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No Thanks, I'll Pass

Wed Jul 14 1:57pm ET
By JEFF PAUR @jeffpaur
Sr Fantasy Writer

Part of being a top fantasy player is not only targeting the right players, but avoiding the right guys. There are players every season that raise red flags for me and I will just let someone else pick them come draft day. These are guys I don’t like for various reasons, including workload concerns, ADP and just regression from the previous season. For whatever the reason, below is a list of players I don’t like for the coming season.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Steelers. Roethlisberger struggled more to complete passes down the field, averaging 6.3 yards per pass attempt, which was the lowest numbers over a full season for his career. His previous low was 7.0 in 2008. Roethilsberger is 39 years old and struggled some with injury in recent years, so you have to wonder how much he has left, especially after last year. With all the exciting quarterback options out there, I’m letting someone else get a player on the downside of his career.

Trevor Lawrence, QB, Jaguars. Lawrence is a top talent that I think will be a star in this league. But even with that said, I don’t feel comfortable taking him at his current ADP of 135.76. I have even seen Lawrence picked as the 10th or 11th quarterback in recent drafts. I don’t think he can perform as a low-end No. 1 quarterback his rookie season. The Jaguars still lack some top talent at receiver and their offensive line has some holes. I think Lawrence is a season or two away from being a fantasy star.