Friday, October 2, 2009
Fantasy Football Week 4: Bye Weeks Begin, Starters Can Be Found Under The Radar
by Micah Roberts
Las Vegas Review Journal
Three weeks into the NFL season, there's a small sampling of team data that can help make fantasy owners' decisions for the bye weeks easier. Decisions must be made on whom to start from unused players deep on the roster and even for those regular starters who are underperforming.
Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina and Philadelphia are off this week.
The first thing to look at is how your player is being featured in the offense. Has he been part of the game plan on a weekly basis, and was it conditional only because of the situation the team was in whether winning or losing? How many touches are your running backs getting, and how many times are your wide receivers getting targeted by their quarterbacks?
While receptions are an obvious tool to see how involved a wide receiver is in a game plan, you can dig deeper in your research.
An example of a player going under the radar, and one who should be considered for starts even beyond bye weeks, is Seattle's Nate Burleson.
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