Since the NFL lockout ended and my hometown Cincinnati Bengals neglected to react to it, I now turn my attention to the only thing that will distract me from having to watch poor Andy Dalton learn the West Coast offense on the fly: fantasy football.
Last season was my first as a fantasy owner, and although I made it to the championship round, I got hosed by a girl in my league who had Dwayne Bowe, Roddy White and Michael Vick (via the waiver wire). Being my first year of fantasy, I put a lot of stock into rankings and expert (see: Matthew Berry, ESPN) opinions to carry my draft and subsequent lineup. I went blind on the waiver wire where I picked up a few key pieces to take me to the finals (thank you, Peyton Hillis and Malcom Floyd), but most of my draft picks turned out to be busts.
Whether in the truest sense of the word or because of high expectations that went unmet, here are five busts I drafted in 2010 that I believe will be fantasy boons in 2011.