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 6 fantasy football cut list?
Who Should You Cut in Fantasy Football in Week 6?
The Week 6 fantasy football cut list consists of a number of running backs and wide receivers. There are four rookies in total on this week’s cut list, including three RBs who once carried much preseason hype. Note that all roster percentages are from Yahoo.
Rashaad Penny, RB, Seattle Seahawks (88% Rostered)
Rashaad Penny had been running really well this season. He was the clear lead back for the Seahawks and an every-week Flex play, at worst. Sadly, Penny broke his leg in Sunday’s game against the Saints, and his 2022 season is over.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Miami Dolphins (89% Rostered)
I was big on Chase Edmonds entering the 2022 season. Well. Lesson learned. It turns out former Day 3 running backs entering their fifth professional season with no history of lead-back usage aren’t suddenly going to be lead backs. At this point, I’m not even convinced Edmonds would matter if Raheem Mostert got hurt.
Admittedly, the Dolphins’ loss to the Jets must be taken with a grain of salt, given that rookie Skylar Thompson was forced into action. At the same time, Edmonds was out-snapped by Alec Ingold and Myles Gaskin. You’re never starting Edmonds. There’s no need to hang onto him anymore.
Kenneth Gainwell, RB, Philadelphia Eagles (30% Rostered)
Prior to the season, I was on team Boston Scott > Kenneth Gainwell. As it turns out, the answer was neither. Gainwell has no role in this Eagles offense other than to play a few snaps when Miles Sanders is tired. He’s not the passing-down back, as evidenced by him garnering zero targets on just five routes run against the Cardinals.
Gainwell has yet to carry the ball more than five times in a game. If he does anything productive, it’s just a random occurrence. I’m also not entirely sure he even has handcuff value. If Sanders were to get hurt, I still don’t think Gainwell would be startable. You can safely drop him.
Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears (54% Rostered)
If you told me back in August that Darnell Mooney would be droppable by mid-October, I would’ve said you’re crazy. Yet, here we are.
Mooney is still clearly a talented receiver. It just doesn’t matter in the Bears’ pass-averse offense.
Justin Fields has yet to attempt more than 22 passes in a single game. Game script doesn’t matter. Opposing defense doesn’t matter. The Bears just refuse to let him throw. As a result, Mooney has been unable to see more than six targets in a game.
Mooney has scored 27.3 PPR fantasy points on the season. Three receivers topped that in Week 5 alone. It’s time to move on from Mooney.
Allen Robinson II, WR, Los Angeles Rams (80% Rostered)
It’s actually astounding to see Allen Robinson II still on so many rosters. I understand the hesitance in dropping him last season. He was a WR1 for two consecutive years prior, and he did it with bad quarterback play. It was fair to bank on a turnaround.
We are now into the second season of Robinson’s disappearing act. It’s not an act anymore — this is who he is. Robinson is done. Cooked. Finished. It’s over for him as an NFL-caliber player.
Robinson was once an elite wide receiver. It was perfectly fair to believe Matthew Stafford and the Rams could revive his career like they did with Odell Beckham Jr. We now have five games of data on top of the entire 2021 season suggesting the problem is Robinson.
ARob has yet to be targeted more than six times in a game. Every week, there are reports trying to explain away Robinson’s lack of usage. The simple truth is Robinson cannot get open anymore. He has 28.7 fantasy points on the season. It’s not getting any better. Drop him.
Tyler Conklin, TE, New York Jets (54% Rostered)
I always hesitate to put tight ends on the cut list because any warm body is useful. Tyler Conklin was a fun story to start the season, but it’s over now.
In Week 5, Conklin was out-snapped by C.J. Uzomah. Conklin ran just seven routes on a 67% snap share. With Zach Wilson under center, the tight ends just aren’t a priority. He’s throwing most of his passes to his wide receivers, and I don’t see this changing. You can safely let Conklin go.