Chopping-block Tuesday once more. Get your knives ready; it's the 2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List.
We've got a few washed wideouts to kick to the curb here, and one defensive unit that folks had high hopes for heading into the season.
Let's get to it.
2023 Fantasy Football Week 6 Drop List
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Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, Baltimore Ravens
Dan Orlovsky explains in detail why he wasn’t a fan of the Ravens’ red zone fade from Lamar Jackson to Odell Beckham Jr. that resulted in an interception pic.twitter.com/PAmFijnDOP
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) October 9, 2023
Anyone else see the way OBJ got absolutely blanketed by Joey Porter, Jr. in the end zone on Sunday? And this was after he'd left the game in the first half to get his lower-half looked at. We are not dealing with the athletic freak who lit the world on fire with a three-finger TD catch on Sunday Night Football.
And yet, somehow, he's still over 50% rostered. Quite clearly it's because of his name, and both the general affinity NFL fans still have for his career and the hope they have for a resurgence. But it's not coming.
There's no reason to roster Beckham, seeing as he's clearly, at best, the third option in a Ravens offense that has yet to find its identity. Let the past be the past and cut him.
Washington Commanders D/ST
"There was no energy from that Washington Commanders team from the start last night..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 6, 2023
A bit unconventional here, but they're rostered in 52% of leagues. I expect them to be one of the most-dropped assets at their position this week.
Ron Rivera and the Commanders were once known as a stout, savvy defensive squad. They drafted Chase Young out of Ohio State, who was intended to be the face of the franchise. But Young's past two seasons have been derailed by injury, and this defense has given up over 30 points in each of their last three games.
There were plenty of people who streamed them against the Bears and ended up with -4.0 Fantasy points. The team doesn't look or feel inspired whatsoever.
Zero hesitation in cutting them.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Dallas Cowboys
Fred Warner goes step-for-step with Brandin Cooks. ? #FTTB
(Via NFL) pic.twitter.com/YRGZmPh0Gl
— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) October 9, 2023
Pretty clear through five weeks that Brandin Cooks isn't going to be operating in any over-the-top capacity for this perplexing Dallas Cowboys offense.
He's only been targeted 19 times through five full games, and his average depth of target is a fine-if-a-bit-unimpressive 12.26. We saw Michael Gallup more involved on Sunday Night than Cooks, and everyone anticipated Cooks to be an improvement over Gallup in that WR2 role.
Not for nothing, but if Cooks is letting Fred Warner keep up with him on an underneath route, Cooks might not even have the capability to be any sort of compelling medium-to-deep threat for Dak.
It was a fun thought during draft season, but time to cut bait on this.
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