Fantasy Football 2013: 3 Wide Receivers Worth Dropping from Your Team

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It’s been three full weeks of the fantasy football season. At this point, you have a good idea of which players are performing well and which are not. You look to the waiver wire to see who’s the hot new player worth adding. In order to add them, you drop a backup tight end or fifth running back. There are other players you should be dropping, but you don’t because of where you drafted them.

Why would you drop a wide receiver drafted in the seventh or eight round? You may need them for bye weeks for injuries. However, I’m here to tell you that you should. It doesn’t matter when you drafted them. If those players are not performing at the level you expected, why hold onto them? Let someone else deal with their two or three fantasy points.

Here are three wide receivers worth dropping from your team.

Lance Moore: The 30-year-old wideout is in his ninth year with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints’ passing attack has a lot of targets — Marques Colston, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, the returning Robert Meachem and rookies Nick Toon and Kenny Stills.

As a result, Moore’s numbers are horrible. In three games, he has four receptions, 44 yards, no touchdowns and three fantasy points. He’s ranked 110 among receivers according to ESPN, yet he’s still owned in 89.3 percent of leagues. Because of the amount of weapons at Drew Brees‘ disposal and poor production so far, Moore is not worth holding onto.

Kenny Britt: The Tennessee Titans wide receiver is owned in 89.9 percent of ESPN leagues. He is tied with Moore with only three fantasy points and ranked 110 among wideouts. His future was bright after posting 775 yards and nine touchdowns in only 12 games in the 2010 season. However, he’s been on a decline ever since.

Britt is now dealing with fractured ribs, leaving him questionable for Week 4. His receptions per target percentage is at a lowly 33 percent. In addition, he’s seems to have fallen behind Nate Washington and Kendall Wright in Jake Locker‘s depth chart. He has a good matchup this week against the New York Jets, but it may be too little, too late.

Greg Jennings: The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver’s struggles have more to do with his quarterback and not himself. Christian Ponder has 691 yards, two touchdowns and five interceptions. Jennings did have a good game in Week 2 against the Chicago Bears, posting five receptions for 84 yards.

That won’t be enough to be a worthy starter all season. Jennings does not have a touchdown yet, due to the fact that the Minnesota Vikings have two reliable red zone options, Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph. He is still No. 1 on the depth chart, but isn’t producing like one. Don’t expect much if you decide to hold onto him.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.


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