Fantasy Football 2012: 5 Players You'd Be Insane to Draft
The fantasy football 2012 season will be very interesting as players will be on new teams, coming off surgeries or returning from retirement.
As always before the 2012 fantasy football drafts begin, it is vital to separate the players you would be insane to draft with any pick.
Over the years, I stayed away from some fantasy football busts because I had a gut feeling the guy was not going to pan out like Knowshon Moreno in Denver or just plain stink up the joint like Donovan McNabb in Minnesota.
Moreover, here are the five players that will be among the 2012 fantasy football busts that you would be insane to draft in the upcoming 2012 fantasy football season.
Will Tim Tebow be Tebowing as a New York Jet
Tim Tebow racked up 2,000 total yards and 18 total touchdowns with the Denver Broncos in only 12 games in 2011: gold for fantasy points and happy fantasy football owners.
Moreover, Tebow was a fantasy football stud and good for 15-20 fantasy points a game because he was a red-zone vulture and a hybrid running back/quarterback.
Now with the New York Jets in 2012, Tebow will be the backup quarterback again this time behind starter Mark Sanchez.
According to Rich Cimini at ESPNNewYork.com, Tebow will be in punt coverage and has worked exclusively at quarterback. The Jets have big plans for Tebow in a Wildcat package as well.
Furthermore, something tells me there are many fantasy football fans out there that will pick Tebow in their 2012 fantasy football draft because of Tebow's history going from backup to starter.
Don't do it!
Tebow will be among the 2012 fantasy football busts as Sanchez is clearly the starter in New York and Tebow can play in a variety of schemes, but won't produce enough in fantasy.
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Kenny Britt has been an explosive wide receiver in fantasy football and will be going in most 2012 fantasy football drafts as a No. 2 wide receiver.
Britt has been extremely productive in the games he has played in his injury-prone career which is high-risk, high-reward for fantasy football fans.
In 2010, Britt was a fantasy football stud and had over 700 yards and nine touchdowns but missed four games with a torn hamstring, then in 2011 had 289 yards and three touchdowns before an ACL and MCL tear in Week 3 against Denver ended his season.
Moreover, Britt is coming off a second knee surgery this offseason for a minor procedure, and I am staying far away from drafting Britt as I think he will be among the 2012 fantasy football busts in the upcoming 2012 fantasy season.
My knees are killing me
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Fantasy football owners need to put a red flag right next to the name Beanie Wells. More importantly on your 2012 fantasy football ranking list make sure to write the words, "knee injury," in bold letters next to Beanie's name as he will be among the the 2012 fantasy football busts.
When his name comes up in your 2012 fantasy football draft, he is an even higher injury risk than Kenny Britt.
In 2011, Wells was among the fantasy football studs racking of 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns even missing two games because of his knee injuries.
However, in the previous season in 2010 Wells was a fantasy football bust and suffered the same knee injuries that caused him to miss three games while posting the worst numbers in his three-year career.
I have also been burned by Wells in fantasy football, and the most important thing about knee injuries with Wells is they are chronic.
Moreover, Wells will be drafted as a No. 2 running back in most 2012 fantasy football drafts, but since his knee injuries strike at any time, he should be avoided completely.
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In addition, over his 13-year-career, Moss has had multiple 1,000-yard seasons with double-digit touchdowns: good news for fantasy football owners.
The not so good news for Moss is he did not play the entire 2011 season (retired), is 35 years old (85 in NFL years) and plays when he wants to play (played for three teams in the 2010 season).
Moreover, all the experts say Moss has changed for the better and will make a comeback in 2012 with San Francisco 49ers.
The 2012 Randy Moss does not have the separation he once had in previous years.
Randy will draw attention in coverage for the 49ers but not fantasy points, as Randy will be among the 2012 fantasy football busts to stay away from.
I repeat: Do not take Randy Moss in your 2012 fantasy football draft.
I feel woozy coach
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I remember the hype surrounding Kevin Kolb with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2010 fantasy football drafts as he was projected as a top-10 fantasy quarterback.
I guess that is why they call them projections as Kolb suffered multiple concussions in 2010 with the Eagles and 2011 with the Arizona Cardinals, and overall has been a complete fantasy football bust.
The concussions aside, Kolb has been a fantasy football bust in the last two seasons playing in 17 games had 3,000 yards and 16 touchdowns with 21 total turnovers (15 interceptions, six fumbles lost).
Moreover, If you pick Kolb in your 2012 fantasy football draft you might as well check yourself into a mental clinic right away, because you my friend, are insane.