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Cutting the Cord: Week 5 - Footballguys

Breaking down the key players to drop or trade to optimize fantasy football rosters

Much of fantasy football in-season owner strategy centers around which players to pick up from the waiver wire or to target in the trade market. However, roster spots are a premium resource. Cutting a player - or adding them to a trade - opens a roster spot for a key waiver wire addition or flexibility to keep a currently injured player through a missed game or two. Here are the key players to cut or trade after Week 4:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Dak Prescott

Why: Prescott by far had his best game of the season in Week 4. Prescott avoided turnovers, averaged 9.4 yards-per-attempt, and threw two touchdowns with a positive game script for once. However, Prescott was still not a QB1 fantasy option for the week in an NFL where 300 yards through the air is quickly becoming commonplace. Dallas has arguably the worst set of receiving weapons in the NFL and Houston, Jacksonville, and Washington are up next.

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