Cutting the Cord: Week 7

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 6:

SHALLOW FORMATS

*15-18 roster spots*

Damien Harris

Why: Harris enjoyed a career day back in Week 4 in his young career with 100 yards on the ground. However, the schedule is less rosy going forward plus, the biggest piece to the equation is Cam Newton's return siphons much of his touchdown upside. Harris will not see strong passing game usage with James White and Rex Burkhead sharing the backfield and with Newton back, Harris is now blocked from strong goal-line opportunities as well.

Marvin Jones Jr

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