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: Place kickers
Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons vs. Arizona Cardinals
Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1
- The Falcons kicker netted three of four three-point attempts in Week
1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. However, the Falcons had trouble moving
the ball overall in their first week - their offense still has some issues,
especially in the passing game.
- The Cards were lucky enough to face the St. Louis Rams last week,
but Arizona was one of the worst kicking matchups for fantasy boots in 2009
(5.9 kicking points allowed per game, which ranked them among the five best
defenses in limiting kickers).
- Bryant, who has now missed a field goal try in each of his last four
regular season games, had accuracy issues in the preseason, too. It's hard
to bank every week on someone with shaky field goal accuracy whose team might
not even give him many extra point tries.
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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