Fantasy Football 2013: Buying or Selling Value of Top Preseason Stars

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Fantasy Football 2013: Buying or Selling Value of Top Preseason Stars
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The preseason—it is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth, Neo.

Next to the "draft season," no time of the year lies to you like the preseason because half of what you see on the field is an illusion.

For every player who performs well in the games that don't count and repeats it during the ones that do, there are approximately four billion players*** who wilt under the regular-season spotlight.

How did Han Solo put it?

Look. Good against remotes is one thing. Good against the living...that's something else.

Some players are great when they're in front of sparse crowds and playing against other guys fighting for a roster spot.

Then the season happens, and they disappear.

As has happened every preseason since we started paying attention to them for fantasy purposes, players have emerged who have captured the fancy of many a fantasy GM.

Everyone has the story of getting burned by a preseason performer, but we go running after them with Ahabian fervor anyway.

To help you avoid the pitfalls we all tumble into from time to time, we've compiled a list of preseason studs we're buying—and those we're selling as soon as we can.


***Estimated number based on watching too much preseason football since birth, subject to adjustment post-sobriety

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