The previous statistics from a player are valuable in projecting future performances but they only tell half the story of how effective – and valuable - a player actually was. Total points, total yards and the like are all kept for statistics but what matters is how those statistics were accumulated. Unless you are in a total points league where all players count every week, the most important factor for your fantasy success is how often do your players turn in good weeks? It is better for your fantasy team’s fortunes to have a player that gains 10 fantasy points each week than it is to have someone who scores 30 points and then zero for the next two weeks. Same amount of points between those two players and yet the big game player would be a liability more often than he would benefit you.
Take the following positional breakdowns and apply your own wisdom to them to determine how consistent a player will be this season. By the end of the year, your team needs to have the most weekly wins – not the most total points. Leave that for another fantasy owner who has not figured how important consistency is.