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THE WORD bust can be defined in many ways in fantasyland. The obvious definition is the player who is drafted highly and completely bombs—the fantasy equivalent of Ryan Leaf. The players below do not necessarily conform to that meaning. They may give you production, but nowhere near what's expected from them. Beware those below
1 Shonn GREENE
THERE ARE many arguments to suggest that this big back will have an enormous year. He ended last season with a sparkling playoffs. He's in his second year and should only get better, and he's taking over the starting job. But there are red flags too. The Jets have a schedule this season that looks much more difficult. He doesn't catch passes, and he occasionally suffers from fumblitis, which could cause him to lose goal line carries to LaDainian Tomlinson. Greene is high-risk, high-reward for a player who's likely to be a second-round pick. If you go Greene this year, don't say that we didn't warn you.
2 Anquan BOLDIN
BOLDIN ASKED to be traded from Arizona, and he got what he wanted (as well as a new three-year extension worth $25 million). But Baltimore is not the most stat-friendly place that this former Cardinal could have landed. First, the Ravens stress a ground-and-pound attack, completely different from the aerial circus that Boldin knows from Arizona. Also, he will have 25-year-old Joe Flacco throwing to him, not Hall of Fame—caliber Kurt Warner. While Flacco may be a rising star, one off-season is not much time for an inside receiver and a quarterback to develop chemistry. Be bold. Say no to Boldin.
3 LeSean McCOY
BRIAN WESTBROOK is out, and McCoy is in. Conventional wisdom suggests that McCoy, virtually a clone of Westbrook, will put up the same kind of numbers as his highly productive predecessor. The real McCoy of 2010, however, is more likely to fall far short. He's in only his second season, and whether he can handle being the lead back for 16 games is still a question. He's just 5' 10" and 198 pounds, so durability is another issue, and he will lose valuable goal line carries to Mike Bell and Leonard Weaver. Those are a lot of concerns for a running back who's slated to be a third-round pick.