Fantasy football busts: TE - Week 16

by Tim Heaney on December 23, 2010 @ 12:10:00 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 12 to Week 15, unless otherwise specified.

Fantasy football busts: Tight ends

Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers at. St. Louis Rams

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1

    San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis
    Davis not a good bet
  • Davis' last three games versus his divisional foes have gone well: four catches and 79 yards in Week 10, and a combined 9-132-2 line in two contests last year.
  • Davis saw just one target in Week 15. Defenses know that he'll be a key in the Niners' offense. Though Alex Smith rejuvenated Davis' stock in Week 14, it looks like Troy Smith will start in Week 16. That'll hurt Davis' stock.
  • The Rams have been solid against tight ends, allowing just 3.25 catches, 26.0 yards and 0.25 touchdowns per game, including limiting the well-versed New Orleans Saints' positional group. The Rams have also been one of the worst fantasy matchups for tight ends all season.
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