Cutting the Cord: Week 5

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*

Kyler Murray

Why: Murray is a decent fantasy option, but not one to have sticky fingers with in shallow redraft formats. Murray has added rushing production over the past two weeks (69 and 27 yards respectively), but the passing game limitations - especially bogging down in the red zone - are noteworthy. Murray is owned in 95% of MFL leagues and is a middling streamer at best until further notice in start-1QB formats.

Matt Breida

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