Running Backs to drop from your fantasy team this week

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SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 25:  Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Seattle Seahawks rushes against the Kansas City Chiefs at CenturyLink Field on August 25, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Eddie Lacy

It’s time to rip off the band aid with some former fantasy football gems. Here are three of those who it’s time to move on from.

Running Backs

Eddie Lacy (Seahawks)

The former Packer’s trade value is almost nothing, and he isn’t helped by an offensive line which is weak at best. The backfield is as crowded as ever in Seattle too, with Chris Carson, Thomas Rawls, and CJ Prosise all fighting for snaps. Lacy was a healthy inactive this past week also.

Eddie Lacy is ready to book a ticket for fantasy free agency, even if you’re not.

Regardless of your reason, remembering the good times in Green Bay? Marshawn Lynch and a decent O-Line are gone. This offense is not capable of producing a 1200-1500 yard rusher with 10 touchdowns, so Lacy is barely worth a roster spot.

 

Matt Forte (Jets)

It’s apparent that Forte’s game is clinically eroding before our eyes. We are not seeing that second effort after collisions. The saddest thing for Forte owners is seeing the former Tulane back gave up receiving duties to Bilal Powell, so he is not even particularly useful in PPR leagues. Any ability to escape is quickly being eclipsed by a crumbling fragility on field.

His touches increased last week against the Raiders, but it won’t last.

 

Jeremy Hill (Bengals)

It’s clear the Bengals do not see Hill as a long term option. Hill is a starter in title only, giving way to a hungry Giovani Bernard and a quickly progressing Joe Mixon. Anything but a Mixon injury will continue to illuminate Cincinnati’s plans to keep Hill on the road to nowhere. Hill is nothing but a handcuff. Not a viable fantasy option in most formats.

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