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Fantasy Football Trash
You draft this guy, and he is a bust. You drop him, and two weeks later, you might even pick him back up again. This back-and-forth game of taking your trash in and out.
You know that feeling whenever you get home from a long day of work, you open up the garage door, and before you can take your shoes off, you notice a couple of empty amazon packages. So you do the responsible thing as a husband and take them to the recyclable bin. Sometimes there are more boxes to take out before I get to the container. I'll wake up the following day, and guess what? More boxes. Does anyone else's wife have this superpower? Between Amazon, Walmart+, target, and Costco taking out the recyclables seems like a part-time job. I'm sure my garage is filling up with boxes while I type this. Hey, yours is probably too. Sometimes I wonder if my wife even realizes I take them out; maybe she thinks it's some kind of advanced appliance.
This job is effortless as long as there is room in the bin. Sometimes I have to take boxes out and put them back in the garage to make room for other packages. Fantasy football is like this. You draft this guy, and he is a bust. You drop him, and two weeks later, you might even pick him back up again. This back-and-forth game of taking your trash in and out is exhausting the more I think about it. Sometimes your neighbor's trash even looks good. I'm talking about guys who get dropped for waivers. Like how could Luke drop George Kittle? I had the same reaction when Dan threw that ping-pong table away. This trash rant has gone on long enough, I think you get my point.
Below is my "All Dud" season-long team, kind of like the All-Madden Team, but trashier. So below is a little reminder of all the fantasy trash from the 2022 season.
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2022 All Duds Team
Russell Wilson finishes QB 17 on the season. We all thought if Russ could escape the chains of Pete Carroll, he could finally spread his wings and ride. The opposite happened. Russ left, and Geno Smith thrived in Seattle. From his touchdown-to-bathroom ratio to working out on an airplane. The Broncos and fantasy owners were expecting different results.
Alvin Kamara: A painful season for Kamara, being the 8th running back off the board. Then he finishes as RB 18 in HPPR, depending on when your draft was. Kamara was going in the first round.
Jonathan Taylor: I hate putting guys on this list who got hurt. But he was supposed to be the "safe" 1.01 pick. His injury the first week of playoffs is the ultimate dud move. That is if your team was good enough to make it to playoffs after his terrible season. Come the draft season, we might be able to pick Taylor close to the turn.
*Honorable mention D'Andre Swift
Allen Robinson: remember how good the Rams were going to be? With Donald coming back and the addition of Robinson, plus all the "if he only had a quarterback" talk? Even before the Stafford injury, they just never seemed to be in sync this season.
Gabe Davis: The ultimate feast or famine pass catcher. More famine than feast, though. Be suspicious of him climbing up on draft boards after a huge playoff game this season.
DJ Moore: I know he is an excellent wide receiver and has had the Carolina QB carousel. He had some great outings this season. The reason for him being a "dud" is he was probably on your bench whenever he had a big game. Come draft time; I'm sure I will be ready to be hurt again.
Kyle Pitts: the ultimate TE bust. All we can do is pray that the Falcons get a competent QB or that Ridder is the answer. I can't figure out where the disconnect is. Arthur Smith has succeeded with tight ends, and Drake London shows promise. But who am I kidding? There is a massive list of guys I can put down right here.
Sorry for airing out all of my dirty fantasy laundries. If you enjoyed the "All Dud" team, check out the Fantasy Football Dudes 2022 fantasy football awards show. Also, don't tell my wife about the cardboard rant. Give me a follow on Twitter for more dad rants and fantasy football stuff. Leave all your fantasy trash below!