Twenty one fantasy studs from 2010 have turned in disappointing seasons in 2011, causing their owners to frantically search the waiver wire or trade for replacements.
Some of these declines are the result of being benched (Kyle Orton), while other players have just failed to recapture the magic of last season (Chris Johnson). Still others have suffered devastating injuries or simply been unable to find a team for 2011.
You won’t find any players on this list who were never really fantasy studs. Rex Grossman has been benched in Washington, but not too many people were counting on Grossman to carry their fantasy teams to a title.
To have been a stud, the player should have been owned by the great majority of fantasy leagues. It should be a player whose production was enough that he couldn’t just be replaced by any guy on the waiver wire.
Let’s hope you didn’t have any of these former stars on your fantasy team.