It’s week 6 of fantasy football and it’s time to take a look at some of the biggest disappointments of the season so far. Not all of these players should be immediately dropped by their team owners, they simply haven’t been as good as advertised. Let’s take a look. All fantasy points are courtesy of Yahoo Sports.
1. Odell Beckham Jr.
This should come as no surprise to fantasy owners. Odell has been one of the biggest disappointments of not only fantasy football, but football in general. Once upon a time, Odell was a guy you could start every week and know you were getting decent production.
That was three years ago and over a thousand miles away in New York. Beckham has yet to score a touchdown and has only 9 catches for 124 yards, good for 18.3 points on the season. That used to be a decent game for Odell.
2. Trey Sermon
As an Ohio State fan and fantasy manager that drafted Sermon in the final rounds, I was expecting him to be a steal. San Francisco’s backfield is riddled with injuries and Sermon has been one of the only healthy running backs on their roster all year. When he finally got the chance to start he totaled 18 carries and 89 yards.
Not bad by any means for a rookie getting his first real chance. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to impress the coaching staff and he was right back to the bench in week 5. It’s unclear what Sermon’s status is moving forward.
3. Julio Jones
Jones has had a variety of problems since joining the Titans, battling a persistent hamstring injury. He’s missed the last two games because of it, but that’s no excuse for his production in the first three games of the season.
He’s averaging just 8.8 points per game this year and has yet to catch his first touchdown. Unless Jones and quarterback Ryan Tannehill can start meshing, he’s starting to become a liability in two wide receiver leagues.
4. Allen Robinson II
It’s hard to put all the blame on Robinson because he’s on a Bears team that hasn’t had good quarterback play all year. He went off for over 1,200 yards receiving last year, but is being held in check for 209 yards and 1 touchdown on the season. He has yet to go for more than 10 points in a game this year, and unless Justin Fields steps his game up, things aren’t going to be getting any better.
5. A.J. Brown
Another Tennessee Titans receiver hit with a variety of injuries and ailments, A.J. Brown has been anything but good this year. He opened the season with a decent 13 point performance but has yet to exceed 6 since then. Injuries and illness have played a part, no doubt, but he’s been disappointing nonetheless.
6. Carson Wentz
Carson Wentz is an enigma wrapped in a puzzle. Since having an MVP caliber year before getting injured in 2017, he simply hasn’t been the same.
He’s shown shades of his former glory with the Colts this year, but not with any consistency. He went for over 20 points for the first time a week ago, but he’s simply too unreliable to start week in and week out.
7. Tee Higgins
Since exceeding 13 points in weeks one and two, Tee Higgins has a total of 13.6 in the 3 games since then. He hasn’t caught a touchdown since week 2 and Burrow seems to have fallen in love with Ja’marr Chase. Unless something changes in week 6, it may be time to give up on Tee Higgins as a reliable starter.