Cutting the Cord: Week 7

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 6:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Philip Rivers

Why: Rivers faces a stingy adjusted strength of schedule over the next three weeks with Tennessee, Chicago, and Green Bay. Tennesse next week has allowed only eight touchdowns to six interceptions through six games and only one 300-yard passer. Rivers' season-high finish in QB9 and has included two finishes beyond QB24. In shallow formats, there are a myriad of quality streamers when typically 10 or more starters are available. Rivers is not a 'vice grip' option to keep rostered in the near term and have only one (Oakland in Week 10) strong matchup before their Week 12 bye.

Kenyan Drake

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