Social (Fantasy) Network: Real genius

Once upon a time, the word “genius” was reserved for those who truly deserved it. It was only applied to titans of thought like Albert Einstein, innovators like Bill Walsh or however it is you define Nicolas Cage. But things started to go south when the Tom Tom Club wrote the nonsensical (yet still catchy) “Genius of Love”,  then Christopher Lloyd and Kathleen Turner starred in an awful movie that used the word in the title and it’s been pretty much downhill ever since.

So let’s restore the good name of genius and use it for appropriate things like having the foresight to avoid the freeway during rush hour, ordering dessert before dinner … or most importantly, selecting a receiver in the 15th round of your fantasy draft only to have him become your team’s leading scorer. Which brings us to this week’s Social (Fantasy) Network: Which mid- to late-round pick has you feeling like a genius this season?

When I floated this question out into the Twitterverse, there was one name that constantly echoed back at me.

Yes, The Man Who Slayed Shanahanigans ranks high on the list of the best value pick in most fantasy football drafts so far this season. But with so much hope and change taking hold in D.C., maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that one of Morris’ teammates also found his way onto this list.

That’s kinda like Punk’d in reverse. Did you get to kick down Ashton Kutcher’s door to laugh at him? That’s the only thing that could make this better. Alas, there has been late-round draft value found outside of Washington. For instance, there’s more in Green Bay than just frozen tundra.

That’s great for you, Colin. But what does Mr. Fantasy Irrelevant get? Is it better than a trip to Disneyland and a spot in the Newport Beach boat parade? Because that’s the height of swank.

Still, it seems that there was plenty of goodness to go around from the NFC North. The Black and Blue division — it’s not just for defense any more!

I believe Sheryl Crow once sang a song about a similar situation.

The final word this week comes from Neil, who I’m pretty sure is some type of sorcerer.

Josh Gordon? Really, Neil? Do you have an updated copy of Gray’s Sports Almanac? And if so, can you throw a few tips my way? I need to know how high to rank Matt Barkley and Geno Smith on my draft board next season.

As for last season’s draft, which draft picks have silenced the laughter coming from your league? Let us know in the comments section. And as always, keep your eye out for next week’s #SocialFF question. Happy Week 7 everybody!

– Marcas Grant
Follow Marcas on Twitter @MarcasG

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