5 Players You Can Drop After Week 5
I’m tired. We’re a little over the month into the NFL season, and already the weekly grind of waiver claims, lineup decisions, and trade offers that range from weird to downright awful have started to wear on me a bit.
If all that wasn’t hard enough, there’s the regular weekly cleaning of the fantasy football roster of figuring out who to drop. With so many players on the cusp of fantasy relevance, it can be exhausting to go through and know which of them are expendable.
That’s why we’re here, though; when you get weary of looking at your roster for the fiftieth time in a day trying to figure out who to drop for that hot new waiver claim, we’re the column that will help you figure that out.
Obviously, guys who suffered season-ending or season-derailing injuries in Week 5 -- running backs Jay Ajayi (ACL) and Corey Grant (Lisfranc) -- need to be dropped, benched, or deactivated to your team’s IR immediately. But we're going to focus on players who saw a smaller-than-expected role or under-performed when given an opportunity.
Here are five guys who can be confidently dropped from your roster after Week 5 in favor of other options.