Time for my Tuesday rankings, and this week I point my attention squarely on those who have let me down in fantasy. I pride myself on being a fantasy football guy, an analyst even, yet the players I have invested in are not delivering --- at least a lot of them. So, in order to vent my frustrations, I have decided to put 5 players in the temporary Kravitz Fantasy Dog House. Here they are…
5- Jonathan Taylor- the #1 consensus player in fantasy heading into the start of the season. He was a lock @ #1, and what has he given us? 1 good week. 161 yards in week 1 and a touchdown. Since then, he’s got more fumbles than scores, and he’s now banged up with an ankle injury, even though the guy hasn’t missed a game since pee wee football. Very frustrating.
4- Rashod Bateman- Really thought Bateman was going to be the #1 receiver Lamar’s always been looking for and its just not playing out that way. Boom or bust receiver who needs a big play or else he’s useless in fantasy. He caught a long touchdown the first 2 weeks, but since then 59 and 17 yards with no scores. He’s Desean Jackson 2.0.
3- Garrett Wilson- I talked you up after your week 2 blowup game. I thought we were seeing the start of the next great rookie WR fantasy star…I read press clippings of other players calling you Justin Jefferson…and since then, you’ve been just another Jets receiver. Outplayed by Corey Davis in week 4. I traded a lot to get Wilson on one of my squads, I need you to turn this thing around and reach the upside I know you are capable of.
2- Gabe Davis- After a stellar start to the season, (5 catches 88 yards and a score) he’s been invisvible. He missed week 2 and they followed that up with 37 and 13 yards receiving. Not exactly the league winning upside I was going after.
Number 1!- Kyle Pitts- I could not have hyped this guy more in the preseason process. We saw glimpses of greatness last year but just figured, hey, he’s got to get over the rookie wall, he’s got to get in the end zone more and he’ll be fine. Nope. Not fine. He’s barely even being targeted, 5.5 per game, which is exactly the amount of fantasy points he’s averaging in PPR this season. Also, no touchdowns through 4 games, I’m perplexed.