Forgiving Cadillac, 2006 draft busts

Updated: August 16, 2007, 8:30 PM ET
I try to be one who does not hold a grudge, but if you left a fantasy football draft last season with LaMont Jordan, Carnell Williams or Edgerrin James as your first-round pick, well, you probably didn't send those guys Christmas cards. The thing is, as fantasy owners, don't we need to have short memories and be objective? Second chances are a way of life.

What has changed in a year when it comes to not only these monumental 2006 busts, but others who were highly touted, like Matt Hasselbeck (No. 3 quarterback), Shaun Alexander (top overall pick), Clinton Portis, Ronnie Brown, Randy Moss and Chris Chambers (both were top-10 WRs)? There must have been a reason, after all, why everyone liked them so much only 12 months ago. Well, some of these players will be trusted in 2007, and some won't. It seems to me fantasy owners are more willing to trust quarterbacks and wide receivers who burned them, but not the running backs. Why is that?