You don't have to post a screen print Drew. No one sucks at fantasy football except the experts, that is what makes it so fun. There are flukes in every league every year, and a couple injuries can ruin your team. I didn't even realize I was second in points heading into this week. I only have one RB and Vick as my QB.
My other league has been a comedy of injuries and underproduction. I've lost by one, I've been the second highest scoring team and lost, and most of my losses are by single digits. This week, I noticed Percy Harvin was a late scratch at 9:57, so I frantically tried to pick up a WR to replace him before ten (because the WRs on my bench were hurt). I got Kenny Britt added in time, but was a couple seconds late getting him in my starting lineup. He scored 8 points, and it looks like I'll lose by single digits again (pending tonight's game I haven't started yet). I'm in last place. The person who is learning the sport of football and was thrown in at the last second to fill the league is in second place. Fantasy football is a humbling game.
Post by Shaxspear III Esq. on Nov 26, 2012 20:56:24 GMT -8
Wanna know what fluke comedy is? This is my fantasy team where I'm in first place and up until this week I had a two game lead.
Drew Brees QB - My obvious money maker Demarco Murray RB - Out most of the season with a sprained foot. Mikel Leshoure RB - Suspended the first 4 games of the season. Been putting up mediocre numbers since. Darren Sproles RB - Managed some decent games despite being 1 of 4 RBs on the roster. Then broke his hand Andre Brown RB - A backup who still managed to put up some ok numbers when my other RB's were injured/on a bye. Oh he just broke his leg. Andre Johnson WR - Thank God he's turned it up the last few games Dwayne Bowe WR - Total bust this season, especially with the QB carousel. He's had 2 games over 8 points DeSean Jackson WR - He has hit over 10 points 3 times this season and I'm pretty sure I had him on the bench for 2 of those 3 games. He got injured tonight. James Jones WR - A plesant pick up 1/3 into the season. Except for yesterday when I really needed him. Mike Williams WR - Has had a few good games. Vernon Davis TE - Started out hot. Has had one game over 4 points since Oct. 7. Defense - My defense changes every week lol. It has actually worked out quite well. Add in a bunch of RB flavor of the week to make up for injury that never really panned out.
First place in the league of 9 people, and I'm in 6th place for points scored.
More fluke comedy. It wasn't a typo when I said the person who filled the last spot in my other league was learning football. Football, as in the sport, not fantasy football, the game. This owner was auto drafted, thus ended up with backups at nearly every position on their bench. This owner thought they were required to have a backup at every position, so has held a backup QB, TE, Def, and K all year. This owner recently asked me the difference between a WR and a RB, and was in first place at the time. One of their only losses was to me, the last place team.
Well, my season is over because I forgot to put Ahmad Bradshaw in after his bye week. It's probably for the best, even if I'd played him I would have tied and still missed the playoffs. Rough fantasy year for me...
I don't know. I assume tie breakers would be based on total points, but maybe they have some screwey rules about division wins or head to head wins. I guess we'll see tomorrow. I don't feel like reading the rules.
Although no implication was made, keep in mind I am only the person who started the league. I am not the commissioner. ESPN is. If anyone wants to own the commish title next season, please be my guest.