Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Jun 2011

ESPN: 10 Most Disappointing Fantasy Seasons

Continuing our series on NFL disappointments, today we look at players who burned their fantasy owners: Lots of guys struck by the Curse of 370, a couple disappointing quarterbacks, and the long-lost forgotten horrible 2001 season of Derrick Alexander.

Posted by: Sean McCormick on 21 Jun 2011

5 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2011, 8:14pm by IrishLuck


by Sha-blam-o (not verified) :: Tue, 06/21/2011 - 12:54pm

Even worse than the top 10 is having two of the top ten sink your keeper league team int he same year: http://brotherskeeperfantasyfootball.blogspot.com/2011/06/looking-ahead-...

by Mikey Benny :: Tue, 06/21/2011 - 1:41pm

Seriously, how in the world did you miss 2005 Daunte Culpepper? I'm serious!

He went from about 5,000 yards & 40 TDs in '04 to 1500 yards, 6 TDs and 12 INT in '05.

by andrew :: Wed, 06/22/2011 - 2:23pm

Because players who are out due to injury don't continue to burn you. You cut them and move on. Daunte would have failed in the loser league for this very reason. He'd be a penalty each week after the Carolina game.

You need the ones to, while sucking, continue to taunt you with promises of unfulfilled expectations down to the very end.

by Travis :: Tue, 06/21/2011 - 2:40pm

I assume players who missed over half the season with injuries were excluded from the list? 2005 Daunte Culpepper would have been a good candidate (6 touchdowns, 12 interceptions), but he got hurt in Week 7.

I'd add:

1986 Marcus Allen
1995 Andre Rison
1999 Randall Cunningham (benched after game 6, however)

Did people really have high expectations for Scott Mitchell? He started out well filling in for Marino in 1993, but peaked early, faded, then hurt his throwing shoulder.

by IrishLuck (not verified) :: Sat, 06/25/2011 - 8:14pm

Did TJ Housmanzada make the list for the first year he was in Seattle after catching 100+ in Cincy? I don't have insider content.