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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Tagged Aaron Rodgers, Andre Johnson, Austin Collie, Darren McFadden, Fantasy Football, Jacob Tamme, Jon Kitna, Kenny Britt, Malcom Floyd, Matt Bryant, Maurice Jones-Drew, Michael Bush, Michael Vick, Rashad Jennings, Sidney Rice, Troy Polamalu, Vincent Jackson
Talk about a headache...
Geez, I don’t know why (or maybe I do), but this fantasy playoff season is inducing quite a bit of stress in my life. It’s just a game, right? Then why do I constantly consider all of my options, playing out all the different possibilities? Should I start Malcom Floyd or Vincent Jackson… or both? Do I trust Kenny Britt and/or the Texans secondary? Will Jamaal Charles show up next week? I’m starting to second guess all of my gut instincts, which can be a recipe for disaster… It’s only Tuesday, but already my racing mind and uber-competitive spirit are starting to get very familiar with each other. I might not survive the week.
So why all the stress and second-guessing? In all of my fantasy football leagues, I’m playing in the semi-finals, matched-up against the #1 team. Sure, that’s quite a bit of constant success between leagues, but guess how I got there? Aaron Rodgers. Yup, I had Rodgers in every one of my fantasy leagues, and he’s been the anchor almost every week. With him possibly out this week with a concussion and the prospect of playing a highly underrated New England defense, I might have to start looking at other QB options. Would it be embarrassing to admit I’m thinking about starting Garrard, Kitna, or Collins? See why I’m stressing? Wish me luck…
Poor Tamme. He should see a drop in tackles soon.
Okay, just from the title alone, you can already guess who I think is going to win tonight’s game. As bad as the Colts have been playing lately, nobody in the entire NFL has been playing as bad as the Titans these last couple weeks. That’s saying a lot if you consider that the Panthers and Cardinals are also actual participants in the NFL. I guess you can argue that the Titans are getting Kerry Collins and Kenny Britt back, but even with Chris Johnson running around the Colts, I don’t think they can match Peyton‘s offensive execution. Yes, he’s been playing horrible lately, but even while he’s throwing 3-4 INTs per game, the Colts are usually still offensively in the game. Remember in 2007 when he threw 6 INTs against the Chargers? The Colts almost won that game! The quickness with which Peyton can drive down a football field is uncanny, and I see that as the determining factor in tonight’s game (and I just don’t see him throwing 4 picks again, but don’t bet money against it). Having Jacob Tamme on the field tonight would be more of a reason to like the Colts, but it looks like he’s a game-time decision. The Colts outmatch Chris Johnson’s production and win 31-13 in yet another boring prime-time game.
*Update* So, the game didn’t end up being quite as large of a blow-out as I thought, but even though it was only a 2 point game, that’s because the Titans scored a TD with 0 secs left on the clock. It didn’t really mean anything. Peyton showed up and picked apart the Titans defense, only having to worry about Blair White defending his TD pass to Reggie Wayne. That was smooth, rookie. Chris Johnson also had a nice performance, along with Kerry Collins, but just like I predicted (I also said Colts would score 31… just sayin’), the Colts moved down the field with too much efficiency to be topped by CJ1K. The Colts were aided by a few questionable pass-interference calls, but who’s surprised that the NFL wants to see the Colts make a run for the playoffs? I personally would like to see the Jaguars take the AFC South, but I’m sure there are many, including the IceBat, who would hate such a thing.
Look at him slouch. Tisk tisk!
You don’t even see these kinds of names in your fantasy league’s waiver wire. Seriously, you don’t! And even if you did, what would you expect to happen if Randy Moss hit the market? Would you have guessed that only 1 team placed a claim, especially if there were 32 teams in your league? This is a crazy turn of events, but honestly, not at all surprising.
After the jump, I’ll go into what Shawne Merriman and Randy Moss bring to their new teams and also what it means in fantasy land…
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.
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Tagged Band-Wagon, Darren McFadden, Ed Read, Ed Reed, Fantasy Football, Kenny Britt, Los Angeles, NFL, San Francisco