Finding a breakout star is great but just as important is avoiding the pitfall of drafting a bust. With fantasy drafts well underway, data is rolling in and there are several players being drafted well ahead of where they should be going. While the idea of a “bust” doesn’t necessarily mean that the player is “bad” at all, it indicates that their performance will not match their price tag. The following 10 players are currently being greatly overvalued. While they may perform well enough to be carried on rosters, there are superior assets to acquire given where these players are currently being drafted.
10. Jose Reyes (SS)
An easy player to avoid, Reyes is currently being drafted on average around the 120th player off the board. His preseason rank is similar. Therefore it’s not difficult to see why during the middle rounds, people are taking the big name they recognize. Unfortunately for all involved, Reyes has a domestic abuse case that is still active. The Rockies have indicated that Reyes will refrain from joining the team until his trial is over, which doesn’t even begin until April 4. A situation set to linger all season, there is a possibility Reyes doesn’t play a single game this year. The Rockies are quite content to allow youngster Trevor Story to take the reins and with Reyes’ declining performance, this is not a difficult decision for the team. With rumors of Reyes returning to the Dominican Republic, he is not worth a pick in redraft leagues, let alone a valuable pick in the initial 10 rounds of fantasy drafts.