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Top Potential 2019 Fantasy Football Busts for Upcoming NFL Season

Max Staley
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It's hard to win your league in the early rounds of your fantasy draft, but you can sure as hell lose it. Whether it's because of injuries or poor play, there are always busts in fantasy football.

With that in mind, here are four potential busts to be wary of ahead of the 2019 fantasy football season.

1. Eric Ebron, TE, Indianapolis Colts

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Eric Ebron was a touchdown machine last year, catching 13 TDs, but he could struggle to match last season's production. For one, the Indianapolis Colts are getting TE Jack Doyle back from injury, and added both Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell this offseason. It'll likely be tough for Ebron to see the 110 targets he saw last season, and if his touchdown numbers regress, Ebron could be an underwhelming pick this year.

2. Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions

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Kenny Golladay has made some highlight reel catches over the course of his young career, but he hasn't produced like a top-tier WR yet. Currently being drafted as WR17, he finished at WR21 in 2018. That puts Golladay ahead of Robert Woods and Julian Edelman, who both project to be much more reliable players in 2019. Golladay was also a hit-or-miss player last season, recording seven starts where he finished with less than eight fantasy points. Golladay's week-to-week inconsistency and lofty price tag could make him a risky investment as a WR2 next season.

3. Carson Wentz, QB, Philadelphia Eagles

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If Carson Wentz proves that he's fully healthy, it's hard to imagine him appearing on this list. However, that just hasn't been the case. Wentz missed eight weeks due to a fractured wrist in 2015 at North Dakota State. He tore his ACL, missing the Eagles' final three games in 2017, and missed five games in 2018 due to an injured back. Wentz has all the talent in the world, but a litany of injuries have made him a risky investment.

4. Leonard Fournette, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars

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Leonard Fournette has not been nearly as productive as his ADP of RB14 would lead you to believe. He's never averaged more than 3.9 yards per carry in a single season, and has missed a combined 11 games over the past two years. Fournette also left a bad taste in fantasy owner's mouths at the end of the season, failing to reach 50 rushing yards in three consecutive games.


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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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