Cutting the Cord: Week 3

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 2:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Daniel Jones

Why: Jones has more interceptions than touchdowns through two games, the offensive line is an issue, plus Saquon Barkley is out for the season to temper and already struggling run game. Jones also gets the 49ers and Rams in the next two weeks. In shallow formats, a better streamer or upside play is available from the waiver wire.

Sony Michel

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