- Here We Go Again
- Dynasty Drafting
- What A Stupid, Idiotic Game
- The Worst Around
- The Dark At The End Of The Tunnel
- You Snooze & Lose
Yet another hopelessly futile defeat, 170.11 to 115.70. I got a lot from Gabe Davis and nothing from anyone else. Justin Fields had his best game of the season, with a whopping 21.1 points, but Bailey Zappe could only muster 11.9 against the worst fantasy defense in the NFL. Not that Davis Mills – my other potential option – was all that great either.
I didn’t leave a ton of points on my bench – mostly because my guys are incapable of scoring a ton of points – but I made more tactical errors that bit me in the ass. Starting Doubs and Wilson for their boom potential was a huge mistake. I sat D.K. and CeeDee, who both would’ve been improvements. I also had Gabe Davis on my bench in two other leagues, that very nearly cost me victories as a result.
On the plus side, Kenneth Walker had a good game (14.8 points) and with the Penny injury, looks to slot in as one of my starting running backs going forward. Ezekiel Elliott will be my other guy for now, even though Pollard has outscored him on the season. Eventually, I look forward to Brian Robinson being The Man, so I can sit both Dallas running backs, until one guy gets hurt and I can pound the other guy for a while.
I’m running into my first BYE week situation this week, as I need a tight end replacement for T.J. Hockenson. It’s idiotic that we have such small benches, yet have to keep a tight end AND a kicker, but the league has been fucking brainwashed into this moronic stance. So fuck me, I guess.
I tried to make a claim for the sham tight end that is Taysom Hill, but someone else had higher waiver priority. On the plus side, that takes me all the way up to the #3 waiver priority. On the downside, I’m currently unable to pick up any free agents while utilizing my IR spot, because technically none of my players have been ruled out this week. I’m holding off as a result. I’m expecting either Jameis or Mac Jones will have to sit, and I’ll pick up a tight end accordingly.
What happens if they’re both healthy? Well, consider this my silent protest for an increased bench, because I’m not giving up players I think can be useful down the line just to fill a tight end spot for one week.
Here’s my lineup for this week:
- Mac Jones (QB) @ Cle
- Justin Fields (QB) vs. Was
- CeeDee Lamb (WR) @ Phi
- D.K. Metcalf (WR) vs. Ari
- Ezekiel Elliott (RB) @ Phi
- Kenneth Walker (RB) vs. Ari
- TBD (TE) @ TBD
- Gabe Davis (WR) @ KC
- Evan McPherson (K) @ NO
- L.A. Rams (DEF) vs. Car
It’s time to stop fucking around with rookie receivers. Until they start producing at an outstanding level, Wilson and Doubs will sit on my bench. I may be frustrated by my veterans at times, but they’re the ones getting consistent points this year, so it’s time to ride them until further notice.
It’s also time to start taking injuries more seriously. If a guy is in so much pain that he misses a week, then is questionable and a game-time decision before starting the next week, he’s almost certainly not going to be any kind of productive in that second week. It might, indeed, take a few weeks for him to shake off the injury and return to form. Let’s call it the Gabe Davis Principle.
I’m going up against Sloane N Steady:
- Aaron Rodgers (QB) vs. NYJ
- Zach Wilson (QB) @ GB
- Mike Evans (WR) @ Pit
- Michael Pittman Jr. (WR) vs. Jax
- Nick Chubb (RB) vs. NE
- Dalvin Cook (RB) @ Mia
- David Njoku (TE) vs. NE
- Amari Cooper (WR) vs. NE
- Ryan Succop (K) @ Pit
- Baltimore (DEF) @ NYG
Yep. That looks like another massacre.
In my other fantasy leagues, I’m 5-0 and 4-1 respectively. That’s good for first place and tied-for-first-place. I promise you, I’m better than is indicated in this league.