Cutting the Cord: Week 14

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 14:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Kenyan Drake

Why: Drake has a single touchdown for the struggling Cardinals offense and the schedule is tough to close the season with Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Seattle. David Johnson is warming back up and Chase Edmonds is back healthy as well. High upside is the watchword for shallow formats especially in the playoffs and Drake is a non-optimal play with his 31 PPR points over the last three weeks and a more difficult schedule coming.

Carlos Hyde

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