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JUNE 18th / 2016

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JUNE 13th / 2016

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JUNE 12th / 2016

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Players to Avoid, Part 2 - WR

JUNE 9th / 2016

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Players to Avoid, Part 2 - WR

JUNE 8th / 2016

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APRIL 24th / 2016

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2016 PTAs (Players to Avoid), Part 1 - Running Backs

The most important thing to remember in regards to fantasy football is that every season is unique. If a player struggled to find his game in 2015, that does not mean he will do so again this year and if a player was a superstar last year, he can fall back to earth in a hurry. It is important to evaluate every situation, every battle and every possibility on all 32 teams and try to determine breakout players, status quo players and players who will slip into obscurity. Here is a list of five players I would not draft this season.

1. RB Chris Johnson, Arizona Cardinals:

I love what Johnson has done throughout his career and he had himself a very solid 2015 campaign. He ran for 814 yards on 196 carries and gave the Cardinals a credible rushing attack for the first time in a long time. However he did share the field with a dynamic rookie runner in David Johnson who looked explosive and capable in his first season and who was capable of scoring from anywhere on the field.

The reasons I would avoid drafting Chris Johnson in 2016 are age, situation and a lack of upside at this point in his career. Johnson will turn 31 years old this season and for a running back whose game was built on speed and explosion, that is dangerous to expect those not to deflate somewhat over time. I love the talents of David Johnson whom I expect to take over and dominate for the Cardinals this season. The more looks David Johnson gets, the more likely it is that Chris Johnson becomes an afterthought. Along those lines, I just don't see the dynamic upside in taking a Chris Johnson. Even last year in a resurgence of sorts, he only managed 3 touchdowns on the season. There are better backup options to target in the NFL and Chris Johnson will only find his way to my team if he sinks way down towards the latter stages of the draft.

2. RB Alfred Blue, Houston Texans:

Blue rushed for 698 rushing yards and scored 3 touchdowns last season while getting his opportunity in Houston but for those of you who are not paying attention, Blue is nothing more than a marginal, dime a dozen running back at the NFL level. He is a player capable of moving the chains but there is nothing dynamic or exciting about his game.

He has been replaced by veteran running back Lamar Miller who will get a ton of work within this offense. That makes Blue a backup in Houston and the one thing I look for first when it comes to backups and fantasy football possibilities is that particular player's upside and overall talent if he earns that chance. Blue falls significantly short within both categories. Even if Miller gets injured and Blue gets inserted into the lineup, his particular skill set doesn't excite and I would not expect fantasy football starting numbers from him even if opportunity does indeed arise. Look elsewhere for your fantasy football bench.

3. RB Denard Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars:

Robinson looked like a real up and comer during the 2014 campaign when he rushed for 582 yards on 135 carries and scored 4 touchdowns. He appeared to have the swagger of a player on the rise and his mix of talents made him a potential starter for the Jaguars going forward. So much can change is just one year as he slid down the depth charts, had a below average 2015 campaign and now is looking up at players in the depth chart.

The problem with Robinson and fantasy football upside this campaign is that he is looking up at both T.J. Yeldon and veteran Chris Ivory in the depth chart. There simply will not be many touches available in behind those two games and if injury strikes one of them, the other will get the majority of the touches. That makes it very unlikely that Robinson will get enough looks to give him fantasy value in 2016. Now if you can scoop him up in the last couple of rounds in your draft, he makes some sense to stash as a RB6/RB7 on a fantasy roster but it would take multiple injuries to give him a chance as a fantasy starter and he likely will not last until the very end of your draft.

4. RB Tre Mason, Los Angeles Rams:

Mason was a real fantasy climber two years ago when he rushed for 765 yards and scored 5 touchdowns as a rookie for the Rams. He looked to have an interesting skill set that offered potential and promise for the future but then the Rams drafted Todd Gurley, Mason had some issues with the law and all of a sudden he looks like a player that I personally would not touch with a ten foot pole. Some of the owners in your league may still see the potential in Mason and as a result he is likely to be drafted but his likelihood of contributing in a significant way and have fantasy success has plummeted big time over the last year and there are many better backup talents to target and stash away on your fantasy roster. Don't waste your time on Mason.

5. Arian Foster, Free Agent:

I can see stashing Foster away on a fantasy roster if you can pick him up in the last few rounds of your draft cause we all know what this former superstar is capable of. However he will be on the wrong side of 30 this year and big, power running backs such as Eddie George, Christian Okoye and many others tend to hit the wall in a huge way around this age. Foster has taken a ton of abuse in his NFL career and simply has not been able to stay healthy in two of his last three seasons. Even if he gets cleared and signed by an NFL team, I am nervous enough about what he has left in the tank to target him where he will likely go in a draft. If he is picked up, some owner is going to overvalue him in your league. That is almost a certainty. Let somebody else target a 30+ year old power back with tons of mileage on the body. Too many things can go wrong here to get excited about the once elite running back. However if he does drop way down in the draft there is a chance he becomes a value pick so there is a chance he goes from 'Player to Avoid' to 'Player to Target'. It all depends on draft positioning but I doubt he lasts long enough for that to happen once he is signed.