Is Week-to-Week Consistency an Illusion?
Prior to the season, I had Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin ranked as my No. 4 overall wide receiver in PPR leagues. In addition to his game-breaking ability, one of the main reasons I ranked Harvin so high is that I consider him "slump-proof." The nature of Harvin's game is so versatile that defenses have a difficult time containing him; he can play outside, in the slot, at running back, or anywhere else you can imagine, catching screens or deep passes and running end-arounds or read-options.
The truth is that Harvin is one of a limited number of players that I consider to possess true week-to-week consistency. The majority of what we perceive as weekly consistency is simply an illusion based on a limited sample size of games.
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