Scorned Players

Posted: August 21, 2011 in General

This is an unwritten rule in fantasy that owners draft safe.  If somebody has helped them in the past they are more apt to draft them again.  Well lets turn the tables on that, what about the players who have failed them.  It leaves a bad taste in your mouth like a scorned lover you would rather it be somebody elses problem.  I had this feeling with Larry Johnson, I took him with the third overall pick after his magical season, and he was my fantasy headache all season.  I vowed to never draft him again.  It turned out to be a good choice.  Switching gears last years version of Lance Berkman turned me off to him completely, but we made up and an early waiver pick up later we are best buds again.  Qb’s tend to do this via injury remember Tom Brady 09, ouch, he hurt many fantasy owners that year.  He is back as a top-tier QB.  Last year Romo’s injuries derailed a productive fantasy season (3rd in per game points last season).  I am not shying away from Romo he may be a steal coming off the boards as the 7th QB, he may very well be back in the top 3.  He has all the weapons to get back to the top.  Nothing is a sure bet in fantasy, but quarterbacks seem to be the most consistent at producing, especially in the pass happy league the NFL has become.  It is easy to look at your past experiences and write off a viable player.  If you can throw your bias to the wind and draft without emotion you will find some gems.  Easier said than done.

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