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This is your weekly list of players to drop. I will do my best to limit this list to injured players and players you might consider holding. If you roster pure handcuffs or backups, obviously you can let them go at any time. The players on this list will, ideally, be guys that aren't clearly droppable, but no longer worth owning.

Below are my Week 3 cuts and drops for fantasy football. Each week from now until the end of the season, I’ll be offering my thoughts on players who don’t deserve to keep a roster spot on your fantasy football teams.

Let's get to it.

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Players to Consider Dropping or Replacing

Rishard Matthews (WR, TEN)

Fun fact about Blaine Gabbert in the Titans win over the Texans this past week: he was the third Titan to complete a pass in that game. More importantly, Rishard Matthews, former Titans #1 WR, saw four targets and played just 47% of the offensive snaps. He no longer possesses any fantasy value.

Allen Hurns and Michael Gallup (WRs, DAL)

I had them on the "Do Not Cut" portion of this column last week, but I am making the call now. The Dallas Cowboys offense is putrid. I'm sure at some point Allen Hurns and Michael Gallup will make a few plays, but there is no deliberate effort to really do much of anything. If either of these guys score - when anyone scores - it's just an accident. Drop all Cowboys not named Ezekiel Elliott.

John Ross (WR, CIN)

Another player with no deliberate game plan for involvement is John Ross. The speedster isn't seeing any deep targets nor any designed screens or jet sweeps. He's just not being used because Marvin Lewis is really smart. I have a feeling he is going to have a very unsuccessful career.

Ty Montgomery (RB, GB)

Both Ty Montgomery and Jamaal Williams had two weeks without Aaron Jones to establish something in this backfield. Neither has done so. Williams is not going anywhere, but Jones will certainly be involved, likely at Montgomery's expense. He looks good when he touches the ball, but the volume isn't even close to there.

LeGarrette Blount (RB, DET)

Not many people own LeGarrette Blount anyway, but he's just terrible at football. If I made a list of the top 100 RB talents in the NFL, he would not be on it. Now playing on a pass first, pass second offense with no pass catching ability whatsoever, Blount is a useless fantasy asset.

C.J. Anderson (RB, CAR)

39% owned in Yahoo leagues. That is unacceptable. He has zero fantasy value even in 20 team leagues where you start 4 running backs. The only hope he has is a Christian McCaffrey injury and, even then, I expect them to use Cameron Artis-Payne and seek outside help. C.J. Anderson has no business being on any fantasy teams in standard sized 12 team leagues.

Duke Johnson (RB, CLE)

The Browns simply are not using Duke Johnson. All those fears about Carlos Hyde have been abated and it is Johnson that appears to be the odd man out in this backfield. Johnson has just three receptions on eight targets through the first two weeks and played just 37% of the snaps vs the Saints.

 

Players You May Be Considering Dropping, But Shouldn't

David Njoku (TE, CLE)

I really wanted to put him on the cut list because even despite his tremendous athleticism, I don't think he's particularly good at football. However, I must acknowledge that he's seen seven targets in each of the first two games and that is something worth holding onto, at least for now.

Peyton Barber (RB, TB)

He's really bad at football, but volume is king in fantasy football. He has 35 carries over the first two weeks. Even though the Bucs have become an air raid offense, with that type of volume, he still has some value as a touchdown-dependent flex play because you know if the opportunity presents itself, he'll at least be the one getting the carries.

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