Week nine was an absolute mess for a lot of our fantasy football teams… unless you had James Conner or Jonathan Taylor. So, it makes sense to add everybody to the drop list in an over-reactionary fit. But, let’s calm down. Every team just has bad games; the weird part was every NFL team having a bad game all at once. Not overreacting doesn’t mean ignoring bad outcomes, so I am here to separate the wheat from the chaff to let you know who we can move on from in our fantasy football leagues. As always, Waleed Ismail has you covered for your waiver wire additions for week ten. To make this list, a player has to be on rosters in at least 50% of leagues. After all, there’s no reason to tell you to drop Breshad Perriman (the Bears already have).
Week 10 Quarterback Cut List
Daniel Jones, New York Giants (51% rostered)
Over the last four weeks, Daniel Jones averages 10.82 fantasy points per game. That’s less than Jordan Love, Justin Fields, and even Trevor Siemian. He’s turned back into a pumpkin, ranking 35th (out of 32 starting quarterbacks) in fantasy points per game over the last four weeks. He bottomed out against the Rams four weeks ago and bottomed out again against the Raiders this week. With the bye on the horizon, there’s no reason to hold onto Daniel Jones in 1QB leagues.
Week 10 Wide Receiver Cut List
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (76% rostered)
Tyler Boyd is the clear third fiddle among the Cincinnati wide receivers, notching just five targets per game over the last five weeks since Tee Higgins returned from injury. This puts him well behind Tee Higgins (8.4 targets per game) and Ja’Marr Chase (9.6 targets per game) in the same timeframe. He’s also turned in 24, 7, 39, 69, and 11 yards in that timeframe. With two games under twenty yards and one touchdown scored with the team at full strength, I see no reason to hang onto Tyler Boyd through his bye week.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots (75% rostered)
Jakobi Meyers is a poor man’s Hunter Renfrow (65% rostered). Meyers offers no touchdown upside (literally zero touchdowns in his career) and he turns in about 45 yards per game over the last month. There’s some value here in PPR leagues, as he also turns in about 4-5 catches in most games recently. But, this is a plea to see if Renfrow is available in your fantasy league as a Jakobi Meyers manager and to make the switch.
Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars (51% rostered)
The Rise of Dan Arnold and Jamal Agnew caused Urban Meyer to cast Laviska Shenault into Perdition. Shenault has one game over 60 yards on the season, and that comes from a pass that was 85% Trevor Lawrence making a good play on a 50-yard bomb. Since that Cincinnati Thursday Night Football game, Shenault averages 5.25 targets, 3.25 catches, and 37.25 yards per game. He has not scored in that span and averages just 5.5 half-PPR fantasy points in that span.
Week 10 Running Back Cut List
Mike Davis, Atlanta Falcons (77% rostered)
This is the Cordarrelle Patterson Show in Atlanta. Since Atlanta’s bye in week six, Mike Davis has 7.3 carries and two catches per game. That’s just 28 touches over the last three weeks (Patterson has 45). That’s fewer than Mark Ingram, Boston Scott, and Najee Harris. At the time of writing this, Najee Harris had just two games in the last three weeks, to Davis’ three.
Tony Pollard, Dallas Cowboys (71% rostered)
Tony Pollard has dropped into full-on handcuff territory at this point. He failed to reach a 30% snap share in two of the last three weeks, and his touches have decreased every game since he had 18 in week five. In weeks 6, 8, and 9, he had 13, 8, and 5 touches. It was a fun ride to start the year, but Pollard should make his way off of your fantasy football rosters if you can help it.
Week 10 Tight End Cut List
Nobody! Congratulations on your meticulous use of your tight end slots.