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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Advice: Drop or Hold?
The Jets’ offense can’t seem to support one fantasy-viable running back, let alone two. Breece Hall is a star in the making, while Cook is clearly in the twilight of an outstanding career. You won’t have any regrets about dropping Cook.
The plodding A.J. Dillon wasn’t able to provide fantasy value even when Aaron Jones missed Weeks 2-3 with a hamstring injury. Dillon is averaging 2.7 yards per carry, and he’s had three receptions in four games. Now that Jones is healthy again, Dillon has virtually zero fantasy value and isn’t worth keeping on your roster.
Josh Reynolds worked his way into flex consideration over the first four weeks of the season, but now that Lions WR Jameson Williams is being allowed to make an early return from a gambling suspension, Reynolds’ fantasy value is diluted.
Droppable with a chance of regret
When Javonte Williams sustained a hip injury on Sunday, it was undrafted free agent rookie Jaleel McLaughlin, not Samaje Perine, who provided a spark from the RB position. If Williams misses more than a game or two, it’s possible Perine will split work 50/50 with McLaughlin or even get a majority of the RB touches. But it’s also possible that McLaughlin’s Week 5 mini-breakout is for real and he’s about to completely marginalize Perine. If byes have you in a pinch this week and you have to drop a player or two to make room for new additions, Perine can be thrown overboard.
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