Larry Fitzgerald (WR): What a miserable year for such a talented wideout, only bringing in only 71 receptions for 798 yards and a measly 4 touchdowns. If the Cardinals don’t figure out their QB situation, you can expect these numbers on a regular basis.
David Akers (K): Yes, the kicker. Last season, he set the record for most points by a kicker in a single season with 166, most field goals in a season with 44, and made the pro bowl. He was a dominate force for the rebounding San Fransico 49ers because they weren’t amazing at scoring touchdowns, so they would settle for field goals. This year, the 49ers are going to the Superbowl, but not because of him. Akers had his worst season to date, with a measly 69% field goal percentage, making only 29 field goals on the year. Although one of those field goals tied for the longest field goal made at 63 yards.
Brandon Lloyd (WR): Probably the most promising combo for 2012 was Tom Brady and Brandon Lloyd. Even though Brady and the Pats are having a heck of a year offensively, Brandon Lloyd was nowhere to be found. Only 4 touchdowns on the year and couldn’t break 1000 yards. His best games came when Gronk and Hernandez were out.
Darren McFadden (RB): One of the most talented running backs currently playing and certainly a top prospect for the 2012 season, the injury prone McFadden only played 12 games this season. He barely eclipsed 700 rushing yards and only scored 2 touchdowns. It certainly doesn’t help that the Raiders were playing catch-up in almost every game this season.
Ryan Mathews (RB): My second overall pick in fantasy this year. Ryan Mathews certainly gets the Biggest Fantasy Bust of 2012 award. Yes I chose him second round even though he missed the first few weeks of the regular season due to a collarbone injury. He was projected to be one of the top backs of the year. Not only did the Chargers fail miserably as a team this year, Ryan Mathews’ performance was laughable. He ran for only barely 700 yards and scored a single touchdown all year. Even though he missed four games this season, his performance basically said it all for the San Diego Chargers as a whole.
Written by: Kyle Cicilioni