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Managers had high hopes for Tony Pollard when they crafted their Fantasy football draft strategy last season. The Cowboys running back was going to get a heavier workload after Ezekiel Elliott was released, so there was potential for him to have a monster season. However, after a big showing in Week 1 against the Giants, Pollard's productivity slowed and he ended the season averaging career-lows in yards per carry (4.0) and yards after contact per attempt (2.9). Pollard was an RB18 at the end of the season and could be in for a long 2024 campaign in Tennessee, potentially falling down the 2024 Fantasy football rankings.

If you believe Pollard will once again be among the 2024 Fantasy football busts, who else should you consider with your 2024 Fantasy football picks? As you begin your 2024 Fantasy football draft prep, be sure to check out the 2024 Fantasy football cheat sheets from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

Last year, the model accurately predicted that Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle would fail to live up to his Fantasy football ADP. Waddle's 2023 Fantasy football ADP was 34.86 overall and he was the 11th receiver off the board on average. He'd go on to notch a 1,000-yard season but only had 72 receptions with four touchdowns and he'd finish as the No. 34 Fantasy football wide receiver in CBS Sports PPR leagues.

The same model has a proven track record providing Fantasy football tips, identifying A.J. Brown as a sleeper in 2020 and nailing Jonathan Taylor's monstrous season in 2021. Additionally, it's called past Fantasy football sleepers like Derrick Henry in 2019, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara in 2018, and Davante Adams in 2017. Anybody who banked on players like those made a run at their league title.

The model is powered by the same people who generated projections for all three major Fantasy sites, and it beat human experts last season when there was a big difference in ranking. The 2024 Fantasy football PPR rankings and 2024 Fantasy football standard projections update multiple times daily, so you're always getting the best Fantasy football advice.

Now, SportsLine has simulated the entire NFL season 10,000 times and released its latest Fantasy football rankings 2024, along with plenty of sleepers, breakouts and busts. Head to SportsLine now to see them

Top 2024 Fantasy football busts

One of the 2024 Fantasy football busts the model is predicting: Commanders running back Austin Ekeler. The former Charger enjoyed plenty of success during the 2021 and 2022 seasons, rushing for over 900 yards and scoring more than 10 touchdowns each year. However, he cooled off following his Offensive Player of the Year big, scoring just five touchdowns on 628 yards in 2023.

Ekeler's woes could have been a product of Los Angeles being a banged-up team in 2023, but life will only get harder now that he signed a two-year deal with the Commanders. Washington ranked 27th in the league in total rushing yards (1,592) and it doesn't appear the Commanders' offensive line will be much improved in 2024. Between Ekeler's diminished stats and his new team's woes, Fantasy managers should consider other options to running back this season.

Another bust that SportsLine's Fantasy football rankings 2024 have identified: Texans running back Joe Mixon. Houston traded for Mixon during the offseason, and the former Oklahoma standout is expected to be the team's bell cow and solidify its backfield. Despite having a long track record as one of the league's most consistent fantasy football running backs, the model is calling for a dip in production from Mixon in 2024.

Mixon has a current ADP of 16.5 in CBS Sports fantasy football drafts. The 27-year-old is being drafted ahead of running backs Travis Etienne Jr., Jahmyr Gibbs, Josh Jacobs, and Rachaad White, who are all rated ahead of the 27-year-old in SportsLine's fantasy football rankings. Mixon is playing in a Houston offense that is loaded with talent, which could limit his overall number of touches -- especially in the red zone -- in 2024. See which other Fantasy football busts 2024 to avoid here.

How to find proven 2024 Fantasy football rankings

SportsLine is also low on a wide receiver who is being drafted as a top-15 player at his position. The model ranks him outside its top 20 wide receivers for 2024 and expects him to see major regression. You can only see who it is, and the 2024 Fantasy football rankings for every player, at SportsLine.

So which 2024 Fantasy Football busts should you avoid, and which receiver will fail to live up to expectations? Visit SportsLine now to get 2024 Fantasy Football cheat sheets for every single position, all from the model that told you to avoid Jaylen Waddle in 2023, and find out.