Week five was a pretty darn good week of football, and especially fantasy football. We don’t have a lot of guys to cut from our rosters this week, so if this feels a little… svelte, it’s because it is. To make this list, a player must be on rosters in at least 50% of leagues, and we’ve mostly sifted through the guys who are on the wrong side of that threshold. Still, some folks likely don’t belong on your fantasy football roster who are still there. With that in mind, let’s take a look at who we are removing from our rosters for those week six fantasy football adds.
Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants (55% rostered)
Jones totaled just 7.16 fantasy points on Sunday, which sounds bad (because it is). Even worse, it was his third-lowest point total in five games so far this season. Given that Jones has touchdowns in just one game this season, and that the Giants offense is likely to bottom out and clean house, you should move on from Jones sooner rather than later. This is doubly true with the Buffalo Bills on the horizon.
There are no recommended wide receiver drops rostered in over 50% of leagues! Feel free to disagree, it’s your roster!
Najee Harris, Pittsburgh (97% rostered)
Every once in a while, I feel like I am jumping the gun on some players, but it’s a thin line between jumping the gun and being way ahead of the curve. While most folks are asking you to bench Najee Harris and are preaching patience, I ask: why? Through five games, Harris is RB42 in points per game, thanks in part to subpar efficiency (4.2 yards per touch) and subpar volume (13.6 touches per game). Warren takes the more valuable targets and the red zone touches, leaving very little for Harris to do.
Cam Akers, Minnesota (75% rostered)
Cam Akers was bad with the Rams when he was getting all the touches. He continues to be bad with Minnesota, where he doesn’t get all of the touches. He has 69 yards on 14 touches across two games for the Vikings, while Alexander Mattison has 144 yards on 28 touches. He’s the pure backup in Minnesota and might develop into a 50/50 timeshare on a team that doesn’t run the ball.
Dalvin Cook, N.Y. Jets (69% rostered)
Dalvin Cook and the Jets played the worst run defense in the NFL and he walked away with his highest yards per carry in any game of the season (3.8 yards per carry). Cook has six or fewer touches in three of the last four games, and he hasn’t topped 30 yards from scrimmage since week one.
Tyler Higbee, L.A. Rams (75% rostered)
With Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp leading the way, the Rams marginalized Higbee. He had three targets, two catches, and 20 yards against the Eagles this week. This marks the fourth time in five games that he’s failed to reach 65 yards or surpass 5 receptions.
Hunter Henry, New England (72% rostered)
I am divesting myself of as much of the Patriots passing game as possible. And, given my drafting tendencies this year, that mostly means getting away from the tight ends. Henry has fallen apart as the Patriots’ offense has fallen apart. He has 6 catches, 68 yards, and 0 touchdowns over the last three games as the inept Patriots’ offense led to a complete goose egg for Henry this week.
Dalton Kincaid, Buffalo (63% rostered)
Other than getting hyped to the moon and back for no perceptible reason during the offseason, what has Dalton Kincaid done to deserve this roster rate? Through five games his career high is 5 catches for 43 yards, against the Raiders in week two, and he has zero games as a top-fifteen tight end. His next touchdown will be his first. And on top of all of that… now he’s hurt. Stop doing this to yourself.