Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players to Avoid

Joseph SeymourContributor IIIFebruary 13, 2012

Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players to Avoid

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    The 2011 NFL season just concluded, but it's never too early to begin preparation for your 2012 fantasy team.

    In 2011, fantasy football teams were plagued with injuries, and some were blessed with sleepers who carried their teams to their league's championship.

    This is a short guide on who to pass over for next year.  These players, although they may be alluring, won't be the answer to your roster's needs.

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons

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    Although Roddy had a good 2011-12 season, the addition of Alabama standout Julio Jones to the receiving corps is going to take away from his receptions in the future.

    White is no spring chicken, and Jones has size, speed and youth on him.

    Julio Jones might be a good alternative to drafting to Roddy White.

Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills

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    Fred Jackson was having a stellar 2011-12 season before suffering season-ending injury in Week 12.  C.J. Spiller came in for him and had a decent season himself.

    I don't see Fred Jackson being an every-down back in 2012 due to his age, injuries and the play of C.J. Spiller.

    They may turn into a running-back-by-committee team like a lot of other teams.

Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Dwayne Bowe is one of the more talented receivers in the NFL.  However, he doesn't have anybody to throw him the ball, which resulted in him having a very mediocre season.

    Until the Chiefs can get a QB that deserves to play in the NFL, I wouldn't pick any of their receivers to play for my fantasy team.

Tim Tebow, QB, Denver Broncos

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    I'm probably telling everyone something they already know when I say don't draft Tim Tebow.

    But, I feel the need to reassure everyone that this would be a mistake.

    Tebow, although media gold, is a horrible fantasy QB.  He throws for few touchdowns and doesn't consistently run for enough points to make up for it.

    He may not even have a starting position next year, so this argument may be moot.

Vernon Davis, TE, San Francisco 49ers

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    Although his play in the playoffs was spectacular, he isn't a TE you want to target for your team.

    There is a plethora of other TE's that can bring you mass amounts of points.

    Davis, although ending with spectacular play, won't be a top-10 TE in 2012.