DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 31: Jamaal Williams #30 of the Green Bay Packers runs for yardage against Jamal Agnew #39 of the Detroit Lions, Jeremiah Ledbetter #98 and Jarrad Davis #40 of the Detroit Lions during the first quarter at Ford Field on December 31, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

5 NFL Fantasy Picks Who Could Lose Their Starting Job

Fantasy football season is almost fully underway, which means all eyes are on the future. Sure, you want players who are in the position to get you points right away, but you have to make sure your top picks are going hold down their jobs throughout the season. The last thing you need is an up-and-comer sliding in and stealing usage, which makes these five players dangerous if you pick them too high. 

5. Lamar Miller, RB, Houston Texans

Miller has this job locked down – for now. He's one player who simply doesn't deserve a starting job, failing to crack 100 yards in a single game last season and only scoring three touchdowns on the ground. Luckily for him, sophomore running back D'Onta Foreman is expected to be placed on the PUP list and won't be available until Week 6, leaving just Alfred Blue behind him. That gives Miller time, but if he's underperforming by the time Foreman is healthy, he could be moved to a backup role. 

4. Sam Bradford, QB, Arizona Cardinals

There's a reason why the Arizona Cardinals didn't give Sam Bradford a multi-year deal when they signed him this offseason. He's a place holder, and not a reliable one at that. Right now, no one expects the Cardinals to contend for a division title, which means they'll be looking towards the future. They've got their man in Josh Rosen waiting in the wings. Bradford is bound to slip up or get injured at some point, which will have coaches rushing to move Rosen into the starting slot. Even if his play doesn't get him benched, this is the same guy who missed five or more games in four of the eight years of his career. That's dangerous. 

3. Jerick McKinnon, RB, San Francisco 49ers

McKinnon is expected to be the bellcow in San Francisco, but that role seems a bit forced at this point. Last season, he was more of a receiving threat than a running back who got plenty of touches on the ground. While his role could expand this season, he averaged just 3.8 yards per carry on the ground. Factor in Alfred Morris looking solid since coming over, and we can see this become much more of a running-back-by-committee situation than we originally thought. 

2. Tyrod Taylor, QB, Cleveland Browns

Taylor may be the best veteran quarterback this team has seen in ages, but it's hard to ignore the shadow looming over his shoulder. No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield has looked like the stud he was projected to be throughout this preseason so far. For the first time in a long time, the Browns actually have a shot to look at becoming a capable football team. That means awful games under Taylor won't be tolerated. The former Buffalo Bill finished last season with just three games of more than one passing touchdown, and he didn't eclipse 300 yards through the air once. 

1. Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers

No matter what Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says, it's hard to imagine a scenario where Williams keeps his job. First of all, he's injury prone. He was placed on the shelf after suffering an injury last season, which opened the door for Aaron Jones. Williams has already dealt with setbacks this preseason too. Secondly, he wasn't extremely productive. In the eight games he received double-digit carries, he broke 70 yards just twice. Lastly, and most importantly, there are too many chefs in the kitchen. This team still likes Ty Montgomery as the receiving back and is expected to include Jones in the equation when he returns from his two-game suspension. There are a lot of factors going against Williams at this point. 

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