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Every story is told through only one set of eyes.  I mean, I could talk to you like I was our league champion @Chad_Scott13 and how I played my way to a championship.  Yeah, that’d be nice.  I could talk about all the great players that led me to the gold and how my huge pecs glisten in the sun as I lay on the white, sandy beaches off the coast of the Caribbean while watching a topless volleyball tournament unfold and the winning team gets to kiss the freshly inked @DangeRussWilson tattoo on my nether regions.  And they say RW3 isn’t 6’…but alas, I can’t live that life and have to talk about my team.  So here’s a look at what went right, what went wrong, and what hung slightly to the left in my Razzball Experts League team for 2013 Fantasy Football…

As you can see from my draft, I had both big hits and big misses.  Robert Griffin, III hurt me more than one week with his inconsistent play and my WRs never had that huge firepower at any point during the year.  I don’t think Edelman ever actually was on my team this year and…yup, after massive transaction digging it looks like I dropped him on the 22nd of August.  Seriously, yahoo, couldja not bring back the ‘filter by manager’ menu?  Yeesh…anyway, that would’ve been kinda nice to have.  So would’ve a healthy Broyles or the Colston who played the last 5 or 6 games of the season for a whole year.  I tried to rectify my wide out issue with what will go down as the thing that sunk my battleship.  After having Frank Gore struggle and seeing how poorly SF was running the ball, I decided to take a chance and trade for Roddy White straight up.  Yet again, I guess I’m lucky I’m not a comic because I clearly lack timing.  My Colston/White/Wright trio might have been the worst 1-2-3 punch since that alien chick from Total Recall.  My Tight End was a festering hole – don’t take that out of context – but it’s not like it’s a position from week to week you can rely on unless you got one of the big guys.  Anyways, my downfall was no upside hitting at the right time – Tavon was long gone before he was worth while and that was fleeting anways – and having Trent Richardson find a way to sink his trade value week by week.  It was like watching Enron stock.  It has to bounce back, right…right…RIGHT?!?  To be fair, I was the cool kid who got Bobby Rainey and Riley Cooper but again, with no other staples in the lineup, those pickups were nice but they make good teams great.  My team was never good.  It was maybe mediocre but it wasn’t a top team.  But I’m kicking myself a bit.  I did draft Knowshon…ok, I’m pretty done with the superlatives I guess.  I ended 5-9 and with a face full of shame…but the new year is just around the corner!  No really.  It’s like December 31st here.  In just a few more hours, we all get to ring in the 2014 with all the hopes and dreams we can imagine.  So here’s to mine and yours being filled with more championships, some resolutions that actually work out and come to fruition and RW3 tattoos wherever we choose to put them.  Happy New Year, y’all!

  1. That T.Rich is a bum. Yeah, hear you on that “hitting at right time conundrum.” I’m looking for consistency w/ my draft strategy in 2014. Consistent fantasy points every week! Which players bring this value? That’s what I’m looking for.
    Happy 2014!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      At the very least, I could’ve used those two WRs to not hit at the wrong time at the same time…hrm, I don’t know if that sentence made any sense. Either way, consistency is a pretty big pipedream in some respects in that the consistent guys are also usually not the guys who have big blowup weeks, which are also what we need. Alfred Morris was getting you about 10-12 most of the year but he also wasn’t winning any weeks for you like a guy such as a Reggie Bush could. It’s hard to hit that blend, especially on a weekly basis

      • Forwhomthejoiquebelltolls says:
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        @Sky: I tried to model my team on consistent guys- Arian, Reggie Wayne, Tony G, all were disappointing (gonzalez was good but not at his usual dominance). Brian Hartline is a model of consistent okay-ness B. Marsh and Antonio Brown were also very consistent for me this year and I recommend both. RG3 screwed me as well, and was the most risky pick on my team and I finished 5-8 8th place after consolation playoffs. So I guess what I would take away from this year is if you want consistency, go for it at the QB position.

        • Sky

          Sky says:
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          That’s an interesting topic, though. Go look at Brees’ and Dalton’s splits. They finished as top 5 QBs this year. Basically it was PFM or bust on the consistency front from game 1 to game 16.

          Like I said, I still think the idea of consistency is very hard to reach and doesn’t necessarily help in fantasy football. Every week you need big numbers. Consistency from your WR3 is nice but you need those blowup guys to win. I had Wright as my WR3 which was nice for a PPR league in terms of consistency but I needed someone who could blow up and I didn’t have that someone.

  2. Killer Joe says:
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    That chick from total recall was hot!!!

    • Sky

      Sky says:
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      She was an alien and we only saw half of it!

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