Going into any fantasy football season, the information that people look for is the same- here we look at 2023 busts selections. Now, before we get into the selections, it’s important to know that the players need to be considered in context of their ADP. After all, no player is really a bust if you can grab them for free. What I’m trying to say is that at a players cost, they might not return the same fantasy value.

QB 2023 Busts Selection

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Dak Prescott (DAL)

The Cowboys made a big coaching change this offseason in letting Kellen Moore leave the facility, and replacing him with Brian Schottenheimer. As a result, this offense is going to take a far more one-dimensional approach. Now, Prescott has the talent to be a QB1 for the season, especially with a talent like CeeDee Lamb to throw to.

If the team throw the ball less, as is expected, then his decreased yards per attempt is really going to bite fantasy owners. He is currently being drafted at a level where there are plenty of players that could finish above Prescott going after him. For me, to start the season at least, Prescott feels like a guy I’d let hit waivers.

Anthony Richardson (IND)

Don’t hear what I’m not saying here. Richardson landed in a great spot for dynasty, and I like having him in best ball leagues. But, we are talking about a rookie QB who could have accuracy issues, a star RB who is talking about being traded and a general offense that just struggled all of last season. Richardson would really need to start the season strongly for him to hit value for where he is currently going in drafts.

RB 2023 Busts Selection

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Aaron Jones (GB)

Well the Rodgers reign is over, and Jordan Love is set to step in and lead the offense. An offense that really doesn’t have much experience in their receiving room. That would normally mean the RB would take a boost wouldn’t it? Well, in this case I don’t really feel confident in saying that. The Packers have AJ Dillon that they have used near the goal line to bash the ball into the endzone, and with reduced scoring opportunities overall, this is surely going to mean a frustrating time for fantasy owners who grab Jones in drafts.

Alvin Kamara (NO)

When Kamara is at his best, he is one of the most elite fantasy RBs in the league. But, currently that doesn’t look likely to repeat itself. Kamara is suspended for three games to start the season, and has competition out of the backfield. That to me is a worrying sign as we could see his workload take a hit. The team brought in veteran Jamaal Williams who was a real goal-line specialist last season, and with Taysom Hill already a thorn in the side, that is going to eat into the ability for Kamara to score TDs. Then, he has Kendre Miller to steal targets out of the backfield too. With the previously mentioned suspension, leave Kamara for someone else to deal with the headache.

Isiah Pacheco (KC)

Pacheco is a violent runner. He runs at defenders like they bullied him at school and he wants to make them pay. He is also going to be given the majority of carries out of the backfield. On a high-scoring offense that’s what you want right? Well, not quite. The Chiefs don’t really run the ball too often when they are down by the goalline. Instead, they give the ball to their star QB Patrick Mahomes and let him find the open man. Pacheco is going to be valuable this season, but he isn’t going to hit those big weeks you’d hope for, especially as he doesn’t really get involved in the passing game.

Cam Akers (LAR)

Akers gives me real pause for thought this draft season. The Rams offensive line is, to put it nicely, awful. Matthew Stafford missed time last season, as injuries caught up with him. With the Rams also drafting another RB, we could see Akers splitting carries in an inefficient offense with limited scoring opportuntites. 

WR 2023 Busts Selection

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Deebo Samuel (SF)

Samuel had fantastic value two seasons ago, as the 49ers moved Samuel around the offense- including giving him plenty of carries out of the backfield. That didn’t happen last season, especially after the team traded for Christian McCaffrey. With McCaffrey still on the team and filling a similar role to the one that made Samuel a fantasy supremo, I’ll avoid him at his current cost- especially as we don’t know who will be throwing him the ball.

Chris Godwin (TB)

The Tampa Bay Buccanneers are going to see what this offense is going to manage to do without a hall-of-fame QB leading the team. Instead, we have a competition between Baker Mayfield and Kyle Trask. This whole offense is going to take a step back as a result, but through the air I think it is going to hurt Godwin more than Mike Evans. Godwin doesn’t benefit from the same-sized catch radius, which is going to impact his TD numbers (not that they were ever that high previously). Equally, his routes have really become far closer to the line of scrimmage, which has impacted his yardage totals.

Odell Beckham (BAL)

It’s been a while since we last saw Beckham on the field, and even longer since we saw him be fantasy relevant. While the Ravens are likely to air it out more than they have historically, with a change of coaching, its hard to see that translate to Beckham getting significant targers. Firstly, we have Mark Andrews who has a strong relationship with QB Lamar Jackson, then we have a (currently) healthy Rashod Bateman and new first-round selection Zay Flowers. That’s alot of mouths to feed. At this point, it feels like Beckham has name value only.

Kadarius Toney (KC)

The Chiefs offense is going to be an effective unit this season, as it always is with Patrick Mahomes throwing the ball. But, outside of Travis Kelce, there isn’t an established receiver for targets. Instead, you have a few players that couldbe the guy. Toney is one of the most interesting, because he is electric with the ball in his hands. But, to have the ball you have to stay on the field, and Toney has missed alot of time, playing in only 19 games since he entered the league. Even in those games, he has nine games with two or fewer touches. With where he is being drafted, you are shooting 100% for the upside. And in a best ball league, where you don’t need to guess his boom games, he could be worth it. But, in a redraft league, he is currently in a spot that you can get far more reliable production.

TE 2023 Busts Selection

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Gerald Everett (LAC)

This might be a personal feeling, but each year I feel like Everett gets hype entering the season, only to not live up to it. The Chargers just have alot of mouths to feet with targets. Just to remind you, we have Austin Ekeler (100ish targets), Keenan Allen (150ish- assuming health, 100ish if he misses games like he did last season) & Mike Williams (90ish targets). In those three you have given up a massive chunk of your attempts. Then, mix in rookie receiver Quentin Johnston and there are surely too many targets.

Could this burn me? Absolutely. Everett has the ability to score fantasy points, and new OC for the Chargers, Kellen Moore, made Dalton Schultz a key part of his offense in Dallas.

Cole Kmet (CHI)

As with Everett, Kmet is another TE who gets hype every year. He obviously has the talent to score TDs, which is key for TE fantasy production, scoring 5 TDs in 3 games last year. But, on a run first offense, there aren’t any reliable targets in this offense. Then, the Bears brought in D.J. Moore and Robert Tonyan. With those extra receiving options, particularly Tonyan who has been an effective Redzone weapon, there just isn’t alot of targets and potential production for Kmet. Don’t be tempted- it’s not looking like that breakout season is ever going to come.