Paul Charchian's Top Drops - Week 8

Isaiah Crowell – Cleveland faces the toughest remaining schedule against the run. Isaiah Crowell won't have a starter's grade from me at any point over the next month: Ari, @Cin, @Pit, Bye.  What's more, he's only got one positive matchup the rest of the way, Week 14 against San Francisco.  Also, he's being out-produced by Robert Turbin (on the ground) and Duke Johnson (via the air).

Rashad Jennings – Something called Orleans Darwka got more snaps, touches, touchdowns, and yards than Rashad Jennings last week. I don't see Jennings finding his way back into a clear cut starter's spot. He's averaging a paltry 3.7 yards per carry, and he hasn't topped 63 rushing yards in a game. He's not getting the job done, and Darkwa means that we're looking at a four-headed committee in New York.

Thomas Rawls – As he's proven, Thomas Rawls is a damn good runner.  But, the reality is that the Seahawks are going to pound Marshawn Lynch with 80-90% of their carries.  Lynch rarely gets hurt, so it's hard to see a scenario where Rawls gets enough carries to warrant a roster spot.  For years, Lynch owners have wasted rosters spots on needless handcuffs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin. Rawls looks like the next guy in line.

Alfred Morris – Alfred Morris' season hit a new low last Sunday as he only managed 5 rushing yards against the Buccaneers.  Allow me to emphasize the key points of that last sentence: 5 and Buccaneers.  He's averaging just 3.3 yards per carry, and he's scored zero times this year. He's on bye this week, and it's an easy decision to jettison him for a bye week fill-in.

Tevin Coleman – Devonta Freeman isn't going back to the bench anytime soon.  The only reason to consider keeping Coleman is that Freeman's usage is so high that his likelihood of injury is also high.

Knile Davis – Even with Jamaal Charles out, Knile Davis has been absolutely invisible with just seven touches over the past two weeks.

Colin Kaepernick – For some reason, Colin Kaepernick is still rostered in 70% of leagues.  Sure, you can hope and pray for garbage time stats, but that's a risky proposition, even in ideal scenarios.  Worse, Kaepernick's schedule for the next month makes him unstartable for the next month: @StL, Atl, Bye, @Sea.

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