Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fades and Loss Leaders: Week 3

Each week, in a feature titled "The Fade", we'll gather Thursday night ownership percentages and identify a few players we'll want to avoid and a few bandwagons we'll want to jump on. Below is an excerpt from this week:

We like high-floor players that also provide a ceiling capable of swinging tournaments. As such, Antonio Brown and Julio Jones are our type. And as long as Palmer is locked into Larry Fitzgerald, we have no reason to ignore his $6,700 salary.

Travis Benjamin is the opposite of these players. After a few splash plays the crowd is all over him at 15.7 percent. Last week two of his three receptions accounted for 95 percent of his yards. One reception went for 60 yards and a score. Another went for 50 yards and a score. Two out of three ain’t bad, but chasing those plays on a weekly basis is akin to digging for oil on a city street. He added a third touchdown on a punt return, decorating his FanDuel box score with 31 flashy points. To summarize, Benjamin is the definition of a high variance player. His speed means he could blow the top off of any defense he faces, especially the one he’ll host on Sunday, but averaging 34 yards per reception is unsustainable. He’s an easy fade.

Read the rest here.

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