My Fantasy Football Team: Week Five

This is going to be a new weekly post that’ll go up every Tuesday once my fantasy stats are finalized.  It’s obviously directed to the chosen few awesome people in the world who follow the NFL.

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My fantasy football team’s been gettin’ smoked over the past two weeks and I don’t know what to do about it.

I started off 3-0…dominating my opponents in a way not seen in a millenium (okay…that’s kind of a slight exaggeration).  Then I dropped one to another undefeated team.  No big deal, right? I’d bounce back this past weekend against the only 0-4 team in the league.

Right???

Yikes.

So here I stand at 3-2. I could claim that the bye weeks have hurt me, but this upcoming weekend the bye weeks strike again as I lose Washington (supposedly the #1 WR on the Titans now that Britt’s gone for the season) and Tolbert (who had such a great first two weeks but now seems to be placed on the back burner in San Diego).

And while my fantasy team would show otherwise, I really I dislike the Patriots (I’m a Jets fan). I benched the Jets defense because I thought Brady would “go to town” like he did in one of their match-ups last year (he didn’t). I thought that the Pats defense would accumulate more points than the Jets defense (they didn’t). I thought Gronkowski would (again) score way more points than my back-up TE, Greg Olsen (he didn’t).  Hell…after weeks of double-digit points I finally put Darren Sproles in my starting line-up and left Willis McGahee on my bench in the thought that he’d score more (he didn’t).

Would I have won my weekend anyway? No…so there’s no sense in complaining about my management skills (or lack thereof). I’m just wondering what in the world I need to do in order to get my team back on the winning track.

On paper, I’ve got a much better match-up this weekend with the return of Miles Austin from injury and also Peyton Hillis coming off of a bye week. On paper, this shouldn’t be too difficult of a battle.

Let’s hope I can get back into the win column. I’m still first place in my division, but I truly believe I’ve got a team that could run away with this thing. I just need them to start playing like they should.

Bah.

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4 thoughts on “My Fantasy Football Team: Week Five

  1. Just found you on Freshly Pressed thanks to your post about education…but I immediately clicked over to this one because I am a fantasy football junkie. Today, I am sitting at 0-5 for the first time in my history of playing the game and I am disappointed to say the least. My team is full of underperforming, should-be studs…but excuses, excuses i guess. Anyway, if you’re gonna be doing a weekly FF piece, I’ll be checking it out!

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