If you had any of these guys on your fantasy roster this past week, I sure do feel sorry for you. A couple of these guys were surefire first-round picks in your fantasy draft and have been duds all year, not just this week. Is it time to start considering a move before it’s too late? That’s another topic for later this week. But for now here is the Week 3 all-dud fantasy team.
QB: Sam Bradford (8.52 fantasy points)
This could also have gone to Teddy Bridgewater (3.74 fantasy points), but you hopefully aren’t depending on him to win your matchup every week. Bradford was much heralded coming into the season because of his arm strength and accuracy and was supposed to be the perfect fit for a Chip Kelly offense. Well so far Bradford has struggled mightily and it looks like he might not break out and be the huge fantasy star like every thought he was going to be.
RB: Jeremy Hill (2.1 fantasy points), Marshawn Lynch (2.3 fantasy points)
This hurts. This really hurts. Both Hill and Lynch were first-round picks. Hill coming off a sensational rookie year had the fantasy world abuzz with what he could do in 2015. Lynch has been a fantasy stud for many years now and everyone thought we could easily pencil him in for 1,300 rushing yards and at least 10 touchdowns. Well, at least one thing is for sure – you never know what is going to happen in the world of fantasy football.
Hill has only put up 20.50 fantasy points for the season and after this week’s performance it’s probably safe to say that he has played himself into a timeshare because he has totally been outclassed by Giovani Bernard.
Lynch on the other hand has no real competition in Seattle, which is the good news. The bad news is that it looks like all the banging he’s taken over the years is starting to catch up to him as now he’s dealing with ankle, back and hamstring issues. Not good.
WR: Vincent Jackson (4 fantasy points), Sammy Watkins (3.9 fantasy points)
It looks like Jameis Winston and Jackson just might not be able to get on the same page. In a matchup against a Houston Texans defense where he could have produced, Jackson was targeted only four times. He was drafted as a WR2 candidate, but moving forward it’s probably a good idea to consider him more of a WR3 or even a WR4, and only a flex play until he starts producing on a more regular basis.
As for Sammy Watkins, you could see this coming. Once Rex Ryan became the Bills' head coach and Tyrod Taylor became the starting quarterback, Watkins' numbers were going to take a hit. Of course it didn’t help that the Bills jumped out to a huge lead against the Dolphins which pretty much rendered Watkins completely useless, but this is two games out of three where Watkins hasn’t produced.
TE: Tyler Eifert (0 fantasy points)
Posting a doughnut in the stat category is just terrible, especially for someone who scored 22.4 fantasy points in Week 1 and 10.9 fantasy points in Week 2. You would assume that the good times would keep rolling, but not this week. Eifert was targeted only three times and didn’t catch one of them. Instead he watched Andy Dalton and A.J. Green play pitch and catch all day. While Eifert didn’t help your fantasy team this week, he can get a one-week pass because he’s still going to finish the season as a top-5 fantasy tight end.
DST: New York Jets (3 fantasy points)
Last week the Jets' D completely stymied the high-powered Colts offense and forced five turnovers, scoring 14 fantasy points which is great for a fantasy defense. This week against the Eagles, three fantasy points just doesn’t cut it. The Jets had one sack and one fumble recovery and other than that, they were a pedestrian unit.
— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.