Cutting the Cord: Week 2

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 1:


*15-18 roster spots*

Jameis Winston

Why: Winston was a high-level streaming special in Week 1, but showed the same old Winston against the 49ers with turnovers and sapping scoring chances for an otherwise talented Tampa Bay offense. Winston has a rebound opportunity on Thursday against Carolina, but the Panthers stifled the Rams' passing game and the Tampa Bay run game looks like a better play overall for fantasy. Winston is not worth a roster spot in shallow leagues after a 99% MFL ( ownership heading into Week 1.

Kenyan Drake

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