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Fantasy Football Week 6 Cut List: Josh Palmer, Tyler Boyd on the Chopping Block?

This week’s cut list contains familiar faces, though not all of them are in the same position.

Roster percentages are NFL.com, Yahoo, and ESPN

JOSH PALMER (2.3%, 30%, 36%)

With Keenan Allen‘s return on the horizon, Palmer had prime opportunities to step up and succeed. His 3-24-0 line against the Browns in week 5 marks a two-week stretch where his production hasn’t come close to the snaps he’s played on a high-powered Justin Herbert-led offense.

Maybe, I’m sticking a fork in it before it’s done here, but even if Allen doesn’t return this week, the Chargers are showing they can be successful with minimal help from Palmer. The young wideout proved to only have FLEX upside through four games with Keenan Allen out of the lineup.

ROBERT WOODS (78.4%, 73%, 72%)

A re-hash of Week 3, Woods is still on way too many fantasy rosters. If that wasn’t apparent before, it’s inexcusable now after being unable to exploit the Washington Commanders’ 19th-ranked passing defense. Without Treylon Burks around to take targets away, Woods could only produce a 4-37-0 line and doesn’t have the upside at this point in his career to justify FLEX consideration in such a mediocre Titans air attack.

NELSON AGHOLOR (1.8%, 8%, 11%)

His Week 6 goose egg can be attributed to his early exit due to a hamstring injury. But still, an explosive Week 2 is not enough to ignore that Agholor doesn’t have enough overall volume to warrant fantasy roster spots. Plus, the Patriots ‘aerial attack’ can’t sustain more than just Jakobi Meyers right now.

GET THE SCISSORS READY…

TYLER BOYD (28.6%, 56%, 61%)

With Tee Higgins nursing an injury most of the game against the Ravens, it was Hayden Hurst (6/53/1) who saw an uptick in production, not Boyd. Hurst has as many targets through five games as last year’s top Cincy tight end option C.J. Uzomah did through nine. If this trend continues, it’s going to be too difficult to trust Boyd in fantasy lineups, and prone to cutting loose to chase better upside elsewhere on the waiver wire.

ELIJAH MOORE (73.2%, 72%, 77%)

After bursting onto the scene as a rookie last year, he’s failed to rekindle that momentum, whether it’s Joe Flacco at quarterback, or Zach Wilson.

To be fair, no Jets receiver has been great in the stat sheets with Zach back, but Moore already had to overcome Garrett Wilson’s arrival, and at this point a rebound is no guarantee.

STRIKE TWO: ALLEN ROBINSON (61.9%, 80%, 75%)

There are still arguments that can be made for rookies who could perhaps see an uptick in usage later in the season on their way to late fantasy relevance. A-Rob does not have that excuse. Once again, Cooper Kupp got his in Week 5 versus the Cowboys, Robinson didn’t, and the Rams lost. A-Rob needs to start making a difference for L.A. to get wins because relying just on Kupp and even Ben Skowronek isn’t enough.

If Robinson can’t get anything going against the Panthers in Week 6, that’ll be strike three. The Rams get the 49ers and the Buccaneers after a Week 7 bye and I don’t know how much longer they can afford to get next to nothing out of their WR2 before mixing things up.

IF YOU HAVEN’T CUT YET, MIGHT AS WELL WAIT…

MATT RYAN (13.1%, 30%, 15%)

After five weeks, we’re reaching the point where if you’ve held on to certain players, it almost doesn’t make sense to drop them now simply because their lack of production just isn’t sustainable.

Another Week 3 Cut List re-hash, Ryan’s struggle to maintain low-end QB2 numbers has directly correlated to games where either Jonathan Taylor or top wideout Michael Pittman was out and if you haven’t cut Ryan loose yet, it may be prudent to keep him around just in case chemistry can start improving. Weeks 7-10 offer opportunities to right the ship against beatable defenses (Titans, Commanders, Patriots, Raiders).

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