September 24, 2019 by squish
Written by Gerry Leung
Welcome back to the Week 4 edition of Drop or Cop. Cover boy Mecole Hardman went off last week against the stout Ravens secondary. He should be owned in most leagues now but if he’s still available go and grab him. Also injuries to Saquon and the benching of Eli Manning opens up some nice waiver wire additions for the G Men.
Drew Brees, Darwin Thompson, Donte Moncrief, David Njoku
I hate to put a player of his caliber on this list but Brees will be out 5-6 weeks with a torn ligament in his thumb. You could possibly stash him on your bench if you have an extra spot but there are plenty of good replacements in guys like Josh Allen, Jimmy G, Jameis Winston and Daniel Jones who we will get to. If all goes well, Brees could be back by Week 10 but he would likely still be limited by then.
Many of us hoped Darwin would take on a bigger role this week with Damien Williams sitting out. Disappointingly, Darwin fell all the way down to the teams NO. 4 Running Back. Running behind McCoy and Darrel Williams, it’s safe to drop Thompson in your leagues. He’s a considerable keep in dynasty leagues but don’t expect much production out of him this year.
I’ll take my L here on Moncrief who I was high on coming into the draft. Expected to take on a majority of the target share left behind from Jesse James and Antonio Brown, Moncrief was an inactive in week 3. Rumors are that he may be getting cut from the team and with Big Ben done for the year, it looks like the Steelers could be in a rebuild mode. I still like the player and I’m hoping he possibly turns it around on another team but for the time being he should be dropped in most leagues.
Landing on the IR with a broken wrist, Njoku is a safe drop. Prior to the injury he was running as the Browns 3rd pass catching option. Baker’s early struggles with the offense and poor O line protection also didn’t help Njoku’s outlook either. I didn’t have many shares of Njoku coming into the season and I certainly won’t have any going forward.
Daniel Jones, Wayne Gallman, D.J. Chark, Will Dissly
For those that thought Danny Dimes was just a preseason fluke, look again. The rookie erased all doubts and lead the Giants to 32-31 win over the Bucs. Though the fumbles are going to be an issue, he showed good pocket awareness and tight throws. He finished with 336 yards with 2 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. With Tate returning soon, Jones should have a bunch of weapons in Engram, Shepard and Tate. He has a good shot as a weekly starter after his display in preseason and week 3.
Tough loss for those who drafted Saquon with the No. 1 pick this season. He will be out for several weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Buccaneers last week. He leaves behind a massive work load and target share and Gallman is expected to fill that hole. Now Gallman isn’t anything special but the volume and opportunity he will be seeing makes him a priority waiver wire add.
It won’t be long untill we hear remixes of Baby Shark with D.J. Chark’s name being thrown in there. The Jags had a lot of question marks at the wide receiver position coming in. Most believed that Dede would be the guy but through 3 weeks it’s been the speedster from LSU D.J. Chark. Emerging as the No. 1 wide out, he has now scored a touchdown in every game while hauling in 15 receptions on 18 targets for 277 yards. Chark brings a low floor but high ceiling every week and is worth a waiver wire add.
I think you guys know where I am going here with Dissly. Last week I mentioned that the Cardinals secondary is god awful against Tight Ends and Greg Olson (Core 4 Plays) lit them up for 75 yards and 2 TD’s. The Cardinals look like the team you can stream Tight Ends against every week this season. Dissly finished with 6 catches and a touchdown last week against the Saints. Expect him to produce similar numbers this week against the Cardinals.
As a reminder, the drop list are the players who are no longer must haves on rosters. The cop list consists of players who are worth a roster spot. Check back next week for the latest edition of cop or drop. Good luck this week and feel free to hit me up on twitter with any questions @GK_Leung.