Fantasy Owners go through this every year. Sometimes it happens to the same owner in consecutive years. We draft a player, but they don’t perform to your expectations. Hell, sometimes they even bomb all together. But halfway through the season this is the time to make a decision on some of these high draft picks. But here are some of those players that you may need to make a decision on.
Odell Beckham Jr: If you are in a PPR league you absolutely have to keep him. Unless you get a deal that blows you away or you have too many Wide Receivers, he needs to stay. Standard league is a different situation. Listen at this rate you won’t be getting fair value back. The addition of weapons, weak offensive line, and an erratic Eli Manning has diminished Odell’s value. But he is still a top 5 WR in the game. I would keep faith in Odell, he still has big games ahead of him. For someone who was a top 5 pick in most leagues and top 3 in most PPR, he’s killing you, but stick with him.
Todd Gurley: I must say this one didn’t surprise me and neither did the next name. But Gurley’s hype is based off of a 5 game stretch last year when he came back from injury. After that stretch reality set in. He is a great running back, behind an awful offensive line, playing for quite frankly a bad team. They are 3-4 now, but don’t see them doing any better than 6-10. He’s finished in single digits in five of his seven games in standard, and finished with less than 13 points in 4 of his 7 games. He’s finished with 20 0r more points just once. Hes suddenly being used in the passing game, so there’s a slight uptick. But if you can sell him for value, I would take it.
Allen Robinson: I knew he wouldn’t have the year he had last year, but the reason its hapenning confuses me. I was on board with the better defense, better running game idea which would lead to less garbage time and throwing. I still thought Robinson would be a top 15 Wideout. Coming into this week he was the 34th ranked Wideout in PPR. Subtract his two touchdown game in week 3, he has not scored more than 16 fantasy points in a game all season in a PPR league. Three out of those five games were singe digit scoring… in PPR! You probably won’t get much back for him now. Time to bench him until you see something worth playing. Blame Bortles, he looks awful.
Alshon Jeffrey: He may be a little maddening to you at this point for some one reason, he has not reached the end zone. But with that said he has been consistent. Aside from two games, he has at least 5 catches and 70 yards in four of the five other games. That last game he had only four catches, but 105 yards. And if you would of told me Brian Hoyer was going to get knocked out the game this past week, I could of predicted Jeffrey’s low point total. But Jay Cutler is coming back soon. And you know he loves to force the ball to Jeffrey. Be patient, good days are coming.
Russell Wilson: In real life I’m a fan. But in fantasy, at least this year, not so much. He is playing with an injury, which explains some of his poor performances. He can’t real run and move the way he wants to. As a result it is hurting his fantasy value, but helping players such as Jimmy Graham. Solid Chance you may not have much better, but if you have a top 15 QB, don’t be afraid to play them over Russ at this point. Also look for streamers, they may pay off week to week.