Regan's Rumblings: Dropped Players Worth a Look
Regan's Rumblings: Dropped Players Worth a Look

This article is part of our Regan's Rumblings series.

Should I drop Kris Bryant?

Is Vlad Jr. a bust?

Should I trade Eloy Jimenez in my keeper league for Mike Minor?

It's natural to be frustrated when guys in whom we invest heavily get off to slow starts. These scenarios typically leave owners with four options:

1.      Keep starting a cold player in the hopes he'll come out of it.

2.      Keep him but bench him until he heats up.

3.      Drop him.

4.      Trade him, likely for less than you could have received earlier in the year.

For this week's piece, I'll take a look at a handful of guys who have seen their ESPN ownership percentages drop the most over the last week. Depending on the format and/or size of your league, this could represent an opportunity to grab a guy off the wire for free, or perhaps engineer a buy-low type of deal.

Jose Leclerc, RP, TEX

Last week ownership percentage: 81%

This week ownership percentage: 67%

Shawn Kelley is the reliever to own in Texas right now, followed by Chris Martin, but is Leclerc worth holding onto? In 10 or even 12-team mixed leagues with few bench slots, perhaps not, but the Rangers have every incentive to get Leclerc back into the role after signing him to a four-year extension this offseason. Leclerc has struggled with a 7.71 ERA this season, but in his first outing since losing his job, Leclerc retired the side, striking out a pair against the Blue

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David Regan
David Regan is a six-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner, including the 2015 Baseball Article of the Year.
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