This post is in no way meant criticize player choices or rub anyone's fur the wrong way after having a less then average week. It is however, more of an observation.
I observed a very clear behavior for many who posted their player choices & considerations this past week. In particular the choice of RVP.
Back in week 3 we had RVP listed in the mid-upper 20's in cost and for all intent & purposes listed as a SURE starter against a promoted Southhampton team. Prior to the game there were MANY comments regarding on how expensive he was and he would never return his cost and so on....
We all know the final results, and many jumped at the chance to add him to their teams.
As week 4 approached, there was a growing uncertainty on the status of RVP's starting or even playing in this weeks game. The contrast in many post was extremely interesting to say the least.
Although his price had JUMPED and starting was an uncertainty at best, the main conversation went from, no way I choose him for a CERTAIN start to...
He is a season keeper regardless of IF he even plays.
Even if he does not start he can do a lot of damage if he gets a run out in the final 20 minutes, and so on.
Remember, we are talking about a player who requires over 25% of your budget here.
Regardless of how this sounds this is not a "slam" on RVP or the managers who chose him or continue to hold him, but more of a reflection on how some decisions we make as managers throughout the season can be "fined tuned" if you will.
For me personally, if you have to rationalize (more then "normal") any players starting position,you may be headed towards an irrational decision.