2016 Fantasy Football Busts

Our fantasy football busts are determined dynamically by comparing our 2016 NFL football rankings against other reputable sources. Busts are assigned a score based on the ranking differential, with the highest negative score being those busts who are most likely under-play their projected value.

Quarterback Busts

Dallas Cowboys helmet
Tony Romo
#9 DAL Cowboys - 13 years exp , Bye 7
-9 CSWR: Ranked 37th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 28th among QBs
GAM=4, PAYD=884, PATD=5, RUCA=4, RUYD=13, RUTD=0, INT=7, FUM=1, FPPG=12.7, TFP=51
Indianapolis Colts helmet
Andrew Luck
#12 IND Colts - 4 years exp , Bye 10
-7 CSWR: Ranked 10th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 3rd among QBs
GAM=7, PAYD=1881, PATD=15, RUCA=33, RUYD=196, RUTD=0, INT=12, FUM=1, FPPG=22.7, TFP=159
New York Giants helmet
Eli Manning
#10 NYG Giants - 12 years exp , Bye 8
-4 CSWR: Ranked 12th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 8th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=4436, PATD=35, RUCA=20, RUYD=61, RUTD=0, INT=14, FUM=4, FPPG=22.3, TFP=358
Detroit Lions helmet
Matthew Stafford
#9 DET Lions - 7 years exp , Bye 10
-4 CSWR: Ranked 15th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 11th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=4262, PATD=32, RUCA=44, RUYD=159, RUTD=1, INT=13, FUM=2, FPPG=22.1, TFP=354
Cleveland Browns helmet
Robert Griffin
#10 CLE Browns - 4 years exp , Bye 13
-4 CSWR: Ranked 27th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 23rd among QBs

Running Back Busts

Baltimore Ravens helmet
Justin Forsett
#29 BAL Ravens - 8 years exp , Bye 8
-39 CSWR: Ranked 84th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 45th among RBs
GAM=10, RUCA=151, RUYD=641, RUTD=2, RETR=41, RECP=31, REYD=153, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9.1, TFP=91
Chicago Bears helmet
Jeremy Langford
#33 CHI Bears - 1 years exp , Bye 9
-14 CSWR: Ranked 33rd among RBs
CBS: Ranked 19th among RBs
GAM=15, RUCA=148, RUYD=537, RUTD=6, RETR=42, RECP=22, REYD=279, RETD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=8.2, TFP=124
Denver Broncos helmet
C.J. Anderson
#22 DEN Broncos - 3 years exp , Bye 11
-13 CSWR: Ranked 21st among RBs
CBS: Ranked 8th among RBs
GAM=15, RUCA=152, RUYD=720, RUTD=5, RETR=36, RECP=25, REYD=183, RETD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=7.8, TFP=116
Denver Broncos helmet
Devontae Booker
#34 DEN Broncos - Rookie , Bye 11
-13 CSWR: Ranked 55th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 42nd among RBs
New Orleans Saints helmet
Tim Hightower
#25 NO Saints - 8 years exp , Bye 5
-13 CSWR: Ranked 68th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 55th among RBs
GAM=6, RUCA=96, RUYD=375, RUTD=4, RETR=13, RECP=12, REYD=129, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=12.4, TFP=74
Kansas City Chiefs helmet
Charcandrick West
#35 KC Chiefs - 2 years exp , Bye 5
-13 CSWR: Ranked 71st among RBs
CBS: Ranked 58th among RBs
GAM=13, RUCA=160, RUYD=634, RUTD=4, RETR=34, RECP=20, REYD=214, RETD=1, FUM=1, FPPG=8.7, TFP=113
Washington Redskins helmet
Rob Kelley
#22 WAS Redskins - Rookie , Bye 9
-12 CSWR: Ranked 60th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 48th among RBs

Wide Receiver Busts

New Orleans Saints helmet
Michael Thomas
#80 NO Saints - Rookie , Bye 5
-18 CSWR: Ranked 65th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 47th among WRs
Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Vincent Jackson
#83 TB Buccaneers - 11 years exp , Bye 6
-14 CSWR: Ranked 54th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 40th among WRs
GAM=10, RETR=62, RECP=33, REYD=543, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.2, TFP=72
Dallas Cowboys helmet
Terrance Williams
#83 DAL Cowboys - 3 years exp , Bye 7
-13 CSWR: Ranked 71st among WRs
CBS: Ranked 58th among WRs
GAM=16, RETR=93, RECP=52, REYD=840, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.4, TFP=102
New England Patriots helmet
Michael Floyd
#15 NE Patriots - 4 years exp , Bye 9
-10 CSWR: Ranked 30th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 20th among WRs
GAM=15, RETR=89, RECP=52, REYD=849, RETD=6, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.1, TFP=121
Dallas Cowboys helmet
Dez Bryant
#88 DAL Cowboys - 6 years exp , Bye 7
-7 CSWR: Ranked 13th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 6th among WRs
GAM=9, RETR=72, RECP=31, REYD=401, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.5, TFP=58

