FANTASY FOOTBALL NEWS: BUSTS
If you want to be successful in fantasy football, you have to decipher which players in the upcoming season are going to be potential busts.
Busts in fantasy sports can be classified as either of the following:
- A player who under-performs in relation to their draft position.
- Unable to live up to expectations.
- Wildly inconsistent production
- Season is plagued by injuries.
— FantasyFootball 2014 (@ffball2014) July 22, 2014
You never want to be the owner of a player who is labeled as a bust at the end of the year in fantasy football because it will ultimately ruin the entire foundation of your roster.
You want to do everything you can to avoid the possibility of selecting one of these players during your draft. If you do not, this is what can truly separate the pretenders and the contenders when it comes to playoff time in your league.
QB NICK FOLES PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
How does a player back up a season where he threw 27 touchdowns and only being intercepted twice? He falls back quickly to Earth. Foles had a break-out year in his second season with the Eagles in 2013, but the departure of his best wide receiver DeSean Jackson in the off-season was a critical blow to his value in fantasy football. His interception rate will likely go up and without being in possession of an elite wide receiver will make it will very difficult for him to duplicate the same success he had last season.
RB BEN TATE CLEVELAND BROWNS
The Browns signed Tate in the off-season to be their featured back in this season, and immediately everyone in fantasy football world began to salivate at the type of season he can have in Cleveland. Everyone needs to slow down a bit here before we anoint him as a top-10 running back in 2014. He is on a Browns offense which will likely be stagnant the entire season and they will have a very difficult time moving the ball down the chains as they will likely be without their star wide receiver Josh Gordon due to a suspension. It needs to be noted that Tate was constantly on the injury report as missed 24 out of 64 games during his time with the Houston Texans. You can’t assume that he will stay healthy for the entire season with the Browns, especially considering the workload he is expected to get in Cleveland. There is way too much risk in selecting Tate and he will likely do your fantasy team more harm than good if you do draft him.