WEEK 8: Which Players Should You DROP This Week In NFL Fantasy Football?

It’s safe to say we faired a bit better on our DROP picks for Week 7 than our START’s, although we can put that down to a couple of the players we choose to drop not actually playing a snap in their respective games!

If you followed our WEEK 7 DROP picks though, you probably ended up choosing a better option which game you quite a few more points than you would’ve got.

Those players we told you to drop last week included:

Jordy Nelson = 1.30 Fantasy points (13 total yards)

Trevor Siemian = 5.68 Fantasy points (207 passing yards, 14 rushing yards, 0 TD, 1 INT and 1 Fumble lost)

T.Y. Hilton = 2.70 Fantasy points (27 total yards)

This week though, we have quite a few teams on Bye Weeks which we have to contend with:

    • Green Bay Packers
    • Arizona Cardinals
    • Jacksonville Jaguars
    • Los Angeles Rams
    • New York Giants
    • Tennessee Titans

Week 8: Which Player Has To Be Dropped In NFL Fantasy This Week?

Each week members of Into The End Zone make their one pick for a player that needs to be dropped from your starting roster in NFL Fantasy Football.

This could be because we hate the match up, they've decided they don't fancy getting points this season so far or because we genuinely want that player to fail this week for our own benefit.
IntoTheEndZone TeamPlayer NamePositionTeam OpponentReason To Drop Them
Thomas Michael ThomasWide ReceiverNew Orleans Saintsvs. Chicago BearsSince the Saints Bye Week in Week 5, Thomas has scored a combined 9.30 points and faces a Chicago Bears team playing great football.
In fact, the Bears haven't allowed an offensive TD in the past 2 weeks. Although that might change against the Saints, I don't see this game being a high scoring one like most of the games including New Orleans.
Neil Melvin Gordon Running back Los Angeles Chargersvs. New England PatriotsBold statement but I think Rivers will be forced to throw the ball in this one. New England will sure things up upfront.
Matt ("Stats")Golden TateWide ReceiverDetroit Lionsvs. Pittsburgh SteelersThe Steelers are hot right now and look as if they have recovered their form after that shock loss to the Jaguars.
Their Defense is the stingiest in the league giving up on average only 147 passing yards per game.
Coming off the bye week can be tough especially after the Lions lost the thriller against the Saints, and I can't see them getting the win this week.
CarterKareem HuntRunning BackKansas City Chiefsvs. Denver BroncosBold decision this one considering Hunt leads the league in rushing, but despite being shocking offensively, Denver has the best rush defense in the league and hasn't given up a single rushing touchdown this season!
RickyRussell WilsonQuarterbackSeattle Seahawksvs. Houston TexansThe Seahawks O Line has been below poor this season, meaning that Wilson has been put under a lot of pressure to get out of the pocket.
This, combined with a tough D line from the Texans, means Wilson will have even less time to make a play and I think he's going to be up against it this week.

Here are our START selections.

What do you make of these selections?

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Post Author: Thomas Stocks

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