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The Cut List - Players on the Chopping Block (Week 8)

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 8 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

Chester Rogers (WR, IND)

There is still a very realistic scenario where Chester Rogers needs to be owned at some point in the future. Just not right now. As long as T.Y. Hilton is healthy, there's no room for Rogers in this offense. In Hilton's first game back from injury, Rogers saw just four targets. He's nothing more than a WR5 unless Hilton goes down again.

Corey Davis (WR, TEN)

You don't absolutely have to drop Corey Davis. He is merely here to let you know that it is okay if you need to do so. Davis is on bye next week and then the Titans play the Cowboys the week after where Davis will face off against elite shutdown corner Byron Jones. Davis won't really be useful until at least Week 10 so if you can't afford to wait, don't.

Royce Freeman (RB, DEN)

It's clear at this point that Phillip Lindsay is the lead back in Denver. Royce Freeman is talented, but he's been relegated to a rotational back that doesn't catch passes. He needs to a touchdown to have value. Now add in an ankle injury that may cost him multiple weeks and it results in a player you can feel free to rid from your roster.

Kyle Juszczyk (RB, SF)

He was a cute pickup after Matt Breida went down with his 17th injury of the season, but Kyle Juszczyk is not a fantasy relevant player. Drop him.

Jordan Reed (TE, WAS)

It takes a lot for a TE to end up on this list. Any walking, breathing TE is worth owning and starting this year...except, apparently, Jordan Reed. We are now seven weeks into the season and Reed has yet to go over 65 yards in a game and has just one touchdown, which coincides with his lone double-digit fantasy week. Similar to Corey Davis, you don't have to drop Reed, but don't feel bad about it if you do.

Bilal Powell (RB, NYJ)

Bilal Powell simply isn't good enough to be worth holding onto through an injury. He's a low floor, low ceiling player in a timeshare on a bad offense. The Jets haven't had their bye yet and Powell is probably going to miss some time. He is not a must hold.


Players You May Be Considering Dropping, But Shouldn't

Wendell Smallwood (RB, PHI)

I know he hasn't produced since Jay Ajayi went on IR, but Wendell Smallwood is still leading the Eagles backfield in snaps and touches. With the state of the RB position as troublesome as it is, you can't be dropping anyone receiving significant touches on a good offense. You don't have to start him, but try not to drop him.

Christian Kirk (WR, ARI)

Larry Fitzgerald caught a touchdown last week and the Cardinals offense looked dreadful so people may be parting ways with the talented rookie. Christian Kirk is a future WR1 in this league. He's that good. It may not happen this year, but that doesn't mean he can't be a productive asset. Kirk still saw six targets last week and things have to get better with Byron Leftwich calling the plays because literally, anyone is better than Mike McCoy.

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