Fantasy Football: 5 Receivers Primed for Bounce-Back Seasons
One of the components of the human condition is to be affected most by that which happens most recently. Recency bias is a very real thing.
Sure, everyone has a bad day from time to time, and those can be more easily contextualized when they appear as isolated incidents. But what if you had a coworker who, normally chipper and productive at 9:00 a.m., started showing up to work around noon, looking disheveled and unkempt, and who did nothing when he actually got to the office?
You'd probably be concerned for his or her wellbeing, but, let's face it, your opinion on them would probably change for the worse, and your brain would quickly block out all the positive attributes this individual was bringing to the job just a few months ago.
Such can be the life of a fantasy footballer, as well.
We begin analyzing predicted player production off of their previous season's efforts first. For some it just stops there. But for the wise, we attempt to contextualize the reasons for particular player struggles to determine whether those woes will continue or whether they were just an aberration.
The 2015 NFL season brought with it a share of wide receivers who put up down numbers, but a few of them are primed to bounce back in a big way.
Let's take a look at a few receivers who might handsomely reward fantasy owners who remember the full breadth of their career contributions.