Cutting the Cord: Week 5

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 4:


*15-18 roster spots*

Mark Ingram II

Why: Ingram has yet to see more than 11 touches in a game this season and is on pace for fewer than 600 rushing yards this season. Despite a full-fledged committee backfield in Baltimore, Ingram is still on 95% of rosters and holds some semblance of name cache for potential trading. The ceiling is minimal for Ingram outside of a rogue multiple touchdown performance.

Adrian Peterson

Already have a Footballguys account? Sign in here:

Want to see the rest?

Become a Season Long Pro to view the full version of this page.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

"Footballguys is the best premium
fantasy football only site on the planet."

Matthew Berry, ESPN

With our
Money Back Guarantee
you have nothing to lose

More articles from Chad Parsons

See all

More articles on: Strategy

See all