2011 NFL Fantasy: Players We Need to Let Go

Larry LawsonContributor IOctober 15, 2011

2011 NFL Fantasy: Players We Need to Let Go

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    Nostalgia. This is typically what we feel when we want to hold on to something that we need to let go, but deem more valuable then it actually may be.

    This year, because of whatever reasons, there are players that are simply under performing. Now entering Week 6, it is time to take a good long look at our teams going forward and trade or outright release some of our veterans.

    Here is my list and suggestions of those players.

Dallas Clark

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    Clark is owned by more than 90 percent of leagues and has been anemic for most of the season. There are many more productive TE's than Clark, and now is the time to get rid of him while you can.

Steven Jackson

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    Steven Jackson's performances are embarrassing to say the very least. Jackson has 23 carries in four games and averaging six points per game.

    His final three games are against stout run defenses, so trade him while you can.

Anquan Boldin

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    Boldin is ranked as the 50th best wideout in the league. He is getting some targets, but nothing worthy of being owned by 99 percent of the league. He is a third WR at best. If you can trade him, do it.

Josh Freeman

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    Freeman was one of the consistent quarterbacks last year. He has thrown six picks in five games and has yet to throw for 300 yards in a game. If he is at your helm, try to find someone who will trade with you.

Rashard Mendenhall

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    Mendenhall is coming off an injury and is averaging 43 yards per game. I thought he was one of the most consistent players and one of safest draft picks going into the season.

    With an average of 5.3 fantasy points per game, it's time find a new running back while you can.

Brandon Lloyd

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    Lloyd was inconsistent with a better passing quarterback. Now with Tebow at the helm, trade him on his bye week. It is your best chance.

C.J. Spiller

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    C.J. is still owned by more than 67 percent of the league. With great performances by Fred Jackson, it doesn't seem like Spiller will get too much playing time this year barring an injury.

    It is time to get rid of him for someone more productive.