Much of fantasy football's in-season team strategy centers around which players to pick up from the waiver wire or to target in the trade market. However, roster spots are a premium (and finite) resource. Cutting a player - or adding them to a trade - opens a roster spot for a key waiver wire addition or the flexibility to keep a currently injured player through a missed game or two. Here are the key players to cut or trade after Week 10:
*Roster Rate references data collected from myfantasyleague.com leagues*
*15-18 roster spots*
RB Eno Benjamin, Arizona Cardinals
Why: RB45 in Roster Rate, Benjamin faded from a 23-point PPR producer three weeks ago with James Conner out (113 total yards on 16 touches) to being released by Arizona post-Week 10. Conner was a workhorse this week against the Rams, and Keaontay Ingram was the distant RB2. Benjamin is a deeper league hold but not on the radar for shallower (and specifically redraft) formats.
RB Chase Edmonds, Denver Broncos
Why: The debut in Denver was an invisible one for Edmonds. The new addition totaled 19% of snaps and barely 10% of the running back carries. Edmonds projects as two injuries away from fantasy lineup viability, which is a long bridge to travel in redraft and shallower formats, especially for a running back in the top 50 of Roster Rate.
WR Robert Woods, Tennessee Titans
Why: Woods has fallen off a cliff this season, leaving the friendly confines of the Rams and now averaging 2.4 receptions a game and yet to see more than four receptions in a single contest. Treylon Burks returns to the lineup as a potential flash player in the second half of the season, and Woods also has a schedule concern with no target matchups remaining for opposing wide receivers outside of a Week 15 tilt against the Chargers.
*18-22 roster spots*
RB Zamir White, Las Vegas Raiders
Why: The concerning part for White is the dominant share of the passing game accumulated by Ameer Abdullah. White sparsely plays behind starter Josh Jacobs, but when he does, White is not involved in the passing game. Abdullah, on the other hand, squeezes Jacobs to some degree for elite route upside, and White would be even more affected. White projects as a Brian Robinson Jr-type where goal line-or-bust rushing usage is the avenue (and a tough-to-hit-a-big-ceiling one) to impact fantasy production.
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