Monday Nightmare: Rice cooked my team

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Thank you for nothing, Ray Rice. Literally.

One of the realizations of playing in five leagues (a mistake I won’t repeat next year) is that I either have every player or I am going against every player in the league. In essence, every touchdown scored in fantasy is rendered meaningless because it either works for me or goes against me. Unless that player is Arian Foster, who I don’t have in a single league, yet was matched up against four times on Sunday. (And this might be a subliminal reason why I had Foster in my dislikes this week — on his most prolific week of the season.)

Rice is another. The guy I tabbed as the top fantasy running back for 2011 is on only one of my teams, but I was going against him in two other leagues — including one matchup against NFL Network’s Fran Charles. Now, I admit that I was somewhat greedy. I needed Rice to be OK but not amazing. Basically, if Rice did enough to outplay Josh Scobee, I would sweep (unless he was too good, then I was looking at a 2-1 split).

But outscoring Scobee was the one I really wanted, because that was my best team this year, Rank’s 11, in my Orange County Register League.

Well, I don’t have to say much more.

Alright, I will … I lost to a (expletive) kicker?

So let’s all vent here. There is nothing I can say that will help you, but I will let you know that it feels better to get it out. Consider this one great, big therapy couch, and the rest of us are here to help.

Let it out, you will feel better when you do.

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