There’s more than one way for a player to be a bust in Fantasy Football. In fact, there’s a nearly infinite number of ways for things to go wrong for any given player. It’s one of the fun things about sports – you never quite know exactly how you’re going to get your heart broken.
Of course, when looking for players to consider for a busts column, I tend to sort them into two categories: The players who might not be bad, but just won’t live up to the hype and expectations; and the players who might just have the floor drop out for them. The latter category is what you think about when you think about the term bust, and they obviously hurt your team a lot if you end up with them.
- Cummings: Busts 1.0
But the former category is sneaky in the way it can hurt your team. Think about someone like DK Metcalf last season. He finished as WR24 with 14.4 points per game, so he wasn’t useless, by any stretch of the imagination. But he had so many games of just like 8-12 PPR points, and it’s those kinds of weeks that can really kill your team; it’s enough to keep him in your lineup and keep you from looking for upgrades, but not enough to really help you win much.
So, I’m looking for both kinds of busts. I’m not saying I won’t draft any of these players, but it’s a price-is-right kind of situation. If it isn’t, I won’t miss them.
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