Tyson Q's FFC: Top Three Fantasy Busts

Nothing leaves owners more frustrated than jumping on the bandwagon of the "next best thing" only to watch that player turn into a bust. This season has provided owners with an astounding selection of underachievers. This week Tyson Q's Fantasy Football Corner rubs salt in the wounds of managers everywhere, revealing the top three busts of 2009.

Matt Forte:

Widely considered a first round pick coming into the season, Forte has done everything but live up to his expectations. His yards per carry (3.4) have him ranked as one of the least effective backs in the league. Fellow NFL player Maurice Jones-Drew reportedly called Forte to notify him of his impending cut from his fantasy squad. MJD decided to give him one more chance, but Forte's dreadful follow up performance has undoubtedly left him occupying the waiver wire.

Owners who wasted a high pick on Forte are certainly disappointed and it is not looking much better for the second half. Forte squares off against Philadelphia, Minnesota twice, Green Bay, and Baltimore during the last portion of the season.

Jake Cutler:

Not to pick on the Chicago Bears, but Cutler has struggled mightily while his replacement Kyle Orton has led the Broncos to the top of the AFC West. Following Cutler's horrendous five interception showing against the 49ers, he is now on pace to throw a whopping 30 interceptions. That is the most thrown in the NFL since 1988 when Vinny Testaverde threw 35 interceptions.

Cutler finds himself in the same boat as Forte, tripping out of the gate and facing a tough schedule in which to get back on track. Soldier Field in December is never a place to suddenly regain your passing form. Owners who were relying on Cutler to hook up with the speedster Devin Hester have been let down by the duo's inability to provide consistency.

Steve Slaton:

The Houston Texans had high hopes for Slaton, but an absurd amount of fumbles have sent him to the bench. Slaton has allowed the ball to reach the turf five times already this season. Slaton has averaged a paltry 39.9 yards per game on the ground and has not been the solid starter that the Texans were looking for.

If he can regain his starting position, Slaton could be poised for a strong second half. If Ryan Moats builds on his first performance in relief of Slaton, it could be a long season for the once highly touted starter.

Questions or Comments? Contact Tyson Qualls at tysonqfantasyfootball@gmail.com

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