I was thinking about this, and wonder what people thought about this:
In the start of the season, WR roles are more in flex as folks get comfortable with new offensive schemes, etc. Chemistry is critical, so WR gems are more likely to pop up. On the other hand, RB roles are largely defined, and stay consistent for a few weeks barring injury.
As we go later in the season (like right now), coaches start trying out other RBs (e.g. Daryl Richardson) and wear and tear starts to show and injuries start to hit especially on rookies (Donald Brown, DeMarco Murray, maybe T. Richardson).
So (and definitely check me on this), that means we should be drafting RB depth to make up for start of season lack of RB gems, since there will likely be WR options on the WW?
Any other ramifications? Is this an argument for handcuffing during your draft (since later picks that are speculative WR picks are less likely to pay off, and to make up for the lack of fill-ins likely to be available in earlier weeks)?
Only been playing fantasy for 2 years, so those with more experience please weigh in!
Yahoo Scoring 10-team, with a W/R/T Flex
RB: J Charles, Matthews, Jennings, LeShoure, BJGE, Mendenhall
WR: Nicks, Maclin, Austin, Cobb, Moss
TE: Hernandez, Celek