Cut Bait or Just Wait?
Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, Rosterwatch.com
Photo Courtesy of MisterIrrelevant.com
If you’re still reading this, chances are you’re in the playoffs. Congrats. Now lets take it down the home stretch. The following players are anything but necessary for your fantasy future:
Brandon Lloyd WR, Patriots: Well I said to give him another week last week, and still he came up short. Unfortunately, an injury has sidelined Julian Edelman, rendering Lloyd “relevant” once again. Still, I would only use him if things are extremely dire. This is the first week of the fantasy playoffs for many leagues, and you can ill afford to have Lloyd whiff again.
Felix Jones RB, Cowboys: Murray is back running things in big D, so you can call Felix Mr. Expendable now. You can keep him around with morbid hopes that Murray gets hurt again, but don’t dare put him in your lineup.
Santana Moss WR, Redskins: Netting a big goose egg on Monday night, Moss has been relegated to a lesser option in the Washington offense now that Pierre Garcon is back in action. The hopes of the ‘Skins rest on the legs of RGIII and Alfred Morris, so I’m not banking on Moss putting up big numbers in the near future. You can drop him in 12 team or fewer leagues.
Dennis Pitta TE, Ravens: The definition of inconsistency, Pitta has been up and down all season. Drop him. There are more reliable options on your waiver wire i.e. Marcedes Lewis, Dallas Clark.
David Wilson RB, Giants: Many thought that Wilson would pick up the slack where Andre Brown left off, but if Monday was indicative of the future of the Giants’ 2012 backfield, Wilson is an afterthought. His weak pass protection keeps him off the field, and should keep him off of your rosters.
Peyton Hillis RB, Chiefs: Yes, he scored a touchdown on Sunday. He also notched only 19 yards on 12 carries. And while twelve carries seems nice, Jamaal Charles had 27. Nothing to see here folks.
Daryl Richardson RB, Rams: Steven Jackson has found the fountain of youth late into the season, and doesn’t look like he will relinquish his role anytime soon. Richardson was hot early on, but hasn’t gained over 35 yards in any of his last three games. There are better uses of your roster spots.
Joel Dreessen TE, Broncos: What was a once a promising start for Dreessen has run its course it seems, as he hasn’t cleared forty yards in four weeks. Jacob Tamme has regained his rightful place on the Denver tight end throne, on the right hand of King Manning.
Chris Ivory RB, Saints: This is a pity as I love watching Ivory run, but he is just not a valid option. There are at least three running backs in New Orleans that I’d rather have on my team right now.