Week 3 of the NFL and Fantasy Football season was AWESOME! All my players got hurt. I lost money because of Colby Fleener. The Bo Jackson Tecmo Bowl commercial is essentially on repeat all day Sunday and has now ruined my favorite childhood theme song. After the 37th commercial, I’m wearing down and I’m legitimately considering trying “food” called Cheetos Chicken Fries. The only positive was being forced to look at pictures of Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. I know I’m supposed to be talking about players to drop but, come on, what a week.
We’ve come to the point in the season where all of us need to start eating some crow on players we were wrong about. (Random crow fact: Did you know a group of crows is called a Murder?) Tyler Lockett, John Brown and Donte Moncrief haven’t exactly put me in title contention, as I may or may not have predicted in a league wide email before Week 1.
While I still have faith in these and other struggling players, I also need to win, now. Winning now means working the waiver wire and after the last two injury plagued weeks, there are plenty of options available.
Dwayne Washington, Jordan Howard, Wendell Smallwood and others needs to be snatch and grabbed if they’re still somehow available in your leagues. As we move into the portion of the season where bye weeks have begun, roster construction becomes extremely important. You know who you want to add, but do you know which players to drop?
Check out our Week 4 SCFE staff rankings here if you have some tough lineup decisions to make.
Fantasy Football Week 4 Players to Drop
Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans
Mariota appeared on our Who to Drop list last year as well. Welcome back, Marcus. The Titans offensive coaching staff is insistent on running something called Exotic Smashmouth. Whether they stole this name from a failed 90’s rap group of suburban white boys, a Kid Rock album or an underground establishment in Las Vegas, we know one thing for certain, that it doesn’t help Mariota.
Mariota comes into Week 4 as the 24th ranked QB in standard scoring, behind the likes of Blaine Gabbert and Trevor Siemian. With DeMarco Murray, Derek Henry and a lack of playmaking WRs, the Titans should continue to be run heavy. Mariota isn’t worth keeping at this point. He’s a safe player to drop.
Justin Forsett, RB, Baltimore Ravens
The injury to rookie Kenneth Dixon has allowed Forsett to catapult his way up to the 45th ranked RB position in standard scoring leagues. Forsett’s Fantasy performances have slipped each of the last three weeks, scoring five then four then three points.
.@JForsett‘s new Twitter profile photo is 💯.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 21, 2016
James Starks, RB, Green Back Packers
Disclaimer: Ignore this message if you are the Eddie Lacy owner in your league.
First we lost Harambe now Fat Eddie Lacy… Thinner Eddie Lacy seems to both fit into his uniform and the offense thus far in 2016. Starks had just one carry and one target in the Week 3 matchup with Detroit.
There’s more juice that’s worth the squeeze on your waiver wire this week. Starks is a player to drop at this point.
Devin Funchess, WR, Carolina Panthers
What do Devin Funchess truthers and Jon Snow have in common? Simple, they know nothing.
Funchess has been virtually invisible on the stat sheet thus far in 2016. Through three weeks Funchess has amassed only 28 more receiving yards than you.
I realize not all of you are Will Hunting so let me break this down. Three weeks. 28 yards. 10 yards per point.
Green Bay Packers DST
Normally I don’t try and give you crappy suggestions like kickers and defenses but the Packers are somehow still owned in roughly 50% of leagues on various sites. Pack it in.
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