Sep 252012
 

Hey guys! I know what you’re thinking. Week 4 is approaching and by now you absolutely hate all of your useless sleepers you picked up ages ago in your draft and you’re itching to get your hands on some of these shiny new studs. But you’re afraid to pull the trigger on letting go of a potential handcuff or sleeper. That’s where I come in.

Here’s 5 guys owned in over 50% of leagues that you should feel free to jump ship on if you have the chance to pick up a new stud.

  1. Jonathan Dwyer, PIT (owned in 50.1% of leagues) – I’m with you. I thought for sure he would be the saving grace of the Steelers’ run game this fall before Mendenhall got back, but look at the facts. It’s Redman’s job, and when it’s not Redman’s job it’s the young Batch’s job, and when it’s not the young Batch’s job it’s Rainey’s job. And pretty soon it will be Mendenhall’s job again. Too much uncertainty, time to bail on him.
  2. Mike Williams, TB (owned in 57.6% of leagues) – Again, I’m with you. I thought for sure this would be a bounce back year for Williams. I thought VJax would gobble up all the coverage and leave Williams free to repeat his rookie season, but that’s not the case. His targets are low, and if you’re starting him you’re just praying for a TD reception, which are impossible to predict.
  3. Felix Jones, DAL (owned in 71.6% of leagues) – Don’t be that guy who won’t stop claiming Felix Jones is primed for his break out year. Just don’t. Felix Jones will never have a break out year, and soon he will quietly disappear into fantasy irrelevance.
  4. Toby Gerhart, MIN (owned in 80% of leagues) – Unless you own AP in a deep league (12+ teams) you don’t need Gerhart. AP is a superhuman monster who needs no backing up. Nothing more to see here.
  5. Roy Helu, WAS (owned in 80.6% of leagues) – Roy Helu will probably have a 20+ point game at some point this year. The problem is you have no idea when that will happen, and he’ll have a dozen < 5 point performances. He’s not worth the headache.

There you have it, 5 guys you should drop with confidence. Now go check out this to see who to replace them with.

Kate Potter is an amateur football analyst and a semi-pro fantasy football player. She freelances for several sports websites and helps manage NFL Betting Lines Guide, a unique betting experience which compares all the betting lines for the top sports gambling sites and offers betters a look at the best line available.

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