Cutting the Cord: Week 12

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 11:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Daniel Jones

Why: Off a bye, the Giants have a tough tandem of opponents in Weeks 12-13 with the Bears and Packers by aSOS (Adjusted Strength of Schedule) for quarterbacks. Jones' three impact games on the season have come against the worst defenses on his schedule, and he has been pedestrian at best otherwise. In the streaming and tough-to-hold-a-second-quarterback land of shallow leagues, circle back to Jones for the Dolphins in Week 15 if still in the race and needing a boost.

Carlos Hyde

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