Working the waiver wire and determining which players to drop in Fantasy Football is the same plot as the classic motion picture, Speed. For those who haven’t seen this epic thrill ride, you’re losing at life. I will save you the keystrokes from searching and will summarize.
Outside of John Wick (obviously), Keanu Reeves dazzles in the performance of a lifetime. Officer Jack Traven (Reeves) has two jobs, be rad af (mission accomplished immediately) and keep a bus full of people traveling at a speed over 50 miles per hour, or the bus explodes.
You are Keanu Reeves. The players on your roster are the passengers on the bus. You must figure out how to work the waiver wire with the same decisiveness and precision as Reeves disassembling explosives. Failure to act quickly will slow down your team, destroying your chances of winning a wrestling belt, sweet windbreaker, an $18 trophy or whatever your league hands out.
Week 2 of the NFL was brutal so chances are you had one of Doug Martin, Adrian Peterson, Arian Foster, Rashad Jennings, Ameer Abdullah or Danny Woodhead. There are moves to be made.
If you haven’t already, check out our SCFE staff Week 3 rankings here.
Five Players to Drop Week 3
Jimmy Garoppolo, New England Patriots
Jimmy G had been on a tear and was looking like a breakout star in the first quarter of the Fantasy season. One Romo-esque hit later means it is more probable than not we’ve seen the last of Jimmy this season. Reports suggest Garoppolo is likely to miss up to the next six weeks. If he is ruled out for Thursday’s game there’s no point in keeping him on your roster.
My wife disagrees. She believes keeping both Garoppolo and Tom Brady improves her chances of “meeting” them. They’re very handsome.
I polled my friend’s wives as to the desirability of young Garoppolo. A woman married to a man who I will protect the identity of responded with, “Meh, faces are overrated. Do you have any pictures of what we’re working with from the back?”
What’s the relevance you ask? There’s a valuable lesson to be learned. Don’t skip leg day. (This is not Fantasy Football relevant)
Bilal Powell, New York Jets
Disclaimer: If you own Forte or play in a deep league I wouldn’t cut bait just yet.
Forte has been a Fantasy star in Weeks 1 and 2. A pleasant surprise to some. A mouthful of crow for others.
Two things are happening, which is hurting Powell’s value.
- The Jets are using Matt Forte and only Forte when it comes to their RB position and the Jets are incorporating a third WR into their offense.
- Quincy Enunwa has stepped up mightily, just as no one predicted, taking the targets many had envisioned for the backfield.
Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
Tajae Sharpe is what we thought Rishard Matthews was supposed to be or could have been. What?
Kamar Aiken, Baltimore Ravens
Aiken was one of the waiver wire adds of the year in 2015, but it looks like that’s where he’s headed.
The emergence of Mike Wallace and the return of injured starters Steve Smith Sr. and Dennis Pitta have rendered Aiken disposable. Go forth and send him back from whence he came! Unless you’re Aiken for a WR, he’s a player to drop. (Ehhhh? Ehhh?)
Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
We’ve all owned Vjax at some point in our Fantasy careers. You’ve served us well, old friend. Why don’t you hop in the car, roll down the window and we’ll go to your favorite place. (Drives off to wherever Fantasy relevant careers are euthanized)
Players to Drop After Week 2: Honorable Mention:
(they’ll be in next week’s article of players to drop if they keep this up)
Kirk Cousins, Washington
Colby Fleener, New Orleans Saints (I’m waiting one more week, again)
James White, New England Clam Chowder (the Red or the White?)
If you don’t get this joke that’s your own fault. You need to step it up
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