One of the most infamous plays in recent fantasy history involved Eagles RB Brian Westbrook falling on the 1-yard line against the Cowboys during the fantasy playoffs. How dare Westbrook care about only winning, while ruining your fantasy team?
Something says that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson sitting down during the playoffs might rank right up there, too. And on a Monday night. The nerve.
At least QB Brett Favre wanted to play. How about showing that guile, Peterson? You should probably change your nickname, too. AD no longer stands for “all day,” it stands for absolutely depressing.
Well, for half of you at least. What we learned from the Westbrook fiasco a few years ago was that his fantasy stunner produced as many winners as losers.
And the same here with Peterson. There were more than a few people going against Peterson who were delighted that he decided to take the night off. Including my man, Adam S., who was not only going against Peterson, but he also attempted to pick up Toby Gerhart before his opponent could. You have to love that spirit. That is somebody who wants to win a fantasy championship.
Which is more than you can say about Peterson.
So which side of the Peterson incident did you fall on? Adam did go on to win, how about you? The comments section is your chance to gloat, or you can treat it like your therapy couch. For the latter, trust me, you will feel better once you let it all out.