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. Which players find themselves on our Week 12 fantasy football cut list?
Fantasy Week 12 Cut List | Quarterbacks
Let’s go position by position and pinpoint players that no longer need to be on your fantasy roster. Which fantasy quarterbacks are on the Week 12 cut list?
Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans
It’s time to admit that the Ryan Tannehill we saw on the Dolphins for all those years more closely resembles the true Tannehill. He’s far from the worst starting quarterback in the league, but I would definitely pause at the notion of calling him “good.”
From a fantasy perspective, Tannehill is definitively not good. He’s currently overall QB15 on the season, averaging 17.5 fantasy points per game. The problem is he’s just a floor play. You’ll get about 13-19 points each week. All but three of his starts have landed in that range. With the Patriots up next and a bye week to follow, there’s no reason to hold Tannehill.
Which fantasy RBs should be cut heading into Week 12? There’s plenty of dead weight at the position.
Adrian Peterson, Tennessee Titans
Was Adrian Peterson worth every bit of the FAAB you spent on him? Absolutely. Is it time to admit it didn’t work out? Absolutely.
In his three games with the Titans, Peterson hasn’t played more than 33% of the snaps. He’s averaging a paltry 3 yards per carry and his highest fantasy point total is 9.6. It’s no news that AP is washed, but he’s like the fully loaded deal at the car wash now. You can safely drop him.
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Howard sprained his knee in the Eagles’ victory over the Saints last week. Howard was already a shaky hold after Miles Sanders’ return. Now that he’s set to miss a couple of weeks, there’s no reason to hang onto him.
You can safely release Howard.
Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks
Every week, the Seahawks open the game by pounding Alex Collins. And every week, fantasy managers watch this thinking, “Alright, this is good.” Then, every week, the same thing happens — Collins barely touches the ball in the second half.
Collins has been remarkably consistent. He’s carried the ball exactly 10 times in three straight games for yardage totals of 36, 41, and 44. The only chance he has at fantasy value is if he falls into the end zone, but that role went to DeeJay Dallas last week. The only value in Collins is if you need an RB to not get you zero. He’s not getting you more than 5 fantasy points. Let him go.
Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
With news of his return, Jamaal Williams was added back to many fantasy rosters. Go ahead and return him. Williams is nothing more than D’Andre Swift’s backup now.
Last week, Williams played just 27% of the offensive snaps. He carried the ball 7 times for 11 yards. Swift played 73% of the offensive snaps and carried the ball 14 times for 136 yards and a touchdown. Williams carries no fantasy value.
Week 12 Fantasy Football Cut List | Wide Receivers
Which fantasy wide receivers are on the Week 12 cut list? A few veterans and a player affected by injury top the list.
Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars
This one hurts. Jamal Agnew was such a great story this year. He emerged from relative obscurity to become a purposeful part of the Jaguars’ offense.
Unfortunately, Agnew suffered a season-ending hip injury in Week 11. He can safely be released from fantasy rosters, and we wish him a speedy recovery.
Kenny Golladay, New York Giants
On Monday night, Daniel Jones attempted 38 passes. He threw two of them in Kenny Golladay’s direction.
Since returning from injury, Golladay has seen a grand total of 4 targets in two games. He scored 17.6 PPR fantasy points in Week 4. His highest scoring output the rest of the season is 8.4. His past two games? 1.7 and 3.8. Golladay may still be talented, but his quarterback is incapable of getting him the ball. He has no fantasy value.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Since returning from injured reserve, T.Y. Hilton has played in four games. In those games, he’s recorded fantasy totals of 12, 3.6, 1.5, and 4.6. Last week, he played just 41% of the offensive snaps.
It’s over for Hilton. He had a great career, and I was always a fan of him as a talent. But at age 32, he just doesn’t have it anymore and can safely be cut.