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 7 fantasy football cut list?
Who Should You Cut in Fantasy Football in Week 7?
The Week 7 fantasy football cut list consists of a number of running backs and wide receivers. This week’s cut list consists of a pair of veteran running backs as well as wide receivers, along with one quarterback. Note that all roster percentages are from Yahoo.
Carson Wentz, QB, Washington Commanders (44% Rostered)
QB-needy fantasy managers ran to the waiver wire to grab Carson Wentz after his scorching start to the season. Wentz threw for over 300 yards in each of his first two games with a combined seven touchdowns.
Since then, Wentz has come crashing back to down to Earth. He’s only scored double-digit fantasy points in one of his last four starts. Yes, scoring is down league-wide (both in fantasy and reality), but that’s still unacceptable.
Now, Wentz is dealing with a fractured finger on his right hand that will reportedly keep him out anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Regardless of the injury, Wentz is not even a QB2 in fantasy anymore. Drop him.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Miami Dolphins (72% Rostered)
I need to qualify this (and every backup running back) with the acknowledgment that all of them are potentially fantasy-relevant if the starter goes down. Chase Edmonds finds his name on this list because with bye weeks in full swing, fantasy managers may not be able to hang onto pure handcuffs with no standalone value. Edmonds qualifies.
Raheem Mostert is the clear lead back now for the Dolphins. While the snap split was closer last week with Edmonds playing 40% of them, he still touched the ball just four times on four opportunities. Edmonds has now rushed for 10 yards over the past three weeks…combined. He has no role on this offense as long as Mostert is healthy. If you need to let him go, you can.
J.D. McKissic, RB, Washington Commanders (26% Rostered)
Most of you have already wisely cut bait on J.D. McKissic. Although his role is consistent, his floor is incredibly low, and his ceiling is nonexistent.
Last week, McKissic did not catch a pass for the first time all season. He did rush for 20 yards on his only two carries, which was actually his second-highest total of the season. In Brian Robinson’s second game back from IR, McKissic played a season-low 30% of the snaps.
This looks like a three-man timeshare with both Robinson and Antonio Gibson valued more than McKissic. On a weak offense with no touchdown potential whatsoever, McKissic can’t even be trusted as a bye-week filler anymore.
Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Buffalo Bills (55% Rostered)
I dropped Isaiah McKenzie a month ago in the leagues where I had him. When Jamison Crowder went down, I was wondering whether I had made a mistake — whether McKenzie would now assume the full-time slot role. Nope. Not happening.
The former career special teamer showcased why he was primarily a special teamer in Week 6 against the Chiefs. McKenzie made several poor plays including multiple drops. He ran a route on just 59% of Josh Allen’s dropbacks and caught only two passes for nine yards.
McKenzie has been targeted more than six times in a game just once this season. It’s become abundantly clear the Bills are not going to make him a full-time player. With Khalil Shakir continuing to play well, it’s only a matter of time before he comes the 1A slot guy over McKenzie’s 1B. I can’t think of a scenario where you will feel comfortable starting McKenzie. Feel free to release him.
Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets (60% Rostered)
My apologies for not putting Elijah Moore on here sooner. I really do like Moore as a player, but it’s hard to not question my own evaluation of his talent given his performance.
Targets are a skill statistic. Moore’s inability to command targets over not just Garrett Wilson and Corey Davis, but Braxton Berrios as well, is not exactly a great look. Moore saw zero of them in the Jets’ win over the Packers.
Through six weeks, Moore has the same number of double-digit fantasy efforts as I do. He has just 16 catches for 203 yards on the season and hasn’t scored a touchdown.
As if the above isn’t enough of a reason to drop Moore, four of his next five weeks come against top pass defenses. And the one week that it doesn’t is because it’s his bye week. Moore’s not going to be startable anytime soon, if ever. Drop him.
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