Fantasy football busts: WR - Week 2

by Cory J. Bonini on September 16, 2010 @ 16:17:00 PDT

 


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.

Fantasy football busts: Wide receivers

Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints

Fantasy value: No. 2 or No. 3

  • San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree
    Crabtree likely will disappoint again
    After missing much of the late offseason with a neck injury, Crabtree looked lost at times in Week 1. He caught just two balls for 12 yards. The 49ers' quarterback play is far from stable, and they prefer to remain a run-first team. 
  • While we understand some of the Saints' success last week against the Minnesota Vikings can be attributed to a rusty Brett Favre and a less than stellar receiving corps, New Orleans has an aggressive defense with a lot of playmakers. They held Minnesota receivers to four receptions for 56 yards in Week 1.
  • Crabtree struggled to find the end zone in his rookie year, and the 49ers have several quality red zone options. Playing him this week as a second or third receiver is risky; he's a slightly safer option in PPR formats.

Devin Aromashodu, Chicago Bears at Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy value: No. 2 or No. 3

  • The recipient of 12 targets in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions, Aromashodu posted a respectable five catches for 71 yards. Our sources say he'll be used inconsistently from week to week, and fantasy owners can't forget the slew of other hands that will want the football in Chicago's offense. 
  • Speaking of the Detroit Lions, the Cowboys' defense isn't the Lions'. Dallas held the Washington Redskins' receiving corps to seven catches for 88 yards Sunday night and denied them from finding the end zone.
  • PPR owners should consider Aromashodu closer to the No. 2 than the No. 3 of our projected fantasy value range.
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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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