Again putting the finishing touches on the 2016 fantasy football season, let's take a look at those players who went BUST for their owners and caused the most damage to their chances over the last four months.
QB (3)-Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning: Listen we told you all to avoid both Newton and Wilson heading into the season as the planets aligned for both in their big 2015 campaigns in terms of passing numbers and were not going to be repeated. That is exactly what happened as Newton sank to just 18 passing TD's and Wilson just 20. Making matters worse, both guys stopped running in rushing for under 400 yards each which really hurt their values. Always go with the traditional pocket passer. Meanwhile Eli Manning was a big letdown considering his trio of wideouts and coming off two top years in a row in the Ben McAdoo system. Well poor offensive line play and no running game helped derail Manning to the point he was a streamer by the end of 2016.
Honorable Mention: Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, Matthew Stafford
RB (4)-Adrian Peterson, Lamar Miller, Doug Martin, Todd Gurley: No arguments with any of these guys as two were complete first round bombs (Peterson and Martin), while Miller fell way short of expectations after being a mid-first round pick based on potential in the Houston system. Martin also looked like a runner who "bounced" off a huge workload the year before. It also looks like we have reached the end of the line with Peterson as a prime runner given his age and injuries. Finally, Gurley was downright pathetic with no 100-yard games and lacking he burst he had a year ago as a rookie. Part of the blame goes to the awful Rams O-line but Gurley was plain bad also.
Honorable Mention: Danny Woodhead, C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles
WR (6)-DeAndre Hopkins, Alshon Jeffery, Sammy Watkins, Donte Moncrief, Keenan Allen, Marvin Jones: Hopkins stands out here given his first round grade and underwhelming numbers coming off his monster 2015 breakout. The rest dealt with injuries and inconsistency.
Honorable Mention: Dez Bryant, Eric Decker, Kelvin Benjamin, Tyler Lockett, Allen Robinson, DeVante Parker
TE (3)-Rob Gronkowski, Coby Fleener, Jordan Reed: When you start the year injured and end it injured, it was a bad one (Gronkowski). Fleener never found traction in the New Orleans passing offense which says a lot about him and Reed left his owners in a huge lurch in Week 15 that almost broke Twitter.
Honorable Mention: Gary Barnridge, Antonio Gates, Martellus Bennett