5 Fantasy Football Players to Drop After Week 1

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Week 1 Fantasy Football Drops

Week 1 Fantasy Football Drops
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If your fantasy football team performed anything like mine in Week 1, you'll be making some big-time roster changes in preparation for Week 2. If you have any of the players on this list, you'd be wise to put them on the waiver wire for some other woeful fantasy soul to claim.

There are always surprises in fantasy football every week of every season, but there were several players expected to have relatively big games who just…didn't. Some of them have good reasons, which is why they should be kept on fantasy teams in all leagues while others just showed they're not viable fantasy options. If you have any of them on your team, do yourself a favor and get rid of them now.

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Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger
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The Titans' defense gave up the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2012, yet Ben Roethlisberger couldn't even muster 200 yards against them and toss an interception to offset his lone touchdown. Put simply, the Steelers' offense looked awful in Week 1.

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Chris Ivory

Chris Ivory
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Chris Ivory was thought to be a big-time breakout candidate this year, but he all but laid an egg in Week 1 with 15 measly yards on 10 carries. To make matters worse, Bilal Powell had more carries, yards and caught four passes. Ivory is toast in the Jets' woeful offense.

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Zach Sudfeld

Zach Sudfeld
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Well, so much for Zach Sudfeld being the primary fill-in for Rob Gronkowski in the Patriots' offense. The backup tight end was targeted once and didn't catch a single pass in Week 1. On top of that, he reportedly has a strained hamstring. Go ahead and free up a roster spot by dropping this clown.

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Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen
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Shane Vereen was one of only two running backs to eclipse 100 yards in Week 1, but he'll miss at least a month with wrist surgery following his big performance. If you can afford to stash him, that's great, but otherwise he won't be useful for a while.

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Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram
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Mark Ingram was supposed to finally be the man in New Orleans this year, but he was the least productive running back for the Saints in Week 1, tallying 11 measly yards on nine carries. It's obvious he won't get the work needed to be viable in fantasy land this year.

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