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Biggest Fantasy Busts So Far This Season

By: Josh Clark

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This may go down as one of the worst fantasy seasons when it comes to first round draft pick busts. I took injuries, play and draft position into account with these rankings.

Here are the biggest fantasy busts this season:

1. Eddie Lacy (GB/RB) - Lacy has been the biggest bust of all. Fantasy players had Lacy locked in as a top four pick in drafts. He has responded by only scoring one touchdown and rushing for 85 yards or better twice out of six games. Combine that with an injured ankle and James Starks scoring two touchdowns in week seven alone, Lacy has a lot of work to do to make up for the faith fantasy players had in him.

2. Jamaal Charles (KC/RB) - Charles is on the list simply because he is out for the season with a torn ACL. Was he having a bad season, no. But he was picked in the top 5 picks of fantasy drafts and teams won't have him for the rest of the season.

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3. C.J. Anderson (DAL/RB) - Simply put, C.J. Anderson has been a disaster this season. Anderson has yet to run for more than 43 yards in a game and has zero touchdowns. That's a tough pill to swallow for fantasy players that drafted Anderson in the first or second round of drafts.

4. - DeMarco Murray(PHI/WR) - Murray would be higher on this list if it weren't for his last two weeks, but it's hard for fantasy leaguers to forget his first four weeks of the season when he missed a game and rushed for 47 combined yards in the other three.

5. Jeremy Hill - (CIN/RB) - Hill would be above Murray if it weren't for his six touchdowns this season. He's losing touches to Giovani Bernard every week and has yet to go over 63 yards rushing in a game this season.

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6. Andrew Luck (IND/QB) - Andrew luck's shoulder injury has made him look terrible all season. Many teams cut bait and sold him low because desperation set in. Luck has thrown eight touchdowns and seven interceptions on the season. He missed weeks four and five, and did return in week six with his first 300 yard plus passing game. He also threw for three touchdowns in that game, while not throwing any interceptions for the first time this season.

7. Antonio Brown (Pit/WR) - Brown is a victim of playing on a team that lost it's star quarterback. Brown was picked as the first receiver in most fantasy drafts and has put up 11 catches for a combined 121 yards over the last three weeks, while he had 29 catches for 436 yards in the first three. The good news is that Ben Roethlisberger should be returning in week 8.

8. Peyton Manning (Den/QB) - Manning would be a lot higher on this list if he was taken higher in fantasy drafts. Manning obviously doesn't have the arm strength he used to have and he's currently having his worst fantasy season ever. Manning is currently the 28th ranked quarterback in fantasy this season and should be benched until further notice in all leagues.

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9. Mike Evans (TB/WR) - A likely top ten selected WR in fantasy drafts this season. Evans has been beset by a hamstring injury that has cost nearly half of his season. He's only gone over 100 yards receiving one time and has zero touchdowns.

10. Alshon Jeffery (CHI/WR) -  Another top ten WR selection that has been wasting away on fantasy benches is Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery did redeem himself with a monster game in week six, however, he missed weeks two through five with a hamstring injury.

11. T.Y. Hilton (IND/WR) - T.Y. is in the same boat as Antonio Brown. He can't throw himself the ball down the field. With Andrew Luck struggling with an injured shoulder for most of the season, Hilton has only scored one touchdown. It does appear that Luck may be getting on track after his three touchdown performance against New England.

Honorable Mention: Dez Bryant (DAL/WR), Ben Roethilisberger (Pit/QB), Tony Romo (Dal/QB)

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