Eleven weeks of football action are in the books, and we are reaching the home stretch of the 2023 fantasy football regular season! Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while you panic about what you are going to do with Aunt Mildred’s Jell-O with olives, or if you decide if you’re going to just smile politely at Uncle Patrick’s weird 19th-century racist jokes, you still have a fantasy football roster to manage! While Waleed Ismail has you covered on the guys to add, I swoop in every week to strangle the life from your fantasy football duds. To make this list a player, must be on rosters in at least 50% of leagues. After all, you don’t need me to tell you to cut Marquez Valdes-Scantling (and I’m talking to you, KC).
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (89% rostered)
Joe Burrow suffered a wrist injury that will cost him the rest of the season.
Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks (73% rostered)
Geno’s Linsanity run is over, and he suffered an arm injury on Sunday. He plays San Francisco twice and Dallas once in his next three games, while only having passed 17 fantasy points twice this season, and just once since week two.
Jakobi Meyers, Las Vegas Raiders (72% rostered)
Meyers finished Sunday with 4 catches for 49 yards on 5 targets. Those are all high water-marks for him over the last four games. He was clearly Jimmy Garoppolo’s favorite target, but Jimmy G is long gone. This is Aiden O’Connell’s team now (for better or for worse… but mostly for worse) and AOC does not utilize Jacoby & Meyers for legal representation or as a target.
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals (71% rostered)
The entire Bengals offense is about to take a nose dive, and I don’t want to be caught hanging onto a guy whose main value was being a Joe Burrow target when he lost another one of his targets.
Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (63% rostered)
Michael Thomas is still set to miss significant time and was a marginal bye week fill-in, even when he was useful. He finished inside the top 36 just twice this season.
Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers (62% rostered)
Touchdown in week eleven or not, Watson is not a reliable fantasy football wide receiver. Watson is averaging 28 yards on 2.2 catches per game since the Packers’ week six bye.
NOTE: Injuries to Kenneth Walker (Seattle) & Aaron Jones (Green Bay) are still up in the air. Check on their status, as those injuries may be season-ending, before making running back moves.
Dameon Pierce, Houston Texans (71% rostered)
Dameon Pierce is, as the kids say, “cheeks.” He also mustered 80 yards on 25 carries in the two games before going down to injury and getting usurped by Devin Singletary. Pierce feasted on volume last year, volume that is yet to arrive in his sophomore campaign.
D’Onta Foreman, Chicago Bears (61% rostered)
Foreman managed 14 yards on six carries this week. Khalil Herbert returned to action, and the benefits Foreman gained in Herbert’s absence (16 carries for 70 yards per game) evaporated just as quickly as they arrived.
Zack Moss, Indianapolis Colts (52% rostered)
The dream is dead, this is Jonathan Taylor’s team. You had a good run with Moss but now it’s time to let go.
Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (98% rostered)
Andrews suffered a broken leg and is set to miss the rest of the regular season.