With Week 3 in the books, we look at the top 5 players who could be busts on the fantasy football waiver wire.
WR Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore had a breakout game on Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos catching his first touchdown pass of the year. The Raiders were actually showing signs of having a productive offense and then Terrelle Pryor went down in the 4th quarter with a possible concussion. The Raiders will play the Washington Redskins and their terrible defense in Week 4 and they better hope Pryor is a go. Until the Raiders show more consistency it's hard to trust his game stats. He could be worth a stash and if Pryor is a go it is a good matchup in Week 4.
WR Santonio Holmes, New York Jets
Holmes had his best game with 5 receptions on 10 targets for 154 yards and a touchdown. Holmes looks to be recovered from a foot injury and was rookie Geno Smith's favorite target. Inevitably Holmes will return to his inconsistent form and will be getting his targets from a rookie quarterback who will play like a rookie at times. Still, with injuries and bye weeks kicking in he isn't the worst you could do.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
Bradshaw went off Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers which had nothing to do with the Colts sending a first round pick in 2014 to the Cleveland Browns for Trent Richardson. Nope, a complete coincidence. Bradshaw rushed for 95 yards on 19 carries and caught 3 passes for 16 yards. After joining the team in the week prior to the game, Richardson rushed for 35 yards on 13 carries and was targeted 3 times in the passing game with no receptions. Bradshaw is already dinged up and the Cotls didn't burn a first rounder to only give Richardson 13 carries a game. The Colts are already raving over how quickly Richardson has picked up the offense.
WR Donnie Avery, Kansas City Chiefs
Avery had his best game of the year Sunday which had nothing to do with the Chiefs playing the Eagles and their charitable defense. Avery snagged all his targets and finished with 7 receptions for 141 yards. Big play receiver Dwayne Bowe was only targeted 3 times and had 1 reception for 4 yards. Alex Smith also targeted Jamaal Charles 8 times and he had 7 receptions for 80 yards. Charles is the only skill player on the Chiefs who is a viable fantasy option right now.
WR Kenbrell Thompins, New England Patriots
With multiple reports indicating Rob Gronkowski could have played Sunday but the Patriots choosing to sit him, Thompkins time as a fantasy sleeper darling may be coming to an end. Thompkins had a nice game Sunday and was targeted in the red zone twice for scores but when Gronk comes back that will likely be his role. With Aaron Dobson developing and Danny Amendola heading closer to returning Thompkins could see his playing time and targets dwindle.