Fantasy football busts: WR - Week 7

by Cory J. Bonini and Tim Heaney on October 21, 2010 @ 11:47:00 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.

Note: All statistical averages are from Week 3 to Week 6, unless otherwise specified.

Fantasy football busts: Wide receivers

Michael Jenkins, Atlanta Falcons vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 3

    Green Bay Packers WR Donald Driver
    Driver has been stuck in park
  • Jenkins returned to action for his first appearance all season in Week 6. He was targeted 12 times and caught five balls for 99 yards as a specific piece of the game plan. Furthermore, Atlanta was playing catch-up most of the game against the Philadelphia Eagles last week.
  • Don't expect the party to continue in Week 7. The Bengals have had an extra week to prepare for the Falcons and have a formidable secondary. Cincy's defense has permitted only 10.33 grabs for 129.3 yards and 0.33 touchdowns per game to the position. 

Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 3

  • Driver has been pretty quiet as of late, averaging 4.75 catches for 59.8 yards and 0.25 scores in the past four weeks. He has been targeted an average of 6.75 times per game in this span.
  • In his last four games against the Vikes, Driver has averaged five receptions for 51 yards and hasn't scored. His best game in that timeframe was a 6-63-0 line in Week 8 last season.
  • Only the New Orleans Saints have allowed fewer receiving yards per game than the Vikings (94.7) in the past four weeks. Minnesota has allowed 8.33 receptions and 1.00 receiving scores per game in their past three contests.

NEW - Roy Williams, Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Fantasy value: High-end No. 2 

  • With Dez Bryant still hobbled by an ankle injury, Williams has pounced with 14 catches, 232 yards and five touchdowns over his last three games. He's earning quarterback Tony Romo's trust and has one or two red zone looks in four of his five games this year.
  • However, note that last week he only had three looks, and two of them were touchdowns. His value is slightly inflated because of his scores.  
  • The G-men have allowed 0.75 touchdowns per game to wideouts but have only otherwise yielded 9.00 receptions and 124.5 yards to the position.
  • New York has smothered the passing games of the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans, and has at times limited that of the Cowboys. Romo has been successful against them in the past, but even though Romo has been sacked in just two games, the Giants' pressure might be more than Dallas can handle.
  • Though Williams went 6-60-2 in Week 13 against the Giants last season, he only grabbed one pass for 18 yards in last year's Week 2 matchup. Though Williams should be in most lineups, he probably won't do much else if he doesn't find paydirt.
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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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