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Week 7 Who To Drop: Harsh Realizations

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Sometimes, you just realize things.

It could be sparked by a certain event. It could just happen randomly. But sometimes, you just come over a new realization.

This is also true in Fantasy Football. Many of these realizations come when you realize that a player isn’t worthy of being owned anymore. It could be because of an injury, or you could have just been looking at their stats and realize that someone on the waiver wire is a better option.

In this article, we will help you make some of those decisions for this week. Some of them this week are rather harsh. However, harsh or not, here are the players that you need to drop in your Fantasy Football leagues this week.

Week 7 Who To Drop

David Johnson, RB, Arizona Cardinals (79.7% owned)

We start off with David Johnson, the consensus #1 overall pick in this year’s Fantasy draft. A Week 1 wrist injury made it so that a return before the season’s end was in doubt, but in leagues that I owned him I still held onto him. Considering the Cardinals traded for Adrian Peterson, he thrived in his first game, and the Cardinals likely won’t be good enough to make the playoffs, there is no reason to rush Johnson back. as a result, I realized that Johnson will most likely not be returning this season. He is now officially droppable in redraft leagues with no IR spots.

Rishard Matthews, WR, Tennessee Titans (83.5% owned)

Here is another player who I had a harsh realization about. Rishard Matthews had a very strong end of the year last year, but has not been able to carry that success over into this year. It seems that many Fantasy owners are willing to continue to hold onto him in hopes of a bounce-back, but if I own Matthews, I am cutting ties.

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers (90.1% owned)

Due to an electric passing offense, the Packers were one of the few teams in the NFL who had three wide receivers who were worthy of Fantasy consideration. Now, due to an injury to Aaron Rodgers (more on that in just a minute), the Packers offense is likely not going to possess enough firepower to keep that up, leaving Cobb the odd man out.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers (99.9% owned)

We conclude with the sad part. Packers’ stud quarterback Aaron Rodgers is likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. You might want to hold onto him until more information comes out about the severity of his injury, but it is likely that he is done for the year, making him someone to drop.


Players From Previous Articles Who Still Need To Be Dropped

Eric Decker, WR, Tennessee Titans (52.3% owned)

Jamison Crowder, WR, Washington Redskins (62.7% owned)

Tyrell Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (62.9% owned)

Jeremy Maclin, WR, Baltimore Ravens (72.3% owned)


Players From Previous Articles Who You Can Hang Onto For Now

None. They all should be long gone by now.


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