The Week 13 Players to Drop column is the most difficult of the season. There are so many moving parts in Fantasy Football the week before the playoffs begin. The trade deadline has either just passed or is imminent, playoff season is being determined and decision making could win you your division but cost you in the playoffs.
The biggest NFL news of the week comes in the form of a rumor Thursday Night Football may get the axe. On behalf of football fans everywhere, my spouse and the bags under my eyes thank you. I have no idea what happens in real life on Thursday nights. I can’t wait to find out.
The Waiver Wire should be interesting this week as teams begin to construct the foundation of their playoff squad. Malcolm Mitchell, Vernon Davis, Colin Kaepernick, Marquess Wilson and others should make for some interesting drops.
Week 13 means getting your handcuffs in order. No, not the ones next to your feather duster in your battery drawer, the Andre Ellington, DeAngelo Williams and Alfred Morris variety.
Week 13 Players to Drop
Some Miscellaneous Week 13 Players to Drop Ramblings:
- I’m not dropping A.J. Green, no matter the format.
- I wouldn’t blame anyone for dropping Jeremy Maclin at this point, especially since they play Denver in Week 16.
- You’re obviously not dropping Aaron Rodgers but look at his playoff matchups. They are brutal. If Davante Adams or Jordy Nelson go down you may want to make sure you have a decent backup on hand.
- James Starks is a borderline drop. Yes, he’s a starting RB but his upside is limited, as are his RB skills. Their matchups are as tough as they come.
Paul Perkins, RB, New York Giants
I’m not down with this PP. Unless you own Rashad Jennings or you’re in the deepest of leagues, you can move on. The Giants don’t know how to use him and even if they did, they don’t run often enough.
Christine Michael, RB, Green Bay Packers
Michael may have gotten some of you here but owning him has been the equivalent of an adult film. It was exciting for a bit but it’s time to go do something else. You’re never going to see the ending anyway.
Travis Benjamin, WR, San Diego Chargers
It was all about the Benjamins early on as one of last year’s breakouts looked to be legit. I still have faith in Benjamin, but perhaps next year when the tendons in his knee aren’t slightly torn. He doesn’t look the same as he did early on and neither do his stats.
James White, RB, New England Patriots
Dion Lewis is back, the Patriots Fantasy playoff schedule is harsh, to say the least, and Malcolm Mitchell has emerged. White may have a good game or two left in the tank but are you going to start someone who could get you a zero?
Sammie Coates, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
This is a tough one for me. I own Coates in a number of leagues and my leaguemates will probably see this, thus reducing his trade value to nothing. But frankly, I can’t handle watching him ALMOST catch three TDs a week. Where’s Martavis?!
John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals
One of my sleepers in the preseason. I don’t know what happened here but unless you’re in a dynasty league, it’s about three weeks too late to hold out any hope for Smoke Brown. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. In this case it’s my Fantasy WR depth burning to the ground.
Julius Thomas, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars and the city of Jacksonville are both terrible.
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