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2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Players Not Worth the Risk

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2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Players Not Worth the Risk

Fantasy football 2014 10 players not worth draft risk
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Who's going to make a boom? Who's going to be a bust? These things are very difficult to predict, but there are some players who you just can't trust no matter how enticing they look. These guys certainly are not worth the risk of being over-drafted in your fantasy league. Here are some the players that you should be leery of during your draft.

10. Knowshon Moreno (ADP 109.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Knowshon Moreno not worth draft risk
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10. Knowshon Moreno (ADP 109.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Knowshon Moreno not worth draft risk
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Peyton Manning's running backs always do well in fantasy football, so it's no surprise that Knowshon Moreno put up great numbers as a Denver Bronco last year. However, this year as a Miami Dolphin, he'll be competing with Lamar Miller for carries and he also has to battle the injury bug. Last season wasn't a fluke for Moreno, but I don't think that Ryan Tannehill can move the chains like Manning and get his RBs a lot easy red zone opportunities.

9. Eric Decker (ADP 93.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Eric Decker not worth draft risk
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9. Eric Decker (ADP 93.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Eric Decker not worth draft risk
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He too was a beneficiary of Peyton Manning's out-of-this world regular season performance in 2013, but now Eric Decker is a New York Jet. Decker may be the No. 1 WR on the Jets, but his quarterback Geno Smith is not Peyton Manning. Geno is a boom or bust player on any given Sunday, and with that type of erratic play, you can't trust Decker to shine with a QB who can't even complete 60 percent of his passes. Leave Decker alone.

8. Sammy Watkins (ADP 92.6)

Fantasy football 2014 Sammy Watkins not worth draft risk
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8. Sammy Watkins (ADP 92.6)

Fantasy football 2014 Sammy Watkins not worth draft risk
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The kid is a beast, but he will be hampered by poor QB play from EJ Manuel this season. Rookie WR Sammy Watkins is like Julio Jones and Josh Gordon combined, but if he can't get the ball enough then what's the point? The Buffalo Bills are terrible, and they haven't made the playoffs since 1999 because they simply lack talent. Watkins will be on the board late, but don't pick him up and foolishly pass on a surefire vet like Reggie Wayne.

7. Colin Kaepernick (ADP 75.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Colin Kaepernick not worth draft risk
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7. Colin Kaepernick (ADP 75.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Colin Kaepernick not worth draft risk
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If the preseason is any indicator of what's to come, then you should stay as far away from QB Colin Kaepernick as possible. Kaepernick has all of his offensive weapons back this year, but losing Michael Crabtree last season was no excuse for him to average less than 200 passing yards per game. Andrew Luck lost Reggie Wayne last year, and he still performed well. Kaepernick is exciting, but he's too overrated to be your QB1.

6. Mike Wallace (ADP 82.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Mike Wallace not worth draft risk
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6. Mike Wallace (ADP 82.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Mike Wallace not worth draft risk
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Ryan Tannehill had a good season last year with 24 TDs, but his 17 INTs still showed that he's nowhere near elite. WR Mike Wallace found that out the hard way as he was targeted 142 times (a career high), but he only averaged 12.7 YPC and finished with five TDS which were both career lows. Wallace is a speedster who's supposed to go over the top, but Tannehill seems to favor shorter passes to WR Brian Hartline. So who is the No.1 WR in Miami?

5. Trent Richardson (ADP 70.0)

Fantasy football 2014 Trent Richardson not worth draft risk
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5. Trent Richardson (ADP 70.0)

Fantasy football 2014 Trent Richardson not worth draft risk
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Last year was a nightmare for RB Trent Richardson, and I'm not sure if he will get his mojo back this season. To be successful you must be confident, and Richardson will have RB Ahmad Bradshaw breathing down his neck if he can't get it done this year. Bradshaw's presence is also unwelcome to potential fantasy owners of Richardson, because he's known to get those goal line touches. Don't draft this guy too early; he might burn you.

4. Chris Johnson (ADP 64.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Chris Johnson not worth draft risk
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4. Chris Johnson (ADP 64.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Chris Johnson not worth draft risk
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CJ1K should be his new name, because he'll never come close to rushing for 2,000 yards again. RB Chris Johnson is the ultimate Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde type of fantasy player, because he will switch it up on you when you least expect it. Johnson had an up-and-down season for virtually every week as he scored high, then low every other game. If you like to gamble on the weekends then this is your man, but I wouldn't trust him in 2014.

3. Ray Rice (ADP 67.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Ray Rice not worth draft risk
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3. Ray Rice (ADP 67.2)

Fantasy football 2014 Ray Rice not worth draft risk
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Too much self-inflicted drama surrounds RB Ray Rice as he looks to bounce back from a tumultuous 2013 season. When things go bad in life, you either become wiser and better or you fold. I'm not sure what type of guy Rice is, but he'll be on audition for the entire 2014 season. As you can tell by his ADP, he's dropped significantly and he might be a steal as a flex player, but I think that the wait-and-see approach would be best here.

2. C.J. Spiller (ADP 38.4)

Fantasy football 2014 C.J. Spiller not worth draft risk
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2. C.J. Spiller (ADP 38.4)

Fantasy football 2014 C.J. Spiller not worth draft risk
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Fred Jackson is the name that you should fear if you're going all in on RB C.J. Spiller. Jackson can catch passes, run between the tackles and punch the ball in when the Bills are in red zone territory. Spiller has to be stellar this season in order for Buffalo to keep feeding him the touches. He was supposed to be fed until he vomited last season, but I guess that plan was a bit ill conceived. Don't over-draft this guy. You've been warned.

1. Rob Gronkowski (ADP 32.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Rob Gronkowski not worth draft risk
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1. Rob Gronkowski (ADP 32.4)

Fantasy football 2014 Rob Gronkowski not worth draft risk
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Reckless and wild is the only way Rob Gronkowski knows how to play on and off the field. Gronkowski is on Jimmy Graham's level when he's fully fit, but will he ever be healthy enough to last for the entirely of your fantasy season? I don't think so, and if you want to draft "Gronk" ahead of Denver Broncos TE Julius Thomas then you should get your head checked. Gronkowski will be drafted early, but let that be your competitor's mistake.

Walton Yeboah-Amoako is an NBA writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @WaltYeboah, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google