Time to trade Eli Manning?
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For the past few weeks, we have heard a lot about the joys and benefits of the election process, yet the truth of the matter is the onslaught of political commercials, incessant political phone calls -- my house received no fewer than 200 of these over the past two months -- and 24-hour news cycle coverage has given much of the populace a case of election fatigue.
This time of year also sees fantasy football owners struck by a malady called midseason team fatigue. This happens when players on their roster come out of the gates in a hurry but start to falter once the calendar turns a page or two.
Since there are only a few weeks left in the fantasy football regular season, it is imperative that owners find out if these players are apt to turn things around or if they need to be replaced for the fantasy football playoffs.
This week's Fantasy Foresight aims to help with that by reviewing three players from the New York Giants and a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who are causing this type of consternation for their fantasy football owners.
For the first five weeks of the season, Manning was cruising along at a quality production clip, posting at least 15 points in four of those games and 18 or more in three of them.
Since then, Manning has racked up a total of 32 points in four games and posted only eight combined points in the past two contests.
If this trend continues, Manning can't be given a spot in a starting lineup and may even need to be benched in two-quarterback leagues. But what are the odds that his poor play will continue?
Let's start by examining Manning's season as a whole, beginning with a look at his route-depth metrics:
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