Successful fantasy owners know that once NFL regular-season action is in full swing, hype has no place impacting roster decisions. Aside from injuries and injury replacements, roster moves and start/sit decisions should be made on statistics—what players have produced this season and where they are trending.
Still, players appear on fantasy rosters and in starting roles because of hype, and they could be robbing your fantasy team of valuable points. This season has seen Reggie Bush (Top 10 fantasy scorer through Week 3) rise to meet the hype. Others are still falling short of meeting expectations with production. It’s time to reevaluate these five fantasy players who were hyped coming into the season.