Good Morning FantasyHolics! Every year I write up a week long Lessons Learned article. I talk about basic lessons learned from this past season, and then I break down QB, RB, WR, and TE and give you stats to show you how your fantasy season played out.
Let's start this off with some basic observations:
If you didn't draft Alvin Kamara, Dalvin Cook or Derrick Henry at RB and you waited on RB until the 3rd round or later, you probably didn't win your league. Most RBs (James Connor, Mark Ingram, Chris Carson, David Montgomery, etc.....) drafted round 3-7 failed to pay off for you.
Rookie RBs also came up short in year one. Clyde Edwards-Helarie started off hot and then dropped off. Cam Akers, D'Andre Swift, and J.K. Dobbins couldn't get out of committees and Jonathan Taylor couldn't get consistent carries.
If you waited until the 3rd round on WR, you probably did alright. Stefan Diggs, Justin Jefferson, A.J. Brown, Calvin Ridley, etc.... all finished Top 12 and you drafted them after the 3rd round. The narrative of waiting on WR continues to pay off.
Every year I scream to wait on QB and this year was no different. I did let you down though telling you to wait on QB and take Baker Mayfield and Danny Jones, that didn't work out, but if you grabbed Matt Ryan and Russel Wilson you probably did all right.
Tight End continues to be a waste land. If you didn't have Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, or Mark Andrews, you was probably streaming that position.
Work the waiver wire. Antonio Gibson, James Robinson, and Justin Herbert were successful waiver adds.
Those are some of my main lessons learned points. I'll hit on each position in more detail, with one post a day this week