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2017 Fantasy Football Busts

5 Running Back Busts To Avoid In Fantasy Drafts

Running back busts are more common than other positional busts in Fantasy Football. The 2017 running back busts are five players who have spent time in the league and have disappointed Fantasy owners in the past.

Running Back Busts
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Running back busts are more common than other positional busts in Fantasy Football. The 2017 running back busts are five players who have spent time in the league and have disappointed Fantasy owners in the past. These players are likely to disappoint again this year.

When trying to establish a bust, it's important to look at ADP, as a player drafted in the 12th round that fails to produce isn't a bust as that's more of a gamble to start with. These five players have an ADP of the fifth round or higher and all are in the Top 25 running backs off the board.

Based on that ADP, the overall performance from these players should have them with RB2 value or higher. The bust potential is there as these players may not get there. The players are...

Running Back Busts

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Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers

 

While it is possible that Carlos Hyde may actually be cut or traded, for now, he is still on the San Francisco 49ers roster. However, it still is hard to understand why he is being drafted at the end of the third round in Fantasy drafts. He will be 26 years old in September and has three injury-plagued seasons under his belt.

He has yet to hit 1,000 rushing yards in a season. The running backs in San Francisco as a whole leave a lot to be desired, with Tim Hightower currently backing up Hyde. Joe Williams and Kapri Bibbs are also in the mix for carries. It seems right now that this will be a committee situation, which cuts into Hyde’s value.

He has the talent to be an RB1, however, his situation and injury history should be cause for Fantasy owners to be a bit wary.

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Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers

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