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.
If you've never owned Matt Schaub, it's hard to hate him. If you've ever owned him, you will appreciate his inability to live up to that hype. If you've always owned him, you hate Matt Schaub. There is, in our estimation, a few free passes players are allowed before we kick them to the hate curb. These passes are calculated through a complicated algorithm that includes things like "weapons charges," "shrinks from preseason expectations" and "wears a stabilizing boot." So while Schaub has been given a little extra time for not being a gun-toting jock, he fails miserably on a number of other important metrics. Basically Schaub has had some fantastic seasons - when he plays the whole season - but he has ended more seasons with a red cross by his name than is acceptable for a guy who has been a top 10 QB draft for the past many seasons. Nothing kills a fantasy season like having your No. 1 QB go down (especially if you'd taken him higher than the 4th round). Also there is a direct correlation between Schaub and top tier receiver Andre Johnson's success. When Schaub's ankle hurts himself that is one thing, when it affects AJ, that's unacceptable. And for that, we hate Matt Schaub.
*It would appear however that fantasy owners are all over this as his average draft spot has fallen into the 10th round this year. Considering the cesspool of a division he is playing in, and the RB strength surrounding him, we do feel that picking him up in the 7th might not be a horrible crime, just don't be surprised when he only plays half the snaps this year.