2021 Fantasy Football Busts
Bust: A player who is predicted to have a poor season compared to general expectations. The player might be injury-prone, have a future star behind them in the depth chart, or just won't be able to live up to their hype. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
Our writers have classified the following players as busts for 2021. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Matt Ryan||QB||ATL||36||13||QB - #17|
Over the previous nine seasons, Ryan delivered two elite seasons (2016 – 5,061/38 and 2018 – 5,049/38) while also shining in 2012 (4,860/33). Much of his success over this span came from the excellent play by Julio Jones (794/11,999/52). In his down years, Ryan generally delivered better than league average stats at the quarte... Read More
|Miles Sanders||RB||PHI||2||RB - #18|
Despite injuries on the offensive line, the Eagles running backs gained 4.90 yards per rush. Game score led to a drop of 100 carries with regression in chances and success in the passing game (60... Read More
|Raheem Mostert||RB||SF||29||6||RB - #31|
Over his first three years in the NFL, Mostert gained only 36 yards on seven carries while bouncing between five different franchises. He flashed off the bench in 2018, highlighted by his 7.7 yards per rush.
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|David Johnson||RB||HOU||29||6||RB - #42|
The running back for Houston saw a drop of 96 rushing attempts from 2019 despite gaining 4.4 yards per carry. They also had success in yards per catch (8.7) with a high catch rate (76.7).... Read More
|Logan Thomas||TE||WAS||30||7||TE - #12|
Washington turned to the tight end position late, leading to a jump in catches (75), receiving yards (688), and touchdowns (6). Despite the rise in chances, they gained only 9.2 yards per catch.<... Read More
|Eric Ebron||TE||PIT||28||7||TE - #23|
With Ben Roethlisberger back behind center, their tight end regains some of their lost value (71/657/5). The addition of Eric Ebron didn't work out as planned, leading to short yards per catch (9... Read More
|Odell Beckham||WR||CLE||28||7||WR - #31|
The wide receiver production lost about 6.3 and 7.0 percent of the overall completion by the Browns and percentage of passing yards. Baker Mayfield looked to his wideouts 248 times (334 in 2018 a... Read More
|Kenny Golladay||WR||NYG||28||4||WR - #41|
The Giants' wide receiver had a similar opportunity last year as in 2019, but lower passing attempts led to a sharp decline in catches (177), receiving yards (2,126), touchdowns (9), and targets (280).... Read More
|N'Keal Harry||WR||NE||2||WR - #112|
I'd love to say that Harry is a third-year breakout player, but it would take a lot of faith in his game after two quiet seasons (12/105/2 and 33/309/2) with New England. In his time in the NFL, he's gaining only 9.2 yards per catch with two catches over 20 yards.
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