All numbers are not created equal. Yes, at the end of the day, 100 yards is 100 yards, but you need to look at how a player gets these numbers in order to predict some consistency and maybe think about trading. It can be nice to have a WR on a team that’s always losing because that team is going to be coming from behind and passing a lot late in games aka in “junk time”. Personally, I don’t like to depend on those guys to win games for me. I would rather have someone who is a consistent target in a good offense that moves the ball. It’s less stressful, and you have a higher chance to get steady numbers from that guy.

What you want to avoid is picking up or trading for a player who is getting some lucky touchdowns. Remember that the stat box doesn’t show everything, so if you’re not paying attention, you may miss the story of how the game unfolded. Consistency and predicability can help you plan your optimal lineup each week.