I rebounded last week with a pretty impressive win, bringing my record up to a 2nd-place-in-the-league 4-2.
Then came this past weekend…
I knew it was going to be tough. I had FIVE (count ‘em…FIVE) of my starters on a bye week, so I wasn’t expecting a ton of points from the back-ups.
I was disheartened by Jay Cutler, who I put in my line-up in place of Tom Brady. I mean…really? You couldn’t get more than 10 points for me? Then Willis McGahee got hurt. Then my Jets only got me six point. Then that Carolina tight end decided he didn’t want to play at all.
But the most disappointing for me was the BRUTAL performance by Miles Austin in a big-time Dallas win over the hapless Rams. Dude only caught two passes for sixteen yards. That’s it. 16. I was floored when I saw his stats. And the sad part was that I really needed him to perform well, too.
Yes, I realize that I could VERY easily claim that going up against Arian Foster’s 41.40 points would have been an insurmountable odd to overcome. The problem is that even if Foster didn’t play, I still would have lost the week…so there’s no point in crying about it.
I’ve got a couple of waiver requests in place for this week. The Jets defense is on a bye and I’m not sold on my current back-up, the Patriots, so I’m trying to pick up Detroit in a nice match-up (going up against a Denver team that allowed SEVEN sacks last weekend). I’m also going to try to get David Akers back (I had to drop him this week because he was on a bye).
Returning to the line-up next week will be Tom Brady, Jeremy Maclin, Ahmad Bradshaw, and Rob Gronkowski…so I really think my team is looking up if the waivers go through.
So wish me luck. I’m still doing okay at 4-3 but I’d be in pretty good shape for the playoffs with a two or three game winning streak.