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According to the Data: 'Questionable' Contributions

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales

Jonathan Bales is the author of the Fantasy Football for Smart People book series. In addition to RotoWire, Jonathan also provides content to the New York Times, Dallas Morning News,, and NBC.

Fantasy Contributions from Players Listed as 'Questionable'

The dreaded 'Q.' Absolutely the worst letter out there for fantasy owners. Not only is it scared to go anywhere without it's big brother 'U,' but it also often necessitates last-minute roster changes. And even if 'Q' plays, who knows if he's going to give you his regular production?

Well, I do. I can't tell you how many times I've made close lineup decisions based on player health. If I were deciding between two players, and one was questionable while the other wasn't on the injury report, you better believe I was getting as far away from 'Q' as possible.

I owe you an apology, 'Q.' You make my life a little harder, I guess, but you aren't as poisonous as I thought. I charted the fantasy points scored by questionable players relative to their average points scored during that season, and here's the distribution:

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