Resoundingly, the Saints have answered any questions about their 2006 season in the first two weeks of their 2007 season. The answer rhymes with "puke", which ironically is what they have made everyone do who has invested in them for 2007.
Normally, one should not draw conclusions based on a sample of two, but, in football, one only has total population of 16 and must make allowances. In fantasy football, the population to sample from is even smaller as most leagues only use 13 weeks because Weeks 14-17 are either play-off weeks or the last week of the season.
What is important in fantasy football is making the play-offs. To do so, teams making adjustments quickly to changing circumstances is vital. What do you do with all the Saints who have 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th round picks status attached? Can you wait for a good performance in Week Three only to start them in Week Four in the hope they are what they were in 2006 and not what 2/3s of the 2007 season has shown?
This is the question fantasy teams will be dealing with all week with QB Drew Brees, RBs Deuce McAllister and Reggie Bush and WR Marques Colston. As a matter of fact, it is THE question of the week - how to adjust to two consectutive weeks of poor performances.