Fantasy Football Week 3 Waiver Wire: Five Must-Drop Players To Replace


It’s not always a good idea to give up on players just two weeks into the NFL season, but fantasy football owners tend to see better results by cutting their losses before its too late.

With that in mind, let’s look at five players to drop from your fantasy team’s roster entering Week 3.

Kirk Cousins, QB, Washington Redskins
Hopefully your starting quarterback isn’t Cousins, but if he’s your No. 1 guy, it’s time to move on. Back-to-back 300-yard passing performances are nice, but he’s thrown just one touchdown pass with three interceptions through two games. There’s also a report of complaints from teammates about Cousins’ performance, and that’s not a good sign.

Arian Foster, RB, Miami Dolphins 
Foster picked up a groin injury Sunday against the New England Patriots, and he’s expected to undergo an MRI soon to determine the severity of the problem. Either way, he’s not worth owning in most leagues, especially ones that don’t use PPR scoring. Foster has 47 yards on 17 carries through two games. He’s yet to find the endzone, too. His inability to stay healthy on a consistent basis and lack of on-field production make him a waste of a roster spot at the moment.

Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Cleveland Browns
Johnson has been less productive than fellow Browns running back Isaiah Crowell, and now it’s time to drop him. The Browns offense isn’t good enough to make two running backs productive. Johnson has rushed for 34 yards through two games and he’s received just 13 touches (six carries, seven receptions). There should be better running back options on your league’s waiver wire (see link below).

Kamar Aiken, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Mike Wallace’s addition to the Ravens offense seems to have had a negative effect on Aiken’s fantasy relevance. Aiken has only two receptions on three targets in two games, which is far below his preseason expectations. He didn’t even catch a single ball Sunday against a bad Cleveland Browns defense that gave up at least one reception to nine different Ravens players.

He’s also not receiving the same number of snaps as other Ravens wideouts.

It’s time to move on from Aiken.

Tavon Austin, WR, St. Louis Rams
Fantasy owners hoping the Rams would find ways to get Austin into positions where his speed could be a factor have been disappointed through two games. Austin has caught nine passes for 63 yards with no touchdowns so far, and the Rams’ offense overall has been sluggish at best — nine points and zero touchdowns in two games. Austin should not be owned in non-PPR leagues.

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