Why Calvin Johnson and LeSean McCoy Prove You Can't Trust Your Fantasy Studs Nevermind that whole always "start your studs" in fantasy football garbage as Detroit Lions wide receiver, Calvin Johnson and Philadelphia Eagles running back, LeSean McCoy are proving that fact to be a bust. Johnson went barely noticed by Matthew Stafford in Sunday's win against the New York Jets, catching two balls for 12 yards and earning fantasy owners a whopping 3.20 fantasy points. After a spectacular first week, Johnson has fizzled out since, proving that Stafford can play some decent ball without utilizing his stud wideout much. Even worse was trusting McCoy in your Week 4 lineup. Wow, did McCoy's 1.20 fantasy points help you win? I mean 10 attempts and only 17 yards, really? If you've started McCoy loyally each week, it might be time to start re-thinking that plan. McCoy has yet to break the 100-yard mark and only has one rushing touchdown in four weeks. While most of the time, playing your studs pays off, 2014 is proving to be an unpredictable year. Fortunately for Johnson, I do think he's a start each week, unless he just totally falls from existence with repeat performances like this for a few games in a row. For McCoy, owners really can't rely on him as a solid start, especially with Darren Sproles tainting the picture, and with the team just passing the ball more. Hopefully Shady will bounce back, however, consider your other options when it comes to religiously starting him each week.
Calvin Johnson 2 catches, Lesean McCoy 8 carries 7 yds??!!? Fantasy duds so far in week number 4.. Who knew???— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) September 28, 2014