9 Fantasy Football Studs Who Started Slow in Week 1: Will They Rebound?
Every year, fantasy owners can look back at the first few rounds of their draft and see countless players who failed to live up to their lofty preseason expectations. In 2013, most drafts featured terrific busts such as Doug Martin, CJ Spiller, Ray Rice, Arian Foster, Stevan Ridley, David Wilson, Steven Jackson, Maurice Jones Drew and, of course, Trent Richardson. Yikes.
Forward-thinking owners recognize the likelihood that some of their picks may not pan out, and use the red flags that emerge early to move in a different direction.
Of course, nervous owners may also be willing to sell low on struggling players, not recognizing that the red flags are short-term issues that will soon be non-factors.
While owners should never overreact to one bad week, they also shouldn't ignore major issues. This week we'll react to some of the most disappointing performances among players drafted in the top 35 of standard fantasy drafts, analyzing what happened and what the outlook is for them moving forward.