Tight End Busts

San Francisco 49ers helmet
Vance McDonald
#89 SF 49ers - 3 years exp , Bye 8
-5 CSWR: Ranked 20th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 15th among TEs
GAM=14, RETR=46, RECP=30, REYD=326, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=3.6, TFP=51
Oakland Raiders helmet
Jared Cook
#89 OAK Raiders - 6 years exp , Bye 10
-4 CSWR: Ranked 14th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 10th among TEs
GAM=16, RETR=75, RECP=39, REYD=481, RETD=0, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=2.9, TFP=46
Denver Broncos helmet
Virgil Green
#85 DEN Broncos - 5 years exp , Bye 11
-4 CSWR: Ranked 21st among TEs
CBS: Ranked 17th among TEs
GAM=11, RETR=15, RECP=12, REYD=173, RETD=1, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=2.1, TFP=23
Oakland Raiders helmet
Clive Walford
#88 OAK Raiders - 1 years exp , Bye 10
-4 CSWR: Ranked 22nd among TEs
CBS: Ranked 18th among TEs
GAM=15, RETR=50, RECP=28, REYD=329, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=3.4, TFP=51
Dallas Cowboys helmet
Jason Witten
#82 DAL Cowboys - 13 years exp , Bye 7
-4 CSWR: Ranked 23rd among TEs
CBS: Ranked 19th among TEs
GAM=16, RETR=104, RECP=77, REYD=713, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=5.5, TFP=87

Kicker Busts

Cincinnati Bengals helmet
Mike Nugent
#2 CIN Bengals - 11 years exp , Bye 9
-3 CSWR: Ranked 17th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 14th among Ks
GAM=16, MAFG=23, MIFG=5, MAXP=48, MIXP=1, FPPG=6.3, TFP=101
Houston Texans helmet
Nick Novak
#8 HOU Texans - 9 years exp , Bye 9
-3 CSWR: Ranked 29th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 26th among Ks
GAM=13, MAFG=18, MIFG=3, MAXP=29, MIXP=2, FPPG=5.5, TFP=72
Carolina Panthers helmet
Graham Gano
#9 CAR Panthers - 6 years exp , Bye 7
-2 CSWR: Ranked 5th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 3rd among Ks
GAM=16, MAFG=30, MIFG=6, MAXP=56, MIXP=3, FPPG=7.8, TFP=125
Minnesota Vikings helmet
Blair Walsh
#3 MIN Vikings - 4 years exp , Bye 6
-2 CSWR: Ranked 12th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 10th among Ks
GAM=16, MAFG=34, MIFG=5, MAXP=33, MIXP=4, FPPG=7.2, TFP=116
Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Nick Folk
#2 TB Buccaneers - 8 years exp , Bye 6
-2 CSWR: Ranked 22nd among Ks
CBS: Ranked 20th among Ks
GAM=7, MAFG=13, MIFG=3, MAXP=19, MIXP=0, FPPG=7, TFP=49

Defense Busts

Houston Texans helmet
Houston Texans
Bye 9
-5 CSWR: Ranked 9th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 4th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=11, INT=14, SACK=45, DTD=3, PA=313, FPPG=7.1, TFP=113
Arizona Cardinals helmet
Arizona Cardinals
Bye 9
-4 CSWR: Ranked 5th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 1st among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=14, INT=19, SACK=36, DTD=6, PA=313, FPPG=9.1, TFP=146
Green Bay Packers helmet
Green Bay Packers
Bye 4
-4 CSWR: Ranked 14th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 10th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=16, SACK=43, DTD=2, PA=323, FPPG=6.2, TFP=99
Detroit Lions helmet
Detroit Lions
Bye 10
-3 CSWR: Ranked 23rd among DFs
CBS: Ranked 20th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=9, INT=9, SACK=43, DTD=2, PA=400, FPPG=6.2, TFP=99
Cleveland Browns helmet
Cleveland Browns
Bye 13
-3 CSWR: Ranked 32nd among DFs
CBS: Ranked 29th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=10, INT=11, SACK=29, DTD=2, PA=432, FPPG=5.2, TFP=83