2016 has been tough. No, I’m not going to veer into the political cesspool – I’m solely referring to the tenor of fantasy in the current year. We’ve had a rookie running back (a running back!) lead many teams deep into the playoffs, and will likely crown quite a few folks as well. We’ve seen the Green Bay offense go to the dogs for six weeks, only to be resurrected at just the right time. And we’ve watched quite a few highly touted players fall flat on their fantasy faces. With the end of 2016 nigh, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some of those fantasy failures.
I’ll preface this by running down some of the rules and such that I used to create this list. I took a look at positional August ADP data as furnished by our own Ryan McDowell. I then compared that data to current positional rankings both in terms of total points and points per game. I elected to throw out any player that flopped mostly due to injury and/or missed playing time. This is about players who actually got on the field and failed, not those who sat hopelessly on the sidelines. So players like Rob Gronkowski, Dez Bryant and Keenan Allen escaped the flop moniker. So grab a drink if you think you’ll need one (I know based on my fantasy season I could use it) and let’s get to it.
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