It was the best of picks. It’s been the worst of picks.
Last week in this space, we discussed the players who have earned your vote for mid-season fantasy MVP. It’s only fitting that we follow it up with the season’s biggest fantasy disappointments. Here we have the guys who were added to your rosters in August with so much promise, but the reality? Not so much.
It’s like buying a ticket to see The Avengers only to end up seeing The Avengers. So, friends, we open the Social (Fantasy) Network to you. Tell us who the biggest fantasy disappointment has been this season.
Similar to last week, there’s one name I expected to see more than the others. But there was one tweet that summed it up best.
@NFLfantasy Calvin Johnson. He's not playing bad I just had so much high expectations drafting him in the 1st round—
Mr. Young&Gettin' It (@Unstoppable_J) November 09, 2012
It’s not that Megatron has been bad. He just hasn’t been great. Certainly not great enough to justify where most of us drafted him. Speaking of names I expected to see on this list…
Danny (@DalVlVy_KilVl) November 09, 2012
brandon walker (@BrandonWalker79) November 09, 2012
Most fantasy owners knew that a Darren McFadden injury was inevitable. The bigger issue was his lack of production while he was on the field. It was like the Raiders were saving him for the playoffs — not realizing that they won’t make the playoffs if he’s not toting the rock more often.
But Run DMC isn’t alone. There are plenty of fantasy owners feeling the backfield blues this season.
Adam (@phxfantasy) November 09, 2012
#SocialFF Dez Bryant and Jamal Charles have sunk my battleship—
john brawn (@jbrawn83) November 09, 2012
I haven’t seen this level of frustration since Robbie Grant’s shocking upset in 1985. Unless I start talking about disappointing quarterbacks. Then the fantasy kettle boileth over.
Alan Chery (@Mr_A_Chery) November 09, 2012
JM (@jmartinez4283) November 09, 2012
Josh Fortner (@InkdUpkidd23) November 09, 2012
BIG Breaks! (@BreaksTweets1) November 09, 2012
You think you’re in pain? Imagine how Michael Vick feels.
Finally, our last word goes to Michael, who has come to a parenting crossroads.
Michael Rumsby (@MichaelRumsby) November 09, 2012
Think of this as a teachable moment, Michael. It’s good for kids to learn disappointment at a young age. Can’t have them growing up disillusioned, can we?
Is there someone we missed in this group? It’s pretty likely there is. Let us know about it in the comments section. As always, look out for next week’s #SocialFF question. Happy Week 10 everybody! Hopefully it won’t be a disappointment.
— Marcas Grant
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