I’m fairly certain that someone somewhere has told you that life is full of disappointments.
You probably wanted to punch that person square in the face. Mostly because you were in the midst of swallowing the bitter pill you’d been handed. But also because they are correct. Sometimes life sucks. More often, fantasy football sucks.
Chances are you ran into that somewhere along the line in Week 1. You drafted your team with the best strategy, read all the practice reports and checked projections everywhere you could find them.
And then Maurice Jones-Drew scored 4.50 fantasy points. What’s a fantasy owner to do?
Well, for one, they can log into the Social (Fantasy) Network and vent about the players who most let them down in the opening week of the fantasy football season. Enough jibber-jabber, let the kvetching begin!
Chauncey Lindner (@BookGuyLindner) September 12, 2013
Yep. That was a pretty easy winner. As Trinidad James once said … don’t believe me? Just watch.
#SocialFantasy David Wilson -3 Boooo—
Malik Sahouri (@sahouriM) September 11, 2013
Johnny Granato (@birdmanjg) September 11, 2013
Michael Tran (@whomiketrann) September 11, 2013
Anton Aurenius (@russiaaa) September 11, 2013
And there were plenty more where those came from. But David Wilson wasn’t the only running back who laid an egg for fantasy owners this week. In fact, right behind the Wilson owners came those who fell prey to #Belitricks.
Nathan Dominitz (@NathanDominitz) September 11, 2013
Griff (@Griffkent24) September 11, 2013
Jake Nickelson (@jnickelson09) September 11, 2013
Overall, running backs earned a lot of the bad type of recognition from fantasy owners, including everyone’s favorite preseason sleeper.
Koby Pederson (@Kohbay) September 11, 2013
From under the radar to under the bus. How quickly things change.
Ivan Lopez (@16el2nv) September 11, 2013
Yeah, to use Foster’s own words, that was pretty anti-awesome.
Steve Nino Bondoc (@IAmNeenyo) September 11, 2013
1) You were counting on a defense?
2) You were counting on the Packers defense?
3) You were counting on the Packers defense against San Francisco? Did you not watch the playoffs? That one’s on you, dude.
Juan Quintero (@jmquint0324) September 11, 2013
Uh, okay. That one’s on us. Sorry, dude. See, what had happened was…
Dee (@DeeClassInfo) September 11, 2013
Nobody wants a Dez in the box!
The last word goes to Eduardo, whose lineup takes the cake for Week 1. Mmmmm, cake.
Eduardo Cervantes (@Rednecxican91) September 11, 2013
I’m not really sure what’s worse — having Peyton Manning or Jeff Tuel on your bench? You earned that loss, my friend.
Who else let you down in Week 1? If we didn’t get to it, hit us up in the comment section. Just get it all about before Sunday. Be on the lookout for next week’s #SocialFantasy question. In the meantime … happy Week 2 everybody!
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