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Fantasy Football: First-round picks you need to sit

Every year, there are players who are picked in the first round of your fantasy football draft who are busts.

This year is no different.

Our fantasy football guru Mike Baldwin says there are a few first-rounder who you just have to sit because of the way they’re playing right now.

* Ray Rice: The Baltimore running back had 18 carries for 30 yards this last week vs. Cincinnati and 11 carries for 17 yards vs. Cleveland. Worse, he has only three touchdowns this season.

* Matt Ryan: In the last three weeks, the Atlanta quarterback has thrown only three touchdowns to go along with seven interceptions. The Falcons aren’t good right now and Ryan’s might be worst of them all.

* Trent Richardson: When the running back got traded from Cleveland to Indianapolis, everyone thought he was going to blow up. Instead, he’s imploded. Last week, Richardson had five carries for 2 yards.

Want to know who else Mike thinks you should sit? Or start? Or trade for? Be sure to check out this week’s Hudiburg Fantasy Football Update.

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Jenni Carlson

Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football... Read more ›