Boy was that easy…. Rookie Goodfellas joins the league… uses up a #2 draft pick on a QB that is out for the year… whips up on defending Super Bowl champion, Fighting Irish 133-89 and wins Pimp of the Week for week one. Nice going, Goodfellas. On the other end of the spectrum KMLT only managed to post 47 points and win Ass Clown and be on the short end of Kappy’s Bitch Slap of the Week 111-47… 64 points. So goes fantasy football. Is it time for Goodfellas to sit back and get ready to be awarded the trophy for this year’s Super Bowl?
A close look at the top and bottom teams of week one reveals that there really isn’t that much difference, from a talent standpoint and the rolls could easily be reversed in week 2 or 3. Flacco is a good starter but is he good for 25 points a week? I doubt it. As much as I like Wes Welker, how many 100 yard touchdowns do you think he is going to have this year. The sleeper of the year on the Goodfellas team could be Steve Smith. It wasn’t that long ago that he was a #1 pick. Unfortunately he had Jake Delhomme throwing the ball to him.
On the other end, KMLT’s team is not a 47 point team? I’m not sure I would swap my team even up but there aren’t that many holes. Unfortunately the best kicker in the league goes down with a season ending injury (47 gets you to the top of the waiver wire, I think). There is no way that Roethlisberger posts 3 points a week. He and Flacco will most likely be posting similar numbers throughout the season. If I were KMLT and looking to trade, I’d most likely be wanting to shore up my receiving corp with one or two of those excess back-up running backs that are on the roster. Also, if you have Finley as your primary TE, he is your every week TE other than week 8, and you can go to the bone yard for one week.
Across the league, over 50% of the league scored 100 points. I have $5 that says that NEVER happens again this year. In the hard luck category, Damage Ink and West Coast Bitches both scored over 100 points and lost. In the “I’d rather be lucky than good” category, Big Easy comes out of the week with a win over Leather Helmets with only 86 points.
The first trade of the year has already occurred between The Huns (surprise) and The Blind Side Shorties and featured an injured WR for a WR that scored no points in week one. It’s easy to trade …. all of you…. Just post it and if the other team accepts it…. Voila… it’s done. There is no team that is the perfect roster to carry the owner to the Super Bowl. You can always troll the Internet hoping to scoop up free agents. How you doing, certainly showed us that you could be successful adjusting your roster that way but I still heavily support trading. And remember with trading…. It doesn’t have to be “fair”… it’s easier to give away more than you get. What it does have to include is a player you need, coming to you. Two better RB’s that you don’t need for one WR that you do need slants the trade, on paper, to your opponent but you are ultimately the winner.
That’s it for today. I’ll do my best to write a new article each week. We have the “canned” article provided by the website that mentions everyone’s name so I won’t worry about that as much as trying to keep the content varied. BTW… Balloon Knots… you need to start a kicker who does not have a broken leg.
Good luck this week