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 8 to Week 11, unless otherwise specified.
Fantasy football busts: Quarterbacks
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons vs. Green Bay Packers
Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1
GB should slow down Ryan
- Ryan has averaged 268.0 passing yards and 2.00 touchdown throws per
game; this year, he's putting up a career-best completion percentage (63.1)
and is on pace for his first 4,000-yard season.
- The Packers, however, haven't been kind to QBs, allowing just 215.7
passing yards and 0.33 touchdown throws per game in shutting down Mark
Sanchez (New York Jets), Jon
Kitna (Dallas Cowboys) and Brett
Favre (Minnesota Vikings).
- Ryan hasn't faced many competent pass rushes in his last four contests
(the Baltimore Ravens in Week 10 being the exception),
and the Pack's pressure can throw QBs off kilter. Though Roddy
White is his best friend, Ryan will probably have to deal with Packers
cornerback Charles Woodson covering tight end
Tony Gonzalez. Might be a long day if the underneath
routes are taken away.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
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