When Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore starred in the movie “50 First Dates”, they could have very easily recruited fantasy football players for the scene at the memory loss clinic. The majority of fantasy players are like “Eight Second Tom”, the guy who can’t remember a thing after eight seconds have passed.
Take Brian Westbrook owners for example. After being the second most productive running back in the game this season, Westbrook owners are furious over his selfless kneel down late in the fourth quarter last week. Forget for a second that he didn’t go a single week with less than 11 fantasy points. Never mind that he missed a game and still outperformed all but one running back this season. Westbrook’s 14 points ruined your seasons!
If you lost because of Brian Westbrook, it was probably not because of Brian Westbrook. I played a Westbrook owner this past week, and almost won, thanks to poor performances from some of his other players like Terrell Owens and Reggie Wayne. If it hadn’t been for Adrian Peterson saving his day, I would have won, most likely by less than the missed-Westbrook touchdown. The truth is that Westbrook is still one of the best producers this year, so if you are looking for someone to blame for your loss, you are probably pointing the finger at the wrong guy. Now let’s take a look at the truth about week 16.