Cutting the Cord: Week 15

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 14:

*aSOS references's adjusted strength of schedule by position data available here*

Redraft Leagues

With the fantasy semifinals and championship weeks only remaining in redraft seasons, the focus is to optimize upside for the final two weeks. This means avoiding tough matchups and trimming bench fat to only those players who can be potential championship streamers and spot starters in Week 16.

Daniel Jones

Why: Jones played through a noticeably-limiting hamstring injury in Week 14, ultimately being benched late in the game after 127 empty yards, zero touchdowns, and zero rushing production. jones was an immobile target for Arizona in the pocket. The early Week 15 news is Jones will start if healthy. However, without rushing upside, Jones is a middling play at best at Cleveland this week before Baltimore in Week 16. Jones should be nowhere near lineups to finish in 2020.

Gardner Minshew

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