Let's say I sat you down on a chair, pulled out a big hammer and hit you on the knee. What would happen? You would probably be really angry with me, but think about what your body does. It does something called an involuntary reaction. There is a fantasy sports version of this, and I like to call it the knee-jerk reaction.
Obviously, people don't hit you in the knees when you play fantasy sports. There is no physical play at all actually. Your body won't be making a knee-jerk reaction playing fantasy sports, but your mind will definitely try. It is your job for the next three or so weeks to ignore these knee-jerk reactions; Your fantasy title might be on the line.
I feel like I need to show you an example to get my point across. Let's say you drafted this team:
QB - Kurt Warner
RB1 - Matt Forte
RB2 - Steve Slaton
WR1 - Andre Johnson
WR2 - Anthony Gonzalez
Flex - Ronnie Brown
TE - Dallas Clark
K - Shayne Graham
Def - Baltimore
After your draft you would have felt pretty happy with this team, right? So after week one when you scored the least points out of anyone, your team starts 0-1 and your friends start laughing at you, you might start to doubt your team. If this is similar to your situation, listen up:
I know a lot of things are running through your head right now. Is Ronnie Brown a bust? Was Steve Slaton a one hit wonder? Should I have taken Romo instead of Warner?
All of these questions are unnecessary to ask yourself at this point in the season. Sure, Warner was the only one out of the previously mentioned team to find the end zone in week 1, but do you really think that's how it'll be for the rest of the season? There are plenty of games remaining for you to more than make up ground.
In the next couple weeks you are going to get offers from other teams trying to buy low on your players. You might consider accepting a trade of Ray Rice for Steve Slaton but I can guarantee that you will regret it in a few weeks. There's a reason you drafted Slaton in the first round! Steve Slaton also has two games against the Colts left on his schedule :)
You're also going to see free agents outperform your studs in the next couple weeks. Now, there are always waiver wire adds that end up being fantasy heroes. That's a completely different topic though. Injuries happen and guys break out. Make sure that if you want to grab those free agent studs that pop up every year, subscribe to our Dominator Service! Nine out of ten times though there is a very good reason why a player is not owned in your league. If you are speculating dropping Dallas Clark for Jeremy Shockey, you're a nut. Shockey probably won't have another two touchdown game this season. Please do me a favor and promise me you won't drop any of your first eight draft picks before week three is over. You really think Devery Henderson will outperform Andre Johnson for the rest of the season? Puh-lease!
Now, take a deep breathe, gather your wits and wait until the end of the month to judge your players as busts or not. In the meantime, don't do anything you will regret.