Fantasy Suicide Watch- All Is Not Lost!

It’s one of those days. I went 3-1 this week and most folks would be thrilled. I predicted Josh Freeman would have a good week (20+ pts).  I should be giddie.  I’m not most folks. I pride myself at being great at fantasy play. Fact is….I’m good but not great. I lost in my obsession league and am now 0-2. I analyze and read 20 blogs a day to look for that edge. That is working for most of my teams. I made the controversial trade of Roddy White and Frank Gore for Jahvid Best and Andre Johnson. Yes, in that league I look like a hero. Yet in another league I am zero. That is the moral of the story. You can’t win every game and you can’t win in every league. Don’t land in suicide watch like I was at 4pm yesterday. Just ask Scott I was totally dejected. Heck, Seth felt like sticking his head in an oven like Sylvia Plath. We all feel your pain. Even those that attempt to make a second income blogging about fantasy sports. It’s been a rough week…..buy me a Busch Light….hint hint link on right hand side of the page 🙂

Keep your head up high all is not lost. NO ONE and I believe NO ONE could have predicted that Jennings and MJD would put up less then 10 points between the two of them (of course I own both of them). NO ONE could have predicted 50+ points from Jahvid Best and 35 points from Lesean “Shady” Mccoy. This is the ebb and flow of fantasy football teams. In fact a frequent reader of mine “AC Slater” started one league 0-4 and won the grand prize at the end of December. Sometimes it is best to make the “smart” trade and sometimes it’s best to just SIT TIGHT. I will be here to give you all advice and my best thoughts.

I’m taking the sit tight with the minor tweak approach. Santana Moss had a good week (18 pts). I’m struggling with my “studs” and “scrubs” team. My studs (MJD and Jennings) are not playing stud like. My scrubs are holding their own but not breaking out as expected. I’m dealing Santana Moss for LT. Some would call me crazy dealing for an old broken down LT. LT is just a stability play so I can take a risk with a scrub named Mark Clayton.

I’m going on the record now. I’m throwing all the rankings out the window and going back to what made fantasy football fun for me. My gut says LT and Mark Clayton will play well week 3. Heck, I don’t even know their matchups. I just know this. They have both put together two solid games of football. I’m rolling with the hot hands and putting them in my lineup over players like Jabar Gaffney (who I still have not given up on), Steve Breaston, Tim Hightower, and Derrick Mason. Clayton and LT can’t do any worse than MJD and Jennings. Sometimes all ya gotta do is stop listening to the pundits and go back to using your own feel.

If your 0-2 like myself turn off all the lights and feel your way back to the light. Trust me if you build it they will come. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the week. The Monday Morning Fantasy Analysis. EVERY blog I read will be fresh and new and most will have great spins. I’ll give you plenty to chew on with regards to players and matchups throughout the week. Just remember we can go from “Good to Great”


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4 Responses to “Fantasy Suicide Watch- All Is Not Lost!”

  1. fantasy flukie says:

    fyi boys…..looks like aroshumadu has been benched….from rotoworld:

    According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun Times, Devin Aromashodu appears to have been permanently passed on the depth chart by Earl Bennett.

    Aromashodu dropped at least three passes in Week 1, which is the likely cause. Now a special teamer, Aromashodu owners can only put him on the bench and wait. Bennett, a slot receiver, should be grabbed in most leagues.
    Source: Sean Jensen on Twitter

  2. Seth Pollock says:

    Flukie’s right. Seeing Jahvid Best put up 50 points on my bench made me want to punch a baby kangaroo in the esophagus.

    Folks, that is what happens if you always listen to the experts. CBSSportsline, ESPN’s Matthew Berry, and several others said to “sit” Best.

    I started Mike Williams (TB) and he ended up playing o.k. having another TD, but I lost because of not playing Best. Sometimes you have to go with your gut.

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