2023 Week 14 Fantasy Football Cut List: Stuck in Tank Hell

With a wild and woolly Monday Night Football finishing the week the way we hoped it would when we first saw it on the schedule (C.J. Beathard versus Jake Browning). Now it’s time to turn our attention to week fourteen, and the fantasy football waiver wire. While Waleed Ismail has you set up for who to add to your roster, I am here to help you make the tough decisions. As always, every roster is different, and this isn’t a list of must-cut guys. Instead, this is a list of players that might not be on your radar but might be better suited on someone else’s roster. To make the list, a player must be on rosters in at least 50% of leagues. After all, I don’t need to tell you to cut Tim Boyle.

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars (97% rostered)

Lawrence had a great game, and it was horrible to see him hobbling into the locker room given his performance. But, given that fantasy football is a cold and brutal game, it’s time to cut him, anyway. He has three of the four worst matchups in the NFL in the next four weeks. Lawrence would be a good drop even without his injury, as Cleveland, Baltimore, (Tampa Bay), and Carolina loom in the next four weeks.

Derek Carr, New Orleans Saints (50% rostered)

Derek Carr has three straight games at fewer than 12 fantasy points and now has a concussion to deal with in addition to the shoulder and rib injuries that drove him from Sunday’s game. He was barely rosterable and hasn’t made a difference once this season (his high watermark is QB9, once, in week seven). You can move on from him without much regret, at all.

Wide Receivers
Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers (92% rostered)

Frank Reich taking over play-calling duties couldn’t save him, Frank Reich getting fired couldn’t save him, and now he has a brutal gauntlet of games (New Orleans, Atlanta, and Green Bay, who all rank in the bottom ten in fantasy points allowed to receivers). The Panthers are turning toward their youth, even if it is Jonathan Mingo, and that’s leaving Adam Thielen in the dust.

Drake London, Atlanta Falcons (88% rostered)

This is for the shallowest of leagues, as Drake London does have a nice matchup on the docket for next week. However, should he get seven or fewer PPR points, as he has in three of his last four games, it’s time to cut bait.

Tank Dell, Houston Texans (86% rostered)

Cue the 21-gun salute, and press F to pay your respects. However you want to put it, the rookie stud to end all rookie studs broke his leg and will miss the rest of the season.

George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers (84% rostered)

Pickens finishes Sunday with a respectable 4 catches & 86 yards line, but that was with Kenny Pickett. We all know Kenny Pickett isn’t great, but do you know who is worse? His backup. Mitchell Trubisky is starting in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future after Pickett underwent ankle surgery on Monday.

Running Backs
Devin Singletary, Houston Texans (84% rostered)

After six straight weeks of double-digit carries, Singletary finished with 8 carries and one catch for 40 yards. The dream is dead, and it’s now a nightmare, as he seems to be once again relegated to the short side of a platoon with Dameon Pierce.

Keaton Mitchell, Baltimore Ravens (54% rostered)

I know, it’s fun to have Keaton Mitchell! He’s so fast! And wiggly! He relies on explosive runs and has the 49ers (24th in explosive run rate), the Rams (26th in explosive run rate), and the Dolphins (27th in explosive run rate) over the next four weeks.

Tyler Allgeier, Atlanta Falcons (53% rostered)

I’ll make this one short and sweet: Tyler Allgeier has two games over 7 PPR points since week two, and they both came in three weeks (weeks 7 and 9).

Tight Ends
Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders (70% rostered)

He is on bye next week and isn’t a fantasy football difference-maker. If you have two tight ends, you can move on from The L Train.

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