Matt Schaub among buy-low candidates 

November, 8, 2010

One of the general questions I get asked most often in fantasy football is about when to finally give up on a player. Is October too soon? Can you afford to wait well into November before seeing production commensurate not with draft position, but with whether said player is even worth owning or dealing for? You know the names of the disappointing players this season. I still cringe at the fact I thought DeAngelo Williams was a top-10 running back. Sure doesn't look like it!

The truth is I don't mark a calendar and then decide I've waited long enough for a running back to produce. Every player is different. Someone like Cedric Benson has generally underachieved in relation to his 2009 performance, but you don't cut the guy. You don't trade him for a kicker, either. However, it's possible you've given up hope that the fellow you drafted in the third round will ever deliver reasonable numbers for a fantasy starter. In the case of Benson, I'm not giving up.