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  • 10/13/2010, 10:21PM ET

6 Most Disappointing Fantasy Football Picks

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The goal here is to basically pick the biggest disappointments of the 2010 fantasy season. It may seem premature, but FF is all about immediate production and superstar numbers.

My Picks (no order)
1. Dwayne Bowe- 20 pts
2. Greg Jennings- 36 pts
3. Johnathan Stewart- 27 pts
4. DeAngelo Williams- 39 pts
5. Mike Sims Walker- 31 pts
6. Jerome Harrison- 9 points

Bowe was supposed to be ready to duplicate his 1000 yard, 2008 season...instead he's topped out at 9 receptions in 4 games. He's caught more than 2 passes in only two games and has a high of 65 yards...not worth even the 62 average draft position he has

Jennings is a 1000 yard receiver...so why does he have only 14 receptions and 185 yards. He has 2 receptions each in the last three games and a high of 25 yards in those. His saving grace is TDs.

Stewart and Williams have teamed up to provide a HUGE disappointment. Once the most prolific duo, Williams only gets about 50 yards a game and Stewart is underperforming worse.

Walker was supposed to break out, but he hasn't shown up. Two zero weeks is sad for a supposedly number 2.

And Harrison...promising to end last year. But 9 pts isn't good for anyone


I dont know where you are getting your points but I am getting mine from football focus today.

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Mike Sims Walker

Seriously, Walker. JAX is a run first team and has an average QB at best. The guy is not even a top WR in the league. Also, WR have a history of being disappointment in JAX

Jennings

"His saving grace is TDs."

So how is he a disappointment? All I want from my fantasy players is points. If they get a 100 yards and 0 TDs or they 20 yards and 2 TDs, I dont care.

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Brett Favre

Last year had a terrific year 21.4 Fantasy points, this year he has been a turnover machine. 63 points so far at around 15 a game and had he not had the 4th quarter TDs against the Jets, those numbers could have been a lot worse. T

he 15 fantasy points productions is his worst in 10 years

Owen Daniels

I understand he is coming of an injury but still. 2 points of production per game. 113 Yards and 0 TDs in 5 games. In the game Schaub threw for nearly 500 yards against WAS, Daniels has 2 catches for 24 yards.


Sorry. Should have said. I was using ESPN standard scoring.

Walker- This guy was supposed to continue to break out of his shell and build on a 869, 7 TD, 120 fantasy pt (non PPR) season. But two weeks with a goose egg? His average draft position on ESPN was 53 and no one taken in the first half of a draft should be putting up goose eggs. He's completely failed expectations.

Jennings- His ADP was 31 (top of the third round) and he was the 10th WR on the ADP rankings. 3 TDs this early isn't bad at all but a TD with 18 yards is still only 7 points. A star number one should be scoring double digits, not the respectable 7-8 points you might look for in a low end flex play. And we've now seen 3 weeks of that. BIG disappointment.

Both of your picks have lower ADP...they weren't projected for nice years. Daniels comes in at a whopping 115! Coming off injury, no one expected him to have star numbers and TEs have much less upside. Yeah he's underperforming, but who was looking for gold? Favre was the 8th QB and honestly, who expected a repeat of last year's numbers? Offseason talk was even about whether he'd last the season.

Lower expectations=less disappointment


Sims Walker

Here is the thing with people predicting breakout years, they rarely occur. Sims Walker had a good year last year because JAX has no legitimate no 1 receiver and someone had to get all the catches. I am surprised that ESPN had him ranked at 51 but him playing inconsistently is really not a surprise.

Jennings

The thing with WR are they are streaky. Jennings last year had 5 games in which he had over a 100 yards receiving which helped his fntasy points considerably. On the flip side, he had 9 games in which he had 0 Tds and and less than 60 yards including a goose egg vs CIN

Favre

Nobody expected him to be as good as last year but as of now, he is the 24th best QB in terms of fantasy points. Its bad when ur receiver puts up a goose egg, its worse when its ur QB. That is what Favre did against NYJ. Had he not had that late surge against NYJ, his fantasy rating would have been worse.

There has always been talk whether he could finish the season. Even with the NYJ, his fantasy numbers were better than what he has now.

