Fantasy Football: Cut List

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RB Doug Martin, Bucs (78%) – I’ve never been a fan, but even I thought Martin was better than the 2.9 ypc he’s averaged this season. Martin got banged up last week and is questionable to play in week 9. Even worse for Marton’s value is that 3rd round rookie RB Charles Sims can return this week and will undoubtably cut into Martin’s carries. Too complicate matters further, Martin’s back-up Bobby Rainey is averaging almost 2 full yards more per carry than Martin. I wouldn’t be surprised if Martin doesn’t start another game for the Bucs (or anyone else).

TE Jordan Cameron, Browns (75%) – Staying healthy has always been a problem for Cameron and after missing most of the 1st half, he now has a concussion. Even when healthy, Cameron hasn’t been a huge part of the offense under Brian Hoyer. I keep expecting more from Cameron, but the Browns have a new OC and a new QB and Cameron just isn’t as important of a target to the new regime.

WR Kendall Wright, Titans (72%) – Zach Mettenberger is probably the starting QB the rest of the way and I don’t trust him to get Martin the touches he would need to be worthy of a starting spot in my fantasy lineups. I picked Wright as one of my breakouts this year, but I’m just about ready to release him.

RB Steven Jackson, Falcons (67%) – Don’t let last week’s TD fool you, Jackson is the slowest starting RB in the NFL and with the Falcons just about out of playoff contention they will be giving S-Jax’s carries to promising rookie Devonte Freeman and the more explosive Antone Smith in the 2nd half.

RB Pierre Thomas, Saints (52%) – The days of Pierre leading the Saints RBs in touches are long gone. He’s injured right now, but even when healthy Thomas has been fazed out of the offense in favor of Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson, and Travaris Cadet.