2021 Fantasy Football Busts

Our fantasy football busts are determined dynamically by comparing our 2021 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

New England Patriots helmet
Mac Jones
#10 NE Patriots - Rookie , Bye 14
-6 CSWR: Ranked 33rd among QBs
CBS: Ranked 27th among QBs
Los Angeles Chargers helmet
Justin Herbert
#10 LAC Chargers - 1 years exp , Bye 7
-4 CSWR: Ranked 11th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 7th among QBs
GAM=15, PAYD=4336, PATD=31, RUCA=55, RUYD=234, RUTD=5, INT=10, FUM=1, FPPG=26.1, TFP=391
Arizona Cardinals helmet
Kyler Murray
#13 ARI Cardinals - 2 years exp , Bye 12
-3 CSWR: Ranked 7th among QBs
CBS: Ranked 4th among QBs
GAM=16, PAYD=3971, PATD=26, RUCA=133, RUYD=819, RUTD=11, INT=12, FUM=4, FPPG=26.9, TFP=431

Running Back Busts

Carolina Panthers helmet
Chuba Hubbard
#80 CAR Panthers - Rookie , Bye 13
-7 CSWR: Ranked 65th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 58th among RBs
Baltimore Ravens helmet
Ty'Son Williams
#34 BAL Ravens - Rookie , Bye 8
-6 CSWR: Ranked 45th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 39th among RBs
Philadelphia Eagles helmet
Kenneth Gainwell
#19 PHI Eagles - Rookie , Bye 14
-5 CSWR: Ranked 64th among RBs
CBS: Ranked 59th among RBs

Wide Receiver Busts

Las Vegas Raiders helmet
Henry Ruggs
#11 LV Raiders - Rookie , Bye 8
-5 CSWR: Ranked 59th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 54th among WRs
GAM=13, RETR=43, RECP=26, REYD=452, RETD=2, RUYD=49, RUTD=0, FUM=2, FPPG=4.5, TFP=58
Pittsburgh Steelers helmet
Chase Claypool
#80 PIT Steelers - 1 years exp , Bye 7
-4 CSWR: Ranked 29th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 25th among WRs
GAM=16, RETR=109, RECP=62, REYD=873, RETD=9, RUYD=16, RUTD=2, FUM=1, FPPG=9.6, TFP=153
New Orleans Saints helmet
Marquez Callaway
#0 NO Saints - Rookie , Bye 6
-4 CSWR: Ranked 44th among WRs
CBS: Ranked 40th among WRs
GAM=6, RETR=27, RECP=21, REYD=213, RETD=0, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=3.6, TFP=21

Tight End Busts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet
Rob Gronkowski
#87 TB Buccaneers - 11 years exp , Bye 9
-5 CSWR: Ranked 18th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 13th among TEs
GAM=16, RETR=77, RECP=45, REYD=623, RETD=7, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=6.5, TFP=104
Cleveland Browns helmet
Austin Hooper
#80 CLE Browns - 5 years exp , Bye 13
-4 CSWR: Ranked 25th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 21st among TEs
GAM=13, RETR=70, RECP=46, REYD=435, RETD=4, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=5.2, TFP=68
Tennessee Titans helmet
Anthony Firkser
#86 TEN Titans - 3 years exp , Bye 13
-4 CSWR: Ranked 30th among TEs
CBS: Ranked 26th among TEs
GAM=15, RETR=53, RECP=39, REYD=387, RETD=1, RUYD=0, RUTD=0, FUM=0, FPPG=3, TFP=45

Kicker Busts

Pittsburgh Steelers helmet
Chris Boswell
#9 PIT Steelers - 6 years exp , Bye 7
-6 CSWR: Ranked 25th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 19th among Ks
GAM=13, MAFG=19, MIFG=1, MAXP=34, MIXP=4, FPPG=6.5, TFP=84
Philadelphia Eagles helmet
Jake Elliott
#8 PHI Eagles - 4 years exp , Bye 14
-4 CSWR: Ranked 31st among Ks
CBS: Ranked 27th among Ks
GAM=16, MAFG=14, MIFG=5, MAXP=24, MIXP=2, FPPG=3.1, TFP=49
Los Angeles Rams helmet
Matt Gay
#3 LAR Rams - 2 years exp , Bye 11
-3 CSWR: Ranked 13th among Ks
CBS: Ranked 10th among Ks
GAM=7, MAFG=14, MIFG=2, MAXP=16, MIXP=0, FPPG=7.4, TFP=52

Defense Busts

Cincinnati Bengals helmet
Cincinnati Bengals
Bye 10
-4 CSWR: Ranked 32nd among DFs
CBS: Ranked 28th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=11, SACK=17, DTD=0, PA=424, FPPG=3.2, TFP=51
Baltimore Ravens helmet
Baltimore Ravens
Bye 8
-3 CSWR: Ranked 6th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 3rd among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=12, INT=10, SACK=39, DTD=3, PA=303, FPPG=6.8, TFP=109
Kansas City Chiefs helmet
Kansas City Chiefs
Bye 12
-3 CSWR: Ranked 18th among DFs
CBS: Ranked 15th among DEFs
GAM=16, FREC=6, INT=16, SACK=32, DTD=2, PA=362, FPPG=5.8, TFP=92