Bust Quarterback – Justin Herbert, Los Angeles Chargers
Well, for one, Justin Herbert most likely won’t begin the season as the starter, drastically lowering his fantasy football value, especially with no other avenue for him to contribute. But on the other side, once he takes over the starting position I don’t see an easy road ahead for Herbert.
Being behind Tyrod Taylor, Herbert will have to fight his way into the starting role, which isn’t impossible. Just a few seasons ago a rookie Baker Mayfield took over the starting job in Cleveland from Taylor before breaking the rookie touchdown record. Herbert could be given the same opportunity at some point this coming season.
Unlike Burrow, Herbert’s weapons are still question marks in a lot of people’s eyes. Austin Ekeler hasn’t had to be the top back for a full season yet while the top targets in Hunter Henry, Keenan Allen, and Mike Williams all have injury histories. If the team falls behind on the injury list and Herbert steps in the Chargers could really struggle.
Finally, the offensive line in Los Angeles is still a work-in-progress, making the road even more difficult. Eventually, Herbert could be an option, but at this point, he shouldn’t be considered in fantasy football leagues, even dynasty or keeper formats.