Welcome to the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Drop List!
Guys, strap in. Because this one is a doozy.
It's been a long time since I've seen a week with as many injuries, headaches, and disappointing performances. And did I mention injuries?
We've lost at least one dozen startable options at their position for an extended period of time and some of those players will be featured prominently on this list. However, any players who have already been declared "out" for the season - such as Saquon Barkley, Courtland Sutton, or Parris Campbell - will not appear on this list. They are obviously droppable.
Anyways, let's get started with trimming the fat off your rosters with the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Drop List!
2020 Fantasy Football Week 3 Drop List
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Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints
Yes, I get it. Brees is a legend. But let's be honest here. He is 41 years old and has already planned his post-retirement life. We've seen better or similar quarterbacks have massive drop-offs in production at this age, so we shouldn't be surprised if Brees does as well.
Brees has averaged 14.44 fantasy points through two games, putting him at a paltry QB18. I would've let him ride a potentially slow start out in his heyday, but it's extremely worrisome he did next to nothing against a Raiders' defense that was carved up by his former backup, Teddy Bridgewater.
It doesn't help that his number one weapon, Michael Thomas, has already missed a week and may be hobbled upon his return.
Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings
While I felt there needed to be some explanation given regarding Brees, that's not the case with Cousins. Cousins has 372 passing yards and four interceptions through two weeks and actually managed to somehow score negative points in Week 2.
It's hard to blame him as neither of the young pass-catchers Justin Jefferson or Irv Smith Jr has taken a step forward. Cousins can really only rely on Adam Thielen and his assortment of running backs.
Jordan Howard, Miami Dolphins
Howard has essentially functioned as a glorified fullback for Fantasy purposes through two weeks. He has 13 carries for 11 yards and two touchdowns. John Kuhn would be proud of those numbers.
Sony Michel, New England Patriots
The Sony Experience should officially come to an end for fantasy owners after Week 2. Fantasy players who drafted Michel were hoping he would take command of a potent rushing attack with touchdown potential.
Instead, he's had 56 yards on 16 carries through two games while his quarterback, Cam Newton, has taken all the rushing glory. With Damien Harris set to return soon, Michel should lose his meager role in this offense.
Chris Thompson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Any thought that Thompson would be heavily utilized as a pass-catching back under Jay Gruden's offense should be given up on after two weeks of play. Thompson has seen just seven total touches over two weeks as James Robinson has taken control of this backfield.
Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
It's just not going to happen in 2020. Hardman had a ton of preseason hype, with his ADP even reaching round seven in some weeks. But, as expected, he is no better than the fifth or sixth best option on this offense. Hardman should not be counted on to produce consistently, even considering how potent this offense is. He is best rostered in deep leagues as a Tyreek Hill handcuff.
Quintez Cephus, Detroit Lions
Cephus should soon fade back into fantasy obscurity with the impending return of Kenny Golladay. While he wasn't bad for a fifth-round rookie, he didn't earn himself a bigger role, catching six of 13 targets for 97 yards.
If you picked him up off the waiver wire last week... well you must have been desperate. But you can also feel free to drop him unless Golladay has a setback.
Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders
If you drafted Renfrow thinking he would be the Raiders' version of Wes Welker, you've been sorely disappointed. Through two weeks, Renfrow has secured five targets for 58 total yards. He simply does not have the volume or quality targets to be a viable fantasy option.
Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears
I admit it, even I had a small hope Graham would be a viable option at tight end in Week 2. But he is exactly what he thought he'd be - a touchdown-dependent plodder with limited upside.
After catching three of seven targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, there was some thought that he'd be a steady option in the passing attack. Unfortunately, the Bears proved that wrong as he caught his lone target for 18 yards.
The Bears passing game is simply not dynamic enough to consistently support Graham, who is at best third or fourth in the receiver pecking order. Leave him on the waiver wire unless you're desperate for a fluke touchdown.
Chris Herndon, New York Jets
Herndon may be a size-speed athlete with great hands, but just don't do it to yourself. Don't invest in the Jets' passing attack. In Week 2, he had as good of a chance as any he'll have all season to produce. The Jets' top FOUR receivers missed or left the game with injuries and literally half of the Niners' defensive players had to leave the game. And Herndon still could only muster one catch for five yards.
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