It's August and fantasy football is upon us. Any mistakes you make in
your upcoming drafts are mistakes that could haunt your season like
corned beef haunts your lower GI. You've looked at the angles.
You've giggled at your opponents keepers. You've fallen asleep
trying to read Matthew Berry's 100 fantasy football facts - the
abridged version. Everyone knows Aaron Rodgers is a winner, and Ocho
Cinco is too worried about the demise of his reality show to even care
that he got released by the Dolphins, so we're making it easy by
picking the players we love to hate and hate to draft.
It's hard for us to get our heart fully into this one. In terms of on-field talent DeSean Jackson is a one percenter. If there was an "occupy" movement for freakish speed Jackson wouldn't be able to leave his house. When he brings it, man does he bring it. And frankly, if he lasts into the 5th round (as some "experts" are "predicting") then we'll gobble up this hate-inducing little man faster than you can say Rumplestiltskin. But it is fair to note that Jackson is in all ways mercurial. He's a flake's flake. A trouble-making, injury-prone, loud-mouthed, fight-picking, end-zone-diving, concussion-tempting nightmare for a fantasy owner. He sulks, he whines, he mopes, there are whole series where he appears to be participating in a sleep study. So yeah, he's definitely not for everyone, and especially not for the risk-averse. Our advice is not to make Jackson the cornerstone of your wide receiving corps, be happy if you can make him your second option.