When I made the decision to be in 7 leagues this year, I never really thought that I could have a week where I lost in EVERY single league, right? Right. But then Week 3 happened. It's not over yet and I still have a glimmer of hope but I think I need to confess to you all that I will go 3-4 if luck is on my side and 0-7 if it's not. It hurts. Seriously just typing that was a struggle. Who goes 0-7?! And who loses to a team that is apparently spearheaded by LeRon McClain (Yes, congratulations Sam, unless Rivers goes for 0 or negative tonight, you beat me with McClain, Hilliard and the rest of your crew of ruffians)?? Though for what it's worth, I did lose to Jamey Eisenberg from CBS who had Ronnie Brown piling up the points on me - I mean the dude even threw for a TD (though the sad truth is that even without Ronnie's massive numbers, I still would have lost).
Most of all though, I'm concerned that I'm paying a little fantasy karma this week because I actually traded away LaDainian Tomlinson. Yes, I traded LT, my #1 pick, the fantasy god that we've all come to know and love. But listen to the deal I got - Reggie Wayne, Wes Welker, Edgerrin James and Sammy Morris for LT and Mark Clayton. I was in desperate need of WR help and still have some decent RBs on my team...so we'll see what happens. But I'm pretty sure I just offended the heart and soul of fantasy football by trading away LT and here I am struggling to avoid 0-7.
But the light at the end of the tunnel is that I witnessed a fantastic Broncos win over the Saints (The Hazean's guest blog about the awesomeness of the Broncos offense is coming) to make my Broncos 3-0. And Northwestern, my alma mater and true football love, is 4-0 for the first time since 1962. Pretty sweet, huh? So I'm stuck in this quandary of where I think it's better for my real life teams to be kicking butt while my fantasy teams all put up abysmal performances...but I'm not 100% convinced of that quite yet. And add to that the fact that I'm somehow becoming more concerned about the performances of the players I recommend to you all than my own fantasy players, well it's just a crazy world.
Anyway, enough on my fantasy teams. Let's get to some links and advice.
- The Goat has some waiver wire advice up already in Bye-Ready Fantasy Football Sleeper and Waiver Wire Watch Week 4.
- The FootballDocs also have their Fantasy Football Waiver Wire article up - I guess I should say kudos to my McClain-owning buddy for already grabbing a guy that the Docs are calling "no longer a fluke" but the loss from this week still hurts...
- FantasyPlayers.com has just been added to my radar - you've probably seen a bunch of their member sites before (they're adorned with a Fantasy Players Network banner at the top) and this link will take you to their NFL info. Fantasyplayers.com searches their many member sites for daily info, much like I try to do, and there's a whole bunch of new sites on here that I haven't seen before. This might sound exceedingly nerdly to some of you, but I couldn't be more excited. It's like a fantasy birthday of sorts to suddenly have my eyes opened to all these new resources.
- NoOffseason.com's Week 4 Stock Market Report Westbrook could be falling, McGahee returns lists some of the more notable player changes from this week. It even includes a few IDPs (individual defensive players), which I love to see.
- CreativeSports.com has a Week 3 Sizzle and Fizzle article - I'm glad to see they didn't jump wholeheartedly on the Ronnie Brown train and are calling him just "a matchup guy" for now.
- The first bye week is approaching and LestersLegends has a helpful Bye Week Alternatives article with thoughts on players you might want to plug in for Week 4. They also have a Get 'em or Don't Sweat 'em article for those in need of some additions to your lineup.