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Week 3 Who To Drop: When They Are On IR, Drop Them

Week 3 Who To Drop
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Welcome back to another edition of our weekly Who to Drop series.

This week, as I was looking through and finding players to include in this article, I noticed that there are way too many players that are well over 50% owned that are on IR.

The only player who is on IR that should be owned is David Johnson, and he still isn’t a must-own player. For this reason, in the future, I will still be including these players, but they might have less analysis, depending on the player.

Now, I am sure that our readers are smart enough to realize this, but I will be including those players as a reminder to drop them if you do still own them.

Week 3 Who To Drop

If you are a first-time reader, then let me explain why this article will be different from most of these types of articles.

In most articles like this, the ownership thresholds are very low. That means that a lot of them have some very obvious picks and therefore don’t contain actual advice. In this series, we will only include players that are owned in 50% or more of ESPN leagues.

This means that a lot of these are a bit bold but bold or not, here are players that we think are officially droppable.

Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns (67.9% owned)

Here is our first injured reserve player. Coleman was never a must-own, but now he is definitely a must drop.

Danny Woodhead, RB, Baltimore Ravens (90.8% owned)

Here is our second injured reserve player. He should be dropped as well.

Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers (90.8% owned)

Here is our third injured reserve player. You could definitely make a case for keeping Olsen, especially in deep leagues, as he should be back for the Fantasy playoffs. However, I personally don’t think it is worth it. It really depends on your situation, but I would drop him and leave him on waivers until he is closer to a return.

Darren Sproles, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (97.8% owned)

Darren Sproles is caught up in a mess of a backfield. He definitely was my favorite out of himself, LeGarrette Blount, and Wendell Smallwood, and the Eagles’ seemed to have thought the same. I thought that he had flex appeal for the rest of the season. However, of course, he had to go and break his arm. He is definitely not a player worth keeping through his injury.

Mike Wallace, WR, Baltimore Ravens (98.6% owned)

In ESPN leagues, Mike Wallace has not scored a single point yet this season. I liked him coming into the year quite a bit, but with the Ravens offense in a flux, he carries little to no Fantasy value. I do expect him to bounce back to the extent of posting a few solid games this season, but it shouldn’t be anything worth the attention of Fantasy owners. Feel free to drop him.


Players From Previous Articles Who Still Need To Be Dropped:

Zay Jones, WR, Buffalo Bills (90.4% owned)

Still, sucks.

Kevin White, WR, Chicago Bears (54.2% owned)

Still on IR.


Players From Previous Articles Who You Can Hang Onto For Now

Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns (96% owned)

As mentioned above, Corey Coleman was placed on IR. Britt could now carve out a role and Fantasy value similar to the Jets’ Jermaine Kearse and the 49ers’ Pierre Garcon as a talented receiver on a bad team. All three of those players are low-end WR3’s for me, but I would still take Kearse and Garcon over Britt.

Darren McFadden, RB, Dallas Cowboys (52.6% owned)

Ezekiel Elliott’s newest hearing is scheduled for October 2, making it OK to stash McFadden until then. He still is not anything close to a must-own because of this, but it is OK to own him if you have him.



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