After Week 14, here are some more players that you can trim or keep on your roster if you’ve advanced this far in a redraft league. The long fantasy season has made some players you never thought would be drop candidates into just that. It’s wild to think about what can change over the course of just one season of football. Let’s get into this weeks keep or cut!
Jordan Reed | TE | Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed has a history of foot issues and has an injured foot now. With the Redskins season over it is possible he will be ruled out for the rest of the season. Even if he is not ruled out, he will not be someone you can rely on in the playoffs. The chance of him exiting a game early is sky high and the Redskins are down to their fourth-string quarterback anyway. The final game of the season is against the Titans who are one of the toughest defenses against tight ends. Cut your ties with Jordan Reed. Vernon Davis makes a fine replacement and could actually be a TE1 rest of season.
Golden Tate | WR | Philadelphia Eagles
Golden Tate has played five games with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has 35.6 points (.5 PPR) over those five games. Two weeks ago he had 20 of those points in one game. In the four other games he has averaged 3.9 fantasy points. Tate is struggling to find his way in the offense and now Carson Wentz’ season is in doubt. With Wentz possibly done for and Nick Foles in at quarterback, Golden Tate should not be trusted in fantasy lineups. If any pass catcher on the Eagles are going to succeed with Foles, it will likely be the ones he is familiar with from last season. It seems weird to say because of how good he has been for the past three years, but Golden Tate is a drop candidate.
Dion Lewis | RB | Tennessee Titans
This is Derrick Henry’s backfield now. Dion Lewis now serves as a change of pace back. Derrick Henry has been playing well as of late and Dion Lewis has not. Dion Lewis will probably not have much on-field value other than in the passing game moving forward this season. There is a chance he has a decent game this week against a very bad Giants run defense, but you probably are not starting him. Lewis still holds major handcuff value because he would become a true workhorse if Henry were to go down to injury. In Week 16, the Titans will play the Redskins, which at this point is a plus matchup. You’re keeping Lewis for insurance purposes.
Latavius Murray | RB | Minnesota Vikings
Much like Dion Lewis, Latavius Murray does not have much on-field value right now. In fact, he has significantly less value than Lewis. You wouldn’t even start Murray if you were desperate, which is why he is being dropped in leagues. But, Murray has high handcuff value for Dalvin Cook, an injury prone running back. Murray had to fill in earlier this season for Cook and was a high-end RB2. In Weeks 7-9, Murray had at least 18 fantasy points each week. He was used as the near workhorse and when given enough carries he really starts to roll. If Cook went down, Murray would have a great Week 16 matchup where he could probably rack up 17-20 carries. He is worth the roster spot.