Found October 14, 2011 on The Fantasy Fix:
Mark Ingram (credits below) QB Start: Josh Freeman (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 6: New Orleans) With only one touchdown and four picks thrown in the last three weeks (and a particularly brutal performance at San Francisco last week), it is understandable if your faith in Freeman is a bit shaken.  But he can’t be this bad, right?  Right.  At first glance, the fact that Freeman has already equaled his interception total from last season is alarming, but Freeman’s INT% was an unsustainably low 1.3% last year.  The spike in INT’s was inevitable.  Chase Stuart from FootballGuys.com has done some excellent work that shows QB interception totals are extremely random, so predicting further interception problems for Freeman going forward based on the first five games would be ridiculous. And has he really been that bad?  Aside from last week’s stinker, Freeman averaged just over 15 fantasy points per game over the first four week’s which almost equaled his 2010 average when he was the...
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