It’s no surprise that fantasy mainstays like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant have been great so far this season. There have even been a few fantasy bright spots by way of O.J. Mayo, Mo Williams and Jrue Holiday. At the same time, however, a handful of players in the NBA have been big fantasy busts in the early going.
Since players can’t be blamed for injuries forcing them to miss big chunks of games, “busts” like Brandon Rush, Steve Nash, Chauncey Billups and Danny Granger won’t make this list. It’s unfortunate that drafting them has hindered some fantasy teams’ growth, but their “bust” label has more to do with unfortunate injuries than actual performance—except perhaps Nash, but his sample size is still too small.
Based on performance alone, however, there are plenty of players putting up stats well below what is expected of them.
If any of the following players are still lingering on your fantasy roster, you should strongly consider making a trade or waiver wire deal moving forward.