There’s no worse feeling than drafting a superstar player only to have him let you down for most of the season (looking at you Jamie Benn). Fantasy hockey busts are never fun, and we constantly try to avoid drafting players who may not return value. Some busts come out of nowhere, but others, you can see coming a mile away. Let’s take a look at five players you need to be downgrading at the draft table. 

 

Mitch Marner , RW TOR - At this point, there’s no reason to believe that Mitch Marner starts the season with the Leafs. The negotiations haven't been going well, and with rumours of Marner maybe heading to Switzerland to work out if he’s still without a contract come training camp, there’s no reason to be drafting him inside the top-15, let alone the top-50. William Nylander missed most of last season due to his contract negotiation, and he just never found his groove when he did return. Marner isn’t the same player as Nylander, but who knows how many games...