Consistency. It’s one of those traits that everyone says they look for when building a professional sports team or a fantasy team alike. However, how many people really know what they’re looking when drafting their teams or making pickups on the waiver wire? There are two different types of consistency to pay attention to when studying players and those are year-over-year and game-to-game and both are equally important in this process.

 

Year-Over-Year Consistency

One thing you will hear a lot over the next few months is the term “upside” as in “player x has a ton of upside this year if this happens.” Don’t get me wrong, upside is great to have in a player but it’s always better to have a safe floor to work from in the first place which is where consistency comes in. Consistency is also what coaches look at when deciding who’s getting playing time and targets and plays run for them during the season, so it’s something we should take into account when playing fantasy...