We have arrived to the end of the fantasy football regular season for most of us. It is a bittersweet time when we reflect upon our past successes and failures. As with all seasons, I take this time to reflect upon the year that was. When you win your division and get into the Fantasy Football Final Four, all is glorious. All is also precarious, so follow along why don't you.
The Year That Was
This was the second year where I was not only my usual Fantasy Virgin but I was the commissioner again. Our league is still going and it is in its 11th year. Heck, some marriages begin then end and then begin and end a second time in 11 years. So I am appreciative of everyone in our league and their continued participation.
As with last year, I made the QB strong and awarded six points per TD instead of the usual three. Did everyone learn from last year when there were only five QBs taken in the first round of the draft? That would be NO! Still only five QBs were taken in the first round. When is my league going to learn?
So, I pull the stats at the end of the year and QBs in my QB-strong league take up the Top 13 slots in the yearly scoring. Yes, you did hear that right. The beauty of this scoring system is that there are 12 teams in the league and if 13 take up the top scoring spots, then everyone has an equal chance at competing. You just have to pick the right QB to be in the Top 13 my friends. It's a chess game within a chess game. And I tell everyone in the league every year and do they listen...NO!
For example, DeMarco Murray, LeSean McCoy, and Darren McFadden went in the first round of our draft. So sometimes it pays to stick with an offense that starts at the top my friends. In the league that I run, it is the QB because the NFL always begins and ends with the QB. So why should your league not begin and end with the QB?
As for my team, I lost the first game of the season. Then I rattled off eight wins in a row. Since then, it has been up-and-down but as of the end of the season and this writing, I am a proud owner of a 10-3-1 record and a #2 seed in our Fantasy Football Championships. How did I get there? The answer to that is found in the week that was.
The Week That Was
The week started off with a bang as Knowshon Moreno, acquired several weeks ago, was fantastic in his effort against The Oakland Raiders. But it came down to Monday Night as Wes Welker and Owen Daniels played for my side and Stevan Ridley and the uber talented and...