The fans' Top 5 Fantasy Football busts
1. Jay Cutler, QB, Bears
Cutler seemingly forced his way out of Denver, but the old saying goes, "Be careful what you ask for." Cutler may be able to put up wins in Chicago, but hs chances of putting up winning fantasy numbers has been greatly reduced. In Denver he had Brandon Marshall, but now his No. 1 WR is projected to be Devin Hester who's more known for his return skills. The talent is there, but the weapons aren't, so proceed with caution.
2. Eli Manning, QB, Giants
Is Eli Manning a Super Bowl champ? Yes. Is he a fantasy MVP? No way. Year after year he gets drafted higher than he should be based on name recognition. He may have just as many Super Bowl titles as Peyton, but when it comes to fantasy, he doesn't come close. He'll be without Plaxico Burress for the entire season and his best receiver is arguably Steve Smith (no, not that Steve Smith). The Giants will focus on running the ball, and you should run away from Eli.
3. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Panthers
Last year might have been Williams' coming out party. Then again, it could have been a fluke. It was likely somewhere in between, but you'll have to give up a high first round pick to get him. Is he worth it? Williams rushed for 1,515 yards and notched 18 TDs, 14 more than his previous high. Only three of those came in the first 8 games, though. Did he just have a hot streak? Plus, Jonathan Stewart is one of the NFL's best backups and could vulture carries and TDs.
4. LaDainian Tomlinson, RB, Chargers
LT has been the consensus No. 1 pick for years. Last year he made owners pay for taking him No. 1 again. He rushed for 1,110 yards, his lowest total ever, and he notched 11 TDs, his lowest output since his rookie season. Can he bounce back this year? Entering his ninth season, don't bet on it. Running backs tend to decline at a rapid rate. Last season was more likely just the tip of the ice burg rather than an aberration.
5. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, WR, Seahawks
Housh is upset at the Madden video game for underestimating him, but we're going to have to side with the game. Last year, Housh's numbers were down, but the QB situation was a mess. Now, Carson Palmer is healthy, but Housh is in Seattle where he'll have an aging and injury prone Matt Hasselbeck trying to get him the ball. With Mike Holmgren gone, it's likely the Seahawks will focus more on the run as well.