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Fantasy Football Players to Drop: Deon Jackson, Allen Lazard, Darnell Mooney, Alec Pierce (Week 3)

Fantasy Football Players to Drop: Deon Jackson, Allen Lazard, Darnell Mooney, Alec Pierce (Week 3)

Let’s take a look at players our analysts consider on the fringe as you weigh your waiver wire additions for the week. And find our full Week 3 fantasy football waiver wire advice article here.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Drop or Hold?

Droppable

Deon Jackson started at running back for the Colts in Week 1 and played 71% of the team’s offensive snaps. In Week 2, Zack Moss returned from a broken arm, and Jackson played zero offensive snaps. Moss played 56-of-57 offensive snaps in Week 2, so he’s clearly the main man in Indy — at least until Jonathan Taylor comes back. Jackson has no fantasy value.

No Aaron Rodgers means no fantasy viability for Allen Lazard, period.

Darnell Mooney had 4-53-1 on seven targets in Week 1, but he didn’t draw a single target in Week 2. D.J. Moore is clearly the lead receiver in Chicago, and the Bears’ popgun passing attack can’t support more than one fantasy-viable receiver. Feel free to swap out Mooney for a more valuable asset.

Through the first two weeks of the season, Alec Pierce has drawn five targets and has 3-33-0. The Colts are going to be a run-first team, and Michael Pittman is the alpha receiver. Pierce’s skill set may eventually pair well with QB Anthony Richardson‘s cannon arm, but it seems unlikely Pierce will do much in 2023.

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