It’s silly to assign emotional qualities to logical processes: if you flip a fair coin 10 times in a row and it comes up heads all 10 times, I’m still going to tell you that you have a 50% chance of getting tails the 11th time you flip the coin. There’s no feelings involved, just math.
Having said that, I’m sorry I told you to pick up Colin Kaepernick last week. If it makes you feel any better, I suffered just as much as you did.
QB (left double-click to enlarge)
For all his early-season success, Carson Wentz long ago regressed to a typical profile for rookie QBs: he’s now a dreaded Quadrant IV player, a consistently low-scoring option. Still a young player with potential, though.
RB (left double-click to enlarge)
As the season winds down, there really aren’t that many surprises at RB out there, but someone whose value is a bit on the rise is Carlos Hyde. Not a top scorer per se, but he’s fairly consistent about putting up 14.5 ppg.
WR (left double-click to enlarge)
How about some real love for Jamison Crowder? Crowder is Top 10 when it comes to WR consistency, and his output of nearly 15 ppg is nothing to sneeze at; he’s essentially been an early-season waiver pick that’s performed as well as Demaryius Thomas.
TE (left double-click to enlarge)
I’m not sure what’s been happening the past 3-4 weeks, but whatever it is, it hasn’t been good for some of the top TEs. Greg Olsen and Delanie Walker have seen their output decline significantly, and it’s been reflected in their rising CR scores. Jordan Reed‘s been able to maintain his lofty position, but that’s been due to his being out of action last week. Brutal.
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The Giants spent a lot of money on their defense this season, but it looks like it was money well-spent; despite a lack of sacks, three of their free agent signings sit in Quadrant I (Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul and Damon Harrison).
LB (left double-click to enlarge)
If you’ve been watching the past month or so of Bengals’ games, you’ve noticed two things: (1) the team generally stinks, and (2) Vontaze Burfict is not responsible for the team’s horrid performances. Burfict has been putting up some consistently outstanding performances– and with plenty of flair to boot.
DB (left double-click to enlarge)
Still way too much clustering around the medians at the position, but some reliably good safeties you might want in your lineup are Kam Chancellor and T.J. Ward. They’re nothing to get too excited about, but they tend to stand out from the (rather large) pack.