Cutting the Cord: Week 3

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 2:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger

Why: Both were 100% owned on MFL as of publication with Roethlisberger declared out for the season and Brees out six weeks. In shallow formats were Brees is unlikely to be protected on a short bench through the bye week gauntlet and quarterbacks easily accessible on the waiver wire, both are straight-forward cuts. Matthew Stafford offers a solid profile to stream in such formats for Week 3.

Adrian Peterson

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