Players to drop in favor of waiver wire adds

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With under a handful of games to go before the fake postseason, it’s imperative to trim the fantasy fat from our rosters and maximize weekly output. While sometimes we get emotional attachments to players or feel like we’ll experience some sort of FOMO after they’re dropped, we have to shake it off and realize it’s for the betterment of the squad.

Here is this week’s list of players who are possibly weighing down your respective rosters as we head down the stretch. If you’re looking for some players to stash for future use, I have you covered there as well.

Some may see this as an overreaction to Week 11, but when looking at Emmanuel Sanders‘ past four contests, he’s just not holding his own for fantasy purposes. The 13-year veteran has averaged a brutal 4.7 half-PPR points per game since the Bills’ bye and is coming in as the WR77 in that four-week time frame.

With Dawson Knox back in the mix, things may not get any better as far as targets go after Stefon Diggs and the emerging TE. Buffalo also has two contests against the Patriots, who sit fifth in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to opposing WRs on tap, plus a battle with the Panthers in Week 15, who rank fourth in that category. Someone like Van Jefferson, Darnell Mooney or Elijah Moore could serve your roster better.

During draft season, Ryan Tannehill was being selected as the QB12 — an automatic fantasy starter — in the hopes he would repeat last year’s 21.5 fantasy points per game campaign as the overall QB11. The wheels seem to have come off for Tannehill and the Titans’ offense, as he’s averaging just 14.0 points per contest over the past three weeks, landing as the QB21 in that time frame.

Ryan Tannehill has been having a rough go of it lately. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

His No. 1 WR, A.J. Brown, is wildly inconsistent and oft-injured this season, and Tannehill lost his main weapon Derrick Henry for what’s most likely the rest of 2021. A…


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