Well, here we go. What? You didn’t get enough Jackie Battle news this past week? What about Tony Fiammetta? Breaking! I just signed Terrell Owens, and all it cost me was a Subway Tuna sandwich. Yeah, I know I overpaid. But, to be fair, there wasn’t any mayo, so I had that going. But enough about me, let’s take a look at some of the key news that’s happened so far during free agency week, all through the fantasy football scope. That scope is real by the way. I’m serious. It has chrome plating and comes with a bottle-opener.Please, blog, may I have some more?
“Everybody loves a winner!
Cause when it all begins
My eyes on the prize so it’s on again
I refuse to loose I ain’t gon pretend
I thought I told you I was born to win
Everybody loves a winner!
Victory I choose
Ain’t no turning back cause I paid my dues
I tighten up my laces when I tie my shoes
Born to win, I refuse to lose
Everybody loves a winner!”
-Papoose “Born to Win” (featured on Madden NFL 2006)
It’s championship week in most leagues and hopefully, you’re still in it. Last week provided a very epic set of upsets and wacky results that could have shaken up your league’s playoffs. You know when New Orleans and its Swiss cheese defense throws a shutout that the unexpected will ensue.
At one extreme, I saw a 14-0 team that was rolling over teams all season long take a face-plant and lose by nearly 40 points in a standard league. I had an 11-2 team of mine get bounced out of an eight-team playoff by a 5-8 squad where the owner hadn’t looked at his lineup in months and got extremely lucky. Clearly, the meek might be inheriting the fantasy football earth.
By this week, you should know who you will be trotting out as your starters for this final game. However, if teams choose to rest some players you still need to have a backup plan in place. That’s what this edition of the waiver wire is about, calling for backup.
Keep in mind that there is no Thursday night game this week for the first time all season. The only game before Sunday is Detroit-Atlanta on Saturday. Availability is based on ESPN leagues and FAAB is basically whatever you have left.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s championship week in most leagues, so there aren’t many roster holes that need to be plugged. There are teams everywhere who rode Adrian Peterson and Drew Brees to the title game, and they aren’t too worried. But there are also teams that got this far on the backs of Russell Wilson, James Jones and […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
I was originally going to lead off with talking about Stafford and his breakout performance for the year as he’s been letting many of the people who drafted him down so far. He did indeed look like the Stafford of old today, which means he still can’t run faster than Peyton Manning and he still […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
True story, one of my favorite bands growing up was Stone Temple Pilots. The band was a chameleon. When they burst on the scene, they were brushed off as a band that was just trying to cash in on that ‘Pearl Jam’ sound. I never got that statement, made no sense. You trying to tell […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s that time of year – where your fantasy studs have a week off and you’re stuck scouring the wire starting someone you’ve barely seen any Sportscenter highlights on. With the Raiders, Buccaneers, Cowboys, and Lions (oh my!) on bye this week, the fantasy pangs of desperation are slowly creeping in. Hey, at least Tony […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s that time of year. I’m marathoning Aaron Sorkin’s “Sports Night” (“You do love draft day.” “To an admittedly psychotic extent.”) and we finally have enough data to start reasonably playing the matchups in daily fantasy games like this week’s Razzball FanDuel (Almost) freeroll (just click that link to sign up – just a $1 […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Watching the presidential debate got me to thinking if I’d be good in politics. My heart says yes. The numerous Brett Favre and Greg Odenish pics out there of me are telling me no. When I say numerous, I mean enough to have my own porn site. But if me being President would interfere with […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
Chris Johnson is officially the most frustrating player in all of Fantasy Football. In his first three games, he rushed for a total of 45 yards against decent, but not great run defenses. So what does he do against the hardest defense he’s faced this year? He carries the ball 25 times for 141 yards. […]Please, blog, may I have some more?
“A guy who seems calm but plays when he plays; A guy who goes completely crazy when the right time comes; A guy who has bulging ideas rather than muscles. That kind of guy.” –Gangnam Style by Psy With four weeks under your belt where do you stand? Are you 4-0 like the Texans, 0-4 […]Please, blog, may I have some more?