Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Hangover: 99 problems and a Vick is one



Sadly, this anti-Vick tirade is becoming a weekly tradition. But his pain is causing me pain. And that's not cool. Let me briefly put this in perspective: In my keeper league I traded my first round pick this year and my 3rd round pick next year for the rights to draft Vick in the 15th round. So I get to keep this bum forever if I choose. So when he goes out of last week's game in the 4th quarter with a concussion that isn't a concussion and he leaves this week's game with a broken hand that isn't broken, I start to grow concerned. Not concerned that my team will be a pile of stool, because that ship has sailed. But concerned that I've tied my future to a guy who is soft like grape.

Should Vick be getting more calls? Sure. Is his O-line shakier than the DTs? Yes. Do I care about these things? No. I care that my quarterback have the intestinal fortitude to be playing football in the 4th quarter when a QB's points are made.

I have to confess that at this point I want Vick to take next week off (and not just because I'm a 49ers fan). I want him to get his boo-boos all healed up so he can quit complaining and being a wuss the rest of the season. If he plays next week I'll feel like I have to start him. If he sits I can start Jay Cutler with no guilt. Well, with as little guilt as anyone can ever feel when they start Jay Cutler.

Is it at all ironic that the guy with diabetes who was reviled at the end of last season for getting injured and missing a 4th quarter that cost the Bears their season is considerably tougher than the guy who did time in Leavenworth?


Notes from a wild-wacky weekend

- The Patriots scored 31 actual points in their losing effort against the Bills. In fantasy math those points translated into 34 points for Wes Welker, 22 points for Gronkowski and 35 points for Brady in non ppr leagues. I wish I could apply that kind of math to my back account. Brady threw 4 picks and still more than tripled Vick's production this week.


-At what point does the yahoo! fantasy guru stop predicting that Chris Johnson is going to have a 100 yard + a TD week? It's got to be soon, right. The dude hasn't run for 100 yards yet this season. Cumulatively. Over three games. If he keeps up this blistering pace I'm changing his nickname from CJ2K to CJ496. Has a non-injured player ever come out of a winning contract dispute more slowly than CJ? Bernie Madoff investors got a better deal.


-Torry Smith is clearly the greatest wide receiver since Danario Alexander and Eric Decker. I love the waiver wire game and I play it every week but I expect that by then end of the season I will have owned every wide receiver exactly 5 minutes after their 15 minutes are up. Mark my words, I'll pick the guy up and I guarantee he doesn't touch the ball once next week. Though I have to admit there is something fun about watching an unowned player just dominate a game and no one is getting the points. You know, unless you happen to own Anquan Boldin, which I do.


- In case I didn't say this out loud, I'd like to apologize for all the cruel things I've ever said about RunDMC and Ryan Mathews. I was wrong. I'm sorry.


- Ben Roethlisberger finally had a good game. Watch out ladies. Wait. That was against Indy, that doesn't count.


- Speaking of Indy...how's my Andrew Luck Lottery watch going? Indy is 0-3? I'd say it's going pretty swell. But they'd better not put their foot on the gas now, KC (0-3) is right in the things. The week 5 tilt between Indy and Kansas City will be a game for the ages. I'm not sure if Indy can lose to KC no matter how hard they try. I hope Luck doesn't go and graduate too soon, there's a good chance he's going to want to stick around in college for a senior year.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, how's that 2nd round pick working out for ya? Oops.

Anonymous said...

The newspaper pays some kid to write this garbaga bout fantasy football. isn't fantasy football already dumbe enough without newspaper coverage...
I read like 5 lines of this childish drivel drivel. My opinion on vick is the same as it is for real life football...
Any one or any team that associates with Vick is just as vile as he is

Anonymous said...

Like reading the article first off, just like everything fantasy always think its fun and sure those who dont play it dont understand but it is very addicting. So got a proposed trade question. Offered a trade of Andre Johnson, Darren Sproles, and Daniel Thomas for Roddy White and Rashard Mendenhall. My team is not deep by any means and my injuries at WR are killing me (maclin, and austin for this next week) with Jordy nelson and david nelson as backups. Planning to pickup a wr this week (tho just like you prob wont do anything the minute I pick them up.) and RB is weak too with Hightower as my other starter and carnell williams and reggie bush on the bench. So what do you think?

