2016 Fantasy Football Busts

 
 
 
 
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2016 Fantasy Football Busts

Bust: A player who is predicted to have a poor season compared to general expectations. The player might be injury-prone, have a future star behind them in the depth chart, or just won't be able to live up to their hype. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

Our writers have classified the following players as busts for 2016. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Sam Bradford Contract Year Player QB PHI 28 6 QB - #29
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After playing in seven games over the previous two seasons, Bradford made it through 14 games in 2015. Sam finished with a career-high 65.0 percent completion rate, but hi... Read More

Matt Forte Contract Year Player RB NYJ 30 8 RB - #13
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Update (7/28): If Geno Smith was starting, defenses would undoubtedly crack down and key on Forte. Due to the re-signing of Ryan Fitzpatrick though, this... Read More

Matt Jones RB WAS 23 1 RB - #30
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Jones will bring a pounding style to the Redskins offense. His resume isn't anything special over three seasons at Florida where Matt ran for 1431 yards on 297 carries wi... Read More

Justin Forsett RB BAL 30 8 RB - #41
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After his breakthrough season in 2014 at age 28, Forsett was unimpressive over nine full games last year (768 combined yards with two TDs and 31 catches on 182 touches). ... Read More

Darren McFadden Contract Year Player RB DAL 29 8 RB - #69
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Update (7/22): Darren McFadden broke his elbow in mid-June, which required surgery. He is expected to miss three months. This puts him back in play at the... Read More

C.J. Spiller RB NO 29 6 RB - #75
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Over 13 games in 2015, Spiller had 36 carries for 112 yards (3.1 yards per rush) plus 32 catches for 239 yards and two TDs on 44 targets. He gained only 7.0 yard per catch... Read More

Ronnie Hillman Contract Year Player RB DEN 24 4 RB - #90
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In PPR league in 2015, Hillman was the 28th highest scoring RB while outpointing Anderson by about 13 Fantasy points. He finished with a career and team-high 231 touches ... Read More

Jimmy Graham TE SEA 29 6 TE - #15
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Fantasy owners felt short changed with the success of Graham over his first 11 games of the season in 2015 (48/605/2 on 74 targets). He was on pace for 69 catches for 880 ... Read More

Ben Watson TE BAL 35 12 TE - #27
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Watson had his best season in the NFL at age 34 in 2015 when he caught 74 of his 110 targets for 825 yards and six TDs. His opportunity was created by a high-volu... Read More

Richard Rodgers TE GB 24 2 TE - #29
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In two seasons at Cal in college, he caught 59 passes for 898 yards with two TDs. The lack of talent at the TE position on the Packers led to Rodgers finishing as the 11t... Read More

Cody Latimer WR DEN 23 2 WR - #102
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Cody has plus size (6'2" and 215 Lbs.) with exceptional strength. He caught 70 passes for 1096 yards and 9 TDs in his junior season at Indiana. Latimer lacks top end... Read More

Doug Baldwin Contract Year Player WR SEA 27 5 WR - #27
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He's being drafted way too high! Doug had two solid games (7/35 and 7/92/1) to start the 2015 season, but he seemed to wander his way through the next six games (17 catch... Read More

Vincent Jackson Contract Year Player WR TB 33 11 WR - #55
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Jackson struggled to find his rhythm over the first six games of the season leading to one impact game (10/147/1), one steady game (3/54/1), and four losing games (4/51, 2... Read More