Fantasy Football can be tough.
David Johnson owners, like myself, know this first hand. However, not all pain has to come from your big guns.
The middle rounds of your draft are often where Fantasy leagues are won and lost. Hitting on picks will put you in a great position to have enough depth to last through the NFL season that is always full of ups and down. Missing on picks is normal, and as long as you hit on a few and avoid missing too many, there are other ways that you can compensate and be fine in the long run.
What really hurts is when you miss, and miss so badly that the player that you picked is droppable after just two weeks of play. Of course injuries happen, but the ones that really sting are just the wildly missed picks where you look back and question everything you have ever known.
In most articles like this, the ownership thresholds are very low. That means that a lot of them have some very obvious picks. In this series, we will only include players that are owned in 50% or more of ESPN leagues (it is possible that we bump it down slightly as the season progresses, but for now it is 50%).
This means that a lot of these are a bit bold, but bold or not, here are six players that we think are officially droppable.
Week 3 Who To Drop
Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears (55.6% owned)
I’ll keep it simple here. White was not a must own coming into the year, and that was before he fractured his scapula and was placed on IR. It’s pretty simple.
Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (85.1% owned)
The story with Robinson is a little different than White in the fact that he came into the year as a must-own player. However, their situation is the same. Robinson tore his ACL in Week 1 and the Jaguars have since confirmed that he will miss the entire year. He should be dropped in any format other than Dynasty leagues.
Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills (89.5% owned)
Away from the obvious injury drops and onto the actual tough decisions. Zay Jones came into the year with plenty of hype due to an easy path to immediate playing time. Playing time he got, as he is already the #2 receiver the Bills. However, he is the #2 receiver on the Bills. He carries little to no value and should be dropped in all leagues.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Seattle Seahawks (92.1% owned)
I understand if you would want to hold onto Lacy, but I am definitely dropping him. I actually was buying a bit into the preseason hype around Lacy, but my excitement wore off as the season got closer and now it is all gone. Thomas Rawls is the current starter on paper, Chris Carson likely overtook him for that role, and C.J. Prosise will still have a role as the best pass catching back on the team. That leaves nothing for Lacy, and that should result in a drop.
Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns (95.1% owned)
To be honest, I never understood the hype around Britt. He is the #2 receiver on the Browns behind Corey Coleman, and even if the Browns are trending in the right direction in real life, they won’t be helping too many Fantasy owners. Britt shouldn’t be owned in any leagues.
Tedd Ginn Jr., WR, New Orleans Saints (95.9% owned)
While Ted Ginn Jr. in New Orleans is a great DFS play, I am not sold on his value in season-long formats. Sure, he can go off on any given week, but he is way too inconsistent to warrant a weekly starting position. I think he is a great streaming flex, but him being owned in 95.9% of leagues shows that he is being well overvalued.
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