Fantasy Football Trash Talk? Mike Tolbert and Other Players You Need To Dump

Ray TannockSenior Analyst IOctober 20, 2010

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10:  Mike Tolbert #35 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during their game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 10, 2010 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Each week in fantasy there are always the mainstay articles that deal with Start-Sit questions and injury updates like this one here.

But we don’t normally come across articles that directly deal with taking to trash out.

This week, I want to take a short look at which players have been garnering the most questions in regard to what to do with them, in an effort to clear the air.

Let’s take a look.

WR, Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars

I feel like a boss about to fire someone, but it is officially safe to get rid of Sims-Walker if you haven’t already. The problem is there are too many issue mounting up, and not enough reasons to suggest otherwise.

The O-line can’t block, the QBs, David Garrard (concussion) and Trent Edwards (thumb), are dealing with some injuries, the ground game has been lack luster and Sims-Walker has been good for maybe four catches a game, and I don’t see anything changing for the better.

RB, Mike Tolbert, Chargers

 This is one guy who has really gained a lot of attention in the past couple of weeks, but his roll in San Diego will significantly drop as the weeks go by, making him dead weight on your roster.

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Tolbert is still considered the goal-line back in San Diego, but with all of the other scoring options in a pass-first offense, I believe Tolbert’s fantasy value will plummet in the next two weeks.

WR, Jason Avant, Eagles

 Avant may not yet be a hot topic in fantasy, but his value just took a significant increase with DeSean Jackson’s injury. Don’t think the Eagles can rely on Jeremy Maclin and Brent Celek alone, this is a team that needs two WRs on the field at all times, and Jason Avant knows the system well.

There are report, now, that Jackson may miss a couple of weeks instead of just one making Avant’s short term value noteworthy. I would take a chance on him if you are in need of a WR.