The place for fantasy talk, thought, questions and general fantasy ranting.
This is a new concept to be put out weekly. This week being new, it is coming later than ideal due to the late thought of creating it.
Here at Field Gulls we’ve had discussions on just about every aspect of football, including having discussions about when we can or should have discussions about Fantasy. Well, this IS the place. You can, if you must, add fantasy talk in additional game threads, but be warned, someone may be watching, and they may be mocking. Here, you have free rein to talk your team’s reign or your rain of injuries.
Something to note, and this should be a true football fan’s golden ticket when it comes to heaven and hell and the voiding of the warranty on your soul.
The first rule of Fantasy Football, you do NOT root for players against your favorite team.
The second rule of Fantasy Football, you do NOT root for players against your favorite team.
Never NEVER EVER cheer against the Seahawks due to your fantasy roster. My personal rule is to avoid as much as possible acquiring division rivals, or to avoid playing them against the Seahawks if reasonably possible. Statements like, "Well, at least I have Larry Fitzgerald on my fantasy team" (if) he was scorching the Hawks will unleash the hounds of hell upon you. Avoid playing those guys. I have Boldin in one league, Beanie in another. Both will be sitting this week on principle. I suggest, STRONGLY, that you do the same. But if you don’t, please don’t be that one bastard playing the "Don’t Come" line at the craps table. Not only will you bring bad mojo to everybody, but you’ll likely get verbally harassed, if not banned. You’re a Seahawk fan, you aren’t "that guy" you are one of OUR guys—act like it!
Weeks 8-10 are the “Moving Weeks” of fantasy football.
If you don’t know what your team looks like at this point, you probably never will. If you are out of it now in a keeper league, time to start trading for next year, and if you’re in it time to become a buyer, selling your team’s future soul for a chance at a trophy right here right now. In playoff leagues, teams are jockeying for position and starting to look at matchups for those playoff weeks while thinking of trades. Heroes, and goats, are created right here and now.
These are grave times we live in friends, and a fantasy championship cannot be achieved for anyone without the absolute fullest of dedication, a commitment to excellence in waiver wire scouring, and a steady hand when making the big trade, and of course, a great deal of luck.
By now, studs and frauds have been discovered or discarded. Yes, Mike Sims-Walker is a viable option and near must-start. No, nobody knows what the hell happened to Jay Cutler OR Matt Forte. And, of course, the one owner in your league holding out for Beanie Wells to “put it together” is just gonna have to wait at least one more week. Oh, and Steve Slayton, I’m talking to you. STOP FUMBLING!!!! I need your production, dammit. On top of that, some asshat picked Moats off the waiver wire by iphone before I could get to a computer. Kurt Warner? START FUMBLING!!! You’ve looked just a little too good so far, and if the Hawks are gonna make a serious run, Natty Matty Beer Bong needs to get on the field and help the Hawk cause.
Personally, I have two leagues I “care about” due to actual money being involved, and one that is all about the pride, in the NFC of the FieldGulls Invitation League. The interesting thing about these three leagues is that I’ve never seen fantasy leagues so wide open. I want to hear from you on this, because I don’t know if this is just my leagues, or all leagues, but there are a lot of teams still in it.
In my keeper league, 7 of the 10 teams are within two games of first place. This has completely restricted trades, as nobody can decide if they are a buyer or a seller, and the three teams out of it are so gawd awful, about the only thing they can provide is a blueprint for what NOT to do when rebuilding a team. I’m surprised none of them have changed their team name to “Mangini’s Weinies.”
In my yahoo league, one team is 7-2, two are 3-6, and the rest are all either 5-4 or 4-5. Six teams get into the playoffs, so not a single team is out of that league. And in the NFC, there are eight teams in it and four teams making plans to watch the college basketball. If they’re making plans to watch the NBA, may they join David Stern in the afterlife.
A couple notes from my league matchups.
The Marv Albert “YESSSSSSS!” Star of the Week: Drew Brees vs. St. Louis.
Too bad it’s the other guy’s QB. Sigh.
The Anakin Skywalker “NOOOOoooooOOOO!” Sit of the Week: Jay Cutler.
I know, I’m cheating. But this was also the guy I went against, and he sat Forte to play Cutler. I’m now ahead Zero to -8, and haven’t used up any players yet. Gotta love it!
The "You're Crazy Man" Start of the Week: Devery Henderson vs. St. Louis.
He’s a big play guy playing a weak pass defense in a game that should get out of hand pretty early. Look for something like 4-115 with 1 TD. Considering I have Andre Johnson and NYG Steve Smith on the bench, I’ll take any WR help I can get this week.
So here it is all. A thread for fantasy talk. Have at it, this is open season on all things fantasy football related. And no, Erin Andrews does not count as football related.