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Top 5 fantasy busts of the 2015 NFL season

October 30, 2015

  1. CJ Anderson- running back

So far this seaScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.30.50 PMson, CJ Anderson has been a complete and utter bust. He was ranked seventh overall by ESPN in the fantasy Pre-season and taken in the first round in many fantasy drafts. He appeared to have major skill as a running back for the Denver Broncos when he took over the starting job in Week 10 last season, but the flashes of greatness have not transpired. He has only run for 180 yards on 67 carries through Week 7 during this season.




  1. Eddie Lacy-running back

Despite being injurScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.33.17 PMed for some of the season already, Eddie Lacy is a disappointment. In his first six games of the season he has had 67 carries for 260 yards and one touchdown. This total doesn’t seem so bad, but Lacy was a first round pick in many drafts and his point totals so far have not resembled that of a first rounder. With James Starks getting a larger role in the Packers offense, Lacy needs to start producing to avoid becoming a fantasy liability for the rest of the season.



  1. Demarco Murray-running back

Although he had aScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.33.29 PM great game on Oct. 15. against an average Giants rushing defense, Demarco Murray isn’t putting up the numbers fantasy owners thought he would with a ranking of ninth overall. The Eagles have not used him to the best of his ability, by only giving him 29 carries through the first four games. However the Eagles seem to be figuring out how to give him a larger and more effective role by giving him 42 carries total in Weeks 5 and 6 for 192 yards and two touchdowns.





  1. Peyton Manning-quarterback

The Peyton MScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.32.51 PManning seen now is not the Peyton Manning of 2013. Manning, 39 years old, is coming off a season in which he played through a torn right quadricep. Ranked as the fifth best fantasy quarterback before the season, some thought that was too low for the 2013 league MVP. As of now that ranking seems way too generous considering his seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions so far this season. For any fantasy owners of Manning, picking up a new quarterback such as Blake Bortles or Ryan Tannehill for the rest of the fantasy season may be a good idea.






  1.  Dez Bryant-wide receiver

Dez Bryant’s fScreen Shot 2015-10-30 at 2.29.40 PMantasy performance is not the reason he is a member of this list. The main reason is how high he was selected in relation to how little he has played due to injury. Bryant was ranked before the season as the number two wide receiver in fantasy football but in Week 1, after getting five receptions for 48 yards, the Pro Bowl wide receiver went down with an injury. Bryant is said to possibly return in Week 7 or 8 but so far for fantasy owners, he has been a waste of a pick.

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