2021 Fantasy Football Busts

Our fantasy football busts are determined dynamically by comparing our 2021 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

Tennessee Titans helmet
Ryan Tannehill
#17 TEN Titans - 8 years exp
-6 CSWR: Ranked 15th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 9th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=3819, PATD=33, RUCA=43, RUYD=266, RUTD=7, INT=7, FUM=1, FPPG=25.2, TFP=403
Chicago Bears helmet
Justin Fields
#1 CHI Bears - Rookie
-5 CSWR: Ranked 27th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 22nd among QBs
Arizona Cardinals helmet
Kyler Murray
#13 ARI Cardinals - 2 years exp
-3 CSWR: Ranked 7th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 4th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=3971, PATD=26, RUCA=133, RUYD=819, RUTD=11, INT=12, FUM=4, FPPG=26.9, TFP=431

Running Back Busts

Cleveland Browns helmet
Kareem Hunt
#34 CLE Browns - 3 years exp
-6 CSWR: Ranked 33rd among RBs
CBS: Ranked 27th among RBs
GAM=16, RUCA=198, RUYD=841, RUTD=6, RETR=51, RECP=38, REYD=304, RETD=5, FUM=0, FPPG=11.3, TFP=180
Atlanta Falcons helmet
Mike Davis
#22 ATL Falcons - 5 years exp
-5 CSWR: Ranked 29th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 24th among RBs
GAM=14, RUCA=165, RUYD=642, RUTD=6, RETR=70, RECP=59, REYD=373, RETD=2, FUM=1, FPPG=10.5, TFP=148
Dallas Cowboys helmet
Tony Pollard
#34 DAL Cowboys - 2 years exp
-5 CSWR: Ranked 46th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 41st among RBs
GAM=16, RUCA=101, RUYD=435, RUTD=4, RETR=40, RECP=28, REYD=193, RETD=1, FUM=0, FPPG=5.8, TFP=93

Wide Receiver Busts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Antonio Brown
#84 TB Buccaneers - 10 years exp
-8 CSWR: Ranked 52nd among WRs
CBS: Ranked 44th among WRs
GAM=8, RETR=61, RECP=45, REYD=483, RETD=4, RUYD=-2, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=9, TFP=72
Los Angeles Rams helmet
Cooper Kupp
#80 LAR Rams - 4 years exp
-6 CSWR: Ranked 29th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 23rd among WRs
GAM=15, RETR=124, RECP=92, REYD=974, RETD=3, RUYD=33, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=7.8, TFP=117
Dallas Cowboys helmet
Amari Cooper
#89 DAL Cowboys - 5 years exp
-5 CSWR: Ranked 18th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 13th among WRs
GAM=16, RETR=130, RECP=92, REYD=1114, RETD=5, RUYD=14, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.9, TFP=143

Tight End Busts

Green Bay Packers helmet
Robert Tonyan
#85 GB Packers - 3 years exp
-5 CSWR: Ranked 15th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 10th among TEs
GAM=15, RETR=59, RECP=52, REYD=586, RETD=11, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=8.3, TFP=125
Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Rob Gronkowski
#87 TB Buccaneers - 11 years exp
-4 CSWR: Ranked 23rd among TEs
CBS: Ranked 19th among TEs
GAM=16, RETR=77, RECP=45, REYD=623, RETD=7, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.5, TFP=104
Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
O.J. Howard
#85 TB Buccaneers - 4 years exp
-4 CSWR: Ranked 33rd among TEs
CBS: Ranked 29th among TEs
GAM=4, RETR=19, RECP=11, REYD=146, RETD=2, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.6, TFP=27

Kicker Busts

Minnesota Vikings helmet
Greg Joseph
#0 MIN Vikings - 3 years exp
-5 CSWR: Ranked 26th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 21st among Ks
Tennessee Titans helmet
Stephen Gostkowski
#3 TEN Titans - 15 years exp
-4 CSWR: Ranked 23rd among Ks
CBS: Ranked 19th among Ks
GAM=15, MAFG=18, MIFG=8, MAXP=46, MIXP=2, FPPG=4.9, TFP=74
Philadelphia Eagles helmet
Jake Elliott
#8 PHI Eagles - 4 years exp
-4 CSWR: Ranked 32nd among Ks
CBS: Ranked 28th among Ks
GAM=16, MAFG=14, MIFG=5, MAXP=24, MIXP=2, FPPG=3.1, TFP=49

Defense Busts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
-7 CSWR: Ranked 12th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 5th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=10, INT=15, SACK=48, DTD=1, PA=355, FPPG=6.8, TFP=108
Cincinnati Bengals helmet
Cincinnati Bengals
-4 CSWR: Ranked 32nd among DFs
CBS: Ranked 28th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=11, SACK=17, DTD=0, PA=424, FPPG=3.2, TFP=51
Kansas City Chiefs helmet
Kansas City Chiefs
-3 CSWR: Ranked 17th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 14th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=16, SACK=32, DTD=2, PA=362, FPPG=5.8, TFP=92