2022 Fantasy Football Busts

Our fantasy football busts are determined dynamically by comparing our 2022 NFL football rankings against other reputable sources. Busts are assigned a score based on the ranking differential, with the highest negative score being those busts who are most likely under-play their projected value.


Quarterback Busts

Detroit Lions helmet
Jared Goff
#12 DET Lions - 5 years exp , Bye 6
-7 CSWR: Ranked 31st among QBs
CBS: Ranked 24th among QBs
GAM=14, PAYD=3245, PATD=19, RUCA=17, RUYD=87, RUTD=0, INT=8, FUM=6, FPPG=16, TFP=224
San Francisco 49ers helmet
Trey Lance
#5 SF 49ers - 1 years exp , Bye 9
-5 CSWR: Ranked 15th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 10th among QBs
GAM=6, PAYD=603, PATD=5, RUCA=38, RUYD=168, RUTD=1, INT=2, FUM=0, FPPG=12.2, TFP=73
Minnesota Vikings helmet
Kirk Cousins
#8 MIN Vikings - 10 years exp , Bye 7
-4 CSWR: Ranked 17th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 13th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=4221, PATD=33, RUCA=29, RUYD=115, RUTD=1, INT=7, FUM=2, FPPG=22.9, TFP=366

Running Back Busts

Chicago Bears helmet
Khalil Herbert
#24 CHI Bears - 1 years exp , Bye 14
-9 CSWR: Ranked 54th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 45th among RBs
GAM=14, RUCA=103, RUYD=433, RUTD=2, RETR=16, RECP=14, REYD=96, RETD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=4.6, TFP=65
Kansas City Chiefs helmet
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
#34 KC Chiefs - 2 years exp , Bye 8
-7 CSWR: Ranked 31st among RBs
CBS: Ranked 24th among RBs
GAM=10, RUCA=119, RUYD=517, RUTD=4, RETR=23, RECP=19, REYD=129, RETD=2, FUM=2, FPPG=9.7, TFP=97
Jacksonville Jaguars helmet
Travis Etienne
#9 JAC Jaguars - 1 years exp , Bye 11
-5 CSWR: Ranked 27th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 22nd among RBs

Wide Receiver Busts

Seattle Seahawks helmet
Tyler Lockett
#16 SEA Seahawks - 7 years exp , Bye 11
-6 CSWR: Ranked 49th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 43rd among WRs
GAM=16, RETR=107, RECP=73, REYD=1175, RETD=8, RUYD=9, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=10.4, TFP=166
Carolina Panthers helmet
D.J. Moore
#80 CAR Panthers - 4 years exp , Bye 13
-5 CSWR: Ranked 17th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 12th among WRs
GAM=17, RETR=163, RECP=93, REYD=1157, RETD=4, RUYD=48, RUTD=0, FUM=1, FPPG=8.4, TFP=142
Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Chris Godwin
#80 TB Buccaneers - 5 years exp , Bye 11
-5 CSWR: Ranked 25th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 20th among WRs
GAM=14, RETR=127, RECP=98, REYD=1103, RETD=5, RUYD=21, RUTD=1, FUM=2, FPPG=10.3, TFP=144

Tight End Busts

New York Jets helmet
Tyler Conklin
#85 NYJ Jets - 3 years exp , Bye 10
-7 CSWR: Ranked 35th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 28th among TEs
GAM=17, RETR=87, RECP=61, REYD=593, RETD=3, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=4.5, TFP=77
Buffalo Bills helmet
Dawson Knox
#85 BUF Bills - 3 years exp , Bye 7
-5 CSWR: Ranked 17th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 12th among TEs
GAM=15, RETR=71, RECP=49, REYD=587, RETD=9, RUYD=4, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=7.5, TFP=113
Minnesota Vikings helmet
Irv Smith
#85 MIN Vikings - 2 years exp , Bye 7
-5 CSWR: Ranked 18th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 13th among TEs

Kicker Busts

Detroit Lions helmet
Riley Patterson
#6 DET Lions - 1 years exp , Bye 6
-4 CSWR: Ranked 33rd among Ks
CBS: Ranked 29th among Ks
Minnesota Vikings helmet
Greg Joseph
#0 MIN Vikings - 4 years exp , Bye 7
-2 CSWR: Ranked 9th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 7th among Ks
GAM=17, MAFG=33, MIFG=5, MAXP=36, MIXP=4, FPPG=6.8, TFP=116
San Francisco 49ers helmet
Robbie Gould
#9 SF 49ers - 17 years exp , Bye 9
-2 CSWR: Ranked 12th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 10th among Ks
GAM=13, MAFG=20, MIFG=3, MAXP=39, MIXP=1, FPPG=6.8, TFP=89

Defense Busts

Cleveland Browns helmet
Cleveland Browns
Bye 9
-4 CSWR: Ranked 19th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 15th among DEFs
GAM=17, FREC=6, INT=13, SACK=43, DTD=2, PA=371, FPPG=5.5, TFP=93
San Francisco 49ers helmet
San Francisco 49ers
Bye 9
-3 CSWR: Ranked 6th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 3rd among DEFs
GAM=17, FREC=11, INT=9, SACK=48, DTD=2, PA=365, FPPG=5.9, TFP=100
Pittsburgh Steelers helmet
Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye 9
-3 CSWR: Ranked 7th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 4th among DEFs
GAM=17, FREC=9, INT=13, SACK=55, DTD=0, PA=398, FPPG=5.8, TFP=99