Repos Fantasy 5 to Avoid – QBs
It’s fantasy season once again, and we are doing our best to help you avoid fantasy shame and ridicule. ReposDelight proudly presents our first Fantasy 5 to Avoid post, featuring the worst QB choices of 2012.
1.) Joe Flacco. Not to call this guy terrible, but last season was his chance to prove to everyone what he had in the tank. After being criticized by his teammates, skeptics, and even some of his family members (Mama Flacco went hard at little Joey on her blog….just kidding…well sort of…) Joe had all the reason to prove that he is an elite Qb. After coming out of the preseason with a full head of steam, Joe fizzled and failed to live up to any expectations.
Verdict: This guy is so bad that I wouldn’t consider him as the backup to my backup QB. If you select Flacco, don’t anticipate many points unless it’s a PPI league (Points Per Incompletion). Outside of my two slow nephews, I don’t know many people who would select Joe Flacco as a fantasy starter.
2.) Carson Palmer. Palmer was the guy in Cincinnati. The Franchise. The Whole Fu%#&ng Show. The hype machine has Palmer well on his way to Canton, teaming him with the likes of Chad Ochocinco and T.J WhosYaMama. Palmer did his part, putting up elite QB numbers for many years. The Bengals just didn’t win much of anything. After years of losing and bailing teammates out of jail, Palmer had a very ugly holdout. He ultimately was traded to what might be the only NFL team no QB wants to play for,the Raiders. The hype machine churned overtime, providing the most hyped build up this side of Lebron James “Decision”. The reesults? Palmer produced a whole lot of nothing. He proved to be inaccurate and to have little impact on the field.
Verdict: I wouldn’t draft this guy even if it were 5 years ago. I was never a fan of Palmer and never will be. He didn’t shine as bright as he could have, in my opinion, in Cincy. The only thing that he did positive for the organization was to set up a “hugs for thugs” charity for everyone on the roster that got arrested (60 man roster with 38 convicts). Don’t draft this guy, no matter what happens. Take the always willing Brett Favre, because, even retired and in Wranglers, he might get you more points than Palmer.
3.) Matt Schaub. It’s tough to include Schaub on this list as he’s the only guy that I actually like as a QB. I have to include him because the 900lb. gorilla in the room is that the guy just can’t stay on the field. As usual, he is coming off an injury-riddled season. He is surrounded with the weapons to put up elite QB1 numbers, but will he be able to stay healthy long enough to prove himself??
Verdict: Strictly a QB2 at this point in his career. He is one big hit away from crapping on your fantasy season and taking an early vacation. Avoid him unless you waited too long and have no other choices.
4.) Sam Bradford. Ok, so let me get this straight. You can make $60 million for just showing up for a football game?? Sam Bradford started his career as a bright spot on a bleak team. He signed to a huge rookie contract to be “the man” and even made the team’s record better in his first season. After that, well, let’s just say he got square on by the mediocre train. I haven’t seen him healthy for a full season as of late, and even when he is considered “healthy”, he just isn’t accurate in his passes.
Verdict: Consider Bradford as a first round pick…IN SUCKING!!! If Bradford lays another egg this season, Joe Flacco might just have some competition for worst on this list. Expect Bradford to give you a consistent 10 points for each of the 3 weeks that he actually plays before getting hurt. Again.
5.) Josh Freeman. What do you get when you mix a whole lot of Dante Culpepper with a (teensy) little bit Warren Moon??? The answer is simple: a QB with a whole lot to say but no stats to back it up -aka- Josh Freeman. Freeman has done nothing to justify the hype so far in his young career. As of today, Josh Freeman sucks, period.
Verdict: If miserable loves company, Josh Freeman’s house must look like Lollapalooza right now. The guy couldn’t complete a pass at a Hooter’s waitress.