Fantasy Football Busts: Five Players to Terminate on Draft Day
In the Fifth Round of this years draft, the NY Jets selected Fullback John Connor. This is a clear indication that Rex Ryan is planing on winning the Super Bowl, curing penile cancer, and saving the human race from Skynet and the Army of the Machines.
What does this have to do with Fantasy Football? Nothing...and Everything.
So unless you want to end up with a team as bad as the T188's. Come with me if you want to live.
RB Joseph Addai
Even though he had 10 rushing TD's on just 828 yards, Live And Let Addai is a player you don't want to rely on in 2010.
Having said that, JA has significantly more value in a PPR League where his 51 receptions from last season would fare very well.
However, Addai is destined to share more and more carries with the younger, stronger Donald Brown.
Running Back Committees (RBC's) are a fantasy nightmare and unless you have a sure fire stud at your number one RB position, don't bother with him.
RB Tim Hightower
Bubba is undraftable in non PPR Leagues (his 63 receptions were impressive).
You may point out his eight TD's as evidence of his value but only three of those came in the final nine weeks of the regular season. It was during that span when Beanie Wells took over the backfield for good.
Unless you need a getaway driver (see link), let someone else waste a roster spot.
WR Derrick Mason
When not planning the overthrow of governments and enslavement of the Human Race, Derrick "Stone" Mason has carved out quite the career as an NFL Receiver.
However, if Derrick does indeed return this year, expecting another 70/1000/7 season is simply foolish.
In one eventful off-season, Baltimore has all of a sudden become a potentially dangerous passing team. With the additions of All Pro Receiver Anquan Bolden, All State (pen) Receiver Donte Stallworth, and drafting TE's Ed Dickson and Denis Pitta, Wacko Flacco now has plenty of options at his disposal.
If your rosters are deep then Ol' Stoney might be worth a third receiver spot but be sure to have two dependable receivers at one and two.
WR Lee Evans
Unless you're a Bills fan, there is no reason you draft Toaster Leeevans at all this year.
NFL.com "guru" Michael Fabiano actually has him ranked AHEAD of Kenny Brit (super sleeper), TJ Alphabeteh, and Malcolm Jamal Warner Floyd.
Please let me in your league Fab. I will crush you.
Anyways, the Toaster had an abysmal year with only 44 grabs and 612 yards. Admittedly, seven of those grabs went the distance which is a testament to his big play ability that makes him so tantalizing.
Its just too bad he's wallowing in the NFL's hinterland.
A sieve for an O-Line, a disgraceful batch of QB's and now three RB's who are solid receivers (more options for Trent to dump off to), not to mention no complimentary receiver to take away coverage. All this adds up to Toaster Leeevans having yet another mediocre season.
No, Thank You.
QB Brett Favre
This guy is almost as indestructible as a T-1000. But I digress.
Brett is 50/50 to return for a final season. However, now that he needs ankle surgery that requires a two month recovery period, those odds are even less in favor of a return.
As awesome as he was last year, let someone else roll the dice.
Even if he does return, he's 40 and will be recovering from yet another off season surgery so his odds of finishing the year on his feet are also 50/50.
Please don't waste your time with rants about his heart and durability, I get all that. However, time and age are not on this man's side.
If your league starts two QB's then Favre might be worth the gamble as your number two—just be sure to have a reliable or high upside bench option like Henne, Stafford, or Campbell.
As for me, sorry Brett, you will not be on my fantasy squad in 2010.