Every Season in the NFL we have under performing players. This season is no exception. All of these players have BIG names, and fantasy owners spend high picks and lots of money (in auction leagues) in order to add them to their team. Many of these players are droppable in all leagues, others you should still hang on to them, but nonetheless, they have been a disappointment. All of the stats given are based on a ESPN standard league, but are pretty much the same as any other standard scoring league.
CJ Spiller has clearly been a disappointment this season, however this is one of the players that I believe is valuable in the future and worth hanging on to, or buying low on. Spiller is stuck on a timeshare with Fred Jackson and he has been suffering injuries, however, Buffalo’s quarterback situation is very uncertain, and they will run the ball plenty. To add to that, Spiller has some favorable match ups later on this season, so if you are in need of a RB, Spiller might be a good buy-low.
If you own MJD, you are not a very happy fantasy player right now. MJD probably already had his best game this season, his upcoming schedule is just horrible. If there is any way that you can get rid of MJD, DO IT! You will have to sell very low on MJD, but if there’s anybody in your league that still believes in his talent, make sure to get rid of him.
Ray Rice has been a huge disappointment this season, to say the least. Is it me, or do the Ravens forget they have this guy in their team? If you have Ray Rice, you probably spent a high pick on him, and don’t want to let him go for a player with less potential. However, Rice can be a very juicy add-on to a multi-player deal, if you can make this happen and get an upgrade such as Frank Gore or Reggie Bush, then don’t hesitate to make it happen. Otherwise, you are hanging on to Ray, and his handcuff, Bernard Pierce, and hope that offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell realizes that this guy is the best player that his offense features.
I don’t know where to start with Doug Martin… The fact that the Buccaneers offense is horrible, or that their schedule is filled with run-stuffing defenses, or the fact that Doug Martin was recently hurt, and might miss the rest of the season. If you are a Doug Martin owner, you are SO frustrated. Martin needs to be dropped in ALL leagues that are not dynasty or keeper leagues. Martin has no trade value, and if he does come back to the field, it wont be any time soon. Assuming that if you drafted this guy, your team is struggling, then you cant wait until he gets back.
“The Golden Boy”. “Tommy Terrific”. Could the one and only Tom Brady be a fantasy bust? So far he has been, Brady is 20th in Quarterback fantasy scoring, and he hasn’t had his bye week yet. If you take the name off the jersey, Tom Brady is droppable in ALL standard leagues, but you can NEVER take the name off the jersey of a player with the talent of Brady. If you still have Tom Brady, stay patient, Gronkowski is back, and that alone makes Brady one of the best redzone quarterbacks in the league. Expect Brady’s season to start this week.
At the beginning of the season, I was a HUGE believer in Dwayne Bowe. I went out and reached for him in two of my fantasy leagues. Everything lined up, new and improved QB, new and improved head coach who is known for being a pass first believer, and the fact that Bowe had been a fantasy stud previously with much less had to mean that his value would increase right? WRONG! The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated, and that’s without using Dwayne Bowe much, I cant understand why they don’t go to him more often, but they just don’t. Its time to give up on this guy, trade him for whatever you can get, and if that doesn’t work, then you can pretty much drop this guy in almost any league, he just isn’t getting the targets in this offense.
Colston has not performed to his expected level, this makes him a buy low player. I just got Colston on a trade for Andre Ellington, and unproven rookie for a pro-bowl veteran. The New Orleans Saints’ offense has plenty to go around for everybody, even though it feels like Jimmy Graham is the only guy that Brees can see. After the Patriots shut-down Jimmy Graham (that might be an understatement) expect other teams to try to duplicate this, which would give Colston more open looks.
White’s injury has been the reason why he has been so bad this season. However he makes this list because when he gets back he is a player you want in your roster. If White comes back 100% this season (it might help if he sat down a game or two to recover) he automatically becomes a top 10 Wide Receiver. With the unfortunate injury to Julio Jones, there is a HUGE fantasy role in that offense that needs to be filled, and Roddy White has the talent to fill the spot and become a fantasy superstar. If you do not own White in your league, consider buying low on him.
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