Cutting the Cord: Week 4

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 3:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Carson Wentz

Why: Specifically in a shallow redraft, Wentz has a tough situation with even more injuries around him. Wentz is operating with Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders, and what else? The wide receivers are lacking and Dallas Goedert is now out for a stretch. Wentz will need to survive production-wise on his rushing and high volume. This is to be a streaming type in formats of 18 or fewer roster spots. The 49ers, Steelers, and Ravens are the next three games for Wentz as well.

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