2024 Fantasy Football Busts

Derrick Henry

2024 Fantasy Football Busts (May 22):

This is a list of my top 2024 fantasy football busts – players you should avoid unless they fall far in your draft. The Average Draft Position (ADP) is found on FantasyPros.com.

I was dead on with some of my busts in 2022, when I said to avoid J.K. Dobbins, Ezekiel Elliott, and David Montgomery, though I whiffed on Josh Jacobs. Last year was a mixed bag with Cooper Kupp, Javonte Williams and Aaron Jones being successful bust picks, while other selections had half-decent seasons.

Derrick Henry Derrick Henry, RB, Ravens. ADP: 3.06.

People are excited about Derrick Henry enough to draft him in the third round? Why? Henry was splitting touches with Tyjae Spears last season. Now a year old, Henry will be running behind an offensive line that lost three starters to free agency.

Kenneth Walker Kenneth Walker, RB, Seahawks. ADP: 4.09.

I thought Kenneth Walker would be a third-round pick, but only because of public perception. I still don’t like him in the fourth round. Walker lost all three starting interior offensive linemen this offseason, and he has to worry about Zach Charbonnet stealing touches.

Nick Chubb 2024 Fantasy Football Busts Nick Chubb, RB, Browns. ADP: 9.11.

There’s no way this ADP is correct. I’d have major interest in Nick Chubb as a ninth-round pick. I assume Chubb will be given a second- or third-round ADP, and if that’s the case, count me out because he’s coming off a torn ACL.

Stefon Diggs 2024 Fantasy Football Busts Stefon Diggs, WR, Texans. ADP: 3.02.

Stefon Diggs looked washed up in the second half of the 2023 season. Perhaps he just didn’t take to Joe Brady’s system, or maybe he was nursing an undisclosed injury. However, there’s also age (31 in November), so this decline could be permanent. He’ll have to deal with a crowded receiving room in Houston as well.

Cooper Kupp Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams. ADP: 4.01.

I suggested avoiding Cooper Kupp in the first round last year, and I’ll be saying the same thing about him in the fourth frame. Kupp is no longer Matthew Stafford’s primary target; he had just two 100-yard games after Week 6 last year. He’s also 31 and injury-prone, so there are several reasons to avoid him.

Calvin Ridley Calvin Ridley, WR, Titans. ADP: 5.08.

The fifth round is a bit too rich for Calvin Ridley. Throughout his career, Ridley has caught passes from Matt Ryan and Trevor Lawrence. Think Will Levis is a bit of a drop-off? Ridley will have some big games in 2024, but he’ll have way too many dud performances.

Josh Allen Josh Allen, QB, Bills. ADP: 2.06.

The middle of the second round is way too early for any quarterback. This includes Josh Allen, who told the media last year that he didn’t want to run very much in the first half of the season. I don’t know if that still will be the strategy, but the Bills seem to be building their roster toward a run-heavy attack. Also, don’t forget that Allen lost Stefon Diggs this offseason.

Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens. ADP: 4.02.

We saw Lamar Jackson regress after winning MVP in 2019, and history may repeat itself. Jackson declined in 2020 because the offensive line lost several pieces, and that’s exactly what occurred this offseason. Baltimore lost three blockers to free agency, so that could adversely affect Jackson.

Kyler Murray Kyler Murray, QB, Cardinals. ADP: 6.12.

To the person who drafts Kyler Murray at the end of the sixth round in my league: Good luck finding another quarterback once Murray is injured by mid-October.

Travis Kelce Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs. ADP: 3.11.

Anyone who drafts Travis Kelce in the third round wasn’t paying attention last year. Kelce was dreadful during the regular season. Sure, he came alive in the playoffs, but he’s now a year older, and he’s still distracted by Taylor Swift.

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