ESPN insider Field Yates makes an excellent (and cheerful) point for anybody who’s feeling that their NFL fantasy campaign is in a rut they can’t pull out of. Sure week 4 is a milestone in the season where there are some solid games in the books — injuries are proof enough — and some things are starting to take recognizable shape. We’re a quarter of the way done when it’s over. Yet there remains an enormous amount of football left to be played. Think of the season like a game — you really can’t lose in the first quarter. Last year the Seahawks went to the Super Bowl. After week 6 they were a .500 team at 3-3.
Yates points out this positive, which gives a nice perspective. “At this point of the 2014 season,” he writes, “Odell Beckham Jr. had not yet appeared in an NFL game. He went on to have one of the most remarkable seasons for any rookie in NFL history.” In other words, the 2015 version of Odell Beckham Jr may yet emerge. It’s still a long, long way — even until halftime.