Here are our Top 5 Fantasy Football Bust Candidates heading into 2017
QB: Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals
For the life of me, I don’t understand how Palmer is held in high regard as one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Aside from 2005 and 2015, Palmer has been mediocre, at best. Palmer is an aging quarterback with bricks for feet and his supporting cast is either old or overrated, other than star running back, David Johnson. Stay away from Palmer!
WR: John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
Another Cardinal makes the list. John Brown has been built up by the masses for what like years. Again, Brown is being talked-up as a “sleeper candidate.” Don’t buy the hype. Brown is a poor man’s, DeSean Jackson. I’m staying away from Brown in 2017.
RB: Lamar Miller, Houston Texans
Miller’s ADP over the last couple of seasons has been in the second round. That’s extremely high for a running back that has never surpassed 1,100 yards rushing and instability at the quarterback position. Since 2014, Miller’s yards-per-carry has declined each season by a half yard or more. If you own Miller in 2017 you better stock up on the Advil, and unless you have Almanac from Back to the Future, you’re never going to know when to start him and he will surely be a headache.
WR: Devante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Adams had a breakout campaign in 2016 but don’t expect that success to carry over into 2017. Adams finished last year with 75 receptions, 997 yards, and 12 touchdowns. With the addition of Martellus Bennett, I don’t expect atoms to replicate the same touchdown production this season. If I were to fire up the prediction machine for just a second, I could see Adams finishing the year with 65 catches 800 yards and 6 touchdowns.
RB: DeMarco Murray, Tennessee Titans
Murray has been, for the most part, a solid fantasy option at the running back position. But he’s aging and there seems to be a widespread youth movement taking place in Tennessee. I love Derrick Henry for fantasy this year and so that obviously means there will be fewer touches for Murray for that to happen. I believe Henry earns a significantly larger role in that Titans offense this year and I would be scared to draft Murray based on his ADP (Average Draft Position).