If this is well received, I’m going to go ahead and make this a weekly roundup. But for now, i’m going to break down the things I’ve learned so far this season. I’ve learned…
- The 2010 NFL season is the perfect year to start gambling. There will be 6-8 upsets every week. This is the first season since the 70s where we’ve seen no team go undefeated past 4 games. This trend will continue as pretty much every team looks mediocre. Pick the underdog without the spread and be prepared to bank.
- That its probably time to start separating Defensive Teams and Special Teams in Fantasy football. I’ve never seen more games decided on special teams plays. Blocked kicks, blocked punts, and huge returns have taken place all over the league every week. And I think that giving each fantasy team in a league the chance to earn points for an NFL teams return yardage is far better than having return yardage for an individual player. Brandon Tate should NOT be a top 10 WR, but in leagues with return yards, he is. Not OK.
- To never bench a #1 receiver. Just dont. It would have made complete sense to bench Crabtree, M Williams (SEA), Calvin Johnson, Johnny Knox, and Dwayne Bowe this week. Not True… Crabtree (57 yards, 1 TD) Williams (123 yards) Johnson (146 yards, 1 TD) Knox (120 yards) Bowe (108 yards, 2 TDs) Yes, there are fantastic bench WRs each week because the NFL is unarguably a passing league, but dont bench #1s.
- The Dallas Cowboys are just joking with everyone. They decided that being the first team to win a Super Bowl in their home stadium isnt enough. They also want to be the only team to make the Super Bowl starting 1-4. What other reason could they have for not doling out excessive fines and firing Phillips by now? See, its a big joke!
- The Patriots are good. I didn’t want them to be. And I thought dealing Moss was a dumb move that would guarantee them January off. Untrue. Somehow, even with an inexperienced, frankly awful secondary, and no receivers taller than 6-1, they managed to beat the Ravens, a team that is arguably the best in the NFL. The Pats are legit. Sigh.
- To expect more rediculous rules in the 2011 season. With about 30 helmet to helmet hits and tons of big hits, the NFL is going to come down on defensive players this week. And for good reason. I seriously can’t handle any more injuries for my starters. I’m dying over here.
- And finally, I’ve learned that no matter how much I hate an individual player, they will still manage to perform well. Personal vendettas and voodoo dolls do nothing for fantasy owners. Tebow scored, Kolb owned, Favre survived, Pittsburgh is still a city. If it were up to me, this would not happen. But its not. So it does.
Thats it. Anyways, how about some comments that arent for advice. The advice column will come later, I promise. Just prove to me that you vultures actually read this stuff.
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