There are a number of players that have shown up on my do not draft list. I'm somewhat different than everyone else in that I've got a few surprise guys on the DND squad. Some of these players could make me look like an idiot. That's the thing, right? Season long NFL Fantasy Football is so subjective. You just don't know until you pull the trigger.
Check out the list!
Kirk Cousins, Washington – I'm not comfortable with Cousins first losing his offensive coordinator, and second not signing a long-term deal. If Kirk pushes too much this season, his TD to INT ratio could be worse in 2017 than it was in 2016 when he threw 25 TDs to 12 INTs. That ratio wasn't exactly mind-blowing.
Tyrod Taylor, Buffalo – He's listed as day-to-day with an injury. More importantly, who is he going to throw the football too? Sure, Sammy Watkins has been hurt in his first 2 seasons in the NFL. He was still Buffalo's best wide receiver.
On another note, the Bills appears to be more of a running team than ever before. So, draft RB LeSean McCoy if you can.
Andrew Luck, Indianapolis – Let someone else waste a Round 3 pick on Luck. Luck is doubtful for Week 1. He never looked comfortable when under center last season. Indy should consider trading Luck if they don't want to protect the brilliant quarterback. Right now, it's just been embarrassing by how they've totally disregarded the offensive line. Not just embarrassing…also shameful. Luck deserves better.
Blake Bortles, Jacksonville – Blake's looked horrible during the preseason. Still, Doug Marrone named him the Week 1 starter. I had high hopes that Bortles might turn it around this season. It appears as if Tom Coughlin and head coach Doug Marrone are planning for the future.
Doug Martin, Tampa Bay – He won't be back until Week 4. By then, Jacquizz Rodgers might be leading the NFL in rushing yards. Go Rodgers. Don't even think of picking up Martin unless you've got to fill a position on your bench in the final round.
Matt Forte, New York Jets – The Jets are an absolute mess. I don't understand how a team can be this bad. I don't see Forte hanging on to his starting position after Week 1. In Week 1, he might split carries with Bilal Powell or someone we don't know the name of. It's hard to tell because I don't have a clue what NYJ is doing.
Jeremy Hill/Giovanni Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals – Hill is listed as day-to-day. I don't believe it matters. Mixon is the best running back on the Bengals' roster. Cincy was never sold on either Hill or Bernard. That's why Mixon is the only RB worth drafting.
Lamar Miller, Houston Texans – Miller should have a better season this year than last year. But, Donta Foreman has looked good in the NFL Preseason. Houston must make a run to the Super Bowl now. The excellent defense isn't getting any younger.
Leonard Fournette, Jacksonville Jaguars – Because of Jacksonville's QB situation, Fournette could have trouble finding holes to run through. I'm not sure he's better than T.J. Yeldon. Fournette might get drafted way too early. Make sure it's not you.
Jarvis Landry, Miami – Devante Parker should be the Dolphins star WR this season. Landry's in his fourth season. He'll be okay. But, there's only room for a single WR1 on this team, and it won't be Landry.
Mike Wallace, Baltimore – I've never been sold on Wallace's WR1 status. I think that the addition of Jeremy Maclin makes Wallace a tough guy to draft. Maclin should be QB Joe Flacco's go to guy starting in Week 1.
Will Fuller, Houston – He might not be back until Week 5. Not only that, but QB DeShaun Watson is going to develop a rapport with WR DeAndre Hopkins as soon as possible. Fuller might not see many footballs when he does return.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis – Tough to endorse if Andrew Luck is hurt, which Luck is.
Allen Robinson, Jacksonville – Wow. Marrone names Bortles the starting QB because of default? Allen Robinson is a guy to stay away from.