This is one BJ nobody wants
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Breaking Bad is over, and so are many of your title hopes after four insane weeks of football. What have we learned so far? The following:
1) The running back position is a bitch. In “Tiers, Not Fears,” I advocated a careful strategy that called for taking a few RBs throughout the draft to ensure some level of depth for when injuries/depth chart changes take effect. It’s looking more and more like the champions in fantasy leagues will be the teams that come out the most unscathed at the RB position.
2) The QB position also has it’s own level of volatility. Sure the Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Aaron Rodgers owners can kick their feet up, but everyone else seems to be sitting on a weekly boom-or-bust option. Things might settle down more at QB as the season chugs along, but the early returns indicate that there won’t be as many reliable point gatherers as there have been in the past couple of seasons.
3) A lot of us are hoping for major bounce-backs over the next few weeks. Forget Rob Gronkowski and the boost he can give fantasy teams. Guys with elite talent like Vincent Jackson, Doug Martin, C.J. Spiller, and countless others have started off the season poorly, being the source of more losses than any fantasy owner could’ve imagined back in August. A lot of these players seem likely to pick up their play in the coming weeks, but will it be too little, too late for the owners sitting on 2-2, 1-3, or (gasp) 0-4 records?
So that’s one month of fantasy football in a nutshell. Fortunately, there is still plenty of football to be played and bye weeks (aka, the great equalizer) are upon us, meaning a lot of the top teams in the fantasy standings will go through some bumps in the road. Here’s hoping the playing field is even enough for some of you to sneak back into the playoff picture.
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