Fantasy Football 2016 Draft Busts (Mid-season review)

Fantasy can be cruel especially when you invest in a high draft pick on a player who does nothing for you. Since we are at the mid-point of the fantasy football season for 2016, I think it’s good to highlight the best draft busts thus far. So much fun right? From my previous blog post at the beginning of the year, I was right about a few of these draft busts.

1) Adrian Peterson, RB, Vikings. I hate being right all the time. I thought old age would get him. Peterson suffered a devasting knee injury on a freak play that landed him on IR (Out at least eight weeks). Good news – at least he didn’t beat his kid again.

2) Eddie Lacy, RB, Packers. Yes, Cheeseburger Eddie makes the list. In addition of not being able to control his weight, he’s now just sucking. Lacy was projected as a high third round pick. Lacy is now out for week six for an injury that may force him out for a few weeks. I think we may have to feed Eddie some cheeseburgers to get him going again. I think he’s lost the will to play or even live? Don’t take a man’s cheeseburgers away.

3) DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans. What a disappointment thus far? We had such high hopes for Hopkins after the Texans signed Osweiller. Better to sell high on Hopkins as Osweiler is showing that he’s not a franchise quarterback.

4) Odell Beckham, WR, Giants. OBJ was going off the board second overall in most standard leagues. He had a good week six but was crying on the sidelines for the previous five weeks. His head coach and starting quarterback said he’s a distraction and he is as he continues to make love with the kicking net. I think he cries too much for a football player. Hopefully, he focusses on football and not on crying.

5) Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills. Don’t get me started on Sammy. This injury drove me crazy last year and now has cost me the season in one of my leagues. Drop him as he’s done. You probably invested a second or third round pick on this guy too.

6) Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys. For a player who says he’s the best, he doesn’t show it. Why? He can’t stay healthy. By the way, he also just recently cut his finger making soup. Dez Bryant has been unable to stay healthy for the past few years. Mr. Jerry Jones can only be so patient before he cuts ties with the drama queen.

7) Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers. Poised for a big year with Philp Rivers, Allen suffered a devastating knee injury. Poor Allen owners. Most owners invested a high third round pick on him.

8) Thomas Rawles, RB, Seahawks. As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I had doubts about Rawles and his health. Most owners drafted him in the third round. Hopefully, you handcuffed him with Christine Michael. 

9) Jamaal Charles, RB, Chiefs. If you had an early draft, you probably drafted him early like in the second or third round. It took the Chiefs six weeks to finally roll him out. However, he got 30 yards rushing and a TD for his first game. Hopefully, you were smart enough to draft Spencer Ware as a backup. He’s now 30 years old, so we’ll see if he gains some momentum now.

10) Eli Manning, QB, Giants. I think the performance of Manning goes hand in hand with OBJ. As of right now, he has less than 10 touchdowns. Manning has been erratic at best. He’s always boom or bust in most leagues, but I have no faith in him what so ever.

 

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