You just got done with the waiver claims, but still want to tinker with your team’s roster to get the perfect combo while heading into week 8. Our JF discusses who to cut and who to trade in the first installment of ‘Cut Bait’.
DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart – Now I’m not saying that you cut either from your team outright like you should do, with say Ochocinco, but neither should be in your starting lineup regularly if you have aspirations for a championship. If you combine both of their numbers you get an RB2. Until the Panthers show they can/want to run the ball they should remain on your bench. We recommend trying to pawn them off in a trade.
Jared Cook – Going into this season Cook was suppose to have a break out year. Well that hasn’t happen so far. Cook has a total of 230 yards and 2 touchdowns and one of those came on an 80 yard catch and run. Take that pass out and Cook is averaging 3 points a game.
Donald Driver – Mike McCarthy will probably come after me after I write this, but Driver should’ve be kicked off of your team – even in 14 team and larger leagues – long time ago. In the past couple years Driver has taken a back seat to Jennings but now has regressed to the 4th option for Aaron Rodgers. Driver only has 13 catches for 107 yards and 2 TD’s. His glory days are long gone.
Others on the verge that should be cut or traded off of your team –
LaDainian Tomlinson – The only way he should be on your team is you really wanted to handcuff him to Shonn Greene.
Joseph Addai – With Addai’s injury Delone Carter has shown what he can do and should keep the starting job for the pathetic Colts. Breaking down more and more every year.
Sam Bradford – I can see the argument for keeping Bradford. But food for thought, he’s got a high ankle sprain and could conceivably miss the next two games or more. He is probably your bye quarterback, but by the time you need him, he’s just trying to play himself in shape and getting used to the new receiver in town. Not ideal. If someone like Andy Dalton is on the waiver wire, he will be the more ‘for sure’ option at this point.