NFL Fantasy Busts So Far This Season
The topic of busts is debatable because it is all based on the initial projections of the players. So, the idea of who is a bigger bust varies from person to person depending on what they were initially expecting. Let’s have a look at a few of the players that we think are overall, pretty much busts up to this point in the season.
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The Biggest League Play Bust
Although it is not talked about in DFS, the biggest league play bust has to be LeVeon Bell. How many people took him in round one? Hundreds of thousands … And that pick was utterly wasted! It has to be extremely disappointing for all of those who snatched up Bell thinking that he was going to have a highlight reel season in an attempt to raise his free agency stock. Well, that didn’t happen.
Marcus Mariota – I remember headlines that read, “all signs point to a breakout season.” But the young super-talent hasn’t come through this season. He only scored 5.16 with FanDuel against Buffalo, 9.10 against Jacksonville, and just 3.6 points against the Miami Dolphins. He had one great showing in Week 4, putting up 31.36 against the Eagles. But the rest of his games have not even been C-grade level. Mariota is flunking out of fantasy school in 2018. Josh Allen has more points, for crying out loud.
Russell Wilson – Wilson’s legs seem to have forgotten how to run. Through four games, Seattle’s dual-threat QB has only rushed for 42 yards … total. Wilson finally broke the 20-point threshold against the Broncos in Week 5. Sure there are worse quarter backs, but Wilson ranks back at 20th among other busts, Dak Prescott and Alex Smith.
Alex Smith – On the heels of a big move to Washington with a hefty contract, many thought he’d have a fantastic season. Smith has only started in three games so far and has yet to break that 20 fantasy-point barrier, scoring just 17.8, 13.08, and 19.6 FanDuel points in his three appearances.
Joe Mixon – Mixon has been struggling with a tweaked knee. After a solid 20.9 point showing at Indiana in Week 1, he only put up 8.7 against Baltimore in Week 2, and that is the last we’ve seen of him. It looks like he’ll be back for Week 6 action, but can he handle a full workload?
Dalvin Cook – Cook was expected to produce big in Minnesota this season, but he hasn’t put up more than nine points in any given game this season. His hamstring is still tender, and he missed Week 5 against the Eagles, and he’s questionable for Week 6. Instead of taking the majority of snaps and being the breakout sleeper of the season, Cook is riding the No. 46 RB spot with just 18.5 total DFS points.
Antonio Brown – Antonio Brown was many a No. 1 pick in league play, and a lot of people have paid high prices for him in Daily Fantasy. With just 45.2 total fantasy points through the first four games, he was ranked as the 19th fantasy receiver going into Week 5. He had a decent showing against Atlanta, but Brown is nowhere near producing the numbers he was expected. Thank, Ben.
Randall Cobb – Cobb wasn’t expected to produce like a No. 1 receiver, but he should have been a solid No. 2 with Aaron Rodgers healthy again. Unfortunately, he is rated as the 49th receiver. Cobb started strong against Chicago in Week 1 putting up 20.2 points. Then he fell to just 3 points in Week 2 and 0.3 points against Washington in Week 3. Now he has missed a couple of games due to a hamstring injury and Week 6 is uncertain. One thing is certain; Cobb hasn’t lived up to fantasy expectations this season.