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Every year there are always a few certainties that you can take to the bank when it comes to fantasy football.
If you hold your draft around this time, karma will strike it’s cantankerous fist down upon you and half of your team will be decimated by injury. As it should; a fantasy draft in mid-July? You deserve it!
There is a 7/8 chance that the guy you added last minute to the league for the sake of appeasing the numbers game (hosting a nine-man league is a one way guarantee to ensuring that you are the most hated man in the office until the next fantasy season commences, at the very least) and thus has no knowledge of the prestigious and powerful football world whatsoever, will ultimately take home the league’s version (tangible or not) of the Lombardi Trophy. Painstakingly frustrating, I know.
No matter what a players track record is, no matter how many highlight reels you’ve watched, no matter how sure you are that your first few picks in the early rounds of your draft are sure bets to become (or repeat) as fantasy beasts in the season to come, there are always a few in the early goings of each draft that will fail to meet expectations and frankly, disappoint you. These are traditionally known in the fantasy (and sports world in general) as busts. This category is broken down into two subcategories: Those who will keep on busting and those who will bounce back.
So that’s what I’m going to take a look at in this Top 10 edition. Who are the biggest fantasy busts from last season and will you be able to trust them this year? Or will they provide (or, more appropriately, not provide) more of the same? And as each position has its share of busts, I will therefore break down each one separately. So, without further ado, we’ll start with the Top 10 fantasy quarterback busts of 2013.
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