Happy Halloween: Players Too Spooky To Hold Onto

Happy Halloween from us here at Top 2! We’re at the mid-point of the NFL season and by now you should know where your fantasy roster stands amongst your opponents. However, some NFL players have some strange things happening to them. Martavis Bryant might as well be in the upside down with the month that he’s had. If you have these players on your roster, then you probably have no idea what to make of their first 8 weeks.

Fear not, here is what you should do with these mystery men:

hide and seek

Look at how much fun the Steelers are having….without Martavis

Martavis Bryant (Owned in 60 percent of leagues): Let us start with the aforementioned Steeler Wide Receiver. I don’t like it; I just don’t like the situation that has unfolded for Bryant in Pittsburgh. His playing time has dipped which even included a healthy inactive status last Sunday against the Lions AND Juju Smith-Schuster has emerged as a threat in the passing game for the Steelers offense. Bryant asked for a trade but will not get one as the deadline has passed and the Steelers have said no to teams calling. Bryant may have a game or two where he has double-digit fantasy points but this season is not going well and, with the emergence of Juju, it’s not going to get any better. The Call: Too Spooky, drop him.

Terrelle Pryor (Owned in 74 percent of leagues): Boy was I wrong on Pryor taking a one-year prove-it deal in Washington and making the most of having a good QB. Pryor has been a mess this season. He’s dropping passes, can’t finish routes and ultimately looks lost in the Redskins offense. Normally I would say patience is key when it comes to players as talented as Pryor but he just looks awful right now (zero catches on Sunday against a weak Dallas secondary). The Call: Too Spooky, drop him.

 Matthew Stafford (Owned in 88 percent of leagues): So if you’re in a 12-team league or a 2QB league then I understand you’re not dropping him. However, in 10-team leagues, Stafford just isn’t cutting it. The Lions offense looked awful Sunday against the Steelers and they have been a big disappointment after starting out 2-0. Currently the 12th best QB in fantasy, Stafford is certainly not match-up proof and once we’re beyond the bye weeks, he’s barely worth a roster spot. If you have a need elsewhere like RB, WR or TE then you should ditch Stafford. The Call: Too Spooky, drop him.


 Any Green Bay offensive player not named Jordy Nelson and Aaron Jones: This is just a state of the team type of warning. Brett Hundley is just not a good QB. I know the Saints have improved on Defense but Hundley just looked terrible. I don’t know if it was because we went from Aaron Rodgers to Brett Hundley but it looks bad. It’s like going from Filet Mignon to Rump Roast real quick. I’m not even a big fan of Nelson after the Rodgers injury but you have to believe he has the best chance to be somewhat of a WR2 even with Hundley. Aaron Jones deserves to be the RB and you have to roster him because quite frankly there just aren’t enough good RBs. Ty Montgomery is not and never will be a good running back. He is a Swiss army knife player on offense and he only really works if Rodgers is the QB. Even then he hasn’t really panned out. The Call: Too Spooky, drop them all.

 Sammy Watkins (Owned in 78.8 percent of leagues): This is a frustrating case because the Rams have been resurgent on offense. Watkins has had a tough time getting the ball in Los Angeles and here is where I will preach patience. Watkins came to the Rams extremely late and is still learning the playbook. He just had a bye week so that should’ve helped him out a bit when it comes to learning the playbook plus building a rapport with Jared Goff. I’m not saying start him this week against the Giants but I would hold onto him as the Rams gear up for a playoff run. That means they’ll be playing meaningful football late in the season. They’ll need Watkins for that. The Call: Not Spooky, have a treat.

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Matt Hicks

Matt’s writing is focused on dynasty and devy fantasy football. He loves blending his experience writing research in the field of education with fantasy football stats. Matt currently lives in Baltimore, MD and graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. You can follow Matt on Twitter: @TheFF_Educator

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