I'm Henry. I'm Edward.
I am my own worst Fantasy enemy.
I have few rules in life (like never buy meat from Icky Woods), let alone Fantasy life. But one Fantasy life rule I subscribe to is, if two players are relatively equal always start the one with the later kickoff time.
What this really means is, if you have players playing on Monday night, activate them. The logic being, it gives you reason to watch the game and players tend to perform slightly better on the national stage.
(Eric, do you have any data to back that last point up?)
I ignored my rule, opting to start LeRon McClain instead of Jamal Lewis. McClain registed a solid -1.5 points. I lost by 9 points. So if I hadn't started McClain, I would be down 7.5 points heading into Lewis' matchup with the Giants.
But this is Fantasy life. It's 17 weeks of suddenly relevant Christian Slater. In other words, it's a tortuous existence of being one's own enemy.
The funny thing is, it's not my fault.
Fantasy football puts new meaning in the motto: it's better to be lucky than good.
It would have been better if I simply hit the Top Lineup button on my fantasy team. That's not being good, that's being lucky. Being good is picking the right spot to defy convention. Being lucky is drafting players who stay healthy, having the right waiver position at the right time and hitting the Top Lineup button.
(Eric, here's an idea. You have a half dozen fantasy teams. Chose one and always hit Top Lineup. See how that team does vs. teams you manipulate week in and out.)
Good idea, you.
Anyway, because I spend hours upon hours examining ever minute detail of my roster, activating players on Wednesdays only to put them back on the bench on Wednesday night, then activating them Friday, only to bench them Saturday afternoon, I am my own worst enemy, Fantasy speaking.
I'm not alone. I can't be. I bet you do it too. And you. There's nothing more frustrating than losing with points on the bench. I can take losing. I can take losing a close game. I just can't take losing with points on the bench.
Why? It's the ultimate sign of being one's own worst enemy, which, I've heard once or twice since the Olympics, stars Christian Slater as Henry, and Edward.
Michael Turner vs. L.T.
If you recall, I have a bet going with a lawyer buddy in Toledo involving a bottle of at-least-12-year-old scotch. I said Michal Turner would outperform LT in two of the three following categories:
- 100-yard game
- Rushing yards
- Total TDs
Here's the breakdown:
Name | 100-yard games | rushing yards | touchdowns
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