The natural reaction to a successful season from a professional athlete is to assume that said athlete will continue to perform at a high level. He did it once, so why can’t he do it again? The same can be said about poor performances and our perception of those athletes the following season.
But the reality is that some players encounter a season in which they catch all the breaks, and some experience a campaign where nothing goes their way. The trick is to read between the lines to determine which guys played at their true level and which ones either benefitted or were harmed by their specific situations.
This is one of the integral elements to consider during your draft day preparations. Some of the best value picks happen to be the guys who performed below their capabilities the previous season because the other owners in your league assume that the same thing will happen again in the coming season. This drives the player’s price down and makes him all the more valuable to your championship quest.
Today we’re going to take a look at ten players the National Football Post expects to perform at a higher level in 2013 than they did in 2012.
Note: All fantasy totals are based on the standard scoring system.