Despite his doucheyness, I am a big fan of Fantasy Douche's thoughtful perspective on the fantasy football game and how we perceive it. On that note, I'll highlight a great point he made this preseason in explaining recency bias in terms of calling players injury prone. In many cases, our brains are fooling us. The… Continue reading Injuries are more random than your brain might think
If you lost Jamaal Charles on Sunday, you don’t have a lot of options. He was your first round pick, and unless you play in a very small league, it’s unlikely you have someone else of Charles’ caliber on your roster to pick up the slack. You also aren’t going to find many first-round quality…… Continue reading Jamaal Charles owners: How to replace your stud running back
It happens in almost every draft. It’s the magazine curse. Some league member — let’s call him Pete — is convinced that Ben Tate is going to be the next superstar after they read a profile of him that was written in June. Pete is excited. Pete gets busy with other things until draft day.…… Continue reading Friends don’t let friends draft Ben Tate
The Miami Dolphins have placed Ronnie Brown on IR with a foot injury to end his season. Adam Schefter filed the story this afternoon, and ESPN now has the official word. Apparently, his foot injury was much more serious than we all feared. What does this mean for the Miami Wildcat? “Who knows? May not even…… Continue reading Bye, Bye Ronnie Brown: Foot injury takes RB to IR
I got stuck watching the New England Patriots abuse the Tampa Bay Buccaneers across the pond in London during the early games. I thought we sent this game overseas so that no one here would have to watch it? While the action was riveting, oh, so riveting, I found myself checking my fantasy football scores…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: Magical phone refresh voodoo makes Vernon Davis score touchdowns
Darren McFadden is the biggest fantasy football tease in America. If Keith Olbermann were still doing his “Worst Person in the NFL” segment, it would be Run DMC. McFadden is the flirt that no one ever dates, and the bane of many a fantasy football team. Draft him his rookie season? Oh, yeah, about that…… Continue reading Foolish Thoughts: Darren McFadden is dead to me, make the Brett Favre stop and other tales of horror
Brian Westbrook convinced the world that a smaller, shifty back could make it work in the NFL. In recent years, he’s become a fantasy points factory, churning out production each season, but he’s also never been one to rely on for all 16 weeks of your fantasy season. With Westbrook’s production come injuries. Someone who…… Continue reading Injury Concerns: Are Reggie Bush and Brian Westbrook worth your draft pick?
This is why we can’t have nice things. After just one week of preseason football, both Carson Palmer and Marc Bulger need to see some time on the shelf. Palmer suffered a high ankle sprain on his left ankle in the team’s first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. The injury will keep Palmer…… Continue reading Carson Palmer, Marc Bulger already on the sidelines
Tom Brady’s Week 1 knee injury in 2008 caused more than one owner in the world of fantasy football to collapse in front of their TV in tears before they ever even learned of Matt Cassel’s existence. It was just the kind of nightmare that fantasy owners fear when they assemble their team at the…… Continue reading Brady’s Back: Now Where Should I Draft Him?
Well, that just sucks. Thanks, Week 1. Today being Patriot Day just seems to be an even more depressing reminder of the losses in real life and our slightly much less important fantasy football losses. If you were one of the lucky fantasy footballers who lost Tom Brady this past weekend, I assume I just…… Continue reading Saving Your Season: How to replace that Tom Brady guy