One of my friends shared a link with me involving this subject and said I should do a topic about this as well. I took a couple of days and comprised my own list of players you should avoid during your fantasy football drafts.
Honestly, did we really see the best out of Colin Kaepernick two or three years ago? What made him effective was the ability to run the read option. Once teams started to figure it out, they figured him out also. He still has the ability to make plays with his feet, but if his accuracy as a passer hasn’t improved, him and the 49’ers offense may be in for a long season.
I thought I would never see Reggie Wayne in another uniform (I thought the same with Steve Smith and looked how that turned out). In the last 2 seasons, he as hasn’t eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving or scored more than 2 touchdowns. It’s not like Joe Flacco was his quarterback or something. He’s been playing with Andrew Luck. New England has just as many weapons, including Gronk.
Speaking of Joe Flacco, he’s equivalent to a mystery box: you don’t know what you’re going to get. No disrespect to Justin Forsett, but if the running back becomes a one hit wonder then Flacco is in trouble. In addition, he lost his deep threat WR and has an aging WR as his number one.
Two things that concerns me about Run DMC: his health and his position on the depth chart. I feel like he has a condo on the injury list as much as he spends time there. Also, Joseph Randle is the starter for now. I’m not sure how they will split carries in Dallas but I’m pretty sure McFadden will get the short end of the stick, for now.
CJ Anderson (First Round)
The committee of running backs hurts him, even though they will be running the ball more in Denver this year. ESPN has him ranked very high this year for whatever reason. These running backs should go before CJ in this order:
Jimmy Graham (Not High)
Jimmy Graham’s production last season was subpar due to lingering injuries and being in an offense that wasn’t as efficient as years past. Now going from a pass-happy offense to a run-happy offense makes things that much worse. There are reports he will be doing more blocking than he’s ever done. I’m not saying he won’t be a red zone threat but don’t expect him to be a top TE like before.
Any Cleveland Browns Players
Well.. there’s the Browns. Until proven that someone can produce on a consistent basis, don’t touch anybody from the city of Cleveland. I rather have you draft players from Jacksonville.