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Evaluating who to leave in fantasy league and when to pull that trigger isn’t easy, especially after only two weeks of play. However, we need to improve and develop the roster, especially after some soul-crushing performances of Week 2.
Here are my recommendations for some players to cut loose before week 3, or at least consider moving on. You won’t find any monster names on here just yet, as two weeks isn’t enough time to bail on a high draft pick, but there will be more prominent names in the coming weeks. if you are looking for players to hideI’ve got you covered there too.
Cole Kemmett, TE – Bears (68 percent roster at Yahoo)
Some might say stay on Cole Kemet for another week, but I’ve seen enough. Sure, he can return reliably to lead all TEs in everything, but the way this Chicago offense looks for two weeks, it’s very unlikely. Kemet has only two goals so far, and fails to catch a single ball.
The Bears have scored the fewest pass attempts in the NFL in the first two weeks (28), and it appears that Kemet isn’t a big part of whatever he plans to do this season. About 70% of you guys are running with Kmet in at least one league (including me), but there’s still time to hit the discount strings and get some TE goodness from a player like Logan Thomas or Hayden Hurst .
Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR , Brown (20% Roasters)
While DPJ saw 11 balls in Week 1, adding a popular discount, his use fell to just one goal – which he was unable to secure – against the Jets last week. Coming into season one, there were certainly suspicions about the near crime that Amari was capable of supporting anyone outside of Cooper for imaginary purposes, and even that was a question mark.
It appears our concerns were valid as Peoples-Jones is currently WR73 overall, fifth on Brown’s offense in half-PPR points, and far behind kicker Cade York in imaginary points. He may leave later in the season once Jacoby Brissette’s tenure is up, but DPJ doesn’t deserve to hang on to the 20% of Yahoo managers currently rostering the Cleveland WR.
Noah Fant, TE , Seahawks (13% roster)
Frankly, Seattle’s crime isn’t great. On top of being in a unit that’s far from productive, Noah Feint’s role in Crime of the Seahawks is committee-based that doesn’t bode well for business either. Fant has six goals through two of Will Disley’s five competitions, and has posted less than half as many fantasy points as his fellow TE through both games.
I know the TE wardrobe feels bare already, but send Fant over a discount wire in favor of a player in a better position like the one I mentioned above or even Evan Engram .
Kenny Golladay, WR , Giants (14% of the roster)
The former Lion has just two goals in the season, and neither is from the Week 2 game against the Panthers, where he played just two snaps. Kenny Golladay reportedly cleaned his locker and left before the media could enter the locker room on Sunday.
It looks like the 28-year-old is being passed over by Richie James and David Sills in the Giants’ WR pecking order, and with the writing on the wall, Golladay doesn’t deserve a roster spot at this point, regardless of league size.
Kenyan Drake, RB , Ravens (16% roster)
The 2022 Kenyan Drake Experiment has ended. He was to serve as the Ravens RB1 against Miami, with JK Dobbins still out, but handed the job to both Mike Davis and Justice Hill, neither of whom added much to the fantasy roster in Week 2.
The upside for Drake at this point is none, as long as Baltimore continues to throw more runs than they do over the course of week two, with Dobbins’ return imminent. The 28-year-old currently occupies 16% of the Yahoo roster and should be replaced with an RB that has more potential like Jack Moss or Raheem Mostart.
on very thin ice
Romeo Dobbs, WR, Packers
Hunter Henry, TE, Patriots
Rex Birkhead, RB, Texan
Albert Okwegbunam, TE, Broncos
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