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    Injuries are more random than your brain might think

    by  • September 7, 2012 • Injury Updates • 0 Comments

    Despite his doucheyness, I am a big fan of  Fantasy Douche’s thoughtful perspective on the fantasy football game and how we perceive it. On that note, I’ll highlight a great point he made this preseason in explaining recency bias in terms of calling players injury prone.  In many cases, our brains are fooling us.

    The problem is this:   If a player has had a lot of recent injuries then our expectation is that they will have a lot more.  If a player hasn’t had many recent injuries then our expectation is that they will remain healthy.  That’s as complicated as our thinking process gets and I don’t think it’s particularly enlightened or anything that we should be putting a lot of stock in.

    You can’t go back and change how you drafted this season, but let Douche’s words sink in this season. And ponder this…if recency bias affects the way we think of players as injury prone, how does it affect who we decide to grab off the waiver wire? And how does it influence us to jump on the wrong players when they have a big week only to be disappointed by their lack of production after that breakout performance?

    Injury Concerns: Are Reggie Bush and Brian Westbrook worth your draft pick?

    by  • August 28, 2009 • Draft Strategy, Injury Updates • 0 Comments

    Brian Westbrook convinced the world that a smaller, shifty back could make it work in the NFL. In recent years, he’s become a fantasy points factory, churning out production each season, but he’s also never been one to rely on for all 16 weeks of your fantasy season. With Westbrook’s production come injuries. Someone...

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