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Fantasy Football Cut List Week 10: Say farewell to Kenneth Gainwell and Trevor Lawrence

Following a wild Week 9, who are the players on the Week 10 fantasy football cut list that managers should remove from their rosters?

Roster management is the single most crucial in-season task for fantasy football players. Just as important as adding the right players is knowing when players need to go. What players find themselves on our Week 10 fantasy football cut list?

Fantasy Week 10 Cut List | Quarterbacks

Let’s go position by position and pinpoint players that no longer need to be on your fantasy roster. What fantasy quarterbacks are on the Week 10 cut list?

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

Interestingly, Trevor Lawrence is rostered on 38% of Yahoo teams. He’s failed to reach double-digit fantasy points in three starts, and he’s only reached 20 fantasy points in two.

Lawrence hasn’t thrown for multiple touchdowns in a single game since Week 1. He has more multi-interception games than multi-score outings. Your random fun stat of the week: Lawrence has more games with exactly 118 passing yards (2) than multiple touchdown passes (1). He wouldn’t even be a recommended streamer in favorable matchups. Drop Lawrence.

Running Backs

The following fantasy running backs are on the Week 10 cut list. While not all of them are completely fantasy-irrelevant, they are all not worth holding on to.

Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles

It’s always tricky putting faith in Day 3 rookie running backs. Kenneth Gainwell was a popular name on Twitter this summer, but the Eagles do not agree.

Since Miles Sanders went down, Gainwell’s usage has actually decreased. Last week, he played a season-low 19% of the offensive snaps. Gainwell is far, far behind Boston Scott and Jordan Howard on Philadelphia’s backfield depth chart. Once Sanders returns, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Gainwell a healthy inactive each week. Send him back to the waiver wire.

Derrick Gore, Kansas City Chiefs

I get why Derrick Gore’s name appeared on many waiver wire columns last week (not mine, though). Any running back seeing meaningful usage on the Chiefs is worth at least rostering. Unfortunately, the process behind adding Gore just didn’t make much sense.

Gore looked moderately competent on national television two weeks ago, but he played just 20% of the snaps. Last week, that went down to 15%. Clyde Edwards-Helaire is due back in a week or two. There was never anything here with Gore.

Khalil Herbert, Chicago Bears

The Bears activated David Montgomery from the injured reserve ahead of Monday night’s showdown with the Steelers. Khalil Herbert handled himself quite well during Montgomery’s absence, operating as a firm weekly RB2. Unfortunately, Herbert’s time in the spotlight has come to an end.

Montgomery was immediately thrust back into his former role. Herbert’s performance clearly did not earn him any additional work. He played just 16% of the snaps while Montgomery was out there for a season-high 85%. Herbert remains one of fantasy football’s premier handcuffs, but he has zero fantasy value while Montgomery is healthy. With the Bears on a bye this week, you can safely drop Herbert if you need the spot.

David Johnson, Houston Texans

The old man in the Texans’ backfield is still on 30% of Yahoo teams. David Johnson has yet to surpass 7 carries or 25 yards in a game.

Mark Ingram’s trade back to New Orleans hasn’t opened things up for Johnson. It’s still a three-man backfield with Rex Burkhead and Phillip Lindsay. DJ can still catch passes, but he’s just not a significant part of a weak offense. You can cut him.

Week 10 Fantasy Cut List | Wide Receivers

Which fantasy wide receivers are on the Week 10 cut list? A veteran and a rookie highlight the list this week.

Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals

Adam Levitan of Establish the Run tweeted out that Rondale Moore’s average depth of target is a paltry 1.2 yards. Whenever Moore touches the ball, it’s near the line of scrimmage on some sort of gadget play. He just isn’t targeted on real routes.

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Moore is still on 30% of Yahoo rosters. His 7.5 PPR fantasy points in Week 9 represented his highest total since Week 5. It’s not happening for Moore this season. Use that roster spot on someone else.

Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars

The Laviska Shenault Jr. breakout never happened, and it’s not going to any time soon. Following the Jaguars’ bye, Shenault’s been targeted exactly 4 times in both games. He’s behind Marvin Jones Jr., Jamal Agnew, and Dan Arnold in the pecking order.

Lawrence isn’t exactly producing fantasy stars this season. No Jaguars receiver is anything more than a random WR4 — but Shenault isn’t even that. Perhaps Shenault still breaks out in 2022, but this season, fantasy managers can safely cut him.

Tight Ends

Most weeks, there are no tight ends worth including. Feel free to cut any fringe tight end for streaming purposes or if you need the roster spot.

Jason Katz is a Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Network. You can follow him on Twitter: @jasonkatz13 and find more of his work here. Don’t forget to listen to the PFN Fantasy Football podcast and check out our free fantasy newsletter.

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