Some folks will tell you they want the guys that have huge weeks in fantasy football cause they win matchups. Unfortunately those same big point scorers are often like a series of mountains in the wilderness. The view is fantastic from the summit, but boy is there nothing to see in the valley at the base of that mountain. No matter if you prefer the big game guys, or if you like to target players that seemingly more moderate yet consistent, the following piece should be of keen interest to you.
Football players, but the very nature of the game, often see their performances differ from week-to-week. That's why so many questions come up with start/sit each week during the season. Only a handful of players seem to be immune to worry for fantasy football owners. We can talk offenses, defenses, weather, matchups etc. in our goal to get to the bottom of who the best and worst players are in any given week. But what about for the duration of the season? Who were the most consistent and inconsistent players at each position? So glad you asked. I stared at spreadsheets for hours to answer just that question.
In what follows we will take a look at the top players at QB, RB, WR and TE. We'll break down their weekly efforts into a series of categories to find out which players offered stability from week-to-week and which players would have given you an ulcer if you rode the roller coaster week after week.
Before we get to the players on the next four pages it's important to understand the parameters of the study, and to that end here is the scoring system that will form the basis of what follows.
|Rules for QB, RB, WR, TE, Event||Points|
|Number of Passing TDs||4 points each|
|Passing Yards||1 point for 20 yards|
|Passing 2 Pointers||2 points each|
|Number of Rushing TDs||6 points each|
|Rushing Yards||1 point for 10 yards|
|Rushing 2 Pointers||2 points each|
|Number of Receiving TDs||6 points each|
|Receiving Yards||1 point for 10 yards|
|Receptions||1 point each|
|Receiving 2 Pointers||2 points each|