The Week 7 Players to Drop column was a success. Last week we suggested you move on from Carson Wentz, Phillip Dorsett and Ryan Fitzpatrick. We’ll try and do the same with our Week 8 Players to Drop piece. Although, full disclosure, I no longer feel confident in my ability to make predictions. No, not because my inherent Italian, future predicting, gypsy skills have suddenly diminished. The problem is not me, it is the world. It no longer makes sense.
Jay Ajayi, Jacquizz Rodgers and Jeremy Hill are suddenly alums of Ball So Hard University. Spencer Ware has rendered Jamaal Charles irrelevant (What a disappointment. I’ve been dying to use some Charles in Charge/Scott Baio jokes given it’s election season).
Fantasy Football owners were legitimately dejected at the news Brian Hoyer sustained a significant injury. Davante Adams is suddenly a thing again?! Allen Robinson is a flex play, at best. It was announced Ice Cube is staring in Oliver Twist, the musical. Tf is happening?!
I think we all need to take a step back and accept the reality that the world no longer requires logic in order to function. Major League Baseball scheduled Game 1 of the World Series for the Cleveland Indians on the same night the NBA opened, holding a championship ring ceremony for the Cleveland Cavaliers. For the first time ever, people in Cleveland had two different options of what to do on an evening.
The Walking Dead officially jumped the shark, in what should have been an epic TV moment. Instead, we’re left confused as to what just happened. The Golden State Warriors already lost a game and the season is only one day old. Nothing makes sense. The only moment over the last week that trumps the strangeness of Week 7 is David Pumpkins… I’m sorry, David S. Pumpkins. Our existence has become one of chaos. Get used to it.
Week 8 Players to Drop
Colin Kaepernick, QB, San Francisco 49ers
No, I’m not going to make any comments about Kaepernick’s social views. This is Fantasy Football and we’re a results oriented platform. Kaepernick may have been named the starter for the putrid 49ers but he should be relegated to waiver wire in your league. The Niners are on a bye this week and while their Week 9 matchup against the Saints is quite tasty, there are plenty of other options available. He’s not worth carrying on your roster through the bye.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers
Eddie, Eddie Eddie… I spent the majority of the 2015 season pointing out the fact that Eddie’s stomach was so large it was starting to have it’s own gravitational pull. I bought into the P90X offseason rumors and drafted Lacy as a value pick in a number of leagues. Lacy got fat, again and then injured, again. Lacy will be having surgery and may miss the remainder of the season. Someone alert the local Golden Corral.
Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants
You may not be able to see him in the picture above but Shepard is in fact in this New York Giants group shot. If you zoom in you can see his tiny body in the middle. Shepard burst onto the scene and looked like another steal at the WR position for the Giants. Shepard totaled 233 yards and two TDs over his first three games but defenses have clearly adjusted and we haven’t seen that level of production since. Over Shepard’s last four games he’s averaging just 25 yards per game and has scored as often as the 40 Year Old Virgin.
Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles
I was thrilled when Ertz was dropped in one of my leagues to start the season. I had a roster spot available and so I stashed him and played the waiting game. Instead of being able to use my roster to take chances on players such as Mike Wallace, Tyrell Williams or Matt Ryan, I was stuck with this guy. Early on, Carson Wentz made the Browns look even more inept than they already were but perhaps they got one right after all. Until Wentz is once again a functional QB, Ertz is safe to put on the Week 8 Players to Drop list.
Week 8 Players to Drop Honorable Mention
(I’ll give them one more week)
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Joe Flacco, QB, Baltimore Ravens
Charles Clay, TE, Buffalo Bills (one of Canada’s best NFL teams)
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