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Our time in fantasy land is dwindling and it’s all systems go for postseason play. Squads need to be trimmed of all the fat and what-ifs so they are streamlined for success over these next few weeks.
Below is a look at some players who can be dropped and sent packing as we head down the stretch of both the NFL and fantasy seasons. (Here’s a list of players I suggested to stash before the playoffs started.)
Jerry Jeudy, WR – Broncos (86% rostered on Yahoo)
Last week I put teammate Courtland Sutton in this column citing Jerry Jeudy as the only Broncos pass-catcher worth rostering. It appears Jeudy’s drop time has also come as the 22-year-old landed in WR purgatory yet again — WR51 on the week with a disappointing 7.2 half-PPR points. Jeudy has not posted a double-digit fantasy output since Week 1, as Denver relies on a very efficient ground game and solid defense.
The Broncos’ remaining schedule isn’t the easiest for the WR position, and Jeudy is too risky to rely on in win-or-go-home scenarios. Replace him with a wideout in a better spot like K.J. Osborn or DeVante Parker.
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 14: Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) runs after a catch during a game between the Denver Broncos and the Philadelphia Eagles at Empower Field at Mile High on November 14, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Darnell Mooney, WR – Bears (78% rostered on Yahoo)
This is a tough one and I understand if you’re not willing to let Darnell Mooney go, but things aren’t looking great for him fantasy-wise down the stretch. With Justin Fields back at the helm, Mooney took a decent step back in Week 14, with just five targets thrown his way, resulting in one catch for 19 yards.
The Bears’ remaining schedule is a mixed bag with contests against the Vikings, Seahawks and Giants in the next three weeks, who rank 32nd, first, and 21st in schedule-adjusted fantasy points per contest to the WR…