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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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TITANS WR

THERE ARE no fewer than three pass catchers in Tennessee with more upside than Washington: Kenny Britt (expected to be 100% after ACL and MCL surgery), first-round draft pick Kendall Wright and emerging tight end Jared Cook. And with running back Chris Johnson gunning hard for a bounce-back year, odds are against Washington duplicating his impressive 2011.

8 Mark SANCHEZ

JETS QB

AS IF he wasn't already struggling to live up to the expectations placed on him by the New York media, Sanchez will have to learn a new offense (coordinator Tony Sparano has been brought in) while also battling a certain southpaw quarterback who is certain to at least take the red zone snaps, killing Sanchez's value. Don't rest your franchise's hopes on the Sanchise.

9 Adrian PETERSON

VIKINGS RB

WHAT MADE Purple Jesus such a fail-safe back was his ability to run with reckless abandon and stay healthy. After he suffered a devastating ACL and MCL tear last Christmas Eve, there is no telling if he'll ever regain that punishing running style. Either way, Peterson will see fewer touches as quarterback Christian Ponder continues to improve.

10 Michael CRABTREE

49ERS WR

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