slomo007 wrote:If he was a FA, I would pick him up in a second....he's not that bad guys, don't overreact.
Amazinz wrote:I agree. Although these last starts have really sucked he's too good to waive. I may bench him his next start though.
Sounds like stuff I heard when I had Contreras earlier in the year.
I hate having players that I have to just keep on the bench while I'm waiting around for thier upside to kick in. Space is limited on fantasy teams, and I don't think Eaton is worth one of those valuable slots right now...
Fair enough but did you draft Eaton? Hey if you got lucky enough to have grabbed him off of waivers then kick him to the curb without a worry. But if you did draft him what were you thinking? This guy was a late round draft pick that was all about upside.
He has the stuff but was hurt in '02, hurt at the beginning of '03 and really didn't start to string together good starts until later in the year. So if you're willing to gamble on this guy initially (like I was) than I think he's worth riding for a little while. He started slow last year and has only played in 7 games this year. Fantasy space is limited, I agree, but unless you have no bench positions I don't think it's wasting a slot taking a chance on Eaton. Just my $.02.
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