These 10 players can destroy your fantasy team

Ryan Rauch breaks down the 10 fantasy players who can ruin your fantasy league in 2015.

| 1 year ago
(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

These 10 players can destroy your fantasy team


You can’t win your league in the draft, but you can certainly lose your league in the draft. If you ignore the red flags and draft certain players on “gut feelings” alone, you are going to be cellar dwelling at the bottom of your league’s standings page all season long.

Don’t let this happen to you.

Fantasy football drafts are as much about who to avoid as they are who you should take in certain rounds. Like the saying goes, “Everybody has their price.” Such is true in fantasy football as well. There isn’t a player available that should be labeled as “undraftable,” provided they aren’t out for the season or buried so deep on a team’s depth chart they’ll never see the field.

Based on where certain players are going in drafts and what role you should be expecting out of them, we have identified 10 players who could potentially destroy your team this year. Whether they’re injury risks or we are projecting a sharp drop in production, avoid these players to have success in your league and claim bragging rights week after week.

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  • DEV00100000

    To be fair on Marshall, he was battling injuries last year and has looked pretty good in preseason with FitzMagic at the helm. Doug Martin, at his 8th or 9th round ADP via fantasypros.com is worth the risk considering he’s looked great in preseason and there aren’t many RB’s available at that point anyway. I did not take either of those players, but if Marshall dropped a round, and Martin was available in the 8th, I would have taken both in a heartbeat.

    I drafted Jimmy Graham… but it was in the 5th round of a 10 team league. Seattle didn’t trade Unger, one of the best centers in the game, to acquire Jimmy Graham so he could block. I love articles like this, because when my league reads them it allows him to drop down to round 5 so I can scoop him up.

    It’s hard to tell people “don’t draft this guy” because there is a lot of value that slips throughout a draft. I think a better way to praise these things are “don’t draft him until ____ round” because these players do have value, and won’t ruin your team if they are drafted at the right time. The championship question is not “who do I draft?” it is, “when do I draft them?”

    • ryanrauch

      I agree with the statement that “nobody is undraftable.” But with where some guys were going, like Graham in the 3rd and Martin in the 4th, they could kill your team if you got them there. Graham in the 5th makes him a value pick and I like it a lot more because of what you were able to land in the 3rd and 4th rounds.

      • DEV00100000

        I can agree with that. Martin in the 4th is some hardcore reaching. I saw Gordon drafted in the 3rd round yesterday and thought the same thing.

  • Aaron McFarland

    Matt Forte section is missing his name, just has his ADP score.

  • Tweets Maytal

    With Forte, you’re assuming that Fox will control the offensive playbook more than offensive coordinator Adam Gase, right?

    • ryanrauch

      I expect Gase to call the plays, but to follow Fox’s philosophy. Can’t expect Gase/Fox to run same style offense they did in Denver, nor can you expect the 102 receptions Forte totaled last year.

  • ryanrauch

    I expect Gase to call the plays, but to follow Fox’s philosophy. Can’t expect Gase/Fox to run same style offense they did in Denver, nor can you expect the 102 receptions Forte totaled last year either.

  • http://couchable.co Tyler Herman

    Where Marshal is going in drafts he’ll hardly ruin your season.

    Add Melvin Gordon to the list.