We are over halfway to the fantasy football finals, and it is crunch time! Let’s figure out who we can move on from to make our rosters clean, sleek, and ready to disappoint us in the playoffs. To make this list, a player must be on rosters in at least half of fantasy football leagues.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings (88% rostered)
Cousins tore his Achilles and will be out for the season.
Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks (72% rostered)
Geno finished with 254 passing yards, two touchdowns and two picks on Sunday, marking his fifth-straight game under 16.5 fantasy points, and his sixth such game in 2023. Five of his remaining eight fantasy games come against teams in the bottom ten in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks.
Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles Rams (71% rostered)
Stafford is yet to eclipse 17.5 fantasy points in a game this season, and has multiple touchdowns in just one game. Now, he is facing the Green Bay pass defense (24th in fantasy points allowed) and the bye, with an injured thumb on his throwing hand.
Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers (67% rostered)
Jordan Love isn’t passing a ton (197 passing yards per game since throwing for 246 against Denver in week four), and his rushing upside hasn’t let him cross the 20 pooint threshold since week three. He has the Rams and the Steelers on the immediate horizon.
Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers (88% rostered)
Christian Watson finished this week with eight targets, three catches, and 33 yards. This marked the third time in four games that he failed to top 33 yards, and it marks his second-straight game without topping 6.1 PPR points. The Packers are downright bad, and the passing game is a big part of the reason why.
Elijah Moore, Cleveland Browns (53% rostered)
Elijah Moore’s main appeal was getting a ton of target volume from Deshaun Watson, and it doesn’t seem like either the promised volume, but from P.J. Walker, is going to cut it. They’re using Moore like a poor man’s Jarvis Landry, which is why he has 10 catches for 108 yards over the last three games. He’s getting moderate volume near the sticks without much else, so there’s not much there for him for fantasy football.
Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans (94% rostered)
He stinks and now he’s sharing time with Devin Singletary. Trade him while you can but act like you’re upset about it. He now has played fewer than 50% of snaps in more than half of his games this year, and he is down to 25 carries for 80 yards in the last two games.
Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons (61% rostered)
At this point, I really don’t understand Allgeier’s roster rate. On the surface, Arthur Smith’s weird bluster and refusal to use his good players would make it seem as though the backup running back to Bijan Robinson would be getting enough production to matter. He’s getting the usage, but his production has been a nightmare. In weeks where Bijan doesn’t have weird headache problems, Allgeier has six-straight games with six or fewer PPR points, including 8 carries for 31 yards last week.
Congratulations to tight ends for not having a dreadful week.