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CHRIS MAHR
June 28, 2012
The quickest way to derail a fantasy season is to have an early-round pick fall far shy of expectations. To help you avoid that fate, we've identified 15 potential failures
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June 28, 2012

Busts

The quickest way to derail a fantasy season is to have an early-round pick fall far shy of expectations. To help you avoid that fate, we've identified 15 potential failures

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4 Laurent ROBINSON

JAGUARS WR

JACKSONVILLE SIGNED Robinson to be its downfield threat after his out-of-nowhere, 11-touchdown season with Dallas. But can you trust the skittish Blaine Gabbert to throw it long? Maurice Jones-Drew is still the focal point of the Jags' offense, and when Gabbert throws, it will most often be to rookie Justin Blackmon or underneath to Jones-Drew.

5 Shonn GREENE

JETS RB

FOR A supposedly powerful runner, Greene averaged 2.2 yards after contact (26th among backs with at least 100 carries) in 2011. And he was never able to keep aging LaDainian Tomlinson on the bench, especially at the goal line. Though LT is gone, Tim Tebow has arrived to vulture the short-yardage TDs, meaning Greene's rep as an underachiever will continue.

6 Frank GORE

49ERS RB

AGING AND less explosive, the 29-year-old Gore failed to hit the 100-yard rushing mark in his last eight starts of 2011. And he's reaching that dreaded age when the production for many backs starts to drop precipitously. The off-season additions of pounder Brandon Jacobs and scatback LaMichael James mean that Gore's days as the centerpiece of San Francisco's offense are over.

7 Nate WASHINGTON

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