AJ Dillon among dropped contestants to pave way for Week 8 waiver son pickups

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With only two goodbye teams this week and player usage or non-usage becoming clearer, droppable fantasy players for week 8 are a bit easier to find, but some may be hard for many to drop. of you.

It’s halfway through the regular fantasy season, and we should still be looking for roster improvements, so cutting players who aren’t producing is a necessary evil. If you are looking for players for cache for future useI’ve got you covered there too.

AJ Dillon, RB – Packers (91% listed on Yahoo)

I doubt many of you heed this advice and I understand it, but AJ Dillon just isn’t producing the way we expected when we drafted him in the fifth-round flurry this summer. Dillon has only one double-digit game this season in semi-PPR, and that was in Week 1, and the 24-year-old sits at RB36 this season.

Dillon’s workload has been inconsistent, while efficiency has also been an issue, as he’s averaged just 3.9 yards per attempt and 3.8 yards per target through the first seven games. With Green Bay struggling to move the ball as a whole, their touchdown opportunities have been closed and Dillon hasn’t seen the end zone since Week 1. We continue to expect the Packers to get back to this at what we’re used to, but fantastic points are being scored by others as Dillon just takes up space and creates weekly mental anguish for the 91% of managers out there in Neverland. Dillon can leave for a week and you’ll feel a pang of regret, but if you can swing the drop now, it could help your season in the long run.

Packers running back AJ Dillon has struggled this season, making him a potential drop in the fantasy leagues. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Robert Woods, WR – Titans (62% registered)

The old Ram has probably been dropped and added a few times this season in your league, and for good reason. Sure, he’s technically the WR1 for the Titans, but that doesn’t matter at this point. Tennessee is a low-volume, low-volume passing offense, and it shows on the fantasy scoreboard.

Woods has passed 39 receiving yards just once in 2022 and currently sits as a WR67 (he’s averaging 6.5 half PPR points per tilt). There are decent WR options like Wan’Dale Robinson, Marquise Goodwinand even Paris-Campbell, so Yahoo’s 62% of managers still stand for Woods; do not hesitate to send him the packaging.

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Drake London, WR – Falcons (82% enrolled)

It’s been a disappointing rookie campaign, to say the least, for Drake London, and there’s nothing he can do to improve it for fantasy managers. What started as a decent production of 71 average receiving yards in the first three weeks has dwindled to just 25 per tilt since Week 4. 4for4’s Sam Hoppen captured all of our sadness for both London and his teammate. Kyle Pitts in this tweet.

I understand waiting in anticipation of a QB change and/or a call change in Atlanta and if you can hang on, do it, but if not, it might be time to grab a WR more productive to get you closer to the playoffs.

Kenyan drakeRB – Ravens (57% registered)

Some of you probably went FAB on Kenyan Drake last week and probably don’t want to cut the bait just yet, but he’s not going to serve you well going forward with the return of Gus Edwards. In his 2021 debut after a torn ACL, Edwards rushed 16 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns, while Drake was horrible in his 11 attempts, posting just five total yards on the day. The Browns are 30th in RB schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed this season, which makes Drake’s poor performance even more concerning.

It’s fine if you want to hang on to Drake until JK Dobbins returns as a bench stash, but if you need help now, he’s not someone to rely on for points. constant fantasy.

JD McKissicRB – Commanders (18% registered)

The Washington RB is now the clear third wheel in the Commanders backfield, with Brian Robinson healthy and back in the fold. Since Robinson’s return in Week 5, his share of runs has increased in every game, from nine to 17, to 20 runs last week, while JD McKissic has touched the ball three times in total in the three last matches.

Even the area of ​​pass-catching, which has been his bread and butter, is now becoming more of an Antonio Gibson affair, with just five targets for zero receptions in the past two weeks for Gibson’s eight balls, than he turned in six catches for 36 yards and a score. With volume and snaps diminishing – McKissic only played 12 on Sunday – the relevance of fantasy is no longer in the conversation for the 29-year-old, and he can be safely dropped in most formats .

Author’s note: Jeff Wilson is likely droppable due to the presence of Christian McCaffreybut you can keep it as injury insurance if you can due to the 49ers’ lingering backfield frailty.

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  • Michael GallupWR, Cowboys: If you started Gallup last week, you were handed a huge bagel in Dak Prescottis back, but it was a weird week where Prescott only attempted 25 passes, including just two to Gallup. Let’s give him another week to see where his volume lands before cutting the bait.

  • Romeo Doubs, WR, Packers: Another member of the goose egg club in Week 7, Doubs has the lowest yield of his young career, but he’s been running as a fantasy WR4 and he’s still heavily involved in the offense with the second-highest snap percentage among their WRs (79%) and a maximum of 174 WR-room routes run so far in 2022. He has another week to see what Aaron Rodgers can do in Buffalo.

This article originally appeared on 4for4.com

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A proud alumnus of the UGA Grady College of Journalism, Jennifer Eakins has worked in the sports industry for over a decade. She has worked with CNN Sports, the Atlanta Hawks and the Colorado Rockies. Her first fantasy football draft came in 1996 where she selected Ricky Watters with the first overall pick, and she’s been a fantasy freak ever since.

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