What to do with Week 1's disappointing fantasy players
Let’s start with the positive: This was just one week. Unfortunately, there were some discouraging performances from key players that raised eyebrows across the fantasy football landscape.
So what do you do?
You can panic and trade away a player at a low value before it gets lower (or non-existent). You can panic and run to the waiver wire, maybe dropping a guy you thought could be a fantasy starter. Or you could also relax and hope that there are better days ahead. After all, Tom Brady had a slow start in 2014. Russell Wilson had a slow start in 2015. Maybe that will happen to your player.
I have some good news, some bad news, and some stats to consider before making any roster moves based on Week 1 production.
Tyrod Taylor, QB, Buffalo Bills
Well, by “panic,” I mean that you should probably refrain from streaming Taylor until further notice. Taylor’s preseason ADP put him in the 11th or 12th round in most drafts. He’s only your starter in deep leagues and more than likely you paired him with another late-round quarterback.
Taylor scored a league-low 0.22 fantasy points per dropback in Week 1. He also only logged 22 pass attempts, another league-low, while averaging a modest 5.7 yards per aimed throw. He only completed one pass for more than 20 yards in the entire game. And when he was under pressure, Taylor only completed 25 percent of his pass attempts.