2021 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Drop List
The NFL season is well underway, and fantasy football is in a crucial part of the season. Fantasy owners have to decide if they want to make a trade as the deadline comes up. With injuries hitting many players in the NFL, fantasy owners need to work on finding replacements.
This process will include searching for players through the waiver wire, which could lead to dropping some players. With that said, here is the week seven drop list for the 2021 fantasy football season.
2021 Week 7 Drop List
Fantasy Football Drop List: Tough Choices
Rondale Moore- Arizona Cardinals
You may be thinking, why is Rondale Moore on this list? Moore has had big games as a rookie in a high-powered Cardinals offense. However, they just traded for tight end Zach Ertz, who will be heavily featured in the Cardinals passing attack.
Moore will still be a deep threat and provide boom or bust value in fantasy football . This season, Moore has 24 receptions for 286 yards and a touchdown (Pro Football Reference).
Fantasy football owners may be hesitant to drop Moore, but if there is a good player available on the waiver wire, it’s time to let him go.
Taylor Heinicke- Washington Football Team
With Russell Wilson going out with injury, Taylor Heinicke was a common pickup for fantasy football owners. He had a good matchup against a struggling Kansas City Chiefs defense, but he did not produce. Heinicke has had an up and down season, which makes him a boom or bust in fantasy.
This season, Heinicke has thrown for 1,390 yards along with nine touchdowns and six interceptions (Pro Football Reference). Although Heinicke has had a few good games, he has been unable to perform consistently. If you need another quarterback, look for one on the fantasy football waiver wire and drop Heinicke.
Fantasy Football Drop List: Easier Decisions
Ty’Son Williams- Baltimore Ravens
Heading into the season, no one knew who would take a bulk of the running back carries for the Ravens. They had their top three running backs go out with injury, leaving Ty’Son Williams. The Ravens then went out and signed three veteran running backs: Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman, and Le’Veon Bell.
Bell has been promoted to the 53 man roster, and Williams was a healthy scratch for the second straight week. Moving forward, Williams won’t get many opportunities, but many fantasy football owners still have him rostered.
On the season, Williams has 31 carries for 170 yards and one touchdown (Pro Football Reference). His low production and lack of opportunities should lead to Williams being dropped by fantasy football owners.
Randall Cobb- Green Bay Packers
Before the season, the Packers made a move to acquire former Packer Randall Cobb. The wide receiver had great chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers over the years, which is a big reason they brought him in. Many fantasy football owners picked up Cobb after he had a fantastic game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Since that game, Cobb has not been productive in fantasy football, including a zero point performance against the Chicago Bears last week. On the season, Cobb has 11 receptions for 157 yards and two touchdowns (Pro Football Reference).
Cobb is not worth stashing on the bench due to his inconsistency. Look to drop Cobb and add another player on the fantasy football waiver wire.
Samaje Perine- Cincinnati Bengals
When Joe Mixon was out for the Bengals, Samaje Perine took over and had a good performance. Mixon quickly returned to the lineup, and Perine was also out with Covid-19 last week. With Mixon back, Perine serves as a backup running back and doesn’t see enough volume to be rostered in fantasy.
This season, Perine has 20 carries for 87 yards and no touchdowns. He has been successful in the passing game with seven receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown (Pro Football Reference). The only reason to keep Perine in fantasy football is if you want to have a handcuff for Mixon.
Obvious Choice: Robert Tonyan
Following a career year, many expected Robert Tonyan to have another solid season. That has not been the case as the Green Bay Packers tight end has not been the red-zone threat he was a year ago. Tonyan has only had one productive game this season, which was back in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.
This season, Tonyan has 11 receptions for 92 yards and only one touchdown (Pro Football Reference). Despite the low numbers, many still have him rostered. It is time for these fantasy football owners to cut Tonyan and find a better tight end on the waiver wire.
This is a big week coming up in fantasy as leagues head closer to the trade deadline. Look for fantasy football owners to be very active in making moves this week.