The Owners said...

Sounds like you are the one giving away Andre? I'd throw the brakes on that deal. Roddy is sharing a lot of possessions with julio jones and Mendenhall has yet to have a great game. Sproles has been playing very well and Thomas has clearly become the no. 1 guy in Miami (for what it's worth). Keep your team. If for some reason you are the one with Roddy and Mendy - jump on that trade this second.

As far as my Boldin pick - I still have faith in my boy. Lord knows why. To be fair tho - the next six picks after mine were: Reggie Wayne (bust) Ahmad Bradshaw (no better than Boldin) Jahvid Best (guess I should have taken him) Marshall, Felix, Manning & Desean. Only Desean and Best are really playing well. So yeah, I could have done better, but I could have done worse too.

J said...

34 points for Welker in PPR leagues - nice. But let me tell you about my league, where simply putting your cleats on the right feet gets you bonus points.

Like most other leagues, WR & RB get 1 pt per 10 yards rushing, same for receiving yards, and 6 pts for TDs. We also give 10 bonus points for crossing the 100-yard mark (and another bonus 10 for getting 200), and a 7-point bonus for reaching 10 catches. So in my bizaro world, Welker's 16 catches, 216 receiving yards, 2 TDs and 19 rushing yards got him 77 points. And yes, my opponent in week 3 owned Welker. I lost 217-197.

But it wasn't even Welker that beat me. I started Kellen Winslow (4 points) at TE, and left Pettigrew (39 points) on my bench. I started the Jets D (2 points) and benched the Tampa D (40 points). Reverse those 2 spots and I set a record for most points in a week in the history of the league.

I have met the enemy and he is me.

At least Schaub finally had a good game, sparing my furniture for another week...

Anonymous said...

"34 points for Welker in PPR leagues - nice. But let me tell you about my league, where simply putting your cleats on the right feet gets you bonus points.

Like most other leagues, WR & RB get 1 pt per 10 yards rushing, same for receiving yards, and 6 pts for TDs. We also give 10 bonus points for crossing the 100-yard mark (and another bonus 10 for getting 200), and a 7-point bonus for reaching 10 catches. So in my bizaro world, Welker's 16 catches, 216 receiving yards, 2 TDs and 19 rushing yards got him 77 points. And yes, my opponent in week 3 owned Welker. I lost 217-197.

But it wasn't even Welker that beat me. I started Kellen Winslow (4 points) at TE, and left Pettigrew (39 points) on my bench. I started the Jets D (2 points) and benched the Tampa D (40 points). Reverse those 2 spots and I set a record for most points in a week in the history of the league.

I have met the enemy and he is me.

At least Schaub finally had a good game, sparing my furniture for another week"..................................all that and $1.95 will get you a Grande bold at Starbucks. You fantasy guys are bizaro!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain! In our league we each have 2 QBs. Vick was my first round pick. I drafted him first because I had him last year and he helped me get 2nd place! It was a risky decision that I'm starting to regret now. My 2nd QB is Cam! I have shEli Manning sitting on my bench. I'm beginning to hate fantasy football ;)

Anonymous said...

Well thanks for the input, i am the one with Roddy and Mendenhall, and after the performance that mendenhall put up against the defenseless colts i was feeling the same way. Good luck with your team this year.

The Owners said...

the Roddy/Mendy trade for AJ/Spoles?Thomas is a game changer. Love the trade.

-Welker's 34 was in non-ppr. He was like 52 in my bonus/ppr league.One year I screwed with the settings in my league to make it 10pt bonuses at 100 yard mark for RBs and WRs. The scoring was completely out of control. It was hilarious b/c no lead was ever safe. You could be up by 100 and two hours later you were down by 100. I went back to 5pt bonuses and .5 pt PPR the next year.It feels a little better now.

-Eli Manning is a putz. He single handedly destroyed my team last year. I loathe him.

Anonymous said...

Fantasy football... you people need to grow up, and get a life.

The Owners said...

Mom? Is that you? I told you not to comment on my blog! Jeeeez.