Regular readers of this space know that Monday night was not going to be a good one for me. I had scored the second-most points in our NFL Network league and was looking pretty good until I noticed that Lindsay Soto was rolling out Matt Forte, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson. We know how this one was going to end, right?
Long-time readers of this space know that every Monday night game seems like Halloween to me. Although, I have to give some discredit to the Sunday night game for ruining my fantasy weeks, too including LeSean McCoy erasing my 29-point lead this week. But a funny thing happened to me this Monday — I actually won.
Thank you for nothing, Ray Rice. Literally.
Well that was terrible. Both the game and the ending of my fantasy week. Although it is hard to put this all on Brandon Marshall who had an impressive stat line against Darrelle Revis — 10 receptions for 109 yards. I mean, even desiring anything more than that production against Revis is asking a lot.
One of the bummers about playing in five leagues (three mandated by my employment) is that seemingly every touchdown scored on your typical Sunday and Monday either crushes you, or helps you. I feel like I have every player on every team on at least one of my squads.
One of the worst things that can happen to you in fantasy football is hope. That glimmer of hope that makes you believe that your team can pull off the impossible. And trailing my buddy Scotty J. by 51 points after his team (with Wes Welker and Beanie Wells) went nuts, I had resigned myself to the loss despite having LeGarrette Blount and Pierre Garcon going on Monday.
No matter what I do with Eli Manning, he is going to ruin my fantasy team. Start him like I did last week, and he kills me. Bench him in favor of Rex Grossman this week, and he kills me. Although the biggest failure is in my own hands for starting Grossman.
Of course Tom Brady was out to ruin my fantasy week. Some things never change.
That certainly was some championship performance, Michael Turner. Two points? Against a team that you normally dominate? Not championship material.
Posted: Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 | Adam Rank Tags: Monday Nightmare, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Braylon Edwards, Deion Branch, Monday nightmare, New England Patriots, Rex Ryan, Santonio Holmes, Tom Brady, Wes Welker
Some playoff dreams were dashed on Monday night. And no, not just the Jets. (Although in fairness to the Jets, they should make the playoffs. But coach Rex Ryan would just have a hard time getting those guys on plane to fly to New England in January.)
Think your immune to the Monday Nightmare? NFL.com managing editor Jim Loftus was in a heated battle with fantasy editor Michael Fabiano in a match that had the entire office talking. Here is Loftus’ account of what happened.