As yesterday we did the players to add/pick up for your fantasy team, it's time to talk about the player that you need to drop. We will pick the top three of players you need to get rid of due to injury or just their overall play. If you want to check out yesterday's blog, click here.
Note: This isn't in order
Boone Jenner (RW) - Columbus Blue Jackets
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -13.2 (50.2%)
Don't let the awesome photo above fool you; he is having an awful season. I feel bad for Blue Jacket fans, with talent like Boone Jenner, Cam Atkinson, Ryan Murray, Seth Jones and also with strong veteran presences like Brandon Dubinsky, Nick Foligno and ex Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad they really should be doing better. I remember watching Jenner in Juniors and loving how he played, but now he has been demoted to the FOURTH line with one assist and a minus 5. This just shows everything I have ever known about John Tortorella, and that is how awful of a coach he is for your fantasy players to have behind their bench and after this start, it's time to leave Boone and pick up someone else (check out yesterdays blog).
Jeff Zatkoff (G) - Los Angeles Kings
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -15 (9.9%)
Jeff Zatkoff was taken off during Kings' practice with a groin injury and has been put on the IR. It is still unclear how he will be out for but to keep him on your team right now is a waste of space. Also, you have to take into consideration if Peter Budaj can play well does Zatkoff walk in and get the starting job back (assuming he comes back before Quick)? Lastly, the people who have him on their team don't have him due to his ability; it's because he's the goalie of a top team. So losing him for Budaj won't make any difference because who ever plays WILL get wins.
Jacob Trouba (D) - Winnipeg Jets
Owned Percentage Increase/Decrease : -10.6 (33.8%)
Jacob Trouba is a great player don't get me wrong. I remember going up to Michigan and seeing him in college, and he has so much talent, but at some point, you need to realize some people are just handicapped by a bad attitude and greed. Trouba hasn't played this season due to asking to be traded, and the Jets have not yet traded him. He wants more minutes, but as their third best right handed defensemen it will be tough. Even though many teams want the young promising defensemen, the Jets seem to be holding out for him to sign or for a blockbuster deal. Trouba needs to either sign or the Jets need to let him go because this is becoming a circus and these are the type of players you NEED to stay away from.
Note: IF Trouba doesn't play before Dec. 1, he will not be able to play for the rest of the 2016/17 Season.
If you have any other fringe players you want to know about dropping, you can always tweet us at DST_Tweets. Thank you for everyone who gets involved whether on Twitter, through the comment section or Reddit. All of the support means the world to me, and I hope we will all be celebrating our Fantasy Hockey titles at the end of the year.