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2015 Fantasy Football First Half Busts

We are half way through the fantasy football season and it's time to start bashing the guys who have been causing a lot of anger (and losses) for fantasy owners!


  • Peyton Manning
    • Yes, we know this guy was getting older and coming off a serious neck injury but Peyton isn't even playing at the level of a guy worthy of starting in the NFL. Last year, Peyton threw for over 4,700 yards and 39 touchdowns - very respectable. Through 7 games this season, Peyton has failed to throw a touchdown 3 times! He has just 7 touchdowns on the season with 11 interceptions. 
  • Andrew Luck
    • Luck was the #1 quarterback selected in almost every league's draft this year, however he isn't playing like the best QB in the league. His weapons got stronger, adding Frank Gore and Andre Johnson but his offensive line has been his downfall. Similar to Peyton, Luck has double digit interceptions with 12 but that has come in just 6 games, as he was forced to sit out 2 games with an injury. Luck has thrown at least 2 interceptions in 5 of his 6 games started.
  • Russell Wilson
    • Everyone was so high on Wilson coming into the season with the acquisition of Jimmy Graham. Little did they know, that trading his two time pro-bowl center Max Unger to get the star tight end would hurt Wilson in the long run. In all but one game this year, Wilson has managed to throw just a single touchdown. The one game he didn't, he threw 2. On the year Wilson has 9 touchdown passes with 6 interceptions. 

Running Backs

  • Eddie Lacy
    • Remember when Jordy Nelson suffered a season ending injury in preseason? Eddie Lacy was supposed to handle a huge workload on the ground and lead this Packers offense. Unfortunately that has not been the case. Lacy has averaged just over 11 carries per game and has rushed for over 50 yards just twice this year. Lacy has also not been involved in the passing attack, as he has caught just 10 passes on the year from quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
  • C.J. Anderson 
    • I was never high on Anderson and was not sure why people would make him a first round pick, but nonetheless he was taken in the 1st round of nearly every league's draft. Anderson over the first 6 weeks, failed to rush for a touchdown or rush for over 43 yards in a game. He hit the 100 yard mark last week and scored his 1st touchdown of the season, but I wouldn't count on that kind of production moving forward. Ronnie Hillman is the top dog for the Broncos.
  • Melvin Gordon
    • There was a lot of hype surrounding Melvin Gordon coming out of Wisconsin and joining Philip Rivers in a very good Chargers offense. However the rookie has had nothing but struggles so far this year. Gordon has yet to score his first NFL touchdown and has not rushed for more than 54 yards in any game. Gordon has also lost 3 fumbles, which won't help his playing time.

Wide Receivers

  • Andre Johnson
    • Andre Johnson is one of the best wide receivers in the 10 years, consistently putting up 1,000 yard seasons when healthy. He's done this with never really having a good quarterback. Yes, he's now 34 but playing with Andrew Luck, arguably the best QB in the game today. Over the first 4 games of the season, Johnson totaled 7 catches for 51 yards, including getting shutout in weeks 3 and 4. It wasn't until Matt Hasselbeck replaced the injured Andrew Luck that Johnson got on track, with 2 TDs against his old team.
  • Golden Tate
    • Coming off a 99 catch, 1,300 yard season, Golden Tate was expected to have another big season in Detroit. However Tate has been quite the disappointment. Known for picking up big chunks of yards on each catch, Tate has just 377 yards on 40 catches. He has been held under 50 yards in half of the Lions games this year and he has just 1 touchdown.
  • Randall Cobb
    • Losing Jordy Nelson not only hurt Aaron Rodgers but it has had a negative effect on Cobb's play. Cobb started the season off hot, scoring in his first game, going over 100 yards in his second and scoring 3 times in his third, but it's been downhill from there. Over the last 4 weeks, Cobb has been held scoreless and under 45 yards.

Tight Ends

  • Jimmy Graham 
    • For as big as Graham is, he hasn't been much of a red zone weapon for Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. Graham has just 2 touchdowns on the year and has now gone 5 straight games without a score. Graham has been held to 31 yards or less in half of the Seahawks games. Benjamin Watson, his replacement in New Orleans, has the same amount of catches on the year (38) but has totaled 22 more yards and 1 more touchdown. 
  • Jordan Cameron
    • Cameron was supposed to shine in Miami with a good quarterback like Ryan Tannehill throwing him the ball. However Cameron has just 19 catches in 7 games, and in 6 of those games he has only 2 or 3 catches. He has also gone 5 straight games with less than 35 yards. The man who replaced him in Cleveland, Gary Barnidge, has over 600 receiving yards on the year with 6 touchdowns.
  • Vernon Davis
    • This man has so much upside due to his speed, size and athletic ability. However he has been unable to produce much on the field since his 13 touchdown season two years ago. Davis has just 18 catches in 6 games this year, but has been shipped to Denver and maybe Peyton Manning can revive him and get him back to what he once was.
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