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3 Quarterbacks Who Could Be Fantasy Football Busts in 2019

Max Staley
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Quarterbacks have had more success in recent years thanks to rule changes designed to specifically benefit the position. Even so, not every quarterback can live up to their draft position in fantasy football. Just last season, we saw Tom Brady finish as QB14 despite being drafted as a bonafide QB1.

With that in mind, here are three quarterbacks who could be fantasy football busts in the 2019 season.

3. Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints

NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints
NFC Championship - Los Angeles Rams v New Orleans Saints / Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Drew Brees was ridiculous over the first eight games of the season, tossing 18 touchdowns while tallying 2,336 yards and just one interception. However, over the second half of the season, Brees threw for 1,656 yards, 14 TDs and four INTs. With the New Orleans Saints seemingly transitioning to a more run-heavy offense, Brees' production could be more in line with his second half of 2018 than his first. He'll still undoubtedly be productive, but QB8 might be a little too high for Brees this season.

2. Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Jared Goff was on a torrid pace to start the 2018 season, but his production fell off once Todd Gurley started missing time due to injury. Over the first eight games of the campaign, Goff averaged 9.6 yards per attempt (YPA) and had a QB rating of 112.5. However, over the second half of the season, those numbers fell to 7.3 YPA and a 91.7 QB rating. Unfortunately, Gurley's injury still looks quite concerning, which could once again impact Goff's production. Currently being drafted as QB11, Goff could struggle to finish as a QB1.

1. Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles

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Washington Redskins v Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Despite underwhelming last season after returning from an ACL injury, expectations for Carson Wentz are through the roof. In fact, he's the most-bet player to win the 2019 NFL MVP award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. While Wentz is in a great situation with the Philadelphia Eagles, he only tossed 21 touchdowns last season, and is currently being drafted ahead of arguably safer players like Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger. Wentz certainly has upside, but his injury history and disappointing 2018 season makes him a risky investment.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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