Fantasy Football Week 6: Cut List rankings as you prepare for waiver-wire adds

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What is the Cut List? 

The Cut List is our baseline guide for who you can drop off your Fantasy rosters. We've arranged the cut candidates by position, then by how deep of leagues a player is cut-able in. This will help you in small leagues (10 teams or less), large leagues (14-plus teams) and the more commonly known 12-team formats. Players owned in less than 20 percent of CBS Sports leagues are typically not included on the list. 

Please note: It's never a good idea to cut a player for no reason. Fantasy owners should only cut players they don't envision themselves using in exchange for players they think they will eventually start. Just because a player you have is on this list does not mean he should immediately be cut. 

Finally, always assume that any player you cut will be considered by everyone else in your league. If you think the player you're cutting is for sure going to get picked up, maybe you shouldn't cut that player.       

Running backs

Player 10-team 12-team 14+team
C.J. Anderson, CAR X X X
LeGarrette Blount, DET X X X
Rex Burkhead, NE X X X
Frank Gore, MIA X X X
Rashaad Penny, SEA X X X
Theo Riddick, DET X X X
Spencer Ware, KC X X X
Jordan Wilkins, IND X X X
Duke Johnson, CLE X X
Peyton Barber, TB X

Derrick Henry, TEN X

Jamaal Williams, GB X

Wide receivers

Player 10-team 12-team 14+team
Kelvin Benjamin, BUF X X X
Dez Bryant, FA X X X
Pierre Garcon, SF X X X
Chris Hogan, NE X X X
Brandon Marshall, SEA X X X
DeVante Parker, MIA X X X
Tyrell Williams, LAC X X X
Keelan Cole, JAC X X
Michael Crabtree, BAL X X
Jamison Crowder, WAS X X
Quincy Enunwa, NYJ X X
Marquise Goodwin, SF X X
Nelson Agholor, PHI X

Randall Cobb, GB X

Ted Ginn, NO X

D.J. Moore, CAR X

Tight ends

Player 10-team 12-team 14+team
Jesse James, PIT X X X
Tyler Kroft, CIN X X X
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, JAC X X X
O.J. Howard, TB X X
Ricky Seals-Jones, ARI X X
Benjamin Watson, NO X X


Player 10-team 12-team 14+team
Sam Darnold, NYJ X X X
Ryan Fitzpatrick, TB X X X
Case Keenum, DEN X X X
Dak Prescott, DAL X X X
Ryan Tannehill, MIA X X X
Alex Smith, WAS X X
Eli Manning, NYG X

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