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2019 Fantasy Football Week 10 Drop List

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Nine weeks into the season, it’s time to be honest with yourself and make some tough decisions. If you have six or more wins, you should be trying to find the highest upside players with an eye towards the playoffs. If you’re struggling to scrounge together a few wins, maybe drop the third-string running back who has a 2% of breaking out and try to win the games in front of you.

2019 Fantasy Football Week 10 Drop List

2019 Fantasy Football Week 10 Drop List
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Quarterbacks

Sam Darnold, New York Jets

What’s the opposite of matchup-proof? Because that’s what Sam Darnold is. Smart people (including myself) had him as a quarterback sleeper down the stretch because of his cupcake matchups. But after averaging 12.56 fantasy points (498 yards, three touchdowns, five turnovers) against the Jaguars and the lowly Dolphins, it’s impossible to have faith in him even in good matchups.

In his next five games, he has the Giants, @Redskins, vs Oakland, @Bengals, and vs Dolphins but you’d be crazy to trust him.

Running Backs

Mark Walton, Miami Dolphins

A pretty disappointing end to the longest of long shots. Walton was impressive in Weeks 6 and 7 with 133 total yards on 26 touches. However, with Kenyan Drake traded, Walton handled 87% and 74% of snaps these last two weeks and disappointed with just 2.8 yards per carry.

Not only has he been unimpressive as a starter, but Walton has now been suspended four games for breaking the substance abuse rule. That takes him out until Week 14 and if you’re starting him at that point I have to question how you even made the playoffs.

If you’re desperate, Myles Gaskin or Patrick Laird might be worth a look. I’ve already given up on Kalen Ballage as a useful NFL player.

Ty Johnson, Detroit Lions

Since losing Kerryon Johnson to a season-ending injury, the Lions have handed the majority of snaps to Ty Johnson. Unfortunately, in three games, he’s parlayed 26 carries into just 83 yards. Lately, the Lions have been looking like the Lions of old, with Matthew Stafford throwing the ball 40+ times. They’ve abandoned the run game and that makes J.D. McKissic, not Johnson, the back to own in Detroit.

Wide Receivers

Robby Anderson, New York Jets

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Anderson has had a hugely disappointing season, but it honestly probably isn’t even his fault. Between Darnold having mono, coming back and playing horribly, and the trade rumors, Anderson has not been put in a position to succeed. Hence, he is the #64 WR in standard format and doesn’t seem ripe for a bounce-back any time soon.

The connection with Darnold simply isn’t there. In the last three games, he has seven catches on 18 targets for 83 yards. Those wouldn’t be impressive yard-per-carry numbers for a running back. Darnold is content to check-down all day to Le’Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder, and Anderson is the odd man out.

Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers

At this point, the Steelers’ downfield passing game is just too inconsistent to hold Johnson. I’m not sure when you could ever be comfortable starting him as he’s just more likely to flop and have less than 30 receiving yards than have 70+ yards and a touchdown.

In Week 9, he had one catch on two targets for three yards. JuJu Smith-Schuster had three catches on five targets for 16 yards. Meanwhile, Jaylen Samuels (a running back) had 12 catches. If that doesn’t explain the dink-and-dunk nature of this offense, nothing will clarify it.

Tight Ends

Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Ebron was an obvious candidate for regression this season and even more so after we found out Andrew Luck was retiring. If you’re playing him, you’re betting on getting a touchdown because he doesn’t offer much else. Through eight games, he’s topped 48 yards only once. Now that Brian Hoyer might see a few games under center, Ebron’s value decreases even more, as Hoyer had a clear rapport with Jack Doyle.


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About Kevin Huo

Kevin is a fantasy football writer for Fantasy Six Pack. He considers every angle - whether statistical or theoretical - when weighing his options and isn't afraid to be a contrarian. You can follow him on Twitter: @KevinMHuo

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