Whenever a relationship has reached the point of no return, it's best to cut ties and move on as opposed to dragging everything out. But every once in awhile, there is that one extra shot that leads to eternal bliss.
Yes, this article is about fantasy football. It's about those players who have destroyed your faith and put you seconds away from placing them on the waiver wire.
Don't give up all hope just yet. These players might just have life in them for one more week.
Titus Young, WR, Detroit Lions
Young was supposed to be the breakout fantasy player of the year. Projections were reaching Calvin Johnson-levels before the season had even kicked off.
Those numbers have failed to materialize as Young has a pedestrian 11 receptions for 123 yards and one touchdown. Yikes.
But Week 7 provides a chance for him to turn it all around. The Chicago Bears have a tremendous defense and will surely pay lots of attention to Johnson. If the defensive line gets after Matthew Stafford, he'll need an outlet, and Young is a receiver capable of turning those short passes into large gains.
Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans
I know. I know. Johnson is a repeat offender in the heartbreak department.
Hear me out.
The Buffalo Bills are terrible against the run. They have allowed opponents to average over 173 yards on the ground. And Johnson did put together a 141-yard effort against the Houston Texans.
But if he does blow up, trade him—immediately.
Fred Jackson, RB, Buffalo Bills
Part of holding on too long is coming up with excuses for the other person. I mean, how could Jackson be expected to perform when he's been battling knee problems?
Jackson's absence opened the door for C.J. Spiller to go Chris-Johnson-circa-2009 on us. But Spiller and Jackson are splitting the carries evenly now, thanks to their gentleman's agreement. Plus, the Titans aren't much better than the Bills when it comes to rushing defense (129.5 yards/game).
So come on. Give a guy one more chance.