Cutting the Cord: Week 9

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 8:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Chase Edmonds

Why: Edmonds was a waiver wire darling a week ago after posting a career game against the Giants. Edmonds is noted to be out a few weeks with a hamstring injury and Arizona swiftly added Kenyan Drake to a recovering David Johnson as roadblocks to Edmonds providing impact the rest of the season. Week 15 is also the first adjusted strength of schedule (aSOS) running back matchup where Arizona gets a positive matchup with a brutal four-game slate upcoming surrounding Arizona's Week 11 bye.

LeSean McCoy

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