Tag:Brandon Tate
Posted on: October 1, 2010 5:43 pm

Oy Vey! ... and Other Frustrations

Well, this is my second update on my first year of fantasy football. 

I'll keep it short to avoid cussing and smashing my macbook on the desk. Obviously, I am losing in my head to head matchups. Check out my previous entry for my original roster. 

Here is what has been pissing me off about my roster:

1) Underperformers - When I say underperformance, I don't mean missing their average. I mean that a drunken senior citizen would likely put up bigger numbers than these silly boys did when I was counting on them. Examples of such craptacular outings are Adrian Peterson in week one, Vernon Davis and Matt Forte in week three, Steve Smith in weeks one AND two, and Calvin Johnson in weeks one, two AND three. 

2) My quarterbacks - Matt Schaub posted a monster stat sheet week two, but has otherwise been average. I picked up Sam Bradford, but dumped him as soon as I realized he is a scorpio. Incompatibility. 

3) Having to dump solid players who are playing like Ryan Leaf - Joe Flacco and his circus of interceptions, Cadillac Williams and his tissue-paper body, the whole Garrett Hartley situation. I could go on, but I won't because I still have some sanity left.

So, as you can tell, I shipped off a good chunk of my roster. Here's who left and who came...

Welcome to Dumpsville, Population ... You.
  • Joe Flacco
  • Cadillac Williams
  • Philadelphia Defense
  • Brandon Tate
  • Johnny Knox
  • Sam Bradford
I did score some Grade A talent, however. Here's what I found in the dumpster...

My Lucky Pickups
  • Mark Sanchez
  • Darren McFadden
  • Seattle Defense
  • Jahvid Best
  • Mike Nugent
Despite the rough first three weeks, things are looking up. Here's my roster as of today. I'm not keen on having two Lions on my roster, but if I start winning I won't care.

QBs - Matt Schaub (HOU), Mark Sanchez (NYJ)

WR - Calvin Johnson (DET), Steve Smith (NYG)

RB - Darren McFadden (OAK), Jahvid Best (DET), Knowshon Moreno (DEN), Adrian Peterson (MIN), Matt Forte (CHI)

TE - Vernon Davis (SF)

K - Mike Nugent (CIN)

Defense - Seattle Seahawks (Really?)

And by the way, I picked up Brandon Tate because of his consistently large return yardage. No other reason. No I'm not desperate or crazy. 

Thanks for reading. I needed to get that off my chest lol.
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