Players to Drop in Fantasy Football for Week 3 Waiver Pickups

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As important as it is to find the top fantasy football waiver pickups for Week 3, adding those players comes with a cost.

You'll also need to find players on your team to drop to make these additions. It's not always as simple as dropping your players who put up the lowest fantasy scores either, as a deeper look at workload and matchups could reveal them to be bounce-back candidates moving forward.

With that in mind, let's look at four fantasy football players to drop this week to make room for waiver wire pickups.

4. Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles

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Jordan Howard is still owned in 68 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, but it's time for owners to cut their losses. Part of his offseason appeal came from the idea that he'd likely at least open the season as the starter over rookie Miles Sanders, but the Philadelphia Eagles have already shown a clear preference for Sanders. Howard has played fewer than half as many snaps as Sanders (35 to 71), and even Darren Sproles (51) is significantly out-snapping Howard. There aren't many situations in which you want a team's No. 3 RB on your fantasy football roster, and this one is no exception.

3. Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints

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One of the two big injuries at the QB position this week, it's not quite as obvious what to do with Drew Brees, who is expected to miss about six weeks, as with Ben Roethlisberger, who is done for the year. It's still not an especially tough decision with Brees though. The QB position tends to be deep with solid streaming options on the waiver wire every week, and even at full health Brees isn't a can't-miss fantasy producer. There's no reason to crowd your bench with an injured Brees.

2. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts

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Don't let Eric Ebron's Week 2 touchdown get you too excited. He's been on the field for only 43.7 percent of the Indianapolis Colts' offensive snaps this season, and his 59 snaps played put him closer to the team's No. 3 TE Mo Alie-Cox (37) than to Jack Doyle (94). He's second on the team in targets, but Jacoby Brissett is really spreading the ball around, and Ebron's seven targets aren't exactly something to write home about. Limited playing time and 3.5 targets per game leave you with little reason to keep Ebron on your roster.

1. Jimmy Graham, TE, Green Bay Packers

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Fringe fantasy football tight ends are a dime a dozen, and players like Jimmy Graham only really need to be considered on a week-to-week, matchup-to-matchup basis in 12-team leagues. After scoring a TD in Week 1, Graham was held to zero fantasy points with no receptions on only two targets in Week 2. He draws another tough matchup against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, in which you're not going to want to start him, and there isn't a ton of value in hanging on to a low-ceiling backup tight end on your bench.

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