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2019 Fantasy Football Week 2 Drop List

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If you’re like me, the end of your drafts is often reserved for drafting players that MIGHT have a chance to contribute – “spec adds” as our own Richard Savill calls them. Second and third-string running backs, high-upside receivers, and random tight ends litter the bottom of my rosters as I churn lottery tickets for the next Phillip Lindsay.

Unfortunately (or unfortunately depending on how you want to look at it), these players often flame out quickly and you can immediately tell if they are droppable or not.

Each week, I’ll go through every position and tell you every player you can safely cut from your roster. Unless something wildly unpredictable such as an injury or a trade happens, I’m not expecting these guys to contribute in the near future.


2019 Fantasy Football Week 2 Drop List

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Quarterbacks

Mitch Trubisky, Chicago Bears

There were a lot of high hopes placed on Trubisky’s shoulders this season as he was the most popular MVP pick (yeah, seriously) for gamblers in Vegas. He came out and pooped the bed with 228 yards and one pick while missing throws left and mostly left. He has high upside but he’s a streamer-only play.

On the bubble: Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers; Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Running Backs

Darwin Thompson, Kansas City Chiefs

Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution states that “organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete survive, and reproduce.” Unfortunately, Thompson won’t get game reps to do that as his opportunities were given directly to LeSean McCoy right off the bat. Thompson played only two snaps and had one target.

Andy Reid didn’t lie when he said the Chiefs would utilize a committee, but it looks like Thompson won’t be involved.

Darrell Henderson, Los Angeles Rams

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Another highly drafted backup, Henderson was projected to be the main backup to Todd Gurley. But surprise! It was Malcolm Brown all along. Henderson played only two snaps while Brown played 21 snaps and vultured two touchdowns from Gurley.

Damien Harris, New England Patriots

The Patriots have so much offensive talent it’s almost unbelievable they spent a third-round pick on Harris when they have Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead, and James White ahead of him. He was inactive in Week 1 and will only have value if someone gets hurt.

Frank Gore, Buffalo Bills

You shouldn’t have drafted Gore due to his low ceiling, but if you did, feel free to drop him now. He rushed 11 times for 20 yards against the Jets and Devin Singletary roundly outperformed him.

There’s no point in having Gore on your roster as he’s basically unstartable even in his starting role and doesn’t have much room to improve.

Dare Ogunbowale, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy Football ADP for Dare Ogunbowale
Ogunbowale’s Average Draft Position (ADP) shot up in deeper leagues as Bruce Arians talked him up as the Bucs’ best pass catcher. However, after Week 1, it’s clear he’s firmly behind Ronald Jones Jr and Peyton Barber. On top of that, Jones looked fantastic, so Ogunbowale is droppable.

On the bubble: Ty Montgomery, New York Jets

Wide Receivers

Zay Jones/Robert Foster, Buffalo Bills

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Josh Allen passed for 254 yards, but Jones (18) and Foster (0) did not contribute much to that. Allen locked on to John Brown (10 targets) and Cole Beasley (9 targets).

Jones and Foster were the two leading receivers for the Bills in 2018, but it looks like they’ve been replaced by the newcomers.

Jakobi Myers, New England Patriots

Much like Harris above, Myers is just buried on a loaded depth chart – and that was before the Patriots added Antonio Brown. Brown didn’t play in Week 1 and Myers still only saw eight snaps and one target in a blowout. There are five legitimate receivers in front of him.

Devin Funchess, Indianapolis Colts

Funchess is headed to the IR with a collarbone injury.

On the bubble: Geronimo Allison, Green Bay Packers; Dante Pettis, San Francisco 49ers; Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears; Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars

In shallow leagues, I’m not against dropping these guys. But in deeper leagues, consider that Allison was playing the Bears, Pettis was listed as the WR1 and might have some disciplinary issues going on, and Miller and Lee are working their way back from injury.

Tight Ends

Jack Doyle/Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Going into the season, there was a healthy debate about the value of Ebron at an ADP of TE8 vs Doyle at an ADP of TE17. Well due to Andrew Luck‘s retirement it looks like it doesn’t matter either way.

The Colts look to be run-heavy, rushing 33 times compared to throwing only 27 passes. Brissett was an efficient but unexciting passer and targeted the tight end duo a combined five times for two catches and 28 yards total. So not only is the tight end position not very valuable in this offense, but Doyle and Ebron will sap value from each other all season.

On the bubble: Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals; Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings


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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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