Fantasy Draft: 11 players who are past their prime

Fantasy Draft: 11 players who are past their prime
September 2, 2013, 12:15 am
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CSN Staff

We are all guilty of living in the past at one time or another in our lives. When it comes to fantasy football it is essential to play in the present--and if you're lucky, attempt to predict the future. It is important to avoid leaning on certain players in a draft just because you know their name or you think they are still as good as they were in 2009.'s Nick Mensio put together a list of 11 players who are over the hill, including Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.

Reggie Wayne (WR - Indianapolis Colts): Wayne has been called “over the hill” before, and he shoved it back in our faces last year by catching the fifth-most passes (106) among NFL receivers. He’s now entering his age-34 season. Wayne is trying to learn a new offense, and second-year quarterback Andrew Luck has a plethora of weapons at his disposal. OC Pep Hamilton likes to get his backs and tight ends involved in the passing game, unlike 2012 play caller Bruce Arians. There’s just no way Wayne sees the 195 targets he saw last season again this season. We wouldn’t expect him to reel in much more than 85 balls in the new West Coast offense. Wayne is a low-upside WR2, which is fine. 2013 Preseason Stats: 11 catches for 121 yards (11.0 YPC) and one touchdown.

Click here to see the remaining 10 fantasy football players whose brightest days are in the past.