Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Why You Lost Your Fantasy Football League






Like me you probably missed your dumb, stupid, freaking fantasy football playoffs. If you're anything like me, you changed up your team a lot, and always went for the smart waiver wire pick-ups. You saw Eddie Royal, Brandon Jacobs, and Harry Douglas fly off the board early. You benched Nick Foles when he threw seven touchdowns, Eric Decker when he caught four, and played Doug Martin until he was put on Injured Reserve. Oh wait, those were all just me. 


DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR: DOUG MARTIN, RB, TAMPA BAY BUCS
The guy that was one of the top fantasy football players last season, falls to the worst starting running back in the NFL. The same guy who was ranked number-two on my Top 100 Big Board before the season, was extremely disappointing in the six games that he played. In the first three weeks he did pretty well, gaining a total of 34 fantasy point and one touchdown. For the rest of the season, the other three games, 17 points and just ten more rushing yards than he had in Week Two. Even though I got him late (seventh overall), you probably did not. Call that first-round pick a complete

SURPRISE OF THE YEAR: JOSH GORDON, WR, CLEVELAND BROWNS
Even though Gordon was suspended the first two weeks of the season, he's come out to be a complete beast and one of the best, if not the best waiver wire pickup of the season. He was the first player in NFL history to have a back-to-back 200-yard game. Yeah, you benched him both of those weeks, the weeks that mattered towards your playoffs. It's alright, the burning will go away soon.


I FORGOT ABOUT YOU!: REGGIE BUSH, RB, DETROIT LIONS
Reggie Bush was one of the biggest surprises this year, after having a dreaded couple seasons in Miami and New Orleans. Now that he is the featured back in Detroit and has shown what he is capable of, he's a first-round pick for next year. Although Detroit's offense is built around Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush helped that offense climb to the top of the NFC North for the majority of the season. Bush was a consistent number-one back and helped out fantasy teams immensely.

INJURIES:
What do some of the top players at each position have in common? How about three players in Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, and Julio Jones. Injuries that sidelined each of them for most of the season. Other guys like Jay Cutler, Adrian Peterson, Roddy White and Randall Cobb also suffered injuries throughout the season, among the tons of other top-tier players that were taken with high picks.


These reasons, among hundreds of others are why you wasted money, AGAIN, on a fantasy. Remember, that means fake.

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