Cutting the Cord: Week 6

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 5:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Jameis Winston

Why: A shallow format means carrying multiple quarterbacks is not optimal. Winston is 100% owned by MFL (myfantasyleague.com) but with the Panthers one of the stiffest matchups for opposing quarterbacks up in Week 6, followed by a bye week and Tennessee the following week, there are better streaming options and multi-week plays over this stretch for shallow redraft depth. Winston is a quality start coming back in Week 9-10 with Seattle and Arizona but move in the near term.

LeSean McCoy

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