• Posts Tagged ‘injuries’

    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?

    Give me Denarius Moore like this Week 2 Waiver Wire

    by  • September 19, 2011 • Waiver Wire • 5 Comments

    What happened this weekend? This happened. But more importantly, here’s a few ways to get your team back into shape. Thomas Jones / Dexter McCluster / Le’Ron McClain The situation in Kansas City doesn’t look great, but if Jamaal Charles gets the dreaded ACL diagnosis we all expect this week, he won’t be taking...

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    Overreaction Monday: Why Did I Draft Chris Johnson?

    by  • September 12, 2011 • News • 2 Comments

    http://youtu.be/fjL-4nwnkkk Chris Johnson. Steven Jackson. Adrian Peterson. THE COLTS! Why can’t we have nice things?!? Green Bay is an unstoppable force of fantasy football goodness. I’m picking up the Packers’ ball boy on the waiver wire this week, and I fully expect him to get at least 10 touchdowns this season. But the Saints...

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    On the Waiver Wire: Brian Westbrook LIVES, Week 13 Pickups, and a Massive Collection of Advice to Get Your Team Right for the Fantasy Football Playoffs

    by  • December 1, 2010 • Waiver Wire • 0 Comments

    I hate handcuffing. I always feel like handcuffs are a waste of a roster spot, and I’d rather have a starting running back from another team than carry a guy who doesn’t play just in case my starter goes down. The backups are rarely as good or as big a part of the offense...

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