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Is It Time To Drop Dede Westbrook?

Is It Time To Drop Dede Westbrook?

Dede Westbrook was one of my favorite players coming into 2019. I thought he was the number one on his team and he finally had a competent quarterback throwing him the ball. That all changed when quarterback Nick Foles was injured on the second drive of the season. After a preformance where Westbrook was bailed out with a touchdown and then a terrible week two, we have to answer the question. Is it time to drop Dede Westbrook?

In 2018 Westbrook showed some promise catching 66 of 101 attempts for 717 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2019 through the preseason with Nick Foles he looked great and was the featured wide receiver.

In week one Westbrook went 5 of 6 for 30 yards and a touchdown. In week 2 Westbrook went 1 of 5 for 3 yards. With the emergence of D.J. Chark, Westbrook has gone from the number 1 to potentially the number 4 on the team.

Westbrook is no longer someone you can play on a week to week basis. Chark went 4 of 4 for 146 yards and a touchdown week 1 and then went 7 of 9 for 55 yards and a touchdown. Chark is the guy with more targets and more importantly he is the guy getting the redzone looks. Chris Conley through two games is 10 of 12 for 170 yards and a touchdown. Heck, even Leonard Fournette is 8 of 12 for 68 yards catching passes.

The way this team is set up and the way Gardner Minshew is playing right now, Dede Westrbook is someone you should drop. I think Chark is going to continue to establish himself as the one on this team and continue to get the redzone looks that were so pivotal to Westbrook’s success this year. If Chark or even Conley is on your waiver wire I would add either one in place of Westbrook.

Is It Time To Drop Dede Westbrook?

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