Avoid drafting these 10 potential Fantasy Football busts

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1. Reggie Bush-RB- Dolphins- Whenever his name comes up, not long after, the word ‘injury’ undoubtedly follows. Although last season was an anomaly for Bush, he did manage to miss 20 games over the 2010 and 2009 seasons. He rushed for 1086 yards and 6 TDs last season but can you sleep at night without wondering if or when another injury could impede his season? Is his 6 TD’s worth that kind of worry?

2. Rashard Mendenhall-RB-Steelers- My rule of thumb when it comes to running backs coming off of ACL or MCL or any major injury is “let the buyer beware.” Mendenhall is such a back. He tore his right ACL in week 17 and more than likely will begin the season on the PUP list. He wasn’t having a great season before his injury and without knowing how viable a RB he’ll be this year, try to avoid drafting the sexy name, and seek another option instead.

3. Josh Freeman-QB-Buccaneers- Freeman and the next potential bust, Vincent Jackson almost go hand in hand. Mark Sanchez wasn’t the only QB to regress last year. Freeman managed to finish the season with the league’s second most picks, 22 against 16 TDs. Rookie sensation Doug Martin, (one of our Rookie’s to consider this season), will be making up the majority of an already lackluster offense in Tampa Bay; taking some of the pressure off of Freeman. Unfortunately when games get out of hand, he’ll be forced to air it out and that’s when INT’s begin to mount up. Stay clear.

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Did Reggie Bush cause Matt Barkley not to win the Heisman?

The University of Southern California was ineligible for postseason play during 2011 due to being on probation from the Reggie Bush fall-out.

USC would have met LaMichael James and the Oregon Ducks in the PAC-12 Championship game, but instead their season came to an abrupt end.

Barkley put an exclamation point on his Heisman trophy campaign by completing 35 of 42 passes for 423 yards and six touchdowns against crosstown rival UCLA in their last game of the season. It capped a season in which he passed for a school and conference record 39 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Barkley continued to impress but eventually the Heisman Trophy would go to Robert Griffin III of Baylor.

Imagine if Barkley had one or two more games to show off against a top-ten team.

Every memory of Reggie Bush and the NCAA infractions that occur have been removed from USC, including the replica of his 2005 Heisman Trophy.

Bush was the central figure in a four-year investigation by the NCAA Committee on Infractions, which determined both the star running back and his family had taken money and illegal gifts from two sports agents during his junior and senior seasons. The NCAA wound up putting USC on four years’ probation, banning the Trojans from bowl games the next two years, docking them 30 scholarships over the next three years and allowing current players and recruits to transfer without penalty.

Is Reggie Bush’s previous actions causing Matt Barkley not to win the Heisman trophy? It can be argued so.

With one more key game – if Barkley were to put up solid numbers and a win, he would be in a better position to bring home the Heisman. Instead his season came to an end.