SDubya wrote:Yellowbird wrote:
Be careful of good players on teams with sinking moral. Andre Johnson, Roy Williams have both faded down the stretch. I had ample opportunities to trade them both, but passed in many cases.
This is interesting. Experienced FFers: do you find this to be true in most cases?
Yes and no. Receivers are pretty much exempt from any fantasy "wisdom". They are up and down from week to week anyway, so to try and label their down weeks with a reason is a waste of time.
Running backs, however, I do buy this entirely. You see it with McGahee nearly every year. He scores 90% of his TDs normally in the first half of the season. Once the team has mailed it in, he is not nearly as productive...except against the Jets, of course.
Starting QBs also can be affected by this, but usually only those whose job is in jeapordy. Conversely, getting a backup QB on a team not playing well is often fantasy gold - (Tony Romo/Vince Young/even Harrington until last week was serviceable.)
So I think you look at each situation on its own.