Dec 6, 2010
As we enter the fantasy football playoffs, we always want to make sure to have the strongest possible lineup, and solid bench to complement it. Sometimes the best decision is no decision, meaning that after every week you look for players to drop and add, but over analyzing the situation can lead to bad moves. Typically we put 10 or more players on the weekly Cut Them Loose list, however with the season winding down the list is a bit thin this week. We already have a healthy group of players on the “Keep Them Cut” lists so be sure to check that out for guys who should already be dumped from your fantasy team.
To see who else you should drop from your team, continue reading our Week 14 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Cut Them Loose.
QUARTERBACKS — CUT THEM LOOSE
At this stage of the season we have already told you who you should get rid of at the quarterback position. Yes, there are some guys that had some pretty bad performances in Week 13, however at this stage of the season you should be looking a week ahead at matchups. With that in mind, take a look at our Week 14 Waiver Wire Pick Them Ups to see which signal callers could help you during the stretch run.
Keep Them Cut List: Derek Anderson (Arizona Cardinals), Trent Edwards (Jacksonville Jaguars), Alex Smith (San Francisco 49ers), Bruce Gradkowski (Oakland Raiders,), Donovan McNabb (Washington Redskins), Kevin Kolb (Philadelphia Eagles), Chad Henne (Miami Dolphins), Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions), Brett Favre (Minnesota Vikings), Vince Young (Tennessee Titans), Carson Palmer (Cincinnati Bengals), Troy Smith (San Francisco 49ers)
RUNNING BACKS — CUT THEM LOOSE
Mike Goodson (Carolina Panthers)
When Jonathan Stewart returned to the lineup for the Carolina Panthers, it meant Mike Goodson’s time at running back was going to suffer, and it did. Stewart returned two weeks ago but was still in a part time role, earning just 12 carries. In last week’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, Stewart ran 21 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. At the same time Goodson went from 14 carries two weeks ago to just three last week against Seattle. Yes, we know he did get injured and sit out the second half, however Goodson has clearly been outplayed by Stewart since his return. As long as Stewart is healthy he’s going to get the overwhelming majority of the carries. Should he become hurt again, his owners would be wise to pick up Goodson (if healthy), or Tyrell Sutton, very quickly. Other than that Goodson has no value right now.
Frank Gore (San Francisco 49ers)
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore fractured his hip in the team’s win over the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago. He has since been put on injured reserve, meaning the 2010 season is over for Gore. The good news is that the injury is not serious, it’s only going to get Gore out of action for 6-8 weeks, meaning he’s expected to be fully healthy for 2011. However, should you plan on drafting Gore next year it would be a smart decision to handcuff his backup as well, even if it’s just a late-round pick.
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