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2017 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 2017. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Jamaal Charles RB --- 31 9 Unranked
Over the last two seasons, Charles played only eight games leading to 595 combined yards, six TDs and 23 catches. In 2015, he blew out his right ACL and he required minor surgery on his left knee last November. Jamaal has five seasons with over 1,300 combined yards with value in catches and TDs. At the same time, he has three wasted seasons due to two ACL injuries ... Read More
Jeremy Maclin WR --- 29 8 Unranked
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Update 11/18/17

Maclin looked better in his last two games (3/53/1 and 8/98) while receiving 14 targets. He has over four catches in only two games with... Read More
Carson Palmer QB --- 38 14 Unranked
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Update 10/20/17

Palmer was well on his way to a huge day vs. the Buccaneers, but game score and time of possession in the second half cut short his upsi... Read More
Julius Thomas TE --- 29 6 Unranked
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Update 12/01/17

Thomas had his second-best game (5/52) of the season last week, which isn't saying much. His only game of value came in Week 9 against ... Read More
Blake Bortles QB JAX 26 3 QB - #25
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Update 12/29/17

Over the last three weeks, Bortles was the highest scoring QBs in the land (1,005 combined yards with seven TDs) to move him to 11th in... Read More
Tyrod Taylor Contract Year Player QB CLE 28 6 QB - #32
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Update 12/29/17

Taylor could be making his last start for the Bills in Week 17. He has one passing TD or fewer in ten of his last 11 games. His only ga... Read More
Carlos Hyde Contract Year Player RB CLE 26 3 RB - #17
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Update 12/29/17

Hyde had a nice steady game in Week 16 (73 combined yards with a TD and three catches), which was just shy of filling his salary bucket... Read More
Jerick McKinnon Contract Year Player RB SF 25 3 RB - #18
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Update 12/29/17

McKinnon came up short last week in the cold in Green Bay (51 combined yards with a catch). Over his last seven games, Jerick only has ... Read More
Lamar Miller RB HOU 26 5 RB - #27
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Update 12/09/17

Miller has 75 rushing yards or fewer in all 12 games. He gained less than 3.8 yards per rush in each of his last three games with reaso... Read More
Giovani Bernard Contract Year Player RB CIN 26 4 RB - #42
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Update 12/29/17

Bernard was a tough start last week in the daily games with Joe Mixon expected back. After seven snaps in the first quarter, Mixon went... Read More
LeGarrette Blount RB DET 31 7 RB - #59
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Update 11/24/17

Blount regained the RB1 snaps again in Week 11 for the Eagles. Over his last two games with Jay Ajayi added to the roster, LeGarrette ha... Read More
Latavius Murray Contract Year Player RB MIN 28 4 RB - #60
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Update 12/29/17

In the last two games, Latavius has 43 touches for 179 combined yards with a TD and two catches. Over his last nine games, Murray has s... Read More
Jonathan Stewart RB NYG 31 9 RB - #63
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Update 10/28/17

Stewart doesn't have a rushing TD in 2017 while failing to gain over 70 yards rushing in any game. He averages 15 touches per game with ... Read More
Rob Kelley RB WAS 25 1 RB - #76
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Update 11/10/17

Kelley had a season high 14 rushes last week, but he gained only 18 yards. Rob did score a pair of TDs to post his best game of the sea... Read More
Sammy Watkins WR KC 24 3 WR - #29
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Update 12/09/17

Sammy remains quiet in the target department (22 over his last five games), but he did score in four of these games. Over his recent bu... Read More
Randall Cobb WR GB 27 6 WR - #38
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Update 12/29/17

Last week I didn't like how the Packers used Cobb in their offense after the injury to Jordy Nelson. He was running routes deep downfie... Read More