The best compliment to a Thanksgiving food coma, is a post-Thanksgiving leftovers food coma. Call up Uncle Lenny because for this week’s drop candidates, it’s time for a healthy heaping of seconds.
Roster percentages are NFL.com, Yahoo, and ESPN
SECOND ENTRIES IN THIS YEAR’S CUT LIST
RUSSELL WILSON (49.3%, 62%, 52%)
Not having Jerry Jeudy or KJ Hamler is not a good enough excuse for this offense to be so bad. Maybe it would be if these cellar-dwelling performances weren’t the norm all year.
19-for-35 passing, for just 142 yards and one score; I don’t know when the offensive ineptness will end for the Broncos, but there’s no reason to think it’ll happen before year’s end.
DEVIN DUVERNAY (25.9%, 54%, 36%)
One week removed from being in Demarcus Robinson‘s shadow, Duvernay got outproduced by DeSean Jackson this past weekend versus the Jaguars.
While Duvernay caught three balls for just 23 yards, Jackson looked to be eating away at Devin’s work stretching the field, with two catches for 74 yards.
Mark Andrews is typically the only fantasy-reliable receiving option on the Ravens and even he got overshadowed by Josh Oliver this week. There have to be better options on your wire than Duvernay.
ROBERT TONYAN (29%, 37%, 35%)
Whether Aaron Rodgers is dealing with an injury or not, Tonyan is not getting the looks to warrant anything above streaming consideration, and even that’s a question mark.
After some expected Tonyan to be a dependable safety valve for Rodgers with such a young and new wide receiver group, he’s only had more than 37 yards receiving in one game this year (Week 6 versus the Jets). That game is undeniably an outlier.
DAWSON KNOX (73.5%, 86%, 80%)
Not everyone can flourish in the Bills’ offense, even as explosive as it is, and Knox looks like he can’t find a sustainable enough role.
Knox’s two receptions, on two targets, in a juicy matchup, reminds us why the middling TE2 could easily disappoint our fantasy hopes down the stretch.
AND A PLATE TO TAKE HOME…
ANY RAMS OFFENSIVE PLAYER
Cooper Kupp was already on IR. Now LA loses Allen Robinson for the rest of the season to a foot injury, and the word is, Matthew Stafford might be shutting it down for the year (though that word got squashed quickly).
Alright, so maybe Kupp can give a couple of starter-worthy fantasy games during the fantasy playoffs assuming Stafford is back under center, but with the Rams’ season basically lost, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the chance that maybe Stafford (or even Kupp) aren’t hurried back into this lost season.
The Rams’ 2022 offense was not strong enough to sustain this level of injury. The offensive line sucked, the running game sucked, and now the passing game is close to cooked.
Leftover Rams like John Wolford, Bryce Perkins, and Van Jefferson are going to need a Christmas miracle to bring this offense to fantasy relevance if they lead the way.