in most fantasy football leagues, it is time for the playoffs to start. There are a few players who should be nowhere near a starting lineup in the playoffs.
If you are in a seasonal league and you managed to qualify for the playoffs, you need to consider other options the rest of the way. If you are in a dynasty league, I would be willing to send these guys away for pennies on the dollars.
All three of these guys, who many fantasy players loved coming into this season, have been colossal flops. And there is no more room for excuses with any of them. Whether it be a bad offense, bad play-calling, bad coaching, etc., those excuses can be tolerated no longer.
These guys, just aren't very good for your fantasy team.
Alexander Mattison, RB, Minnesota Vikings
When the Vikings chose to move on from Dalvin Cook this offseason, fantasy players were rushing to grab Alexander Mattison. At the time, it made a lot of sense. He had always been a solid backup and now, at 25 years old, was becoming the clear lead back in the offense.
It has not translated to success.
Mattison has not had a single 100-yard rushing game this season and is averaging only 3.9 yards per carry. In addition, and most troubling, he has not scored a rushing touchdown all year (he has three receiving touchdowns).
This is not the kind of production that anyone had in mind for Mattison this season but when you look at his output, it's clearly a trend. He has rushed for less than 50 yards in eight games this season.
In addition, he had an ankle injury against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday, so that may force owners to sit him, which they should do voluntarily.