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Players to Drop For Week 3 Waiver Wire Pickups

Jason Schandl
Fantasy football players to drop heading into Week 3, including Drew Brees.
Fantasy football players to drop heading into Week 3, including Drew Brees. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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There are a ton of great waiver wire targets in fantasy football as we head into Week 3, but adding those players doesn't come without a cost.

You'll need to find players on your team to drop to make room for those additions. It's not always just as simple as dropping whoever hasn't score much through two weeks, either. It's important to focus on dropping players who don't bring you much long-term upside either.

With that in mind, here are three fantasy football players to drop this week to make room for waiver wire pickups.

1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rob Gronkowski's low volume through two games in Tampa makes him a player to drop in fantasy football.
Rob Gronkowski's low volume through two games in Tampa makes him a player to drop in fantasy football. / Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Whether you want to attribute it to a decline in play of Bruce Arians' offensive scheme, Rob Gronkowski is clearly not going to be a big part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense in 2020. Tom Brady has attempted 71 passes through two games in Tampa, and Gronk has just 4 targets. That doesn't even make him Tampa's TE1, as O.J. Howard has 9 targets so far. It's an easy move to cut ties with Gronkowski at this point.

2. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

Drew Brees is safe to drop in fantasy football after struggling through two weeks.
Drew Brees is safe to drop in fantasy football after struggling through two weeks. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Fantasy football's QB22 through two weeks, Drew Brees has posted 14.4 and 14.5 fantasy points in his first two starts of 2020. Playing without his top receiver in Michael Thomas, it could also be a while before we see much of a bounce-back. The QB position is so replaceable in fantasy football that there's really no point in letting Brees clog up bench space.

3. Sony Michel, RB, New England Patriots

Sony Michel's tiny role in the Patriots' offense makes him an easy player to drop in fantasy football.
Sony Michel's tiny role in the Patriots' offense makes him an easy player to drop in fantasy football. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Sony Michel looked like he could end up the New England Patriots' top early down RB heading into the season, but this backfield is clearly a full-on committee. Michel has not played more than 30 percent of the team's offensive snaps in either of his two games, and he has just a combined 17 carries for 56 yards, with 0 receptions on 1 target.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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