2021 Fantasy Football: Week 2 Drop List
The NFL season is here and there is nothing quite like fantasy football. Well, Week 1 had its fair share of injuries as always and there should be quite a bit of movement across the fantasy football landscape going forward.
Injuries are a huge part of every sport, but in Week 1 there were some surprising inactive. The Buffalo Bills had Zack Moss inactive, and the San Francisco 49ers sent Twitter for a loop when they announced Trey Sermon as inactive as well.
But, it might be time to hit the waiver wire earlier than expected and here are a few guys that should get dropped after just one week of the 2021 NFL Season.
2021 Fantasy Football Week 2 Drop List
Fantasy Football Drop List: TOUGH Choices
Zack Moss- Buffalo Bills
To be honest, this one is really tough. Some (myself included) are big believers in Moss for some reason. But others aren’t, and the Bills naming Moss as a healthy scratch is a huge concern. Now, Devin Singletary got the bulk of the work and had 11 carries for 72 yards with three catches.
Matt Brieda was an afterthought and rushed just four times for four yards, so that could bode well for Moss. However, who knows what the Bills do. If you need a spot or are going to be aggressive on waivers, you could pull the plug on the Zack Moss experiment.
David Johnson- Houston Texans
The Texans’ backfield was a huge mess, to begin with after they added Mark Ingram, Phillip Lindsay, and Rex Burkhead. Somehow, someway, the Texans smacked around the Jacksonville Jaguars and went run-heavy after taking a massive lead.
Ingram led the Texans in carries and Lindsay was second on the list as both players scored a touchdown. However, the incumbent, David Johnson, was nowhere to be found. But, he did score a touchdown somehow.
Johnson finished with just three carries for 10 yards and had three catches for 18 yards and a score, which isn’t bad fantasy football output. But, the fact of the natter is that Johnson only touched the ball six times in a game that the Texans won easily, so that is a major concern going forward.
James Conner-Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals brought James Conner on board after free agency had died down and some had viewed him as a good fantasy football asset. Well, if Week 1 was any indication, you can dump him. Did he play badly? No. He finished the game with 16 carries and 53 yards, out-pacing Chase Edmonds by four carries. But, Edmonds got four targets and four catches for 43 yards while Conner wasn’t targeted at all.
Kyler Murray also will steal touches from Conner, and the weapons in Arizona really make it tough to keep Conner, especially with Edmonds receiving the bulk of the work in the air. If you need a spot, don’t feel bad cutting Conner.
Fantasy Football Drop List: Easier decisions
Michael Gallup- Dallas Cowboys
Unfortunately for this one, just pull the plug. Gallup played well in the opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before leaving with his injury. However, he is out a minimum of three weeks and it can be anywhere up to five.
Sure, you can definitely wait, but who knows what will happen by then. There are plenty of receivers available (ie, Trent Sherfield, KJ Osborn, Tim Patrick) that should receive a decent workload for the next month and Gallup could easily be replaced if one of the Cowboys’ youngsters steps up.
Randall Cobb- Green Bay Packers
What a bummer. The Packers brought in Cobb as per Aaron Rodgers’ request, but in Week 1 he fell flat on his face. Cobb had just one catch–on one target– for 32 yards. Sure, the entire Packers team struggled, but Marquez Valdes-Scantling had eight targets and three grabs, so it is evident who they view as the No. 2 wide receiver in Green Bay.
Furthermore, the upside isn’t there anymore, so you can move on from him.
Emmanuel Sanders- Buffalo Bills
This is a tricky one. Sanders was dealing with an injury going into the game and clearly wasn’t 100 percent. But, Josh Allen threw the ball 51 times! Out of those 51, only eight were thrown towards Sanders. Cole Beasley had 13 targets and Stefon Diggs paced the way with 14, and that will probably be a pattern we see pretty often.
On the other hand, the Bills are unlikely to throw it 51 times a game, especially in games where they lead, so this target share is a bit high for Sanders as it stands. If you want to stand pat, I don’t blame you, but if you want to pull the plug, I also don’t blame you.
Obvious choice: Raheem Mostert, Le’Veon Bell
These are obvious, one more so than the other. Raheem Mostert announced that he would be out for the entire season, and now the 49ers backfield becomes the top story in fantasy football.
As for Le’Veon Bell, it’s tough. He didn’t even get activated from the practice squad prior to Monday night’s game, but Ty’Son Williams was extremely impressive, finishing with nine carries for 65 yards and a touchdown and adding three catches for 29 yards.
Latavius Murray had 10 carries for 28 yards and a score, and it seems likely that the Murray-Williams duo is the way the Ravens will go.