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2017 Fantasy Football Week 16 Drop List


Championship Week is here. At this point, even more so than in Week 15, there is no reason to keep anybody you won’t be starting. Remember there is no more Fantasy Football after this week, so there is absolutely no reason to hold onto somebody because they have potential. That is what I will be covering in the 2017 Fantasy Football Week 16 Drop List.

Now don’t go dropping players who can beat you on the other teams’ roster. However, at this point, I would drop players who have been highly disappointing or stash and hope guys, for those late-season bloomers who can crush you with big-time games, such as Keelan Cole.

The obvious players to get rid of thanks to injury are Antonio Brown and Marquise Lee. Both of them are definitely out for Week 16. Others to pay attention to, that you should be ready to drop at a moments notice, is Rex Burkhead and Devante Adams due to injuries they sustained in Week 15.

Last Week’s Player Update

So I’m filling in for Jonathan Chan this week so I won’t call him out too bad here. However, I did still want to recap his last week.

Marcus Mariota had a bit of a bounce-back week, scoring 18 fantasy points. He is still hard to trust going forward especially given his shaky overall play and because he faces the Rams in Week 16.

Doug Martin was a healthy scratch in Week 15 making him an easy drop.

Will Fuller did better then I would have thought, catching five for 44 yards. However, he is still not worth holding onto.

His on the hot seat, Amari Cooper was inactive again as he is dealing with his ankle injury. I would look elsewhere in your championship matchup.

2017 Fantasy Football Week 16 Drop List

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers

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What, I’m talking about dropping Rodgers? Hear me out.

Rodgers put up almost 21 fantasy points this week, but it wasn’t pretty. He threw three awful interceptions, where it looked clear his arm strength is not there.

Not only does he get the tough Minnesota Vikings this week, but the Packers are already talking about benching him since they have been eliminated from the playoffs. Also, they are saying he took a lot of hits in his return and that could be a reason to bench him.

Overall, I think I would wait for them to officially rule him out before cutting him because you do not want Rodgers beating you, but be ready to make the cut for any high upside play.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins

This probably should have been done a couple weeks ago. This actually is not a knock on Cousins, but you have to realize what he is playing with right now. A second-string offensive line, no running game and a receiving corps, including his tight end, that is doing him no favors.

Denver has been beatable in the secondary in recent weeks, but I would not be wanting to trust Cousins in my championship.

DeMarco Murray, RB, Tennessee Titans

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Simply put, Murray is just not getting the job done.

Playing San Francisco, Murray should have had a good game. Instead, he rushed 18  times for just 59 yards. Right on par with his season of late. Basically, if he does not score he does not do you any good.

And don’t even think about Derrick Henry. He might be playing better overall, but is still getting fewer touches when Murray plays. It really requires him to bust a big play to make it worth using him.

Ameer Abdullah, RB, Detroit Lions

Abdullah was one of my favorite mid-round picks this draft season. I had no idea why nobody wanted a starting running back until round six or seven.

Well, he has been nothing but average all season and now that he got injured he has been passed on the depth chart by Theo Riddick.

Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

Everybody was holding out hope that once Rodgers returned, so would Nelson. Sadly nothing changed this week for Nelson as he caught three for 28 yards.

Even if Rodgers does play, you can’t trust Nelson anymore.

T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

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If you want to bet on Hilton having one of his huge weeks in your championship game go right ahead. Instead, I’m more than happy to give him to my opponent and let them deal with yet another disappointing performance.

This is especially true since he is going against the Ravens and their stingy secondary. If you must hold, just so you don’t run the risk of him blowing up against you, fine. But there is no way you don’t have better options at this point.

Check out the rest of our 2017 Fantasy Football content from our great team of writers.

About Joe Bond

Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including,, and Joe has finished as the No. 5 Fantasy Football Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros in 2014, while being the No. 1 QB ranker for in-season during 2016. He has also finished in the top-15 twice for Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings. You can find him on Twitter, @F6P_Joe, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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