I’ve spoken previously about the concept of dynasty owners “being wrong until they’re right.” We saw it with former Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, who many cashed out on because the end was near. All he did was clear 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns (with 23+ receptions to boot) in four straight years in 2011-2014, before his body finally gave out and he retired following the conclusion of the 2015 season. Yes, ultimately owners were “right,” but if they cashed out after 2012 they missed two years of elite level production.
Heck, we saw the opposite with his protégé, Christine Michael, who was completely useless for three years (and three teams) before having a few good games early in 2016, only to fade back into irrelevance. If you rode the lightning early you won a few games, but can you imagine if you cashed out on the hype? You could’ve undoubtedly scored a 2015 first round rookie pick after 2014, thrown a dart, and achieved a ton of fantasy production. The brief stretch earlier this season didn’t make you right, and you missed a plethora of opportunities to stop being stubborn and admit defeat.
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