The Top 10 Fantasy Football Headaches
A ranking of the top 10 fantasy football players who are bound to be drafted high and give its owners only headaches throughout the year.
These players earn most of their points in a few weeks, giving them the high point totals at the end of each season. Unfortunately, these players will only help your team in those few weeks. Look for them to be over rated next year.
1. Vincent Jackson
Up to Week 17, Jackson is 12th in WR points using ESPN Fantasy Rankings, but he only has three 100+ receiving games and only seven games of 10+ fantasy points.
This has been the motto throughout the last three years that Jackson has spent in San Diego, where he had been touted as the number one receiver until Chris Chambers showed up, but in actuality, Jackson is more of the third receiver if you include Rivers' number one option Antonio Gates.
2. Santana Moss
Moss is 14th in ESPN Rankings for WR's this year, scoring 133 points through 16 weeks.
Unfortunately for fantasy owners all season, 101 of those points were scored in the first eight weeks and out of that 101 points, 50 points were scored in weeks 2 and 8.
Given the big first half, fantasy owners have been hoping Moss would return to the games of 20+ points, but has failed miserably, scoring only 32 points in weeks 9-16 and gaining more than 10 only once in that time. Moss is probably the Redskins only big receiving threat and is bound to be rated high for that reason, but until the Redskins can get a QB to get him the ball, he will continue to give fantasy owners headaches
3. Ronnie Brown
Ronnie Brown is currently ranked 16th in the running back rankings, but has been the model for inconsistency this season, mostly because of lack of carries.
He is the No. 1 back in Miami ahead of Ricky Williams, but in five games, he has 10 carries or fewer. On the season, he has 158 fantasy points, and 39 of them where in week three against New England. Since he is the number one back in Miami, he will probably be taken high next year, but unless he starts to play like he did at the beginning of the 2007 season before he got injured and the coaches give him carries more consistently, Brown will continue to give fantasy owners headaches
4. Brett Favre
Favre's days of fantasy stud seem like decades ago (or a few years) but even at his age, he is ranked 15th among QB's in fantasy points this year. He has only three games this year of 15+ points this year, not what many owners are looking for out of their QB. If he comes back next year, he will be highly over rated yet again, and bound to give fantasy owners headaches.
5. Dallas Clark
Clark is the third rated TE in ESPN fantasy points this year, but has seven games of less than five points. 41 of his 108 points are in two games.
6. Bernard Berrian
Berrian is ranked 19th in ESPN's rankings among WR's this season, and is considered the No. 1 receiver on the Vikings, but has been a headache this season because he doesn't have a QB to get him the ball consistently, which happens to be the same problem he had in Chicago. He has six games of four points or less, not what owners are looking for.
7. Chad Johnson
Question: Who is Ocho Cinco without Carson Palmer?
Answer: Ocho Stinko, or a migraine
8. Antwaan Randle El
Like Santana Moss, plagued by lack of QB in Washington. With only one game of 10+ points though, even though he can throw the ball, should not be a fantasy option.
9. Ben Roethlisberger
Considered by many a number one QB, even though he has played every game this year, he only has two games of 20+ points, not what I am looking for in a fantasy stud. Top that with five games of less than 10 points, can you say fantasy headache?
10. Ryan Grant
Grant was taken high in many fantasy drafts this summer, but 10 of his games he has less than 10 points. Can you say over rated?