2015 Fantasy Football: Top 5 Players to Avoid

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Fantasy Football can be a delicate sport. All to often, owners see their seasons crumble based on an injury or poor draft pick in the early rounds of their respective drafts.

Injuries are unavoidable — just ask Kelvin Benjamin owners this year. What is avoidable however, is selecting players with a history of injury, or players who are not in excellent situations to succeed.

Me personally, I hate the word bust. However, there are certainly players that are smart to avoid.

On this list, I’ll cover my top 10 players that are poised for a setback in 2015 based on various reasons for each situation. Don’t get burned, when it could be avoided!

Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints

Dec 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) scores a touchdown as the Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-20 at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston went from legitimate No. 1 target of quarterback Drew Brees, to a distant after thought in the Big Easy. Colston had only 59 receptions last season, his fewest in any campaign where he played at least 14 games. He had some potent games here and there, but with plenty of duds in between.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking — Jimmy Graham is gone so someone is going to have to get those targets. And you’re absolutely right. However, it’s unlikely that it’s Colston that reaps the reward.

I like second year wideout Brandin Cooks to continue to emerge as the No. 1 wide receiver in New Orleans. Furthermore, Saints head coach Sean Payton went on record recently, saying that new comer Brandon Coleman was the training camp MVP.

Skip Colston and target upside options like John Brown or Devin Funchess in that same range instead.

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