ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 26:  Ray-Ray McCloud #3 of the Buffalo Bills fails to maintain a pass reception in the end zone and forces a turnover on downs during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at New Era Field on August 26, 2018 in Orchard Park, New York. Cincinnati defeats Buffalo 26-13 in the preseason matchup. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

5 NFL Offenses to Avoid Drafting Fantasy Players From This Year

There are several fantasy studs on bad offenses throughout the league that produce no matter what hand they're dealt. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for a good majority of the rest of the NFL. If a player isn't the top option in a dysfunctional offense, they tend to fade into fantasy irrelevance. With that in mind, here are the five offenses you should avoid drafting players from.

5. Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys have a solid quarterback, a vaunted offensive line and an all-world running back in Ezekiel Elliott. However, that'll only work if they find themselves ahead. Dallas has no proven talent in their receiving corps, which should make fantasy players hesitant to put their faith in the Boys' offense. Elliott will always produce and is the only player worth owning, but the Cowboys' question mark at receiver should make people hesitant to draft anyone else on their offense.  

4. Baltimore Ravens

While there's talent in Baltimore, there are a lot of question marks too. Despite breaking out last year, running back Alex Collins still needs to prove he wasn't a one-year wonder. And while Michael Crabtree is a talented receiver, how he'll produce is strictly dependent on who's throwing him the ball. Joe Flacco has a lot to prove and if he loses his starting job, Robert Griffin III and Lamar Jackson don't inspire enough confidence to change things for the better.

3. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

With Jamies Winston serving a three-game suspension to start the year, it doesn't bode well for Tampa relying on Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback for the immediate future. Outside of Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson, the receiving corps isn't entirely spectacular. And with no established running back to lean on just in case Fitzpatrick struggles, things don't look too good for the Bucs on the offensive side of the ball. Evans is the only player worth owning here, but it's best to stay away from everyone else. 

2. Miami Dolphins

Things in Miami right now are a bit of a mess, and the offensive unit is no exception. The Dolphins have a one-year wonder in Kenyan Drake and an over-the-hill running back in Frank Gore in their backfield. Their receiving corps is full of injury-prone, under-performers and their quarterback has been a constant disappointment since he was drafted. Despite the talented offensive mind of head coach Adam Gase, the unit just doesn't have enough talent to consistently stay on the field and score. 

1. Buffalo Bills

Quarterback play, quarterback play, quarterback play. Seriously, do you honestly think that Nathan Peterman can lead the Bills to victory on any given Sunday? It's not like he'll get any help from his talent-deprived receiving corps either, and to make matters worse, LeSean McCoy was just placed on the commissioner's exempt list due to an ongoing domestic violence investigation. The Bills are a complete mess on offense right now, plain and simple, and everyone would be best served by not drafting any player on that unit.


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