Two weeks ago I almost traded Peyton Manning for Reggie Bush and some receiver I can't even remember the name of because I had Cedric Benson hurt and I thought Adrian Peterson was hurt. Then I find out in the nick of time that Peterson was going to play and I cancelled the trade. Manning threw four touchdowns and Peterson ran for two and I won that week.
Now it turns out Bush is out for the season. Whew! I barely missed screwing up my whole fantasy football season.
This week, I was all ready to see Peterson tear it up again. I thought it must have been a misprint when I saw he rushed for three yards. Three yards? And that was in a Vikings blowout.
My fantasy team is ten points ahead for the week and my opponent has just Colston left for the Saints tonight. I am hoping that DeAngelo Hall will cover Colston all night and that his inflated opinion of himself holds some truth.
There sure is a lot of luck involved in this fantasy football. The more I play it the more I see the random luck. People always start their season thinking it is all about knowing the players better than everyone else. It really isn't.
In this league I'm in, there is a team that we somehow let draft Tom Brady and Randy Moss. That team only lost once and it was to me, on the week that Brady and Moss were on a bye. I'd call that pretty lucky on my part that I got to play him that particular week.
I've seen so many leagues where the person with the most points doesn't even make the playoffs, silly stuff like that. I've seen people who know nothing about the point system in their particular league actually win the league. They know nothing about stats at all; they pick their team based on who they "like rooting for" or something and they win the league. Crazy stuff.
Anybody out there who was fortunate enough to draft or pick up Jerious Norwood is going to be very happy they did so, tonight. At least that is my gut feeling. I have a hunch he is going to have some kind of career game against that terrible Saints defense. He is just so darn fast.