Players to Drop for Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups
By Max Staley
As usual, there are a ton of intriguing options available on the waiver wire this week. But to make room for the big names and the sleepers, you'll probably need to make some cuts.
That can be infuriating, as fantasy managers are often forced to admit defeat on some once-promising options. And it's rarely as simple as just cutting guys who haven't produced, as you'll only want to part ways with players that don't have much long-term upside.
With that in mind, here are three players you can drop to make room for additions on the waiver wire in Week 13.
3. Gus Edwards, RB, Baltimore Ravens (53% Rostered)
Gus Edwards was a really intriguing pick up once Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins were ruled out due to COVID protocols. But that game has been rescheduled, and it's been pushed back far enough for both to potentially be eligible to return on Wednesday night. Now relegated back to third-string status, Edwards won't have much fantasy value going forward.
2. Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (66% Rostered)
Travis Fulgham looked poised for a breakout 2020 campaign, but his production is trending in the wrong direction. Over his last three he's averaging 1.3 receptions for 10.7 receiving yards on 4.7 targets per game. Week 12 also represented the first time Fulgham hasn't been listed as the starter since carving out a bigger role in Week 4. Playing in an anemic passing offense certainly doesn't help matters, either.
1. Le'Veon Bell/Leonard Fournette, RB, Kansas City Chiefs/Tampa Bay Buccaneers (63/84% Rostered)
Le'Veon Bell and Leonard Fournette are being grouped together here since they're in remarkably similar situations. Both RBs joined high-powered offenses and generated a ton of hype after being released by some of the NFL's worst teams. However, neither Bell nor Fournette looks likely to offer much fantasy value going forward. Both are clearly stuck behind more productive backs on the depth chart. At this point, the only reason to hold on to Bell or Fournette is the potential handcuff value. The only way either would become fantasy relevant would be an injury to Clyde Edwards-Helaire or Ronald Jones, respectively. If you need to make room for waiver wire cuts, you can cut Bell and Fournette without losing any real production.
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