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 statistical averages are from Week 12 to Week 15, unless otherwise specified.
Fantasy football busts: Defensive teams
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
KC starting to wilt?
- The Saints' D has woken up since they've gotten their full secondary back
in the lineup. They've been a midrange fantasy defense in the last month,
averaging 2.50 sacks, 0.75 interceptions and 0.75 fumble recoveries.
- Atlanta gave NO a tough go in their first meeting this year and is at home,
where they've typically performed better. Atlanta has yielded just 1.50 sacks
and 1.00 interceptions per game, and they've been one of the top offenses
in ball security all season.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans
Fantasy value: Bench
- The Chiefs have been a useful fantasy unit in the last month: 2.50
sacks, 1.50 interceptions and 0.50 fumble recoveries per game.
- The Titans have shown better ball control with Kerry Collins behind
center. He has been sacked four times in the last month, but three came in
Week 15. KC's pass rush hasn't been reliable all year, and the Titans have
allowed just 1.25 sacks per game in the last four contests. They've thrown
1.50 picks per game, but three of those came from when Rusty Smith was starting.
- Sources say the Chiefs' defense is wearing down, which isn't a promising
note when facing Chris Johnson.
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