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Players to Drop for Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups in Fantasy Football

Jason Schandl
Players you can drop from your fantasy football team in Week 14 to make room for waiver wire adds, including Devonta Smith.
Players you can drop from your fantasy football team in Week 14 to make room for waiver wire adds, including Devonta Smith. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The fantasy football playoffs are fast approaching, and you can't afford to waste a single roster spot.

Every waiver wire pickup is crucial at this stage, and knowing how to make roster space for those adds is key.

Week 14 Waiver Wire

You don't want to cut ties with high-upside players, but you also don't want duds hanging around taking up valuable bench space.

Fantasy Football Players to Drop

With that in mind, here are three players, all rostered in at least 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues, that you can drop to make space for Week 14 wavier wire pickups.

1. Devonta Smith, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

After his strong start to the year, Devonta Smith's involvement in the Philadelphia Eagles' offense has dropped sharply. After averaging 7.6 targets per game across his first seven, he's averaged just 4.8 per game over his last six. His three lowest snap counts of the season have also come in those last six games, suggesting it's not just the Eagles' shift in play-calling that is phasing him out of the offense. With a bye in Week 14, there's no real reason to stash Smith any longer.

2. Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos

Courtland Sutton's drop in usage has been even worse than Smith's. Jerry Jeudy returned to action in Week 8, and since then Sutton has clearly lost his Alpha WR status in the Denver Broncos' offense. He's averaged just 1.8 receptions for 22.0 yards on 3.6 targets per game across those five contests. Even Tim Patrick (2.6 receptions and 39.6 yards on 4.4 targets per game) has been more involved than Sutton during that time.

3. Carson Wentz, QB, Indianapolis Colts

Carson Wentz is one bye in Week 14, and he's just not worth stashing due to his tough fantasy football playoff schedule. He returns in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, who have allowed the NFL's second-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks. Then in Week 16 he gets the Arizona Cardinals, who have allowed the third-fewest. Clogging an important bench spot with a quarterback for three weeks in hopes that you get a middling starter in your championship week is just not worth it.

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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.