Cutting the Cord: Week 6

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 5:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Kenyan Drake

Why: Drake is near-universally rostered on myfantasyleague.com fantasy teams heading into Week 6. However, Drake is largely being outplayed by Chase Edmonds on a weekly basis and Drake's workload consists of empty carries, needing a rogue touchdown, for even a decent fantasy day. Drake has six receptions in five games with a season-high of 14 PPR points and has flopped even in juicy matchups against the Lions and Panthers in recent weeks.

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