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.
David Akers, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Green Bay Packers
Fantasy value: No. 1
- Akers comes off another superb kicking year, making 86.5 percent of his field goal attempts. The Eagles offense has transferred quarterback duties from Donovan McNabb to Kevin Kolb, who had trouble moving the ball in the preseason. The Eagles' O has fueled Akers' fantasy stock for years.
- The Pack D did no favors for opposing boots last year. Per game, Green Bay allowed the fewest kicker points (4.6) and field goal attempts (1.06).
- Green Bay's aggressive D might give Kolb some problems in the first game of the season. The Pack led the league in interceptions last year and boasts capable sackers. Akers' chances might dwindle as a result.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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