In this article KFFL breaks down fantasy football busts of the week. Some high-level players will be included, because you need to know when is time to sit a player even though it may not seem appropriate. Primarily, however, we will address the midrange to low-end fantasy options that you rack your brain over each week. Read on to learn which of these players that you wouldn't want in your lineup.
Note: All statistics are from Week 2 to Week 5, unless otherwise noted.
Fantasy football busts: Place kickers
John Carney, New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants
Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1
- The Saints activated suspended place kicker Garrett Hartley this week, but that won't affect Carney's availability to kick this week.
- Still, only one team has allowed fewer opportunities on a per-game basis to place kickers (Denver Broncos).
- The Saints' potential for putting Carney in position to attempt several kicks means he'll probably remain in your lineup, but you might have a safer option.
NEW - Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1 or bench
- The Texas native has posted more than seven kicking points just once this year: 12 against the St. Louis Rams, a team that rivals the Lions in ineptitude.
- Sure, it's easy to play a kicker against the Lions, but don't be shocked if Crosby sees more PAT chances than field goal opps against Detroit, which would limit his potential gains. Per game, since Week 1, the Lions have allowed many more one-point setups (3.75) than extra point attempts (1.00).
About Cory J. Bonini
Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.
Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.
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