Where did Reggie Wayne go?
The fantasy football playoffs are not the time of the year that you want your players slumping. Unfortunately for Reggie Wayne owners, that’s what their prized wideout has been doing. His is in a four-game TD drought after torching the Steelers for 114 and a score in Week 10. The frustrating thing for Wayne owners is that he faced four of the worst pass defenses over that stretch in Houston (214.9 ypg, 20 TD), San Diego (248.9, 21), Cleveland (210.8, 16) and Cincinnati (222.3, 21). Wayne’s been even worse over the past three weeks as he’s been held to fewer than fifty receiving yards each game. He’s averaged 42.7 yards per game over that stretch. He averaged 39.3 ypg in the three games preceding the Steelers game so a big game would not come as a surprise to me. Especially when you consider he is facing the winless Lions, who have been blow average with 213.6 ypg and 19 TDs. I don’t the Lions holding him to a fourth straight game under fifty yards. That hasn’t happened to Wayne since early 2002.
So why am I suggesting you play a WR that’s struggling in your crucial fantasy playoff game? Because you drafted him for early on for a reason. It’s fun to get cute and try to guess the breakout player, but at fantasy playoff time, you have to play your studs. Especially, when they have a dream matchup like the Lions.