Fantasy Football: Players to drop for your Week 12 waiver wire pickups

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By Jennifer Eakins, 4 by 4

Special for Sportzshala Sports

With only a few games left until the fantasy postseason, it’s imperative to get rid of excess fat on our lists to maximize weekly performance. While sometimes we get emotionally attached to players or feel like we’re going to experience some kind of FOMO after they drop, we need to get rid of that and understand that it’s for the betterment of the team.

Here is a list of this week’s players who may be weighing down your respective lineups as we near the end. If you are looking for players stash for the futureI covered you there too.

Chase Claypool, WR, Bears (61 percent registered on Sportzshala)

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Staying true to my word from last week’s column, Claypool got another week to show off his fantastic stuff, and he’s now officially in danger of being dropped after performing 2.1 and a half PPR as WR82 in week 11. Snap’s share hasn’t reached 50% in either from Claypool played three games for the bear, during which time he averaged only 3.6 targets per fight.

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This week, QB Justin Fields deals with a shoulder injury (no throw) and a hardy Jets secondary followed by leans against the Packers, Eagles and Bills who are ranked 12th, fifth and 19th in the fantasy WR adjusted for schedule. valid scores or AFPAClaypool can be dropped as he won’t break WR5 territory.

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Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams (63% in composition)

Frustration and Darrell Henderson are synonymous this season, and it’s time to finally let him go. He’s only seen double-digit touches once in his last four games and has averaged an underperforming 5.05 with half PPR in that time. The Rams’ offense is a shell of what it was in 2021, and now they’ve been without Cooper Kupp and possibly Matthew Stafford for a while.

Last week, Cam Akers took over as the lead defenseman, and now Henderson has to share leftovers with rookie Kyren Williams. 63% of Sportzshala managers are still holding on to the idea of ​​a resurrection, but please feel free to let go of Henderson and the stress of his listing.

Editor’s note: The Rams dropped Henderson after this story aired, so if you want to wait to see if he ends up in a better place, that’s understandable. However, if you have to make a move this week, do what you have to do.

Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. is a fantasy league candidate.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Running back Darrell Henderson Jr. is a fantasy league candidate. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Nyheim Hines, RB, Bills (55% in composition)

People have been asking me if Hines can be thrown out for about nine weeks now and he has been difficult to navigate, especially with the team changes after he was traded a few weeks ago and his past experience as a PPR darling. It’s finally time to relinquish any Hines league lead in 2022 as Buffalo seems to be the writing on the wall.

The five-year-old guard has just one carry for a negative eight yards and one catch for nine yards in three games with the Bills and has amassed a whopping 0.6 total PPRs in three contests. Devin Singletary is clearly in the lead and James Cook is in a solid lead in week 11 with a score of 11-86-0. The 55% of managers who still make up Hines’ team work better with Latavius ​​Murray, Cook, or even Akers.

Isaiah McKenzie, WR, Bills (35% in composition)

It is not common for members of high-profile criminals to read this article often, and I am countering that trend by billing you back to back. Mackenzie is slowly losing popularity in the fantasy genre, but it’s finally time to change it to the more productive WR. The 27-year-old has not found the end zone since Week 4 and has only gone over 50 yards once in 2022.

When that Buffalo offense is great, it’s not part of the plan, and it doesn’t seem like they need it, as the Bills have the second most points in the NFL with 281. More involved like Traylon Burks or Donovan Peoples-Jones .

Jahan Dotson, WR, Commanders (18% in composition)

Dotson’s breakout has been delayed until next season as it doesn’t appear to be happening in the current version of Washington’s offense. His early success in 2022 came with Carson Wentz at center and he now faces a much tougher game plan that limits the rookie’s goals.

He just isn’t a viable fantasy option in the regular reworked leagues, so send Dotson to lounge or play golf until the 2023 draft season kicks off.

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful day filled with family, friends, friends who are family, tons of food and of course football!

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Jennifer Eakins, a proud graduate of the UGA Grady College of Journalism, has been in the sports industry for over a decade. She has worked with CNN Sports, Atlanta Hawks and Colorado Rockies. Her first fantasy football draft came in 1996 when she selected Ricky Watters with the first overall pick, and she has been a fantasy degenerate ever since.

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