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Monday Morning Hangover

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I hate you, Michael Bush. And you look stupid scoring TDs.

I don’t know what it is, but whenever any of my teams face a crushing defeat, I wake up the next morning with a headache. But wait, how can this be when the Ravens convincingly beat the reigning World Champion Saints yesterday? Well, I’m talking about my other team – the one that doesn’t really exist… Yup, I’m crossing over into forbidden territory and talking about my personal fantasy team. I understand that nobody really cares about my team except for me, but I figured it’d be nice to get this off my chest as a form of rehabilitation. Come on, after 4-5 months of hard work to lose by 1.4 points in the semi’s is too much for a man to handle alone. If you’re at all interested, you can find my pain and sorrow after the jump…  Continue reading

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Ready for Run-DMC?

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Wow.

Got an opportunity to contribute to Chiefs Command‘s “5 Reasons” blog post this week. Basically, “5 Reasons” is an examination of how/why the Kansas City Chiefs could lose the upcoming match-up. Up next for the Chiefs are the Raiders, and they’ll be bringing along avg-YFS leader & fantasy savior, Darren McFadden. Take a look at the original blog post if you want to hear my take on Run-DMC’s impact on quite possibly the best game of the weekend (strange season, ain’t it?).

“5 Reasons the Oakland Raiders Could Beat the KC Chiefs“: link

Fantasy Football & Jersey Shore

As I’ve mentioned before, this season has been really strange. I bet after your draft, you looked over your roster and you felt really good about the results. Probably too good. You look at your opponent’s rosters and scoff. “You actually drafted Darren McFadden? What an idiot! No wonder you rank in the bottom half every year. I got both Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice! This league is mine… All… mine…” And yet, fast-forward to the halfway point in the fantasy season and odd things have elapsed: you’re stuck at 4-3 and among those 3 running-backs, it is Run-DMC that has taken the cake – and he didn’t even play for 2 weeks. The player with DMC happened to also draft Arian Foster and is at 6-1. You try desperately to trade MJD for DMC, but after 1 long painful day of anticipation, your trade is – wait for it – rejected. What is going on? How do you make sense of this parity-drenched season? Yes, there will always be busts and unexpected studs, but how in the world did MJD become more of a sleeper than a lock week-to-week?

Well, Nick Bakay at NFL.com has some advice for you, and I think it makes a lot of sense. This is the season of the Jersey Shore “grenade”. They may not look attractive, but you sometimes have to take it for the best of the team. His main example? Ryan Fitzpatrick. I guess I’m not the only one riding the Fitzpatrick band-wagon! He spends the majority of his article arguing that Fitzpatrick, the hot waiver-wire commodity, is a better fantasy QB than first or second round pick, Drew Brees.

Anyway, enjoy the article here: link. Great analysis. Decent picks. Wish he included a picture of Jersey Shore, though.

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There we go. Now that‘s a grenade.

Ed Finally Starts

Just as Ed Reed made his debut for the 2010 NFL season this last Sunday, so will Ed Read make a glorious start to his blog. For those of you fortunate enough to actually read this post, I congratulate you on the opportunity at hand: soon enough, you will be able to brag to your friends that you were a loyal “Ed Read-er” since the very first post. You will never be in danger of being labeled with the dreaded “Band-Wagon” tag, much like the current entirety of San Francisco (and even parts of Los Angeles!) as the Giants go to the World Series. But in all seriousness, I want to thank you for taking your time to read this blog, and as it develops into the dramatic story lines of the NFL and the fickle rosters of invested fantasies, I will try my best to always make it worth your time.

And on that note, who else kept Darren McFadden on the bench this last week… and lost because of it? I know I did! The same goes for Kenny Britt. If there’s anything at all this strange season that we can declare certain, I think both players just cemented their statuses as “Fantasy Studs” for the remainder of the season. Bench at your own peril.