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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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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Originally entering the league with a reputation of being injury prone, Stafford has actually put together six seasons where he’s played in all 16 games. He plays for a pass-happy offense, and even though he lost Calvin Johnson last season, he still managed respectable numbers. However, it looks like Stafford will have a contract extension in place by the start of the season.

While that’s not to say that he won’t be playing as hard, he won’t have as much to play for. The Lions didn’t add any real help for Stafford in terms of offensive weapons. They still have Golden Tate as the No. 1 with Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron as the other main pass-catchers. Theo Riddick will be the passing down back.

With those pass-catchers in 2016, Stafford had fewer completions on slightly more pass attempts than in 2015. His touchdown and interception totals dropped as well. He should still top 4,000 passing yards, but if the touchdowns aren’t there and the interceptions rise, he may be a bust even with his current 10th round ADP.

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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

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