Fantasy Football: One Potential Cut Candidate for Every NFC Team
In a short time, our attention will turn to big-money free agents and rookies, as an NFL offseason of roster construction goes into overdrive. But it should be remembered that the next few weeks will be rife with trepidation for a lot of veterans, especially those for whom the guaranteed portions of their contracts have been exhausted. Players who haven't performed up to their salaries may be asked to take a pay cut to remain on the roster, while others may be cut loose altogether.
With this in mind, we're taking a look at one potential fantasy-relevant cut candidate from each team. We tackled the AFC last week, and we'll go through the NFC in this piece.
Throughout the article, we'll use a metric called Net Expected Points (NEP), which is an in-house metric we use to evaluate teams and players. Not all plays are created equal, and NEP allows us to differentiate the value between a 10-yard completion on 3rd and 8 and a 10-yard completion on 3rd and 12. In addition to that, we'll also look at Success Rate, which is the percentage of plays that positively impact NEP.
References to cap savings and dead money come from OverTheCap.com.