Busts

We take a look at this year's biggest potential busts.  This takes into account their currently ADP, weekly consistency and the amount of upside and downside.  Don't get caught with a Bust on your team. Updated: Aug. 28/16

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Andy Dalton, QB - CIN

Dalton was having a career year last season before suffering a broken thumb in Week 14. He surpassed 20 fantasy points in 8 of the 12 full games he played. It was a relief to owners as he showed signs of regression the year before. Dalton lost Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu to free agency but picked up Brandon LaFell and rookie Tyler Boyd. We expect both Tyler Eifert and Tyler Kroft to make an impact this season at the tight end position but overall this is a Bengals team that will look to lean on the run. Having a backfield with Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard also makes it an easy decision to focus on the run. Overall, we see Dalton as more of a game manager who tends to make mental mistakes if he becomes the focus of the offense. He's hard to trust on a weekly basis and will likely be overvalued in coming drafts.

Robert Griffin III, QB -

Griffin isn't the starter yet in Cleveland but it's his job to lose and there isn't much competition. Still, with such a weak supporting cast and an offense to learn, it's unlikely that Griffin puts up quality numbers early in the season. Goodbye are the days of the read option and Griffin will have to learn how to pick apart defense from the pocket, something he hasn't been successful at. He's a decent late round pick given his upside but someone in your league will reach for him, just make sure it isn't you. Griffin is the type of quarterback you let someone else draft unless he's a very late round flier. Basically, if you draft him make sure it's an "absorbable loss" and that his failure won't impact your fantasy success. Griffin is an extremely gifted athlete with underrated field sense but he is simply not a pocket passer. He has poor mechanics, brutal footwork, and can't throw with anticipation - other than that, everything is roses. He can certainly put up some fantasy points when he is allowed to run but unfortunately, given his susceptibility to injury, that is not a viable long term strategy for success. Tons of upside with Griffin but his basement level floor makes him hard to count on and impossible to draft as anything more than a flier. RGIII is going to try and revive his career this season but Cleveland is the worst place for that.

Rueben Randle, WR - CHI

We've never been big on Randle. While he has some upside, he has never been a gamer, lacks work ethic and shows no signs of taking the next step. He seemed to show up late last season scoring a touchdown in each of the last four games but overall it was yet another forgettable season. He'll now join the Eagles and will serve behind Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor, and now Dorial Green-Beckham. With the Eagles likely focused on the run this season, there won't be enough volume to go around. Even if there was it's unlikely that Randle would be able to produce. He is frustratingly inconsistent and should be avoided.

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