Earlier in the week we took a look at waiver wire targets and fantasy Football trade targets. In this article I'm going to take a look at four fantasy players who can be dropped after a disappointing week 8.

1. Martellus Bennett.

The Patriots tight end doesn't have much fantasy value with Rob Gronkowksi back in the lineup. Gronk had more than 100 receiving yards and scored a touchdown in week 8, while Bennett managed to catch just four passes for 35 receiving yards. He only caught one pass in the week before and has clearly lost a significant amount of value since the return of Brady and Gronk.

2. Michael Floyd.

No, Floyd was not injured in week 8. And yes, he did not receive a single target. Floyd hasn't scored double digit fantasy points in a single game this season and that won't change with Palmer spreading the ball around to all his receivers. Drop Floydright now and find someone better.

3. Cole Beasley.

Wait, don't drop him in PPR fantasy leagues! Beasley should only be dropped in standard leagues where players aren't rewarded for receptions. Dez Bryant's return gives the Cowboys a far better option at the receiver position, something that will only hurt Beasley's fantasy value this season. If you don't want to drop him, consider a trade before Beasley's value completely dissipates.

4. Eli Manning.

The Giants quarterback scored just seven fantasy points in his last outing and now faces an Eagles defense that has been fantastic at forcing turnovers all season. Manning shouldn't be on any roster in 10 team leagues or less, but should obviously be retained in two quarterback fantasy leagues and 12 team leagues.

5. Chris Thompson.

He was a popular waiver wire addition last week, but clearly didn't deserve that title. Thompson scored just 3 fantasy points in week 8 and won't be very helpful to fantasy owners during or after the bye week. Rob Kelley and Matt Jones are both ahead of him on the depth chart and should very clearly be prioritized over Thompson, who no longer retains any value in the fantasy world unless another injury happens.

Follow the page NFL
Don't miss our page on Facebook!