2018 Fantasy Football rankings, busts: Expert who warned about DeMarco Murray reveals players to avoid
Jamey Eisenberg warned about DeMarco Murray in 2017 and has identified 2018 busts.
Last season, DeMarco Murray was plucked off Fantasy Football draft boards as a consensus top 10 running back, ahead of guys like Leonard Fournette, Carlos Hyde and Kareem Hunt. Instead of repeating his 2016 campaign that saw him rush for 1,287 yards and 12 total touchdowns, Murray face-planted. He failed to top 700 yards rushing and averaged just 3.6 yards per carry, tied for the lowest mark of his career. Luckily, if you listened to Jamey Eisenberg and his Fantasy Football rankings, you knew better than to draft Murray early.
Months before training camps even started, Eisenberg urged readers to avoid using such a high draft pick on the aging running back.
"Murray struggled down the stretch last season with a foot injury that he played through, but he averaged just 3.5 yards per carry over his final six games, including just two with double digits in Fantasy points in a standard league in his final five outings," Eisenberg wrote in March 2017. "Maybe all the work he's had over the past three seasons (878 carries and 1,032 total touches in the regular season) could be catching up to him, but he feels a little risky heading into this year."
The result? Murray face-planted and failed to top 700 yards rushing, finishing the season as the No. 20 running back overall. Anybody who took Eisenberg's advice avoided a major bust.
Now, Eisenberg has released his highly anticipated 2018 busts list, and he's sharing it early over at SportsLine.
We can tell you Eisenberg is warning Fantasy Football owners about new Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
"This year, Cooks will again enter the season as part of a crowded receiving corps after he was traded to the Rams. And, barring an injury to Robert Woods or Cooper Kupp, Cooks should struggle this year," Eisenberg told SportsLine.
"He's stepping into the role vacated by Sammy Watkins, who was the fourth-best receiving option for the Rams last year behind Woods, Kupp and Todd Gurley," Eisenberg said. "Cooks should be considered more of a No. 3 Fantasy receiver than a must-start option, and he should only be drafted with a mid-round pick in most formats."
Eisenberg also has a strong warning about a top-10 running back from 2017 who is about to be a massive bust this year. If you pick this player in the first or second round, your season could tank before it even starts.
Which top running back should you avoid at all costs? And which QB, RB, WR and TE will disappoint Fantasy Football owners? Visit SportsLine now to see Jamey Eisenberg's coveted 2018 Fantasy Football busts list, all from the acclaimed Fantasy Football expert who was all over DeMarco Murray's down year from the start!
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