Fantasy Football Players to Cut Week 3: David Johnson, Randall Cobb, Zach Ertz, and more

With Week 2 of the NFL in the books, here are some fantasy football players to consider cutting from your roster as we approach Week 3.

Who should I cut from my roster heading into Week 3? This question isn’t as easy as you may think. The good news is that Pro Football Network is here to assist. Here is a list of fantasy football players to cut from your team heading into Week 3.

Fantasy football players to cut in Week 3

Before we dive into the recommendations, you should always have a defined reason for cutting a specific player. Remember: once you process a transaction, everyone in your fantasy league will be alerted that the player is available. If you have any hesitation, take some time to make sure it’s the right decision.

Without further ado, let’s dive in!

Le’Veon Bell, RB, Baltimore Ravens

Le’Veon Bell’s glory days are behind him. From 2013 to 2017, Bell averaged 22 PPR fantasy points per game and finished as an RB1 in 71% of those contests. But over the last two seasons, he’s only averaged 11 fantasy points per game.

Currently, rookie Ty’Son Williams is the most talented running back on Baltimore’s roster. He’ll continue to see opportunities even if the Ravens maintain the hot-hand approach.

Tevin Coleman, RB, New York Jets

In Week 1, Tevin Coleman started for the Jets and handled 9 rushing attempts. Last week, Coleman rushed 5 times for 24 yards. Meanwhile, Ty Johnson (12) and Michael Carter (11) both finished with more attempts.

Carter totaled 59 yards on his 11 rushes and also added 2 receptions for 29 yards. He was the most impressive among New York’s running back committee and the one I’d prioritize if available in your fantasy league.

David Johnson, RB, Houston Texans

Mark Ingram is leading Houston’s backfield with 42 opportunities (rushing attempts plus targets). David Johnson, on the other hand, has only accumulated 15.

It’s going to be difficult for Johnson to be fantasy relevant with that small of a workload. Furthermore, the Texans will now be without quarterback Tyrod Taylor for the foreseeable future after he suffered a hamstring injury. With Houston starting rookie QB Davis Mills, you can move on from Johnson.

Tony Jones, RB, New Orleans Saints

Tony Jones’ stellar training camp and preseason resulted in him taking over Latavius Murray’s backup role behind starter Alvin Kamara. However, the Saints’ offense is still a work in progress with quarterback Jameis Winston under center. This could result in Jones handling an inconsistent number of touches. He has very little standalone value right now.

Other RBs to consider dropping: Giovani Bernard, JaMycal Hasty, Carlos Hyde, Rashaad Penny

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

The excitement regarding the reunion of Randall Cobb and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is gone. The veteran receiver only has 4 targets through two games. It is going to be difficult for Cobb to be fantasy relevant with such limited volume. Hope is not a viable fantasy football strategy.

Tyrell Williams, WR, Detroit Lions

Tyrell Williams signed with the Lions this offseason to become their No. 1 receiver. However, as expected under new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, Detroit’s offense is operating through tight end T.J. Hockenson and the running backs.

Williams has also been dealing with a concussion and is expected back in Week 4. Unless in a deep format, Williams isn’t someone I recommend holding onto.

A.J. Green, WR, Arizona Cardinals

A.J. Green caught 3 of 6 targets for 44 yards and 1 touchdown against the Vikings last week. He took advantage of a good matchup against Bashaud Breeland. Through two games, Green has accumulated 12 targets. But considering how rookie Rondale Moore has performed, it’s unlikely this volume continues. Thus, Green is expendable in most leagues.

Other WRs to consider dropping: Jamison Crowder, Emmanuel Sanders, Amon-Ra. St. Brown, Curtis Samuel

Zach Ertz, TE, Philadelphia Eagles

Veteran tight end Zach Ertz only has 4 targets through two games. He’s clearly not part of Philadelphia’s future plans. Ertz was at the center of trade rumors all offseason, but the Eagles couldn’t find any teams willing to acquire him. Now, Ertz finds himself on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It is time to move on — if you haven’t already.

Other TEs to consider dropping: Eric Ebron, Pat Freiermuth, Mike Gesicki

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

Ben Roethlisberger has thrown for 483 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and an interception through two games. Now the 39-year-old quarterback is dealing with a pectoral injury. Roethlisberger also publicly expressed his displeasure with offensive coordinator Matt Canada after last week’s loss to the Raiders. You may want to consider moving on from him depending on your league format.

Other QBs to consider dropping: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tyrod Taylor, Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff

Eric Moody is a Senior Fantasy Analyst for Pro Football Network and a member of the FSWA (Fantasy Sports Writers Association). He is also the co-host of the In The Mood for Fantasy Football podcast. You can read more of his work here and follow Eric on Twitter @EricNMoody.

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