Fantasy Football 2015 preview: Draft busts

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Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is sacked by Washington Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson (50) during the first half at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

As you prepare to draft a fantasy football championship-winning team, you’ll likely be researching which players to take, which rookies you can pick up late on and which sleepers will sneak under the radar. 

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It’s also important to make sure you don’t draft a potential bust. Your best bet is to play it safe. There are always players available in the draft who have put up incredible numbers in the past and seem like a great pick.

In reality, they flop and your team carries the burden of a wasted first-round selection.

Which players’ numbers were bloated last year making them get over-drafted this time around? Which players are set to crash into the fantasy wall?

Are you tempted by a quarterback like Peyton Manning or Drew Brees? Both players have been dominant over the years in real football and fantasy, so surely they are locks with one of your opening three picks?

Not so fast.

Here are five fantasy football busts you should avoid in your draft.

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