Fantasy football can be a funny game sometimes. As Week 14 proved, it can be very difficult to predict what will happen. An injury or a poor performance can occur at any time, and when one hits in the playoffs it can have grave repercussions.
For example, if you had a player like Percy Harvin (WR, Vikings) or Rob Gronkowski (TE, Patriots) you were probably feeling great about their production right up until they suffered late season injuries. Or maybe you had a player like Drew Brees (QB, Saints) or AJ Green (WR, Bengals) who you thought was a lock to put up big numbers in every game, until they struggled when fantasy stakes were raised.
Meanwhile, if you were lucky enough to start the Seahawks defense last week you probably proved unbeatable. And if you were stuck starting Montell Owens (fourth RB on the depth chart for the Jaguars) after injuries devastated your RB core, you were fortunate enough to watch him outscore the likes of Arian Foster (RB, Texans), Stevan Ridley (RB, Pats) and Frank Gore (RB, 49ers).
What lesson can we take? What adjustments can be made for the rest of the playoffs?
While it is still important to weigh all the factors and consistently make the best decisions you can, the real lesson is that a lot of fantasy football simply comes down to catching a break at the right time.