Cutting the Cord: Week 12

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 11:

*Roster Rate referencing the percentage of fantasy leagues where the player is rostered*


*15-18 roster spots*

Phillip Lindsay

Why: Lindsay is at best on the wrong side of a running back committee with Melvin Gordon III on a middling-at-best Denver offense. Lindsay has more than 10 touches in just 2-of-7 active games this season and, alarmingly, Lindsay has only one reception on the season. Denver lacks any elite matchups left on their running back aSOS schedule as well. Lindsay is an injury-away option but not one of the more appealing backs within the subset.

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