Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Thanks (for nothing), Rex! (AKA - Week 3 of Fantasy Football)

I'll say it - Rex Ryan cost me a victory.  Via CBSSports.com:
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Following a two-touchdown performance, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett said he felt disrespected by New York Jets coach Rex Ryan leading up to Chicago's 27-19 Monday night victory at MetLife Stadium. 
"Today I felt a little disrespected," Bennett told reporters in the postgame locker room. "We [the Bears] played a highlight video, and in the highlight video, Rex is talking about [how the Bears] have monsters on the outside with [receivers] Brandon [Marshall] and Alshon [Jeffery], and he was like, 'Oh, yeah, the tight end is a big dude.' 
"I feel like when he talks about me he should talk about me with enthusiasm as well. He was just kind of monotone when he mentioned me. I was kind of [upset] about that. I feel like when somebody talks about me they should use some enthusiasm. 
"So I came out clicking. I was too jittery in the beginning trying to make a whole lot of plays, and I missed some balls here and there. But I kind of calmed down in the second half and got back to normal."

Getting "back to normal" meant dropping 22 points on me, in a game that I lost by 6 points. I did have a chance to win, but somehow did not start DeSean Jackson (going with Chris Johnson in the Flex position).  

Furthermore, my team has been decimated by injuries and suspensions - besides the AP situation, my starting TE is out for the season, and my other TE hasn't played since week one.  Back to the waiver wire!

The bloody stats:
Position
Me
Score
Opponent
Score
QB
A Rodgers
9.48
P. Manning
20.52
RB
L. Bell
18.70
F. Gore
1.00
RB
I. Cromwell
11.50
E. Lacy
3.50
WR
P Garcon
33.80
R. Wayne
10.20
WR
S. Watkins
3.90
M. Sanu
14.12
TE
D Pitta
4.20
M. Bennett
22.40
W/R/Flex
C. Johnson
3.40
K. Davis
20.20
K
J Tucker
11.00
R.Gould
10.00
Def
Seahawks
8.45
Patriots
8.65

Monday, September 22, 2014

Yo! Adrian! (AKA - Week 2 of Fantasy Football)

Remember back in the preseason, how excited I was about getting Adrian Peterson and Aaron Rodgers?  What's that old saying, "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it?"

Enough about AP - there might be a separate blog post dedicated specifically to him later.

Going into Sunday night's game (Bears vs San Fran), I needed Michael Crabtree and Matt Forte to combine for -1 points to win.  Jay Cutler fumbles the first snap, Michael Crabtree gets a touchdown on the first SF play, and the rout is on.

Sickening.  Here's the bloody stats:

Position
Me
Score
Opponent
Score
QB
A Rodgers
34.44
D. Brees
14.78
RB
C. Johnson
3.10
M. Forte
8.60
RB
I. Cromwell
6.70
R. Matthews
9.70
WR
P Garcon
2.20
A. Johnson
13.40
WR
V Jackson
10.10
A. Brown
17.65
TE
D Pitta
6.00
J. Witten
7.20
W/R/Flex
L Bell
16.70
M. Crabtree
21.20
K
J Tucker
14.00
S. Gostkowski
14.00
Def
Seahawks
4.70
Cardinals
22.20

Saturday, September 13, 2014

David vs Goliath (AKA - Week 1 of Fantasy Football)

Week One

So there i was, staring at my lineup - do I go with Aaron Rodgers of the hated Packers against my number 1 defense (Seattle)?  Do I switch it up and use my 2nd QB, who hasn't done well in the preseason (Robert Griffin III) or my 2nd defense (KC)?  In the end, I choose to go with Aaron Rodgers and KC, but even then, I was projected to lose by 50 points.

I had already moved Chris Johnson to start at running back, but at the last minute,  added Le'Veon Bell in at W/R Flex, which proved to be a great decision, as the two ofthem combined for over 50 points, in route to a 20 point victory over the heavily favored Firestarters.

By position:
PositionMeScoreOpponentScore
QBA Rodgers8.06N Foles17.38
RBC. Johnson20.10C Spiller16.85
RBA Peterson11.30B Tate4.10
WRP Garcon17.70D Thomas8.80
WRV Jackson7.60A Jeffery12.10
TED Pitta18.30J Graham16.20
W/R/FlexL Bell33.70E Sanders14.80
KJ Tucker4.00M Bryant18.00
DefChiefs9.20Rams1.50