Cut Bait or Just Wait
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, Rosterwatch.com
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Greg Olsen TE, Panthers: We had high hopes for Olsen coming into the season, but we also had high hopes for Cam Newton. Unless the Prototype gets things going for his offense, Olsen is pretty useless in fantasy leagues. It doesn’t help that he’s being targeted less than Louis Murphy these days. Olsen has a great matchup this weekend, though. If he and Cam cannot take advantage, feel free to cut bait.
Robert Meachem WR, Chargers: Alright, this is what I would call a failed experiment. aside from a homecoming boon against the Saints, Meachem has done little to nothing to help fantasy teams. His chemistry with Phillip Rivers is shaky, and Rivers’ arm health is coming into question. There are several receivers, most of them in Detroit, who I would roster instead.
Brandon Bolden RB, Patriots: Shane Vereen’s recent inclusion in the running game brings us ever closer to the quagmire that usually embodies the Patriots backfield. Bolden will get some carries when he’s back to form, but it’s anyone’s guess as to when they will occur. Still, he’s worth having on your roster, or rather, there aren’t many secondary running backs that I’d rather have on my roster.
Stephen Hill WR, Jets: Hill has unlimited potential, and he also has Mark Sanchez throwing to him which hurls that first statement out of the window. Until the Jets get their passing game together, no Jets receiver is worth starting on a consistent basis. A change to Tebow wouldn’t help anyone’s case either. Feel free to move on.
David Wilson RB, Giants: This is a tough one. Wilson looks so good when he’s got the ball in his hands, but his pass protection leaves something to be desired. The Giants are aware of this and that is why Andre Brown is on the field so much more often. Wilson won’t be much help to you unless one of the two backs in front of him gets injured, so unless he’s your guy in dynasty or a keeper league, you can drop the rookie.
Mark Ingram RB, Saints: Drop him like a bad habit. What a waste.
Shaun Draughn RB, Chiefs: With Hillis back and healthy, and Charles booking it like a runaway train (when given carries), Draughn is relegated to fantasy irrelevance for the foreseeable future. Take a chance on a potential trade candidate like LaGarrette Blount instead.
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