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 14 fantasy football cut list?
Fantasy Week 14 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 14 cut list?
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
Somehow, Matt Ryan remains on over 40% of Yahoo rosters. This is a quarterback that’s thrown just 1 touchdown pass in the past month.
Last week, Ryan attempted 41 passes, threw for 297 yards, and still managed just 12 fantasy points. You are never going to want to start Ryan. Drop him.
Which fantasy RBs should be cut heading into Week 14? There’s plenty of dead weight at the position.
Latavius Murray, Baltimore Ravens
This is Devonta Freeman’s backfield. Since returning from injury, Latavius Murray’s 5.5 PPR fantasy points this past week marked his highest output (three games total).
The snaps had been relatively even, but the touches were heavily balanced in Freeman’s favor. Last week, the Ravens went all-in on Freeman. Murray played just 19% of the offensive snaps. You can safely release him.
Kenyan Drake, Las Vegas Raiders
Unfortunately, Kenyan Drake broke his ankle last week. He is done for the season and can be safely dropped.
Week 14 Fantasy Football Cut List | Wide Receivers
Which fantasy wide receivers are on the Week 14 cut list? A veteran and a player on a low-volume passing attack highlight the list.
Kenny Golladay, New York Giants
Over the past several weeks, the Giants have been without one or both of Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney. Kenny Golladay’s highest fantasy point total over the past month is still just 8 PPR points.
It’s not happening for Golladay this season. Whether it’s the quarterback play, the play-calling, or Golladay’s ability, something isn’t working. He does not belong on 61% of Yahoo rosters.
Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars
Fantasy managers have mostly figured out Laviska Shenault isn’t the guy many thought he was. Shenault hasn’t hit double-digit PPR points since Week 6. Even as other Jacksonville wide receivers went down, nothing changed for Shenault.
Last week, Shenault’s snap share fell to 52%. He is well behind Laquon Treadwell. That is a sentence I never thought I’d type about any player. Shenault has no fantasy value for 2021 and can be dropped.
Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos
I apologize to all of you fine readers out there. This is long overdue. Shame on me for waiting until just now to include Courtland Sutton on the cut list. Sutton has been fantasy-viable just four times all season. None of those games have been in the past six weeks. During that span, Sutton’s highest fantasy point total is 6 PPR points.
The Broncos have played in all different types of games. Blowouts in their favor. The wrong side of blowouts. Close games. It just doesn’t matter. There is no game script where Sutton is part of the game plan. Passing, in general, just isn’t something the Broncos seem interested in doing. Fantasy managers should have cut Sutton 2-3 weeks ago. I am sorry for waiting this long to give you the green light.
Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens
This is another blind spot for me. Much like Sutton, I am a huge fan of Rashod Bateman’s talent. But in fantasy football, talent is only one piece of the puzzle. Bateman is the WR3 on a run-first offense. He just doesn’t factor much into the game plan for John Harbaugh at present.
Last week, Bateman was targeted just once. His target count has dropped three straight weeks, coinciding with the return of Sammy Watkins. Bateman’s snap share was just 44%, behind not just Watkins and Marquise Brown, but Devin Duvernay, too. He’s the sixth option in Baltimore’s passing attack, which just isn’t fantasy-viable. Drop him.