Daniels
Next argument.


ESPN did not rank him at 51. His average draft position in ESPN leagues was 51...which means fantasy players were high on him. He was leaving the board in the 4th or 5th round in most cases, higher than either of your picks. And if breakout seasons never occur, where do new stars come from? Breakouts happen, and Walker was a prime candidate for one. Considering he is still the only viable option for all the catches in JAX, that's a moot point.

Someone as good as Jennings shouldn't be shut down for 4 games straight. 20 yards in three consecutive games is abysmal for a number one. He's a stud considering 2008-2009, but he isn't producing like one now. And he's played 5 games without 100 yards yet. That's disappointing considering he has an elite fantasy QB throwing to him

Favre got 16 points against NY, and it doesn't really matter when he got them. Point is, he showed some life and he threw three TDs and 250 yards. I could say Walker has straight zeroes if you take away his few deep balls, or Jennings without his 3 TDS, but I'm not. Just like Favre can't be discounted his late game surge in NY. It happened, he made the throws, and he's showing life unlike the others


"And if breakout seasons never occur, where do new stars come from"

I said whenever a player is predicted to breakout it rarely happens. I do not know why someone would take such an unproven player as there fifth pick, I can name 15 WR better than this guy in terms of fantasy points. How can you consider Walker. JAX was 19th best offense last year and added ONLY 2 players on offense. The result is a 26th rank passing offense which was dead last until the game against the Bills.

That's disappointing considering he has an elite fantasy QB throwing to him

That fantasy QB also loves to spread the ball around. Rodgers had 4 good receiving threats in Lee, Finley, Driver and Jennings. He had a good game against PHI (14 points) and decent games against CHI and DET (7 and 8 points). He went through the same troubles last year. Disappearing for 3 weeks and then coming back with a big game.

[b] Point is, he showed some life and he threw three TDs and 250 yards [b]

Lets not forget the three fumbles and game sealing INT. Also, that 16 points performance was almost as much as his total in the first 3 games (17 points).

October 13, 2010  10:28 PM ET

It won't post

October 13, 2010  10:28 PM ET

Hard to argue with that argument.

October 13, 2010  10:29 PM ET
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It won't post

Why not?

October 13, 2010  10:29 PM ET

Not sure why.

October 13, 2010  10:30 PM ET

Well then.

October 13, 2010  10:30 PM ET

Shorten the character count to around 1170 if you're on Firefox

October 13, 2010  10:31 PM ET

thanks outlaw. I wasn't aware of the problem.

October 13, 2010  10:48 PM ET
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Shorten the character count to around 1170 if you're on Firefox

or Safari

October 13, 2010  10:55 PM ET

Damn, I wanted this! I have 2 studs from last year that are now duds no thanks to their QBs....

October 13, 2010  11:07 PM ET
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Damn, I wanted this! I have 2 studs from last year that are now duds no thanks to their QBs....

Fitz and Ward?

October 14, 2010  02:46 AM ET
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Fitz and Ward?

I expected a drop off in Fitz's production after Warner left and Ward because of Ben's suspension. The Ward one is not surprising at all.

October 14, 2010  04:35 AM ET

Try poor Steve Smith and Vincent Jackson.

October 14, 2010  06:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Try poor Steve Smith and Vincent Jackson.

Joseph Addai

October 14, 2010  06:42 AM ET
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Joseph Addai sucks

Aint that the truth.

October 14, 2010  07:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Try poor Steve Smith and Vincent Jackson.

i have him...also marquis colson giant bust

October 14, 2010  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Try poor Steve Smith and Vincent Jackson.

how is vincent jackson a disappointment? did anyone really draft him in the first 10 rounds? first 12 rounds? at that point every pick is basically a flyer anyway. a fantasy bust should be taken atleast in the first five rounds.

October 14, 2010  09:18 AM ET

Leaning right...

October 14, 2010  09:55 AM ET
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Leaning right...

why pray tell

October 14, 2010  11:53 AM ET

Im sorry but Jerome Harrison probably wasnt even drafted in most leagues......Maybe not even sims walker either.

 
October 14, 2010  11:54 AM ET

Wheres Witten?

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