Yong's Fantasy Football Studs and Busts

Here's recap of best and worst of this year's fantasy football season.

Fantasy STUDS

Philip Rivers
Mr.Rivers has had a ridiculous year. An absolute fantasy stud at the qb position. This guy was out of his mind throwing to anybody filling in as his receivers.

Arian Foster
Foster rode his hot preseason streak into the regular season. With his breakout first game, some experts called his performance an one time thing. But, Foster proved his critics wrong with his consistency. Available in many wavier wire, one of the best pick-ups of the season.

Mike Vick
No one saw this coming. Kolb was suppose to be the main man in Philly. An early injury gave Vick a chance and he never looked back. Even though ribs injury caused him to miss some time, Vick rewarded his owner who picked him up and stuck with him.

Peyton Hillis
Another player who came out of nowhere. Hillis quickly established himself as a solid RB #1. Hillis was a beast on the field as well as one of the best surprises of the year.

Roddy White
White was Matt Ryan's favorite target and for good reasons. White was one of the most reliable wr this year whether in ppr or non-ppr format.

Antonio Gates-
Mr. Gates was the definition of absolute fantasy stud this year while he was healthy. I'm sure he made his owners very happy when he was productive and carried them to victory on his back for a couple of weeks.

Fantasy BUSTS

Ryan Mathews
Experts were really high on Mathews as the rb to take LT's spot. Some were even calling him the next AP. Boy, were they wrong. Sure, he was slowed down by some injuries but his production did not live up to his high 1st-2nd round draft pick status.

Shonn Greene
Another big disappointment at the rb position. With the departure of Jones, Grenne was suppose to be the man in the strong Jets running game. But, his trouble with holding onto the ball and early emergence of LT significantly cut into his playing time.

Randy Moss
One of the biggest bust at the wr position has to be Mr. Moss. Many had Moss as a top 5 wr going into the season, but he just didn't play up to the hype. Since being traded from the Pats, he has literally disappeared while the Pats has become one of the top teams in the NFL.

Carson Palmer
The Bengals has been one of the most disappointing teams this year coming off of last year's good run. Palmer can't be blamed for all of their troubles, but he sure didn't help with his poor play. He hasn't been the same player since his injury.

DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart
The entire panthers offense can be include in this category , but none has been more disappointing than the Williams and Stewart combo. It seems this will be Williams last year with the panthers.

Beanie Wells/ Entire Cardinals offense
Some slow down was to be expected with departure of Warner but come on! The qb position was horrific, which really hurt Fitzgerald's value. Beanie Wells was projected to be one of the bright spots in this offense but he was a big bust. His health didn't help, but he's making the list anyways. Only bright spot for Cardinals in fantasy- picking the defense that was playing them.

So how was your fantasy season?


  1. I rode Phil Rivers to a title!

    Well, let me back up - in three money leagues, made the playoffs in two, and won one. Thankfully, I avoided just about every bust you listed save for Moss in one league (he was cheap, worth a shot) and I had Steve Breaston in a couple leagues (started off great, petered out).

    The only other one of your studs I had in any league was Gates, who was indeed awesome when healthy. Witten was another fantasy stud for me, as was Jamal Charles. Love that guy, but was frustrated with how KC used him most of the season (even though he still had a great season).

  2. Good to see a fellow fantasy sports fan! yah, rivers was great. I had brees in my money league. Got 3rd place. And i agree, charles needs to get more touches. good luck next year!