In many ways, this was a fitting end to a highly-disappointing fantasy season. My dream team went into Monday night with an eight-point lead with Michael Turner and Lance Moore going up against Jimmy Graham and Roddy White. I felt a slight confidence, and by confidence, I mean I knew I was screwed.
Seriously, you don’t write a weekly column called “Monday Nightmare” without being the most snake-bit person on Monday night in the history of fantasy football. (I challenge anybody to try to take that title from me.)
Don’t rush out to check the box score, I’ll save that for you here. Turner was awful, while Moore’s hamstring injury flared up to take him out of the game. Especially painful if you consider that Moore looked fantastic getting past the Falcons defense very early for the Saints. Moore’s injury was just a small part of what doomed my team this week; Adrian Peterson also suffered his gruesome injury — a point that should not be overlooked in this keeper league.
As I pointed out last week, I’ve had my share of troubles with injuries this season. Probably more than any season I can recall. So why not have my last team alive also fall because of it?
But don’t let me have all the fun. I’m sure you have your own tales of dread to share. Let it out right here. Consider this one big fantasy therapy couch. Trust me, you’ll feel better once you talk about it.