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2017 Fantasy Football Busts

5 Surprising Quarterback Busts To Avoid In 2017

When looking at Quarterback Busts, plenty of players can easily make the list. The challenge of Fantasy Football is trying to predict success and failure, so selecting busts can be tricky.

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When looking at Quarterback Busts, plenty of players can easily make the list. The challenge of Fantasy Football is trying to predict success and failure, so selecting busts can be tricky. In 2016, for example, Cam Newton was expected to have a solid QB1 season. He barely finished in the Top 20.

While some busts are hard to guess, others seem like the scene is set for them to be a bust. For quarterback busts, look at players that have left the team or situations that have changed.

As players get older, their bust potential grows (see Peyton Manning, 2015 season). However, no one is going to risk calling Tom Brady or Drew Brees a bust just yet. Rather, here are five quarterbacks that have bust potential for 2017.

Quarterback Busts To Avoid

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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

Going just before Stafford in drafts is Dak Prescott. Following a solid rookie season, Fantasy owners are hoping the 2016 Rookie of the Year will have an even better 2017. However, often rookies who succeed fall into a bit of a sophomore slump.

Prescott filled in for Tony Romo for all 16 games, as he looked better than the veteran and continued to improve as the season went on. He ended with 3,667 yards, 23 touchdowns, and only four interceptions. He added 282 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. His Fantasy value was inflated by the rushing yards and touchdowns, so if those disappear in 2017, his numbers will dip.

Another factor in Prescott’s success is the play of Ezekiel Elliott. While a potential suspension is still unknown, if Elliott is not on the field, Prescott’s play will likely suffer as well. It’s hard to repeat rookie year success, and that goes for the running back as well as the quarterback on the Cowboys.

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Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

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