roster. Gore does get a good amount of carries, but he doesn’t catch balls out of the backfield so it’s dependent he gets a touchdown to have any type of value. Gore only has two touchdowns on the season so he can’t be trusted.
3. Baker Mayfield, QB, Cleveland Browns (52.4 percent owned)
You are better off going waiver wire every week and looking for quarterbacks in favorable matchups rather than trying to hold onto hope that Baker Mayfield is going to be the savior for the team. News flash, he isn’t the answer and it’s time to get him off the roster.
2. Demarcus Robinson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (21.9 percent owned)
The Chiefs offense is getting healthy which means Demarcus Robinson’s snap count has gone down. In the last game against the Packers he caught only two passes for six yards, and his production isn’t going to be there moving forward.
1. Noah Fant, TE, Denver Broncos (7.6 percent owned)
Another tight end you can get off the roster is Noah Fant. There was high hopes he could be a big fantasy target this year but so far he has caught only 20 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown. He is more likely to get you two or three points then 13-14. Stop worrying about the headache that is Fant.